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General Education Certificate

Purpose: The Certificate in General Education prepares first time job seekers with the basic competencies which can help them be more competitive in the job market and more valuable in the workplace. For those individuals who wish to continue their education, the general education certificate provides foundational courses that allow students to progress toward the associate degree or to transfer to a senior institution.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the general admissions requirements of the college, entry requires satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalents as a minimum: 4 units of English; 2 units of college preparatory mathematics; 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of history. Students with deficiencies will require developmental studies.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture Hours Lab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
SDV 100College Success Skills101
ENG 111College Composition I303
HUM*Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
MTH 151Math for Liberal Arts I OR303
MTH 163Precalculus I
HIS 121U.S. History I303
BIO 101**General Biology I334
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking303
HIS 122U.S. History II303
PSY 200Principles of Psychology303
BIO 102**General Biology II334

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in General Education ... 33

*Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: PHI 101-102; ENG 241-242-243-244-278-279; MUS 121-122; SPA 101-102; FRE 101-102-201-202; REL 100-200-210-230
**Lab Sciences may also Include: CHM 111-112, GOL 105·106, PHY 201-202 or 241-242.

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General Studies/Transfer Path

Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 695-01
Program Length: 1 year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 33
Distance Learning Option Available
– Gainful Employment Data
– Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisor
Lisa Henley
Russell Hall Room 230