Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS)

The Associate of General Studies degree provides an educational plan for the student to create a personalized program. It allows the blending of both career and technical and transfer courses without the constraints of specialization. Receiving institutions will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned over ten years will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Courses must not be developmental.

Requirements

  1. 60 credit hours of course work acceptable toward the degree.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average).
  3. At least 15 of these credit hours must be earned from PPCC.
  4. Students consult with an advisor and select 30 semester hours of open electives. Electives may include general education courses and/or career and technical courses.
  5. You must complete at least 30 hours of approved General Education Credits. At least 15 hours must be completed at PPCC.
  6. There must be at least 15 credits of GT Pathways courses in the 60 credit hours of the degree

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Communications (minimum 3 credit hours)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I: CO1

3

Arts and Humanities (minimum 3 credit hours)

GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

or

 

 

ARA 111

Arabic Language I

5

ARA 112

Arabic Language II

5

ARA 211

Arabic Language III

3

ART 113

History of Photography

3

ASL 121

American Sign Language I

5

ASL 122

American Sign Language II

5

CHI 111

Chinese Language I

5

FRE 111

French Language I

5

FRE 112

French Language II

5

GER 111

German Language I

5

GER 112

German Language II

5

ITA 111

Italian Language I

5

ITA 112

Italian Language II

5

JPN 111

Japanese Language I

5

JPN 112

Japanese Language II

5

LIT 255

Children's Literature

3

RUS 111

Russian Language I

5

RUS 112

Russian Language II

5

SPA 111

Spanish Language I

5

SPA 112

Spanish Language II

5

Mathematics (minimum 3 credit hours)

Any course 100 level and over

Social and Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

or

 

 

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 217

Group Communication

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

FIN 106

Consumer Economics

3

PSY 112

Psychology of Adjustment

3

Natural and Physical Sciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

or

 

 

HWE 100

Human Nutrition

3

Additional General Education Electives (15 credit hours)

To include:

  • GT Pathways courses AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, CO1, CO2, SC1, SC2, SS1, SS2, SS3
  • History (HI1) courses

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 115

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

CSC 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

Electives (30 credit hours). Any course 100 and higher to include AAA 109.