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Tulsa Community College programs are designed to prepare students for advanced studies or careers in their chosen fields of interest.

GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS FOR ALL DISCIPLINES AND PROGRAMS General education is at the core of the academic curriculum for all degree-seeking students. The general education goals of the College are met by combining the general education course requirements with the coursework for each major or program as listed in the curriculum patterns found in the College catalog. Together, courses taken for the general education requirements and those taken for specific degrees will ensure that graduates of Tulsa Community College have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to carry them successfully through their work and their personal lives. Tulsa Community College students will be able to demonstrate:

Goal #1: Critical Thinking Critical thinking is the ability to use reasoning skills or strategies to analyze, evaluate and integrate information. Students who have developed critical thinking skills will be able to demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • comprehend complex ideas, data, and concepts
  • make inferences based on careful observation
  • make judgments based on specific and appropriate criteria
  • solve problems using specific processes and techniques
  • recognize relationships among the arts, culture, and society
  • develop new ideas by synthesizing related and/or fragmented information
  • apply knowledge and understanding to different contexts, situations, and/or specific endeavors
  • recognize the need to acquire new information

Goal #2: Effective Communication Effective communication is the ability to develop organized, coherent, unified written and oral presentations for various audiences and situations. Students who have developed effective communication skills will be able to demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • organized, coherent and unified written presentations (in the language of your discipline) for various audiences and situations
  • organized, coherent and unified oral presentations (in the language of your discipline) for various audiences and situations

Goal #3: Engaged Learning Engaged Learning is meaningful participation in civic, scholarly and cultural activities. Students who are engaged learners will be able to demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • involvement in any collegiate or civic organization or a social action project
  • participation in a campus, municipal, state and/or national campaign
  • participation in an event or service-learning activity designed to increase awareness of another culture, a current issue, and/or an academic discipline
  • an understanding of significant social, political, economic and/or historical concepts related to the United States
  • knowledge of the geography, history, culture, values and/or language of another country
  • an understanding of the impact of economic, political, and/or technological changes on diverse cultures

Goal #4 Technological Proficiency Technological proficiency includes knowledge of productivity and communication application tools, electronic research capability, and discipline-related technologies. Students who have developed technological proficiency will be able to accomplish at least one of the following:

  • complete an assignment using an appropriate application software
  • use Blackboard for course related assignments and information
  • search for and use information electronically
  • demonstrate the usage of instrumentation related to a specific discipline