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General Academic Information


Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts (AA):  The Associate of Arts degree is a two-year degree designed to enable a student to transfer earned academic credits to a four-year degree-awarding institution/university to complete a Baccalaureate (Bachelors) degree in Arts and Humanities. Students following these programs will have taken the university-parallel requirements in general education and most of the freshman and sophomore courses in their major

Associate of Science (AS): The Associate of Science degree is a two-year degree designed for students in Physical, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, intending to transfer their earned academic credits to four-year degree-awarding institutions/universities to complete their Baccalaureate (Bachelors) degrees. Students wishing to transfer their credits need to follow the university transfer curriculum guide for their transfer institution

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AA-T): The Associate of Arts degree in Teaching is designed to enable students planning to pursue Baccalaureate (Bachelor) of Education degree programs, that lead to initial American/Nigerian Teacher Certification.  Students following these programs will have taken the university-parallel requirements in general education and most of the freshman and sophomore courses in their major

Students should plan their courses of study carefully with an adviser, to be sure that the courses they take at NAAC match the first two years of their intended major upon transferring to a four-year Institution/University. 

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of Applied Art (AAA): The Associate of Applied Science and the Associate of Applied Art (AAA) degrees are intended to prepare students who intend to seek employment in identified occupational (technical and vocational) areas or to upgrade the skills of persons already employed. There will be 15 (fifteen) hours of general education courses which introduce skills needed and desired by employers and employees. The remaining hours include course work to develop skills in the vocational and related areas.

If a decision is made to pursue a baccalaureate degree after completing the AAS or AAA, the general education courses may be acceptable for credit transfer purposes. Some of the vocational course works may also be transferable. However, some courses in vocational programs are so specialized that many colleges and universities do not offer equivalent training and they may not grant transfer credits. Students in this degree program will most likely be required to take additional freshman and sophomore general studies courses. Faculty advisors and the academic counselor maintain lists of courses which may be accepted by the universities.

Nubian American Advanced College also offers an AAS degree in Nursing (the Associate Degree in Nursing program) for Students who intend to become Registered Nurses (RNs) immediately upon graduation. 

Certificates Offered by the College

The College also offers both Semester credit hour and noncredit hour programs, leading to certificates in career fields not requiring a degree for employment. Certificate programs vary in length from fewer than 6 months up to one Academic Session. 

Certificate of Proficiency

NAAC offers, in selected occupational areas, certificate programs that are intended to improve students’ existing skills or provide competencies for entry-level employment.

Certificates of Proficiency are awarded after specific levels of competency are attained by students. 

Certificates are awarded after successful completion of a series of specific courses.


Certificate of Completion

NAAC offers, in selected academic areas, a Certificate of Completion that is intended to define entry-level competencies attained by students. The certificate is awarded after successful completion of a series of specific courses. This certificate is clearly identified in the catalog.

A Certificate of Completion is not college graduation eligible. 

In addition, Nubian American Advanced College offers a Certificate program in Vocational Nursing for Students who wish to become Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), but who do not desire a degree.