Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies

FY 2013 Enrollment: 639; Graduates: 196

Program Learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the subject areas in mathematics and/or natural sciences.
  3. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences.
  4. Demonstrate a comprehension of cultural diversity, human behavior, and the relationship between technology and society.
  5. Demonstrate the application of technology in the area of focus.

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 290 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.

Level of Achievement

Highly Achieved:

  1. 85% or more of TECH 290 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:

  1. 70% to 84% of TECH 290 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 4 to 4.99 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 4 to 4.99 on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Needs Improvement:

  1. Less than 70% of TECH 290 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 less than 4 on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  3. >li>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 less than 4 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. 94% (75/80)-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 290 final learning statement for PO1
  2. 5.44 (n=30)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO1 - Highly Achieved
  3. 5.00 (n=10)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO1-Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 2 - Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the subject areas in mathematics and/or natural sciences.

  1. 97% (74/76)-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 290 final learning statement for PO2 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.44 (n=30)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO2 - Highly Achieved
  3. 5.57 (n=10)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO2 -Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 3 - Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences.

  1. 97% (74/76)-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 290 final learning statement for PO3 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.17 (n=30)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO3 - Highly Achieved
  3. 5.57 (n=10)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO3

Program Outcome 4 - Demonstrate a comprehension of cultural diversity, human behavior, and the relationship between business and society.

  1. 100% (73/73)-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 290 final learning statement for PO4 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.27 (n=30)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO4 - Highly Achieved
  3. 5.43 (n=10)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO4

Program Outcome 5 - Demonstrate the application of technology in the area of focus.

  1. 100% (72/72)-Percent of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 290 final learning statement for PO5 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.27 (n=30)-Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO5 - Highly Achieved
  3. 5.57(n=10)-One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO5 -Highly Achieved

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