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.
Pass/No Pass Grades: The UC will award Porterville College's pass grade which is equivalent to a "C". Please discuss this with your counselor/advisor for a more in-depth explanation on how this may affect your GPA and major prep coursework.
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 (4)
1B - ENGL P101B (4)
1C - COMM P101 (3) (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:
**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:
ASTR P101 (4)*
CHEM P101A (5)*
CHEM P101B (5)*
CHEM P106 (4)*
ERSC P110 (4)*
GEOL P110 (4)*
PHSC P112 (4)*
PHYS P102A (4)*
PHYS P102B (4)*
PHYS P104A (4)*
PHYS P104B (4)*
5B - Biological Sciences:
ANAT P110 (4)*
ANTH P101 (3)
BIOL P105 (5)*
BIOL P106 (5)*
BIOL P110 (5)*
MICR P106 (5)*
PHYL P101 (5)*
*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.
ASL P101 (4)
ASL P102 (4)
SPAN P101 (5)
SPAN P102 (5)
SPAN P103 (5)
SPAN P104 (5)
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.
POLS P101 (3)
HIST P117 (3)
HIST P118 (3)
Additional Porterville College Graduation Requirements
(Not part of IGETC).
Not required for AA-T or AS-T.
Education P101 (1) / P102 (2) / P107 (2) / INST P152 (2) / NURS P100 (2)
Interdisciplinary Studies P152/ Health Careers P110/ Nursing P100
HLED 112 (3) / 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.
June 2, 2016