Certificate of Achievement, General Studies

This is a draft edition of the 2022-2023 catalog. Information is subject to change.

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

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.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule 

For a detailed program course schedule, please contact the academic advisement office at 775-673-7062

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
2

See approved General Education list for the General Studies Degree.

3

See program recommendations or requirements.

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
Communications/English6
Fine Arts/Humanities3
Human Relations3
Social Science3
Elective Requirements
Electives 112
Total Units30
1

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.

Students completing the certificate will:

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