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General Education

Certificate (C)


This program provides students with a coherent set of university parallel courses corresponding to the first year of study at a four-year college or university. It is intended for students who plan to transfer into a baccalaureate program after completing the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the community college.  The program addresses many of the general education requirements at senior institutions and is most appropriate for individuals who anticipate majoring in fields in the humanities, sciences, and mathematics.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111  College Composition I 3  
HIS 121  United States History I 3 HIS 101, HIS 111
MTH 158 College Algebra or MTH 163  Precalculus I 3 MTH 170, MTH 173
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 3.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 112  College Composition II 3  
HIS 122  United States History II 3 HIS 102, HIS 112
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 2.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 3.
Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective 3 See Notes 1 and 2.
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 32  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirements can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY and SOC.
  2. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceputual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101,BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, PHY 242.
  4. Students should consult their faculty advisors or transfer college for advice regarding the selection of the most appropriate electives.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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