Uniform Certificate of General Studies


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 requirements in the associate degree program. The associate degree is the gateway for transfer to a senior institution through one of the many articulation and guaranteed admission agreements currently available to MECC students. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.


Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Civic Engagement: Demonstrate the knowledge and civic values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
  • Critical Thinking: Locate, evaluate, interpret, and combine information to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions.
  • Professional Readiness: Demonstrate skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuit of further education.
  • Quantitative Literacy: Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings.
  • Scientific Literacy: Recognize and know how to use the scientific method, and to evaluate empirical information.
  • Written Communication: Express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the requirements for admission established by the college. Students should have English and Mathematics skills assessed. Depending on specific circumstances, students may need to complete developmental coursework as they begin this course of study. 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, as well as to determine the transferability of electives.

The college’s Transfer Counselor or faculty advisors are available to assist students in selecting courses for transfer.
For Further Information, Contact: