2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies Certificate

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Degree Code: J57

Certificate Program

Contact: Steven Neufeld- 860-215-9457

This certificate program is designed for students who have not decided on a specific academic or professional/technical goal to explore the broadest range of courses offered at Three Rivers Community College. Students tailor the certificate program to meet their individual needs and interests.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

General Studies Certificate Curriculum Requirements

Open Electives: 15-16 CREDIT HOURS

  • __________- Open Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Open Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Open Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Open Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Open Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 30-32

General Studies, Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements graduates will be able to:

  1. think critically, analytically and creatively.
  2. communicate effectively in writing.
  3. move beyond a narrow focus and recognize broader perspectives.
  4. better understand the relationship between one’s own self, others, and society in which we live.

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