General Education

Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education

Required Courses:

Dept. No. Title Units

General Education (GE) CSU-GE Breadth – 39


Advisors: J. DeSantis

The CSU campuses require 60 transferable units. The remaining coursework is upper division and must be completed at the campus granting the Bachelor’s degree. Once you have earned the CSU General Education Certificate of Achievement at CMC you may transfer into the CSU system with junior status and be eligible for priority registration. Check with the intended CSU campus representative, website, or a CMC counselor regarding acceptance of course work taken immediately before CSU admission. General Education Certification is not automatic and must be requested by the student when final transcripts are to be sent to the transfer institution. During your last semester at CMC, see a counselor regarding CSU general education certification. Go to the ASSIST Website: to view transfer agreements. The Golden 4 courses: Speech, English, Math, and Critical Thinking should be completed as soon as possible with grades of “C” or better. See page 50-51 for the CSU General Education pattern.

Certificate of Achievement in IGETC General Education

Dept. No. Title Units

General Education (GE) IGETC Breadth – 43


Advisors: J. DeSantis

Completion of all the requirements in the Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit you to transfer from Copper Mountain College to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division, general education courses to satisfy campus general education requirements.

The course requirements for all areas must be completed before IGETC can be certified prior to transfer. After final grades are posted, you must request (it is not automatic) IGETC Certification at the time you request final transcripts to be sent to your chosen transfer campuses. All courses must be completed with grades of “C” or better. For more information, see a counselor.

General Information and Program Student Learning Outcomes

General Education Requirements & Certification

Students may complete their lower division general education or breadth requirements while at Copper Mountain College. CMC has articulation agreements with the California State University (CSU) system campuses and the University of California (UC) system that allow students to be certified for these requirements. To select the pattern that is most appropriate for you, consult your counselor.

Admission to Independent California or Out-of-State Colleges Students planning to transfer to independent or out-of-state colleges are urged to meet with a counselor as early as possible to discuss their plans and admission requirements for individual colleges. Some colleges require a certain number of completed units or completion of an associate degree before considering students as eligible for transfer, while others accept students at any time. Admission requirements are outlined in the respective college catalogs. Catalogs are available for use in the Copper Mountain College Transfer Center. Independent colleges encourage students to make an appointment with their Office of Admissions in order to discuss transfer opportunities on an individual basis.

Transferable Courses Course descriptions in this catalog carry a designation code of their acceptance for transfer at the California State University (CSU) and at the University of California (UC). This acceptance can change annually, and may be for equivalent course credit or only for elective credit. Check for complete and up-to-date information regarding CSU/UC transferability & major preparation requirements. Verification by the college of a student’s completion of lower division General Education/Breadth requirements for the California State University or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern must be requested by the student at the time transcripts are requested to be sent to the university.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

1. Organize thoughts and ideas effectively and express them clearly and correctly in citing or speaking. (Institutional SLOs: Communication)

2. Read, analyze, discuss, and evaluate written work and sources. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking and Information Competency)

3. Express and manipulate quantitative information in verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic form. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking and Information Competency)

4. Interpret natural phenomena through the application of scientific principles. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)

5. Evaluate the ways people act and acted in response to their societies and social subgroups. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Personal Development)

6. Cultivate an appreciation of cultural differences and artistic expressions. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)