General Education Competencies Assessment Policy

Lanier Technical College defines college-level general education competencies that help students achieve their academic, career, and life goals. General education at Lanier Technical College develops students' skills and knowledge in the following areas: communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and social behavior and interaction. Students should be able to:

  • Communicate Effectively. Read and/or listen with comprehension and write clearly using Standard English.
  • Think Critically. Apply logic, reasoning and judgment to interpret problems, analyze and evaluate arguments, and present conclusions.
  • Solve Problems. Use mathematics to organize, analyze, and synthesize data to solve mathematical problems.
  • Understand Social Behavior and Interactions. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principles of human relations/behavior.

These competencies are integrated into the curriculum of Lanier Technical College general education courses. The College regularly collects assessment results to identify the extent to which students have achieved the outcomes.