Q1: What is General Education (GE)?

A: GE are those courses that are required in order to be awarded ANY Associate degree from CCC. Regardless of which degree you are pursuing at CCC, all GE coursework must still be completed.

Q2: How do I earn an Associate degree?

A: In order to earn an associate degree from CCC you must complete all of the following:

  • Associate degree General Education (GE) coursework

  • Specific major related coursework; review current CCC catalog

  • Total of 60 degree applicable units

Q3: What are CSU/UC transferable courses?

A: Those lower division courses that are completed at CCC, that are applied towards the required units to obtain a Bachelor degree, are considered CSU/UC transferable. These courses are marked in our CCC catalog (Link) with “CSU” and/or “UC” notation directly under the name of the course. Also, courses are identified in WWW.ASSIST.ORG –utilize this link (http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html)

Q4: What are the degrees/certificates offered at CCC?

A: For a complete list of all major, certificate, and degree(s) offered at CCC, please click here to view the current CCC catalog

Q5: How do I register/enroll in courses?

A: The Steps to Success must be completed in order for students to receive a priority registration date. Once completed, students may register for classes via:

  • Insite Web advisor portal

  • In-person at the Welcome/Transfer Center

  • In-person at Admissions & Records

It is highly recommended students register for classes via their Insite Web Advisor portal for the most accurate course fulfillment and registration data.

Q6: How many units do I need to be a full time student?

A: Any student registered in at least 12 units for the fall and spring semesters are considered full-time status. During the summer semester, students registered in at least 6 units are considered full-time status.

Q7: How many units do I need for financial aid?

A: Those students registered in at least 6 units for the fall or spring semester are eligible to receive half of their financial aid award amount. Those registered in 9 units for the fall or spring semester are eligible to receive ¾ of their financial aid award amount. Those registered in 12 units or more for the fall or spring semester are eligible to receive their full financial aid award amount. Those interested in receiving financial aid during the summer semester are highly encouraged to speak with the financial aid office.

Q8: How many units do I need to get a degree or transfer?

A: 60 units of degree applicable coursework are required in order to be awarded an associate degree from CCC. All degree applicable coursework will be marked with “DG” in the CCC course catalog.

60 units of transferable coursework are required to transfer to any CSU or UC within the state of California. All CSU/UC transferable coursework will be marked with “CSU” or “UC” in the CCC course catalog. You can also check transferable courses on www.assist.org.

Those students who desire to transfer into a private, Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or out-of-state institution are highly encouraged to contact the counseling office to schedule an appointment.

Q9: What are the requirements for admission into the Contra Costa College Registered Nursing (RN) program?

A: CCC offers a highly competitive Associate of Science degree in Nursing. Students who are awarded this associate degree and pass the NCLEX state examination are eligible to become a RN in the state of California. The required coursework are broken down into two groups and all courses must be completed.

Group A Courses:

(Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75)

Group B Courses:

(Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0)

 

Human Anatomy (BIOSC 132) 4 units

 

Intro to Sociology (SOCIO 220 or ANTHR 130) 3 units

 

Human Physiology (BIOSC 134) 4 units

 

Psychology (PSYCH 130 or PSYCH 220) 3 units

 

Microbiology (BIOSC 119 or BIOSC 148) 4 units

 

Human Communication (SPCH 120, SPCH 121, SPCH 121i or SPCH 128) 3 units

English Composition (ENGL 001A or ENGL 001B) 4 units

Developmental Psychology PSYCH 126, PSYCH 128) 3 units

 

Drug Dosage Calculation (NURS 205) 2 units

 

 

Pharmacology (NURS 212) 2 units

 

Additional coursework is required before an associate degree can be awarded. It is recommended students meet with a counselor to verify all graduation required coursework has been completed. It is also recommended students review the Nursing Bulletin via the department site.

Q10: What does IGETC mean?

A: The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a pattern of courses that students can follow to satisfy lower-division general education requirements for any CSU or UC campus. However, IGETC is NOT advisable for all transfer students depending on the selected major. It is highly recommended students meet with a counselor to determine the appropriate general education option for their transfer goal.

Q11: How do I enroll at CCC?

A: Click to view the Steps to Success

Q12: How do I make an in-person counseling appointment?

A: Click here  to schedule an in-person counseling appointment Or, you may also call the Counseling Department at (510) 215-3934 or (510) 251-3936.

Q13: How do I get access to forms such as, Petitions to Repeat, Academic Renewal, Graduation Petitions or Transcripts Evaluations?

A: Click here to view Admissions & Records forms

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