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A transfer degree from Davidson-Davie can help jumpstart your bachelor’s degree. You’ll earn your foundational credits at an affordable rate and in an environment that will better prepare you for going further in your educational journey. Whether your future studies include the arts/humanities or sciences, our transfer degree options will prepare you for earning a four-year degree.

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Programs of Study

Aquarium Science Technology

The Aquarium Science Technology curriculum prepares students for employment in public aquaria, zoological parks or other settings requiring aquatic animal care, breeding, education/conservation, and health of exotic animals in public and commercial settings. Course work emphasizes anatomy, physiology, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and healthcare management of aquatic species as well as habitat design, construction, and maintenance.  Students will gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the on-campus teaching aquarium.  Students will be encouraged to explore different aspects of the aquatic animal care field through the program’s unique experiences and will be given the opportunity to reach level 1 Life Support System Certification through Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO).

Associate in Arts Degree Program

This program provides students with the opportunity to take the first two years of a four-year Bachelor’s degree program. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) program is included in the articulation agreement between North Carolina’s community college and its four-year colleges and universities as well as many independent four-year institutions.

Associate in Science Degree Program

This program provides students with the opportunity to take the first two years of a four-year program. The Associate in Science (A.S.) program is included in the articulation agreement between North Carolina’s community colleges and its four-year colleges and universities as well as many independent four-year institutions.

Zoo Science Technology

The Zoological Science Technology curriculum prepares students for employment in zoological parks, aquaria, nature science centers, or other settings requiring animal care, breeding, education, and conservation of exotic animals in a public setting.  Coursework emphasizes animal behavior, animal enrichment, taxonomy, nutrition, principles of operant conditioning, public speaking and conservation. Students will gain practical knowledge and hands on experience with daily animal care and maintenance, habitat construction, diet preparation, and educating the public.  Students will be encouraged to explore different aspects of the zoo animal care field through the program’s unique experiences.

Jill Simpson, Zoo and Aquarium Science Instructor, jbsimpso@davidsonccc.edu

Examples of Transfer Schools

Appalachian State
East Carolina
NC A&T
NC State
UNC-Charlotte
UNC-Greensboro
Western Carolina
Winston-Salem State
Catawba
Guilford
Salem

Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College.