Our Commitment to Your Learning

Our Commitment to Your Learning

A central mission of Columbia Basin College is its commitment to your learning and achievement. It’s important to us that you obtain your desired certificate or degree and that you learn what you need in order to be successful when finding employment or transferring to another institution.

During your time at CBC you will come across the term student learning outcomes. These are the knowledge, skills and abilities that you are expected to learn in your various courses, in your program of study, and overall while you are at CBC. The institutional learning outcomes are below. Program outcomes can be found on program webpages and course outcomes are on each syllabus.

CBC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Understand, analyze, and evaluate the elements of one's environment and one's habits of thought.
  • Conceptualize alternatives to both.
  • Develop a sense of number and pattern.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize symbolic statements and quantitative arguments.
  • Use spoken and written language to express opinions, discuss concepts, and persuade an audience.
  • Synthesize ideas and supporting information to create effective messages.
  • Accurately assess information needs.
  • Select appropriate information tools and resources and use them efficiently.
  • Evaluate, manage, and use information effectively and responsibly.
  • Respect self and others.
  • Explore and appreciate different cultures in an increasingly diverse, global community.
  • Challenge culture-bound assumptions.
  • Become familiar with a body of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability to know or do the stated program learning outcomes, which are developed by each department and program and assessed annually.


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