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At a Glance

The Transfer Studies Certificate is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. The flexible program combines core general education requirements and elective credit to create a certificate program that can be built upon at a four-year college or university. Students should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the major department at the institution to which transfer is being considered and consult with the Carroll Community College Transfer Advisor in planning an appropriate program of study. The Transfer Advisor can also provide additional information regarding the transfer requirements of institutions within the University of Maryland System.

Credit Count


Program Length

One year, or two 15-17 credit terms

About the Certificate

The Transfer Studies Certificate provides a framework for students to complete General Education courses of their choosing – along with foundational courses in English Composition and Literature – to earn sophomore standing in preparation for transfer to an associate or baccalaureate degree program. Students may focus their continued study in any number of fields.

The certificate will prepare students for a wide variety of jobs that require skills employers seek out most: analytic, communication, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, and technical. Coursework will provide a broad background of knowledge, skills, and abilities and prepare students to tackle new tasks and seek continued advancement.

Why choose Carroll’s Transfer Studies Certificate Program:

  • Develop or enhance key workplace and classroom competencies.
  • Enjoy personalized attention in small courses with active, hands-on learning.
  • Experience substantial savings by completing a year of study at Carroll before transferring to a two- or four-year institution.

Advisory Board

Carroll’s Transfer Studies Certificate curriculum is developed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of business leaders and industry experts, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements.



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The Transfer Studies Certificate is best suited for students who intend to continue their studies at a two- or four-year institution. Students should work closely with their advisor to select courses required by the transfer institution.


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