Programs of Study

GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 40

Programs of Study Critical Thinking and Information Competency (CTIC):



Students will recognize the need for information to

solve problems and make decisions. Student will

identify, organize, analyze, and evaluate the credibility

of relevant sources and use information in an ethical

manner.

Community and Global Consciousness and Responsibility

(CGCR):



Students will demonstrate an understanding of the

interconnectedness of global, national, and local

concerns, analyzing cultural, political, social, and

environmental issues from multiple perspectives.

Communication and Expression (CE):



Students will communicate effectively and express

themselves creatively. Students will interpret

thoughtfully and logically, engaging actively in

dialogue and discussion.

Quantitative and Technological Competence (QTC):



Students will solve problems by selecting and applying

quantitative methods to construct arguments with the

use of numerical and statistical support. Students will

utilize technology appropriate to their chosen field of

study.

A minimum of 63 credits with no more than 2 credits of

physical education activity courses counted toward the

degree.

2)

At least 30 credits in your main vocational area.

3)

Two semesters of Communications (English 101 or

105 plus one other from this group).

4)

At least 12 credits in the categories of Social Science,

Humanities and Science/Mathematics with a minimum of one

course from each category.

5)

Related Studies—to complete fulfillment of total credit

requirements.

6)

ORI 100 College Experience

Although the Associate of Applied Science degree is designed

primarily for employment preparation, many of the courses in these

degree programs can transfer to four-year colleges. Consult with your

faculty advisor or the transfer coordinator if interested in transfer

information.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS:

1)

A minimum of 63 credits with no more than 2 credits

of physical education activity courses.

2)

Note that some basic skills courses and credits

associated with these in English and mathematics are

considered below college level and will not count toward

the degree; however, it may be necessary for you to take

them in order to prepare for the college level work.

3)

Included in the 63 credits shall be:

a) Communications—English 101 and 102

b) 1 course in College level Mathematics

c) 2 courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)

d) 2 courses in Humanities and Fine arts (from two

disciplines excluding studio and performance

classes)

e) 2 courses in Natural Sciences including one with a

laboratory experience (from two disciplines)

4)

ORI 100 College Experience

All electives are to be transfer courses and should be selected to

assist the student in matching courses to the requirements of the

transfer university. Although not a requirement, transfer students

may wish to consider completing Physical Education courses as part

of the Associate of Arts degree, as these courses are normally

required as part of baccalaureate programs.

The Associate of Applied Business includes the following

minimum general education and credit requirements:

1)

ORI 100 College Experience – 1 credit.

2)

Communications — 3 credits including ENG 101 or ENG

105.

2)

Mathematics — 3 credits minimum.

3)

Social Science or Humanities — 3 credits minimum.

4)

Accounting – 8 credits minimum including ACC 150/151

or ACC 201/202.

5)

Business – 18 credits minimum including BUS 101, BUS

203 and CIT 161.

6)

A minimum total of 61 credits, excluding any physical

education activity course credits.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements are the same for an Associate of Arts degree

with the additional requirement that a minimum of 28 credits

must be obtained in the Science/Math category.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

If a student’s primary purpose for attending college is to

prepare for employment upon their graduation, they pursue an

Associate of Applied Science degree. This degree has a minimum

of general education courses and a maximum of specialized

occupational courses. Total requirements for these degrees may be

found in the following pages under individual programs of study.

Listed below are the minimum requirements that apply to all

Associate of Applied Science degrees:

1)

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS:

An Associate of Applied Business will be awarded upon

completion of a prescribed career business program. See specific

programs and meet with your faculty advisor for specific requirements.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY:

An Associate of Applied Technology is awarded to students who

complete a prescribed program in technology.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon the satisfactory

completion of a prescribed technical program. Total credits required

may vary with a minimum of 31 credits.

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE:

The Occupational Certificate will be awarded to students in

training programs of a minimum of 16 credits and a maximum of 30

credits.

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

1)

Cumulative grade point average must be 2.0 or above.

2)

For an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts, 63 credits

are required. Two of these credits may be in physical

education activity courses. For an Associate of Applied

Science, Applied Business, or Applied Technology, 61

credits are required, none of which may be in physical

education activity courses.

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