Institutional Learning Outcomes
San Joaquin Delta College is committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as productive members of society. Degree programs are designed to foster development of citizens and students who demonstrate and apply the principles in the five areas below.
I. HUMAN CULTURE AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD
- Awareness and Appreciation of Social Institutions
- Historical Perspectives: Understand the growth and evolution of social, political, economic, religious and cultural systems.
- Arts and Culture: Recognize the essential nature of the arts in affecting thriving cultures.
- Cultural Diversity: Appreciate the primary significance of cultural diversity as a factor in the formation and success of society.
- Environmental Responsibility
- Understand how to use resources responsibly.
- Understand why human population growth is an important environmental issue.
- Understand how natural processes and human activities contribute to climate change.
II. DISCIPLINE, CAREER AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
- Discipline-specific knowledge
Develop knowledge of a discipline, set of related disciplines, or a career/technical field.
- Application and analysis of knowledge
Apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate concepts, principles, and practices in a variety of real-world settings.
III. QUANTITATIVE, SCIENTIFIC AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- Quantitative Competency
- Apply mathematical concepts and principles in a variety of real-world contexts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of 21st century economic, business, and personal financial concepts, principles, and processes and effectively apply it in real-world settings.
- Scientific Competency
Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental scientific principles, concepts, and processes (e.g., scientific method), and effectively apply it in real-world settings.
- Communication Competency
Demonstrate effective and appropriate methods of communication (e.g., reading, writing, listening, speaking, signing, performing and visual arts, and utilizing electronic media).
IV. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
- Development and Demonstration of Responsibility: Personal; Civic and Social; Interpersonal and Intercultural
- Personal Responsibility
- Demonstrate responsibility for one's own health, safety, and well-being.
- Develop economic self-sufficiency.
- Prioritize family, work, and leisure effectively.
- Manage the college experience to achieve academic and personal success.
- Set and achieve personal, educational, and life goals.
- Civic and Social Responsibility
- Demonstrate a commitment to public life through engagement in organizations.
- Exercise leadership and appropriate behavior as a member of groups.
- Practice ethical behavior through appropriate choices.
- Interpersonal and Intercultural Responsibility
- Act with civility and respect for people of diverse cultures, socioeconomic and political backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, ideas, and viewpoints.
- Engage in meaningful relationships with peers, instructors, and others.
- Demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with others in academic, artistic, athletic, and other settings.
V. LIFELONG LEARNING
- Information and Technological Competency
Find, evaluate, ethically use, and appropriately cite information in a variety of formats (e.g., print, multimedia, and electronic resources).
- Intellectual Competency
Think, reason, and reflect critically; generate questions and explore ideas; and analyze and synthesize information.
- Engagement in Lifelong Learning
- Update knowledge and skills to maintain currency in a discipline(s) or a career/technical field.
- Engage in learning for intellectual stimulation and recreational activities.