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Gainful Employment Disclosure for General Education Certificate

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.  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: In addition to the general requirements for admission to the College, all entering students will 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.


Program RequirementsCredits

Student DevelopmentSDV 1001

EnglishENG 1113

MathAny MTH 151 or higher3

HumanitiesART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language6

Social Sciences Any course from ECO1, PLS, PSY2, or SOC3AND any course from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, SOC6

History Any HIS course3

Lab SciencesAny two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement

Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 1263

Total Minimum Credits33

Suggested Scheduling

First Year


SDV 1001

ENG 1113




Lab Science (I)4

Total Credits17


CST 100, 110, or 126 3

Humanities 3

Social Science 3

Social Science 3

Lab Science (II)4

Total Credits16

1 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.
2 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.
3 SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200.