Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

Mount Wachusett Community College has identified five Institutional Student Learning Outcomes that define the skills that students will be able to demonstrate upon graduation from MWCC. Students will accomplish these outcomes through completing coursework and co-curricular activities on campus and in the community. Through their Program of Study, students will acquire subject matter knowledge in their field that aligns with their Program Student Learning Outcomes.

Upon graduation from Mount Wachusett Community College, students will be able to:

  1. ANALYZE information to formulate ideas and to solve problems.
    • Represent and interpret numbers or words in a variety of contexts;
    • Identify a problem and describe the process of solving it using critical thinking skills;
    • Analyze and interpret a theory or idea using sound supporting evidence;
    • Evaluate the strength and validity of proposed solutions.
  2. COMMUNICATE information, ideas and opinions effectively for a range of purposes and audiences.
    • Comprehend and interpret various types of written and visual communication;
    • Formulate ideas and opinions supported by organized appropriate content;
    • Demonstrate active listening strategies in academic and/or professional settings;
    • Write and speak fluently to communicate in English.
  3. CREATE original work that demonstrates knowledge of their field.
    • Articulate the way creative works reflect the values of the societies that produced them;
    • Analyze creative works from a variety of cultures and perspectives;
    • Apply creative thinking skills to identify and solve problems;
    • Produce work that reflects originality and innovation.
  4. ENGAGE within local, national, and global communities.
    • Identify their personal and cultural beliefs and how they relate to the larger world;
    • Identify ethical principles and how these principles apply to their fields of study;
    • Conduct themselves professionally with people from all backgrounds;
    • Participate as responsible global citizens and engaged members of society.
  5. RESEARCH ideas and examine them using current knowledge.
    • Identify information needs for a specific purpose;
    • Access information effectively, efficiently and ethically;
    • Use information effectively and ethically to accomplish a specific purpose;
    • Evaluate information and its sources critically for accuracy, authenticity, and bias.

For assessment related questions, please contact the Division of Academic Affairs at 978-630-9280 or via email at