A pathway map for this certificate is not currently available.
Below is a list of courses that make up this certificate. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
The Maricopa County Community College District Arizona General Education Curriculum (MCCCD AGEC) is a general education certificate that fulfills lower-division general education requirements for students planning to transfer to any Arizona public community college or university. Generally, the MCCCD AGEC transfers as a block without loss of credit. The AGEC-A and AGEC-B require a minimum of 35 credit hours, and the AGEC-S requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.
In most cases, all courses used to satisfy the MCCCD AGEC will apply to graduation requirements of the university major for which the AGEC was designed.
There are three types of AGECs in MCCCD. They are the AGEC-A, the AGEC-B, and the AGEC-S. As described below, these AGECs are also a component of most MCCCD Associate degrees and comparable degrees at other Arizona public community colleges. The AGEC-A is the general education block of the MCCCD Associate in Arts (AA) degree (and major-specific pathway versions), the AGEC-B is part of the MCCCD Associate in Business (ABUS) degree (and major-specific pathway versions), and the AGEC-S defines the general education requirements in the MCCCD Associate in Science (AS) degree (and majorspecific pathway versions).
As described in more detail below, all AGECs require designated Core courses in First Year Composition [FYC], Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L], Mathematical Studies [MA/CS] (Exception: The AGEC-S does not require CS.), Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB], Humanities, Design and Fine Arts [HU], and Natural Science [SQ/SG]. Students must satisfy two Awareness areas: Cultural Diversity in U.S. and either Global Awareness or Historical Awareness.
AGECs were designed to articulate with different academic majors, and their particular requirements vary accordingly. In some major-specific pathways, students are allowed to choose from a broad list of courses to satisfy the AGEC requirements; for others the courses are more restricted or even specified. Additional information on academic majors at the Arizona public universities can be accessed via the following website: www.aztransfer.com
The AGEC-S is designed to satisfy requirements in majors with more prescriptive mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements such as many in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. AGEC-S requires a minimum of the first course in a calculus sequence to satisfy the Mathematics [MA] requirement, and a minimum of eight credits of either university chemistry, university physics or general biology for majors to satisfy the Natural Sciences [SQ/SG] requirement. In addition, students must select six to ten additional credits of math and/or science appropriate to their major.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission to MCC:
- Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Arizona General Education Curriculum - S (DEG)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Arizona General Education Curriculum - S in Arizona General Education Curriculum - S (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/19-20-AGEC_ABS_policies.pdf).
Full Award Details
- First Term
- Final Term
- Total Credits
- CIPS code
- Program Availability
- CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
- Last Updated
- Financial Aid Eligible?
- This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.