General Studies Certificate

General Studies Certificate

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Program Duration

1 year (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Program Cost

$84 per credit hour
*Based on in-county tuition rates

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Why Choose This Program

This program lets students take basic classes needed for most degrees/certificates and allows for time to explore career paths.


About The Program

This program is great for students to test the waters of college and provides students with general education knowledge.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This certificate serves as an intermediate step toward an Associate of Arts Degree; and/or recognizes as a “completer,” a student who has successfully completed a significant number of courses in general education but does not intend to complete an Associate of Arts Degree.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills across disciplines
  • Apply life skills in areas such as teamwork, interpersonal relationships, ethics, and study habits
  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats
  • Use technology appropriate for learning
  • Discuss issues of a diverse global society
  • Demonstrate math and/or statistical skills