2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
  
    Jan 16, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook

General Studies, AS


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PURPOSE: This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments from relevant perspectives to make sense of complex issues and/or reach well-reasoned conclusions.
  2. Demonstrate civic engagement through an understanding of the knowledge and values necessary to become an informed and contributing member of society.
  3. Communicate effectively by developing and conveying ideas appropriate to the given context and audience.
  4. Work effectively in teams and display situationally appropriate demeanor and behavior.
  5. Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information.
  6. Show knowledge of the scientific method, recognize empirical evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

 

Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Choose 1 from Electives listed previously, or 1 of the following: 3 Credits


See Note 3

Choose 1 from Electives listed previously, or 1 of the following: 3 Credits


See Note 3

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60


NOTES:

1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who completed 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA 102  or FRE 102 . Please check with your faculty advisor if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French.

3Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at their intended four-year transfer institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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