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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) General Education Core


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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a General Education Core designed to fulfill the three institutional goals:

  • The student will develop college-level communication skills.
  • The student will develop general knowledge about and awareness of society.
  • The student will develop fundamental thinking and reasoning skills necessary for academic study and career success.

To graduate with a certificate after 30 credits of study, a student is required to take 6 credits from the General Education Core, one course in Communication and one in Mathematics, thus addressing goals one and three.

To graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree, a student is required to take 15 credits from the General Education Core, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

For an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree – which are degrees that typically prepare a student to continue to a four-year institution or beyond – 24 credits from the General Education Core are required, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

Refer to the Academic Programs  section in the catalog to see which of the General Education Core courses fulfill the requirements for that degree.

General education courses approved for an Associate of Applied Science degree are included in the following table.

 

Communication

Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning

Social & Cultural Awareness

CAS 111 Information Literacy (3)++

BIOL 100 Human Body (3)

AGRB 101 Introduction to Agribusiness (3)

COMM 202 Fundamentals of Speech (3)++

BIOL 101 General Biological Science I (4)++

ART 103 Introduction to Visual Arts (3)++

COMM 205 Professional Communication (3)++

BIOL 102 General Biological Science II (4)++

BUSN 160 Organizational Behavior (3)++

ENGL 101 Written English (3)++

BIOL 120 &121 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab (4)++

CGEN 100 First Year Experience (3) ++

ENGL 102 Writing for Arts and Humanities (3)++

BIOL 122& 123 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab (4)++

ECED 105 Child Development (3)

ENGL 110 Technical Writing and Communication (3)++

BIOL 220&221 Microbiology & Lab (4)++

ECON 123 Contemporary Economics (3) ++

ENGL 111 Applied Technical Writing (4)++

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemistry (4)++

EDET 180 Building Better Relationships (2) ++

ENGL 204 Survey of American Literature (3)++

CHEM 127 General Organic & Biological Chemistry I (4)++

EDET 181 Conflict Resolution (2)++

ENGL 208 Survey of World Literature (3)

CHEM 128 General Organic & Biological Chemistry II (4)++

ENGL 215 The Art of Literature (3)

MDIA 101 Introduction to Media Studies (3)

EDET 201 Fundamentals of Electricity I (2)++

GEOG 105 World Cultural Geography (3)

 

EDET 202 Fundamentals of Electricity II (2)++

GSPE 210 Fitness for Life (3)

 

ENVT 101 Environmental Science (3)

HIST 101 World History to 1500 (3)

 

GEOL 101 Geological Sciences (4)

HIST 102 World History Since 1500 (3)

 

LTEC 101 Laboratory Technician I (4)

HIST 201 United States History until 1877 (3)

 

LTEC 120 Biology for Technicians I (4)

HIST 202 United States History since 1877 (3)

 

LTEC 121 Biology for Technicians II (4)

HIST 210 WV and Appalachian History (3)

 

MATH 101 Introduction to Mathematics (3)

IT 105 Computer Ethics ++

 

MATH 102 Technical Mathematics (3)

MUSC 111 Introduction to Music (3) ++

 

MATH 105 Algebra (3)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

MATH 106 Trigonometry (3)

PHIL 111 Phil of World Religions (3)

 

MATH 108 Pre-Calculus (4)

PSCI 100 Intro to Political Ideology (3)

 

MATH 114 Elementary Probability & Stats (3)

PSCI 101 American Federal Government (3)

 

MATH 154 Finite Mathematics (3)

PSCI 201 Intro to Int’l Relations (3)

 

MECH 102 & 102L Technical Physics & Lab (4)

PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology (3)

 

PHYS 103 General Physical Science I (4)++

PSYC 210 Human Growth and Development (3)

 

PHYS 104 General Physical Science II (4)++

SOCI 203 General Sociology (3)

 

 

SOCI 215 Human Relations (3)

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