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7/27/2021 4:37:20 PM

General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential Requirements

Curriculum AAC.CRD.CRD (U224G)

(Total Program Credits: 37-41)

The General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) is a credential that signifies a student’s completion of the general education package of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). It is for students interested in transferring to an Illinois four-year college or university for their bachelor’s degree. This allows a student to transfer their courses as a complete package rather than individually. The GECC is aligned to the Associate of Arts degree and is comprised of courses approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Individual IAI courses are accepted at most major colleges and universities throughout the state.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential, the graduate will be able to:

    transfer their entire package of required General Education credits to an Illinois four-year college or university.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • GECC Credential DOES NOT lead to a workforce certificate nor industry-recognized credential.
  • Students who intend to pursue the Associate in Arts Degree, after completing the GECC Credential, refer to the NOTE at the end of this program.

The following GECC Credential requirements, effective summer 1998, meets the Illinois Community College Board’s recommended model, which includes the IAI General Education Core curriculum.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-14

Note: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-13

Note: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Note: Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits

General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) requirements by discipline:

To see the courses for each IAI GECC section, click on the links below:

Course NumberTitleCredits

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

  • While few baccalaureate institutions require a foreign or second language in their campus-wide general education requirements, competency through two, three, or four college semesters (or the high school equivalent) in a single foreign/second language is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree at some universities, for all bachelor’s degrees in some colleges (such as Colleges of Liberal Arts), and for some bachelor’s degree majors.
  • Community college students who intend to transfer should complete the foreign language courses required by their intended transfer institution, college within a university, and /or major, prior to transferring.

Notes:

  • Students must earn a passing letter grade in each course used to fulfill requirements. Passing scores (based on national norms) on appropriate AP and CLEP exams may be used to fulfill requirements for students who earn an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. For other transfer students, receiving institutions will follow established credit policies.
  • Students who intend to pursue the Associate in Arts Degree (AAD.AA.AA), after completing the GECC Credential, should select electives from the AA Degree Requirements and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) for graduation, if planning to transfer within Illinois.

Dean: Kevin Li, Ext. 3508