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Arts and Sciences (AA / AS)

Department of Arts and Sciences


The Arts and Sciences are at the core of instruction at Colorado Northwestern. Every degree program begins with a foundation in the Arts and Sciences. Students graduating from CNCC have a remarkably solid base on which to continue their education because of the foundation they acquired in the variety of Arts and Sciences courses offered at CNCC. Additionally, students seeking pre-Health degrees will find first class preparation for our Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs. Between our world-class faculty and facilities, CNCC is on par with the best of community colleges in the nation. Students will thrive because of CNCC’s small class sizes, innovative instructional technology, and the opportunity to experience the unique environment of Northwest Colorado.

CNCC is a leader in the Open-Educational Resources (OER) movement both in Colorado and the nation. A student in Arts and Sciences at CNCC will save thousands of dollars because nearly all our courses use OER (FREE) textbooks. This gives our students the freedom to use their textbooks online, offline, and no matter where they are. Our programs are available on our two beautiful campuses, online, or in hy-flex formats to fit the students’ needs.

Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees provide an inexpensive way to complete half of your bachelor’s degree requirements. With 60+60, guaranteed transfer courses, and transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities, CNCC will prepare you for success in continuing your education.

AA and AS Programs and Plans of Study

 Associate of Arts (AA) Associate of Science (AS)
AA - Anthropology AS - Agriculture Business
AA - Business AS - Animal Science
AA - Criminal Justice AS - Biology
AA - Economics AS - Environmental Studies
AA - Elementary Teacher Education AS - Equine Science
AA - Early Childhood Education AS - Geology
AA - English AS - Mathematics
AA - Environmental Studies AS - Paleontology
AA - French AS - Pre PharmD
AA - History AS - Pre-Medicine
AA - Philosophy AS - Pre-Physical Therapy
AA - Psychology (BA) AS - Psychology (BS)
AA - Spanish AS - Pre-Engineering transfer


Contact Information

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Dean of the Craig Campus
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Phone: (970) 824-1149

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Dean of the Rangely Campus
Meghan Davis
Phone: (970) 675-3340

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.