College-Wide (Institutional) / General Education Program Outcomes



College-Wide (Institutional) SLOs diagram

COM has six Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs), which also serve as the General Education Student Learning Outcomes (GESLOs) for the college. Upon completion of a course of study (degree or certificate), a student will be able to demonstrate the following core competencies across personal, academic, and social domains:    

  • Written, Oral, and Visual Communication: Effectively and critically understand and communicate visually, in writing, and orally using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology. 
  • Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
  • Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  • Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources — print and/or electronic.
  • Cultural Awareness and Community Engagement:  Become ethically responsible, equity-minded participants in society, informed and involved in civic affairs and environmental stewardship locally, nationally, and globally.  Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of the diversity of cultural works, practices, and beliefs.
  • Personal and Professional Development:   Engage in healthful living and wellness physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially; enhance skills for the workplace and marketplace. 



The following ISLO data is available: 


Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Fall 2021

Information Literacy ISLO Data and Discussions:  

Fall 2020 ISLO Data 

Archived college-wide SLO assessment results (2009-2017).