2024-25 Course Catalog


What Students Are Expected to Learn and How It Will Be Assessed

Student learning is the cornerstone of Marion Technical College’s mission. To determine how well students learn, faculty use a systematic process to assess student academic achievement. This assessment takes place throughout a student’s academic career. Assessment results help guide faculty as they continuously improve teaching, learning, courses, programs, and future assessment. Results also help students and others learn about the effectiveness of teaching and learning at MTC.

Assessment begins with a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. College Graduate Competencies (CGC) are common to all areas of study and apply to all students. The individual sub-skills defined in each CGC are taught, reinforced, and/or periodically measured in various courses throughout the curriculum. The six CGC areas and statements are:

  1. Communications: Communicate effectively both written and orally.
  2. Mathematics: Solve problems using mathematics.
  3. Problem-Solving: Solve problems through analysis, creativity, and synthesis to make informed decisions.
  4. Professionalism: Demonstrate good work habits, effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism.
  5. Technology: Use technology tools efficiently and effectively to perform personal and professional tasks.
  6. Diversity: Exhibit respect and sensitivity for individual and institutional differences.

Information about each CGC is available in the Student Handbook and at the college website, www.mtc.edu. Through its public disclosure of all learning outcomes, and an ongoing assessment of the extent to which students learn them, Marion Technical College affirms that all graduates will be characterized for their ability to competently practice what they have learned.