To Apply

A maximum of 64 credits can be awarded for an AAS degree upon receipt of the final transcript. ​View the academic plan of study and program prerequisites. Please be aware that if you have not been enrolled for 12 consecutive months after the semester last attended at UNC Charlotte, you will need to apply for readmission to the University.  Please see the Undergraduate Student Readmission Information page for additional information.


Students transferring with an AAS degree must have satisfactorily completed the following subjects in their two-year program:

  • English Composition, Technical Writing and/or Public Speaking (6 semester hours)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3-6)
  • Differential and Integral Calculus (6)
  • General Physics (with lab) (4)
  • Additional Physics or Chemistry (with lab) or Geology (for CIET) (4)
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (3)
  • Technical Courses in Major Area as listed under Discipline Specific Prerequisites below (up to 38 hours)


  • DC Circuits and DC Circuits Laboratory
  • AC Circuits and AC Circuits Laboratory
  • Circuit Simulation
  • Digital Circuits and Digital Circuits Laboratory
  • Electronic Devices and Electronic Devices Laboratory
  • Power Systems and Machines
  • Microprocessors
  • Instrumentation or Programmable Logic Controllers and associated laboratory
  • C Programming

Requirements for Newly Admitted Students

  • You will receive an email that contains orientation details.
  • The Distance Education Orientation is completely online and must be completed before classes start.  
  • Distance Education students are not subject to immunization requirements and do not need to attend the on-campus orientation called “SOAR”.
  • You must take and pass MATH 1121 when it is offered in the first summer term. Failure to pass MATH 1121 will prohibit progression in the program.