Career Enhancement Competencies (CECs) are groups of courses from a variety of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences which in combination provide knowledge, skills, and background appropriate for certain broadly defined careers.
Completion of a CEC can help you organize your coursework in a way which enhances your major and/or minor. It can demonstrate to potential employers that you thoughtfully chose classes which could help make you a more well-rounded employee.
Some classes from the CECs are in General Education or IAI which means that by thoughtfully choosing your General Education classes, you are also augmenting the broader field of study related to your major and to your potential career. Supplementing this course of study with a professional practice, internship, or study abroad experience is strongly advised. Extra curricular activities can further enhance your experience and help you present yourself as a professional.
CECs are not majors or minors. They are designed to complement your chosen major and help you plan your overall program of study. Courses in a CEC which are part of your major can count toward the completion of a CEC.
Because CECs are not majors or minors, the CEC title will not appear on the transcript. All the courses involved will appear, however. The College of Arts and Sciences will recognize your completion of a CEC with a certificate.
Ask your academic advisor for advice about which competency may be appropriate for you. You may also contact Dr. Rocío Rivadeneyra, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences for advice.
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