May 29, 2024  
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025 
  
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025

Marketable Skills


What are Marketable Skills?

Often referred to as employability skills or transferable skills, marketable skills include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are

  • primary or complementary to a major
  • intended to help students market themselves to employers

Marketable Skills are essential for Dallas College students because

  • They are the skills that enable students to find a job.
  • They fulfill the third goal of 60x30Texas: “By 2030, all graduates from Texas public institutions of higher education will have completed programs with identified marketable skills.”
  • They are skills that students often have trouble extrapolating from their coursework.

Dallas College Marketable Skills are interwoven in the Core Objectives

Students learn and practice marketable skills as they accomplish the Core Objectives. Therefore, students should understand that as they progress through the Core, their courses are offering them opportunities to refine the following skills:

Critical
Thinking
Communication Teamwork Personal
Responsibility
Social
Responsibility
Empirical
Quantitative
Analyze Issues Clearly and
effectively
articulate
complex
issues/ideas in
written form
Accept
responsibility
for role of a
team/Fulfill
team
expectations
Accept
responsibility
Demonstrate
awareness of
community
issues
Communicate
results using
tables, charts,
graphs
Anticipate
problems,
solutions, and
consequences
Clearly and
effectively
articulate ideas
orally
Foster
collaboration
with
colleagues;
manage
group
conflicts
Demonstrate
ethical
behavior
Demonstrate
awareness of
global issues
Contextualize
numeric
information/data
Apply
knowledge to
make decisions
Facilitate
discussion
Make
collaborative
decisions
Exhibit Time
Management
Demonstrate
empathy
Demonstrate
logical thinking
Detect
patterns/themes/
underlying
principles
Summarize
information
Provide
and/or
receive
useful
feedback
Learn and
grow from
mistakes
Develop civic
responsibility
Design an
experiment or
model
Gather proper
resources and
information to
conduct
research
Use active
listening and
interviewing
skills
Welcome
diverse
viewpoints
Show attention
to detail
Learn from
diverse
cultures, races,
genders,
religions, etc.
Draw
inferences from
data, use data
to formulate
conclusions
Interpret data
and synthesize
information
use proper
technical writing
skills
  Show respect
for others
Understand
cultural norms
Use appropriate
calculations to
solve problems