General Education Core Curriculum

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About the Program

RVC strives to help students reach their goals. We understand that many students are interested in transferring, and the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Certificate is a great option for transfer-bound students. The GECC Certificate represents completion of the General Education Core Curriculum as a part of a transferable degree. RVC is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions.

What can I do with this credential?

Completion of the GECC assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied. Completion of the 37-41 credit hours also meets the general education requirements for all of RVC’s transfer associate degrees. The credential is not a workforce certificate nor industry-recognized credential. Please note, education, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors will be directed to take specific general education courses for their majors. 

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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