General Education is required of all students pursuing an associate degree at Monterey Peninsula College.  General education is also required for most majors at UC and CSU campuses.  A student’s major and/or transfer goal influences which of the three general education patterns below to follow.

For students pursuing a certificate of completion, certificate of training, or certificate of achievement, general education is not required.

For students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in a high-unit major such as biological science or engineering, completion of general education may not be required.  Contact the counseling department and schedule a counseling appointment for further discussion and advisement.


Monterey Peninsula College General Education Requirements

This pattern is an option for students pursuing a non-transfer AA/AS degree. The applicable majors are listed in the AA/AS Programs section of the counseling website.


California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements

This pattern is required for students pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements for the California State University (CSU) system.  It is also an option for students pursuing a non-transfer AA/AS degree.  The applicable majors are listed in the Associate Degree for Transfer Programs and AA/AS Programs sections of the counseling website.  Students may also earn a Certificate of Achievement by completing this general education pattern.


IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) Requirements

This pattern is required for students pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements for both the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems.  It is also an option for students pursuing a non-transfer AA/AS degree.  The applicable majors are listed in the Associate Degree for Transfer Programs and AA/AS Programs sections of the counseling website. Students may also earn a Certificate of Achievement by completing this general education pattern.