Student Learning Outcomes

At the course, program and institutional level, Johnson County Community College is committed to cultivating in our students the following Student Learning Outcomes. Successful students will be able to:

1. Access and evaluate information from credible sources, including the ability to

  • Use critical thinking skills to select, analyze, evaluate and synthesize source materials
  • Select and execute appropriate methods of inquiry
  • Comprehend and assess the relevancy and credibility of written, visual and numeric information

2. Collaborate respectfully with others, including the ability to

  • Participate effectively as a member or leader of a group or team
  • Respect and value diversity in viewpoints, life experiences and culture
  • Operate as a socially and civically responsible citizen

3. Communicate effectively through the clear and accurate use of language

  • Clearly articulate concepts, opinions and theories orally and in writing
  • Express quantitative information in written or graphic forms
  • Demonstrate a variety of interpersonal communication skills required in a range of professional, civic, social and personal environments and relationships

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad diversity of the human experience and the individual’s place in society, including the ability to

  • Identify and compare social and civic practices and structures from diverse cultures
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities
  • Utilize multiple perspectives to critique policies and guide ethical decision making

5. Process numeric, symbolic and graphic information, including the ability to

  • Identify information required and select appropriate processes/formulas to yield relevant solutions
  • Extract relevant quantitative information from tables, graphs, raw data and written material
  • Predict probable outcomes and use as a guide to evaluate reasonableness of solutions
  • Interpret and explain solutions

6. Read, analyze and synthesize written, visual and aural material, including the ability to

  • Demonstrate comprehension of complex written and visual information
  • Comprehend and summarize content
  • Make connections and draw conclusions using multiple sources

7. Select and apply appropriate problem-solving techniques

  • Identify and define a relevant problem
  • Select and execute appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods to explore a solution
  • Collect, analyze, prioritize and synthesize evidence to determine the best solution

8. Use technology efficiently and responsibly

  • Transfer computer literacy concepts and skills across technologies
  • Use computer and emerging technologies effectively
  • Develop an ethical and professional online presence

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