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Adult GE imageDVC PACE Program- General Education Course Sequence

The PACE Program is designed for working adults interested in completing an Associate of Arts Degree (with or without transfer). PACE students complete a fixed sequence of courses their first year and then complete varied courses, depending upon their goal, in their subsequent semesters.

Most PACE Pathways classes have transferable units and allow students to select into a range of possible AA (Associate of Arts) and ADT (Associate Degrees for Transfer) degrees. PACE Pathways is designed to support transfer to the California State Universities, University of California campuses and private colleges.

First term 

 Courses            Units 
COUNS 120 Student Success 3
ENGL 122L First-Year Composition and Reading with Additional Support  OR  5 (only 3 units are transferable)
MATH 142 Elementary Statistics with Probability AND 4
MATH 42 Support for Success in MATH 142 1 (not transferable)

Total units

8 - 13

Second term 

Courses Units
ENGL 123 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language OR
ENGL 126 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language
PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Major preparation/GE course based on degree path 3 - 6
                                                                                        Total units 9 - 12

Summer term 

Courses  Units
CARER 130 Career Exploration 1
Music 117 History of Rock and R&B 3
COMM 120 Public Speaking 3
Total units 7

Third term 

Courses  Units
HIST 120 History of the United States before 1865 3
ANTH 140 Biological Anthropology 3
Major preparation/GE course based on degree path 3-6
Total units 9 - 12

Fourth term 

GEOG 120 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 121 Physical Geography Laboratory 1
HIST 121 History of the United States after 1865 3
Major Preparation/GE Courses based on Degree Path 3 - 6
Total units 10 - 13

Fifth Term

SOC 120 Introduction to Sociology 3
Major preparation/GE course based on degree path 3 - 6
Total units 6 - 9
Total transferable units for degree (GE/Major/Electives) 60
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Total transferable units required for degree or transfer (GE/Major/Electives): 60
Note: Course sequence above may vary depending on individual student’s goals. PACE Counselors will work with individual students to adjust their sequence accordingly.