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Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts

Emphasize critical thinking, creativity, imagination to excel in production and performance, and cultivate a lifelong engagement with arts and philosophy.




Develop communication skills, problem solving capabilities, and technology expertise relevant to your chosen field providing access to challenging careers.


Provides in-demand skills for oral presentations, audience analysis, listening, decision making, intercultural awareness, verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, and group communication dynamics.


Computers & Technology

Learn specializations in software development, networking, and cybersecurity to solve problems and increase efficiencies in any industry, write a new app, automate a monotonous task, or protect an organization from hackers.



Embark upon a rewarding health care career or expand one your current goals with program specific lecture, lab, clinical and field internship courses designed to prepare students to take the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) exams.



Manufacturing Tech

Training the next generation of trades workers, supporting careers in electrical systems, HVAC, mechanical drafting and CAD, machine operation and mechanics, mechanical engineering, and welding.



Science & Math

Begin here to explore opportunities with industries on the cutting edge of high technology, teaching, communications, environment, health, and many other in-demand fields.



Social Sciences

Focus on the study of human behavior as it relates to individual development and group interaction through the development of analytical, research, communication, and critical thinking skills.



General Education

General education courses are included in every program of study, regardless of major or “emphasis,” such as accounting, biology, early childhood education, history, marketing, or psychology. Often shorted to “gen ed,” these courses explore different modes of knowing and reasoning about the world and include examination of nature, mathematics, science, cultures, the arts, history, the human mind, and the ability to express ideas about these fields in conversation and in writing.

General education courses form a core of every program because advisory members, whether they are hiring for profit‐making businesses, non-profit organizations, or government agencies, report that they seek to hire people who can express themselves well, think critically, persevere when there are difficulties, work as a team members, and present themselves professionally. The gen ed courses are designed to also develop these skills and attributes. These courses are listed below.

The General Education courses a student must take are determined by the Program of Study.

General Education Categories

The following are the General Education Categories that students will see referenced in their Program of Study:

The Michigan Transfer Agreement, or MTA, requires 30 credits of Gen Eds. This includes one Math course, and two courses from each of the additional Gen Ed categories. Both the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) embed the MTA agreement.

The Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) degrees - like Accounting, Nursing, Welding - require ENG 111 - English Composition I; a Math or Science course; one course each from Communications, Social Science, and Humanities; and an additional Gen Ed Elective (total of 18 credits) in addition to program-specific coursework. Most AAAS program indicate a specific course from each Gen Ed area.

Business Electives

Many AAAS program incorporate Business Electives into the curriculum, a list of which can be found here.

STEM Electives

Science faculty have identified several courses that count toward the Associate of Science degree, and have defined these as STEM Electives. Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits of STEM electives for the AS degree.

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