General Education - AGEC

Most four-year institutions require that students acquire knowledge in other essential areas besides their main area of study. These are often called the “core classes.” MCC’s General Education programs help students earn their core credits before transferring them to a college or university. The areas of study included in the General Education pathway are:

  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Numeracy
  • Scientific Inquiry in the Natural and Social Sciences
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Diversity

Each college and university has their own process for accepting the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), so it is best to meet with a transfer admissions specialist to make sure all your classes will transfer.

Three General Education Paths

The AGEC is split into three pathways for your convenience. Simply decide what you want to major in, and then choose which AGEC you’ll need to pursue.

  • AGEC-A: This pathway is designed for those who are interested in a Bachelor of Arts.
  • AGEC-S: If you want to get your Bachelor of Science this is the program for you.
  • AGEC-B: This pathway is for students wanting to get a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Know which college or university you want to go to?

Chances are if you are not sure which college or university you want to transfer your AGEC to you’ll end up re-taking a few classes. If you know you want to transfer to a four-year institution make sure you make an appointment to speak with a transfer advisor from that school. Each college and university has difference processes and qualifications.

Arizona State University

ASU: Arizona State University has many transfer paths from MCC to ASU, click here to view them all. The Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) is a transfer program in which you earn your Associate’s degree and AGEC before transferring to ASU.

Contact your ASU transfer advisor to get started

Northern Arizona University

NAU: Northern Arizona University requires students to register that they are following an AGEC transfer pathway. Once you’ve met with the NAU transfer advisorto get the AGEC listed on your transcripts, the AGEC transfers as a block to NAU.

Click here to view other NAU transfer pathways

The University of Arizona

UA: The University of Arizona does not have a direct AGEC transfer pathway. By following their transfer pathways, which you can find here, most students earn an AGEC. To find the most efficient route to UA, meet with the transfer advisor.