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Modesto Junior College

Expected Learning Outcomes at Modesto Junior College

  • Course Learning Outcomes
  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • General Education Learning Outcomes
  • Support Service Learning Outcomes
  • Service Area Outcomes (SAOs)/Administrative Unit Outcomes (AUOs)
  • Institutional Learning Outcomes
 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
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Expected learning Outcomes for credit and non-credit courses are defined and conveniently located in the publicly accessible MJC PiratesNet Class Search, and also on instructors' syllabi each term. To view CLOs for a given course on PiratesNet, search for the course and click on the title to view the course description and the expected learning outcomes. To revise existing course outcomes statements, faculty with appropriate login credentials do so in the Outcomes module in CurricUNET. CLOs are also visible for general public on the CurricUNET Outcome Search.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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All current expected Program Learning Outcomes for associate degrees, certificates of achievement, and skills recognitions are available in this document.
All PLOs are also defined and published annually within the official Modesto Junior College catalog. Faculty revise their program outcomes statements in CurricUNET.CLOs are also visible for general public on the CurricUNET Outcome Search.

General Education Learning Outcomes
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PUBLISHED ANNUALLY IN THE MJC CATALOG
Students who satisfy General Education requirements for the associate degree at Modesto Junior College will be able to:

Demonstrate proficiency in NATURAL SCIENCE by:

  • Explaining how the scientific method is used to solve problems.
  • Describing how scientific discoveries and theories affect human activities.

Demonstrate proficiency in SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE by:

  • Describing the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Describing how societies and social subgroups have operated in various times and cultures.
  • Analyzing the ways that individuals act and have acted in response to their societies.

Demonstrate proficiency in the HUMANITIES by:

  • Demonstrating awareness of the various ways that culture and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole.
  • Demonstrating the ability to make well considered aesthetic judgments.

Demonstrate proficiency in LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY by:

  • Demonstrating awareness of the interactive nature of communication involving effective listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Demonstrating critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  • Demonstrating the ability to find, evaluate, and use information in a variety of formats.

Demonstrate proficiency in HEALTH EDUCATION by:

  • Describing the integration of the physiological and psychological human being.
  • Analyzing the development of self and making plans for lifelong learning.
  • Evaluating the impact of daily decisions on life and health.
Support Service Learning Outcomes
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Expected learning outcomes for support services are defined and published on web pages for each service area. SSLOs are also communicated at the point of service such as appointments, workshops, presentations, and related activities.

Service Area Outcomes (SAOs)/Administrative Unit Outcomes (AUOs)
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Expected learning outcomes for administrative units and service areas are currently available in support service activities are defined and published on web pages for each service area.

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Institutional Learning Outcomes

Communication. Students will generate and develop capabilities for creative
express ion and effective communication. Students will be able to:

  • Articulate ideas through written, spoken, and visual forms appropriately and effectively in relation to a given audience and social context.
  • Utilize interpersonal and group communication skills, especially those that promote collaborative problem-solving, mutual understanding, and teamwork.
  • Mindfully and respectfully listen to, engage with and formally respond to the ideas of others in meaningful ways.
  • Plan, design, and produce creative forms of expression through music, speech, and the visual and performing arts.

Information and Technology Literacy. Students will develop skills to effectively search for, critically evaluate, and utilize relevant information while demonstrating technological literacy. Students will be able to:

  • Effectively access information and critically evaluate sources of information.
  • Analyze, synthesize and apply information practically and ethically within personal, professional and academic contexts.
  • Identify, utilize and evaluate the value of a variety of technologies relevant to academic and workplace settings.

Personal and Professional Development. Students will develop skills that aid in lifelong personal growth and success in the workplace. Students will be able to:

  • Identify and assess individual values, knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to set and achieve lifelong personal, educational, and professional goals.
  • Practice decision-making that builds self-awareness, fosters self-reliance, and nourishes physical, mental, and social health.
  • Apply skills of cooperation, collaboration, negotiation, and group decision-making.
  • Exhibit quality judgment, dependability, and accountability while maintaining flexibility in an ever-changing world.

Creative, Critical and Analytical Thinking. Students will develop critical and analytical thinking abilities, cultivate creative faculties that lead to innovative ideas, and employ pragmatic problem-solving skills. Students will be able to:

  • Analyze differences and make connections among intellectual ideas, academic bodies of knowledge and disciplinary fields of study.
  • Develop and expand upon innovative ideas by analyzing current evidence and praxis, employing historical and cultural knowledge, engaging in theoretical inquiry, and utilizing methods of rational inference.
  • Utilize the scientific method and solve problems using qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make well-considered aesthetic judgments.

Cultural Literacy and Social Responsibility. Students will be prepared to engage a global world while exhibiting a broad sense of diversity, cultural awareness, social responsibility and stewardship. Students will be able to:

  • Interpret and analyze ideas of value and meaning exhibited in literature, religious practices, philosophical perspectives, art, architecture, music, language, performance and other cultural forms.
  • Describe the historical and cultural complexities of the human condition in its global context, including the emergence and perpetuation of inequalities and the interplay of social, political, economic and physical geographies.
  • Analyze and evaluate the value of diversity, especially by collaborating with people of different physical abilities and those with distinct linguistic, cultural, religious, lifestyle, national, and political backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a pragmatics of ethical principles, effective citizenship, and social responsibility through cross-cultural interactions, volunteerism, and civic engagement.