Mid-State Technical College offers a full breadth of general education courses that satisfy associate degree requirements and can be transferred to four-year colleges.
Benefits of General Studies at Mid-State
General studies at Mid-State are a required component of just about every hands-on degree we offer, but many students choose Mid-State just for general studies, and here’s why:
Students looking to transfer classes in pursuit of a four-year degree will find great value in Mid-State’s general education offerings. Enjoy a cost per credit that’s significantly lower, with four-year public institutions being two to three times higher and private colleges up to seven times higher.
In today’s complex, diverse, and globally connected world employers increasingly seek the skills developed in a general studies curriculum. General education courses enhance awareness of the community around them and teach students to use their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to respond effectively and solve real-world problems. Learn more about the outcomes of general studies at Mid-State.
General education develops knowledge and skills in the areas of communication, math, science, and social science. Once learned, the benefits go beyond academic and professional success, as students explore interests and experience self-discovery.
The way you experience a class matters and should fit your life. At Mid-State choose from small in-person classes, online classes, and innovative technology class options. Learn more about our class delivery options.
Courses by Discipline
Explore the courses available below.
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20801233* Children’s Literature 20801247* Contemporary World Literature 20801227* Creative Writing 10801136 English Composition 1 20801223* English 2 20801204* Introduction to Literature 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 10801198 Speech 10801197 Technical Reporting
- Health/Wellness/Physical Education
20807202* Nutrition for Life 20807204* Physical Fitness for Life 20807203* Stress Management: Fitness for Life
20815201* Art Appreciation 20815240* Basic Photography 20809226* Environmental Ethics 10809122 Intro to American Government 10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory and Application 20809260* Introduction to Philosophy 20809223* Introduction to World Religions 20805201* Music Appreciation 20805280* Music in Film 20803211* U.S. History to 1877 20803212* U.S. History 1877 to Present 20803258* World History to 1500 20803259* World History since 1500
31804305 Applied Mathematics 20804236* Calculus I or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 10804195 College Algebra with Applications 10804107 College Mathematics 20804227* Elementary Math Education 1 20804237* Elementary Math Education 2 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 10804189 Introductory Statistics 10804135 Quantitative Reasoning 10804196 Trigonometry with Applications
- Natural Science
10806179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 10806311 Applied Microbiology 31806351 Applied Science 10806189 Basic Anatomy 10806143 College Physics 1 20806215* Environmental Science 10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 10806114 General Biology 10806134 General Chemistry 10806154 General Physics 1 20806206* Intro to Physical Geography 10806197 Microbiology 10806112 Principles of Sustainability
- Social and Behavioral Science
20809237* Abnormal Psychology 20809283* Cultural Anthropology & Diversity 10809188 Developmental Psychology 10809195 Economics 20809254* Educational Psychology 10809122 Intro to American Government 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 10809198 Intro to Psychology 10809196 Intro to Sociology 20809204* Marriage and Family 10809103 Think Critically & Creatively 20809287* Principles of Macroeconomics 20809291* Principles of Microeconomics 20809217* Race, Class, Gender
- World Language
20802211* Spanish I 20802212* Spanish II
* This course is only applicable to the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science programs.
The General Education program at Mid-State Technical College offers a curriculum that promotes critical thinking, scientific and quantitative reasoning skills, effective communication, and civic responsibility associated with a socially, politically, and economically diverse world.
- Intellectual Acquisition of Knowledge: Demonstrate critical and ethical reasoning.
- Communication: Demonstrate effective communication in diverse contexts using appropriate methods.
- Problem Solving: Use mathematical and scientific problem-solving processes.
- Personal and Social Awareness: Demonstrate knowledge of life skills required of an effective member of a diverse and global community.
- Environmental Awareness: Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment.