PURPOSE: This certificate is awarded to students who complete one year of specific general education courses. Students cannot declare this certificate for their major.
CREDENTIALS: This certificate is designed to parallel the first year of general education at many transfer institutions.
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.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments from relevant perspectives to make sense of complex issues and/or reach well-reasoned conclusions.
- Demonstrate civic engagement through an understanding of the knowledge and values necessary to become an informed and contributing member of society.
- Communicate effectively by developing and conveying ideas appropriate to the given context and audience.
- Work effectively in teams and display situationally appropriate demeanor and behavior.
- Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information.
- Show knowledge of the scientific method, recognize empirical evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence.
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits Additional Course Options: MTH 161 , MTH 263
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- HIS 121 - United States History I 3 credits Additional Course Options: HIS 111 , HIS 101 , HIS 122 , HIS 112 , HIS 102
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits Additional Course Options: CHM 101 , CHM 111 , ENV 121 , PHY 101 , PHY 201
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits Additional Course Options: PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 211 , SOC 268
- REL 230 - Religions of the World 3 credits Additional Course Options: SOC 268 , GEO 210 , GEO 220 , PLS 135 , PLS 241
- ENG 241 - Survey of American Literature I 3 credits Additional Course Options: ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 251 , ENG 252
- BIO 102 - General Biology II 4 credits Additional Course Options: CHM 101 , CHM 112 , ENV 121 , PHY 101 , PHY 202
- HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II 3 credits Additional Course Options: HIS 112 , HIS 122 , PHI 101 , PHI 111 , PHI 220 , PSY 230 , REL 100 , FRE 101 , FRE 102 , SPA 101 , SPA 102
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 32
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete any ENG and MTH requirements first.
Students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related transfer degrees should take MTH 161 or higher to fulfill their math requirements. Students pursuing non-STEM majors (i.e. liberal arts, social sciences, communication, etc.) should take MTH 154. Please note that students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
STEM majors should take BIO 101 -BIO 102 or CHM 111 -CHM 112 .
Students should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.