This program is for the 2016-2017 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. The two-year General Education program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science, and mathematics at the college level. All courses in the program are college-level courses. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer. List of transfer courses are available in the Arts and General Education office and on the HCC Website. The number of required courses in this degree program is kept to a minimum in order to allow a student and his or her academic advisor to design a personal program of study that meets the student’s specific educational goals. Courses may be taken in any sequence as long as prerequisites are met. The AGE program must be comprised of courses from the college’s approved programs of study.

Offered day and evening with some on-line courses available through distance learning.

Advisement: For general advisement information or individualized program (Option 1) advisement, contact the Arts and

General Education Department at (828)-627-4570 or the Admissions Office at (828)- 627-4500.

Students should confer with their academic advisers to develop an individualized education plan which meets general education and major course requirements.


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Suggested Schedule for 2016-2017 (Updated May 25, 2017)