General Arts and Sciences, One Year General Certificate

Curriculum Code #8050

Effective May 2024

Division of Arts and Humanities

This certificate is intended to benefit Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and bachelor's degree transfer students.  It consists of courses that satisfy the first 31 hours of the relevant degree requirements.  These courses address the general education outcomes, fulfill a majority of the Ohio Transfer 36 requirements, and align with most of the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways associated with the AA and AS degrees.  Courses in the certificate tend to reinforce each other and work well together to develop the student's abilities.  This certificate lays out a pathway to success by directing students towards completing important milestones including:

  • Completing the English Composition Sequence
  • Completing the Math Requirement
  • Beginning a Major
  • Completing 30 Hours

Students completing this certificate will be prepared to succeed in their AA, AS, and Bachelor's degrees.

Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and
universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s
University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
Elective Course 1 3
OT36 Math Elective 2 3
OT 36 Social Science Elective 3
Second Semester
Elective Course 1 3
OT36 Humanities Elective 3
OT36 Natural Science Elective 3
Third Semester
OT36 Elective - CMMC 151 Oral Communication Recommended 3
OT36 Elective 3
 Total Hours31

Any course that counts for credit in the AA or AS program.  It is recommended but not required that these be TAG courses.


The math elective should be appropriate for the major or transfer pathway.

Program Contact(s):

Ben Cordry

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

Credit for Prior Learning (PLA) options may be available for your program.  For more information, please visit our website:

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to convey clear and organized ideas in creative, purposeful, and audience-centered ways.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to draw informed, logical conclusions or solve problems.
  3. Students will be able to use digital technologies effectively and responsibly.
  4. Students will be able to apply ethical, equitable, and inclusive principles in personal, professional, and civic settings. 
  5. Students will be able to describe and practice behaviors that promote the overall health of the individual and/or community. 
  6. Students will be able to connect a wide range of concepts across disciplines to contemporary life.
  7. Students will be able to ask and answer scientific and quantitative questions about the world.  
  8. Students will be able to develop themselves and their careers through ongoing personal and professional learning.