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 their significant work toward that personal and academic goal.

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 Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111

NOTE: 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.

College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1

Transfer Electives: PSY 215 , PSY 216 , PHI 220 , SOC 215 , PSY 230

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3

Science General Electives: BIO 101 , BIO 102 , CHM 111 , CHM 112

Lab Science 3 3 4

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

Mathematics 3 0 3

Social Science Electives:  PSY 230 , SOC 215 , ECO 201 . ECO 202

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 3 17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.

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

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/Behavorial Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16


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