General Education

General Education enables individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for responsible participation in society. These include the ability to reason and communicate effectively; a capacity for compassionate inquiry; a framework for intellectual, ethical and aesthetic growth; and a commitment to the well-being of self and the larger community. General Education is the underpinning of the College’s Mission, which states that "Onondaga Community College is Central New York's partner in education for success. Achieving our Mission through: Student Access, Retention, Completion, Transfer; Academic Excellence; Student Engagement and Support; Career and Workforce Advancement; Responsible Stewardship of Resources; and Community Engagement."

Consistent with the requirements of the College’s accrediting body, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, all Onondaga programs are infused with a minimum of 15 hours of General Education academic coursework.