Certificate of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement require 18 or more units in an approved program. Certificates of Achievement are designed to convey evidence that defined levels of proficiency have been attained in career or technical areas. Certificates of Achievement are available in most of the majors for which the College offers the associate degree. Students select a certificate of achievement area
with specified course requirements from the Program of Study section of the catalog.

To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement, a student must do all of the following:

  • Complete all courses listed for a particular certificate
  • Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for that specific certificate;
  • Transfer coursework of "C-" does not fulfill this requirement
  • Achieve a grade point average of “C” (2.0) for all courses attempted at Southwestern College that are required for that specific certificate
  • File a petition for Certificate of Achievement
  • Satisfactorily complete at least one required course at Southwestern College in which the certificate is earned

Certificate of Achievement

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 00065)

Students who complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Requirements, commonly referred to as the “yellow sheet,” may be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Completion of the IGETC requirements satisfies the lower-division general education requirements for the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) systems.

Although this certificate recognizes completion of the lower-division general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission into the CSU or UC systems. For a list of the approved courses for this program, please refer to the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Requirements in the Catalog or the “yellow sheet” of course listings.

Please contact a counselor with questions or for additional information
 

Program Requirements
Area 1: English Communication7-11
Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning3
Area 3: Arts and Humanities9
Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences9
Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences9
Area 6: Language Other Than English -- UC Requirement Only0-5
Total Units37-46

Certificate of Achievement

California State University General Education Breadth

Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 00055)

Students who complete the California State University General Education (CSUGE) Breadth Requirements, commonly referred to at Southwestern as the “pink sheet,” may be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.

Completion of the CSUGE requirements satisfies the lower-division general education requirements for the CSU system.
Although this certificate recognizes completion of the lower-division general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission into the CSU system.

For a list of the approved courses for this program, please refer to the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements in the Catalog or the “pink sheet” of course listings.

Please Contact a counselor with questions or for additional information.
 

Program Requirements
Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking10-11
Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning9
Area C: Arts and Humanities9
Area D: Social Sciences9
Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development3
Total Units40-41