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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 Elective303
MTHMathematics (MTH 154 or 161)1303
HIS 121U.S. History I303
BIO 101General Biology I**334
TOTAL16317
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking***303
HIS 122U.S. History II303
PSY 200Principles of Psychology303
BIO 102General Biology II**334
TOTAL15316

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

1 Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.
*Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: ART 101-102; MUS 121-122; REL 230.
**Lab Sciences may also include: CHM 111-112, GOL 105·106, PHY 201-202 or 241-242.
***A second Humanities elective may be used as a substitute for CST 100 if CST 100 is not a part of your perspective AA&S degree program.

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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
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Program Advisor
Lisa Henley
276.964.7329
Russell Hall Room 230