2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Certificate for A.A. and A.S. Degree Students

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This 41-hour certificate enables students to complete all courses required for the general education core for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. After earning the certificate, a student can earn an A.A. or A.S. degree by completing an additional 19 SCH in the intended university major. The student can transfer all credits to a Tennessee public university to complete the baccalaureate degree.

Summary of Required Hours:

Communication Requirements: 9 Credits of Written and Oral Communication:

Written Communication: 6 Credits Required

Oral Communication: 3 Credits Required (choose one)

Humanities or Fine Arts: 9 Credits, with at least one course in Literature

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 6 Credits

History: 6 Credits

Natural Sciences: 8 Credits of Laboratory Science

Mathematics: 3 Credits


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Courses in this certificate must be selected from courses approved for the NSCC general education core. These courses are found here .


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