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General Education – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A10300

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development.

Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and are better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements

I. General Education Core (18 SHC)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
A. English Composition (6 SHC)
Required: ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Required: ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
B. Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)
Required: HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
C.Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)
Required: PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
D. Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 SHC)
Required: MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Required: CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3

II. Other Required Hours (46 SHC)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Required: ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1

Other required hours include 45 hours in general education and professional courses approved in the college’s programs of study. MAT 110 is an elective for Associate Degree Nursing students.

A maximum of 7 SHC in health, physical education, college orientation, and/or study skills may be included. Selected topics or seminar courses may be included in a program of study up to a maximum of 3 semester hours credit.