Highline College students, upon successfully completing their courses of study, will demonstrate abilities in the following areas. In achieving these abilities, students’ lives will be improved academically, professionally and personally.
The ability to identify and summarize assumptions, issues, and salient arguments, as well as to draw logically valid conclusions from statements, images, data and other forms of evidence relevant to discipline or occupation-specific content, and to assess the implications and consequences of conclusions.
The ability to comprehend, analyze, estimate, use and evaluate quantitative information arising in a variety of situations and involving a combination of words, data sets, graphs, diagrams and symbols.
The ability to read, write, listen, speak and use visual and other nonverbal means of communication with clarity and purpose while being mindful of audience characteristics; to express original thought, to take a position and defend it using solid evidence and sound reasoning; and to recognize and consider the perspectives and contributions of others.
Demonstrate Civic Responsibility in Diverse and Multifaceted Environments.
The ability to understand and interact productively and ethically with others in diverse local, national and global communities with an informed awareness of contemporary issues, their historical contexts and their personal relevance.
Develop Information and Visual Literacy.
The ability to assess the information requirements of complex projects, to identify potential textual, visual and electronic resources, to obtain the needed information, to interpret, evaluate, synthesize, organize and use that information, regardless of format, while adhering strictly to the legal and ethical guidelines governing information access in today’s society.