Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are specific and measurable statements that describe what the students will be able to do as a result of their learning and development within a course, program, service, or activity. At TCC, we distinguish three levels of Student Learning Outcomes: Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), and Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs).
Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) express a shared, college-wide articulation of expectations for all degree and certificate recipients. The ILOs represent a profile of our students at completion of their credential, and as such, also represent a promise to our students, their families, and our community.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are measurable, student-centered statements that outline the expectations for all graduates of a particular credential program.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are measurable, student-centered statements that define what students should know, feel, and/or be able to do by the end of a course.