Institutional Learning Outcomes

A Washington County Community College graduate will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: (Institutional Learning Outcomes)

1. Quantitative, Mathematics and Scientific Reasoning Skills

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

• interpret and represent information in a mathematical form;
• calculate, analyze and communicate appropriate conclusions using quantitative data;
• form and test hypotheses, evaluate empirical evidence, reflect and learn from mistakes;
• demonstrate persistence while seeking solutions.

2. English and Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

• communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences, using appropriate academic discourse and technology;
• locate, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information;
• read with comprehension and critically analyze arguments.

3. Employability/Transferability Skills

Students will demonstrate:

• the ability and motivation to expand upon their entry level skills;
• organizational and time management strategies;
• the capacity to work as part of a team;
• problem solving techniques.

4. Technical/Career/Content Specific Skills

Students will demonstrate:

• safe work habits in compliance with industry and certification standards;
• the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings;
• the ability to complete tasks in accordance with industry and certification standards;
• the ability to qualify for employment.

5. Information Literacy/Computer/Technology Skills

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

• identify and use appropriate tools to locate and use information;
• recognize the implications of their choices of sources of information;
• apply tools to gather information in a variety of contexts;
• systematically retrieve and use information.
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6. Critical and Creative Reasoning Skills

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

• recognize a question, challenge, problem, or argument.
• examine the question from a multitude of perspectives.
• gather information, consider multiple responses and evaluate them.
• prepare and justify responses to questions posed.
• consider alternatives if the expected outcome does not occur.

7. Ethical Reasoning Skills

Students will demonstrate:

• the ability to reflect both professional standards and codes of ethics associated with specific disciplines;
• familiarity with and understanding of codes of ethics associated with their
professional major;
• the ability to act in accordance with the standards set for WCCC students in the Catalog;
• the ability to identify and examine ethical concerns in actions, whether professional or personal, and explain why certain actions are appropriate in a given context.