General Education Requirements

Students pursuing Associate degrees satisfy General Education requirements by taking specified courses as well as courses which introduce the student to majors.

General Education courses, completed at the freshman and sophomore levels of college, teach students a broad base of knowledge, develop higher order thinking skills and are considered essential for effective participation of a citizen in the community. While providing these necessary common understandings, skills, and competencies, General Education also serves as a foundation for further studies. Therefore, a course of study should include appropriate academic subjects and supplementary activities to provide the student not only with a vocation, but with a better understanding of himself/herself and a higher regard for others. One important and specific way to realize this philosophy is to guarantee teaching of the highest caliber.