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Associate of General Studies
The Associate of General Studies degree is a flexible program designed to help students reach their educational or occupational goals. Through this program, students can explore various educational fields before deciding upon a major, or they can design their coursework around specific occupational goals.

Effective Fall 2010, this curriculum was revised. Students who were regularly enrolled at RPCC during the 2009-2010 academic year will be permitted to continue completing the requirements for the Associate of General Studies as outlined in the 2009-2010 RPCC General Catalog provided that they continue to maintain eligibility for the 2009-2010 catalog year. Eligible students who opt to follow the 2009-2010 degree requirements must complete these requirements by the end of the summer 2013 semester.
Associate of General Studies Curriculum Sheet 2010-2011 Catalog Year Link
Associate of General Studies Curriculum Sheet 2009-2010 Catalog Year

Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer *new*
The Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer degree is designed specifically for those students who are planning to transfer to a public, Louisiana university. At RPCC, students pursuing this degree will select a track in either humanities or social sciences. These tracks provide flexibility in course selection and enable students to take classes suited to their intended university majors. Students who complete the degree successfully are guaranteed admission to a public, Louisiana university; junior-level standing; transfer of all 60 non-developmental hours required for the degree; completion of the general education requirement; and equal competition for limited-access programs. Successful completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to every four-year university or degree program, nor does it guarantee that every course taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major. For details, refer to the 2010-2011 RPCC General Catalog.
Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer�Humanities Track
Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer�Social Sciences Track

Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer *new*
The Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer degree is designed specifically for those students who are planning to transfer to a public, Louisiana university. Students pursuing this degree will select a track in either biological orphysical sciences. These tracks provide flexibility in course selection and enable students to take classes suited to their intended university majors. Students who complete the degree successfully are guaranteed admission to a public, Louisiana university; junior-level standing; transfer of all 60 non-developmental hours required for the degree; completion of the general education requirement; and equal competition for limited-access programs. Successful completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to every four-year university or degree program, nor does it guarantee that every course taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major. For details, refer to the 2010-2011 RPCC General Catalog.
Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer�Biological Sciences Track
Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer�Physical Sciences Track

Associate of Science in Teaching
The Associate of Science in Teaching degree is a selective-admission program created for students who wish to teach elementary-grade students, grades 1-5. The AST degree is fully transferable to four-year colleges of education in Louisiana, and successful completion of the degree enables recipients to enter a four-year college of education program with half of their certification requirements complete and all general education requirements met. In addition to general education courses, students will complete two professional education courses that include associated fieldwork experience, and they must pass two parts of the PRAXIS, or teacher certification exam, before graduation.

Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program in order to earn the degree. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the degree program. Students who have not yet applied foradmission to the program may still take courses required for the degree.
Associate of Science in Teaching Curriculum Sheet

Certificate of General Studies
The Certificate of General Studies (CGS) curriculum provides a foundation in important skills in English, math, natural sciences, arts, humanities, and social/behavioral sciences. Upon completion of the certificate, students will beable to: * Communicate effectively * Solve problems * Think critically * Work cooperatively * Value learning The CGS offers students who are undecided about career goals or unsure of preparation for collegiate studies the opportunity to increase readiness for collegiate study, explore career opportunities, and improve individual capacity for learning, personal growth, and interpersonal communications skills.

The CGS framework allows students that intend to transfer to other two-year or four-year institutions the opportunity to tailor their certificate courses to meet the general education requirements of the receiving institution. The certificate may also appeal to students who have to take a break from pursuing a degree program for work or personal reasons but intend to return to college. In addition, the CGS will indicate to current or potential employers that students have achieved important collegiate-level skills.
Certificate of General Studies Curriculum Sheet

Discontinued Degree Programs
The degree programs listed below have been discontinued. Students who were regularly enrolled at RPCC during the 2009-2010 academic year will be permitted to continue completing the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and the Associate of Science in General Science as outlined in the 2009-2010 RPCC General Catalog provided that they continue to maintain eligibility for the 2009-2010 catalog year. All requirements for these discontinued degree programs must be complete by the end of the summer 2013 semester.

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts *discontinued*
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university. The emphasis is such that students may complete general education courses required by most senior institutions. It also allows students to gain a breadth of knowledge while choosing a major and enables them to develop a foundation for self-fulfillment or knowledge enhancement for the work place.
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Curriculum Sheet

Associate of Science in General Science *discontinued*
The Associate of Science degree in General Science is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university and major in one of the sciences or health professions. It is also for students who may not be planning to transfer to a four-year institution but do wish to find employment in one of the various science or health fields.
Associate of Science in General Science Curriculum Sheet