General Education at Danville Area Community College has two purposes: first, to develop skills in communication and in mathematics that will be necessary for success in college, the community, and the working world; second, to acquaint students with the breadth of knowledge and the methods of inquiry in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
The following areas are included in the General Education requirements at Danville Area Community College:
Non-Western Culture: Students seeking an AS or AA degree are recommended to take a non-western culture class from either the humanities or the social science categories.
Human Relations: Students seeking an AS, AA, AES, AGS, AAS, AFA or AFAE degree are required to take a minimum of one course as part of their general education program which contains instruction on improving human relations, including race, ethnicity, gender, and other issues related to improving human relations to address racism and sexual harassment. This requirement is in compliance with Public Act 87-581.