CCAC’s General Education Learning Goals embrace both the College Vision and the Assessment of Student Learning Committee’s definition of an educated person. The College Vision of providing “an exemplary learning community where individuals can develop their full potential” in an environment of the highest standards “of academic excellence, technological advancement, innovative responsive programming and economic development” is the foundation for CCAC’s General Education program. An educated person is one who acquires and continues to expand upon the following (ASL July 2005):
General Education Learning Goals support the above definition of an educated person by uniting student learning experiences across all programs, courses and services at CCAC. General Education Learning Goals include essential knowledge and skills that help students to adapt to and to participate in global, cultural, social, political, economic, personal and technological change. The Learning Goals support students in achieving:
Upon graduation with an Associate’s Degree, a CCAC student will acquire a level of proficiency comparable with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in the following General Education areas: Communication, Technological Competency, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning and Culture and Society.
Employ written and oral communication skills in order to convey clear and organized information to target audiences for specific purposes.
Use digital technology and other discipline-specific technological tools in order to access and communicate information needed to complete tasks.
Critical thinking and problem solving
Identify problems, explore solutions, prioritize solutions and revise priorities as a means for purposeful action.
Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Apply appropriate mathematical and/or scientific concepts and theories in order to interpret data and solve problems based on verifiable evidence.
Culture and society
Describe and explain behaviors and beliefs, sociohistorical influences and aesthetic values of various populations within and outside of the United States.
Retrieve, analyze, synthesize, organize and evaluate information through technological and traditional means.
Approved through Governance and the President October, 2007