Graduates of JCC, in addition to their degree-specific knowledge and skills, will have demonstrated completion of the following learning outcomes associated with general education.

Basic Communication

  1. Produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts.
  3. Research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details.
  4. Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
  5. Evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Additional 3 Hours of Writing Instruction

  1. Apply knowledge of writing conventions to the development of course-specific texts.

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
  2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
  3. Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and/or statistical methods to solve problems.
  4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives and select optimal results.
  5. Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.

Additional 3 hours of Math/Science

  1. Use mathematical or scientific analyses to solve real-world problems through STEM applications.

Social Sciences

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, models, developments, theories, or issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of common institutions, practices, or policies, and how they have affected different social groups or individuals in society.

Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives

  1. Values: Students weigh the relative importance of ideas, actions or elements associated with a discipline.
  2. Ethics: Students work to distinguish right from wrong within the bounds of a discipline.
  3. Diverse perspectives: Students engage in a comparative study of viewpoints, attitudes, or assumptions significant to a discipline, including those which are minority or unpopular.

Scientific Reasoning

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists and social scientists use to explore natural or social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis.

Information Literacy

  1. Determine the nature and extent of needed information.
  2. Access information effectively and efficiently.
  3. Evaluate critically the sources and content of information.
  4. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  5. Recognize that there are economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and information technology.
  6. Observe institutional policies, and be aware of laws and regulations related to access and use of information.

Critical Reasoning

  1. Develop well-reasoned conclusions based upon available information.
  2. Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others' work.

Technological Competency

  1. Effectively locate, gather, organize, interpret, and present data and ideas using the appropriate computer software.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use computers and other devices to effectively communicate electronically with others.
  3. Apply technological skills, in addition to those listed above, that are appropriate to the discipline.
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