General Education

What is General Education?

General education is the part of a college curriculum shared by all students seeking a degree. It provides broad exposure to multiple disciplines and forms the basis for developing important intellectual and civic capacities.

Why General Education?

For a job:

  • Business leaders and other employers tell BBCC that employees need to be able to work alongside others, to speak and write clearly, and to be able to reason quantitatively.
  • More and more Americans change jobs several times during their lifetime. General education skills carry over from one job to another and enable students to be more flexible as they navigate the changing world of work.

For life:

  • General education provides the skills students need to think through the pressing problems of today so they can be actors in their personal, national and international life, rather than victims. 
  • General education prepares students to enjoy the complex, multifaceted and changing world they live in-whether that’s through a musical concert or a magnificent rock formation.

All degrees offered at BBCC incorporate general education. The learning outcomes that describe our general education goals are designated as Institutional Outcomes because these three outcomes are found within every degree at BBCC. The Institutional

Outcomes are:

  • IO1 Communication
    Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.