Student learning is the core of WNC’s mission and the college celebrates this importance with institution-wide learning outcomes. The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes guide all courses, programs, and degrees offered by WNC.
Students completing degrees at WNC need to demonstrate a combination of intellectual skills, personal and social responsibility, and the ability to integrate knowledge and skills to understand and solve contemporary and enduring problems.
Upon completing a degree at WNC, students must demonstrate:
- WORKING KNOWLEDGE– Identify, describe, and apply information, theories, methodologies and approaches from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities/arts.
- WRITTEN COMMUNICATION – Write effective projects, papers, and reports.
- QUANTITATIVE LITERACY – Present accurate calculations and symbolic operations, and explain how such calculations and operations are used in either the specific field of study or in interpreting information in other fields.
- INFORMATION LITERACY – Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete projects, activities, and papers.
- DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY – Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices.
- CRITICAL THINKING – Integrate knowledge and skills from the study of sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities/arts to think critically about and develop solutions to contemporary and/or enduring problems.
- CAREER PREPARATION – Identify, describe, and apply information in the discipline or career area of their choice sufficient for further study and/ or demonstrate competencies required to succeed in the workplace.