General Education

The purpose of General Education at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) is to provide high quality educational courses in humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural science/ mathematics, and language arts/ communication through both distance and traditional delivery methods to help students develop individual skills and abilities that will enable them to 1) think critically; 2) communicate clearly and effectively in written form; and 3) apply the use of mathematics to solve common problems. SRTC students with associate degrees and diplomas are required to demonstrate to what extent he/she has mastered appropriate General Education competencies.


Learning Support

Courses numbered 0090 to 0099 are classified as learning support. Most courses are offered every term. Courses that are not offered every term are noted by the placement of a diamond prior to the course designation.

Diploma programs offered through the College also include a required component of 8 semester hours of Basic Skills courses providing background in one Language Arts/ Communication course, one Social/ Behavioral Sciences course, and one Natural Science/ Mathematics course.

Diploma Level

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will think critically.
  • Students will write an organized and grammatically correct document.
  • Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.
  • Students will solve quadratic equations, (Assessed in MATH 1101 and MATH 1111)

Courses offered within the Basic Skills area for Diploma programs are:

  1. Language Arts/Communication
  • ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences Course
  • EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
  • PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology
  1. Natural Science/Mathematics
  • MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics

The College offers a variety of General Education courses as enrollment warrants. Students should contact their academic advisor to inquire about course availability.

The College requires a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of General Education core courses for the associate degree. These semester hours are to be selected as follows:

A minimum of at least one course each from Area I (Language Arts / Communication), Area II (Social/Behavioral Sciences, Area III (Natural Science/Mathematics), and Area IV (Humanities/Fine Arts).

Degree Level

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will think critically.
  • Students will write an organized and grammatically correct document.
  • Students will solve quadratic equations.

Natural Science Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will match cellular features to appropriate functions.
  • Students will apply mathematics to solve quantitative chemistry problems.

Area I: Language Arts/Communication

  • ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition
  • ENGL 2110 World Literature
  • SPAN 1101 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture
  • SPAN 1102 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II
  • SPCH 1101 Public Speaking

Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences

  • ECON 2105 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1100 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 2106 Microeconomics
  • HIST 1111 World History I
  • HIST 1112 World History II
  • HIST 2111 U.S. History I
  • HIST 2112 U.S. History II
  • POLS 1101 American Government
  • PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 2103 Human Development
  • PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology

Area III: Natural Science/Mathematics Natural Science Courses

  • BIOL 1111 Biology I
  • BIOL 1111L Biology Lab I
  • BIOL 1112 Biology II
  • BIOL 1112L Biology Lab II
  • BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
  • BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
  • BIOL 2117 Introducton to Microbiology
  • BIOL 2117L Introducton to Microbiology Lab
  • CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 1152 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 1152L Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab 1
  • PHYC 1110 Conceptual Physics
  • PHYC 1110L Conceptual Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II
  • PHYS 1112L Introductory Physics Lab II
  • Mathematics Courses MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
  • MATH 1111 College Algebra
  • MATH 1112 College Trigonometry
  • MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1127 Intro to Statistics
  • MATH 1131 Calculus I

Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts

  • ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation
  • ENGL 2110 World Literature
  • ENGL 2130 American Literature
  • HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
  • MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation

The College offers a variety of General Education courses as enrollment warrants. Students should contact their academic advisor to inquire about course availability.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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