Step 4: Pick out your Courses

General Education 

Watch this video to learn a little more about CR’s different GE patterns and to start picking out which one might be right for you.

Interested in an Associate Degree and gettting started in a career right away? 

Interested in transfer to a 4-year college or university? 

Classes for your major/program

Watch this video to learn a little more about the classes you can take for different programs or majors.

Example of First-year Schedule (note: only an example)
Undecided Units Career Technical Program Units Transfer to a University Units
English and/or Math 3.5-11 English and/or Math 3.5-11 English and/or Math 3.5-11
General Studies 1 or General Studies 6 and/or GUID 8 2-5 General Studies 1 or General Studies 6 3 General Studies 1 or General Studies 6 3
General Education course (Intro to…) 3 Major Requirement 3 General Education Course (Intro to…) 3
General Education Course 3 General Education Course 3 General Education Course 3
Personal Interest 1-3 Personal Interest 1-3 Personal Interest 1-3
Terms to Know

General Education pattern - A General Education (GE) pattern is a requirement for all associate degrees and important component of transferring. Depending on your goal, there is likely a GE pattern that is best for you to follow.

GE Pattern abbreviations:

  • CR- College of the Redwoods
  • CSU- California State University System
  • IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
  • UC- University of California


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