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General Education Certificate

Certificate Programs

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: 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.

General Education CURRICULUM:

Degree Requirements Credits
Student Development SDV 100 1
English ENG 111 3
Math Any MTH 151 or higher 3
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language 6
Social Sciences Any course from ECO1, PLS, PSY2, or SOC3 AND any course from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, SOC3 6
History Any HIS course 3
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement 8
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Total Minimum Credits   33

Suggested Scheduling


Course Credits
SDV 100 1
ENG 111 3
History 3
Humanities 3
Lab Science (I) 4
Total Credits 17


Course Credits
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
Humanities 3
Social Science 3
Social Science 4
Total Credits 16

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.

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