2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Certificate

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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:

  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.

Required Courses

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.




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