IGETC - Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a program that provides students with the option of fulfilling all lower division general education requirements for transferring to the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems.
Students who intend to transfer must meet all current IGETC lower division general education transfer requirements including minimum GPA to achieve the Certificate of Achievement. Students may also request certification of the general education upon completion of this Certificate of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement will appear on student’s transcripts, but the certification is a separate request that must be filled out by a counselor and is the student’s responsibility to submit to their transfer institution. Students are firmly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended transfer university.
Although the certificate recognizes the completion of IGETC lower division general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU or UC system nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and colleges may require a different lower division preparation and/or a higher GPA than is necessary for this certificate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate effective communication, appropriate to the audience and purpose.
- Critically evaluate information to interpret ideas and solve problems.
- Utilize information from a variety of sources to make an informed decision and take action.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with people of diverse backgrounds and effectively function in group decision making.
|AREA 1: English Communication||6-9|
|UC: Select 2 courses - one course from each area (1A, 1B)|
|CSU: Select 3 courses - one course from each area (1A, 1B, 1C)|
|AREA 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning||3|
|Select one course|
|AREA 3: Arts and Humanities||9|
|Select one course from each area (3A, 3B), plus an additional course from either area|
|AREA 4: Social and Behavioral Science||9|
|Select three courses from a least two academic disciplines (CSU American Institutions may be completed in this area)|
|AREA 5: Physical and Biological Science||7-9|
|Select one course from each area (5A, 5B). Minimum one course with lab (5C)|
|AREA 6: Language Other Than English (UC requirement only)|
|Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language|
Please refer to the current IGETC pattern for specific courses in each area.