Purpose: This program provides a solid foundation in the VCCS and NOVA general education core competency areas. Essentially the first year of an Associate of Science degree, this certificate is awarded to students placed in A.A. and A.S. degree programs1 who complete the requirements listed.
1 Students who are placed in A.A.A. and A.A.S. programs may work with a counselor to be placed in this program under certain circumstances. See a counselor for more information.
2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
3 May substitute higher-level MTH courses.
4 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
5 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
6 Oral communication elective may be chosen from CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 127, CST 226, or CST 229.