Program Description

Students pursuing degrees in Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Pre-Pharmacy, Radiography, Cardiopulmonary Science Concentrations or Surgical Technology can obtain general education credit for these programs at Mountain Empire community college and then transfer these credits to other colleges in the region that offer degrees in these programs. The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs of study at MECC are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science Degree.

When you enroll at MECC in the College Transfer program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor. You are urged to acquaint yourself with the most current requirements of the major department at the college or university you plan to transfer to following your study at MECC. It is important that you work closely with your MECC faculty advisor or transfer counselor in planning your program.

Program Requirements

Requirements at the following colleges/universities are subject to change annually. Please make sure you have the most current information.  The following programs have a selective admission process and are highly competitive. These MECC general education courses transfer into the following programs either as prerequisites to the program or as required courses within the program. Please note that MECC does not offer program courses for these degrees. Students can obtain the following general education courses and then transfer to the college or university offering his/her program. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor of the transfer counselor as soon as possible to make sure you are enrolled in appropriate course. Please check with your advisor regarding the scheduling of classes, as some courses are offered during certain semesters only.

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Radiography Concentration Transfer to ETSU


Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition  I 3
HIS 121 United States History I 3
MTH 1631 Pre-Calculus 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 122 United States History II 3
MTH 1572 Elementary Statistics 3
BIO 2054 General Microbiology 4

101 or


General Chemistry I or

College Chemistry I

ENG   Literature 3

100 or


Principles of Public Speaking or Oral Communication 3
    Fine Arts Elective3 3
    Humanities Elective 3
MTH 271 Applied Calculus 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective3 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 59

1MTH 163 requires MTE 1-9 competency on the math placement test.2MTH 157 requires MTE 1-5 competency on the math placement test. 3Electives- * Social/Behavior Science Elective (3 Hours) – Choose one of the following: PLS 211 or SOC 200. * Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 Hours) – choose one of the following: Literature (ENG 241,242, 243, 244, 251, or 252); Music (MUS 121); ART (ART 100, 101, or 102); Humanities/Fine Arts Electives must be content based and not skilled based. * The remaining credit hours can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any transfer elective course. A science course is recommended. 4Traditionally, BIO 205 is taught during the Summer Session. For Admission and Program criteria, visit:

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