Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

General Education Certificate

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CIP Code: 24.0102
Length: 2 Semesters


The General Education Certificate is designed to provide student working for the AA&S transfer degree with an academic credential recognizing their completion of a specific course of study that leads to that degree. Students in other degree programs can also complete the general education certificate. The program provides a strong foundation in the core competency areas and provides students with an advantage in transferring to a four-year institution over others who have not completed a college program of study. Students completing the General Education Certificate are strongly encouraged to continue their studies and complete the associate degree prior to transferring.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

Program Requirements

This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet first year requirements for a variety of majors at most colleges and universities.

First Semester

First Semester Total Credits: 17

Second Semester

  • (3 Credits)
  • HIS - Approved Transfer History (3 Credits) 2
  • Approved Transfer Lab Science (4 Credits) 3
  • Approved Transfer Humanities (3 Credits) 4
  • Approved Transfer Social Science (3 Credits) 5

Second Semester Total Credits: 16

Total Minimum Credits: 33

In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

1 MTH 154  or higher. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select appropriate math courses.
2 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121 HIS 122 , HIS 111 HIS 112 , HIS 101  and HIS 102 .
3 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: BIO 101  and BIO 102 , CHM 101 CHM 102 CHM 111 , and CHM 112 , PHY 201  and PHY 202 , GOL 105 GOL 106 GOL 111  and GOL 112 .
4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement:ART 100 ART 101 , and ART 102 , HUM, MUS, PHI, REL.
5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ECO 201 , HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC.

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