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:

Communication Skills

 Develop, interpret, and express ideas and information through written, oral and visual communication that is adapted to purpose, structure, audience, and medium.

Critical Thinking Skills
 Gather, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply information for the purposes of innovation, inquiry, and creative thinking.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills
 Apply mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods through the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Personal Responsibility
 Identify and apply ethical principles and practices to decision-making by connecting choices, actions and consequences.

Social Responsibility (Civic and Cultural Awareness)
 Analyze differences and commonalities among peoples, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

 Consider different points of view to work collaboratively and effectively in pursuit of a shared purpose or goal.