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Arizona General Education Curriculum-S (AGEC-S) Certificate


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Required Courses


English Composition (2 courses): 6 Credits*


Humanities and Fine Arts (2 courses): 6 Credits


  • One course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities list

Biological & Physical Sciences (2 courses): 8 Credits


Mathematics (1 course): 3-5 Credits


Social & Behavioral Sciences (2 courses): 6 Credits


  • Two courses from two different prefixes in this category.

Other Requirements (2 courses): 6-8 Credits


  • MAT courses above 220 and/or Science courses from the Biological and Physical Sciences list.

Total AGEC-S General Education Credits Required: 35-41 Credits


AGEC Special Requirements


Students are required to take courses that meet each of the following:

  • Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (I) - at least one course beyond the First-Year Composition involving the development of competence in written discourse and involve the gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of evidence is required. Cultural Diversity highlighting ethnic, race, and/or gender awareness (C) - at least one course emphasizing ethnic/race/gender awareness is required. Please see the College catalog for courses which satisfy the (C) requirement.
  • Global Awareness (G) - at least one course emphasizing contemporary global/international awareness is required.

AGEC special requirements can be completed in one, two or three courses. Look for the AGEC special requirement code (I, C, and G) in the course lists below. To avoid exceeding the 35 - 39 credits required for the AGEC; the student should choose some courses that satisfy both the AGEC special requirements and the category requirements. For example, HUM 253   fulfills a category requirement of Humanities and Fine Arts and the three AGEC special requirements: Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (I), Cultural Diversity (C), and Global Awareness (G). See an advisor or counselor for help in selecting courses.

AGEC Special Requirement Legend


I Satisfies Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry Special Requirement
C Satisfies Cultural Diversity Special Requirement
G Satisfies Global Awareness Special Requirement

Note


* Students who completed one of the following courses will receive the equivalent of ZTR EC at Pima Community College.  This one course will fulfill the English Composition requirement for the AGEC with only 3 or 4 credits, and the total credits required for the AGEC will be a minimum of 32.

  • ENG 105 from ASU (3 credits)
  • ENG 105 from NAU (4 credits)
  • ENGL 109H from UA (3 credits)

AGEC-S Categorical Requirement: Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credits)


Complete one course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities list.

Art List:


Note


MUS 125  and MUS 127  together are equivalent to MUS 120A at the University of Arizona.
* Three credits are required in this category.To meet the three credit requirement with this course it would need to either be repeated or combined with other courses in this category.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses.
These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. FA refers to Fine Arts.

Humanities List:


Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements. The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. HU refers to Humanities.

AGEC-S Categorical Requirement: Biological and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)


Complete one combination of two courses with their labs. See your degree display for selection of the courses.

AGEC-S Categorical Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Complete two courses from two different prefixes in this category.

Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements. The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. HU refers to Humanities.

AGEC-S Categorical Requirement: Other Requirement Options (6-8 Credits)


Complete additional MAT courses above 220 and/or additional Science courses from the Biological and Physical Sciences list.

Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements. The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. BP refers to Biological and Physical Sciences.
NOTE: The University of Arizona Natural Science General Education courses (NATS or science courses numbered 170A, B or C) do NOT fulfill Biological and Physical Science requirements.

Note


* Students who completed one of the following courses will receive the equivalent of ZTR EC at Pima Community College.  This one course will fulfill the English Composition requirement for the AGEC with only 3 or 4 credits, and the total credits required for the AGEC will be a minimum of 32.

  • ENG 105 from ASU (3 credits)
  • ENG 105 from NAU (4 credits)
  • ENGL 109H from UA (3 credits)

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