General Education Courses for Applied Science Degrees

Occupational degree programs (Associate in Applied Science degrees) at KCC require the completion of several general education courses. These courses assist students in becoming contributing members of society by providing them with an opportunity to explore major values, ideas and bodies of knowledge.

Through completion of general education requirements, students are expected to synthesize, develop and internalize personal values; develop a more global perspective of the human condition; strengthen basic skills in communication and computation; and integrate general and career-specific learning.

These general education courses also apply to students seeking Associate In General Studies degrees.

Career students intending to transfer should consult an advisor about IAI transfer requirements. Students in transfer degree programs should refer to general education requirements.

The following list identifies the courses which meet KCC's general education requirements for students seeking Associate in Applied Science degrees.

All courses listed in the IAI General Education Core are accepted as electives for occupational degrees.

Communications

  • * BSNS 1603 - Business Communications (for specific curricula only)
  • * ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing

Humanities

  • ARTS 1503 - Basic Drawing
  • ARTS 1513 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • ARTS 1603 - Drawing II
  • ARTS 1813 - Three-Dimensional Design
  • ARTS 2513 - Painting
  • * ARTS 2523 - Painting II
  • * ARTS 2533 - Ceramics I
  • ARTS 2553 - Photography
  • * ARTS 2563 - Photography II
  • ARTS 2573 - Introduction to Printmaking
  • * ARTS 2583 - Color Photography
  • * ARTS 2613 - Figure Drawing
  • * ARTS 2623 - Figure Drawing II
  • ARTS 2713 - Introduction to Sculpture

  • * ENGL 2533 - Survey of British Literature II (Study in England program)
  • ENGL 2813 - Creative Writing

  • * FREN 2524 - French Culture and Civilization

  • * HIST   1534 - History of Western Civilization through Independent Study & Travel

  • * PHIL   2543 - Death & Dying

  • SPAN 1503 - Basic Spanish
  • * SPAN 1514 - Elementary Spanish I

  • SPCH 1563 - Interpersonal Communications

  • * THEA 1813 - Introduction to Drama

Mathematics

  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I
  • * MATH 1123 - Technical Mathematics II
  • * MATH 1213 - Applied Arithmetic
  • * MATH 1414 - Basic Algebra
  • * MATH 1424 - Intermediate Algebra
  • * MATH 1453 - Geometry
  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1803 - Trigonometry
  • * MATH 1814 - College Algebra
  • * MATH 2113 - Technical Mathematics III
  • * MATH 2613 - Differential Equations

Life science (laboratory science)

  • * BIOL 1524 - General Biology II
  • * BIOL 1564 - Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
  • * BIOL 1614 - General Zoology
  • * BIOL 1714 - General Botany
  • * BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • * BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • * BIOL 2714 - Microbiology
  • * BIOL 2803 - Gross Human Anatomy

Physical science (laboratory science)

  • * CHEM 1504 - Basic Chemistry
  • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I
  • * CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II
  • * CHEM 2614 - Quantitative Analysis
  • * CHEM 2714 - Organic Chemistry I
  • * CHEM 2724 - Organic Chemistry II

  • * PHYS 1524 - General Physics II
  • * PHYS 2614 - Physics I
  • * PHYS 2624 - Physics II
  • * PHYS 2634 - Physics III

Social and behavioral science

  • EDUC 1763 Technology in Education
  • EDUC 2513 Diversity in Schools
  • EDUC 2533 Foundations of Reading
  • EDUC 2613 Educational Psychology
  • HIST 1823   - African American History
  • HIST 1913   - Illinois History

  • * PSYC 1013 - Practical Psychology
  • * PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology
  • * PSYC 2513 - Abnormal Psychology
  • * PSYC 2563 - Alcoholism
  • * PSYC 2573 - Adulthood and Aging

Health education

  • PHED 1512 - Health Education

*Course has prerequisite.