Wytheville Community College

Transfer Programs
General Education Certificate
Two semester (one year) program

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 they significant work toward that personal and academic goal.

Admission Requirements: 

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into 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.

Program Requirements: 

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 WCC Catalog 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 two years.

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Elective2 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective3 Mathematics 3 0 3
Elective4 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 3 17
Second Semester
Elective5 Communication 3 0 3
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Elective2 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective4 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Elective4 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 33

1Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.
2Courses may be chosen from the Science General Electives.
3Students may choose MTH 151 or any higher numbered mathematics course.  Courses may be chosen from the Math General Electives.    
4Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.


Students planning to complete AA&S degrees should consult the WCC Catalog or their academic advisor to choose electives that are appropriate to their curriculum.



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