General Education


Although specific degrees or certificates are not currently offered at Lake Tahoe Community College in the areas of Communications, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Speech, many of these courses do count towards the General Education Curriculum and preparation for majors at four-year schools. The patterns listed below are all useful tools for students to plan to obtain their Associates Degree here at LTCC or move on to transfer to a four-year California college. For more information, please talk to a counselor.

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The following requirements are for the General Education of the Associate Degree. Meeting the General Education requirements for an Associate degree does NOT satisfy requirements for a bachelor's degree. See Transfer Information in the catalog for more details. Waivers, substitutions, or exceptions must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students must earn a minimum of 90 units, to include general education, a major or concentration, and electives.

AREA 1: English Communication
a. Composition (1 course, minimum 4 units, completed with grade of "C" or higher) ENG 101
b. Communication (1 course, minimum 4 units) ANT 108, BSN 105, COM 122, ENG 102, 103; PHI 104; SPE 101, 102, 104


AREA 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher) (choose 1 option)
Option 1: Assessment score above MAT 154A or 154AA
Option 2: MAT 152B or 152BB (can be satisfied through the assessment process), and MAT 153
Option 3: (1 course) MAT 154A, 154AA, 102, 103A, 103B, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, 118, 201


AREA 3: Fine Arts and Humanities (2 courses, 8 total units; 1 course from Fine Arts, 1 from Humanities)
a. Fine Arts - ANT 106; ART 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119A, 120A, 141, 142, ART 143, 210A, 211, 212, 213, 201A, 201B, 219A, 219B, 220A, 221A, 234, 239A, 242;
COM 130; MUS 101, 104B, 104C, 104D, 104E, 104F; 
THE 101, 104A, 105A, 105B, 105D, 105E, 106A, 108A, 112a, 112b, 112c, 114, 116, 214 
b. Humanities - ASL 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203; 
ENG 102, 108, 113, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 207, 208A, 209, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 221;   ETH 201; FRE 101, 102, 103; HUM 101, 102, 103, 105; JPN 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203; 
PHI 101, 103A, 103B, 205, 210, 218; REL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107; 
SPA 101,102, 103, 110, 201, 202, 203, 210, 211, 212


AREA 4: Social Sciences (minimum 8 units; 1 course from Social Science, 1 from US Studies)
a. Social Science - ANT 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 110; ASL 108; BSN 100; 
COM 122, 125; CRJ 101; ECE 102, 103; ECO 101, 102; ETH 201, 202A, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; GEG 102, 103, 106, 114; HIS 127A, 127B, 127C; POL 107, 204, 206; PSY 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 202, 210, 211; SOC 101, 102, 103,104, 106, 107, 111, 114
b. U.S. Studies - ETH 202B, 202C; HIS 104, 105, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113; POL 101


AREA 5: Physical and Biological Sciences (at least 2 courses; 1 from Physical Science, 1 from Biological Science; 1 course must be a lab--labs are BOLD in this area only)
a. Physical Science: CHM 100, 101, 102, 103, 116, 117
GEG 101, 108, 113; GEL 101, 102, 103, 110, 114; PHS 102, 111, 117
PHY 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 207, 208
b. Biological Science: ANT 103; BIO 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 149, 201, 203, 204, 205, 210, 212; EVS 102; PSY 210


AREA 6: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (minimum 4 units)
COU 100, 108, 123; ECE 100, 102; HTR 141A, PEH 100, 101, 102; PET 100, 101, 102A, 104; PHI 205; PSY 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 113; SOC 102, 107, 111, 114


AREA 7: Cultural Pluralism (1 course, minimum 4 units)
ANT 102, 107, 108; ART 107; ASL 108; Cul 202; ECE 126; ENG 107; ETH 100, 201, 202A, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; GEG 102, 103; HIS 109, 110; 127A, 127B, 127C; MUS 104C, 104D; REL 103, 105; SOC 107, 111, 114; SPA 110; SPE 102
(NOTE: bolded courses from any above Areas, except Area 5, may be double counted in this area.)

The CSU system allows students to complete lower-division general education requirements by following the pattern below. Students must have a minimum grade of “C” in Area A2 and a minimum grade of "C-" in Areas A1, 3 and B4. Students must request general education certification from the Transfer Center prior to transferring.

AREA A - Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking (minimum 12 units)
1. Oral Communication (minimum 3 units) SPE 101, 104
2. Written Communication (minimum 3 units) ENG 101
3. Critical Thinking (minimum 3 units) ENG 102, 103; PHI 104


AREA B - Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (minimum 13 units) 
One lab course must be selected. Note: Specific lab courses are bold in this section.

1. Physical Universe (minimum 4 units)
CHM 100, 101, 102, 103, 116, 117; GEG 101, 108, 113; 
GEL 101, 102, 103, 110, 114; PHS 102, 111, 117; PHY 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 207, 208

2. Life Forms (minimum 4 units)
ANT 103; BIO 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 115, 149, 201, 203, 204, 205, 210, 212;  EVS 102, 103; PSY 210

4. Mathematical Concepts (minimum 4 units)
MAT 102, 103A, 103b, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, 118, 201, 202, 203, 204


AREA C - Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Languages 
3 courses; with at least 1 from Arts and 1 from Humanities (minimum 12 units)

1. Arts (minimum 4 units) 
ART 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119A, 141, 210A, 211, 212, 213, 214, 220A; COM 130; ENG 218; MUS 101, 104b; 104C, 104D, 104E, 104F; THE 101, 104A, 105A, 105D, 105E, 106A, 108A, 112A, 112B, 112C, 116

2. Humanities (minimum 4 units)
ANT 107; ASL 101, 102, 103, 108, 201, 202, 203; ENG 102, 108, 113, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 221; ETH 201, 202A, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; FRE 101, 102, 103; HIS 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 127A, 127B, 127C; HUM 101, 102, 103, 105; JPN 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203; PHI 101, 103A, 103B, 205, 210, 218; REL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107; SPA 101, 102, 103, 110, 201, 202, 203, 210, 211, 212


AREA D - Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background Courses must be selected from at least 2 subjects. (minimum 12 units)
ANT 101, 102, 106, 107, 108; BSN 100; COM 122, 125; CRJ 101; ECE 102,103; ECO 101, 102; 
ETH 201, 202A, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; GEG 102, 103, 106, 114; HIS 104, 105, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 127A, 127B, 127C; POL 101, 107, 204, 206; PSY 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 202, 211; REL 104; SOC 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 111, 114; SPE 102


AREA E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (minimum 4 units)
COU 108; ECE 100, 102; PEH 100, 101, 102; PET 100, 101, 102A, 104; 
PSY 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 113; SOC 102, 114


US History, Constitution and American Ideals - CSU Graduation Requirement (minimum 8 units)  Bolded courses in Areas C and D double count in this area only.
POL 101 and one of the following: HIS 111, 112, 113

Please consult with a counselor before planning your transfer curriculum. Students must request general education certification from the Transfer Center prior to transferring. All grades must be “C” or higher.  

AREA 1 - English Communication
CSU: Completion of Group A, B and C - 3 courses
UC: Completion of Group A and B - 2 courses


Group A -English Composition (1 course, minimum 4 units)
ENG 101
Group B -Critical Thinking/English Composition (1 course, minimum 4 units)
ENG 103
Group C -Oral Communication (CSU requirement only; 1 course, 4 units)
SPE 101, 104


AREA 2 - Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)
MAT 103A, 103B, 105, 106, 107, 110, 118, 201, 202, 203, 204


AREA 3 - Arts and Humanities  (at least 3 courses, minimum 12 units - with 1 from the Arts, 1 from Humanities)

A. Arts (minimum 4 units)
ART101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 141; ENG 218; MUS 101, 103, 104A, 104B, 104C, 104D, 104E, 104F; 
THE 101, 104A, 105A, 112A, 112B, 112C, 116
B. Humanities (minimum 4 units)
ANT 107; ENG 102, 108, 113, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 221; ETH 201, 202A, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; HIS 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 127A, 127B, 127C; HUM 101, 102, 103, 105; JPN 201, 202, 203; Phi 101, 103A, 103B, 205, 210, 218; REL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107; ASL 108, 201, 202, 203; SPA 110, 201, 202, 203, 210, 211, 212


AREA 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences (at least 3 courses, minimum 12 units, from at least 2 subjects)
ANT 101, 102, 107, 108; COM 122; ECE 102; ECO101, 102; ETH 201, 202a, 202B, 202C, 203A, 203B, 203C; GEG 102, 103, 106, 114; HIS 104, 105, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 127A, 127B, 127C; POL 101, 107, 204, 206; PSY 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 202, 210, 211; SOC 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 111, 114


AREA 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences (at least 2 courses, minimum 9 units;
with 1 from Physical Science, 1 from Biological Science; at least 1 must include a lab, labs are BOLD in Area 5 only)

A. Physical Science
CHM 100, 101, 102, 103, 116, 117; GEG 101, 113; GEL 101,102, 103, 110, 114; PHS 102, 111, 117; PHY 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 207, 208
B. Biological Science
ANT 103; BIO 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 149, 201, 203, 204, 205, 210, 212; EVS 102, 103;


AREA 6 - Language other than English (UC requirement only). This requirement may be fulfilled by completion of two years of foreign language in high school with a grade of C or better, or equivalent proficiency demonstrated by college courses or performance on tests, such as earning a minimum score of 550 on an appropriate College Board Achievement Test in a foreign language or a score of 3 or higher on the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Test.
(Note: Course must be completed through the 102 level or higher in order to satisfy UC language requirement) 
ASL 102; FRE 102; JPN 102; SPA 102


CSU Requirement in U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals 
(Not part of IGETC, may be completed prior to transfer, minimum 8 units)
NOTE - Bolded courses in Areas 3B and 4 double count in this area only. 
POL 101 and one course from HIS 111, 112, 113