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General Education Core Curriculum

General Education refers to the broad spectrum of knowledge that serves as a foundation for quality of life for all students.  This knowledge base draws from skills in the areas of communications, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and lifetime wellness. 

General Education concepts and skills include, but are not limited to, the following:

Written and Oral Communications

  • Develop skills required for effective written and oral communications.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Develop insights into personal and group psychology.
  • Acquire greater insights into one's culture, the culture of others, and the interrelationships among them.

Science and Math

  • Gain an awareness of the fragile nature of one's environment and how to protect it.
  • Acquire skills in the use of various mathematical concepts for personal, business, and technical applications.
  • Process information by determining relevant from non-relevant data and drawing sound conclusions. 

Arts and Humanities

  • Become responsible citizens who understand the scope of human experience, human diversity, and creativity.

Computer Science

  • Search, process, and present information electronically using current digital technology.

Lifetime Fitness Concepts

  • Identify and determine lifestyle issues and the impact of such issues on quality of life and longevity.
  • Acquire an appreciation for the necessity of lifelong learning.

College Orientation I and II

  • Formulation of personal goals and pursuit of those goals.
  • Develop more effective study skills needed for success in college.
  • Review fundamental skills in reading, writing, and math.

The General Education curriculum includes the following:

  1. An integrated, multi-disciplinary outcomes-based, sequential course of study.
  2. Pre and post assessment of academic gains.
  3. Faculty-wide development, commitment and support.
  4. A process for continuous improvement of curriculum and operation.

Specific courses designated as Coffeyville Community College's Core General Education Curriculum are as follows:

English Composition I 3 credit hours
Public Speaking 3 credit hours
Computer Concepts and Applications
Computer Information Systems
or higher level computer course
3 credit hours
An introductory social science course 3 credit hours
An introductory lecture art, music, theatre, humanities, philosophy, or literature course 3 credit hours
A natural science course with lab 5 credit hours
Math course appropriate with placement according to ACT/COMPASS* scores 3 credit hours
Lifetime Fitness Concepts 2 credit hours
College Orientation I
(Required for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students)
1 credit hour
College Orientation II
(Capstone Experience)
1 credit hour
Total 27 credit hours
*SAT and ASSET scores are also accepted.