General Education Philosophy

General Education Philosophy

General education requirements at Chattahoochee Technical College are designed to provide graduates with a common academic experience which allows for the attainment of postsecondary academic knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in their career choice and lifelong learning. Verification of that attainment is accomplished through assessment of general education learning outcomes identified by the college’s faculty. The achievement of these outcomes may occur over several courses in the graduate’s program of study, including academic core as well as technical program courses.

The faculty’s principal objective in establishing general education requirements is to encourage students to familiarize themselves with the conceptual frameworks that characterize the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences and mathematics. The faculty is committed to promoting in students knowledge about certain basic principles, concepts, and methodologies both unique to and shared by the various academic disciplines. Graduates are expected to acquire skills and knowledge in oral and written communication and quantitative methods that are appropriate to their award level.

Through academic core courses, students are challenged to increase their ability to express ideas effectively in English; to extend their capacities for making informed judgments of value; to expand their knowledge and understanding of themselves, of their own and other cultures, and of the natural world; and to develop their awareness of the ways in which the various academic disciplines may complement one another.