Transfer and General Degrees

1. Arts & Letters

As a result of taking General Education Arts & Letters courses, a student should be able to:

  1. Interpret and engage in the Arts and Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and

  2. Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.

2. Cultural Literacy

As a result of taking a designated Cultural Literacy course, a student should be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.

3. Mathematics

As a result of taking General Education Mathematics courses, a student should be able to:

  1. Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and

  2. Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.

4. Science or Computer Science

As a result of taking General Education Science or Computer Science courses, a student should be able to:

  1. Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions;

  2. Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and

  3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

5. Social Science

As a result of taking General Education Social Science courses, a student should be able to:

  1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and

  2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.

6. Speech / Oral Communication

As a result of taking General Education Speech / Oral Communication courses, a student should be able to:

  1. Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;

  2. Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and

  3. Build and manage relationships.

7. Writing

As a result of completing the General Education Writing sequence, a student should be able to:

  1. Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;

  2. Locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize information to communicate effectively; and

  3. Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.

8. Information Literacy

As a result of taking General Education Writing courses infused with Information Literacy, a student should be able to:

  1. Formulate a problem statement;

  2. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed to address the problem;

  3. Access relevant information effectively and efficiently;

  4. Evaluate information and its source critically; and

  5. Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.

Students who earn an ASOT-BUS degree can:

  1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)
  2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of scientific research, quantitative/symbolic reasoning, data analysis, and evaluation of information. (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving)
  3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)
  4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)
  5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)

Students who earn an AS degree can:

  1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication) 
  2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of scientific research, quantitative/symbolic reasoning, data analysis, and evaluation of information. (Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving)
  3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)
  4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness) 
  5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)

Students who earn an AGS degree can:

  1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)
  2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving)
  3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)
  4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)
  5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)
  6. Apply critical analysis to personal values and ethics to engage more fully in local and global issues. (Ethical Development)

Aviation Maintenance

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair airplanes and rotorcraft.
  2. Perform proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
  3. Apply knowledge of FAA regulations and industry standards.
  4. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  5. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  6. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify and resolve aviation maintenance issues.
  7. Work effectively in a team and/or group setting.
  8. Sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral and practical) for the airframe and powerplant (A&P) airman certificate.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair airframe structures, systems and components. 
  2. Perform proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance on aircraft systems, including landing gear systems, instrument and navigation systems, fuel systems and aircraft electrical systems. 
  3. Apply knowledge of FAA regulations and industry standards. 
  4. Think critically, problem solve, and communicate effectively. 
  5. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance. 
  6. Work effectively in a team and/or group setting. 
  7. Sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral and practical) for airframe. 

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair airplanes and rotorcraft.
  2. Perform proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
  3. Apply knowledge of FAA regulations and industry standards.
  4. Think critically, problem solve, and communicate effectively.
  5. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  6. Work effectively in a team and/or group setting.
  7. Sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral and practical) for the airframe and powerplant (A&P) airman certificate.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair powerplant systems and components. 
  2. Perform proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills on powerplant systems, including engine electrical and instrument systems, lubrication systems, ignition and staring systems, propellers, and fire protection systems. 
  3. Apply knowledge of FAA regulations and industry standards. 
  4. Think critically, problem solve, and communicate effectively. 
  5. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance. 
  6. Work effectively in a team and/or group setting. 
  7. Sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral, and practical) for powerplant. 

Business

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Prepare a comprehensive business plan including prospective balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, funding sources and the capital structure of a business.
  2. Apply an understanding of the management process, inclusive of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources within organizations.
  3. Differentiate between operational and organizational structures for business.
  4. Construct a marketing plan based on objectives developed from a strategic market assessment.
  5. Utilize technology skills with business software applications to facilitate efficiency and quality.
  6. Analyze and apply the legal, ethical, and economic standards of business.
  7. Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a business plan which plans and allocates resources effectively, creates a budget/forecast and creates a funding plan for prospective business, details operational information and a summary of business objectives.
  2. Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.
  3. Design a marketing/promotions plan based on a critical analysis of the factors influencing a particular business.
  4. Evaluate the legal environment for business and what legal steps business owners can help protect their investment/business.
  5. Establish a plan to manage employee and other business related items.

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze, record, and report accounting information in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.
  3. Communicate effectively with business professionals.
  4. Practice within the legal, ethical, and economic standards of the business environment.
  5. Develop and interpret accounting and financial information for decision making.

Students who complete this certificate should be able to:

  1. Apply math principles to analyze, record, and report accounting information in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.
  3. Communicate effectively with business professionals.
  4. Recognize and respectfully address basic ethical conflicts and issues in accounting.
  5. Use accounting and financial information for analysis and reporting.

Students who complete this certificate should be able to:

  1. Analyze, record, and report accounting information.
  2. Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.
  3. Communicate effectively with business professionals.

Computer

Students who complete this degree should be able to:

  1. Produce professional, error-free, timely documents by using current and emerging software and hardware technology.
  2. Effectively communicate their own creative and critical ideas; respond effectively both verbally and in written format to the spoken, written, and visual ideas of others.
  3. Use critical thinking, organization and problem solving to effectively manage numeric, alphabetic and digital data.
  4. Assess and analyze new tasks to determine what computer technology should be utilized to effectively complete the tasks.
  5. Establish and follow procedures to manage digital and hard copy office documents.
  6. Apply planning and time management principles to accomplish workplace efficiency and achieve company objectives.
  7. Perform general office tasks: plan and participate in meetings, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule appointments, greet clients/customers, and process mail.
  8. Understand roles within teams, work units, departments, and organizations to identify the effect of systems on the activities of a business or an organization.
  9. Exhibit people skills to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and diverse individuals.

Students who successfully complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Perform basic entry-level office work.
  2. Effectively use written, oral, and visual communications skills.
  3. Use current and emerging technologies to solve workplace problems through presentation, research, analysis, and synthesis.
  4. Demonstrate professional and friendly behavior in the workplace.
  5. Apply basic mathematical equations to relevant office tasks.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Apply digital marketing concepts and skills in a business environment.
  2. Write social media and web page content that aligns with legal guidelines and best practices.
  3. Create and execute a digital marketing plan

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Assess and analyze new tasks to determine what computer technology should be utilized to effectively complete the tasks.
  2. Apply planning and time management principles to accomplish workplace efficiency and achieve company objectives.
  3. Perform general office tasks: plan and participate in meetings, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule appointments, greet clients/customers, process mail and medical billing.
  4. Maintain ethical tenets of a healthcare professional and act in an ethical manner.
  5. Apply knowledge of the components of a clinical record and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  6. Apply relevant safety, confidentiality and policy concepts to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) within the administrative hospital setting.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Provide basic design support for existing websites in the workplace
  2. Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of web design
  3. Apply website design skills in a business environment to assist in the creation and maintenance of websites following current professional and/or industry standards.
  4. Use critical thinking skills to identify key web design issues.

Construction

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Explain terms and nomenclature pertaining to the tools, materials and hardware associated with the construction field.
  2. Demonstrate the safe and proper use and care of basic construction tools.
  3. Perform fundamental construction techniques properly, including foundations, carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical.
  4. Applysafe work habits at all times.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Use standard terminology when identifying tools, materials and hardware associated with the construction field.
  2. Demonstrate the safe and proper use and care of basic construction tools.
  3. Perform fundamental construction techniques properly, including foundations and framing.
  4. Applysafe work habits at all times.

Education

Students who complete this degree will be able to:

  1. Use multidimensional knowledge to make evidence-based decisions for creating and implementing curriculum, teaching practices, and learning environments that are safe, healthy, respectful, culturally and linguistically responsive, supportive and challenging for each.
  2. Use knowledge of family structures, positive parental and family development, available community resources, and a variety of communication and engagement skills to establish and sustain respectful, reciprocal relationships that affirm and respect family diversity and engage families in their child’s development and learning as collaborative partners.
  3. Use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform instruction and planning in early learning settings in ways that are ethically grounded and developmentally, culturally, ability, and linguistically appropriate to promote positive outcomes for each child in partnership with families and professional colleagues.
  4. Create an inclusive classroom culture, maintain supportive relationships and interactions with young children and use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant, anti-bias and evidence-based teaching skills and strategies that reflect the principles of universal design for learning and meet the needs of each child.
  5. Use knowledge of child development and early learning standards to describe how young children learn across core content areas and use this understanding to select or create curriculum that counters biases and stereotypes, fosters young children’s interest in the content areas, and facilitates individual and group learning.
  6. Use collaborative, reflective, and intentional practice in their work with young children and as members of the early childhood profession.
  7. Use knowledge of history, current issues, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, the mission of the early childhood education profession, and college-level speaking and writing skills to support and advocate for young children, families and the profession.

Students who successfully complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Use introductory knowledge of early childhood development and of individual children in the implementation of early childhood curriculum, teaching practices, and learning environments that are safe, healthy, respectful, culturally and linguistically responsive, developmentally appropriate, supportive and challenging for each child. 
  2. Use knowledge of family structures and available community resources to establish respectful, reciprocal relationships that affirm and respect family diversity and engage families in their child’s development and learning as collaborative partners.
  3. Use observation, documentation and assessment to inform instruction and planning in early learning settings in ways that are ethically grounded and developmentally, culturally, ability, and linguistically appropriate to promote positive outcomes for each child in partnership with families and professional colleagues.
  4. Use supportive relationships and interactions with young children along with developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant, anti-bias and evidence-based teaching skills and strategies to meet the needs of each child.
  5. Use critical thinking and problem solving to apply knowledge of child development and early learning standards to the implementation of curriculum across content areas, facilitating individual and group learning.
  6. Use collaborative, reflective, and intentional practice in their work with young children and as members of the early childhood profession.
  7. Use knowledge of history, current issues, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, and the mission of the early childhood education profession to support and advocate for young children, families and the profession.

Students who successfully complete this certificate will be able to:

  1. Use intermediate knowledge of early childhood development and of individual children for creating and implementing curriculum, teaching practices, and learning environments that are safe, healthy, respectful, culturally and linguistically responsive, developmentally appropriate, supportive and challenging for each child. 
  2. Establish respectful, reciprocal relationships that engage families in their child’s development and learning as collaborative partners.
  3. Use observation, documentation and assessment to inform instruction and planning in early learning settings.
  4. Create an inclusive classroom culture, maintain supportive relationships and interactions with young children and use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant, anti-bias and evidence-based teaching skills and strategies that reflect the principles of universal design for learning and meet the needs of each child.
  5. Use knowledge of child development and early learning standards to select and create curriculum that counters biases and stereotypes, fosters young children’s interest in the content areas, and facilitates individual and group learning.
  6. Use collaborative, reflective, and intentional practice in their work with young children and as members of the early childhood profession.
  7. Support and advocate for young children in their care.

Nursing and Health Occupations

Students who complete this degree will be able to:

  1. Base personal and professional actions on a set of shared core nursing values, including social justice, caring, advocacy, protection from harm, respect for self and others, collegiality, and ethical behavior; notice, interpret, respond and reflect on ethical dilemmas using ethical principles and frameworks as a guideline.

  2. Develop insight through reflection, self-analysis, and self-care.

  3. Engage in intentional learning, developing self-awareness of learning and effects on client care, seeking new, relevant knowledge and skills.

  4. Demonstrate leadership in nursing and health care to meet client needs, improve the health care system, and facilitate community problem solving.

  5. Collaborate as part of a health care team, receiving, using and giving constructive feedback.

  6. Practice within, utilize, and contribute to the broader health care system.

  7. Practice relationship-centered care, based on empathy and caring, deep understanding of the care experience, and mutual trust and respect for the autonomy of the client.

  8. Communicate effectively and therapeutically, with attention to elements of cultural influences, and using appropriate modalities and technologies.

  9. Make sound clinical judgments through noticing, interpreting and responding, using best available evidence, frameworks and systems to organize data and knowledge; accurately perform skills while maintaining patient and personal safety.

  10. Locate, evaluate, and use the best available evidence.

Students who complete this certificate should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with persons through the use of verbal and non-verbal skills, written abilities, active listening, and information technologies within ambulatory care settings.
  2. Integrate the principles of mathematics and scientific knowledge with administrative and clinical medical assisting practice.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to meet patients' needs as a mature, adaptable person and member of the medical assisting profession.
  4. Think creatively and critically in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems, issues, truth claims, and ethical issues.
  5. Practice medical assisting within the standards and guidelines of medical assisting program accreditation and medical assistant certification standards

Electro-Mechanical Technology

Students who complete the AAS degree should be able to:

  1. Qualify for employment in the electro-mechanical field as technicians.
  2. Service/repair electro-mechanical systems and assist engineers with the design of electro-mechanical systems by applying knowledge of electrical, electronics, mechanical, control systems and hydraulic/pneumatic concepts.
  3. Apply basic operations management practices and principles in an advanced manufacturing environment .
  4. Control computer-driven devices through programming in the C language.

Students who receive a certificate of completion should be able to:

  1. Qualify for employment in the electromechanical field as entry-level operators.
  2. Assist technicians with the repair, servicing, and manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems by applying basic knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic/ pneumatic concepts.
  3. Communicate effectively both at the individual level and within team settings.
  4. Qualify for employment in the high tech field as electronics technicians.

Manufacturing and Welding

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Produce welds to AWS D1.2, 1.2 and 1.6 standard in fillet and grooves using GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic CNC operations and G Code.
  3. Manufacture product from conceptualization to reality through research and development.
  4. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create more efficient systems of manufacturing.
  5. Apply basic metallurgical concepts and basic materials science as they pertain to metals, creating better production results in manufacturing processes.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of necessary mathematical concepts as they apply to manufacturing

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Produce welds to AWS standard in fillet and grooves using GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes. 
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basics CNC operations and G Code. 
  3. Generate product designs and blueprints using CAD software. 
  4. Manufacture multi-part assembly products from problem solving process to design and reality, including at quantity production run. 
  5. Apply basic metallurgical concepts and basic materials science as they pertain to metals to create better production results in manufacturing processes. 
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of necessary mathematical concepts as they apply to manufacturing. 
  7. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create more efficient systems of manufacturing. 

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret technical drawings to determine product manufacturing specifications.
  2. Apply safe practices in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools and chemicals.
  3. Operate welding equipment and tools to produce products to required specifications.
  4. Utilize computer software to produce blueprints and welding annotations.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of UAS systems and the laws and regulations governing airspace and safety.
  2. Demonstrate and execute tasks necessary to complete UAS operations and missions.
  3. Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior.
  4. Pass AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) certification exams 1 and 2.

Non-Credit Programs

Upon completion of the ESOL Program at CGCC, a student should be able to:

  1. Read, listen and speak English with understanding in order to enter college or training courses, or fulfill personal, work, or enrichment goals.

  2. Write in English purposefully and capably in order to enter college or training courses, or fulfill personal, work, or enrichment goals.

  3. Use the computer to navigate the Internet, communicate electronically, enter a computer training course, or fulfill personal goals.

Upon completion of the Pre-College program, a student should be able to:

  1. Read with understanding in order to pass the GED, enter college or training courses, or fulfill personal work or enrichment goals.
  2. Use math to solve problems and communicate reasoning and results in order to pass the GED, enter college or training courses, or fulfill personal work or enrichment goals.
  3. Write purposefully and capably in order to pass the GED, enter college or training courses, or fulfill personal work or enrichment goals.