PART-TIME PATHWAYS (3 to 5 years) are available for most degrees. To qualify to take college-level classes, some students may be required to take college preparation classes first.
YEAR ONE – FALL
|ENG101||English Composition I||3|
|PSY101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|HIS121||World Civilization I||3||FALL|
|ART105||Art History from the Renaissance to the Present||3||FALL; IL|
YEAR ONE – SPRING
|ENG102||English Composition II||3|
|HIS122||World Civilization II||3||SPRING|
|BIO103||Human Nutrition & Health||3||SCI|
YEAR TWO – FALL
|PHI101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|LIT201||American Literature I||3|
|SOC101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SPN111||Elementary Spanish Language and Culture I||3||FALL|
|MUS112||Introduction to World Music||3||FALL|
YEAR TWO – SPRING
|LIT202||American Literature I||3||WC|
|SPN112||Introductory Spanish 2||3||SPRING|
- Emphasizes the traditional and foundational college experience for most students
- Can be tailored to suit most student’s needs
- Offers maximum flexibility for:
- Completing general education requirements to
- Transfer to a 4-year college
- Students who are unsure of their major
- Is available days, nights, and online
- Can begin in any semester
If you are using this degree to eventually transfer to a 4-year college or university, the sooner you decide on what schools you might transfer to, the easier it will be to choose electives that transfer. Discuss this with a NECC transfer advisor early and often.
Early in the course sequence, focus on completing courses in the Mass GenEd Foundation.
If you are not taking 5 classes per semester, plan to take the courses listed as Spring or Fall in the semester they are offered.
Milestone courses are the most important for success in the program, should be taken in the sequence shown, and may require certain grades or other outcomes for your continued progress toward graduation. They may also cover most, or all the six core skills required for graduation.
You are encouraged to use this pathway checklist with an advisor as a worksheet when planning your progress toward a degree or certificate. This checklist is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.