Program Outcomes

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA)
The purpose of the Associate of Arts Program is to guide each student toward attaining a broad cultural background as a foundation to his or her eventual profession and to ensure that students develop fundamental skills and a lifelong commitment to learning.  Course syllabi specify how each class will help students achieve the outcomes and competencies of the general education curriculum.

Outcome 1:  Students will communicate competently through writing, reading, speaking, and listening. 

Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate mathematical proficiency, including analytical as well as computational skills. 

Outcome 3:  Students will increase their understanding of the culture and society in which they live. 

Outcome 4: Students will increase their understanding of the physical and biological world in which they live and of themselves as physical beings. 

Outcome 5:  Students will be prepared to compete academically upon transfer to a four-year institution.

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING (AAT)
The purpose of the AAT degree is to lay a foundation for preparing qualified and competent elementary and middle school teachers.  Courses required will determine the specific objectives and competencies of the AAT outcomes.

Outcome 1:  Students will communicate competently through writing, reading, speaking, and listening. 

Outcome 2:  Students will demonstrate mathematical proficiency, including analytical as well as computational skills.  

Outcome 3:  Students will increase their understanding of the culture and society in which they live.  

Outcome 4:  Students will increase their understanding of the physical and biological world in which they live and of themselves as physical beings.

Outcome 5:   Students will understand the historical and organizational foundation of the American educational system and be able to address contemporary issues in the teaching profession.

Outcome 6:  Students will be prepared to compete academically upon transfer to a four-year institution.

 

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE IN PRE-ALLIED HEALTH

Outcome 1:  Students will communicate competently through reading and writing. 

Outcome 2:  Students will demonstrate program-specific mathematical proficiency.  

Outcome 3:  Students will increase their understanding of themselves as physical beings.  

Outcome 4:  Students will gain acceptance into College of the Ouachitas’s LPN/Paramedic to RN Program.

 

CERTIFICATE OF GENERAL STUDIES (CGS)

The purpose of the Certificate of General Studies is to serve as a cross-discipline introduction to a liberal arts education.  Generally, this certificate reflects the ideal course balance and hours taken in the first year of a student’s Associate of Arts degree plan. Outcomes of the CGS are embedded within the Associates of Arts program.

 

BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM

The purpose of College of the Ouachitas’s Basic Skills Program is to enhance students’ academic skills for success in college-level reading, writing, and mathematics.

Outcome 1: Students will be prepared for the academic rigor of college-level writing. 

Outcome 2: Students will be prepared for the academic rigor of college-level mathematics.  

Outcome 3: Students will prepared for the academic rigor of college-level reading.