General Education Plans

Students have three GE patterns (Plan A, B, and C) from which to choose but are strongly encouraged to consult with a counselor for assistance in selecting the GE pattern that is most appropriate for their educational goals.

The General Education review and final approval of courses to be added to CSUGE-B (Plan B) and IGETC (Plan C) will occur after the publication of this catalog. In order to provide accurate information to all our general education plans, the LBCC native GE plan (Plan A) will be posted at the same time as Plan B and Plan C. Updated information regarding the general education plans will be made available as soon as possible on the web at and will be published in the Fall Addenda of the LBCC catalog. Please refer to these resources for the most current information.

Under Plan A, a student can complete the GE requirements for an associate degree and may combine that degree with one of LBCC’s certificate programs or in some cases prepare for transfer. If a student wants to complete an associate degree and transfer to a B.A. or B.S. program, then the student should follow GE patterns Plan B or Plan C.

Plan B will prepare students for transfer to the California State University System.

Plan C will prepare students for transfer to either the University of California or the California State University Systems.