About the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A)
The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is designed to fulfill all lower division General Education requirements at the public universities in Arizona. The core curriculum consists of three parts:
(A) Foundation Studies include critical literacy, precise writing, qualitative thinking, and the process of analysis and synthesis that underlie logical reasoning;
(B) Core Studies focus on the conceptual frameworks through which a thinker, a culture, or an academic discipline may approach an issue;
(C) Area Studies link foundation skills in thinking and communicating and the core emphasis on conceptual frameworks to the content orientation of academic disciplines.
Upon completion of all 35 credit hours of the AGEC-A with a grade of “C” or higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on their Yavapai College transcript. Arizona residents who complete an AGEC-A and who have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher have assured admission upon application to one of the state universities in Arizona.
The AGEC-A also fulfills general education requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at Yavapai College. A minimum of 12 credit hours in the AGEC-A certificate must be completed at Yavapai College.
Courses applied to the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) may not be taken for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading.
*AGEC Special Awareness Requirements Students must complete a course from each of the following areas:
Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR)
Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) awareness
Global/International or Historical (GIH) awareness