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.

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 Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1

Humanities 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 

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3

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

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: 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 

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 Science 3 0 3
Elective4 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16


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