Associate Degree

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities. The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development.

Day or Evening Program – Associate Degree

General Education Core – 15 SHC total
Note: Courses may have prerequisites or corequisites; see your advisor for more information.

English Composition – 6 SHC

Humanities/Fine Arts – 3 SHC
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: art, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.

Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 SHC
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics – 3 SHC
Natural Sciences
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: biology or chemistry.
or
Mathematics
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: calculus, college algebra, computer science, statistics, and trigonometry.

Other Required Hours/Electives – 49-50 SHC
Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses. A maximum of 7-semester hour credits in health, physical education, college orientation, and/or study skills may be included as other required hours. Students may select courses from the Course Descriptions.

Note: All degree graduates of Montgomery Community College must demonstrate competency in the basic use of computers. To satisfy this requirement, students may utilize one of the following three options.

  • Provide evidence of computer courses taken in high school or at another college;
  • Take a computer course at MCC; or
  • Take the MCC Computer Competency Test.

Total Semester Hours Required for Associate in General Education (AGE) Degree: 64/65