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Great Falls College Montana State University

All graduates will engage in learning activities that enhance their professional and personal lives, as well as their communities. 

The College Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are statements of the general knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that all students at Great Falls College MSU should be able to demonstrate upon completion of their degree programs. The College Learning Outcomes (CLOs) support the college’s mission by encouraging high-quality learning activities within programs, enhancing the professional and personal lives of students. During their academic careers at Great Falls College MSU, students will engage in learning activities that demonstrate the following: 

Critical Thinking

Definition: Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, data, and events before accepting or formulating a conclusion.

Outcome: Students will think critically by evaluating information analytically, using ideas and data in creative and innovative ways.


Definition: Communication is the effective, active expression and exchange of ideas through listening, speaking, reading, writing, or other modes of verbal or non-verbal or artistic expression.  

Outcome: Students will communicate effectively, expressing ideas and information in the mode most appropriate to the audience and situation. 


Definition: Professionalism is the ability to demonstrate appropriate work-ethic behaviors through personal conduct and effective teamwork.

Outcome: Students will demonstrate professionalism in and out of the classroom, meeting current organizational or industry standards for conduct, appearance, and teamwork.