Edmonds College offers multiple opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills throughout its degrees and certificates. Specifically, 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; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; 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, mathematical and natural sciences, 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.