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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education (695) Certificate

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Purpose: Thomas Nelson Community College is offering this certificate program to all students who have completed a prescribed number of core courses in general education for an associate degree. In part, this certificate is intended to remind students that they are well on their way to earning an associate degree, and to encourage them to continue their progress.

Students enter the General Education Certificate program by meeting the usual general admission requirements established by the College. After entering, students must next take any developmental coursework required by their placement tests. Finally, to earn the Certificate, students must complete 33 credit hours of approved college-level courses with a grade point average of at least 2.0.

Educational or Occupational Objectives: As the objective of this Certificate is to document the completion of a core of general education courses, this Certificate does not lead to a specific job or career. However, it helps affirm to potential employers that a student has a solid, valuable foundation in the skills of basic math as well as in spoken and written English.

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

Fall I

Semester Total Credits 17

Spring I

  • Social Science (3 credits) 1,2,3
  • Social Science (3 credits) 1,2,3
  • Natural Science (4 credits) 1,2
  • Humanities or Fine Arts (3 credits) 1,2
  • Humanities or Fine Arts (3 credits) 1,2

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 33

1Recommended courses to meet general education requirements are listed under General Program Information .
2In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.
3Requirements for credits in social sciences must be selected from courses having the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC.

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