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

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Associate in Science (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 two required writing intensive courses (G suffix on course number). One of the General Education courses must be writing intensive. A second writing intensive course may be a General Education course, or a course in the major.

2. Quantitative Literacy (QL) - 3-4 credits

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

3. 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.

4. Arts and Humanities (AH) - 3 credits

One AH designated course

5. Social Science - 6 credits

One Societies and Institutions Over Time (SIT) designated course. 

One Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB) designated course.

6. Science (SCI) - 3/4 credits

One SCI designated course

7. Diversity and Global Awareness (D)

One Diversity and Global Awareness (D) designated course.

The Electives section of this catalog lists the 100- and 200-level electives which are applicable to the A.A. and A.S. degrees, unless otherwise specified in program requirements. Since the A.A and A.S. degrees are intended for transfer, any courses not in that section are not applicable to the A.A. and A.S. degrees.

All degree programs other than those listed above for A.A. and A.S. degrees lead to the A.A.S. Degree.