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General Studies

The General Studies certificate provides an integrated option for students who seek an introduction to a variety of academic disciplines but are unable to gain immediate degree-seeking admission into their desired four-year college or university. This certificate is ideal for students who plan to transfer before completing a degree program at ATC.

Courses in this certificate prepare students for the Associate in Arts degree or Associate in Science degree at ATC; however, students who plan to seek a degree from ATC and then transfer are encouraged to enroll first into the General Studies Certificate program.

General Education................... 31 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 12 credits ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following
ENG 102 English Composition II - 3 credits
SPC 205 Public Speaking - 3 credits

Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list

Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credits Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 7 credits MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
MAT 110 College Algebra - 3 credits


BIO 101 Biological Science I - 4 credits
BIO 102 Biological Science II - 4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits
CHM 110 College Chemistry I - 4 credits
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology - 4 credits (With approval from the Department Chair)

General Education Elective 6 credits Select courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Total Semester-Hour Credits: 31 Credits All courses taken toward this certificate MUST be selected from the list of college transfer courses on Course Listings. Other courses that are on an approved articulation agreement may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All courses that apply to the Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degrees may be applied to the General Studies Certificate.

Interdisciplinary Studies

ATC offers several courses in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS). A student may take these courses as Humanities/Fine Arts choices in all of ATC’s Associate’s degree programs and the General Studies Certificate. A student may use IDS courses as electives in many of the college’s programs. A student should consult his/her program coordinator or advisor about specific program electives. A student who wishes to transfer IDS courses should consult the institution to which he/she plans to transfer.

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