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general education courses


    School Year: 2019-2020

    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online

    Program Description

    General education is the group of courses students complete to support and build skills for their selected program of study.  These include communications, math, science, social science and behavioral science courses.

    Students pursuing an associate degree need to complete a total of 18-30 general education credits:

    • 6 credits of communications
    • 3 credits of math and/or science
    • 3 credits of social science
    • 3 credits of behavioral science
    • 3 to 15 credits of additional general education

    Requirements for students pursuing a technical diploma vary from program to program.

    All general education course requirements are noted on the curriculum of the student's chosen program of study and must be completed for graduation.  Students planning to transfer credits to another college should be sure to contact the receiving college to ask if specific MPTC courses will transfer.

    For further information regarding general education courses, please contact Rachel Benike, Administrative Assistant in General Education at 920-924-3195 or Lane Holte, Associate Dean of General Education at 920-924-3307.

    Note: General Education is not a stand-alone, financial aid eligible program of study at MPTC.

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Communication Courses: Credits
    Associate Degree Level  
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    801-141 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
    801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
    801-197 Technical Reporting 3
    801-198 Speech 3
    Technical Diploma Level  
    801-310 Occupational Communication 2
    Mathematics Courses:  
    Associate Degree Level  
    804-107 College Mathematics 3
    804-123 Math with Business Applications 3
    804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4
    804-189 Introductory Statistics 3
    804-195 College Algebra with Applications 3
    804-196 Trigonometry with Applications 3
    Technical Diploma Level  
    804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
    804-361 Occupational Mathematics 2 2
    804-362 Occupational Mathematics 3 2
    804-363 Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades 2
    Science Courses:  
    Associate Degree Level  
    806-112 Principles of Sustainability 3
    806-134 General Chemistry 4
    806-143 College Physics 1 3
    806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
    806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
    806-186 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
    806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
    806-197 Microbiology 4
    Technical Diploma Level  
    806-375 Applied Science 2
    806-376 Applied Physics 2
    Social Science Courses:  
    Associate Degree Level  
    809-103 Thinking Critically and Creatively 3
    809-122 Introduction to American Government 3
    809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
    809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
    809-195 Economics 3
    809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Behavioral Science Courses:  
    Associate Degree Level  
    809-159 Abnormal Psychology 3
    809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
    809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
    809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
    Technical Diploma Level  
    809-300 Occupational Success Strategies 2

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.