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2020-2021 Updated Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog

AAS Degree General Education Requirements


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All A.A.S. degree programs at NWF State College require a minimum of 18 college credits in general education. Unless otherwise specified in the program requirements, students must complete one course from each of the following categories to meet general education requirements.

To assure that graduates of the state university and state college systems share a common base of General Education requirements, the State of Florida has designated general education core course options (designated with ♦) in each of five areas of study—Communication, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.  The A.A.S. degree programs provide flexibility for entering the job market or continuing education.  Students who take general education courses are guaranteed transfer of those courses when continuing their education within the Florida College and University System.     

NWF State College has embedded the core competencies of speaking, writing, and technology in both the AA, AS, and AAS programs of study; by program design, all AA and AS graduates take courses that allow them to demonstrate their abilities in these important life skills.

Communications: 3


Communications courses provide students with the opportunity to enhance their ability to communicate effectively and to analyze communication critically.

NWFSC General Education Outcomes:

1 - Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.

2 - Apply reflection, analysis, synthesis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgements, reach decisions, and solve problems.

4 - Find, evaluate, organize and use information accurately and effectively.

A minimum grade of “C” in each Communications course is required for general education credit.

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • ___ ____ - Any other AA General Education Communications Course
  •    Core General Education
    Technology-Across-the Curriculum
    Writing requirements

Humanities: 3


The Humanities allow students to explore and reflect critically upon the human condition, demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy.

NWFSC General Education Outcomes:

1 - Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.

2 - Apply reflection, analysis, synthesis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgements, reach decisions, and solve problems.

5 - Participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters.

A minimum grade of “C” in each Communications course is required for general education credit.

Mathematics: 3


Mathematics challenge students to develop their ability to determine and apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.

NWFSC General Education Outcome:

3.  Understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

A minimum grade of “C” in Mathematics courses is required for general education credit.

Natural Sciences: 3


Natural Science courses provide the opportunity for students to recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world as they critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction.

NWFSC General Education Outcomes:

2 - Apply reflection, analysis, synthesis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgements, reach decisions, and solve problems.

3 - Understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

5 - Participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters.

 

Social Sciences: 3


The Social Sciences allow students to develop their understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of past and present, local and global behavioral, social, and cultural issues as they examine these issues from a variety of points of view.

NWFSC General Education Outcomes:

1 - Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.

4 - Find, evaluate, organize and use information accurately and effectively.

5 - Participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters.

Additional General Education Credits: 3


Total AAS General Education Credits Required: 18


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Symbol Description
Courses listed with this symbol are Florida State Core Courses and are protected in transfer to other public state institutions as meeting the state Core General Education requirements.
Courses listed with this symbol address NWF State College’s Technology-Across-the Curriculum  student learning outcome, namely that all associate degree graduates are competent in basic technology use.
Courses listed with this symbol address NWF State College’s Speaking-Across-the Curriculum  student learning outcome, namely that all associate degree graduates are competent in basic public speaking skills.
Courses listed with this symbol have an international and/or diversity focus  and meet Teacher Education Programs’ common prerequisites.
Courses listed with this symbol meet writing requirements outlined in FAC Rule 6A-10.030  and require a minimum grade of “C” when used for General Education credit.
Ω Courses listed with this symbol meet the Ω Civic Literacy Competency  as outlined in section 1007.25(4), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

AAS Degree Checklist:


  • Have you completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in the following areas?
    • 3 hours in Communications
    • 3 hours in Humanities
    • 3 hours in Social Sciences
    • 3 hours in Mathematics 
    • 3 hours in Natural Sciences
    • 3 Additional hours in General Education Credits
  • Have you completed the required Core and Technical Elective course work for your A.A.S. degree?
  • Have you completed at least 25% of the total number of credits for your A.A.S. degree at NWF State College?
  • Have you met the minimum 2.0 GPA requirements for the A.A.S.?

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