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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Competencies

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.

Think Critically.

Demonstrate the ability to analyze and summarize complex information, create an argument that acknowledges multiple perspectives, and use reasoning and evidence to draw conclusions.

Reason Quantitatively.

Demonstrate the ability to apply numerical, logical, and analytical techniques to analyze, evaluate, and explain quantitative information.

Communicate Effectively.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas through written, oral, and/or visual formats by utilizing their own voice to address various audiences and consider the perspectives of others.

Develop Information and Visual Literacy.

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate, synthesize, and organize selected textual, visual, or electronic resources for a given situation, maintaining strict adherence to legal and ethical guidelines governing information access.

Develop Community and Social Responsibility.

Demonstrate the ability to interact productively and equitably with others in diverse local, national, and global communities; address social justice issues based on awareness of historical and contemporary systemic inequalities; proactively engage in their physical and mental health.

Develop Globalism Perspectives.

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate how environmental, relational and cultural processes and interactions impact the world, people’s lives, and their own views.

Approved by Faculty Senate - March 4, 2020