Program Overview

McHenry County College's Associate Degree in General Education is a flexible, widely encompassing program designed for a wide variety of students.  This degree covers a wide range of courses without requiring students to focus on one particular area of study.  The Associate Program in General Education is ideal for students who are unsure of what major to pursue.  It allows students to earn credits while exploring a wide range of educational options.  This degree is not designed to transfer, but it may transfer in whole or in part to some universities.  Students hoping to transfer credits to a four-year school are encouraged to work with their academic advisor to develop a transfer plan that fits their individual needs.

The Associate program in General Education consists of 60 credit hours that can be fulfilled through a wide range of different course options.  The 60 credit hours are made up of 20 courses, in five realms of study.  Students will complete 6 credit hours in each of the following spheres: Communications, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics or Physical Science.  The remaining 36 hours are earned through general electives: any 100- or 200-level courses offered in the course catalog.  Within these five fields of study, there are hundreds of different courses students can choose from to fulfill the program's requirements.  If students are unsure of what major to pursue, McHenry's Associate Program in General Education provides a flexible degree program that allows you to discover your true calling.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    McHenry County College is a two-year public school located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. MCC was established in 1967 as part of the Illinois Community College system and serves most of McHenry County as well as portions of surrounding counties. MCC’s main campus is located in Crystal Lake and the school has several other satellite campuses.

    McHenry County College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in twenty different programs and disciplines. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Students can make the most of scheduling flexibility by combining online courses, self-paced online courses and blended with on-campus courses to pursue degrees or certificates.


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