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  GENERAL STUDIES
- one year certificate or two year diploma
- start in September, January or May

 

The curriculum in the General Studies program covers a breadth of skills and knowledge that enable graduates to enter the workplace, or to receive credit toward a college diploma or degree program. By careful course selection and one term of bridging courses, students may be prepared to enter a program at the second year. This is particularly suitable in programs centring on human services, allied health, business, or sciences.

The General Studies program at Lethbridge Community College responds to changing community needs such as training for career entry, career changes, in-service needs, and part-time learners.

Students may wish to consider applying for admission to General Studies for one or more of the following reasons:

  • as a means of exploring career areas before making a career decision
  • as a bridge between College programs
  • taking courses that shorten completion time whilewaiting for admission into other College programs
  • as a means of broadening a College diploma or certificate
  • to gain employability skills in communication, thinking and learning
  • completing courses for transfer to other institutions

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Spring
Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999 April 4, 2000
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000 May 3, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000 May 3-5, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000 June 7, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000 June 21, 2000
No Classes Sep .6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11 Feb. 21-25, 2000 May 22, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000 Last lecture

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the General Studies program for the Fall or Winter terms. Students may gain entry into the General Studies program for a shorter term beginning in February or during the Spring term.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta high school diploma or equivalent.

Applicants may be required to take admission testing consisting of the Computerized Placement Test or equivalent and are expected to achieve a minimum 60th percentile in Reading and Sentence Skills, and a minimum 50th percentile in Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra to ensure they have the skills necessary to succeed in college level courses. Assessment may be waived in individual cases.

  1. Admission into individual course(s) does not guarantee admission into the related program area. General Studies students are not guaranteed admission into any other College programs, but must apply and compete for admission with all other applicants for the College program of their choice.

Admission requirements for each course taken in General Studies are governed by the academic admission requirements of the program in which the course is offered. Applicants should also be aware that some courses require prerequisites and/or corequisites. Such requisites are identified in the Course Description section of this Calendar.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
YEAR II
Tuition
$2027
$2027
Studentsı Association
$ 69
$ 69
Books and Supplies
$1090
$1090
TOTAL FEES
$3186
$3186

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Upon successful completion of 36 credits in the program, graduates are awarded a Certificate in General Studies.

Students wishing toqualify for the General Studies diploma must successfully complete 72 credits (see CURRICULUM for details).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

See above.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

No formal agreements available at this time, although most of the courses are transferable.

Students wishing to qualify for a General Studies certificate must successfully complete 36 credits according to the following requirements:

Core
At least 18 credits in Skill Development, Humanities/English, Science/Math and Social Sciences. These courses are listed below. Students must select a minimum of one course from each area including a minimum of three credits in English.

Electives totalling a minimum of 18 credits from any LCC post-secondary course open to General Studies students. These may include those listed in the core courses. Courses may be selected from a variety of program areas consistent with the goals of the individual. It is recommended that students select their electives from the list of LCC transferable courses.

Students planning to enter LCC career programs are assisted in choosing courses which prepare them to enter the program. Students planning to transfer to another Alberta post- secondary educational institution should pay careful attention to the Course Description section of this Calendar, listing the transferability of LCC courses to Alberta universities, or the Alberta Transfer Guide, which provides detailed listings of transfer courses.

Skill Development Credits
COL 101 College Success 3
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships and
Communications 3
COM 170 Helping Relationships 3
COM 180 Leadership Development 3
COM 255 Enhancement of Family Centred Approaches for Professionals 3
CPL 100 Careers for the 21st Century 3
CPU 151 Introduction to Computers 3
or
BUS 173 Information Management and Applications 5
CPU 251 Computer Applications 3
ISP 139 Introductory Keyboarding 5
MUS 150 Music Appreciation (3-0) 3
PED 150 Exercise and Healthful Living 3
PED 162 Introduction to Leisure and Lifetime Sports 3
PED 271 Advanced Conditioning 3
POT 151 Introduction to Pottery 3
POT 152 Pottery 3
PRS 155 Speech 3

English/Humanities Credits
ART 150 Art Explorations 3
ENG 101 Basic Composition 3
ENG 150 Composition 3
ENG 156 English 3
ENG 180 Survey of Canadian Literature 3
HUM 150 Logic 3
HUM 151 History of 20th Century Thought 3
HUM 152 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
HUM 155 Ethics 3

Science/Math Credits
ACC 171 Financial Accounting I 5
ACC 173 Financial Accounting II 5
BIO 151 Environmental Issues 3
BIO 152 Physiology of Aging 3
BIO 154 Plant Taxonomy 4
BIO 158 Vertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 159 Aquatic Biology 4
BIO 160 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 162 Microbiology 4
CHM 151 Chemistry in Context 3
ECN 181 Microeconomics 5
ECN 253 Macroeconomics 5
MTH 151 College Algebra 4
MTH 156 Calculus I 5
PHY 151 Physics for Technologies - Mechanics 4
PHY 151 Physics for Technologies - Waves, Heat and Optics 4
STS 250 Statistics 5

Social Sciences Credits
COM 255 Family Centred Approaches for Professionals 3
HIS 160 Canadian History 3
HIS 260 Current History 3
NAT 155 Native Cross Cultural Awareness 3
PSC 150 Local Government 3
PSC 160 Canadian Political Systems 5
PSC 165 Canadian Government 3
PSY 140 Psychology of Everyday Life 3
PSY 160 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 170 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
PSY 177 Psychology of Aging 3
PSY 200 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 160 Sociology 3
SOC 260 Social Problems 3
SOC 270 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 273 Multicultural Issues 3
SOC 276 Sexuality 3

General Studies Diploma
Students wishing to qualify for a General Studies Diploma must successfully complete 72 credits according. to the following requirements:
• Core Area: minimum of 21 credits
• Emphasis Area: minimum of 30 credits
• Electives: post-secondary courses open to General Studies to bring total to 72 credits

Core area: minimum 21 credits from one of each of the following 7 areas:

Communications
CAP 152 Mass Communication
CAP 158 Conununication Process
COM 146 Effective Speaking
COM 150 Communications for Resource Managers
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships & Conununications
COM 163 Interpersonal Skills in Enforcement
COM 170 Helping Relationships
COM 180 Leadership Development
COM 255 Family Centred Approaches for Professionals
PRS 155 Speech


Computers/Skill Development
BUS 173 Information Management & Applications
COL 101 College Success
CPL 100 Careers for the 21st Century
CPL 105 Employability Skills
CPL 125 Portfolio Development
CPU 151 Introduction to Computers
CPU 251 Computer Applications
ISP 139 Introductory Keyboarding

English
ENG 101 Basic Composition
ENG 111 Electronics Documentation
ENG 133 English Techniques
ENG 143 Report Writing
ENG 145 Effective Writing
ENG 150 Composition
ENG 152 Technical Writing
ENG 155 Scientific and Technical Writing
ENG 156 Business Writing
ENG 158 Business Writing
ENG 160 Report Writing for Electronic Technologists
ENG 175 English Composition
ENG 176 English (CJ)
ENG 180 Survey of Canadian Literature
HUM 152 Introduction to Creative Writing

Humanities
ART 150 Art Explorations
DES 153 Basic Design
HUM 150 Logic
HUM 151 History of 20" Century Thought
HUM 155 Ethics
HUM 170 Ethical Decision Making in Human Services
MUS 150 Music Appreciation
POT 151 Introduction to Pottery
POT 152 Pottery

Physical Education
PED 150 Exercise and Healthful Living
PED 151 Fitness Leadership
PED 152 Fitness Appraising
PED 153 Training and Personalized Fitness
PED 162 Introduction to Leisure and Lifetime Sporis
PED 271 Advanced Conditioning

Social Sciences
HIS 160 Canadian History
HIS 260 Current History
NAT 155 Native Cross Cultural Awareness
PSC 150 Local Government and the Judiciary
PSC 160 Canadian Political Systems
PSC 165 Canadian Government
PSC 250 Parties and Elections
PSY 140 Psychology of Everyday Life
PSY 156 Human Development I
PSY 157 Human Development II
PSY 160 Psychology
PSY 170 Human Development Across the Lifespan
PSY 171 Child Growth and Development
PSY 177 Psychology of Aging
PSY 253 Child Psychopathology
PSY 260 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 277 Addiction Treatment
SOC 160 Sociology
SOC 167 Sociology of Aging
SOC 260 Social Problems
SOC 270 Sociology of the Family
SOC 273 Multicultural Issues
SOC 276 Sexuality

Science/Math/Physics
BIO 140 Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 149 Introduction to Physiology
BIO 151 Envirotunental Issues
BIO 152 Physiology of Aging
BIO 154 Plant Taxonomy
BIO 155 Human Nutrition
BIO 156 Wellness and Health Issues
BIO 158 Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 159 Aquatic Biology
BIO 160 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology 11
BIO 162 Microbiology
BIO 255 Ecology
CHM 151 Chemistry in Context
MTH 102 Basic Mathematics
MTH 105 Calculus for Technology
MTH 146 Mathematics
MTH 147 Mathematics I
MTH 148 Mathematics II
MTH 151 College Algebra
MTH 152 Math for Computer Information Tech.
MTH 156 Calculus I
PHY 151 Physics for Technologies - Mechanics
PHY 152 Physics for Technologies - Waves, Heat, Optics
STS 250 Statistics

Emphasis Area: minimum 30 credits from one of the following 5 areas:

  • Human Services
    - Criminal Justice
    - Child and Youth Care
    - Early Childhood Education
    - Personal Care Aid
    - Rehabilitation Services
    - Therapeutic Recreation
  • - Applied Arts
    - Communication Arts
    - Fashion Design and Merchandising
    - Multimedia Production

  • Business
    - Business Administration
    - Community Services Programming
    - Information Specialist
    - Travel and Tourism

  • Technologies
    - Computer Information Technology
    - Civil Engineering Technology
    - Electronics TechniciarvTechnology
    - Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
    - Manufacturing Process Technology

  • Applied Science
    - Agricultural Technology
    - Conservation Enforcement
    - Environmental Science

 

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