General Education Core Courses

All degree and diploma programs contain a substantial general education component that is at the collegiate level, ensures breadth of knowledge, and is appropriate to the purpose of the program in supporting workforce development. All associate degree and diploma programs include specified general education courses.

Associate Degrees

Associate degree programs require at least 15 credits of general education courses. All degree programs require at least one course from each of the following areas: Area I (Language Arts/Communication), Area II (Social/Behavioral Sciences, Area III (Natural Sciences/Mathematics), and Area IV (Humanities/Fine Arts). Some program curricula may require specific courses in an area. The College offers at least one course in each of the areas. Other courses may be considered for transfer credit.

The Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia have an articulation agreement that recognizes general education courses that will be accepted by University System of Georgia institutions.

Area I: Language Arts/Communication

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

ENGL 1102Literature and Composition

3

COMM 1109Human Communication

3

ENGL 1101: Required of all degree students

Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

ECON 2105Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Microeconomics

3

HIST 1111World History I

3

HIST 1112World History II

3

HIST 2111U.S. History I

3

HIST 2112U.S. History II

3

POLS 1101American Government

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Mathematics Courses (Mathematics course is required of all degree students)

MATH 1100Quantitative Skills & Reason

3

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

MATH 1112College Trigonometry

3

MATH 1113Precalculus

3

MATH 1127Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH 1131Calculus I

4

MATH 1132Calculus II

4

MATH 1133Calculus III

4

Natural Sciences Courses

BIOL 1111Biology I

3

BIOL 1111LBiology Lab I

1

BIOL 1112Biology II

3

BIOL 1112LBiology Lab II

1

BIOL 2107Biological Principles I

3

BIOL 2107LBiological Principles I Lab

1

CHEM 1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab

3

CHEM 1151LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 1152Survey of Organic Biochemistry

3

CHEM 1152LSurvey of Organic Biochemistry Lab

1

CHEM 1211Chemistry I

3

CHEM 1211LChemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 1212Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1212LChemistry Lab II

1

PHYS 1110Conceptual Physics

3

PHYS 1110LConceptual Physics Lab

1

PHYS 1111Introductory Physics I

3

PHYS 1111LIntroductory Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 1112Introductory Phyics II

3

PHYS 1112LIntroductory Physics Lab

1

Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

THEA 1101Theater Appreciation

3


Degree Core - Not General Education

ENGL 1105Technical Communications

3

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab

1

Degree level students must successfully demonstrate General Education competencies.

Diploma and Technical Certificate Programs

Diploma programs require a minimum of 6 credit hours in English and mathematics, with some programs requiring courses in Interpersonal Relations or Psychology.

Required Courses:

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development

2

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

ENGL 1012Fundamentals of English II

3

MATH 1011Business Math

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

MATH 1015Geometry and Trigonometry

3

MATH 1017Trigonometry

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3