The Arizona Transfer System
The components of the Arizona Transfer System work together to help students plan a seamless transfer without loss of academic credit. Students build a transfer degree plan by completing the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), common courses, and electives, and supplement this with credits earned through dual enrollment and exams.
ARIZONA GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is a foundational block of coursework completed at an Arizona community college. The AGEC consists of 35-37 credit hours of courses in English, math, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences, and arts and humanities. Through Articulation Task Forces, faculty determine which courses fulfill the requirements at their respective institutions and maintain transferability.
Electives are courses that count toward credits for graduation, but are not requirements for a particular degree of study.
Common courses are lower division courses that apply toward a mapped bachelor’s degree program.