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Transfer Studies: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (Certificate of Achievement)

Completion of all these requirements (34-37 units) will permit you to transfer to any CSU or UC campus without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses. Students will understand the basic principles of natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities and fine arts. Students completing this degree will understand the basic principles of these academic disciplines, their methods of inquiry, their history, and impact on society, and their relationships to each other. Students will also be able to think critically, to reason using quantitative models and will develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a foreign language.

The graduate of the transfer studies program in IGETC will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think logically and critically in solving problems; explaining conclusions; and evaluating, supporting or critiquing the thinking of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Critically explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  • Evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
  • Develop mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra.
  • Understand the acts and principles which form the foundations of living and non-living systems.
  • Understand experimental methodology, the testing of hypothesis, the power of systematic questioning and the influence of the scientific method on the world’s civilizations.
  • Be able to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a foreign language.

 


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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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