Student Learning Outcomes

FRCC Teaches the Key Skills You Need to Thrive

FRCC Student Learning Outcomes

We’ve made it our priority to ensure that our students graduate with the key skills they’ll need to thrive in a four-year college, a career and life. We call these five educational goals Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), and they include:




Critical Thinking

The ability to interpret, analyze, evaluate, and infer from your thinking and that of others in order to reach well reasoned and informed conclusions.

Effective Communication

The skills to deliver clear written and spoken messages demonstrating understanding of audience and context, including response to verbal and nonverbal feedback.

Information & Technology Literacy

The capacity to reflectively locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and apply information across multiple platforms of media to a defined question or problem.


The ability to demonstrate appropriate work-ethic traits through personal conduct and effective teamwork.

Quantitative Reasoning

The skills to calculate, represent, interpret, analyze, apply, evaluate, and communicate numerical information.

Mastering Concepts is not Enough.

To compete in today’s rapidly changing world, college graduates must also be hard working, self-directed critical thinkers who are proficient with technology, adept at problem solving, skilled at using credible information, comfortable working in groups, and able to communicate clearly and professionally.

Students Learn these Skills in FRCC Classes.

Assignments and activities in our courses are fine-tuned to help students not only build subject matter expertise, but simultaneously and intentionally develop these five life skills. We measure student progress toward these essential skills, and shape the curriculum accordingly. What’s more, our instructors attend professional development workshops and receive support from outcome mentors and assessment specialists to ensure that as students are mastering course material, they’re also acquiring the skills most important for future success.

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