General Education Competencies

The general education competencies listed below were developed by the General Education Task Force comprising faculty and others from across the college community. They have
been approved by the Faculty Senate and the Academic and Campus Affairs Council.

Upon completion of the general education component of an associate’s degree, students will demonstrate competence in:

Civic & Cultural Awareness

Analyzing and critiquing competing perspectives in a democratic society; comparing, contrasting, and interpreting differences and commonalities among peoples, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices.

Critical Thinking

Gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information.

Personal Responsibility Identifying and applying ethical principles and practices; demonstrating effective learning, creative thinking, and personal responsibility.

Interpersonal Skills

Interacting collaboratively to achieve common goals.

Quantitative & Empirical Reasoning

Applying mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods.

Technology Skills

Using appropriate technology to retrieve, manage, analyze, and present information.

Written, Oral & Visual Communication

Communicating effectively, adapting to purpose, structure, audience, and medium.