Articulation Agreements

Optimal Venue to Begin One’s Postsecondary Education

Student starting at a community college may be driven by financial reasons, seeking to explore career opportunities, flexible schedules, career interests, or addressing how best to deal with low high school grades, i.e. However, in today’s competitive job market, many of us are deciding at some point to continue our education beyond a two-year program. Checking out the available articulation agreements with four year institutions before investing a great deal of time in courses is a prudent step to take early in one’s college career if you know you will eventually need or want a four year degree. Continuing beyond a two-year education requires transferring to a four-year or senior institution.

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements (partnership) between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree in general. From one sense, articulation agreements attempt to simplify the college transition assuming it leads to continued enrollment in a 4yr institution’s program. For example, a university may agree to accept a particular community college Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program for transfer, or a university may agree to accept particular non-transferable courses.

The radiography program currently has an articulation agreement with the Medical Imaging Program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences to maximize students’ transfer of credit from ECC toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging (Online Management Option).

Second year ECC Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) students may enroll concurrently as a “non-degree student” in up to six credits per semester at Cabarrus College. Permission will be required from program officials at both ECC and Cabarrus College. Enrollment will be on a space available basis. To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • minimum ACT (18 composite) or SAT (430 Reading; 380 Math)

ECC AAS graduates who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter Cabarrus College’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Program:

  • cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • either current active registry or registry eligible status with the AART
  • two professional references, one from current supervisor or imaging faculty member

The Cabarrus College -Edgecombe Community College Articulation Guide

Cabarrus College Graduation Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging-Online Management Option

Articulation Transfer Credit
And Medical Imaging Required Courses
Semester Credit Hours
Edgecombe Community College

Block Credit for Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiography which includes:

  • General Education Courses (15 credit
    hours, including 3 credit hours each in
    the Humanities, Social Sciences, and
  • Major RAD courses

Recommended course selection to facilitate future success at Cabarrus College include:

  • ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry (3)
  • ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting (3) or COM 231 Public Speaking (3)
  • MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra (4)
  • PSY 150 General Psychology (3)
  • 3 semester credit hours Humanities/Fine Arts
Cabarrus College General Education courses:

  • BIO 311 Cross-Sectional Anatomy or BIO 440 Pathophysiology (3)
  • ENG 302 Professional Research & Reporting (3)
  • MAT 201 Introductory Statistics (3)
  • 300-400 Level Humanities Elective (3)

Upper division Non-Major Electives (15)




Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Required Courses at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences 30
Total Credit Hours to earn Bachelor of Science Degree 120