Edmonds College offers multiple opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills throughout its degrees and certificates. The college emphasizes this integration through its General Education Learning Outcomes:
- Communication Skills: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.
- Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry, quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and/or other discipline-specific methods; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
- Cultural Diversity Skills: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.
Additionally, students in professional-technical programs will have opportunities to gain skills in:
- Human Relations Skills: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with success in educational, workplace, community, and group settings.
Students who earn any of our two-year degrees or certificates of 45 or more credits have opportunities to develop and apply these General Education Learning Outcomes, along with discipline-specific Program-Level Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Course-Level Learning Objectives (CLOs). For more information about the college’s PLOs and CLOs, please refer to this page.
The General Education component centers on identifiable and assessable student learning outcomes that support the college’s educational mission in multiple ways:
encouraging students to develop knowledge, habits, and skills for lifelong learning, productive work, and citizenship;
preparing transfer students with foundational knowledge and skills that will help them develop breadth and depth in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, cultural-diversity inquiry, and/or discipline-specific studies; and
preparing professional-technical students with a recognizable core of related instruction and program-aligned learning outcomes in communication, quantitative reasoning/computation, and human relations.