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Overview 

The Maricopa County Community College District Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is a 35-38 semester-credit general education certificate that fulfills lower-division general education requirements for students planning to transfer to any Arizona public community college or university. Phoenix College offers three types of AGEC certificates, and one, AGEC-A, entirely online. Designed to articulate with different academic majors, their requirements vary accordingly. 

  • AGEC-A (online or f2f) is for the largest group of majors and is recommended for students who have not selected a specific major.  The AGEC A is designed to satisfy requirements in many liberal arts majors as well as other majors that articulate with the Associate in Arts.

  • Note: AGEC-B & AGEC-S are offered face-to-face (f2f) only at this time. See Transfer Services for more information or speak with an academic advisor.

AGEC Requirements

Your academic advisor can help you decide if AGEC works for your major and will help you to build an academic plan, choose appropriate courses to fulfil the AGEC requirements, and answer questions you may have about AGEC. Visit an Academic Advisor in the Hannelly Enrollment Center, or contact an advisor by phone (602) 285-7110, by email: pc-advisement-chat@phoenixcollege.edu or use eChatNote: Advisement is highly recommended for all students.

Core Areas

First Year Composition (FYC, 6 credits)
Humanities & Fine Arts (HU, 6 credits)
Literacy & Critical Thinking (L, 3 credits)
Mathematics (MA, 6 credits MA or CS)
Natural Sciences – Quantitative (SQ, 4 credits)
Natural Sciences – Quantitative (SG, 4 credits)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB, 8 credits)

Awareness Areas

Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (C, 3 credits)
Global Awareness (G, 3 credits)
Historical Awareness (H, 3 credits)

MCCCD Additional Requirements

(may be shared with core)
Communications (0-3 credits)
Critical Reading (0-3 credits)

 Download Complete AGEC Requirements 

 Search the AZ Transfer website to find Maricopa Community College courses which fulfill AGEC requirements. Choose Query Courses > Select Institution: Maricopa College District > Query (Sort by Category to find courses in the Core and Awareness areas listed below.)


Online AGEC Courses 

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View Current Semester PC Hybrid Courses

Note: Not all online or hybrid courses fulfill AGEC requirements. Meet with an academic advisor for assistance in choosing courses that fit your academic plan.

Common AGEC Courses

Check the class schedule to find courses available for the current semester. This list is only an example of courses offered at Phoenix College that may fulfill AGEC requirements.

First Year Composition (6 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
ENG101  First-Year Composition 3
ENG102  First-Year Composition 3

Humanities & Fine Arts (6 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
AIS213  American Indian Religions 3
AJS123  Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
ARH100  Introduction to Art 3
ARH102  Renaissance Through Contemporary Art 3
ARH115  History of Photography 3
ASB222  Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3
CNS101  Construction And Culture 3
ENH110  Introduction to Literature 3
ENH254  Literature and Film 3
HIS103  United States History to 1870 3
INT115  Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120  Modern Architecture And Furniture 3
MHL140  Survey of Music History 3
MHL143  Music in World Cultures 3
MHL145  American Jazz and Popular Music 3
MHL153  Rock Music and Culture 3
PHI213  Medical and Bio-Ethics 3
PHI216  Environmental Ethices 3
REL203  American Indian Religions 3
REL243  World Religions 3
SPH245  Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest

3

THE101  Introduction to Theatre

3

Literacy & Critical Thinking (3 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
AIS213  American Indian Religions 3
CRE101  Critical and Evaluative Reading I 3
ENG111  Technical and Professional Writing 3
ENH254  Literature and Film 3
REL203  American Indian Religions 3

Mathematics (6 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
MAT142  College Mathematics 3
MAT151  College Algebra / Functions 4
MAT182  Plane Trigonometry 3
MAT187  Precalculus 5
MAT213  Brief Calculus 4

Computer & Statistics

Course
Title
Credit
BPC110  Computer Usage and Applications 3
CIS105  Survey of Computer Information Systems 3

Natural Sciences - Quantitative

Course
Title
Credit
BIO100  Biology Concepts 4
BIO156  Introductory Biology for Allied Health 4
CHM107  Chemistry and Society (and Lab) 4
CHM130  Fundamental Chemisty 3
CHM151  General Chemistry I 3

Natural Sciences - Quantitative

Course
Title
Credit
BIO145  Marine Biology 4
BIO160  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO201  Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO202  Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
FON241  Principles of Human Nutrition (and Lab) 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences (8 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
AIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
AJS200  Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
AJS225  Criminology 3
AJS270  Community Relations 3
ASB214  Magic, Witchcraft and Healing 3
ASB222  Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3
COM100  Introduction to Human Communications 3
ECN211  Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECN212  Microeconomic Principles 3
EDU221  Introduction to Education 3
EDU222  Introduction to Education 3
HES100  Healthful Living 3
HIS103  United States History to 1870 3
HIS104  United States History 1870 to Present 3
HIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
HIS273  US Experience in Vietnam 1945 - 1975 3
POS270  American Legal System 3
PSY101  Introduction to Logic 3
PSY240  Developmental Psychology 3
SOC101  Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC140  Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
SOC157  Sociology of Marriage and Family 3
SOC212  Gender and Society 3
SOC251  Social Problems 3
WST161  American Women Since 1920 3

Cultural Diversity in the US (3 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
AIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
AIS213  American Indian Religions 3
AJS270  Community Relations 3
EDU221  Introduction to Education 3
EDU230  Cultural Diversity in Education 3
ENH110  Introduction to Literature 3
HIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
REL203  American Indian Religions 3
SOC140  Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
SOC212  Gender and Society 3
SPH245  Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest 3
WST161  American Women Since 1920 3

Global Awareness (3 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
ASB222  Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3
CHM107  Chemistry and Society (and Lab) 4
CNS101  Construction And Culture 3
HIS273  US Experience in Vietnam 1945 - 1975 3
MHL143  Music in World Cultures 3
REL243  World Religions 3
SPA201  Intermediate Spanish I 4
SPA202  Intermediate Spanish II 4

Historical Awareness (3 credits)

Course
Title
Credit
AIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
ARH102  Renaissance Through Contemporary Art 3
ASB222  Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3
CNS101  Construction And Culture 3
HIS103  United States History to 1870 3
HIS104  United States History 1870 to Present 3
HIS170  American Indian History of the Southwest 3
HIS273  US Experience in Vietnam 1945 - 1975 3
INT115  Historical Architecture and Furniture 3
INT120  Modern Architecture And Furniture 3
MHL155  Survey of American Music 3
REL243  World Religions 3
WST161  American Women Since 1920 3