As part of the General Education curricula, this program is intended to determine and strengthen critical thinking skills at the collegiate level. Critical thinking skills are those mental behaviors using the structures of thought which enable individuals to consciously and effectively control the manner in which they think and the way in which they judge the product of that thinking through specific intellectual standards. Each intellectual discipline has modes of thinking that apply specifically to the attainment of information and how that information is evaluated and communicated. Demonstration indicates that students can apply these skills and analyze the degree of success they have in using them.
The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Coursework includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.
Students are encouraged to contact their advisor to ensure the proper completion of all general education curriculum, as well as plan their coursework for their desired degree or certification program.