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Student Learning Outcomes

SLO Resources for Faculty and Staff

This SLO site is meant to be a resource for faculty and staff. You may also visit the SLO Google Site for a more interactive and comprehensive website experience.

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) | General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)

ISLOs/GELOs state the skills and abilities that students are expected to have mastered by the time they graduate from Los Angeles City College. When students earn a degree from LACC, they should have acquired a level of skill and ability in each of these 11 ISLOs:

  1. Broad & Integrative Knowledge. Consolidate broad knowledge that bridges multiple areas of learning and fields of study.
  2. Civic Engagement. Have the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to help promote the quality of life in diverse communities through both political and non-political processes.

  3. Diverse Perspectives. Display the intellectual flexibility that enables perception of the world through varied cultural customs, practices, and viewpoints of different identities.

  4. Ethical Reasoning. Rationally reflect and evaluate ethical systems and codes of conduct. 

  5. Aesthetic Awareness. Ability to create, categorize, appreciate, and analyze artistic objects and the aesthetic responses of audiences

  6. Communication Competency. Produce verbal and written communication that is clear, logical, organized and adapted to effectively meet the needs of various audiences.

  7. Critical & Creative Thinking. Use appropriate reasoning, analytic, and problem-solving strategies to draw logical conclusions or formulate creative solutions.

  8. Information Competency. Research, evaluate, use, and communicate information in various formats.

  9. Quantitative Competency. Represent and logically interpret mathematical information visually, numerically, and verbally.

  10. Lifelong & Applied Learning. Apply skills to address unscripted problems and practice intellectual curiosity that values diversity of thought.

  11. Technical Proficiency. Demonstrate specific proficiencies with respect to the major field of study.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

PSLOs describe the learning obtained across multiple courses. It describes the ideal graduate of a particular program and what a graduate will be able to do once they have successfully completed all the courses and requirements of a program. For PSLOs, please refer to the specific program in the LACC College Catalog.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)

CSLOs describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or attitudes that student attain by successfully completing a course. All faculty are required to list the CSLOs on the course syllabus.