Degree graduates of PVCC are to demonstrate competency in the following General Education areas: oral and written communication, critical thinking, cultural and social understanding, information literacy, personal development, quantitative reasoning and scientific reasoning. Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual, Section 5, page 2, for a complete list of the VCCS General Education Outcomes.
Each term, graduating students are required to complete a Graduate Exit Survey and one or more "core competency" assessments in the above general education areas. Annual and 5-year aggregate results by program for the following assessments are available from IRPIE:
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
General Education outcomes in personal development and cultural and social understanding are assessed by the graduate exit survey.