Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

PLO Policies

Chabot defines a program as “an organized set of courses and/or services that lead to defined objectives in support of and advancement of student learning.” PLOs define the knowledge, skills, abilities, or attitudes gained by students upon completion of a specific degree or certificate. Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs) within specific program disciplines meet to discuss program prerequisites, requirements and transfer courses, as well as identifying community employment opportunities. These faculties led discussions may also include interdisciplinary considerations, as well as community stakeholder and current job opportunities. 

Program Learning Outcomes should represent the overall goals and expectations of program completion, as well as identifying pathways and potential for student success and overall achievement. Programs can be in Academic or Services Areas (see SAO policy). Examples of Academic programs include Health, Music, Astronomy, Math, Anthropology, Sociology, English, and more. For Academic programs, the following policies apply:

  1. A minimum of two Program Learning Outcomes are required by each Academic program.
  2. Key Student Learning Courses/Outcomes, or Capstone projects, should be identified and assessed to support assessment of Program Learning Outcomes. 
  3. Program Learning Outcomes should be assessed at least once every 5 years
  4. Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment results must be accessible in Curricunet.

Revised 3/2021


Current Outcomes

Fall 22-Spring 23


Fall 2022 PLO Assessment Completion Report

HISTORICAL_PLO Assessment Completion Report