Oct 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

General Studies

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The Certificate of General Studies is a one-year certificate which:

Provides recognition of the completion of a body of knowledge in general education;

Serves as an intermediate step toward an Associate of Arts Degree; and/or recognizes as a “completer” a student who has successfully completed a significant number of courses in general education but does not intend to complete an Associate of Arts Degree;

Establishes a measurable means of documenting student mastery of many of the competencies identified in the SCANS report (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, 1991).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills across disciplines

  • Apply life skills in areas such as teamwork, interpersonal relationships, ethics, and study habits

  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats

  • Use technology appropriate for learning

  • Discuss issues of a diverse global society

  • Demonstrate math and/or statistical skills

Degree Plan: 31 Credits

Grand Total: 31 Credits

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