CCAC’s General Education Learning Goals
CCAC’s Learning Goals embrace the college’s vision and definition of an educated person. The foundation for CCAC’s General Education program is 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.” An educated person is one who acquires and continues to expand upon the following (Assessment of Student Learning Committee, July 2005):
CCAC’s Learning Goals support the above definition of an educated person by uniting student learning experiences across all programs, courses and services at CCAC. The Learning Goals include essential knowledge and skills that help students adapt to and participate in global, cultural, social, political, economic, personal and technological change. These Learning Goals support students in achieving the following:
A CCAC student who graduates with an Associate Degree will have a level of proficiency comparable with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: Communication; Technological Competency; Information Literacy; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning; Culture, Society and Citizenship.
Employ written and oral communication skills in order to convey clear and organized information to target audiences for specific purposes.
Use digital technology, productivity software, discipline-specific applications, and technology-mediated collaboration tools to complete tasks.
Acquire, analyze, organize and evaluate information through technological and traditional means.
Critical thinking and Problem Solving
Identify problems, explore and 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, Society and Citizenship
Describe and explain behaviors and beliefs of various populations throughout the United States of America and the world.