Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)

Arizona public community colleges and universities have agreed upon a common structure for transfer of general education curriculum. The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) block fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at all Arizona public community colleges and universities. Arizona residents who complete only an AGEC need to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of C or better in each AGEC course for assured admission into an Arizona public university, while Arizona residents who complete an associate degree need to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for assured admission.

The AGEC block at Cochise College consists of 35-39 credits. Coursework should be chosen from the appropriate AGEC course list to meet specific degree requirements.

General education requirements are:

Composition

6 credits

Mathematics

3-5 credits

Laboratory sciences

8 credits

Arts

3 credits

Humanities

3 credits

Social and behavioral sciences

6 credits

Technology literacy (AGEC-B only)

3 credits

AGEC-A : general education electives

4-6 credits

AGEC-B: general education electives

1-3 credits

AGEC-S: additional mathematics and/or laboratory sciences

6-8 credits

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

35-39 CREDITS

The three types of AGECs are:

AGEC-A

meets the general education requirements for arts and liberal arts majors in the Associate of Arts (AA) degrees and in the Associate of Arts Elementary Education (AAEE) degree.

AGEC-B

meets the general education requirements for business and information systems majors in the Associate of Business (ABUS) degrees.

AGEC-S

meets the general education requirements for math and science majors in the Associate of Science (AS) degrees.

The following applies to all Cochise College AGEC blocks:

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • A core curriculum course may be used to satisfy a general education requirement; however, the total credits required for the degree remain the same.
  • Six credits of coursework must be completed to fulfill the intensive writing requirement. Courses that satisfy this requirement are designated IW.
  • The cultural and historical or global awareness requirements are satisfied by completing the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral science portion of the AGEC.
  • A minimum of eight credits in the AGEC component must be completed from Cochise College for each transfer degree.
  • Placement testing is required and prerequisites may apply.