Collegewide Student Learning Competencies

It is fundamental that students be competent within their specific academic discipline. In addition to program-specific competencies, all students earning an associate's degree will acquire skills and competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum and student life. Specifically, students will develop an ability to do the following:

1) thinking Critically;

2) communicate effectively;

3) apply quantitative reasoning;

4) participate cooperatively within a team;

5) use current technology effectively;

6) apply information literacy skills;

7) analyze human diversity;

8) apply scientific reasoning; and

9) evaluate ethical aspects of decision making.

It is the college's belief that in acquiring these competencies students will develop confidence in their academic potential and recognize their own strengths and limitations..