The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological and workforce development needs of our diverse community. Santa Ana College provides access and equity in a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for transfer, careers and lifelong intellectual pursuits in a global community.
CORE COMPETENCIES AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Communication Skills
a. Listening and Speaking
Student will listen actively and respectfully to analyze the substance of others’ comments. Students will speak in an understandable and organized fashion to explain their ideas, express their feelings, or support a conclusion
b. Reading and Writing
Students will read effectively and analytically and will comprehend at a college level. Students will write in an organized and grammatically correct fashion to explain their feelings and support a conclusion.
2. Thinking and Reasoning
Student will identify and analyze real or potential “problems” and develop, evaluate, and test possible solutions using creative thinking, analysis and synthesis, quantitative reasoning, and/or transfer of knowledge and skills to a new context as appropriate.
a. Creative Thinking
Students will develop the skills to formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating those of others in the creative process.
b. Critical Thinking
Students will think logically in solving problems; explaining their conclusions; and evaluating, supporting, or critiquing the thinking of others.
c. Ethical Reasoning
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues that will enhance their capacity for making sound judgments and decisions.
d. Quantitative Reasoning
Students will use college-level mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze and explain issues in quantitative terms.
3. Information Competency
Students will do research at a level that is necessary to achieve personal, professional and educational success. They will use print material and technology to identify research needs, seek, access, evaluate and apply information effectively and responsibly.
Students will develop individual responsibility personal integrity, and respect for diverse peoples and cultures of the world.
Students will respect and work with diverse people including those with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and different abilities.
Students will interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of others’ opinions, feelings and values.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues that will enhance their capacity for making decisions and sound judgments about the environment.
5. Civic Responsibility
Students will take personal responsibility for becoming informed, ethical and active citizens of their community, their nation and their world.
6. Life Skills
a. Creative Expression
Students will produce artistic and creative expressions.
b. Aesthetic Appreciation
Students will respond to artistic and creative expressions.
c. Personal Growth
Students will demonstrate habits of intellectual exploration, personal responsibility, and practical and physical well-being.
d. Interpersonal Skills
Students will participate effectively in teams, committees, task forces, and in other group efforts to make decisions and seek consensus.
Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to select and develop careers.