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MCC General Education (MCC-GER) - Outcomes Based Design

Purpose:  The MCC General Education Requirement (MCC-GER) ensures that all students, regardless of their chosen degree program, acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies that help students succeed in whatever educational or career path they choose to follow after graduation.   

Background:  Beginning fall 2018, most MCC degrees will include a new general education program that requires all students complete courses that provide students with knowledge, skills, and competencies. This new general education model was the result of several years of inquiry by MCC's faculty regarding best practices in the delivery of effective learning in general education.  Going forward, all MCC degrees will be based upon this new general education design.

Program:  Students completing any program based upon the new outcomes-based general education design must successfully complete courses that satisfy the twelve general education learning outcomes (GELOs).  Most courses that qualify for one GELO will likely qualify for others, so that students can complete more than one general education learning outcome per course.  These requirements are included in the Distribution Requirements of each program in the catalog. By design, students who meet all of the listed program requirements for a degree will satisfy the MCC-GER.

The general education learning outcomes are as follows:

Click on the links to expand the list of courses for each area or you may open the Printable MCC Gen Ed Chart.

MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)
Discuss various aspects of cultural expression
MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO)
Engage in effective oral communication in a discipline-specific context
MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW)
Write effectively in a discipline-specific context
MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT)
Engage in discipline-based inquiry or problem-solving
MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)
Examine global issues from various perspectives
MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW)
Apply physical fitness principles and practices to a personal wellness plan
MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL)
Apply research techniques to locate and utilize valid sources of information
MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy (MQL)
Apply quantitative analysis to solve discipline-specific problems, analyze patterns and trends, or evaluate data
MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)
Apply discipline-specific scientific reasoning to argument or analysis
MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
Analyze domestic political, economic, or social issues from various points of view
MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)
Use technology in discipline-specific ways to further educational or occupational goals
MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)
Express the application of personal, educational, or professional values to ethics-based decision-making