General Education Philosophy
In the General Education courses, students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for issues or problems that exist in day-to-day life. Students will learn to effectively communicate, show an understanding of cultural diversity, apply computational techniques to address problems and demonstrate critical thinking skills. In addition, students will demonstrate scientific and technical knowledge to be utilized when working in this global environment. These general education courses will empower our graduates with the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in core courses and beyond, providing students with a background of knowledge and skill-sets. This program is a stepping stone to the next plateau in students’ educational experience and development as professionals and lifelong learners.
To graduate with an Occupational Associate, students must complete at least 15 semester credits of General Education (GE) coursework; Graduating with an Academic Associate degree requires 15 semester credits of General Education coursework; Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree requires 36 semester credits of General Education coursework.