General Education Requirements

Associate of Arts Graduation Requirements

Associate of Arts in Teaching Graduation Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Graduation Requirements

Certificates of Achievement Graduation Requirements

Associate of Arts Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

General Education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens, and they provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world.

NOTE: The courses below meet the general education requirements* for SCC and the state of Missouri. This sequence of courses is for the students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and have met their general education requirements. To obtain the Associate of Arts degree from SCC, students must also meet the Institutional Requirements outlined below. See: Associate of Arts Graduation Requirements.

* Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. See the Degrees and Certificates section for details. Check with academic advising for transfer institution-specific requirements.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 64 credit hours, including 42 credit hours of general education courses adhering to the minimums as listed below.
  • Complete 22 credit hours of elective courses as advised by an academic counselor, including one of the following, BAS/CPT 103, CPT 115, EDU 220 or test for competency.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
DisciplineDescriptionCredit
Hours
Courses
COMMUNICATIONS To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 9 ENG 101, 102
SPE 101
SOCIAL SCIENCES To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Students must fulfill the state statute requirements for the United States and Missouri Constitutions.) 9

One Course from Group I:
HIS 101, 102, 115, 270
POL 101, 102

One Course from Group II:
Any ANT
CRJ
140, 175, 280
ECO 100, 110, 120
Any GEO
PSY 101
SOC 101, 102

One Additional Course from Group I or II, or:
Any HIS
Any POL

HUMANITIES To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. 9

One Course from Group I:
ART 101, 150, 151, 160, 170, 222
MUS 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 229, 230, 231, 232, 234, 235
THE 122, 123, 124, 229, 230

One Course from Group II:
Any LIT
Any PHL
Any Foreign Language
BUS
105/CPT 105

One Additional Course from Group I or II

MULTICULTURAL/
VALUING
To develop students' abilities to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society and to understand that many courses of action are guided by value judgments about the way things ought to be. Students should be able to make informed decisions through identifying personal values and the values of others and through understanding how such values develop. They should be able to analyze the ethical implications of choices made on the basis of these values. 3

ANT 102, 103, 151, 161, 171, 201, 202, 220, 224
BUS 105 or CPT 105
BUS 255
CRJ 280
ESL 107, 108
GEO 100, 101, 102, 110
Any GLC
Any GLS
HIS 145, 146, 160, 201, 202, 203, 240
LIT 200, 207, 271, 272, 273, 275
LIT 241 or SOC 241,242
MUS 111
PHL 201
POL 201, 210, 220, 255
Any Foreign Language
SPE 215 or GLC 215

MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 3-4

MAT 155 or higher

NOTE: A student who does not take MAT 155 or MAT 158 or MAT 162  to meet the Mathematics requirement, may need to take an additional credit hour, e.g. an additional science lab or an hour of GLC course to meet the 42 credit hour general education requirement.

Speak with your
counselor or advisor.

NATURAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. 7

One Course From Group I:
BIO
100, 105/106, 110/113, 120/121, 122, 130, 140, 150 or 160

One Course From Group II:
CHM
101/103, 110/113 or 115
PHY 105/107, 111/113,
125/127, 130/131, 150/153, 225/227, 240/243

At least one lab must be taken with a corresponding lecture course.

CAPSTONE To assess acquisition of knowledge and skills. 1 COL 299
Higher-Order Thinking. To develop students' ability to distinguish among opinions, facts, and inferences; to identify underlying or implicit assumptions; to make informed judgments; and to solve problems by applying evaluative standards.
Managing Information. To develop students' abilities to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, and annotate information from print, electronic, and other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed decisions.

Associate of Arts in Teaching Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

General Education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens, and they provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world.

NOTE: The courses below meet the general education requirements* for SCC and the state of Missouri. This sequence of courses is for the students who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution and have met their general education requirements. To obtain the Associate of Arts degree from SCC, students must also meet the Institutional Requirements outlined below.

* Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details. Check with academic advising for transfer institution-specific requirements.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Students enrolled in any course that requires contact with P-12 students will be required to sign permission for and pay for a criminal background check.
  • Students must achieve a minimum GPA if 2.5, including a C or better in each EDU class.
  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 235 on each section of the C-BASE.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed at SCC.
DisciplineDescriptionCredit
Hours
Courses
COMMUNICATIONS To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 9 ENG 101, 102

SPE101

SOCIAL SCIENCES To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Students must fulfill the state statute requirements for the United States and Missouri Constitutions.) 9 PSY101

POL 101

One Course from Group 1:

HIS 101, 102, 115

HUMANITIES To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. 9 One Course from Group I:

EDU 242, 246

ART 101, 150, 151, 160, 170

MUS 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 229, 230, 231, 232, 235

THE 122, 123, 124, 229, 230

One Course from Group II:

EDU 125, 225

Any LIT
Any PHL
Any Foreign Language

One Additional Course from Group I or II

MULTICULTURAL/
VALUING
To develop students' abilities to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society and to understand that many courses of action are guided by value judgments about the way things ought to be. Students should be able to make informed decisions through identifying personal values and the values of others and through understanding how such values develop. They should be able to analyze the ethical implications of choices made on the basis of these values. 3

One Course from:
Elementary:
ANT 102, GEO 100, 101, 102
Secondary:
ANT
102, 103,151,161, 171,201, 202, 220, or POL 220, 224, BUS 105, or CPT 105; BUS 255, ESL 107, 108 GEO 100(will be required for state certification), 101, 102, HIS 145, 146, 160, 201, 240 LIT 200, 241, or SOC 241 LIT 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, MUS 111, 235 PHL 201,POL 201, 210, 255, SPE 215,
Any Foreign Language,
Any GLC or GLS

MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 3-4 MAT 160
NATURAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. 8 BIO 100, 101/103, 105 /106, or 150
110/113, 120/121, 122, 125/127,  or 160
(105/106 suggested)

One Course From Group II:

CHM 101/103, 110/113 or 115

PHY
105/107,
111/113, 125/127, 130/131, 150/153,
225/227, 240/243

Elementary: Include two labs with corresponding lecture
Secondary: Include at least one lab with corresponding lecture.

CAPSTONE To assess acquisition of knowledge and skills.   Pass all areas of C-BASE test

Higher-Order Thinking. To develop students' ability to distinguish among opinions, facts, and inferences; to identify underlying or implicit assumptions; to make informed judgments; and to solve problems by applying evaluative standards.

Managing Information. To develop students' abilities to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, and annotate information from print, electronic and other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed or GLS.

Associate of Applied Science Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

The courses in the chart below meet the college's general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree. General education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens and provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world. Some career programs will dictate which general education courses to take.

NOTE: Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of general education courses adhering to the minimums listed below.
  • Complete specific program requirements as listed under each program.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
DisciplineDescriptionCredit
Hours
Courses
COMMUNICATION To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 9 ENG 101
ENG 102, 115 or 125
SPE 101
SOCIAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. 3

HIS 101, 102, 115, 202,203,270

POL 101, 102

MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 3 MAT 105 or higher
HUMANITIES To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. 3 Any ART
BUS
105 or CPT 105
DAN
196, 197, 198, 199
EDU 125
Any LIT
Any MUS
Any PHL
Any THE
Any Foreign Language
NATURAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. 3 Any BIO
Any CHM
Any PHY
ELECTIVE   3 Any ANT
Any ART
Any BIO
Any CHM
CPT/BAS 103, CPT 115, or EDU 125,220
Any ECO
Any ENG
Any GEO
Any HIS
Any LIT
Any MAT
Any MUS
Any PHE
Any PHL
Any PHY
Any POL
Any PSY
Any SOC
Any SPE
Any THE

Certificates of Achievement Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

Using the chart below, complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of general education courses:

  • one course from each group
NOTE: Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details.
 

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed under each program.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

    Note: Travel courses may not be used to fulfill general education requirements.
DisciplineDescriptionCredit
Hours
Courses
COMMUNICATION To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world.  Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 3 ENG 101, 102, 115, 125
or
SPE 101
SOCIAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems.  Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. 3 HIS 101, 102, 115, 270
POL 101, 102
MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 3 MAT 098 or higher
ELECTIVE   3

Any ANT
Any ART
BAS
103
Any BIO
CPT
103, 115
Any CHM
Any ECO
EDU 220
Any ENG
Any Foreign Language
Any GEO
Any HIS
Any LIT
Any MAT
Any MUS
Any PHE
Any PHL
Any PHY
Any POL
Any PSY
Any SOC
Any SPE
Any THE