The Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education - Breadth and the Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) are designed for students who intend to complete university general education requirements prior to transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus.
General education (GE) is a set of courses from a variety of different subject areas that every student must complete in order to earn a degree, regardless of major. The goal is to provide a well-rounded or "liberal" education and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that together help make up an educated person. The completion of GE prior to transfer is not required for admission to most universities. However, it is usually in the students' best interest to complete an appropriate transfer GE pattern at the community college. This is because GE requirements that are not fulfilled prior to transfer must be completed later at the university, which often extends the time and expense of a university education.
Certificate of Achievement: CSU General Education - Breadth
The student will select courses that fulfill the CSU GE certification pattern detailed on page 93 of this catalog. CSU GE is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private / independent or out of state universities. CSU GE is not accepted by the UC system.
Total units = 39-40
Certificate of Achievement: Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC)
The student will select courses that fulfill the IGETC certification pattern detailed on page 84 of this catalog. IGETC is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private / independent or out of state universities.
Total units = 37-40