General Education Competency Statements | HCC

General Education Competency Statements

Students should prepare for twenty-first century challenges by gaining:

A. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts.

B. Intellectual and practical skills, including

  • inquiry and analysis
  • critical and creative thinking
  • written and oral communication
  • quantitative literacy
  • information literacy
  • teamwork and problem solving

C. Personal and social responsibility, including

  • civic knowledge and engagement (local and global)
  • intercultural knowledge and competence
  • ethical reasoning and action
  • foundations and skills for lifelong learning

D. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills.

The faculty of Henderson Community College have defined these competencies with a series of measurable Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Each SLO has a rubric which describes the criteria for determining the level of student performance for the outcome. Click on the links below to view the SLOs and rubrics.

Integration of Cultural and Historical Context
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Method and Inquiry
Social, Behavioral, and Diversity Concepts
Written and Oral Communications

Kentucky's Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes are mapped to the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Liberal Education for America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes as a guiding vision and national benchmarks for college learning and liberal education in the 21st Century.