General Education Core Curriculum Credential

Illinois Valley Community College has agreements with several state and private universities to ensure ease to transfer of credits. Guidelines for completing the first two years of a college major along with listings of transfer course equivalencies are available in the Counseling Center. Also, information on course equivalencies is available at the following Web site:

Most students who transfer complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree. This degree ensures the transfer of courses to a college or university that participates in the statewide General Education Core Curriculum Credential (GECC). Upon transfer, students with the degree have met lower level general education requirements and attain junior class status. Since some college majors require certain general education courses, students should always consult with an IVCC counselor. Currently 110 Illinois college and universities are GECC/IAI participants. The Web site for GECC/IAI is: Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate Science (AS) are degrees that incorporate the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). Students transferring without the AA or AS degree, but desire to transfer with the completion of the GECC are to meet the requirements as listed below. GECC will be noted on transcripts that meet the requirements.

General Education Core for Illinois Valley Community College (IAI-GECC)


3 courses (9 semester hours)  + Minimum grade of "C" required.

IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
C1 900ENG 1001English Composition I +3
C1 901RENG 1002English Composition II +3
C2 900SPH 1001Fundamentals of Speech +3

1 or 2 courses (3 to 6 semester hours)

IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
MI 902ECN 2004Business Statistics3
MI 904MTH 1000Math for Liberal Arts3
MI 906MTH 1006Finite Mathematics4
M1 900-BMTH 1007Calculus for Bus. & Soc. Sciences4
MI 902MTH 1008General Elementary Statistics3
MI 903MTH 1010Structure of Number Systems II3
M1 900-1MTH 2001Calculus & Analytic Geometry I5
M1 900-2MTH 2002Calculus & Analytic Geometry II4
M1 900-3MTH 2003Calculus & Analytic Geometry III4

Physical and Life Sciences

2 courses (7 to 8) semester hours. At least one lab (L) course. One course selected from Physical Science; 1 course selected from Life Science.

Physical Sciences
IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
P1 902CHM 1000Introduction To Chemistry3
P1 902LCHM 1004Chemistry4
P1 902LCHM 1006General Chemistry I5
P1 909LGEG 1001Weather & Climate4
P1 909LGEG 1002Physical Geography4
P1 906LGEG 1005Introduction To Astronomy4
P1 908GEL 1005Natural Disasters3
P1 905GEL 1006Introduction To Oceanography3
P1 908LGEL 1007Environmental Geology4
P1 907LGEL 1008Physical Geology4
P1 907LGEL 1009Historical Geology4
P2 900LPHY 1001General Physics5
P1 900LPHY 2003General Physics5
P9 900PSC 1000Intro To Physical Science3
Life Sciences
IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
L1 905BIO 1000The Global Environment3
L1 900LBIO 1001General Biology I4
L1 910LBIO 1003Principles of Biology4
L1 910LBIO 1004Biological Diversity4

Humanities and Fine Arts

3 courses (9 semester hours). One course selected from Humanities; 1 course selected from Fine Arts; 1 course from Humanities or Fine Arts. 1 course may be used for either Humanities or Fine Arts credit.

IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
H1 900FEN 2002Intermediate French II4
H9 900GEN 2000Women Through Culture and Centuries3
H3 911DGEN 2002Women in Literature3
H1 900GER 2002Intermediate German II4
H2 901HIS 1000History of Western Civilization I3
H2 902HIS 1001History of Western Civilization II3
H2909DHIS 1006African American History3
H3 914LIT 2000Survey of American Lit I3
H3 912LIT 2001Major English Writers I3
H3 918LIT 2005Children's Literature3
H3 915LIT 2010Survey of American Literature II3
H3 913LIT 2011Major English Writers II3
H3 901LIT 2013Fiction3
H3 905LIT 2021Intro To Shakespeare I3
H4 900PHL 1001Introduction To Philosophy3
H4 904PHL 1002Ethics3
H4 905PHL 1003Philosophy of Religion3
H4 906PHL 1005Logic3
H5 904NPHL 1013Comparative Religions3
H1 900SPN 2002Intermediate Spanish II4
Fine Arts
IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
F2 901ART 1000Art Survey3
F2 902ART 1010Art Survey II3
F2 902FLM 2009The Art of The Film3
F1 901MUS 1000Music Appreciation3
F1 908THE 2002Introduction To Theatre3
Humanities/Fine Arts
IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
HF 900FLM 2010Film, Art & Literature3
HF 907DGEN 2001Women in Ancient Cultures3
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 courses (9 semester hours). Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.

IAI CourseIVCC CourseCourse TitleSemester Hours
S1 900NANT 1000Introduction To Anthropology3
S1 901NANT 1002Cultural Anthropology3
S3 902ECN 2002Principles of Microeconomics3
S3 901ECN 2003Principles of Macroeconomics3
S4 903NECN 2005Global Economic Geography3
S4 900NGEG 1003Cultural Geography3
S4 900NGEG 1004World Regional Geography3
S2 900HIS 2000United States History To 18653
S2 901HIS 2001United States History From 18653
S2 920NHIS 2006History of Middle Eastern Civilization3
S2 920NHIS 2007History & Civilization of China3
S2 920NHIS 2008Modern Africa3
S5 900PSI 1000American National Government3
S5 902PSI 1002State and Local Government3
S5 904NPSI 2000International Relations3
S6 900PSY 1000General Psychology3
S6 903PSY 2001Child Growth and Development3
S8 900PSY 2004Social Psychology3
S7 900SOC 1000Introduction To Sociology3
S7 902SOC 1002Marriage and Family3
S7 901SOC 2001Social Problems3