Beginning in 2019, students successfully completing the GECC "package" (a set of core courses considered an essential foundation for a well-rounded education) receive the GECC Credential, via a notation on their transcript, signifying this accomplishment. Available at all 4 IECC colleges, the General Education Core Curriculum Credential is designed for those students who are unsure about a career, major, or program, but plan on transferring to a four-year institution in Illinois. Completion of this credential ensures the student can seamlessly transfer to an in-state four-year institution, having satisfied their general education requirements. This credential, consisting of 37-41 semester credit hours, is not a degree or certificate, nor is it an industry-recognized credential.
The GECC Credential is comprised of only Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) approved general education courses. Click here for a complete list of approved courses - the semester credits listed and the requirements identified are necessary in order to receive the credential.