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ECC Institutional Learning Outcomes 

Click here to view and download a PDF document containing the list of the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). 


El Camino College Institutional Learning Outcomes

Students completing a course of study at El Camino College will achieve the following learning outcomes:



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.



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.​



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.



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.

Ratified by the Academic Senate on 5/08/2014.

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.