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A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems

Faulty selected four learning outcomes to assess.

1.

Programming competency

2.

The ability to solve a business problem using mathematics and an advanced spreadsheet tool

3.

The ability to effectively use system design procedures to determine feasibility, design, implementation and maintenance of business systems

4.

The ability to effectively communicate with clients, resource people and colleagues

The division pilot survey included a question about programming control structure to support competency 1. Actual assessment of the additional competencies will be done in Spring 2003. Faculty are discussing the possibility of using existing assigned projects and common exam questions for this purpose. Direct measures will be applied in Spring 2003. A final decision has not been made on measurement tools but a capstone project or course has been discussed.

A.A.S. in Microcomputer Business Applications

Faculty selected competencies the supported the General Education goals. Students completing the AAS in Microcomputer Business Applications will be able to:

1.

Write a business communication, make an oral presentation utilizing computer technology and contribute to group projects

2.

Gather and analyze data to arrive at a solution to an office administration problem

3.

Accurately solve business/work based mathematical problems

4.

To utilize basic business application software and hardware proficiently

Direct measures will be applied in Spring 2003. A final decision has not been made on measurement tools.

A.A.S. in Welding

The competencies selected to assess for the welding degree support the institutions learning goals for General Education. Welding graduates will:

1.

Perform entry-level weldments

2.

Effectively communicate orally and in writing

3.

Be able to analyze welding applications and quantify the needed materials and equipment to perform a task

4.

Use computer technology and the Internet to communicate and obtain information related to their professional needs

5.

Complete American Welding Society Level I, II, III Welder Certification requirements.

Although formal assessment beyond column three is not complete, work is in progress. A database has been designed and created to capture and analyze test scores.  Welding students are being made aware of how the General Education goals and how attainment of them will empower welders. These learners are required to participate in an Internet based site to exchange messages and web links. They are also required to

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