2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 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 TBR 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/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 demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.

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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