General Education Core Curriculum Requirements: A.A.S. Degree

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

1. Communication - 9 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits


ENGL151LEnglish II

3 credits


ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits


ENGL151TEnglish II

3 credits


CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

In addition:

Writing Intensive (WI). Communication skills in writing are further reinforced and assessed in one required writing intensive course (G suffix on course number). A program course to be taken in a writing intensive section. A general education course may be taken if no program course is possible.

2. Quantitative Literacy (QL) or Science (SCI) - 3/4 credits

One QL designated course or substitution acceptable to the mathematics department, or one SCI designated course.

3. Knowledge of Arts and Cultures - 9 credits

Three courses in at least two of the fields below. Science or Quantitative Literacy substituted for the third course in certain programs:

  • Arts & Humanities (AH)
  • Social Science, one Societies and Institutions Over Time (SIT) designated course.
  • Social Science, one Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB) designated course.

4. Undesignated free elective (open to student choice) - 3 credits.

5. Computer Literacy (C)

Incorporated in all programs in a manner acceptable to the computer/information science department. Any CISC course or verification of computer literacy outcomes imbedded in courses in certain programs.

6. Diversity and Global Awareness (D)

One Diversity and Global Awareness (D) designated course.