Moorpark College Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Through their experiences at Moorpark College, students will have expanded their:

  • ability to CREATE


  • Be aware of the diversity of human experience, the role of the natural environment and the relationship between the two.


  • Gather, evaluate, analyze and synthesize information.


  • Attend to and clearly express ideas in written, spoken, numerical and artistic forms.


  • Act purposefully in combining awareness, critical thinking, and communication skills with personal responsibility in order to originate, innovate or build upon ideas.
Institution Level Outcomes (ILOs) approved by Academic Senate in Fall 2011.


Moorpark College General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

(Approved by Academic Senate Spring 2011)

Natural Sciences

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the way that the sciences describe the universe and the nature of scientific inquiry (scientific paradigms and methods).
  • Students will formulate an appropriate hypothesis to explain provided and/or acquired observations.
  • Students will distinguish between relevant versus irrelevant evidence to evaluate a scientific question.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how theories and scientific findings  affect future research, as well as society.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, theories, methods and core concepts within the social or behavioral sciences.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of major problems and issues in their historical, contemporary, geographical contexts or future implications.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the contributions and perspectives of diversity among individuals and cultures.


  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of major concepts, themes, and imagery found in the arts and humanities and recognize the aesthetic qualities and processes that characterize works of the human intellect and imagination throughout time and across cultures.
  • Students will develop their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity through the study of the arts and humanities.
  • Students will critically analyze or produce cultural or artistic works with informed appreciation.

Language and Rationality

  • Students will produce writing that is focused on a thesis or central idea, and fully developed and supported, and that conforms to the conventions of standard written English.

Oral Communication or Analytical Thinking

  • Students will effectively research, develop, and orally present informative and persuasive messages that adapt to the unique demands of their audience and situation, or
  • Students will evaluate texts drawing inferences from evidence, distinguishing fact from opinion, and assessing reasoning, and effectively communicate their conclusions orally or in writing.

Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

  • Students will apply formal systems of reasoning in solving problems or analyzing arguments.
  • Students will express results or conclusions using a formal language.

Health / Physical Movement

  • Students, through appropriate physical activity and/or expression, will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and techniques for the restoration, maintenance and development of health, well being, and longevity.

Multicultural/Gender Studies

  • Students will analyze major social issues in a society as they vary by race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
  • Students will analyze how the contributions and perspectives within cultures vary by race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.


Student Learning Outcomes (Course and Program)

College Status Report on Student Learning Outcomes Implementation prepared for ACCJC 2012