Gainful Employment Disclosure
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 below.
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 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
3 Higher-level MTH courses may be substituted.
4 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, as listed under General Education Electives in the Physical/Life Sciences. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
6 Oral communication elective may be chosen from CST 100, 110, 115, 127, 226, or 229.