Jun 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog SVC 
2024-2025 Catalog SVC

General Education Learning Outcomes

Associate Degrees

Students will gain the following General Education Learning Outcomes in each Associate Degree:


Think analytically, logically, creatively, and reflectively.

  • Recognize how the values and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which information and knowledge are created and analyzed
  • Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline
  • Access, interpret, and evaluate relevant information to reach defensible conclusions
  • Develop unique and/or innovative solutions and gain insight utilizing reflective and creative thought processes


Apply mathematical skills quantitatively, logically, creatively, and critically.

  • Use mathematical principles and methods to reason, gain insight, and solve problems
  • Interpret data presented in various formats


Produce and exchange ideas and information through written, spoken, and visual forms.

  • Read, comprehend, and produce college-level writing
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, group, and/or public communication skills
  • Develop appropriate communication strategies to inform, persuade, or entertain
  • Demonstrate informational, critical, and empathetic listening skills appropriate to a given context
  • Analyze, interpret, and/or create visually communicated content


Apply knowledge, skills, and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

  • Recognize the interconnectedness of diverse disciplines and areas of study
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of different disciplinary frameworks and methodologies and their implementation
  • Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study or among different fields of study
  • Demonstrate cognitive complexity by considering issues from multiple perspectives


Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences, with a particular focus on power and privilege
  • Identify prevailing systems of power and one’s individual and group status
  • Reflect critically on one’s ethical role and identity as a citizen, consumer, student, and environmental actor
  • Apply cross-cultural communication strategies and skills appropriate to a given context

Bachelor Degrees

Students must complete program-specific general education degree requirements if not otherwise satisfied.

Students will have met the general education requirements (basic and distribution areas) for an applied baccalaureate degree from a Washington State community or technical college if they have earned a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the following agencies:

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)