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At Mt. San Jacinto College, faculty, staff, administrators, and students all share in the student learning outcomes and assessment process. The process for incorporating student learning outcomes into our college culture led to the adoption in 2007 of the following Institutional Learning Outcomes or education core competencies.
 Core Competencies (CC, formerly "Institutional Learning Outcomes" (ILO))
  • Communication: The student will communicate effectively, expressing thoughts, goals and needs through use of appropriate modes and technologies.
  • Critical Thinking: The student will reason and think critically.
  • Aesthetic Awareness: The student will possess aesthetic awareness.
  • Social Awareness: The student will demonstrate societal awareness.
  • Responsibility: The student will display personal and civic responsibility.
  • Scientific Awareness: The student will possess an awareness of the physical and biological principles related to science.
Approved by the Academic Senate (May 2006); Curriculum Committee (October 2006); College Council (November 2006); Board of Trustees (May 2007)


​Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) -- This is just a fancy way of saying Student Learning Outcomes that are based on a course.


MSJC Institutional Assessment Presentation (Power Point)​​​​​​​​​​​