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Report on Assessment Activity for the Calendar Year 2002

The Division of Human Services prepares students for careers that promote and support the health and well being of families, individuals, and communities throughout the lifespan.  Of the 19 programs (7 degrees and 12 certificates) offered by the division, 7 (three degrees and four certificates) completed assessment cycles in 2002.

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic- A.A.S  and Certificate

PURPOSE:

AWC Paramedic graduates (certificate and degree) will demonstrate expertise as beginning paramedics with enhanced promotion capability.

AAS graduates will demonstrate competency in communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and technological applications.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND EVIDENCE OF ATTAINMENT:

1.

Students will pass the required state and national exam series (NREMT Advanced Level written and practical exam series) demonstrating the requisite written and practical skills.

Ten students completed the Paramedic class.  Assessment results show that 100% (7/7)  of  the students who took the exam series passed in 3 allowable attempts. Of the 10 who completed the class, 2 have not yet tested nationally, and 1 received an incomplete.

2.

100% of students (degree or certificate) will secure employment as paramedics or obtain promotion within the selected agency provider within 6 months.

100% of students secured employment.

3.

100% (7/7) of those who passed the NREMT test are employed.

An additional 6 students finished their General Studies courses which resulted in the AAS degree being awarded in 2002.  100% (6/6) are employed and have received promotions.  

CHANGES BEING MADE AS A RESULT OF ASSESSMENT:

Continue working with agency providers and certifying agencies to ensure programs are meeting needs of the community.  

Continue working on data gathering to ensure follow-up of successful graduates

A.A.S. in Fire Science

This program has been deleted.  No classes were offered in 2002.  A new program based on national curriculum is being implemented in 2003.

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