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General Education Core Courses

The Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and the Associate of Applied Science degree programs have general education requirements that provide opportunities for students to practice skills needed to attain our Student Learning Outcomes and develop in these areas. The core course requirements are provided below. Students must pass a given course with a D or better in order for it to count as a core requirement.

NOTE: No general education core course can be simultaneously used for a required course in the major concentration area of study, unless specified in the degree requirements.  HLTH activity courses are one-credit courses that meet a minimum of two hours per session.

Associate of Applied Science | Gen. Ed. NICC Core Requirements

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
EDUC 1010 (2 credits) and EDUC 1020 (1 credit)
COMMUNICATIONS
(6 credits) 
ENGL 1010 (3 credits)
ENGL 1020 (3 credits) or BSAD 2050 (3 credits)
 
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NASP 1410, 1420, 1510, or 1520
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NASP 1030, 1040, 2200, 2210, 2220, or 2300
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(10 credits) 
MATH 1060 (3 credits)

BIOS 1010/1014, 1200/1204, 1210/1214, CHEM 1100/1104, 1200/1204, or PHYS 1100/1104
(4 credits)

INFO 1010 or higher (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(3 credits) 
HLTH 2310 (3 credits)
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(3 credits) 
ECON 2110, GEOG 1010, HIST 1110, 1111, 2010, 2020, NASP 1010, 1020, 1030,1040, 1060, 2120, 2200, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2300, 2310, 2320, PSYC 1810, 2000, 2030, 2500, SOCI 1010, 1400, 2880
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ARTS 1010, BSAD 2310, ENGL 1040, 1050, 1150, NASP 1050, 1090, 1100, 1130, 1140, 1410, 1420,1510, 1520, 2110, 2430, 2440, 2530, 2540, MUSC 1010, SPAN 1110, 1120
Total credits: 35

Associate of Arts | Gen. Ed. NICC Core Requirements

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
EDUC 1010 (2 credits)
EDUC 1020 (1 credit)
COMMUNICATIONS
(9 credits) 
ENGL 1010 (3 credits)
ENGL 1020 (3 credits)
SPCH 1110 (3 credits)
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NASP 1410, 1420, 1510, or 1520
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NASP 1030, 1040, 2200, 2210, 2220, or 2300
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(10 credits) 
MATH 1100, 1110, 1150, 1200, 2020, 2030, 2170, or 2500 (3 credits)

BIOS 1010/1014, 1200/1204, 1210/1214, CHEM 1100/1104, 1200/1204, or PHYS 1100/1104
(4 credits)

INFO 1010 or higher (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(4 credits) 
HLTH 2310 (3 credits)
HLTH activity elective (1 credit)
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(6 credits) 
ECON 2110, GEOG 1010, HIST 1110, 1111, 2010, 2020, NASP 1010, 1020, 1030,1040, 1060, 2120, 2200, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2300, 2310, 2320, PSYC 1810, 2000, 2030, 2500, SOCI 1010, 1400, 2880
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ARTS 1010, BSAD 2310, ENGL 1040, 1050, 1150, NASP 1050, 1090, 1100, 1130, 1140, 1410, 1420,1510, 1520, 2110, 2430, 2440, 2530, 2540, MUSC 1010, SPAN 1110, 1120
Total credits: 42

Associate of Science | Gen. Ed. NICC Core Requirements

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
EDUC 1010 (2 credits)
EDUC 1020 (1 credit)
COMMUNICATIONS
(9 credits) 
ENGL 1010 (3 credits)
ENGL 1020 (3 credits)
SPCH 1110 (3 credits)
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NASP 1410, 1420, 1510, or 1520
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NASP 1030, 1040, 2200, 2210, 2220, or 2300
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(14 credits) 
MATH 1110, 1150, 1200, 2030, 2170, or 2500 (6 credits)

BIOS 1010/1014, 1200/1204, 1210/1214, CHEM 1100/1104, 1200/1204, or PHYS 1100/1104
(4 credits) (additional 4 credits any of the science with lab component)

INFO 1010 or higher (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(4 credits) 
HLTH 2310 (3 credits)
HLTH activity elective (1 credit)
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(elective only) 
ECON 2110, GEOG 1010, HIST 1110, 1111, 2010, 2020, NASP 1010, 1020, 1030,1040, 1060, 2120, 2200, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2300, 2310, 2320, PSYC 1810, 2000, 2030, 2500, SOCI 1010, 1400, 2880
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ARTS 1010, BSAD 2310, ENGL 1040, 1050, 1150, NASP 1050, 1090, 1100, 1130, 1140, 1410, 1420,1510, 1520, 2110, 2430, 2440, 2530, 2540, MUSC 1010, SPAN 1110, 1120
Total credits: 43