Louisiana Transfer


Program Mission

The Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AALT) is a transfer program. It provides opportunities to acquire knowledge in a broad range of subjects, with an emphasis on the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. A degree will be awarded upon the completion of a 39 credit hours General Education block, which is the core of the Louisiana Transfer Degree, as well as an additional 21 credit hours block of related courses, for a total of 60 credit hours. The courses required for the general education block are listed below. The remaining 21 credit hours should be completed within the subject areas of social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, respectively. Students who have completed this degree (AALT) will be granted upper division (junior) status at a Louisiana four-year public university. In summary, the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree guarantees:

  • Admission to a Louisiana 4-year public university
  • Transfer of all 60 credit hours; Junior-level standing
  • Completion of General Education block requirements at any Louisiana public university
  • Equal opportunity to compete against ‘native’ students for admission to limited access programs.

The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree does not guarantee:

  • Admission to every university or degree program; A student must meet institutional or degree program admission requirements (e.g., GPA, specific course completions, etc.)
  • That the courses taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.
  • All students who might be considering an eventual transfer from one institution to another should develop, with an advisor’s assistance, a written degree plan of courses to take. It is the student’s responsibility to choose courses that will best prepare the student for a specific college and major, and to complete the baccalaureate in a timely manner.

Program Goals

  • To enable students to acquire the general education competencies and cultural relevance expected of an Associate of Arts graduate.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to concentrate in social sciences, humanities, or fine arts, thereby connecting core knowledge and skills to discipline-specific information
  • To offer coursework that will allow students to transfer with minimal or no loss of credit to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs offered by public senior institutions in the state

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer Degree will:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in in order to effectively participate in written and oral communication at a level consistent with four-year institutions
  • Display the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from various sources in order to manage communication and research tasks at a level consistent with four-year institutions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complexity, significance, and interdependence of science, culture, and the arts.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associates of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Used no more than one-third credit in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

General Education Requirements

(Total 39 credit hours)

  • English 6 Credits
  • Mathematics 6 Credits
  • Natural Science 9 Credits
  • Humanities 9 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits
  • Fine Arts 3 Credits

Other Requirements

(18 credit hours)

Choose electives from Fine Arts, Humanities, and the Social Sciences

(3 Credit hours) - Open Elective

Choose an elective from (Arts, Humanities, Social Science) or from SPCH, FREN, SPAN, MATH, BIOL, PHYS, PHSC, GEOG or CHEM.  

Curriculum Guide

Semester 1

Total: 15

Semester 2

Total: 15

Semester 3

Literature 3 Credits 

Science 3 Credits (Opposite Area)2

Humanities 3 Credits1

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits5

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits5

Total: 15

Semester 4

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits5

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits​5

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits​5

Fine Arts, Social Science or Humanities Elective 3 Credits​7

Open Elective 3 Credits​8

Total: 15

Associate of Arts Total Credits: 60

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses
Humanities General Education courses may be taken from HIST, 2XXX ENGL Literature (except ENGL 2045 and 2070) or CMCN (except for CMCN 1170, 1270 and 2145). If HIST is taken for both Humanities General Education requirements, it is recommended the HIST courses should be in sequence for best transferability.

2 Must have nine credits from the biological and physical sciences.  There must be a sequence in one; the remaining three credits will come from the other.  Many science lecture courses have an associated lab course, however the lab is optional at SLCC and not required for this degree.  
3 Must have six hours from the General Education courses in Social Sciences: PSYC, SOCI, POLI, GEOG, ECON or CJUS; one course must be at the sophomore level.
4 Select from Math 1110, 2010, 2020, 2040
5 Select courses from ARTS, MUSC and THEA - One course must be chosen from at least three areas amongst the required 3 Credit Fine Arts General Education course and 15 Fine Arts Elective credits: Appreciation, Basic Skills, History or Theory.
6 2XXX ENGL Literature (except ENGL 2045 and 2070)
7 Elective may be chosen from Fine Arts (ARTS, MUSC, THEA), Humanities (HIST, 2XXX ENGL Literature (except ENGL 2045 and 2070) or CMCN (except for CMCN 1170, 1270 and 2145)), or Social Science (PSYC, SOCI, POLI, GEOG, ECON or CJUS).

8 Elective is open and may be chosed from (Arts, Humanities, Social Science) or from SPCH, FREN, SPAN, MATH, BIOL, PHYS, PHSC, GEOG or CHEM.  If optional labs are taken for all three General Education science credits, these 3 (1 hour lab credits) may be counted together for the 3 credits of Open Elective.
25% (15 credits) must be completed at SLCC to qualify for AALT-Fine Arts Degree.

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