Jan 27, 2023
This certificate is designed for the student who intends to transfer to a California State University (CSU). Certification of completion of this Certificate of Achievement will fulfill lower division General Education Requirements at all CSU campuses and eliminate the need to complete additional lower division general education requirements at the transfer institution. Students completing the CSU general education pattern will also meet the general education requirements for San Joaquin Delta College’s Associate Degree.
All courses completed in Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 must be completed with a grade of C or better. Although a course may be listed under more than one area, a course cannot be used to satisfy more than one general education area.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will have successfully completed all required CSU lower division general education breadth pattern coursework.
Courses shall be selected from Areas A - F below:
Area A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking
Complete 9 units with at least one course each from A1-Oral Communication, A2-Written Communication, and A3-Critical Thinking.
A2: Written Communication^
Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
Complete a minimum of 9 units with at least one course each from B1-Physical Science, B2-Life Science (at least one to include a B3-Laboratory Activity component), and B4-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
B3: Laboratory Activity
This requirement will be satisfied by completion of any laboratory course in Area B1 or B2. Laboratory courses are indicated with an asterisk (*).
B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning^
Area C - Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Languages Other Than English
Complete a minimum of 9 units with at least one course each from C1-Arts and C2-Humanities.
Area D - Social, Political, and Economic Institutions
Complete a minimum of 6 units.
Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self-Development
Complete a minimum of 3 units, not all in PEACTIV.
Veterans or reservists who submit a DD214 verifying discharge under honorable conditions or active duty military personnel who submit an official document (e.g., Joint Services Transcript) verifying completion of basic military training will clear Area E and receive three units of general education credit.
Area F - Ethnic Studies
Complete a minimum of 3 units. The requirement to take a 3 unit course in Area F shall not be waived or substituted.
Minimum Units Required: 40
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.
^ Course in this area must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
+ Course may be listed in more than one area but may not be used to certify more than one area.
* Indicates Laboratory Activity course
** Course satisfies CSU Sacramento “Race and Ethnicity in American Society” general education requirement
California State University American Institutions Requirement
Students satisfy the American Institutions requirement of the California State University through coursework in three areas.
- US-1: Historical Development of American institutions and ideals
- US-2: U.S. Constitution and government
- US-3: California state and local government
This requirement may be met before or after transfer to CSU; however, students are advised to meet this requirement prior to transfer and while completing the CSU General Education certification. If a course is approved for more than one U.S. Area below, a student may use the course to satisfy all areas listed. US-1 may be completed with a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement U.S. History. US-2 (but not US-3) may be completed with a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics.
At Delta College, qualifications of these courses to fulfill the United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement is restricted to the following combinations:
- HIST 17A and one of the following: HIST 27 , HIST 30B , HIST 34 , POLSC 1 , POLSC 4
- POLSC 1 and one of the following: HIST 17A , HIST 17B , HIST 27 , HIST 30A , HIST 30B , HIST 31 , HIST 34
Courses that meet the CSU American Institutions requirement may also be used to satisfy CSU-GE Area D requirements.