General Studies, Certificate of Achievement

This program can be completed 100% online. 

The Certificate of Achievement, General Studies is highly flexible and allows students to combine classes from a diverse set of disciplines and fields. The certificate may fit personal needs or may be an important step in the completion of the Associate of General Studies degree.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate competencies specific to their choice of career, technical or general courses.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Computer Science/Mathematics/Science3
Fine Arts/Humanities3
Human Relations3
Social Science3
Elective Requirements
Electives 112
Total Units30

Great latitude is allowed in the selection of the 12 elective units. Choice of units can focus on one area alone or from any combination of career, technical or general courses. Developmental courses, those 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 unit requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Select 2 electives 3 6
Social Science 2 3
Communications/English 2 3
Fine Arts/Humanities 2 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Communications/English 2 3
Computer Science/Mathematics/Science 2 3
Human Relations 2 3
Select 2 electives 3 6
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

See approved General Education list for the General Studies Degree.


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