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General Education Courses and Training

Get ahead on your Gen Ed. Bypass the waitlist with FastTrack Pathway.

Do you need to complete coursework before starting a degree program at Carrington College or elsewhere? Then Carrington College’s General Education Courses and Training is for you!

Carrington College offers general education courses to help students meet prerequisite requirements for other programs–and bypass the waitlists for general education courses found at other schools! Enroll now! The instructor-led courses are offered frequently, approximately every 2 months, and delivered using an approach to engage students and encourage interaction and participation. We’ll get you in, out, and on your way toward your degree.

Bypass the waitlist!

FastTrack your General Education by taking your prerequisites at Carrington College

Prerequisite Courses Offered at Carrington College

Prerequisite courses or “prereqs” are courses that must be completed prior to enrolling in specific Carrington College programs or programs at another institution. Not all Carrington College programs have prerequisites, and prerequisite courses may vary by program. Some general education (GE) courses may also be available online. Completion of a program’s general education requirements at Carrington College does not guarantee entry into any of the programs.

If you intend to transfer Carrington College courses to another institution, you must contact that institution directly to determine the transferability of units. Accepting transfer credits is always and only up to the receiving institution.

Science Emphasis General Education Courses

Science emphasis general education courses are 16 weeks in length and are offered at the Sacramento campus.

Science courses

  • BIO 14 Microbiology with Lab
  • BIO 25 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab
  • BIO 26 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab
  • CHEM 6 Inorganic Chemistry with Lab
  • CHEM 8.1 Organic and Biological Chemistry with Lab

Dates for Science Courses in Sacramento

  • November 29, 2021 – March 25, 2022
  • January 31, 2022 – May 20, 2022
  • March 28, 2022 – July 15, 2022
  • May 30, 2022 – September 16, 2022
  • July 25, 2022 – November 11, 2022
  • September 19, 2022 – January 13, 2023
Online General Education Courses

Online general education courses are six weeks in length and are offered online and conferred from the Sacramento Campus.

Online General Education Courses

  • CLT 100 Computer Literacy
  • COL 105 Critical Thinking
  • ENG 101 English Writing and Composition
  • HIS 150 U.S. Government
  • HUM 200 Ethics in Contemporary Society
  • HUM 250 Introduction to Humanities
  • MAT 101 Principles of Mathematics
  • MAT 151 College Algebra
  • MAT 201 Intermediate College Algebra
  • NUT 200 Principles of Nutrition
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 155 Human Development Across the Lifespan 1
  • SCI 210 Environmental Science
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SPH 205 Interpersonal Communication

Dates for Online General Education Courses

  • January 31, 2022 – March 11, 2022
  • March 14, 2022 – April 22, 2022
  • April 25, 2022 – June 3, 2022
  • June 6, 2022 – July 15, 2022
  • July 18, 2022 – August 26, 2022
  • August 29, 2022 – October 7, 2022
  • October 10, 2022 – November 18, 2022
  • November 21, 2022 – December 30, 2022

How to Enroll

​​To enroll in Carrington College’s general education courses, please inquire with enrollment services.

What Carrington College Programs Have Prerequisite Requirements?

Some of Carrington College’s programs of study require prerequisite courses before starting. The following programs would need prerequisites:

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Even if you are not enrolling in a program that requires prerequisites, it can be a smart idea to take these courses preemptively to get ahead in your studies.

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