IGETC is a general education program which community college transfer students may use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements in either the UC or CSU system.
Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find completing the IGETC option advantageous. BIOL, Engineering and Liberal Studies are examples of these majors. Please consult with an academic advisor.
All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. A course may meet only one area of IGETC.
Area 1 – English COMM
Three courses / nine semester units (two courses/six units for UC).
1A - ENGL P101A
1B - ENGL P101B
1C - COMM P101 (Not required for UC)
Area 2 – Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
One course / three semester units:
Area 3 – Arts and Humanities
Three courses / nine semester units - Select at least one course in the Arts and one course in the Humanities.
3A - Arts:
3B - Humanities:
Select additional course from 3A or 3B
**Course meets Multicultural requirement.
Area 4 – Social & Behavioral Sciences
Three courses / nine semester units. Select courses from at least two disciplines.
**Course meets Multicultural Studies requirement.
Area 5 – Physical and Biological Sciences
Two courses/seven-nine semester units. Select one PHSC course, one Biological Science course; one course must include a laboratory.
5A - Physical Sciences:
CHEM P101B *
5B - Biological Sciences:
*Course meets laboratory requirement
5C - Laboratory*
Course meets laboratory requirement
Area 6 - Language other than English (UC requirement only)
Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school or one semester of college study in the same language.
CSU Graduation Requirement in U.S. HIST, Constitution and American Ideals
(Not part of IGETC; may be completed prior to transfer). Six units, one course from Group 1 and one course from Group 2.
Additional Porterville College Graduation Requirements
(Not part of IGETC).
Not required for AA-T or AS-T.
Education P101/P102/P107/INST P152/Nurs P100
Interdisciplinary Studies P152/ Health Careers P110/ Nursing P100
HLED 112 / PE Activity Course (3 Units)
Goal: Transfer to a University of California (UC) California State University (CSU) or independent college after completing the degree.
Checklist: Follow the IGETC checklist.
January 28, 2016