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IGETC and AA Requirements

In order to ensure a balance of rigor and support, ASTI recommends that students take no more than four College of Alameda (COA) courses or more than 15 units per semester, particularly when these include a rigorous math and/or science course.
Colleges and universities reward students when they take demanding courses, but this should not be done at the expense of academic excellence. In addition, colleges and universities are looking for leadership and citizenship. Rather than focusing solely on coursework, ASTI prefers that its students combine academic achievement with extra-curricular activities that demonstrate depth and commitment.
ASTI students have the option of completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements, which are the general education requirements at the University of California and California State University campuses.  ASTI students also have the option of receiving an Associate’s Degree. 
IGETC and AA Degrees are not required to graduate or to be eligible for four-year colleges.