2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Nov 25, 2020  
2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement


This pattern/certificate is designed for the student who intends to transfer to the California State University (CSU) System or the University of California (UC) System and chooses to complete IGETC to satisfy lower division general education requirements. Completion and certification of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) permits students to transfer from San Joaquin Delta College to a campus of the California State University or the University of California without the need to take additional courses after transfer to satisfy the lower division general education requirements. Many independent colleges and universities also accept the IGETC Pattern. Consult with a counselor or contact your transfer institution for further information.

Both the CSU and UC Systems have an American Institutions (AI) graduation requirement that is separate from IGETC requirements and is not required for IGETC Certification. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to transfer. See ** below for information on how to satisfy this requirement.

Students must file an application for IGETC certification with evaluators in the Admissions and Records Office immediately upon completion of IGETC coursework. Apply for the IGETC Certificate of Achievement at the same time. Selection of courses from this list may be affected by one or more factors, including choice of major, university transfer requirements, or prerequisite or sequencing requirements. IGETC many not be the best choice for some majors. Failure to plan appropriately will adversely affect timely graduation and/or transfer. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor to develop an Student Education Plan. Counseling appointments must be scheduled online at https://www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/counseling-center/make-appointment-counselor The Counseling Center may be reached at (209) 954-5151 ext. 6276. Counseling appointments are not available by phone.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will have successfully completed all required IGETC lower division general education pattern coursework.

Area 1 - Communication


Complete 6-9 units with at least one course each from 1A - English Composition and 1B - Critical Thinking. Students transferring to CSU must also complete 1C - Oral Communication.

1A: English Composition


1C: Oral Communication - Students transferring to a UC do not have to meet the oral communication requirement.


Students transferring to CSU must complete the Oral Communication requirement for admission. Students using the IGETC pattern to satisfy the Associate Degree GE requirements must  complete this Oral Communication  Requirement.

Area 3 - Arts and Humanities


Complete a minimum of 9 units with at least one course each from 3A - Arts, and 3B - Humanities.

3B: Humanities


Area 5 Physical And Biological Sciences


Complete a minimum of 7 units with at least one course each from 5A - Physical Science, and 5B - Biological Science. At least one course must include a laboratory component as indicated in Area 5C - Science Laboratory. Asterisk (*) indicates a Lab course.

5C: Science Laboratory


This requirement will be satisfied by completion of any laboratory course in Area 5A or 5B. Laboratory courses are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Additional Ways To Meet LOTE Area 6 Requirement


  • Completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school level work with a grade of “C” or better.
  • SAT II: Subject Tests in languages other than English with minimum scores as indicated below: Before May 1995 use 1st score; if taken after May 1995 use 2nd score.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in languages other than English with a score of 3 or higher.
  • International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IBHL) examinations in languages other than English with a score of 5 or higher.
  • (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education [(I)GCSE]/General Certificate of Education.
  • (GCE) “O” level exams in languages other than English with a grade of “A”, “B”, or “C.”
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) “A” Level exams in languages other than English with a grade of “A”, “B” or “C.”
  • Satisfactory completion of an achievement test administered by a community college, university, or other college in a language other than English. The test will have to assess the student’s proficiency at the level equivalent to two years of high school language. This conclusion must be posted on a transcript indicating unit, course title and grade or on a document with letterhead of the institution granting proficiency stating that the student has mastered proficiency in the language equivalent to two years of high school language. If an achievement test is not available, a faculty member associated with a United States regionally accredited institution of higher education can verify a student’s competency. The institution must provide a document on letterhead asserting that the student has mastered proficiency in the language equivalent to two years/second level of high school instruction. (See IGETC Standards Section 11.6 for a sample. This sample must be printed on college/ university letterhead.)
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade Courses: High school-level courses in languages other than English completed (in junior high/middle school) during 7th and/or 8th grades, with letter grades of at least “C-” may be used (see Section 9.3/10.6.2d). This may be done by including the names of and grades for these courses on the student’s transcript, or by stating their equivalency on the transcript. The 7th and 8th grade courses may also be validated if the student completes one semester or more of the same language in the high school at a higher level.
  • In an institution where the language of instruction is not English, formal schooling through the sixth grade level or higher. Appropriate documentation must be presented to substantiate the language of instruction. If an official sealed transcript cannot be obtained from an international institution, an unofficial or opened transcript may be used.
  • More advanced language courses that focus on culture and otherwise satisfy the specifications of the humanities can also be used to satisfy an Area 3B (Humanities) requirement and clear IGETC Area 6A, Language Other Than English (LOTE).

Minimum Units Required: 37


All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Notice to Students

Courses used to satisfy this certificate must have been IGETC approved during the semester in which the course was completed. For a complete listing of courses and approval dates log on to www.assist.org or see a counselor or evaluator for a list of course approval dates.

IGETC may not be the best choice to satisfy general education requirements for majors that require extensive lower division major preparation. See a counselor or consult admission.universityofcalifornia.edu or www.assist.org for additional IGETC considerations.

NOTES:


^ Courses listed in multiple areas shall not be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages Other Than English (LOTE), which can be certified in both Area 3 and Area 6.

* Indicates laboratory course

** CSU and UC Systems have an American Institutions (AI) graduation requirement that is not part of the IGETC pattern and is not required for IGETC Certification. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to transfer. Students using the IGETC pattern for transfer to a UC campus may have satisfied the American Institutions graduation requirement through high school coursework. Satisfactory completion in high school of a one-year course in U.S. History, or a half-year course in U.S. History and a half-year course in American Government combined, satisfies this requirement at all UC campuses except UC Santa Barbara, which requires a college level course. UCLA requires that the student must have earned a “B” average in these high school courses. Students who did not satisfy the AI requirement through high school coursework may do so by taking any course indicated by ** on the IGETC Pattern. Students must take an additional course in the same IGETC area as the AI requirement to satisfy the area general education requirement. It is highly recommended that you consult a Counselor to ensure successful transfer.

Students using the IGETC pattern to transfer to a CSU campus to satisfy the AI graduation requirement may complete one of the two options below.
Option 1: HIST 17A AND one of HIST 27, 30B,34, POLSC 1
Option 2: POLSC 1 AND one of HIST 17A, 17B, 27, 30A, 30B,31, 34(F16)

CSU campuses have the discretion whether to allow courses used to satisfy the CSU AI graduation requirement to count in both Areas 3B/4.

*** Courses which satisfy the American Institutions Requirement. These courses may not also be used to satisfy IGETC area.

+ Transfer credit may be limited by UC. Students should consult counselor or visit www.assist.org for additional information.

++ Math 038A, 038B, and 039 combined: Maximum credit, 5 units.

# CHEM 3B and CHEM 12A combined: Maximum credit, one course

Effective Fall 2019