College Competencies

Mayland Community College requires the successful completion of a general education component at the collegiate level that is a substantial component of each associate degree program. By providing a general education core that ensures a breadth of knowledge and is based on a coherent rational, MCC supports this educational access.

As part of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), all associate degrees awarded by MCC require a minimum of fifteen semester hours credit of general education, including at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. Each degree program requires a minimum of six semester hours of communication. Furthermore, all associate degree programs require the completion of a Humanities elective that is not a skills-based course, such as written and oral communication or introductory foreign language.

College Core Competencies

MCC provides a college experience that develops, broadens and strengthens the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for a lifetime of inquiry for our students. Graduates of MCC, regardless of program, should possess a common core of general education competencies that promotes success in the work place, facilitates the learning of technical skills, and eases the transition to further higher education. Achievement of these competencies should also serve to enhance the quality of life, create students success and result in responsible citizenship for all students. MCC has identified five general education competencies (defined as College Core Competencies).

  • Outcome 1: Demonstrate effective oral and written communications. Assessed in ENG 111.
  • Outcome 2: Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills. Assessed in PSY 150.
  • Outcome 3: Work cooperatively to achieve the needs of a group or team. Assessed in COM 231.
  • Outcome 4: Apply appropriate technology skills. Assessed in CIS 110.
  • Outcome 5: Use applicable mathematical skills. Assessed in MAT 143.