Associate in General Education (AGE) Degree

Students in the General Education Program receive the Associate in General Education degree (AGE) upon completion of 64 credit hours. The flexible AGE program is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. The two-year AGE program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science and mathematics at the college level and to explore technical areas of study.

At Durham Tech, the program director and academic advisors work one-on-one with AGE students to individualize their plans of study to fit their academic needs.

The AGE program is not structured to fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Printable AGE plan of study.

2018 – 2019 Associate in General Education (A10300)

Students in the General Education Program receive the Associate in General Education degree (AGE) upon completion of 64 credit hours. The flexible AGE program is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. This program is not designed as a transfer program. The two-year AGE program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science, and mathematics at the college level and to explore technical areas of study. At Durham Tech, the Program Director and academic advisors work one-on-one with AGE students to individualize their plans of study to fit their academic needs.

The following plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have advance approval. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses and the required credit hours for electives and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. Prerequisite courses to a subsequent course must be passed with a C or better. A grade of D will not count for transfer. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. ACA 122 is required for graduation. Students are advised to take ACA 122 in their first semester at Durham Tech to create a suitable plan of study.

Required Hours (15-17 SHC)
Course SHC SEM Grade
A minimum of 15 semester hours in Communications, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Science/Mathematics are required. Students should consult with their advisor about their course selections based on their goals.      
Communications (6 SHC)
1st Choice: Choose from: ENG 111, ENG 112, COM 120, COM 231 (Prereqs. COM 120 – DRE 096-097; ENG 111, COM 231 – DRE 096-098; COM 150, ENG 112 – ENG 111) 3    
2nd Choice 3    
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)
ARA 211, 212; ART 111, 114, 115, 116, 117, 121, 131, 132, 171, 240, 244, 281, 283; ASL 211; DRA 111, 122; ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 273; FRE 211; GER 211; HUM 110, 115, 120 122, 150, 160; MUS 110, 112; PHI 215, 240; REL 110, 211; SPA 211, 212 (Prereq: ART, DRA, HUM, MUS, REL—ENG DRE 096-098; ENG 200-level - ENG 112; PHI - ENG 111; FL 211 – Vary.
See course descriptions or speak with your advisor about prerequisites and corequisites)
3    
Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)
from ANT 210, 220; ECO 251, 252; GEO 111; HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132; POL 120, 220; PSY 150, 241, 259, 281; SOC 210, 220, 225 (Prereqs: DRE 096-098) 3    
Natural Science/Mathematics (3-5 SHC)
Choose from: AST 151/15A, 152/152A; BIO 111, 112, 140/140A, 163, 168, 169, 271, 275; CHM 151, 152; GEL 111, 230; MAT 110, 121, 122, 143, 152, 171, 172, 263, 271, 272, 273, 285; PHS 121, PHY 110/110A, 151, 152, 251, 252. (Prereq: DMA modules may be required for these courses based on placement) 3-5    

All AGE students must demonstrate computer competency to graduate. That competency may be demonstrated by a satisfactory score on the computer competency test or by completing CIS 110 or CSC 151.

Other Required Hours (49 SHC)
Course SHC SEM Grade
A minimum of 49 semester hours credit, consisting of general education and professional curriculum courses, numbered 110-199 or 210-299. Students should consult with their advisor about their course selections based on their goals.      
ACA 122 College Transfer Success Course (Prereq: None. This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) 1    
Choose from course prefixes listed above and EGR, GIS, JOU, HEA, PED, or any professional curriculum courses, numbered 110-199 or 210-299. (Prereqs. vary; consult with advisor or check course description). Not all courses transfer to a four-year university. Please review course descriptions for information about prereqs and transferability.      
Total Associates in General Education SHC Completed (Minimum 64 SHC):      

Notes:
Students may not receive credit for both MAT 263 and MAT 271; for both BIO 163 and BIO 168; or for both PHY 151 and 251 or PHY 152 and 252. Whenever a DMA prerequisite is listed, all preceding DMAs must also be completed. Other required hours may include a maximum of 6 SHC from health (HEA) and physical education (PED) with a limit of 2 semester credit hours from PED courses. Some courses eligible for credit in the AGE degree are restricted to specific programs (all Health Technology programs; Community Spanish Interpreter, Criminal Justice Technology/BLET, Early Childhood Education, and Emergency Medical Science programs).