Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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STEP Courses (Statewide Transfer Equivalent Program)

If you dream of earning a bachelor’s degree, but the cost of a four-year institution is out of reach, STEP onto the Ridge! The Student Transfer Education Program (STEP) program gives local students the opportunity to complete core courses while living at home and paying the community college tuition rate.

Complete your core general education courses close to home, then transfer to any state institution of higher education. You may transfer up to 32 credits in the areas of English composition, communications and literature, mathematics, natural science, and social science as liberal arts credits.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College works closely with other West Virginia schools to ensure that credits are transferable. These schools include, but are not limited to: Shepherd University, Marshall University, and West Virginia University.

Courses listed below appear on the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission/West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education’s Core Coursework Transfer Agreement 2012-2013. This agreement assures that students who transfer from one state college or university to another will receive credit for liberal arts courses at the receiving institutions. For the complete agreement, click here.


English Composition Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Written English I 3
ENGL 102 Written English II 3
ENGL 110 Technical Writing and Communication 3

Fine Arts Appreciation

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ART 103 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
MUSIC 111 Introduction to Music 3

Communication and Literature Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 202 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENGL 204 Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL 208 Survey of World Literature 3

Mathematics Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 101 Introduction to Mathematics 3
MATH 105 Algebra 3
MATH 108 Pre-Calculus 4
MATH 114 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 154 Finite Mathematics 3

Natural Science Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
CAHS 101/101L General Biological Science I and Lab 3/1
CAHS 102/102L General Biological Science II and Lab 3/1
CAHS 103/103L General Physical Science and Lab 3/1
CAHS 104/104L General Physical Science II and Lab 3/1
CAHS 120/121 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab 3/1
CAHS 122/123 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab 3/1
CAHS 125/125L Introduction to College Chemistry and Lab 3/1
CAHS 127 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I 4
CAHS 128 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II 4

Social Science Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 101 World History to 1500 3
HIST 102 World History Since 1500 3
HIST 210 West Virginia and Appalachian History 3
PSCI 100 Introduction to Political Ideology 3
PSCI 101 American Federal Government 3
PSCI 102 State and Local Government 3
PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 203 General Sociology 3
ECON 123 Contemporary Economics 3
ECON 205 Principles of Macroeconomics 3