Early College Essentials

Program Description

The Early College Essentials TCC provides high school students a greater opportunity for gaining college credits while completing their high school diploma. Students who choose this TCC are encouraged to continue working toward their associate degree at the technical college. Students would then have the opportunity to attend a four-year college or university after completing the associate degree.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EC21
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 19

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Meet assessment requirements

Program Courses

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Term Course Title Credits
First Term
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric [*R] 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology [*R] 3
Elective Math elective - Choose one: 3
Option 1: MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
Option 2: MATH 1111 College Algebra
Option 3: MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Second Term
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts elective - Choose one: [*2] 3
Option 1: ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation
Option 2: HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
Option 3: MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation
Option 4: ENGL 2130 American Literature
Elective Choose ONE Science Course (3 hours) AND its corresponding lab (1 hours): 4
BIOL 1111 Biology I 3 hours
BIOL 1111L Biology I Lab 1 hours
CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 1211 Chemistry I [*1]3
CHEM 1211L Chemistry I Lab [*1]1
Elective General Core elective: 3
Options: Choose ONE, three-hour, non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV (see Gen Ed Courses table)

Note: [*1] Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of "C" or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Note: [*2] Or any non-repetitive Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts elective from the Gen Ed Courses table with ENGL 1101 as a prerequisite.

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Program Faculty

Career and Academic Planning