Learning Assessment

Institutional Assessment

Alexandria Technical & Community College has identified four General Learning Outcomes that support the college's mission.

Core Literacy Skills demonstrate students' ability to learn and perform in future education or work.

Occupational and Career Skills demonstrate the specific career and technical competencies required for work readiness.

Information and Technology Use Skills demonstrate the ability of students to function effectively using multiple modes of computer and other digital technology for information access, communication, and work.

Community Participation demonstrates student accomplishment in working effectively with others and managing their personal responsibility for success.

Each of the four outcomes is validated through a representative sampling of students who are benchmarked and measured against a national standard.

Program Assessment

All programs have identified individual Program Learning Outcomes (PLO's) that support the General Learning Outcomes of the college. These learning outcomes are developed with faculty and industry input. Every academic program has an assessment plan that establishes its main PLO's based on industry requirements and expectation of graduates of the program. The information from the results of the assessments or external data is provided to faculty and is reviewed through Academic Affairs to support teaching and curriculum improvement.

An assessment plan for each program is located on the program's webpage. To view a program's assessment plan, select the academic program, and click the Assessment Plan icon located at the bottom of the page.