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General Education Requirements
General Education is that part of our students’ education that goes beyond learning technical skills and allows students to become well-rounded, higher-functioning citizens of the world. As an institute of higher learning, we are committed to the inherent value of general education and know that critical thinking ability, communication skills, information literacy, math and problem solving skills, and more, are crucial for our graduates’ success in their future technical careers. We also recognize that an associate’s degree or diploma at Mitchell Technical Institute must mean something more than job skills. Our students must become lifelong learners with the ability to adapt to a changing world and ever-increasing job expectations.

Both Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Degree candidates must successfully complete general education requirements. General Education courses are designed to enhance the students' major field of study.

COST

General education classes are charged on a per-credit basis. Cost per credit is as follows:
Tuition: $104
State Fees: $29
Local Fees: $46
Total cost per credit: $179

OUTCOMES

Mathematics
Students will understand and apply essential mathematical processes and analysis.
· Perform computations using appropriate methods and/or technologies
· Demonstrate knowledge and application of measurement
· Demonstrate knowledge and application of formulas
· Use math processes to solve problems
· Apply problem-solving steps

Human Relations
Students will apply human relationship skills to work successfully in a diverse society.
· Demonstrate awareness and respect for people and their differences
· Ask for and listen to others’ opinions and solutions
· Identify individual strengths and challenges in occupational relationships
· Apply team skills to group projects
· Demonstrate conflict resolution techniques
· Understand the benefits of community involvement and civic responsibility

Technology
Students will use computer technology to access, organize, and communicate information.
· Use word processing, e-mail and presentation software to effectively and professionally communicate information
· Create and manage workbooks using spreadsheet software
· Access and manipulate data using database software
· Use electronic resources to conduct research

Communication
Students will communicate effectively with others using a variety of contexts and formats.
· Use standard English spelling, mechanics, grammar, and structure
· Create written communication appropriate to the audience which clearly, concisely, and accurately expresses ideas and conveys needs
· Participate effectively in groups by demonstrating the ability to speak, listen, respond, and interpret
· Speak effectively, both formally and informally, in a variety of contexts
· Conduct, examine, interpret, and document research responsibly

Check out the 2012-13 General Education Assessment Review for information on how students are attaining learning outcomes.