Instiutional-level Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are called Shared Performance Expectations (SPEs) at Highland Community College:
SPE 1: Be Competent at Your Work
Know your area of work or study; consistently perform to expectations; use constructive feedback to improve.
SPE 2: Communicate Effectively
Demonstrate the ability to create and understand messages -- in written, oral, or visual form.
SPE 3: Respect Others
Show respect for other people and the environment; be open to perspectives different than your own; treat people and the environment with courtesy.
SPE 4: Make Good Decisions
Apply critical thinking processes -- examine assumptions, gather relevant and reliable data and information; make decisions based on evidence.
SPE 5: Act Responsibly
Within your role at HCC, meet your commitments and be accountable for your own behavior and performance.
SPE 6: Work Effectively on Teams
Contribute productively -- as a leader or a member of a team.
Highland Community College has 5 Gen Ed Divisions. Each Division has identified Gen Ed Division Learning Goals:
Humanities and Fine Arts Gen Ed Division Learning Goals
Students who complete a Humanities and Fine Arts General Education requirement course should be able to:
HFA GEDG 1 - Identify Arts and Humanities across geographic locales, cultural movements, and/or historical periods.
HFA GEDG 2 - Evaluate Arts and Humanities across geographic locales, cultural movements, and/or historical periods.
HFA GEDG 3 - Categorize Arts and Humanities across geographic locales, cultural movements, and/or historical periods.
HFA GEDG 4 - Appraise an experience within Arts and Humanities.
Students who complete a Mathematics General Education requirement course should be able to:
M GEDG 1 - Perform computational skills.
M GEDG 2 - Solve equations and inequalities.
M GEDG 3 - Graph equations and functions.
M GEDG 4 - Apply modeling concepts.
Natural and Physical Sciences
Students who complete a Natural & Physical Sciences General Education requirement course should be able to:
NPS GEDG 1 - Make observations of natural phenomena and draw conclusions using scientific methods.
NPS GEDG 2 - Explain and apply everyday phenomena in terms of basic scientific concepts.
NPS GEDG 3 - Explain and critique scientific information.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Students who complete a Social & Behavioral Science General Education requirement course should be able to:
SBS GEDG 1 - Explain proper uses of data, methodologies, and theories as they pertain to the student’s field of study.
SBS GEDG 2 - Summarize aspects of the history and structure of the student’s field of study.
SBS GEDG 3 - Identify facets of the diversity of the human experience and associated ethical considerations as it applies to the student’s field of study.
Written and Oral Communication
Students who complete a Written and Oral Communication General Education requirement course should be able to:
WOC GEDG 1 - Create a writing or speech for a specific purpose and audience.
WOC GEDG 2 - Employ appropriate format for citing and listing sources.
WOC GEDG 3 - Appropriately critique their own and others’ spoken or written work.
Technical Program Learning Goals
Graduating students in each program should be able to do the following:
Auto Collision & Refinishing Technology
- Prepare, sand, mask, paint, and clear coat customer vehicles.
- Demonstrate proper time management, according to industry standards.
- Communicate repair procedures and project details to customers in a professional manner.
- Properly dispose of thinners, reducers, paint, and waste materials.
- Inspect and determine overall engine and vehicle condition.
- Properly use the diagnostic procedure.
- Use correct service information and document repairs.
- Exhibit proven work ethic and soft skills.
- Utilize proper communication techniques and exhibit professionalism.
- Pass MOS certifications in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
- Understand basic business finance.
Computer Support Specialist Program Learning Goals
- Obtain the CompTIA A+ certification by successfully passing the CompTIA A+220-1001 exam with a minimum score of 675, and the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam with a minimum score of 700.
- Obtain the CompTIA Network+ certification by successfully passing the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam with a minimum score of 720.
- Utilize proper communication techniques and professionalism within a given scenario.
Diesel Technology Program Learning Goals
- Install cylinder liners and set liner protrusion.
- Identify electrical schematic components.
- Inspect and service basic fuel supply components.
- Pass ASE tests Entry Level-Medium/Heavy Truck-
- Diesel Engines
- Steering and suspension
- Electrical/Electronic systems
Electrical Technology Program Learning Goals
- Perform all work and installations while observing electrical safety.
- Understand and explain Ohm’s Law and the Theory of Electricity.
- Facilitate the installation of residential electrical systems.
- Facilitate the installation of commercial electrical systems.
- Understand and implement the National Electrical Code requirements on all electrical installations.
Engineering Graphics & Technologies Program Learning Goals
- Pass the MOS Certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
- Develop, organize, and apply file project management.
- Organize and analyze blueprints.
- Demonstrate, apply and explain CAD and related technologies.
Medical Office Assistant Program Learning Goals
- Work under the supervision of physicians.
- Perform administrative services.
- Perform clinical duties such as patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, administration of medication.
- Provide an environment that is safe and reduces risk of harm for client, self, and others.
- Use leadership skills that support the provision and coordination of care.
- Interpret soil lab results and prescriptions.
- Perform various soil sampling techniques.
- Communicate prescription recommendations to an area agronomist in relation to best management processes and profitability.
- Research a Precision Agriculture topic and clearly communicate results.
Welding Technology Program Learning Goals
- Pass all AWS bend tests to standard.
- Pass AWS state certification for 1F, 2F, 1G, 3G, and 4G.
- Identify and interpret blueprints.