Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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General Education

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH  
Certificate (085)

This certificate provides college courses to promote competency in English composition, mathematics, analytical reasoning, cultural diversity and computer literacy. These courses cultivate valuable workplace skills and knowledge of the world essential for careers in the 21st century. This certificate also provides a basic building block for many associate degree programs at the College.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

  1. Write critically. 
  2. Speak effectively in a professional environment.
  3. Demonstrate college level mathematical skills.
  4. Distinguish among the experiences of diverse cultures.
  5. Demonstrate computer literacy. 

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 33–36

First Semester

Credits

 ENG-101

 English Composition 1

 3

 

 Computer Information Technology Elective

  3–4

 

 Mathematics Elective1

 3–4

 

 Social Science Elective

  3

 

 Speech Elective

 3

 

 Total Credits

 15–17

 Second Semester

 

 ENG-102

 English Composition 2   

 3

 

 Cultural Competency Elective2

  3

 

 General Electives (2)3

 6

 

 Humanities Elective

  3

 

 Science Elective

 3–4

 

  Total Credits 

 18–19

   
1Mathematics courses must be higher than MAT-090 Fundamentals of Algebra.
 

2Cultural competency courses include:

 ANT-102Cultural Anthropology

 3

 ANT-104Native Americans—Indians of North America

 3

 ANT-117Globalization

 3

 BUS-245International Business

 3

 ECD-202Children With Special Needs

 3

 ENG-118Women as Writers

 3

 ETH-101Ethnic & Diversity Studies

 3

 ETH-111

Historical Development of Black Community
in Pittsburgh

 3

 ETH-112

Understanding Violence in America

 3

 ETH-113

Introduction to Black Women & Leadership

 3

 ETH-114

Achieving Cultural Competence

 3

 ETH-119

Diversity Training/Education in America

 3

 ETH-121

Current Issues in Ethnic & Diversity Studies

 3

 ETH-122

Race and Ethnic Relations in the Global Economy

 3

 ETH-123

The Politics of Race, Ethnicity & National Identity

 3

 ETH-205

Latino Cultural Studies

 3

 ETH-206

Asian American Studies

 3

 ETH-215

African Art/Artifacts in the Cycle of Life

 3

 ETH-220

History of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement

 3

 HIS-203

African American History 1

 3

 HIS-205

African American History 2

3

 HIS-219

History of Women

3

 PHL-111

Religions of the World

3

 PSY-106

Psychology of African Americans

3

 PSY-109

Psychology of Women

 3

 PSY-114

Human Sexuality

3

 SOC-160

Introduction to Women’s Studies

3

 SOC-202

Human Aging

 3

 SOC-208

Urban Sociology

 3

 SOC-210

Sociology of Sexual Behavior

 3

 SOC-211

Racial & Ethnic Minorities

 3

 

Foreign Language

3

 

Other appropriate courses may be approved by the 
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the
campus where the student is enrolled in the program.

 
  

3For the General Education Certificate, developmental courses and
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses do not satisfy the program core
and general electives, including ENG-100, DVS-101 and DVS-103, ESL-100, and
ESL-101. Student Development Services (SDS) courses do not satisfy the
program core and general elective requirements

 
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