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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 across multiple areas of learning from the fields of study (e.g. arts and humanities, sciences, mathematics, and social sciences).
  2. Civic Engagement. Use their knowledge, skills and values to make a difference in our communities.

  3. Diverse Perspectives. Display an understanding of the customs and viewpoints of others.

  4. Ethical Reasoning. Reason about right and wrong human conduct.  

  5. Aesthetic Awareness. Evaluate and analyze their own aesthetic responses to the world around them.

  6. Communication Competency. Produce clear, logical, well-organized papers and verbal presentations.

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

  8. Information Competency. Find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in all its various formats.

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

  10. Lifelong & Applied Learning. Apply their skills to address unscripted problems in school, work and in other non-academic settings.

  11. Technical Proficiency. Demonstrate specific proficiencies with respect to their 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.