Your placement results as reviewed from the “Course Sequences” section above will be used to select
any course or courses you plan to take to improve your writing
and/or math skills. If you plan on earning a degree or transferring,
pay close attention to the sequences of the courses to be sure you
are following prerequisites leading toward meeting writing and mathematics
general education requirements.
If your goal is to complete a certificate only, you will use the
major sheet information and the Chaffey catalog to identify the order
of courses taken for the major. You may want to choose introductory courses from the major that do
not require prerequisites for your first semester. Occupational Certificates
If you plan to earn an AA/AS degree at Chaffey in one of our occupational
programs, you will need to consider the graduation requirements in
addition to the major courses. First, consider the courses recommended
from your testing results. These courses may serve as prerequisites
for courses needed for the AA/AS requirements in writing and math.
Review the AA/AS general education requirements for more information
on recommended courses. AA/AS
General Education Requirements
Consult the schedule
of classes and look at the AA/AS general education requirements to
see what courses in the different categories work best with your schedule
(Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, etc.) Select a course
that meets your interests and scheduling needs. Try to achieve a balance
of writing and math based courses.
If your goal is to transfer to a California State University in
a major other than Liberal Studies/Elementary Teaching, Engineering,
Math, or Science, consider selecting courses from the CSU
General Education Pattern. Review your assessment results and determine what math and
English courses you may need before taking ENGL-1A and Math-25. These
two courses are the minimum level math and English courses needed on
the general education transfer pattern for CSU. Be sure to follow the
sequences in math and English starting from your placement results.
These courses are listed in order through to ENGL-1A and Math-25 in
the “Course Sequences” section
of this guide. It is important to remember that sequences in math can
take up to two years or more, depending on your major. Look at the CSUGE majorsheet and select courses that
work best with your schedule (Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral
Science, etc.) Again, select a course that meets your interests and
scheduling needs. Try to achieve a balance of writing and
math based courses.
For the University of California, you will follow the IGETC general
education pattern, depending on your major and choice of university.
The IGETC English requirement for writing not only includes ENGL-1A
but also ENGL-1B. ENGL-1A is a prerequisite for ENGL-1B. The minimum
acceptable math course requirement for IGETC is Math-25. Math-60, 61,
or higher may be a more appropriate choice depending on your major.
Consult www.assist.org for information on agreements between Chaffey
College and UC universities regarding courses required for specific
To earn an associate degree along with transferring
to a four-year college or university, the following is recommended
in addition to satisfying the general education requirements for either
CSU or IGETC:
Meet the mathematics and English competency by passing required
math and English composition courses with a grade of C or better;
For certain majors, such as science, engineering, computer science,
pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy,
Vocational Nursing (VN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), or a
Radiologic Technology major, you will need to make very precise selections
regarding the prerequisite science, English, and math sequences related
to your major. For these majors make an appointment with a counselor.
Now is the time to come and complete your educational plan either through a workshop or a one-on-one with a counselor. Please call the Counseling Department so that we can set you up for the right appointment.