2019-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

General Education

General Education is that part of our students’ education that goes beyond learning technical skills and allows students to become well-rounded, higher-functioning citizens of the world. As an institute of higher learning, we are committed to the inherent value of general education and know that critical thinking ability, communication skills, information literacy, math and problem solving skills and more, are crucial for our graduates’ success in their future technical careers. We also recognize that an associate’s degree or diploma at Mitchell Technical Institute must mean something more than job skills. Our students must become lifelong learners with the ability to adapt to a changing world and ever-increasing job expectations. To this end, general education learning outcomes that all MTI graduates should possess have been identified as follows:

MTI General Education Learning Outcomes

Mathematics
Students will understand and apply essential processes and analysis through performing computations and demonstrating knowledge and application of measurement, formulas, and problem-solving.

Arts and Humanities
Students will analyze diverse cultural complexities of varied human experiences through the studies of specific arts and humanities disciplines.

Technology
Students will use computer technology to access, organize and communicate information.

Communications
Students will write effectively and responsibly and will understand and interpret the written expressions of others, as well as communicate orally through listening and speaking.

Natural Sciences
Students will investigate the natural world through scientific processes, observations and inquiry.

Social Sciences
Students will apply human relationship skills to work successfully in a diverse society.

Student Success
Student success provides a foundation for a successful transition to higher education and the world of work.

Both diploma and Associate of Applied Science degree candidates at MTI are required to successfully complete general education courses as designated by the technical department.  Please see your advisor or the registrar for more details.

Preparatory Courses
Some students may be required, depending upon placement test scores, to complete a preparatory course in math or English before enrolling in degree-level courses.

Diploma Track

Students pursuing a diploma are required to complete a minimum of 7 credits in general education.

Communications Elective

3

Math Elective

3

SSS 100Student Success

1

AAS Degree

Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 16 credits in general education in six subject areas. Individual departments may require additional or specific credits. See program descriptions for options.

Communications (Minimum 3 credits required)

ENGL 101English Composition

3

ENGL 110Workplace Communications

3

Math (Minimum of 3 credits required)

MATH 104Technical Math

3

MATH 105Mathematical Reasoning

3

MATH 130Business Math

3

Computer Literacy

CIS 101Computer Concepts

3

CIS 105Introduction to Computers

3

CIS 107Spreadsheet Concepts

3

EC 138CCNA I: Intro to Networking

3

EC 167IT Essentials: PC Hrdwre & Softwre

3

Behavioral Science

COMM 210Interpersonal Communications

3

CHRD 130Human Development

3

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

Social Science

COMM 151Mass Media and Culture

3

CHRD 104Social Diversity

3

Natural Sciences

ML 240Microbiology

6

Student Success (1 credit required)

SSS 100Student Success

1

SSS 101Online Seminar I

1

SSS 200Career Readiness

1

ENGL 101: Transferable to SD public universities.

Preparatory Courses

Some students may be required, depending upon placement test scores, to complete a preparatory course in math or English before enrolling in degree-level courses.