General Education in the California Community College System Resources

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Curriculum Committee
Articulation and Transfer

Whereas, Multiple general education patterns have been established to meet requirements for California community college students who are seeking to earn an associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or transfer eligibility;

Whereas, Policies and practices regarding general education align directly with the 10+1 [1] areas of academic and professional matters under the purview of the academic senates, including curriculum, degree and certificate requirements, and standards or policies regarding student preparation and success, and require collegial consultation with local academic senates;

Whereas, Legislation, including AB 1460 (Weber, 2020), [2] AB 928 (Berman, 2021), [3] AB 927 (Medina, 2021) the expansion of the California community college baccalaureate programs, [4] the new proposed California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CalGETC), [5] and the new California Community Colleges’ ethnic studies graduation requirement, [6] will require colleges to re-examine local general education policies and practices; and

Whereas, Local academic senate leaders and other practitioners look to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ publications to support local decisions and discussions on academic and professional matters, and therefore resources need to be up to date to reflect the current status of general education;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop resources such as a paper or guidebook on general education in the California Community College system by the 2024 Spring Plenary Session.


[1] 10+1 list and title 5 reference can be found on the ASCCC website at
[2] AB 1460 (Weber, 2020):
[3] AB 928 (Berman, 2021):
[4] AB 927 (Medina, 2021):
[5] Proposed CalGETC Pathway located on the ASCCC website at
[6] Proposed Revisions to California Code of Regulations, title 5, §55063. Minimum Requirements for the Associate Degree (Ethnic Studies Requirement) can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office website on the Board of Governors Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agendas page under the July 12–13, 2021 tab, agenda item 4.3 attachment located at$file/revisions-to-title-5-55063-a11y.pdf.