Accrediting associations, college boards of trustees, administrators, faculty, and employers expect college graduates to be more than a collection of grades. They expect a college graduate not only to know how to make a solid decision, but to understand the ethics or the human impact of that decision. In a world that relies more on electronic communication media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, texting, and email, these groups expect a college graduate to write well and logically. Finally, these groups expect a college graduate to participate in the social, technical, economic, environmental, and political arenas of our world. General education courses are designed to develop these abilities.
General Education courses prepare you to:
Associate degree graduates have the ability to transfer information, concepts, or emotions to an audience through written, oral, symbolic, aesthetic, and/or nonverbal communication methods that successfully align with their purpose.
Associate degree graduates identify and solve problems, analyze new information, synthesize and evaluate ideas, and transform ideas into a course of action by using critical, creative, and/or analytical skills.
Associate degree graduates understand the implications of choices and actions, demonstrate appropriate behaviors in academic/ professional contexts, and contribute constructively within the context of community.