Upon completion of Cabrillo College’s General Education program or when receiving an AA or AS degree, a
student will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
Students will communicate effectively, which means the ability to:
- Comprehend and interpret various types of written information in (1) prose and in (2) documentation, such as manuals and graphs.
- Communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.
- Compose and create documents, such as: letters,
reports, memoranda, manuals and graphs with correct grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and appropriate language, style, and format.
- Check, edit, and revise written work for correct
information, appropriate emphasis, form, style, and grammar.
- Receive, attend to, interpret, and respond appropriately to (1) verbal and/or (2) nonverbal messages.
D. Speak and/or Converse:
- Organize ideas and communicate verbal, or
non-verbal messages .appropriate to the audience and the situation.
- Participate in conversations, discussions, and
- Speak clearly and ask questions.
II. Critical Thinking and Information Competency
Students will think critically, which is characterized by the ability to:
- Apply rules and principles to new situations.
- Discover rules and apply them to solve problems.
- Use logic to draw conclusions from information
- Differentiate between facts, influences,
assumptions, and conclusions.
B. Compute :
- Use basic numerical concepts, such as: whole
numbers, percentages, estimates of math without a calculator.
- Use tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to
explain concepts or ideas.
- Use basic geometrical shapes, such as: lines,
angles, shapes, and space.
- Identify the need for information and data.
- Obtain data from various sources.
- Organize, process, and maintain records of the
the information for relevance and accuracy.
- Synthesize, evaluate and communicate the results.
- Determine which technology resources will
produce the desired results.
- Use current technology to acquire, organize,
analyze, and communicate information.
D. Solve Problems:
- Recognize whether a problem exists.
- Identify components of the problem or issue.
- Create a plan of action to resolve the issue.
- Monitor, evaluate, and revise when necessary.
III. Global Awareness
Students will demonstrate a measurable understanding of the world including its:
A. Scientific Processes
- The Scientific Method: Apply scientific
processes to solve problems and measure and observe natural phenomena.
- Scientific Observation: Design, perform and
analyze experiments and scientific observations.
- Interconnectivity: Analyze the major differences
and connections between social, natural and physical sciences
B. Global Systems and Civics
- Cultural: Interface with people from a variety of backgrounds and analyze
different cultural beliefs and behaviors.
- Political, Social and Economic: Recognize important economic and political issues
and values in one’s own community, state, country and the
Analyze the importance of the natural environment to human well being
and the impact of human activity on the well being of global
- Integrated Systems: Assess and analyze the interconnectivity between
social, political, economic, and ecological systems and activities.
- Action: Develop and evaluate strategies and plans for addressing global systems and
C. Artistic Variety
- Arts awareness: Assess the visual arts, dance,
music and literature of one or many cultures.
- Critical Analysis: Analyze the methods used to
create art and interpret its literal and/or symbolic meaning.
- Creativity: Engage in artistic creative
IV. Personal Responsibility and Professional Development
Students will demonstrate:
A. Self Awareness:
- Accurately assess his/her own knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Self-motivate and set realistic goals.
- Accept that taking feedback well is important to success.
- Respond appropriately to challenging situations.
B. Social and Physical Wellness
- Manage personal health and well being.
- Demonstrate appropriate social skills in group settings.
C. Workplace Skills:
- Be dependable, reliable, and accountable.
- Meet deadlines and complete tasks.
- Maintain a professional attitude.
- Work as a productive member of a team.