2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education, Certificate

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Purpose: First-time job seekers who come to their employers with basic writing, analytical reasoning, and computing skills find they can be more competitive in the job market and more valuable in the workplace.

Occupational Objectives: Counter and retail clerks, administrative support, social and human service assistants, and customer service positions, as well as a variety of other fields, allow individuals to apply their entry-level knowledge and skills while exploring the world of work and relevant career opportunities as well as identifying more specific career and educational goals. For those employees who wish to pursue 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: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

General Education Curriculum:

Program Requirements


Social Sciences

  • Any course from ECO1, PLS, PSY2, or SOC3 AND any course from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, SOC


  • Any HIS course

Lab Sciences

  • Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, or PHY

Total Minimum Credits: 33

1 ECO 120  and ECO 201 -ECO 202  contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120  cannot receive credit for either ECO 201  or ECO 202 . Students who take either ECO 201  or ECO 202  cannot receive credit for ECO 120 .
2 Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230 .

Suggested Scheduling:

Total Credits: 17

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

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