Associate in Arts, General Education Degree Program
Tallahassee Community College offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree which features various disciplines. An A.A. degree features a general education curriculum which is often sought by students interested in transferring to a 4-year college or university as a junior upon graduation from TCC.
The A.A. degree at TCC helps students achieve holistic, interdisciplinary skills aligned with specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) necessary to be successful in their transition to a 4-year college or university. These SLOs are illustrated below.
Student Learning Outcomes
The General Education SLOs for currently assess at TCC are described in more depth below.
Students will demonstrate effective reading and writing skills by using appropriate strategies for a variety of rhetorical purposes and audiences.
Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
Students will identify and apply appropriate quantitative analytical methods to explain phenomena and generate effective solutions.
Students will apply critical and creative thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize ideas.
Global and Social Diversity
Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives and their influence on individual, social, historical, and political events or on cultural expression.
Students will demonstrate effective information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, and effectively and ethically using information to achieve an academic or professional purpose.
General Education Assessment Schedule
The Associate in Arts /University Transfer General Education program follows a Five-Year Assessment Schedule to re-assess the above student learning outcomes. This schedule is illustrated below: