General Education

Overview

General Education

The LBCC Certificate of Achievement in CSUGE Breadth (completion of LBCC General Education Plan “B”) or IGETC (completion of LBCC General Education Plan “C”) serves as a certification to the CSU system that a student has completed lower-division general education. Students requiring a certification indicating their completion of lower-division general education for the UC system (IGETC Certification) should contact LBCC counseling at fcounter-lac@lbcc.edu for the IGETC certification request form.

CHOOSING A GENERAL EDUCATION PATTERN

Completing certain GE patterns at Long Beach City College will allow students to receive credit for lower-division GE requirements at either a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus.

CSU GE Breadth:  LBCC Plan “B” General Education
Completion of LBCC General Education Pattern “B” (also called CSU GE Breadth) will allow a student to receive credit for completing lower-division GE courses at the CSU. The student would not be required to complete any additional lower-division GE courses after transferring to a CSU campus.
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC):  LBCC Plan “C” General Education
Completion of LBCC General Education Pattern “C” (also called IGETC) will allow a student to receive credit for lower-division GE requirements at either a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus. The student would not be required to complete any additional lower GE courses after transferring to either a CSU or UC campus.

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES


Certificate of Achievement (ACH), CSU GE Breadth
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), IGETC

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FAQ

Certificate of Achievement CSU GE Breadth (Plan B) or IGETC (Plan C)

Does completing CSU GE Breadth or IGETC certificate of achievement means I am GE certified after I transfer? 

No, students will need to request GE certification for IGETC or Pass-Along (certifying courses from other institutions for CSU GE Breadth). Students may find additional information on the Transfer Center website.

Once I complete either certificate, will I be able to transfer? 

No, students must complete a minimum of 60 transferable units to include general education, electives, and/or major preparation courses for transfer admissions. Please see a counselor to ensure all minimum requirements are completed. You may also find additional major preparation courses for transfer on ASSIST.org.

What is an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)?

The Associate Degree for Transfer are associate degrees that are fully transferable to the CSU and are no more than 60 semester units. The ADT is different than a LBCC Associate degree and does not guarantee admission to a CSU. Please see a counselor for more information.