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General Education Competencies

All associate degree programs at the College contain a basic core of general education courses that require a minimum of fifteen semester hours. Each associate degree program contains a minimum of one course in English, one course in communication and at least one three semester hour course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts; social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics.   The general education core courses prepare students for life-long learning in pursuit of professional and personal development. These courses provide the foundation for students to increase their ability to express themselves effectively in oral and written communications and to apply logical, creative and analytical thinking to a range of learning experiences.  Core general education competencies for all associate degree graduates are outlined below.   See Courses.