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Tom Murphy
Director, Information Technologies
Tech (Building 9), room 230B
919-536-7200, ext. 8157

Transfer Questions
Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer

Information Technology

University Transfer Options

Students have two paths to a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions. In addition, Durham Tech has several university partnerships (bilateral agreements) that allow a student who completes the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree to transfer to specific colleges or universities.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Western Governors University (WGU)

Durham Tech has partnered with Western Governors University (WGU) to develop bilateral agreements, for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs. For Durham Tech students who complete one of Durham Tech's five Information Technology AAS degrees, Associate in Arts (AA), or Associate in Science (AS) degree, only one additional year of online courses at WGU is needed to complete one of WGU's seven Information Technology Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.

Suggested university transfer options for Durham Tech Information Technologies AAS programs:

•    Software Development AAS to Computer Science, Software Development, Data Analytics
•    Web Development AAS to Software Development, Data Analytics, Information Technology
•    Network Security AAS to Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
•    IT Cloud & Systems Administration AAS to Cloud Computing, Network Operations and Security
•    IT Service and Support AAS to Information Technology

View the WGU Transfer Pathway Agreements (pdf) for the complete list of pathways and transferability. 

East Carolina University (ECU)

Durham Tech has partnered with Eastern Carolina University (ECU) in the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Transfer Program. Students who have been awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree with a minimum of a cumulative 2.5 GPA from the list below, may apply for transfer to the BSIT program with a concentration in Information & Computer Technology. 

Information Technology AAS degrees, best suited for transfer:

The Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Note: Students who wish to pursue a degree in Computer Science should choose the Computer Science Course Selection Guide.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the 2014 Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below.

  • NC Central University (NCCU): BS in Information Technology, Information, Communication, and Technology Concentration
  • UNC-Charlotte (UNCC): BA in Computer Science, Information Technology Concentration
  • Eastern Carolina University (ECU): BS in Information and Computer Technology
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNCG): BS in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Concentration 

Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Information Technology Course Selection Guide (pdf)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (34 SHC)

UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the DisciplinesENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
One course selected from ART 111, ART 114, ART115, COM 120, COM 231, DRA 111, MUS 110, MUS 112COM 231COM 120AnyCOM 231
One course selected from PHI 215 or PHI 240PHI 240AnyAnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241,242ENG 231AnyAnyAny
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
One history course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132HIS 112AnyHIS 111Any
One course from ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210ECO 251AnyECO 251ECO 251
One additional course from above listAnyAnyPSY 150ECO 252
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171MAT 171MAT 171MAT 171MAT 171
Natural Science (4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/AAnyAnyPHY 151Any
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
Foreign Language (3 SHC): Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. 
FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. 
FL 112FL 112FL 112FL 112

At ECU, students must complete 2 semesters of a new language or three semesters of one begun in high school.

Additional Mathematics/Science Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 172, or MAT 263. MAT 263MAT 263MAT 172MAT 263

MAT 172 is required as a prerequisite to PHY 151, which is required for ECU.

Additional Natural Science Course(4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A. AnyAnyPHY 152Any
One Additional Course
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
One additional course MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

Students should consult with their advisor. The listings here vary, based on the requirements of the selected university and the student’s intended major.

College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (4-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182, 211– to meet FL prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUUNCCECUUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.ACC 120
BUS 137
CSC 134
HEA 110
PED 110
CSC 151
CSC 249
CSC 252
BUS 115
CIS 110
HEA 110
ACC 120
ACC 121
CIS 110

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

Durham Tech has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a Durham Tech university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities. 

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