General Education Transfer

Certificates of Achievement

CSU General Education Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) campus. Completion of this certificate ensures that the student has met the lower division General Education requirements for all CSU campuses. Please note that although obtaining this certificate will ensure that the requirements for GE certification are met, students needing official GE certification will need to work with a counselor to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 39 units from the following: 39
Students must complete a minimum of 39 units used to satisfy the CSU General Education requirements, which are listed in the Folsom Lake College catalog. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor in choosing the courses used to fulfill the required program.
Total Units: 39

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • write academic essays which exhibit a meaningful purpose and which use the elements of persuasion where appropriate.
  • compose an essay or persuasive message with a clear, well-reasoned message.
  • construct and deliver a cohesive, cogent argument.
  • use equations, theorems, or principles from calculus or statistics to solve applied problems.
  • identify cultural and/or historical influences on contemporaneous society that have their roots in art, architecture, literature, oral communications, dance, music, theater, current issues, philosophical, religious, or moral beliefs.
  • explain how diversity (individual, cultural, or religious) shapes individuals and/or societies.
  • use findings from scientific research or principles to explain ideas about the natural universe, its life forms, or natural phenomena.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students planning to transfer to either a California State University (CSU) or a University of California (UC) campus. Completion of this certificate ensures that a student has met the lower division General Education/Breadth requirements for all CSU and UC campuses. Please check with your counselor to ensure that the college you plan to transfer to is accepting the IGETC pattern for the major you have chosen. Students needing to prove official GE certification to a four-year college will need to work with a counselor to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 34 units from the following: 34
Students must complete a minimum of 34 units used to satisfy the IGETC certification requirements for UC campuses or a minimum of 37 units used to satisfy the IGETC for CSU campuses, which are listed in the Folsom Lake College catalog. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor in selecting courses used to fulfill the required program.
Total Units: 34

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • write academic essays which exhibit a meaningful purpose and which use the elements of persuasion where appropriate.
  • compose an essay or persuasive message with a clear, well-reasoned message.
  • construct and deliver a cohesive, cogent argument.
  • use equations, theorems, or principles from calculus or statistics to solve applied problems.
  • identify cultural and/or historical influences on contemporaneous society that have their roots in art, architecture, literature, oral communications, dance, music, theater, current issues, philosophical, religious, or moral beliefs.
  • explain how diversity (individual, cultural, or religious) shapes individuals and/or societies.
  • use findings from scientific research or principles to explain ideas about the natural universe, its life forms, or natural phenomena.
  • demonstrate an ability to engage in basic communication with others in a language other than English.