Northwest Community College

General and Liberal Arts Electives

CHOICES OF ELECTIVES AT NCCC 

“Elective” refers to any course offered in the College catalog numbered 100 or higher. Courses with numbers less than 100 do not count toward fulfillment of degree credit requirements for graduation. Most curricular patterns require elective from all areas. 

Be aware of programmatic “directed” elective which specify the elective courses that fulfill the requirement. 

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GENERAL ELECTIVES (Any course selected from the categories below or any Liberal Arts elective

BUSINESS
Accounting (ACC*) and Business (BBG*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, BRE*, HSP*) 

CAREER PROGRAM COURSES
Criminal Justice (CJS*), Early Childhood Education (ECE*), Health Information Management (HIM*), Health Careers (HLT*), Human Services (HSE*), Interpreting (INT)*, and Medical Assisting (MED*) 

COLLEGE FORUM/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
College Forum (COL*) and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS*) 

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science (CSC*), Computer Applications (CSA*), and Computer Systems Technology (CST*) 

DEAF STUDIES
Deaf Studies (DSC*) 

ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Engineering Science (EGR*) 

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
Health and Physical Education (HPE*) and Therapeutic Recreation (RLS*) 

TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD*) and Manufacturing Technology (MFG*) 
 

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES (Any course selected from the categories below

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Anthropology (ANT*), Psychology (PSY*), and Sociology (SOC*) 

COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE
Communications (COM*) and Business Communications (BBG* 210) 

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science (CSC*) 

FINE ARTS
Art (ART*), Graphic Design (GRA*), and Music (MUS*) 

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
Communications (COM*), English (ENG*), Humanities (HUM*), Modern Languages (including FRE*, GER*, SPA*, and ASL*), Philosophy (PHL*), and Theater (THR*) 

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics (MAT*) 

NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Astronomy (AST*), Biology (BIO*), Chemistry (CHE*), Earth Science (EAS*), Environmental Science (EVS*), Physics (PHY*), and Science (SCI*) 

SOCIAL SCIENCE
Economics (ECN*), Geography (GEO*), History (HIS*) and Political Science (POL*)