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2.C.8 Transfer Credit
Under the direction of the SBOE, general education faculty and administrators across the
state were tasked with simplifying the process of transferability. This process took several
years to fully develop. General Education Matriculation (GEM) stamped courses are now
accepted and transferrable between all participating higher education institutions in Idaho.
GEM courses identified by faculty meet the competency requirements for one of the six
competency areas identified by the statewide committees. These include: Written
Communication, Oral Communication, Mathematical Ways of Knowing, Scientific Ways of
Knowing, Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing and Social and Behavioral Ways of
Knowing. Page 3 of the Catalog
lists EITC’s GEM stamped courses.
Section III, Subsection V of the Idaho SBOE Policies and Procedures also addresses the
Undergraduate Programs
2.C.9 Undergraduate General Education
AAS degree programs include 15 credits of general education courses in the three areas
stipulated by both NWCCU and the Idaho State Board of Education: three credits in written
communication, three credits in oral communication, three credits in mathematical ways of
knowing, three credits in social and behavioral ways of knowing, and three credits of
institutionally designated competency areas. These courses are designed to help students
become more effective learners, citizens, and lifelong learners. The General Education
division’s mission statement and outcomes, which are on page 26 of the catalog
this intention.
2.C.10 Identifiable and Accessible Learning Outcomes
EITC does not award baccalaureate degrees. In general, AAS degree programs are
considered terminal degrees and do not transfer to four year institutions unless the
receiving institution offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Technology or Applied Science.
General education courses required for an AAS degree will, however, transfer within the
state and generally outside the state as well.
2.C.11 Related Instruction
Related instruction can take several forms. Some certificate programs use OCR-105,
Occupational Relations, as a means of addressing communications and social and behavioral
ways of knowing. Many certificate programs fulfill the mathematical ways of knowing
requirement through non-transferable mathematics courses closely aligned to the subject
matter. For example, students in Business Office Technology (BOT) who are pursuing a
certificate take MAT 105, Business math; and MAT 112, Mathematics for Health
Professions, is taken by students in the Practical Nursing certificate program. Welders take
MAT 108, Welding Math; and Auto/Diesel certificate students take MAT 110, Technical
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