General Education Outcomes

West Georgia Technical College stands committed to its mission to focus on the development of academic and technical competence; critical thinking skills; social, personal, and intellectual values; and an understanding of society. In recognition of the growing complexity of society and the workplace, West Georgia Technical College has identified general education outcomes expected of each graduate of its credit programs. These general education outcomes reflect the breadth and balance necessary for success in a global society and provide the foundation for students’ lifelong learning experiences. West Georgia’s general education outcomes are intended to foster the development of effective communication skills, mathematical reasoning skills, critical thinking abilities, information literacy, and respect for diversity that are vital for students’ success in today’s workplace and society. General education outcomes provide the tools to help students understand, in a critical and independent way, the issues and structures in which we are immersed and to develop learning skills that will equip students for a productive life in the 21st century.

  • Apply appropriate reading, writing, speaking, or listening skills to express ideas, and opinions.
  • Use everyday mathematical concepts and basic mathematical tools to obtain or convey information.
  • Develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem solving.
  • Individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with people who have ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and/or behaviors that are different from his or her own.