Associate of General Studies Degree

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree at TMCC is designed as a non-transfer degree for students who desire a well-rounded education for personal interest or further academic and/or career goals.

Student learning outcomes for the Associate of General Studies degree are determined by the student’s chosen academic and/or career emphases.


Students completing the degree will:

  • Be prepared for academic and/or workforce goals.
  • Complete TMCC’s general education requirements.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and values of their broad academic focus.
General Education Requirements 1
Fine Arts3
Human Relations3
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
Computer Science 3
Choose 3 units from the following:
Introduction to Information Systems
Network +
IT Essentials
Computer Science I
Health Information Management
Choose 27 units from any courses you like. 227
Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AGS Degree.


Great latitude is allowed in the selection of the 27 elective units. Choice of units can focus on one area alone or from any combination of career, technical or general courses. Developmental courses (numbered less than 100) cannot be applied to any degree or certificate. Units earned in many WDCE “C” courses may be considered nontraditional and must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to be applied to the Associate of General Studies degree. Please check with a TMCC advisor for further information. The WDCE “C” courses may not be counted for financial aid credit requirements.