General Education Student Learning Outcomes
In alignment with its history and associated philosophy, San José City College’s rich learning environment has yielded a set of General Education Student Learning Outcomes (GESLOs), which specifically target the following six outcomes as specific goals for all students as measurable outcomes of their San José City College educational experience:
Students will communicate effectively including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Critical and Analytical Thinking
Students will analyze problems using evidence and sound reasoning to render decisions.
Global Awareness and Social Justice
Students will demonstrate an awareness of social, economic, ecological, historical, and cultural differences and their implications.
Personal Responsibility, Ethics and Civility
Students will demonstrate personal and civic responsibility and professional integrity.
Students will utilize technology effectively for informational, academic, personal, and professional needs.
Aesthetics and Creativity
Students will develop an appreciation of the arts and engage in the creative process.
In support of these General Education Student Learning Outcomes all San José City College students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. The successful completion of college level reading, writing, and mathematics courses are therefore required of all degree candidates. In direct support of these outcome expectations, special courses and assistance are provided to students through the various learning skills centers at the College. Additionally, faculty and staff are available to provide help, strategic support, encouragement, and direction to students. Each course in the degree programs offered by the College provides students with opportunities to develop critical thinking and the additional skills required by universities and today’s competitive global employment marketplaces. By the time students have completed their Associate Degree objectives at San José City College, they will have a firm foundation of knowledge and skills leading to success in future personal and career pursuits directly pursuant to gainful employment.