AS and AA degrees require a minimum of 34 credit of general education requirements as outlined below. The AA degree also requires successful completion of any language course at the 1020 level or higher as part of the 27 credits beyond general education (see Language (LN) for more details). Students must complete a minimum of 61 credits, including the general education requirements, to graduate with an AS or AA degree. Unless specified by program, individual courses can meet multiple degree requirements. In this circumstance, extra courses are required to meet the total number of credits required to graduate.
Note: Some academic programs may recommend different courses for the general education requirements than those listed below. General education recommendations are not requirements, but faculty have decided that such recommendations may aid the student in the future, especially when transferring. See academic programs listed alphabetically in the program descriptions section of this catalog.
Composition (EN) 2 courses
Note Students must complete two English writing courses (6 credits) to satisfy the Composition (EN) Core Skills general education requirement. Most students will complete ENGL 1010 and then either ENGL 2010 , ENGL 2100 , or HON 2211 . If a student has completed only ENGL 2010 , they may meet the Composition (EN) requirement by choosing a second writing class from one of the following: ENGL 1010 , ENGL 2100 , HON 2211 , or take the English CLEP exam (contact SLCC Testing Center).
Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 course
Note MATH 1030 , a broad survey of mathematics topics, is required for all General Studies students. Students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program requiring a different math course should select the appropriate SLCC program of study instead of General Studies. Usually MATH 1050 (prerequisite MATH 1010 ) is appropriate for students intending to major in physical, computational and biological sciences, engineering and other applied science fields; MATH 1040 (prerequisite MATH 0990 ) is appropriate for students intending to major in social and behavioral sciences, humanities and the health sciences; and MATH 1090 (prerequisite MATH 1010 ) is appropriate for students intending to major in Business.
American Institutions (AI) 1 or 2 courses
Select one of the following options
Complete one of the following courses
Or, complete both of the following courses
Note When both HIST 2700 and HIST 2710 are used to meet American Institutions requirement, individual courses will not meet the Humanities Distribution area requirement.
Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course
Communication (CM) 1 course
International & Global (IG) 1 course
Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)