Associate in Technology

Program Learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Apply observation and measurement skills to develop quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena.
  3. Apply algebra, trigonometry, and higher order mathematics to solve technology related problems.
  4. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences.
  5. Demonstrate a comprehension of diverse cultural heritage, interpersonal relationships, the relationship between technology and society, and personal values to make intelligent and discerning judgments.
  6. Demonstrate a proficiency in computer applications used in technology areas.

Assessment Methodology

The achievement of program outcomes is assessed through various measures. Specifically, three metrics are used to measure the achievement of program outcomes:

Metric 1*: The percentage of the TECH 295 students who receives a grade of 2 (out of 3) or higher on the learning statements and supporting evidence for the designate program outcome.

Metric 2: The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the exit survey).

Metric 3 (Reference): The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the one-year survey). It is noted, as stated in the assessment plan, the results of the one year post-graduation survey is used as a reference to provide a longitudinal perspective on students' attainment of program outcomes.

* TECH 295 premiered in January 2013. There is no valid data in this evaluation period due to low number of enrollments.

Level of Achievement

Highly Achieved:

  1. 85% or more of TECH 295 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
  2. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  3. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Meets Standard:

  • 70% to 84% of TECH 295 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
  • From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  • From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  • Needs Improvement:

    1. Less than 70% of TECH 295 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
    2. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
    3. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

    Program Outcome Achievement Results

    Data Range: May 2012 Term to March 2013 Term

    Program Outcome 1: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO1
    2. 5.17 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO1 - Highly Achieved
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO1

    Program Outcome 2 - Apply observation and measurement skills to develop quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO2
    2. 5.17 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO2 - Highly Achieved
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO2

    Program Outcome 3 - Apply algebra, trigonometry, and higher order mathematics to solve technology related problems.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO3
    2. 4.67 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO3 – Meets Standard
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO3

    Program Outcome 4 - Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO4
    2. 5.33 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO4 - Highly Achieved
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO4

    Program Outcome 5 - Demonstrate a comprehension of diverse cultural heritage, interpersonal relationships, the relationship between technology and society, and personal values to make intelligent and discerning judgments.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO5
    2. 5.00 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO5 - Highly Achieved
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO5

    Program Outcome 6 - Demonstrate a proficiency in computer applications used in technology areas.

    1. NA-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 295 final learning statement for PO6
    2. 5.83 (6)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO6 - Highly Achieved
    3. NA (3)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO6

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