The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is a block of 35-37 credits awarded by an Arizona public community college that meets the lower division general education requirements at the state universities. Students who complete the AGEC and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA are guaranteed admission to the state universities, though not necessarily to a particular major.
The Arizona General Education Curricula provide a general education core for five transfer associate degrees; Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Business (ABus), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE), Associate in Arts in Fine Arts (AAFA). AGEC-based transfer pathways are determined by the student’s declared major and the university to which the student will transfer.
Students completing the AGEC are still required to fulfill the lower-division program requirements and prerequisites within their college and major/minor area of study as well as upper-division general education requirements at the universities. Students should consult the universities’ catalogs and general education websites for information about general education programs. In all cases, students have the responsibility for selecting general education coursework that is relevant to the requirements of their intended major and degree.