If you are working on an associate degree, you are required to take general education classes.  If your degree is not an ​ACE pathway (AOJ, Business, Communication Studies, Psychology, Sociology), but want to use compressed, 8-week ACE courses to fulfill your GE requirements, you can! The ACE program offers a full range of the GE classes required to fulfill the California State University General Education pattern (CSU GE).  Most of these classes also work for the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and Shasta College's Associate Degree GE pattern as well.  We offer the following courses in the 8-week, online format (more classes are offered on Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 pm). Most classes are offered in each 8-week block, but it is best to work with our ACE Counselor to map out your educational plan if you want to use ACE classes for fulfilling your GE - contact us for more information at 530-242-7676 or acebold@shastacollege.edu

​Course Number Course Title​ CSU GE Category​ ​IGETC Category ​Shasta College Associate GE Category
CMST 60​ Public Speaking ​A1: Oral Communication Area 1, Group C: (CSU only) Oral Communication 4.b. Oral Communication
​ENGL 1A College Composition ​A2: Written Communication Area 1, Group A: English Composition 4.a. English Composition
​ENGL 1C Critical Reasoning / Reading / Writing A3: Critical Thinking ​Area 1, Group B: Critical Thinking not applicable
CHEM 10/11 Chemistry for the Liberal Arts Major (with lab) ​B1: Physical Science
B3: Science Lab
​Area 5A: Physical Science 1. Natural Science (lab not required)
BIOL 5 Human Biology B2: Life Science Area 5B: Biological Science 1. Natural Science
MATH 14​ Intro to Statistics B4: Math Concepts Area 2: Math Concepts 4.c. Analytical Thinking
​ART 1 Intro to Art C1: Arts** Area 3A: Arts ​3. Humanities
THTR 1 ​Intro to Theatre ​C1: Arts ​Area 3A: Arts 3. Humanities
HUM 2​ Exploring Humanities C1: Arts or C2: Humanities Area 3B: Humanities ​3. Humanities
HUM 4 Humanities through Film C1: Arts or C2: Humanities Area 3B: Humanities 3. Humanities
​HIST 2 World Civilization to 1500 C.E. C2: Humanities** or D: Social Sciences** Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 2. Social/BehavioralSciences or 3. Humanities or 5/6. Multicultural
HIST 17A​ US History (pre Civil War) D: Social Sciences^ ​​Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences ​2. Social/Behavioral Science
​POLS 2 American Government D: Social Sciences^ ​Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 2. Social/Behavioral Science
CMST 10​ Interpersonal Communications D: Social Sciences Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 4.b. Oral Communication
CMST 20 ​Intercultural Communications D: Social Sciences* not applicable 2. Social/ Behavioral Sciences or 5/6. Multicultural
ECON 1A Microeconomics ​D: Social Sciences Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences ​2. Social/Behavioral Science
ECON 1B Macroeconomics D: Social Sciences ​Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 2. Social/Behavioral Science​
SOC 1 ​Intro to Sociology D: Social Sciences Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 2. Social/Behavioral Science
SOC 2​ Social Problems D: Social Sciences Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 2. Social/Behavioral Science​
ECE 1 Human Development ​D: Social Sciences* or E: Lifelong Understanding ​​Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences 5. Living Skills
​STU 1 College Success ​E: Lifelong Understanding not applicable 5. Living Skills
CIS 1 Computer Literacy not applicable not applicable ​​7. Computer Lit Reqt

^CSU American History and Institutions requirement (HIST 17A/17B and POLS 2 required to graduate from a CSU)

*CSU Chico US Diversity Requirement
**CSU Chico Global Cultures Requirement