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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. HPR activity courses are one-credit courses that meet a minimum of two hors per session.

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

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
SSS 100 (3 credits)
COMMUNICATIONS
(9 credits) 
ENG 101 (3 credits)
BUS 205 (3 credits)
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NAS 110, 111, 120, 121
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NAS 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 213
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(10 credits) 
MTH 106 (3 credits)
BIO 103, 104, 110/111, 115/116, 120/121, 240/241, 250/251, CHM 110/111, NAT 101, 1112, 114, 120/121, 130/131, 216, 218, PHY 110/111, 120/121 (3 credits)
CA 104, 120, 140, 210, 215, 220, 230, 240, 242, 250 (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(3 credits) 
HPR 231 (3 credits)
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(3 credits) 
ECO 201, GEO 104, HST 110, 111, 205, 206, NAS 101, 103, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 213, 215, 216, 222, 244, 260, 270, 280, PSY 110, 200, 203, 250, SOC 110, 140, 288
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ART 101, 105, ENG 103, 120, 130, NAS 104, 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, 155, 205, 245, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, MUS 100, PHI 105, 202, SPN 110, 111
Total credits: 34

Associate of Arts | Gen. Ed. NICC Core Requirements

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
SSS 100 (3 credits)
COMMUNICATIONS
(9 credits) 
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
SPH 110, 198 (3 credits)
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NAS 110, 111, 120, 121
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NAS 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 213
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(10 credits) 
MTH 110, 111, 112, 120, 202, 203, 215, 250 (3 credits)
BIO 110/111, 115/116, 120/121, 240/241, 250/251, CHM 110/111, NAT 120/121, 130/131, PHY 110/111, 120/121 (4 credits)
CA 104, 120, 140, 210, 215, 220, 230, 240, 242, 250 (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(4 credits) 
HPR 231 (3 credits)
HPR activity elective (1 credit) 
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(6 credits) 
ECO 201, GEO 104, HST 110, 111, 205, 206, NAS 101, 103, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 213, 215, 216, 222, 244, 260. 270, 280, PSY 110, 200, 203, 250, SOC 110, 140, 288
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ART 101, 105, ENG 103, 120, 130, NAS 104, 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, 155, 205, 245, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 410, 411, 415, 420, 421, MUS 100, PHI 105, 202, SPN 110, 111
Total credits: 42

Associate of Science | Gen. Ed. NICC Core Requirements

COLLEGE SKILLS
(3 credits) 
SSS 100 (3 credits)
COMMUNICATIONS
(9 credits) 
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)
SPH 110, 198 (3 credits)
NATIVE LANGUAGE
(4 credits) 
NAS 110, 111, 120, 121
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
(3 credits) 
NAS 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 213
MATH, SCIENCE, & TECH.
(14 credits) 
MTH 110, 203, 215, 250 (6 credits)
BIO 110/111, 115/116, 120/121, 240/241, 250/251, CHM 110/111, NAT 120/121, 130/131, PHY 110/111, 120/121 (8 credits - 2 semester laboratory science sequence))
CA 104, 120, 140, 210, 215, 220, 230, 240, 242, 250 (3 credits)
HEALTH & PHY. EDUCATION
(4 credits) 
HPR 231 (3 credits)
HPR activity elective (1 credit) 
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(elective only) 
ECO 201, GEO 104, HST 110, 111, 205, 206, NAS 101, 103, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 213, 215, 216, 222, 244, 260. 270, 280, PSY 110, 200, 203, 250, SOC 110, 140, 288
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
(3 credits) 
ART 101, 105 ENG 103, 120, 130, NAS 104, 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, 155, 205, 245, 250, 251, 252, 253,254, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 410, 411, 415, 420, 421, MUS 111, PHI 105, 202, SPN 110, 111
Total credits: 40