All degree and diploma programs contain a substantial general education component that is at the collegiate level, ensures breadth of knowledge, and is appropriate to the purpose of the program in supporting workforce development. All associate degree and diploma programs include specified general education courses.
Associate degree programs require at least 15 credits of general education courses. All degree programs require at least one course from each of the following areas: Area I (Language Arts/Communication), Area II (Social/Behavioral Sciences, Area III (Natural Sciences/Mathematics), and Area IV (Humanities/Fine Arts). Some program curricula may require specific courses in an area. The College offers at least one course in each of the areas. Other courses may be considered for transfer credit.
The Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia have an articulation agreement that recognizes general education courses that will be accepted by University System of Georgia institutions.
Area I: Language Arts/Communication — 12 Hours
ENGL 1101: Required of all degree students
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences — 27 Hours
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics — 30 Hours
Natural Sciences Courses — 40 Hours
Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts — 24 Hours
Degree General Education Electives — 15 Hours
Degree level students must successfully demonstrate General Education competencies.