Feb 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)


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The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a series of courses prospective transfer students attending California community colleges may complete at the community college to satisfy the lower division breadth/general education requirements at both the University of California and the California State University.

Students have the option of completing the IGETC or the specific lower division breadth/general education requirements of the school or college at the campus they plan to attend. The IGETC must be completed prior to transfer. The University has an agreement with each California community college that specifies which of its courses may be applied to each category of the IGETC. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

The IGETC is most helpful to students who want to keep their options open. Certain majors, however, will not be well served by following IGETC. Students who intend to transfer into majors that require extensive lower division preparation, such as those in engineering or the physical and natural sciences, should concentrate on completing as many prerequisites for the major before transfer.

The IGETC is not an admission requirement. Completing IGETC does not guarantee admission to the campus or program of choice. However, completing the lower division breadth/general education requirements, whether through the IGETC or the campus specific requirements, may be considered by the campus in the selection process. Students who do not complete the IGETC before transferring will be required to satisfy the campus-specific lower division general education requirements of the college they attend.

Certification

Certification means that the last community college attended prior to transfer will verify that the student has completed the entire IGETC pattern. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain full certification during the last semester of attendance prior to transfer. IGETC certification may be requested in Admissions.

IGETC Course Requirements


Area 1: English Communication


UC and CSU transfers complete groups A and B; Group C is required for CSU transfers only.

Group A: ENGL 1A , ENGL 1AH  

Group B: One course from: ENGL 1C , ENGL 1CH , PHIL 105 PSYC 3 ; [The following two - course combinations acceptable if ENGL 1B  was taken prior to fall, 1993: ENGL 1B  and PHIL 106  or ENGL 1B  and PSYC 3  (PSYC 3  stands alone if taken fall, 1992 or later)]

Group C (CSU transfers only): One course from: COMS 100 , COMS 120 , COMS 130 , COMS 140 ?

Area 3: Arts and Humanities


Three courses, 9 semester or 12-15 quarter units; at least one course from Arts and one course from Humanities:

B. Humanities:


Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences


Three courses, 9 semester or 12-15 quarter units, from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence:

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences


Two courses, 7-9 semester or 9-12 quarter units; one physical science course, one biological science course; at least one course must include a laboratory (*indicates a lab course):

A. Physical Sciences:


C. Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk (*indicates a lab course):


Area 6 UC Only: Language other than English


The requirement may be met by one of the following:

A course at ECC: CH 1 FREN 1 , GERM 1 , ITAL 1 , ITAL 2  , JAPA 1 , SLAN 111  ≠, SPAN 1 , SPAN 52A , SPAN 52B .

  1. Two years of high school coursework in a language other than English with a final grade of C or better. The two years must be in the same language (high school transcripts must be on file with ECC).
  2. Foreign language course (or courses) at another college or university that is comparable to two years of high school foreign language.
  3. Satisfactory score on the SAT II: Subject Test in languages other than English. (If taken before May 1995, use the first score; if taken after May 1995, use the second score): Chinese with Listening 500/520; French/French with Listening 500/540; German/German with Listening 500/510; Hebrew (modern) 500/470; Italian 500/520; Japanese with Listening 500/510; Korean /500; Latin 500/530; Spanish/Spanish with Listening 500/520.
  4. Score of 3 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in languages other than English.
  5. Score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations in languages other than English.
  6. A Defense Language Institute language other than English course which is indicated as passed with a “C” or higher on the official transcript.
  7. Satisfactory completion of an achievement or proficiency test administered by a community college, university or other college in a language other than English. The test must assess the student proficiency at a level equivalent to at least two years of high school language. This conclusion must be posted on a transcript indicating unit, course title, and grade or on a document with letter head of the institution granting proficiency stating that the student has mastered proficiency in the language equivalent to two years of high school language.
  8. Language other than English “O” level exam with a grade of A, B, or C.
  9. Language other than English International “A” level exam with a score of 5, 6, 7.
  10. Satisfactory completion of C grades or better, of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English.

Note: If the secondary school was completed in a non-English speaking country and the language of instruction of the secondary school was not English, language other than English proficiency can be certified for IGETC without further evaluation. The student must present appropriate documentation of attendance at the secondary school.

CSU Only: Graduation requirement in American History and American Institutions: HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 105 , HIST 106 , HIST 108 , HIST 110 , HIST 111 , HIST 112 , HIST 122  
Institutions: POLI 1  

+ Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1993 or later.
^ Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1995 or later
~ Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1997 or later.
> Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1998 or later.
$ Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1999 or later.
° Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 1999 or later.
? Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2001 or later.
Σ Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2002 or later.
ø Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2003 or later.
& Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2004 or later.
© Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2005 or later.
± Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2006 or later.
? Indicates course only acceptable in this area if taken fall, 2007 or later.
# Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by UC or CSU or both; please consult with a counselor.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC): For general education courses taken after fall 2008, please check with your academic counselor or www.assist.org for course applicability and limitations.

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