ECC Institutional Learning Outcomes
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El Camino College Institutional Learning Outcomes
Students completing a course of study at El Camino College will achieve the following learning outcomes:
ILO #1 – CRITICAL THINKING
Students apply critical, creative and analytical skills to identify and solve problems, analyze information, synthesize and evaluate ideas, and transform existing ideas into new forms.
- Identify vital questions, problems, or issues and evaluate solutions.
- Analyze, compose, and assess the validity of an argument.
- Compute and analyze multiple representations of quantitative information, including graphical, formulaic, numerical, verbal, and visual.
ILO #2 – COMMUNICATION
Students effectively communicate with and respond to varied audiences in written, spoken or signed, and artistic forms.
- 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.
- Effectively communicate ideas and opinions to a varied audience, including peers, faculty, staff and community.
- Respond to audiences from different arenas either in written, spoken or signed, and artistic forms to express ideas and opinions.
ILO #3 – COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Students are productive and engaged members of society, demonstrating personal responsibility, and community and social awareness through their engagement in campus programs and services.
- Engage in on-campus programs and services that utilize campus resources and opportunities to foster community, civic, political, environmental, health and social awareness.
- Demonstrate personal responsibility by identifying, maintaining, and improving physical and mental health and by implementing and evaluating personal, academic, financial, and career goals.
- Seek feedback, analyze and evaluate one’s own progress toward goals and be able to find applicable solutions to challenges impeding one’s success.
ILO #4 – INFORMATION LITERACY
Students determine an information need and use various media and formats to develop a research strategy and locate, evaluate, document, and use information to accomplish a specific purpose. Students demonstrate an understanding of the legal, social, and ethical aspects related to information use.
- Evaluate and choose credible sources for information.
- Understand when and how to give citations in the format appropriate for their field of study.
- Research data and draw conclusions based on an analysis of that data.
The college will assess its ILOs in a four-year cycle. Please refer to the ILO Assessment page for ILO assessment reports, timeline, and alignment.