General Education at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences contributes to the development of the whole person by promoting knowledge integration, thus enabling students to discover connections between different disciplines and real-life applications.


Students will develop the following four core competencies through a combination of appropriate general education coursework as well as through direct instruction and reinforcing projects and experiences within their program coursework.

Core Competencies

  • Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively with an intended audience across a variety of formats.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to apply concepts and information to solve problems or make real-world decisions.
  • Culture and Diversity: Students will be able to recognize the impact of personal worldview on interactions with people of different cultures or different perspectives.
  • Collaboration: Students will be able to collaborate with others to reach common goals.