Jun 24, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Outcomes

The general education curriculum builds a foundation of knowledge that allows for a broad understanding of life; it also defines and promotes effective communication and critical thinking skills that create for the student the basis for making learning a lifelong goal.

IHCC is committed to preparing its students for a challenging future. The Career and Technical and Health Sciences divisions at the college educate students to excel in their chosen professions while Arts and Sciences students learn the essentials necessary for them to succeed in baccalaureate programs. All students, however, take General Education courses designed to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts and attitudes that every educated person should possess.

Though General Education requirements vary by program, all General Education courses enrich students’ lives academically, professionally and personally.

General Education Categories and Goals

The General Education components of programs at Indian Hills Community College address the following:

Category Goal
Communication Communicate effectively to the intended audience
Computer/Information Literacy Apply technology and information for academic, professional and/or personal purposes
Culture Understand people, cultures, diversity, aesthetics and/or historical purposes
Mathematical Reasoning Apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
Scientific Systems Demonstrate scientific understanding, including knowledge of systems, methodology and application