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GENERAL EDUCATION INFORMATION|
-General Education Transcript Notations
-General Education Course Codes
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
-Requirements Completed at other Institutions
- AA, AS, and AAT Degree Requirements
- AAS Degree Requirements
GENERAL EDUCATION APPROVED COURSE LIST
The mission of Harford Community College's General Education program is to foster the students' development of the core competencies, attitudes, and values necessary to pursue lifelong learning. This foundation is integrated into all the degree programs and academic support areas at Harford Community College. Upon completion of the General Education core requirements, students will possess the skills to acquire and apply knowledge across broad areas of study. In addition, they will be able to demonstrate the skills basic to acquiring knowledge in the behavioral/social sciences, English composition, arts/humanities, mathematics, biological/physical sciences, and interdisciplinary and emerging issues.
Upon completion of the general education core requirements, students will be able to:
Courses meeting HCC General Education requirements are automatically noted on the Harford Community College student transcript. The notation, "General Education Program Met" is automatically placed on associate degree graduates' transcripts. Students who have completed the General Education program requirements but have not graduated can request this notation be placed on their transcript by completing a General Education Program Completion Form in the Registration and Records Office.
The following codes are used to identify courses that satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Only courses identified by the General Education course codes will satisfy the General Education requirements.
The College recognizes General Education discipline requirements completed at other institutions as equivalent to comparable General Education discipline requirements at HCC. Courses that fulfill English, arts/ humanities, mathematics, science (including laboratory science), behavioral and social science, and interdisciplinary and emerging issues core requirements at the sending institution may be used to satisfy General Education requirements at Harford, the receiving institution, so that there is no loss of credit in transfer.
In this catalog, see the Maryland Higher Education Commission Student Transfer Policies for the procedure to complete general education requirements at other institutions after enrolling at Harford Community College.
All students must meet specific General Education requirements within their Associate degree programs. To be eligible for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree, the Associate of Science (AS) degree, or the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of college-level work. Of the 60 credits, 28-36 credits must fulfill the College's General Education core requirements. The approved General Education courses appear on the following pages. The distribution of the 28-36 General Education credits must meet the following specifications and may be further prescribed within particular degree programs:
|Students must complete two courses in Behavioral/Social Science.|
|Students must complete this within the first 24 credit hours of study with a final grade of C- or better.|
|Students must complete two courses in Arts/Humanities.|
||Biological/Physical Laboratory Science||7-8|
|Students must complete:|
|Students must complete one 3-4 credit mathematics course that meets the additional requirements specified by their particular program of study.|
|General Education Electives||3-9|
|Students may choose, according to the requirements specified by their particular program of study, any course(s) from , , , or on the approved General Education course list to meet this requirement. A maximum of 8 credits from Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues may be used to fulfill General Education Elective credit.|
|Total 28 - 36 credits|
To be eligible for the Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of college-level work. Of the 60 credits, a minimum of 18 credits must fulfill the College's General Education core requirements. The approved General Education courses appear on the following pages of this catalog. The distribution of the 18+ General Education core credits must include at least one course from each of the following categories: and . The remainder of the required General Education core credits may be selected from any of the approved General Education courses, except where specified by the student's particular program requirements.
|Students must complete 3 credits according to the specific requirements of their program of study.|
|This requirement must be completed by all students within the first 24 credit hours of study.|
|Students must complete one 3-credit course according to the specific requirements of their program of study.|
|Biological/Physical Laboratory Science||4|
|Students must complete one 4-credit course according to the specific requirements of their program of study.|
|Students must complete one 3-4 credit course according to the specific requirements of their program of study.|
|General Education Electives||2 +|
|Students may choose, according to the requirements specified by their particular program of study, any courses from , , , , , or on the approved General Education course list to meet this requirement. A maximum of 8 credits from Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues may be used to fulfill General Education Elective credit.|
|Total 18 or more credits|
The following courses can be used to fulfill the General Education requirement for the AA, AS, AAT, and AAS degree.
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