General Education, Certificate

Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge, NOVA Online

This program provides a solid foundation in the VCCS and NOVA general education core competency areas. Essentially the first year of an associate of science degree, this certificate is awarded to students placed in A.A. and A.S. degree programs1 who complete the requirements listed.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher 3
3 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 17
2nd Semester
5CST Elective 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
6HIS Elective 3
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7 General Education Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 32
One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
2
3
Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher
MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
3
4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
SDV
100
1
Total 17
2nd Semester
Elective
5CST
3
ENG
112
3
Elective
6HIS
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
2
3
General Education Elective
7
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 32

1 Students who are placed in A.A.A. and A.A.S. programs may work with a counselor to be placed in this program under certain circumstances. See a counselor for more information.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

3 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. 

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 Oral communication elective may be chosen from CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

6 Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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