California Community Colleges Curriculum

General Education Patterns — Local

For California community colleges, the development of a local general education (GE) package is a collaborative effort of faculty within many different disciplines. Agreement on the GE package means that colleges have determined what they value and expect students to learn and experience as part of degree attainment at the college. Some of the factors to consider when developing a local GE package are:

  • Title 5 Requirements for GE (see section 55063 for details, especially section “b”)
  • Accreditation Standards Requirements
  • Student Learning Outcomes for General Education or Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
  • Local Community Needs
  • Possible Alignment with IGETC or CSU Breadth GE packages
  • Local Definitions of the GE Areas as well as Locally Determined Criteria for a Course to be Included in a Given GE Area