General Studies Prep - Career Preparatory

Certificate Program

Degree offered

Non-degree in General Studies Prep

Credits required n/a

Program contact

Sarah Morrell, Dean of the Division of Access and Transition

Program Goals Statement

The General Studies Prep program offers pre-career preparation options to help students build a solid foundation to prepare to enter selected career programs. The course recommendations help students build academic skills and develop career competencies. Students may choose such career options as art /Web design, business management, criminal justice, engineering and health sciences. General Studies Prep Pre Career students get a head start by taking career courses early in their academic programs.

Recommended Course Sequence

  • Contact your program director, Sarah Morrell, or your advisor for course sequencing recommendations.

Program Information

  • Students in the Career-Prep programs should take their required developmental courses in the first semester and take career courses as indicated. Students must complete 6 - 8 credits of career electives in the Career-Prep option selected.

Options

  • Each option lists recommended courses for that particular career track. Choose courses in the desired track as electives. Choose courses with the help of your advisor.
  • Completion of the Career-Prep option does not guarantee admission to selective programs such as Nursing Career. Students must apply for internal transfer to these programs and meet entrance requirements for admission.

Degree Requirements

Pre-Business

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

BUS 113Introduction to Business Functions and Practices

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Pre-Art/Web Design

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Pre-Computer Information Systems

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:4

Choose one of the following

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 154Introduction to Programming (COBOL)

3 credits

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Pre-Criminal Justice

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 115Report Writing and Information Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Pre-Engineering

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Pre-Health Sciences – Choose one of the following

BIO 115Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

BIO 233Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIO 234Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Pre-Health Sciences

HLT 101Medical Language Module I

1 credit

Or

HLT 106Medical Language

3 credits

And

HLT 102Medical Language Module II

1 credit

Or

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

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