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
- HIS 121 - United States History to 1877 3 credits Additional Course Options: HIS 111 , HIS 122 , HIS 112 .
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits Additional Course Options: CHM 101 , CHM 111 , ENV 121 , PHY 101 , PHY 201 , BIO 141 (for health sciences majors)
- ECO 150 - Economic Essentials: Theory and Application 3 credits Additional Course Options: ECO 201 , GEO 200 , GEO 210 , PLS 135 , PLS 241 , PSY 200 , PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 211 , SOC 268 .
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 102 , ASL 101 , ASL 201 , CST 100 , CST 130 , CST 151 , FRE 101 , FRE 201 , MUS 121 , MUS 226 , PHI 101 , PHI 111 , PHI 220 , REL 100 , REL 230 , SPA 101 , SPA 201 .
- ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas 3 credits Additional Course Options: ENG 245 , ENG 246 , ENG 255 , ENG 258 , ENG 275 .
- ASL 102 - American Sign Language II 3 credits Additional Course Options: (choose 2) 6-8 credits ASL 202 , BIO 102 , BIO 142 , (for the health sciences majors), CHM 101 , CHM 112 , ECO 202 , ENV 121 , FRE 102 , FRE 202 , HLT 160 , MTH 162 , MTH 245 , MTH 261 , MTH 264 , PHY 101 , PHY 202 , SPA 102 , SPA 202 .
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 31-33
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 degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.