Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements 49 http://www.avc.edu (661) 722-6300 Associate Degree their degrees must possess in common No course may be counted as meeting certain basic principles, concepts, and both a GE requirement and a major Requirements methodologies both unique to and shared requirement in any District degree. (Title 5, Section 55063) by the various disciplines. College Graduation from Antelope Valley educated persons should be able to use Requirements: College with the associate in arts or this knowledge when evaluating and A minimum of 3 semester units in Areas associate in science degree requires the appreciating the physical environment, A, B, C, D1, D2, E and F to total a completion of a minimum of 60 semester the culture, and the society in which they minimum of 21 units. units, see requirements 1 through 6. live. Most importantly, GE should lead to Antelope Valley College awards better self understanding. Area A - Natural Sciences the associate in science degree or the Courses or a combination of courses Courses in the Natural Sciences associate in arts degree to students who which meet GE philosophy and objectives are those which examine the physical pursue majors offered in the following will: universe, its life forms and its natural divisions: Business, Computer Studies 1. Provide an introduction to basic phenomena. To satisfy the GE requirement and Economic Development; Health concepts, principles, and method- in natural sciences, a course shall be Sciences; Language Arts; Math, Science ology of study common to a given designed to help the student develop and Engineering; Kinesiology, Athletics discipline; an appreciation and understanding of and Dance; Social and Behavioral 2. Lead to better self understanding the scientific method, and encourage Sciences; Technical Education; and in relationship to the physical the understanding of the relationships Visual and Performing Arts. In the course environment, culture, economy between science and other human description section of this catalog, all and society; activities. courses that apply to the associate degree 3. Provide an opportunity to examine Select at least 3 units or certiﬁcates are designated as (AVC). values while proposing solutions ANTH 101 The completion of an associate in arts for major social problems; and, ASTR 101 or an associate in science degree does not 4. Provide a breadth of knowledge BIOL 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, ensure that a student can transfer directly and experiences which contribute 120, 165, 170, 201, 202, 204, 205 to a four-year college or university. to a well-rounded education. CHEM 101, 102, 110 Students interested in transferring should • Courses in natural science present ELTE 101 refer to the Transfer Requirements section critical thinking and problem solving ERSC 101 in this catalog. methods. These courses also explore GEOG 101, 101L, 102, 102L the relationship that exists between GEOL 101, 102 Application for Graduation people and science; PHYS 101, 102, 110 Antelope Valley College awards • Courses in the social and behavioral PSCI 101 degrees three times annually following sciences focus on people as members the fall, spring and summer semesters. of society. These courses should Area B - Social & Behavioral Sciences Students must apply for graduation promote appreciation of how societies Courses in the Social and Behavioral to earn their degree or certificate. and social subgroups operate. Sciences are those which focus on people Applications are due by October 15 for • Courses in the humanities present as members of society. To satisfy the spring/summer graduates and by April the cultural activities and artistic GE requirement in social and behavioral 15 for fall graduates. Applications can be expressions of human beings. These sciences, a course shall be designed to completed online, or students can print courses help students in developing develop an awareness of the method of the application from the AVC website at aesthetic understanding and the ability inquiry used by the social and behavioral www.avc.edu and mail in. After review, a to make value judgements; sciences. It shall be designed to stimulate preliminary evaluation will be sent to the • Courses in language and rationality critical thinking about the ways people students’ myAVC e-mail account showing present principles of languages which act and have acted in response to their the progress toward the degree. Students lead toward logical thought, clear societies and should promote appreciation will receive information on participating and precise expression, and critical of how societies and social subgroups in the annual commencement ceremony evaluation of communication; operate. from Student Development during • Courses or a combination of courses spring term. While participation in the Select at least 3 units in the performing and visual arts ANTH 102, 103, 112, 140 commencement ceremony is encouraged, and physical education provide both it is not mandatory and does not indicate BUS 101 theory and practice; ECON 100, 101, 102, 110 the completion of a degree or certiﬁcate. • Courses in foreign language include GEOG 105, 106 substantive content of the culture of HIST 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 1. General Education the relevant country; 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 118, 119 Requirements • Ethnic studies and multicultural POLS 101, 103, 200, 201, 202, 203 General Education (GE) is designed courses are offered in at least one of PSY 101, 201, 211, 212, 217, 218, 219, to introduce the students to the variety of the required GE categories. 234, 236 means through which people comprehend SOC 101, 105, 110, 111, 112, 115, 120 the changing world. It reflects the Courses which emphasize occupational conviction of AVC that those who receive competency do not meet GE objectives. 50 Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements Area C - Humanities and analytical thinking requirement MGT 212 Courses in the Humanities are those include oral communication, mathe- MUSC 107 which study the cultural activities and matics, logic, statistics, computer POLS 202 artistic expression of human beings. languages and programming, and PSY 211, 215 To satisfy the GE requirement in the related disciplines. SOC 105, 110 humanities, a course shall be designed BUS 113 THA 239 to help the student develop an awareness CA 103 of the ways in which people throughout CIS 101, 111, 141, 157 2. Proﬁciency Requirements the ages and in different cultures have COMM 101, 103, 107, 109, 112, Proficiency requirements exist for responded to themselves and the world 114, 115, 217, 219 the areas of Reading, Writing and Math. around them in artistic and cultural ENGL 102, 103 Students must demonstrate competency creation and help the student develop GEOG 201, 205 in each of these areas in order to be aesthetic understanding and an ability to MATH 102, 102A and 102B, 115, eligible for the associate degree. make value judgements. 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150 A. READING Select at least 3 units PHIL 101, 110, 201 Eligibility for College Level Reading ART 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 113, (AVC assessment) or Completion of Area E - Additional Breadth READ 099 with a minimum grade of 130, 131, 132, 140, 145 Courses in this area are designed to “C” or “P” (Pass). CHIN 101, 102 expand the acquisition and utilization B. WRITING COMM 114, 214 of knowledge in GE and/or self under- Completion of ENGL 101 with a DA 101 standing. Courses must be taken from a minimum grade of “C.” DFST 101, 102, 105, 201, 202 discipline not previously selected. C. MATHEMATICS ENGL 102, 113, 221, 225, 226, 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 240, 242, Select at least 3 units Completion of MATH 102 or higher 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 253, 256, From areas A, B, C, D2 or or CIS 121 with a minimum grade of 257, 259, 260, 265, 270, 272, 274, HD 100, 101, 103, 105, 198 “C.” 279 HE 101, 120, 201 FREN 101, 102, 201, 202, 203 LIB 105, 107 3. Major and/or Area of FTV 101, 103, 107, 108, 201, 251, 261 NF 100, 110, 150 Emphasis Requirements GER 101, 102, 201, 202, 203 Any DA activity course(s) from DA Students must receive a minimum HIST 115 101-205, except DA 101, 107A-C, grade of “C” or better in all required core LATN 101, 102, 201 108, 109 and 111 courses and the speciﬁc courses listed as MUS 101, 105, 111, 131, 186, 189, Any PE activity course(s) from PE program electives in order to qualify for 201, 202 101-180, or up to 4 units for military the degree or certiﬁcate. MUSC 102, 103, 107 experience Major requirements may be satisﬁed PHIL 105, 106, 108 by: (Title 5, Section 55063) PHOT 107 Area F - Diversity Studies A. Completing specific major require- SPAN 101, 101HL, 102, 102HL, 120A, The primary focus of courses meeting ments listed in the AVC catalog, 120B, 201, 202, 203 the Diversity Studies requirement will or THA 101, 102, 103, 110 deal, in depth, with non-dominant groups B. Completing requirements for the in the State of California and the United Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree. Area D - Language & Rationality States. These groups of people are deﬁned Courses in Language and Rationality as African-American, Hispanic, Asian- 4. Electives are those which develop for the student the Pacific Islander, Native American and The remaining number of units (up to principles and applications of language Women. Courses meeting the Diversity toward logical thought, clear and precise Studies requirement will deal with more 60) are considered electives. Any course expression and critical evaluation of than one group. Courses will deal with that has already been counted toward (1) communication in whatever symbol one non-dominant group in comparison the general education requirements, or (2) system the student uses. to the dominant group or other non- the major, cannot be used as an elective. dominant group(s). Issues of racism and Select 3 units from (1) and select 3 units from (2) sexism will be explicitly covered. 5. Grade Point Average 1. English Composition Select 3 units Requirement Courses fulfilling the written ANTH 112 A cumulative grade point average of composition requirement shall be BUS 212 2.0 (“C” average) is required. designed to include both expository COMM 114, 217, 219 and argumentative writing. ECON 110 6. Residence Requirement ENGL 101 ENGL 250, 252, 253, 256, 257, 259 Of the required 60 units, “at least FTV 201, 203 12 semester…units must be completed 2. Communication and Analytical HE 201 in residence at the college granting Thinking HIST 110, 111, 113 the degree.” Title 5, Section 54000 et Courses fulﬁlling the communication http://www.avc.edu (661) 722-6300 Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements 51 seq. Title 5 of the California Code of Math and Sciences - Option I: PSY 101, 201, 211, 212, 215, 218, Regulations is available at http://ccr. The following area of study allows 219, 233, 234, 235, 236 oal.ca.gov and in the Antelope Valley students to take courses that will prepare SOC 101, 105, 110, 112, 115 College Library. them for possible majors within the many fields of Science, including the Allied Arts and Humanities - Option III: 7. Requirements for Two or Health ﬁeld, Nursing preparation, Health The following area of study allows Sciences, and related ﬁelds. Courses in students to take courses that will prepare More Associate Degrees mathematics emphasize mathematical them for possible majors within a variety To be eligible for multiple associate of liberal arts disciplines. Courses in and quantitative reasoning skills. Courses degrees, a student must complete all arts and humanities promote critical in the sciences examine the physical graduation requirements for each degree. thinking and emphasize the cultural, universe—its life forms and its natural phenomena —allowing students to learn humanistic, and artistic expression of Liberal Arts and Sciences about the methodologies of science as people throughout the world, past and Degree: Option I, II, or III an investigative tool and to understand present. Students will learn to evaluate This degree will provide students with the inﬂuence scientiﬁc knowledge has on and interpret how people have developed an opportunity to earn an AA degree in society. aesthetically to the world around them. one of three major areas of study: math Select a minimum of 18 units from the Select at least 18 units from the and sciences; social/behavioral sciences; following courses: following courses: or arts and humanities. It is designed for Choose at least 6 units from courses Choose at least 6 units from courses students who wish to explore different listed below: listed below: disciplines (subject areas) before deciding ANTH 101 ART 100, 101, 102, 103, 104 on a definite major program prior to ASTR 101, 101L DA 101 transferring to a four-year university, or BIOL 101, 103, 104, 110, 120, 201, FTV 101, 107, 108, 201, 203 for students who may not be planning 202, 204 MUS 101, 105, 201, 202 to transfer but wish to earn a degree in CHEM 101, 102, 110, 120 MUSC 102, 103 a particular area of study that interests ERSC 101 PHOT 107 them. GEOG 101 THA 101, 110 Students planning to transfer to a GEOL 101, 101L, 102 AND at least 6 units from courses four-year university are cautioned that PHYS 101, 102, 110, 120, 211 listed below: this degree may not meet all of the lower PSCI 101 CHIN 101*, 102* division requirements for transfer into AND at least 6 units from the ENGL 221, 222, 225, 226, 227, 230, a particular major; however, through courses listed below: 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 240, 242, careful educational planning with a MATH 115, 125, 130, 140, 150, 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 253, 256, counselor, this degree would offer a 160, 220, 250 257, 259, 260, 265, 270, 272, 279 solid foundation in the transfer process. FREN 101*, 102*, 201, 202, 203 Students should consult with a counselor Social/Behavioral Sciences - Option II: FTV 201, 203 for speciﬁc information regarding their The following area of study allows GER 101*, 102*, 201, 202, 203 intended major at the university of their students to take courses that will prepare HIST 115 choice. them for possible majors within the LATN 101*, 102*, 201 ﬁelds of Psychology, History, Sociology, PHIL 105, 106, 108 Degree Requirements: Political Science, and related disciplines. PHOT 107 Requirements for the Liberal Arts and Courses in the social and behavioral SPAN 101*, 102*, 201, 202, 203 Sciences Degree (Option I, II, or III) may sciences explore a variety of theories, be satisﬁed by completing a total of 60 perspectives, and experiences as to how TRANSFER NOTES: All courses listed units comprised of the following: people have behaved and continue to in the options above are transferable • a minimum of 18 core course units behave in response to particular times, to CSU/UC and may be applied to the chosen exclusively from one of the places, events, and societies. The courses appropriate areas of the CSU General options listed below. Student must are designed to stimulate critical thinking Education Breadth and the UC General receive a minimum grade of “C” or and encourage students to evaluate how Education (IGETC) patterns. Those better in all required core courses in societies and social sub groups operate in courses marked with an *asterisk can only order to qualify for the degree; the world. be used for Foreign Language proﬁciency • 21 units of AVC/General Education Select at least 18 units from the listed in IGETC section “Language Other (GE) requirements; and following courses: Than English.” These courses may also • enough elective units to complete the ANTH 102, 103, 112 be used for CSU GE Breadth Humanities required balance of 60 total units. AJ 206 credit Area C-2. No course may be counted as meeting ECON 101, 102, 110 both a GE requirement and a major GEOG 105 Students wishing to transfer to the requirement within the Liberal Arts & HIST 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, California State University system Sciences Degree. 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 119 must select additional General POLS 101, 103, 202, 203 Education courses from either the “CSU 52 Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements General Education pattern or from the ESL 039, ESL Skills Building 3 coursework designed as a pattern “Intersegmental General Education ESL 040, ESL Vocabulary and of learning experiences intended Transfer Core Curriculum (IGETC)” Pronunciation 4 to develop certain capabilities pattern listed in the Transfer Information ESL 043, ESL Grammar 4 that may be oriented to career or section of this catalog. ESL 048, ESL Reading and Writing 4 general education, or 2) a designated ESL 049, ESL Skills Building 4 sequence of courses consisting of Students wishing to transfer to the ESL 058, ESL Reading and Writing 5 12 or more semester units (or 18 University of California system must ESL 059, ESL Skills Building 5 or more quarter units) of degree- select additional General Education MATH 020, Managing Math Anxiety applicable credit coursework. These courses only from the “Intersegmental MATH 021, Math Study Strategies certiﬁcate programs will be consistent G e n e r a l E d u c a t i o n Tr a n s f e r C o r e MATH 050, Arithmetic with the mission of the college, meet Curriculum (IGETC)” pattern listed in MATH 050A, Arithmetic-First Half with a demonstrated need, be feasible, and the Transfer Information section of this SAS adhere to guidelines on academic catalog. MATH 050B, Arithmetic-Second Half integrity which may be developed by with SAS the Chancellor, the Academic Senate Credit Courses Not MATH 060, Prealgebra for California Community Colleges, Transferable/Not MATH 070, Elementary Algebra or other appropriate statewide bodies. MATH 070A, Elementary Algebra-First Such programs are usually less than Applicable to the Associate Half with SAS two years in length and may or may Degree and Certiﬁcate MATH 070B, Elementary Algebra- not lead to an associate in arts or Programs Second Half with SAS science degree. Courses taken in these Effective Fall 1988, selected credit MATH 080, Plane Geometry programs at AVC will apply toward an courses shall not apply to the associate READ 095, Basic Reading associate degree. degree and certiﬁcate programs. READ 097, Intermediate Reading To avoid delays in completing your Students who enroll in credit READ 099, Critical Reading and Study certiﬁcate of achievement, it is important courses not applicable to the degree Skills that you recognize that many courses are or certificate can use these credits not offered every semester (including a for eligibility purposes, i.e., full-time Academic Support Courses: very limited summer school offering). status, intercollegiate athletic status CT 050, Sewing Basics Note how certain designated courses are and financial aid status. In the course EOPS 060, Enrichment Class offered on a rotating basis (either fall or description section of this catalog, these LAC 098, Math for Nursing spring) and develop your educational courses are designated as: Credit course LAC 099, Dosage Calculation plan very carefully. Required courses that not applicable to the associate degree ENGL 061, Grammar and Mechanics are rarely offered or potential problems and certificate programs. Grades will ENGL 062, Basic Writing should be discussed with the appropriate not count in calculating the GPA when ENGL 063, Vocabulary division dean as early in the planning received in credit courses not applicable ENGL 064, Spelling process as possible. to the associate degree and certificate Filing for Certiﬁcate Programs: programs. All courses that do apply to Certificate Programs An application for a certiﬁcate must the associate degree or certificates are (Title 5, Section 55070, 55072) be filed in the graduation office of the designated as (AVC). At Antelope Valley College (AVC) Student Services Building. The certiﬁcate The list of credit courses not applicable there are two types of educational award will be posted to a student’s to the associate degree and certificate programs which lead to certificates of permanent record. Certificates can be programs include: achievement. awarded at the end of the fall or spring 1. There are programs that lead to semesters. While participation in the Basic Skills Courses: certiﬁcation or licensing by agencies graduation ceremony is encouraged, ENGL 095, Developmental Writing other than AVC, usually state or it is not necessary to attend to receive Skills federal agencies, after an examination a certificate. Certificates are mailed to ENGL 097, Basic Composition or further training. Such programs at students. Early filing of the certificate ENGL 099, Intermediate Composition AVC usually lead to the associate in application is highly recommended. ESL 018, ESL Reading and Writing 1 arts degree as well. Resident Requirement: ESL 019, ESL Skills Building 1 2. There are programs that lead to All certificate of achievement pro- ESL 020, ESL Vocabulary and Certificates of Achievement from grams require a minimum of 12 units Pronunciation 2 AVC (see list on next page) that completed in residence at AVC with a ESL 023, ESL Grammar 2 have been reviewed by the Academic minimum of 9 of those units completed in ESL 028, ESL Reading and Writing 2 Policies & Procedures Committee, the certiﬁcate coursework. ESL 029, ESL Skills Building 2 the Board of Trustees, and the Grade Point Average: ESL 030, ESL Vocabulary and Chancellor’s Ofﬁce. These certiﬁcates All certificate of achievement pro- Pronunciation 3 are comprised of 1) a minimum of 18 grams require a minimum GPA of 2.0 ESL 033, ESL Grammar 3 or more semester units (or 27 or more (“C” average) unless otherwise stated. ESL 038, ESL Reading and Writing 3 quarter units) of degree-applicable http://www.avc.edu (661) 722-6300 Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements 53 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES Subject Area Subject Area Degree or Certiﬁcate Title AA-T AS-T AA AS C Degree or Certiﬁcate Title AA-T AS-T AA AS C Administration of Justice (pg. 62) AA Video Design & Production AA C Aeronautical & Aviation Technology- (pg. 66) Drafting/Computer Aided Design (pg. 152) AS C Aircraft Airframe AS C Education- Instructional Aide (pg. 157) AA C Aircraft Powerplant AS C Electrical Technology (pg. 159) AS C General Aircraft Maintenance AS C Electronics Technology (pg. 162) AS C Agriculture/Park & Landscape Management- (pg. 70) Engineering (pg. 166) AS Environmental Horticulture AS C Engineering Technology AS C Landscaping Construction AS C English- (pg. 169) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration- (pg. 74) English - Transfer AA Air Conditioning Specialist AS C English - Non-Transfer AA Air Conditioning & Refrig. Specialist AS C Family and Consumer Education- (pg. 187) Refrigeration Specialist AS C Child and Family Development AA Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly (pg. 78) AS C Clothing and Textiles AA Auto Body- (pg. 90) Consumer Services AA Collision Repair Specialist AS C Interior Design AA Collision Repair & Reﬁnishing Specialist AS C Nutrition and Foods AA Reﬁnishing Specialist AS C Fire Technology (pg. 190) AS C Automotive Technology- (pg. 94) Fireﬁghter I Academy C Driveability, Emissions & Electrical AS C Wildland Fire Technology AS Engine and Drive Trains AS C IGETC - General Education (pg. 55) C Biological Sciences (pg. 100) AS Interior Design (pg. 213) AA C Business- (pg. 103) Liberal Arts and Sciences- (pg. 51) Business Administration AS Option I - Math and Sciences AA General Business AS C Option II - Social/Behavioral Sciences AA Professional Bookkeeping AS C Option III - Arts and Humanities AA Child and Family Education (pg. 109) AA C Management (pg. 221) AS C School-Aged Child Care AA C Small Business Management AS C Clothing and Textiles - Fashion Design (pg. 116) AA C Marketing (pg. 225) AS C Communication Studies (pg. 119) AA-T Mathematics (pg. 228) AS-T AS Computer Applications (pg. 122) AS C Medical Assisting- (pg. 234) Computer Networking Core C Clinical Medical Assistant AS C Computer Networking Multi-Platform AS C Medical Assistant AS C Computer Information Science- (pg. 122) Music (pg. 237) AA Business Computer Info. Science AS C Music, Commercial - (pg. 244) Computer Software Developer AS C Level 1 - General C CSU - General Education (pg. 57) C Level II - Performance Specialty C Deaf Studies- (pg. 136) Nursing Science- American Sign Language AA C Licensed Vocational Nurse (pg. 306) C Interpreter Training AA C Registered Nursing (pg. 289) AS Digital Media (pg. 141) Ofﬁce Technology- (pg. 251) Computer Animation AA C Administrative Assistant AS C Digital Photographic Imaging AA C Administrative Medical Assistant AS C Digital Printing AA C Ofﬁce Specialist AS C Graphic Design AA C Photography-Commercial & Photographic Imaging (pg. 258) Interactive Media-Web Design AA C Commercial Photography AA C 54 Graduation/Associate Degree and Certiﬁcate Requirements DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES (CONT.) Local Certiﬁcates: Subject Area Certiﬁcate of Proﬁciency Degree or Certiﬁcate Title AA AS C Locally approved Certificates of Proficiency may consist of one or more courses totaling from 6-17 units Physical Education (pg. 263) AA that lead to an occupationally relevant set of skills. These Physical Sciences (pg. 271) AS programs are shorter in duration and narrower in scope Radiologic Technology (pg. 279) AS than the achievement certificate programs of 18 units Real Estate (pg. 285) AS or more, and they usually provide instruction related to Real Estate Broker C occupational advancement. They may also meet the needs Real Estate Salesperson C of continuing education for those in an evolving profession or meet a demonstrated local need that is recognized by the Respiratory Care (pg. 296) AS community and veriﬁed by the college. Welding (pg. 312) AS C These locally approved certificate programs do not require Chancellor Ofﬁce approval, nor can they appear on a student’s transcript. Locally approved certiﬁcates are: Low-Unit Certiﬁcates of Achievement • Grounds Maintenance • Ofﬁce Support Award Fire Technology (pg. 190) Wildland Fire Technology C Low-Unit Certiﬁcates: Geosciences (pg. 203) Certiﬁcate of Achievement Geographic Information Systems (GIS) C These low unit certiﬁcate of achievement programs are Chancellor Ofﬁce approved and can appear on a student’s transcript. These low-unit certiﬁcates of achievement are: • Geographic Information Systems IGETC and CSU/GE: • Wildland Fire Technology Certiﬁcates of Achievement (Title 5, Section 55070) Catalog Rights Policy A General Education Certiﬁcate of Achievement ensures that Provided that continuous attendance is maintained, AVC students have a broad background in a variety of disciplines at students may elect the degree requirements in effect at: the college and university level in order to appreciate the breadth 1. The time they entered AVC; or of human knowledge and the responsibilities of concerned and 2. The time they graduate from AVC. engaged citizens. General Education courses will provide students A student will lose catalog rights if there is no course with skills that include the ability to read critically, to write and notation (Grade, W, I, Pass/No Pass, RD) on the transcript communicate with clarity, to evaluate and draw well-informed for two consecutive, regular (fall/spring) semesters. Summer conclusions and inferences from information gleaned from many and intersession terms cannot be used to establish catalog sources, and to access the wealth of technical, scientific, and rights nor to maintain continuous attendance. cultural information that is increasingly necessary in our global Once catalog rights are established, absence related community. It is through General Education that students gain an to attendance at another accredited institution of higher appreciation of how diverse cultures lead us to be more creative learning shall not be considered an interruption, providing thinkers with different perspectives and insights from which to the absence does not exceed two years. view human endeavors. In order to be awarded either Certificate of Achievement NOTE: The “Catalog Rights Policy” sets forth the criteria (IGETC or CSU/GE), students must complete a minimum of 39 used for determining the degree requirements under which units, with grades of “C” or better. No class may be used to satisfy students may graduate. New students should check AVC’s requirements in more than one of the ﬁve general areas. Courses online catalog (www.avc.edu) for the most up to date taken at other accredited institutions can be certiﬁed by Antelope version, which may include changes to academic policies or Valley College. Students should consult with a counselor for the procedures as a result of new or revised legislation, course most current requirements. (See pages 55-58) prerequisites, or other academic concerns. • Completing the IGETC Certiﬁcate ensures that students planning to transfer to a CSU or UC campus have satisﬁed their lower Changes in Majors division General Education requirements and will not be required Students changing major will be subject to the major to satisfy any further lower division requirements upon transfer. requirements in effect at the time of the change, but will be • Completing the CSU/GE Certificate ensures that students allowed to continue with previously established non-major planning to transfer to one the CSU campuses have satisﬁed their requirements (general education, proﬁciencies, etc.). lower division General Education requirements and will not be required to satisfy any further lower division requirements upon transfer.