Program Overview

The Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) " UC, will be awarded upon completion of the IGETC requirements as outlined below. Students must complete a minimum of 34 (UC) units, which are distributed among six areas. IGETC requirements are designed to be taken with a major area of concentration and elective courses in preparation for transfer to a University of California campus.

This certificate recognizes the completion of lower division general education requirements for IGETC. For many majors, students are encouraged to complete the IGETC pattern; however, it is not required for admission to the UC. An official petition must be filed with the Admission and Records Office prior to the graduation deadlines as stated in the Academic Calendar.


Major: Core and Selective Requirements Please refer to the Certificate of Achievement General Requirements section of the catalog for additional certificate major requirements that MUST be met. Selective Courses, complete a minimum of 34 units of coursework to meet the IGETC/UC requirements as listed below.
Complete 6 units in Area 1: English Communication Units
Area 1A: English Composition 3 units
Area 1B: Critical Thinking - English Composition 3 units
Complete a minimum of 3 units in Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning. Units
Area 2 3 units
Complete 9 units in Area 3: Arts and Humanities* Units
Area 3A: Arts 3 units
Area 3B: Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3 B 3 units
*At least one course must be selected from Arts and one course from Humanities. The third course can be selected from either Arts or Humanities
Complete 9 units in Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences** Units
Area 4** 9 units
**Three courses selected from at least 2 disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence
Complete 7 units in Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences*** Units
Area 5A: Physical Science 3 - 4 units
Area 5B: Biological Science 3 - 4 units
***At least one course must include a laboratory component
Area 6: Language other than English Units
To demonstrate proficiency in a LOTE, one of the following must be completed: • Successful completion of two years of high school in one language (grade of C or higher) – must be verified by an official high school transcript • Successful completion of a course at a college or university (with a grade of C or higher) - must be verified by an official College or University transcript • Successful completion, grade of C or higher (2.0), of two years of formal schooling at six grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English • Satisfactory score of 3 or higher on College Board Advanced placement examinations in languages Other than English • Satisfactory score of 5 or higher on International Baccalaureate higher level examinations in languages other than English • Successful completion of one of the following Cañada courses: SPAN 120, 122, 131, 132, 140, 150, 152, 161, 162 • Other – Please consult with a counselor
Total Required Units: 34