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CORE COMPETENCIES

Institutional Learning Outcomes

In accordance with its mission of ensuring that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals, it is also the College’s responsibility to ensure that students who graduate with an AA or AS degree can demonstrate the following competencies:

  

Communication Skills

 

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level.

Information Skills

 

Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use information ethically.

 

Critical Thinking/Problem solving

 

Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.

 

Global Awareness

 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage.

 

Aesthetic Appreciation

 

Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.    

     

Personal Growth and Responsibility

 

(a)     Students will promote a lifestyle that reflects physical and mental health.

(b)     Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.