CRITICAL CORE

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Central Piedmont Community College recognizes that higher education must provide students with the critical core skills and knowledge required for academic, professional and personal success. In addition to the competencies acquired within and reflective of specific degree programs, a global economy and a richly diverse community requires that individuals achieve proficiency in:

  • CRITICAL THINKING
  • (WRITTEN/ORAL) COMMUNICATION
  • PERSONAL GROWTH & CULTURAL LITERACY
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & QUANTITATIVE LITERACY


The CRITICAL CORE refers to an articulated pathway between general education requirements and program-specific courses that ensures exposure to and opportunity to attain proficiency in the CRITICAL CORE competency areas of Critical Thinking, Communication, Personal Growth and Cultural Literacy, and Information Technology and Quantitative Literacy.