Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement


A certificate of achievement will be granted to students who complete a minimum of 37 units from areas 1 through 6 of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. IGETC requirements are designed to be taken within a major area of concentration and elective courses in preparation for transfer to the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) systems.*

To receive this Certificate of Achievement, students should:

  • Review the IGETC pattern sheet in this catalog or available from the Counseling Center.
  • Consult with a counselor to insure students understand and are following all requirements.
  • Receive a grade of C or better is required in ALL coursework used for IGETC certification.
  • Verify through their counselor and that classes taken are approved for IGETC the semester they are taken.
  • Complete at least 3 units in residency at Fullerton College.

Note: Students who receive the IGETC Certificate of Achievement do not need to request separate GE Certification; it will automatically granted and indicated on their transcript if all requirements are met. Note: Completion of the IGETC requirements alone is not enough to make students eligible for admission to a UC or CSU. *Following the IGETC pattern may not always be the best option for students, especially those transferring to highly impacted majors in the UC or CSU system. Please consult with a counselor for details on completing all transfer admission requirements or using course work from other institutions.

Outcome 1: Area 1: English Communication. Create written and spoken works that demonstrate effective communication and critical thinking skills.

Outcome 2: Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning.  Analyze and solve theoretical and applied mathematical problems using the logic and symbol system of mathematics.

Outcome 3: Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Demonstrate a critical understanding, appreciation and expression of artistic, philosophical, and cultural sensibilities in historical and contemporary contexts.

Outcome 4: Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Identify, analyze, and communicate an understanding of self and society through systematic investigation of social behavior, institutions, and culture.

Outcome 5: Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences. Examine and evaluate issues related to the physical and biological sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.