General Education is defined at North Idaho College as a series of learning experiences that
provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for individuals
to function well in society. These learning experiences are designed for
all students, but for degree-seeking students in particular.
In pursuing a degree at NIC, the expected general education learning outcomes of the degree
programs are expressed through a framework of nine
"abilities." NIC believes these abilities will contribute to
the development of individuals who are active, productive, and
personally-fulfilled members of a highly diverse, ever-changing society.
The expected student learning outcomes for each ability are described below and are listed
under each degree requirement heading on the following pages.