Academic Catalogs

2020-2021 University Core, Certificate of Achievement

Banner code: 2_CN_UCOR
Financial aid: pending

The pattern is an option for students who are seeking to enroll at a non-California institution and/or the receiving institution does not accept the IGETC pattern in lieu of the campus general breadth requirements. This coursework may also fulfill in part, or in whole, general education requirements for private and out of state institutions and would allow for a student to be well prepared for general admission requirements at non-California institutions. Please check with a Counselor to determine if this pattern is appropriate for your transfer and career goals.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Read critically to annotate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate college-level materials.
  2. Apply mathematical concepts through numerical, symbolic, graphical, and verbal methods to interpret quantitative information, solve problems, and communicate results.
  3. Identify connections between the arts and cultural and social awareness.
  4. Exhibit an understanding of methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  5. Communicate scientific ideas and theories effectively.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
1. Written Communication and Critical Thinking
Complete 4 semester units in Written Composition
ENGL G100Freshman Composition4-6
or ENGL G100S Freshman Composition with Support
Minimum of 3 semester units in Critical and Analytical Thinking
ENGL G110Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature4
PHIL G125Critical Reasoning and Writing3
PSYC G130Critical Thinking in Psychology3
2. Mathematics
Complete a minimum of 3 semester units
MATH G100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH G115College Algebra4
MATH G140Business Calculus4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
MATH G170Precalculus5
MATH G180Calculus I5
MATH G185Calculus 25
3. Complete 4 courses (12 semester units) from categories below, with at least one course in each area
Arts and Humanities
ART G100Introduction to Art3
ART G103History of Asian Art3
ART G104Modern and Contemporary Art History3
ART G105Art History and Appreciation 1 - Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART G106Art History and Appreciation 2 - Renaissance to Present3
ART G158History and Aesthetics of Photography3
DANC G101Viewing Dance3
ENGL G112Appreciation Of Literature3
ENGL G114Great Myths And Legends3
ENGL G150American Literature through the Civil War (1865)3
ENGL G155American Literature 1865 To The Present3
ENGL G160Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)3
ENGL G161Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)3
ENGL G270British Literature to 18003
ENGL G275British Literature Since 18003
MUS G101History & Appreciation Of Music3
MUS G103World Music3
MUS G108History & Appreciation Of The Musical Theater3
MUS G139History Of Rock Music3
MUS G143History of Jazz3
PHIL G100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL G102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL G110Philosophy Of The East3
PHIL G111Philosophy of Religion - Western3
PHIL G120Ethics3
PSCI G150Political Philosophy3
THEA G100Introduction to the Theater3
THEA G102History And Appreciation Of The Cinema3
THEA G108History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater3
THEA G111Theater History and Literature - Classical to 18003
THEA G112Theater History and Literature - 1800 to Modern3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH G100Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH G130Introduction To Archaeology3
ANTH G140Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTH G150Native Peoples of North America3
ANTH G200Gender, Culture, and Society3
COMM G255Intercultural Communication3
COMM G265Gender Communication3
CJ G123Juvenile Law3
CJ G140Introduction To Criminal Justice3
ECON G110Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems3
ECON G170Principles of Micro Economics3
ECON G175Principles of Macro Economics3
GEOG G100World Regional Geography3
GEOG G185Human Geography3
HIST G110Economic History Of The United States3
HIST G121History of American Women3
HIST G132History Of Britain And Ireland I3
HIST G135History of Britain and Ireland II3
HIST G140California History3
HIST G150History of Latin America3
HIST G161World History 13
HIST G162World History 23
HIST G170History Of The United States To 18763
HIST G175History of the United States Since 18763
HIST G180Western Civilization 13
HIST G185Western Civilization 23
PEAC G100Peace Studies Intro3
PEAC G110Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution3
PEAC G150Social Justice and Peacebuilding3
PEAC G230Leadership & Peacebuilding3
PHIL G150Political Philosophy3
PSCI G100Introduction To Political Science3
PSCI G101Survey Of Current Issues3
PSCI G105Introduction to Global Studies3
PSCI G110International Relations3
PSCI G150Political Philosophy3
PSCI G180American Government3
PSCI G185Comparative Politics3
PSCI G205Global Issues3
PSYC G100Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC G116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC G118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC G165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC G255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC G260Social Psychology3
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G110Introduction To Marriage And The Family3
SOC G133Racial And Ethnic Relations In America3
SOC G134Introduction To Chicano Studies3
SOC G160Sociology of Criminology3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
Physical and Biological Sciences
ANTH G185
G185L
Physical Anthropology
and Physical Anthropology Lab
4
ASTR G100
G100L
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab
4
BIOL G100Introduction To Biology4
BIOL G104
G104L
Marine Life
and Marine Life Laboratory
4
BIOL G110Ecology And Field Biology3
BIOL G120Health and Disease3
BIOL G180Cell and Molecular Biology5
BIOL G182Zoology4
BIOL G183Botany4
BIOL G186Diversity of Organisms5
BIOL G210General Microbiology5
BIOL G220Human Anatomy4
BIOL G221Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL G225Human Physiology4
CHEM G110Introduction To Chemistry5
CHEM G130Preparation for General Chemistry4
CHEM G180General Chemistry A5
CHEM G185General Chemistry B5
CHEM G220Organic Chemistry A5
CHEM G225Organic Chemistry B5
GEOG G180
G180L
Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography
and Physical Geography Laboratory
4
GEOL G106Earth Science For Teachers4
GEOL G110Physical Geology4
PHSC G100Introductory Physical Science4
PHYS G110
PHYS G111
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
4
PHYS G120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS G125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism4
PHYS G185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS G280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism4
PHYS G285Calculus Based Physics: Modern4
Total Units 22-29