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General Education Goals 

As an institution committed to offering its students the strongest possible post-secondary education, CVCC upholds general education as an integral part of the education of all its students, regardless of their ultimate professional objectives. Accordingly, the College will create a learning environment that encourages the student body to benefit from the experiences inherent in general education.
General education is that portion of the collegiate experience that addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values characteristic of educated persons. It is unbounded by disciplines and honors the connections among bodies of knowledge. Virginia Community College System (VCCS) degree graduates will demonstrate competency in the following general education areas:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural and Social Understanding
  • Information Literacy
  • Personal Development
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Reasoning
The associate degree programs within the VCCS support a collegiate experience that focuses on the above definition and attendant areas.