IGETC is ...
the transfer core curriculum which fulfills the lower division general education requirements of both the UC and the CSU.
the GE Transfer Fast Track---the fewest units---to a BA degree.
the transfer Wild Card---good at any California public university.
In 2000, the California State Legislature passed the "Access to Transfer Information for Community College Students Act
" requiring community colleges to publicize IGETC to ensure that "all students are clearly and fully informed as to which community college courses and units are transferable." Here's the new law: The Education Code
It is an educational plan for California community college students designed to facilitate transferring to a four-year public university. Completion of the IGETC will permit a student to transfer without the need to take additional lower-division courses, as well as demonstrate preparedness and ability to handle college level work.