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General Education Requirement

The mission of the General Education Program is to prepare students for a lifetime of important choices that lead to creative and productive lives and to responsible citizenship in society.

Upon graduating from SCTC, our students will:

Communicate clearly and effectively through listening, speaking, writing, reading, and/or other modes of communication.

Critical Thinking
Gather and synthesize relevant information, evaluate alternatives, and implement creative and effective solutions.

Cultural Awareness & Appreciation
Demonstrate awareness and appreciation for diverse perspectives through inquiry of cultural, political, social, and environmental issues comparing and contrasting global views with the Anishinaabe culture.


General Education Requirement
31 Credit Hours
All courses must earn a “C” or better

A. English: (9 credit hours)
Required: English 101 Composition I (3)
Required: *English 102 WI-Composition II (3)
Required: English 130 Public Speaking (3)

B. Science: (10 credit hours)
Required: two courses (6) with co-requisite laboratory requirements (4)
*courses must be from two different disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Physics, or Astronomy

C. Social Science: (3 credit hours)
Required: PSY 100 Psychology of Learning (3)

D. Math: (3 credit hours)
Required: MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or higher, to fulfill mathematics requirement

E. Native American Studies: (6 credits)
Required: NAS 259 Anishinaabe History: Beginnings to 1600 (3) or NAS 260 Anishinaabe History: 1600 to the present (3)
Required: NAS 263 Contemporary Native American Issues (3)

Completion of the SCTC General Education Requirement also completes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). These credits can be transferred as a block of 30 General Education credits at any participating institution in the State of Michigan.

As of Fall 2014, the MTA agreement replaces the former Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement.

More information on MACRAO/MTA can be found at

Students should check with their transfer institution regarding particular policies that may affect transferability.

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