Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022

General Education Certificate


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Degree: General Education Certificate

Length: Two semester (one year) program

Purpose: The General Education Certificate is to recognize the accomplishment of a significant cohort of courses required for those pursuing the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in General Studies. The intent is for those who are enrolled in dual credit programs with the school divisions in our service region we partner with to be recognized for the accomplishment of a significant step toward acquiring this AA&S degree. It also allows the college to award recognition to those students who start at a community college with the expressed intent to matriculate to a senior baccalaureate degree awarding institution of higher education. They often do so prior to completion of the full two-year program and this certificate validates their significant work toward that personal and academic goal.

Program Requirements: Completion of the General Education Certificate program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.  Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with their academic advisor and/or Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives.  Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions  section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in one year.

First Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 17


Second Semester


  • Elective Communication 3 credits 5
  • Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credits 1
  • Elective Lab Science 4 credits 2
  • Elective Social Science 3 credits 4
  • Elective Social Science 3 credits 4

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16


Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate: 33


1Humanities Electives:  ART 101 , CST 151 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , HUM 100 , HUM 260 , MUS 121 , PHI 101 , PHI 220 , REL 200 , REL 210 , REL 230  

²Science General Electives: BIO 101 , BIO 102 , CHM 111 , CHM 112 , CHM 260 , PHY 201 , PHY 202 , PHY 241 , PHY 242  

3Students may choose MTH 154   or any higher numbered mathematics course. Courses may be chosen from the Math General Electives  

4Social Science Electives: ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 200 , GEO 210 , HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 , PLS 211 , PLS 212 , PSY 200 , PSY 215 , PSY 216 PSY 230 , PSY 235 , SOC 200 , SOC 215 , SOC 250  

5Three credits of transfer communication are required and can be chosen from ENG 112  or CST 110 .

 

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