Associate in Transfer Partnership Degree (ATP)
Purpose of the Degree
The Maricopa County Community College District Associate in Transfer Partnership (ATP) degree is designed to meet the needs of the Maricopa Community College students transferring to public and private colleges and universities. This degree is developed specifically for students who have an identified major and have selected the baccalaureate degree-granting institution to which they intend to transfer.
The Associate in Transfer Partnership degree is an articulated academic program of study established among the student, the accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institution selected by the student, and the primary Maricopa Community College the student attends. The program of study will "parallel" the student's four-year degree as designated by the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. That is, the courses and number of credit hours in the degree will consist of the Freshman and Sophomore lower division course degree requirements of the major as jointly planned and agreed on with the community college and the accredited institution to which the student plans to transfer.
The ATP degree requires a core of general education credits in the following general education categories: First-Year Composition (6 credits); Mathematics (3 credits); Natural Sciences (4 credits); and Humanities and Fine Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences or related area general education requirements (6 credits). Also included in the ATP degree are the general education and major requirements to meet the lower division requirements of the major at the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The ATP degree must consist of at least a minimum of 60 credit hours. The ATP degrees are accessible on the following web site: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/curric/atp.php
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Exemption From Arizona University Admission Requirements
The Associate in Transfer Partnership degree provides for exemption from Arizona university admission requirements for students who complete the degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum 2.0 on a 4.0=A scale for Arizona residents and a minimum 2.5 on a 4.0=A scale for non-residents.
The ATP degree does not assure admission to the specific program at the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Students participating in the ATP degree will be treated as "native" students by the upper division institution in terms of course evaluation and course changes.
Advising is a critical element of the transfer partnership degree, and students must work closely with a community college academic advisor prior to entering into a transfer partnership agreement. Once a transfer partnership agreement has been initiated by the student, approved and signed off by a community college academic advisor and university authorized official, the student is responsible for periodic meetings with the community college advisor and, if/when determined necessary, with the appropriate baccalaureate degree-granting institution academic advisor. Upon completion of 36 hours, the student must receive formal advising at a Maricopa Community College before the remainder of their classes can be scheduled.
MCCCD General Education Core: 19 credits
Approved Lower Division Transfer Courses: Variable
(Major dependent with maximum to be determined by receiving baccalaureate degree granting institution)
Associate in Transfer Partnership
Degree Total Hours: 60 credits minimum
The Associate in Transfer Partnership (ATP) Degrees may not be available at all the MCCCD colleges.Associate in Transfer Partnership degrees are available in the following areas. Other ATP degrees may be added later depending on curricular needs: ATP information may be accessed via the following website: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/curric/atp.php
Computer Information Systems
Early Childhood Teacher Education (offered at GCC)
Elementary Education (offered at GCC)
Exercise and Wellness (offered at GCC)
K-12 Classroom Instructional Support
Kinesiology (offered at GCC)
Psychology (offered at GCC)
Recreation (various emphasis)
Social Work (offered at GCC)