Northeastern Junior College

Arts and Humanities, History and Social Sciences, English and Communication

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Arts and Humanities, English and Communication, History and Social Sciences, Helping Professions

Northeastern's Liberal Arts offers academic programs designed to transfer to four-year colleges and to prepare students for rewarding careers. Our signature strength is the ability to provide outstanding academic opportunities with a personal touch. Every NJC student is assigned an academic advisor. Class sizes--including introductory courses--are small when compared to those at larger universities. Think of us as a liberal arts and sciences college without the big tuition!

Programs of Study

Degree Emphasis
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Example Classes
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Who will my advisor be?
Anthropology Example Class List Jeff Schiel
Art Example Class List Dave Wagner
Communication Example Class List Diane Reuszer
Criminal Justice Example Class List  Dante Pennington
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Edu. 3+1
Example Class List
Example Class List
Donna Brady-Lawler
Elementary Education Example Class List Scott Thompson
Emergency Medical Services Example Class List Tracy Yahn
English Example Class List Kent Ross
Fire Science Technologies Example Class List Tracy Yahn
Firefighter Certifications Example Class List Tracy yahn
First Responder Example Class List Tracy Yahn
Government/Political Science Example Class List Jeff Schiel
History Example Class List Scott Thompson
Journalism/Advertising Example Class List Diane Reuszer
Pre-Law Example Class List Scott Thompson
Liberal Arts Example Class List | Example Class List Pam Berns
Music Example Class List Celeste Delgado-Pelton
Philosophy Example Class List Scott Thompson
Psychology Example Class List | Example Class List Scott Thompson
Secondary Education Example Class List Scott Thompson
Sociology Example Class List Jeff Schiel
Theater Example Class List Nathan Robinson

Degree Descriptions

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) and Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)
The AA and the AS degrees are traditional 2-year degrees specifically designed to transfer to 4-year institutions for the purpose of completing a BA or a BS. They are often referred to as university parallel degrees. The general education requirements are what actually permit the degrees to be called Associates or Arts or Science. The difference between the AS and AA is minimal, with the AA permitting math courses and a science course that are not recognized under the AS degree. Read Colorado's Statewide Transfer Policy here.

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.)
The AGS degree is, at times, articulated to transfer to certain 4-year institutions and programs. There is more room for flexibility in this degree. Generally, if a student decides to transfer to a 4-year school to pursue a BA or BS after earning the AGS, they may be short some of the general education requirements.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science degree is rarely pursued by a student who intends to transfer to a 4-year school. It is primarily a degree that prepares a student to go directly into the workforce. It is typically a specific technical career that the student who seeks the AAS is seeking. Again, the general education requirements are less rigid with the AAS degree.

Certificates are 1-year technical programs that require no general education courses. Auto Tech, Agri-business, and Cosmetology are Certificate programs. English, math, science, etc. are not required to complete a certificate, although some students choose to take preparatory classes that might help them succeed in the program.

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