General Education

Program Description

The General Education Certificate is designed as an intermediate step on the student’s progress toward a two or four-year degree. This certificate is awarded as recognition of completion of a core of specified general education requirements in the associate degree program. The associate degree is the gateway for transfer to a senior institution through one of many articulation and guaranteed admission agreements currently available to MECC students. For more information on programs for transfer to four-year colleges, review MECC’s Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may qualify for college credit for verified on-the-job experiences.

Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC. In addition, students should contact the appropriate four-year institution to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to become teachers should check the requirements of Teacher Education programs at four-year institutions.

The college’s Transfer Counselor or faculty advisors are available to assist students in selecting courses for transfer.

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General Education Certificate (695)


Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3


151 or 163 Math for Liberal Arts I
or Pre-Calculus I
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
    Social Science Elective 3
BIO 1021 General Biology II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
    Humanities Elective2 3
MTH 152 or
Math for Liberal Arts II
or Pre-Calculus II
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 30

1Students may substitute CHM 111/112, or PHY 201/202. 2See approved list of humanities courses

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