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Student Core Competencies

The Core Competencies are the fundamental components that all students will show competency in upon completion of Chaffey College’s General Education program, associates degrees, certificates or courses. Core Competencies provide Chaffey College with a link that connects student learning outcomes at the course and program level to the overall mission of the college and the success of our students.

Chaffey College strives to develop lifelong learners who exhibit the following:

Students will demonstrate effective communication and comprehensions skills. Examples will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Comprehend, analyze, and respond appropriately to oral, written, and visual information.
  • Effectively communicate/express information through speaking, writing, visual, and other appropriate modes of communication/expression.
Critical Thinking and Information Competency
Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in problem solving across the disciplines and in daily life. Examples will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Identify vital questions, problems, or issues and evaluate the plausibility of a solution.
  • Analyze, compose, and assess the validity of an argument.
  • Compute and analyze multiple representations of quantitative information, including graphical, formulaic, numerical, verbal, and visual.
  • Compare, contrast and analyze scientific CONCEPTS and scientific observation.
  • Select, analyze and evaluate the accuracy, credibility, relevance and reasonableness of information and its sources.
Community/Global Awareness and Responsibility
Students will demonstrate knowledge of significant social, cultural, environmental and aesthetic perspectives. Examples will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Identify the social and ethical responsibilities of the individual in society.
  • Demonstrate commitment to active citizenship by recognizing and evaluating important social, ecological, economical, and political issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for individual, social, and cultural diversity.
Personal, Academic, and Career Development
Students will assess their own knowledge, skills and abilities; set personal, educational, and career goals; work independently and in group settings; identify lifestyle choices that promote self reliance, financial literacy and physical, mental and social health. Examples will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibilities of the individual.
  • Identify personal, academic, psychological, and social needs, determine resources and access appropriate services.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate progress towards achieving personal goals, academic goals, career goals, and career resilience.

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