Academic Catalog

Transfer Studies: IGETC

Program Description

This Certificate of Achievement is for students who intend to transfer to either the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) or one of the many independent or out-of-state universities that accept the IGETC GE pattern. Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for this Certificate of Achievement with a grade of "C" or better in each course will satisfy the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) thereby completing all lower division general education units required by both the CSU and UC. Students should meet with a Foothill College counselor to determine whether the IGETC is the best option to meet their specific transfer goals.

The Certificate of Achievement will be noted on the student's official transcript. To earn this certificate, students must complete the coursework as outlined below. Courses completed for this Certificate of Achievement must be on the approved list during the year in which they were taken. Please consult a counselor with any questions. For information regarding the year in which courses are approved, access www.assist.org.

Learn more about the program on the Counseling website.

Award Type(s)

  • CA = Certificate of Achievement

Units Required

  • Certificate(s): 47

Additional Information

To be eligible to transfer to a UC campus, students must complete at least 90 units of UC transferable courses with a GPA of 2.4 or better. To be eligible to transfer to a CSU campus, students must complete at least 90 units of CSU transferable courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Note: there are two differences between the IGETC requirements for CSU and UC. Students should follow the pattern of courses that meets their educational goals. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements as outlined satisfies the requirements of the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies: IGETC. In addition to completing the courses for the Certificate of Achievement, the student is responsible for completing major preparation and/or elective credits to complete the 90 quarter units required for admission for all UC and CSU campuses. Students can use www.assist.org to review major preparation courses and are strongly advised to see a counselor for educational planning in order to achieve successful admission to the university of their choice.

Note: Some universities also require students to submit a formal IGETC certification form which is available through the Foothill College Evaluations Office prior to transfer. University deadlines are generally immediately following spring quarter; therefore, students should request the certification the week prior to finals during their last term at Foothill College.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies: IGETC

  • Units: Completion of a minimum of 47 units is required for this certificate
Area 1: English Communication
For UC: Complete one course from Area 1A and one course from Area 1B:9-10
For CSU: Complete one course from Area 1A, Area 1B and Area 1C:14-15
Area 1A: English Composition
COMPOSITION & READING 1
HONORS COMPOSITION & READING
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
Area 1B: Critical Thinking—English Composition
COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE
HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING
HONORS ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING
CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
Area 1C: Oral Communication 2
PUBLIC SPEAKING
HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING
ARGUMENTATION & PERSUASION
HONORS ARGUMENTATION & PERSUASION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES
GROUP DISCUSSION
Area 2: Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning
Complete a minimum of one course:5
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
CALCULUS
HONORS CALCULUS I
CALCULUS
HONORS CALCULUS II
CALCULUS
CALCULUS
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
LINEAR ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS
PRECALCULUS III
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or SOC 7
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Area 3: Arts & Humanities
Complete at least three courses (one course from Area 3A and one course from Area 3B, plus one additional course from either Area 3A or 3B):12-15
Area 3A: Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY
HONORS HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY
HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE BAROQUE TO CONTEMPORARY
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART
AMERICAN ART
HISTORY OF MODERN ART FROM POST-IMPRESSIONISM TO THE PRESENT
TOPICS IN DANCE HISTORY
LITERATURE INTO FILM
INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES
HISTORY OF FILM 1895-1945
HISTORY OF FILM 1945-CURRENT
CURRENT TRENDS IN FILM, TV & THE INTERNET
INTRODUCTION TO FILM & MEDIA CRITICISM
EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO
AMERICAN CINEMA
FILM & NEW MEDIA GENRES
DOCUMENTARY FILM
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
HONORS GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
HONORS GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
HONORS GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
WORLD MUSIC: ROOTS TO CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL FUSION
HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE
THEORY & MUSICIANSHIP I
THEORY & MUSICIANSHIP II
THEORY & MUSICIANSHIP III
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL STYLES: ROCK, POP & JAZZ
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL STYLES: THE BEATLES IN THE CULTURE OF POPULAR MUSIC
MUSIC IN FILM
MUSIC OF AMERICAN CULTURES
HONORS MUSIC OF AMERICAN CULTURES
MUSIC & MEDIA: EDISON TO HENDRIX
MUSIC & MEDIA: HENDRIX TO HIP-HOP
MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS
JAZZ & SWING
FUNK, FUSION & HIP-HOP
HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC: ORIGINS-1970
HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC: 1970-PRESENT
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART & AESTHETICS
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HONORS HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
HONORS CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE: CLASSICAL TO MOLIERE
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE: MOLIERE TO MODERN
HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE
MULTICULTURAL THEATRE ARTS IN MODERN AMERICA
STAGE & SCREEN
INTRODUCTION TO FASHION HISTORY & COSTUME DESIGN
Area 3B: Humanities
POETRY IN COMMUNITY
LGBT LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
GOTHIC & HORROR LITERATURE
WOMEN WRITERS
UNMASKING COMICS: THE DAWN OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
DETECTIVE & MYSTERY FICTION
LATINO/A LITERATURE
LITERATURE INTO FILM
SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE: REIMAGINEERING REALITY
LITERATURE OF PROTEST
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT
WORLD LITERATURE I
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE II
CALIFORNIA LITERATURE: GOLDEN STATE CULTURES, GEOGRAPHIES & HISTORIES
WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORY TO 750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 750 CE TO 1750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 1750 CE TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD
HONORS CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD
CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: OF EMPIRES & CONFLICT
WORLD MYTHS IN LITERATURE ARTS & FILM
HONORS WORLD MYTHS IN LITERATURE ARTS & FILM
TRAUMA & THE ARTS
HONORS TRAUMA & THE ARTS
CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE MODERN WORLD
HONORS CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE MODERN WORLD
THE SHOCK OF THE NEW: FROM THE MODERN TO THE CONTEMPORARY
GLOBAL RELIGIONS: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES & PERSPECTIVES
HONORS GLOBAL RELIGIONS: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES & PERSPECTIVES
EX MACHINA: THE PARADOX OF BEING HUMAN IN THE DIGITAL AGE
ONCE UPON A TIME? THE IMMORTAL LURE OF FAIRY TALES
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III
INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
POPULAR CULTURE & UNITED STATES HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL & POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
ETHICS
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY FROM SOCRATES THROUGH ST. THOMAS
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY FROM THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH KANT
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: EAST
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING I
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING II
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE: CLASSICAL TO MOLIERE
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE: MOLIERE TO MODERN
Area 4: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Complete at least three courses from two different subjects (refer to footnote for important information regarding CSU graduation requirement): 312-15
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PATTERNS OF CULTURE
WORLD PREHISTORY: THE RISE & FALL OF EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
FIRST PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA
MAGIC, SCIENCE & RELIGION
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: METHODS & PRACTICE
NATIVE PEOPLES OF CALIFORNIA
THE AZTEC, MAYA, INCA & THEIR PREDECESSORS: CIVILIZATIONS OF THE AMERICAS
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART
CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD
CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT II: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
CHILD, FAMILY & COMMUNITY
IDENTITY, CULTURE & EDUCATION
HONORS IDENTITY, CULTURE & EDUCATION
MASS COMMUNICATION
GENDER, COMMUNICATION & CULTURE
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
POLITICAL ECONOMY
HONORS POLITICAL ECONOMY
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES
GLOBAL ISSUES
WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORY TO 750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 750 CE TO 1750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 1750 CE TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1815
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1812 TO 1914
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT
HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT
INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF ASIA: CHINA/JAPAN
HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH & SOCIAL JUSTICE
SPORT IN SOCIETY
WOMEN IN SPORTS
RACE & GENDER IN AMERICAN MEDIA
VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE
VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
POLITICAL SCIENCE: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
HONORS COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/POLITICAL THEORY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/POLITICAL THEORY
CALIFORNIA POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
POLITICAL ECONOMY
HONORS POLITICAL ECONOMY
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/WORLD POLITICS
HONORS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/WORLD POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPSYCHOLOGY
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGNS
CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN: SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES
PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE & DISCRIMINATION
INTRODUCTION TO ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORTS
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN SEXUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
POPULAR CULTURE
RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGNS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE
SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME
LAW & SOCIETY
MAJOR SOCIAL PROBLEMS
RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ASPECTS OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES FOR A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
WOMEN IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN: SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES
Area 5: Physical & Biological Sciences
Complete at least two courses (one from Area 5A and one from Area 5B). At least one must include a laboratory (indicated with footnote): 49-12
Area 5A: Physical Sciences
GENERAL ASTRONOMY: SOLAR SYSTEM
GENERAL ASTRONOMY: STARS, GALAXIES, COSMOLOGY
HONORS GENERAL ASTRONOMY: STARS, GALAXIES, COSMOLOGY
ASTRONOMY LABORATORY 5
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 5
HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 5
HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS 5
CHEMISTRY OF COOKING 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 5
HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 5
HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY 5
SURVEY OF INORGANIC & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 5
SURVEY OF ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY 5
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 5
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
GENERAL PHYSICS 5
GENERAL PHYSICS 5
GENERAL PHYSICS 5
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) 5
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) 5
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) 5
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) 5
INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE 5
Area 5B: Biological Sciences
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY 5
HONORS PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY 5
PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY 5
FORM & FUNCTION IN PLANTS & ANIMALS 5
EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS & ECOLOGY 5
INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY 5
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BASIC PRINCIPLES 5
HUMAN GENETICS
MARINE BIOLOGY 5
HUMAN BIOLOGY 5
CALIFORNIA ECOLOGY/NATURAL HISTORY 5
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 5
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 5
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III 5
MICROBIOLOGY 5
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION
Area 6: Language Other Than English
UC requirement only. Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language with a grade of "C" or better or completion of one of the following courses: 6
ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II
ELEMENTARY JAPANESE III
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH III
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III
Total Units47

Note: Courses completed for this certificate of achievement must be on the approved list during the year in which they were taken. Consult a Foothill College counselor for clarification.