Earn an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts associate degree program provides a flexible curriculum in multiple disciplines. The Liberal Arts program is designed for students to gain a variety of general education knowledge with focused concentrations such as Communications, English, History, Mathematics, Open Transfer, or Natural Science.

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Enroll in an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts Designed For You

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Liberal Arts is designed by expert faculty with a vision to nurture students to communicate, reason, and thrive in diverse workplaces and educational environments.

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Multiple concentrations allow students to pursue a Liberal Arts degree with a specific focus.

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Take a variety of general studies course work to explore your personal interests.

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Continue their education after earning a certificate or associate degree.

    • As per Blue Ridge CTC Annual Graduate Report, 54% of graduates opted for university transfer, and 34% of graduates got placed after completing their associate degrees.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts?

With an associate degree in Liberal Arts, students gain specific knowledge with effective communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Students receive experiential learning relevant to diverse programs or careers. The degree lets students:

    • Exhibit the academic and social skills necessary for a successful transition to other university programs or the workforce.
    • Apply ethical principles in both written and oral communication.
    • Assess the historical and political issues and articulate the importance of their roles as informed and participatory citizens.
    • Cultivate an understanding of the complex cultural texture of today’s world.

Prepare for the Future With the Liberal Arts Associate Degree

Do you have a creative mind and curiosity to learn? Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Liberal Arts offers a comprehensive intellectual grounding.

Throughout the associate degree program in Liberal Arts, students become lifelong learners to keep pace with today’s global economy. They learn, analyse, and comprehend the complex cultural texture of today’s world. Students graduating with a Liberal Arts degree demonstrate that they have the knowledge, competency, and experience necessary to thrive in content-related careers.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Liberal Arts has an industry-specific curriculum that allows students to learn multiple academic disciplines.

The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts supports students with a comprehensive curriculum that introduces them to scientific and quantitative reasoning, social and cultural awareness, effective communication, and much more. The curriculum allow students to:

    • Experience career-specific coursework in six different concentrations designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of Liberal Arts majors.
    • Learn Communication studies, English, History, Mathematics, Natural Science, and much more.
    • Apply ethical principles in both written and oral communication.
    • Assess the historical and political issues that have shaped our culturally diverse country.

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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs 
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities 
    • Student Loans 
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about an associate degree in Liberal Arts? We can help!

A liberal arts education is typically broad-based and exposes students to multiple disciplines such as Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. This broad knowledge of the wider concentrations will prepare you to deal with complexity, diversity, and change in any profession.

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Liberal Arts develops a strong sense of social responsibility and transferable intellectual and practical skills, such as communication, analytical, and problem-solving abilities. It helps demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills in actual professions or workplaces.

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Liberal Arts involves effective communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and social and cultural awareness. The program offers career-specific coursework in six different concentrations, designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of Liberal Arts majors.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.

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Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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