PVC SLOs

Course SLOs
Agriculture
AGR 080 - Pesticide Safety

SLO #1
Upon course completion, the student will be able to apply the acquired skills and knowledge gained through the course objectives to real-life situations in an agricultural setting.

AGR 120 - Soil Science

SLO #1
Identify soil crop compatibility via research and reporting information.

SLO #2
Conduct lab analysis using prescribed protocols on known samples to derive accurate and repeatable results that are reported in a useful format.

SLO #3
Develop an accurate and useful recommendation for soil application or amendment for desired crop production within a reasonable soil/crop interaction.

AGR 140 - Principles of Plant Science

SLO #1
Analyze basic needs of plant crops found in California and major crop producing states in the U.S.

SLO #2
Accurately explain a crop rotation program and the benefits that are derived from that system.

SLO #3
Identify and describe the major crop commodities grown in California, planting and harvesting techniques, and basic pest avoidance for those crops.

AGR 170 - Principles of Entomology

SLO #1
Identify, link, and report common pests to crops, and types of damage.

SLO #2
Prepare mounted specimens and label according to discipline protocol.

SLO #3
Analyze interrelations between host crop, pest insect, and beneficial insects.

Alcohol/Drug Studies
ADS 108 - Codependency and Family Systems

SLO #1
Identify and label effects of alcohol/drug dependency on the family unit.

SLO #2
Assess and interpret dynamics of early intervention process and techniques.

SLO #3
Describe interpersonal skills, counseling techniques applicable to family system.

ADS 109 - Substance Abuse in Special Populations

SLO #1
Recognize major elements of multicultural counseling and therapy.

SLO #2
Demonstrate ability to recognize verbal, behavioral and affective issues associated with different cultures relevant to substance abuse counseling.

SLO #3
Demonstrate ability to utilize multicultural counseling techniques in training and practice.

Anthropology
Ant 101 - Cultural Anthropology

SLO #1
Summarize the major theories, concepts, terminologies, and approaches to anthropology

SLO #2
Apply the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism to modern problems

SLO #3
Demonstrate a knowledge of human diversity and cultural interactions and a commitment to honoring that diversity

Automotive Technology
AUT 90 - Automotive Fabrication and Set Up

SLO #1
Perform all safety improvements to a vehicle to obtain legal approval to enter the vehicle in a sanctioned race.

SLO #2
Adjust the suspension to optimize performance gains for stock car racing.

AUT 091 - Automotive Racing Fabrication

SLO #1
Build a legal roll cage.

SLO #2
Explain factory stock rules and regulations.

AUT 092 - Automotive Driving Techniques and Awareness

SLO #1
Pass the I-10 Speedway rules and regulations safety test with a score of 100%.

SLO #2
Tech cars for legal factory stock status.

AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

SLO #1
Demonstrate safe use of tools in a safe manner.

SLO #2
Demonstrate removal and replacement of mechanical parts, hoses, and fan belts.

AUT 101 - Basic Technician Skills

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of tools in a safe manner.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the removal and replacement of tires.

AUT 102 - Engine Analysis/Tune-up

SLO #1
Demonstrate proper use of basic electronic test equipment.

SLO #2
Demonstrate repairs to fuel and electrical systems.

AUT 103 - Suspension, Steering and Alignment

SLO #1
Identify the components of McPherson strut system.

SLO #2
Identify the three basic types of rear suspension.

AUT 108 - Engine Performance, Heating, and Air Conditioning

SLO #1
The student will be able to demonstrate automotive safety practices by completing a safety exam, homework assignments, or discussions directly relating to Automotive Shop Safety with 100% proficiency.

SLO #2
Describe theory and operation of the eight-step diagnostic procedure.

AUT 109 - Brakes, Suspension, Steering, Drive Trains and Transmissions

SLO #1
The student will be able to demonstrate automotive safety practices by completing a safety exam, homework assignments, or discussions directly relating to Automotive Shop Safety with 100% proficiency.

SLO #2
Describe theory and operation of Automotive Transmission Systems.

AUT 110 - Brake Systems

SLO #1
Explain how disc and drum brakes work.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of basic specialized hand tools for brake repairs.

AUT 111 - Automotive Electrical Systems

SLO #1
Perform vehicle charging system test.

SLO #2
Perform minor repairs to automotive electrical systems.

AUT 200 - Engine Diagnosis/Overhaul

SLO #1
Perform basic diagnosing procedures to determine the condition of the engine.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of basic specialized hand tools for engine rebuild.

Biology
BIO 100 - Introduction to Biology

SLO #1
Explain the basic differences between phototropism and hydrotropism.

SLO #2
Describe the theory of on the origin of species by means of natural selection.

SLO #3
Explain and be able to discuss why cells are the basic units and structures of life.

Building Construction Technology
BCT 100 - Introduction to Building Trades

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated with hand and power tools and pass the exam with a grade of 100%

SLO #2
Correctly wire photovoltaic modules to generate power.

SLO #3
Demonstrate how to wire a three-way switch, receptacle and singe pole switch.

SLO #4
Construct a wall and roof structure using current building codes.

BCT 110 - Blueprint Reading

SLO #1
Calculate the quantity of concrete required from the foundation plan.

SLO #2
Utilize the tools and equipment required in the interpretation of construction drawings.

SLO #3
Build a bill of material from the framing plan, roofing plan and mechanical plan.

SLO #4
Calculate the cost of the lumber required for the project.

BCT 112 - Basic Electricity

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated in the electrical trade and pass the safety exam with a grade of 100%.

SLO #2
Bend and install electrical conduit with minimal waste.

SLO #3
Install conductors for rough-in using proper sized conductors.

SLO #4
Wire Photovoltaic modules to generate power.

SLO #5
Correctly use a multimeter to troubleshoot ground faults.

BCT 113 - Basic Plumbing

SLO #1
The student will identify and describe the tools used in the plumbing trade.

SLO #2
Demonstrate job site safety and understand OSHA regulations.

SLO #3
Demonstrate how to set the different fixtures in your home.

BCT 116 - Basic House Wiring Theory

SLO #1
The student will be able to demonstrate electrical safety practices as prescribed in the National Electric Code by completing a safety exam, homework assignments, or discussions directly related to electrical worksite safety.

SLO #2
The student will be able to identify tools and hardware associated with the electrical trade.

SLO #3
The student will be able to describe theory and operation of a residential electrical installation.

BCT 116 - Basic House Wiring Theory

SLO #1
The student will be able to demonstrate electrical safety practices as prescribed in the National Electric Code by completing a safety exam, homework assignments, or discussions directly related to electrical worksite safety.

SLO #2
The student will be able to identify tools and hardware associated with the electrical trade.

SLO #3
The student will be able to describe theory and operation of a residential electrical installation.

BCT 117 - Residential Plumbing Theory

SLO #1
The student will be able to demonstrate plumbing safety practices as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

SLO #2
The student will be able to identify the plumbing basics and tools associated with the plumbing trade.

SLO #3
The student will be able to describe theory and operation of a residential plumbing installation.

Business
BUS 103 - Personal Finance

SLO #1
Describe strategies to make informed budgeting and debt reduction decisions.

SLO #2
Describe how to cost-effectively acquire big-ticket items (home, automobiles, and education)

SLO #3
Describe how to use all the services of financial institutions to best advantage.

BUS 135 - Business Law

SLO #1
Trace the development of the American legal system.

SLO #2
Recognize the role of business ethics and social responsibility and how they affect the legal environment of business.

SLO #3
Analyze and resolve case situations as they pertain to the business environment.

Child Development
CHD 101 - Child Growth and Development (formerly CHD 201)

SLO #1
Analyze major developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies.

SLO #2
Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages.

CHD 102 - Child, Family and Community

SLO #1
Analyze theories of socialization that address the interrelationship of child, family and community.

SLO #2
Demonstrate knowledge about the child as developing within a system and influenced by numerous factors of socialization.

CHD 103 - Introduction to Curriculum (formerly CHD 140)

SLO #1
Explain verbally and in writing, the sequence of play as central to development and learning for young children.

SLO #2
Apply understanding of children’s learning and development to design and evaluate age appropriate foundational curriculum in areas such as: language & literacy; physical/motor mastery; creativity and the arts; mathematics and science.

CHD 104 - Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (formerly CHD 210)

SLO #1
Develop and articulate a professional philosophy.

SLO #2
List different program types, delivery systems, and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.

CHD 105 - Observation and Assessment

SLO #1
Compare and analyze historic and currently recognized current state and widely-used assessment tools and processes.

SLO #2
Assess the value of partnerships with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.

CHD 106 - Health, Safety and Nutrition

SLO #1
Analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship between healthy development and nutrition.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast various health assessment tools and policies.

CHD 107 - Teaching in a Diverse Society

SLO #1
Analyze various aspects of children’s experience as members of families targeted by social bias considering the significant role of education in reinforcing or contradicting such experiences.

SLO #2
Evaluate the impact of personal experiences and social identity on teaching effectiveness.

CHD 108 - Practicum-Field Experience (formerly CHD 240)

SLO #1
Develop the persona of a professional educator.

SLO #2
Integrate understandings of children’s development and needs to develop and maintain healthy, safe, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all children.

CHD 130 - Art for Early Childhood

SLO #1
Evaluate children's artistic development.

SLO #2
Create art curriculum for young children based on child development theories, aesthetics, sensory stimulation and the basic elements of art.

CHD 131 - Music for Early Childhood

SLO #1
Develop a file and repertoire of songs and movements for young children

SLO #2
Develop curriculum plans that utilize principles of language development, children's literature, child development and are networked throughout the child's experience

CHD 135 - Literature for Early Childhood

SLO #1
Create a portfolio of materials for use with children

SLO #2
Describe the developmental events occurring in emergent literacy skills

CHD 145 - Child Abuse and Neglect

SLO #1
Contrast symptoms of the various types of child abuse and neglect.

SLO #2
Explian various factors that place a child at risk of abuse or neglect.

CHD 150 - Infants and Toddlers

SLO #1
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of child growth and development as related to the infant and toddler including atypical development.

SLO #2
List and explain the local and state legal requirements of infant-toddler programs.

CHD 205 - Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting

SLO #1
Analyze the mentoring roles and responsibilities of supervisors (i.e. master teachers and administrators) and of mentees (i.e. new teachers and student teachers, and instructional aides).

SLO #2
Compare and contrast theories of adult development and apply them to the supervising process.

SLO #3
Evaluate early childhood classroom environments for developmentally appropriate teaching practices.

CHD 215 - Supervision and Administration of Childhood Development Program I

SLO #1
Create an organizational structure

SLO #2
Describe being alert to health and safety requirements

CHD 220 - Infant and Toddler Development

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of biological and environmental factors that influence pre-conception and prenatal health and development.

SLO #2
Connect observed behaviors of children birth to 36 months to developmental concepts and theories in the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains.

SLO #3
Analyze the multiple contextual influences on infant and toddler development including diverse family practices and environment.

CHD 227 - Parenting Principles and Communications

SLO #1
Demonstrate positive communication or alternatives to yelling and hitting.

SLO #2
Apply the RIC Principle and Zink Money System.

CHD 260 - Digital Learning in the Preschool Classroom

SLO #1
Utilize the tools and techniques of TeachSmart software to navigate Home Page and Teacher Features.

SLO #2
Integrate content into current classroom environments and curricula.

CHD 290 - Selected Studies in Child Development

SLO #1
The student will possess a clear understanding of a specified body of knowledge, as well as the ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills. Specific SLO’s will be submitted along with the syllabus to the VP of Instruction when the course is offered.

Chemistry
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry

SLO #1
Analyze, identify, compare and evaluate the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures.

SLO #2
Draw the Lewis Structure and determine the shape and polarity distribution for a simple compound based on its formula.

SLO #3
Identify acids and bases, acidic and basic solutions and calculate pH.

Computer Information Systems
CIS 101 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems

SLO #1
Compare and Contrast two operating systems [Windows, Ubuntu, Apple, Mobile,...]

SLO #2
Identify software options for the construction of a successful small-business infrastructure.

SLO #3
Identify computer related career opportunities and relevant information such as education needed, conditions of work, related careers, job outlook, and average pay.

CIS 123 - Web Page Design Using HTML

SLO #1
Create a Web Page that includes a narrative text and applies styles using inline styles.

SLO #2
Build a Web Page Form that includes a text box.

SLO #3
Construct a Web Page Form that includes a selection list.

CIS 124 - Web Page Design Tools

SLO #1
Create a Web Page that includes a graphic element and applies styles using inline styles

SLO #2
Build a Web Page that includes a Web Page Title

SLO #3
Construct a Web Page that includes working hyperlinks and applies styles using inline styles

CIS 248 - Systems Analysis and Design

SLO #1
Identify and compare the functions and requirements of the five phases of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

SLO #2
Build a context diagram based on a problem/case scenario.

SLO #3
Model attributes in an ER diagram based on a problem/case scenario.

CIS 260 - Desktop Publishing

SLO #1
Create a desktop publication that utilizes vector image production.

SLO #2
Utilize appropriate desktop publishing tools to create a desktop publication with text and gradients.

SLO #3
Construct a desktop publication ready for print.

CIS 265 - Adobe Photoshop

SLO #1
Create a graphic design document that utilizes raster image production.

SLO #2
Utilize appropriate graphic design tools to create a document for print.

SLO #3
Construct a portfolio of digitally completed documents for employment resume.

Criminal Justice
CRJ 130 - Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse

SLO #1
Analyze the different symptoms a person displays when under the influence of the different types of drugs, e.g., barbiturates.

SLO #2
Describe the long-term effects of legal and illegal drugs.

CRJ 135 - Spanish For Emergency Services Personnel

SLO #1
Demonstrate comprehension of written and oral passages that include biographical information.

SLO #2
Students will formulate emergency/high risk commands from memory in Spanish.

SLO #3
Students will identify and analyze trends and issues related to cultural diversity.

CRJ 155 - Crime Scene Investigation

SLO #1
Break down the basic types of presented evidence, including direct, circumstantial, physical, scientific and trace evidence.

SLO #2
Collect and process evidence from a crime scene.

Economics
ECO 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

SLO #1
Understand how governments apply fiscal and monetary policy options to achieve desirable domestic economic goals and analyze the effect of those decisions on the global community.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast the global consequences of various nations' policies to control business fluctuations, inflation, and unemployment.

SLO #3
Understand how national income and gross domestic product are measured and interpreted.

English
ENG 096 - Writing Improving II

SLO #1
Demonstrate, through practice, an understanding of Standard English usage.

SLO #2
Write coherent and focused texts that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. The writing demonstrates students’ awareness of the audience and purpose and progression through the stages of the writing process.

SLO #3
Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.

ENG 101 - Reading and Composition

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of the proper methods for conceptualizing, researching, drafting and finishing a college-level essay.

SLO #2
Demonstrate proficiency in the wide range of writing methods encountered by the college student.

SLO #3
Demonstrate a college-level mastery of sentence mechanics, grammatical structures, and essay organization.

ENG 102 - Composition and Introduction to Literature

SLO #1
Identify and discuss knowledgeably fundamental issues in literature, its criticism, its culture, and its history.

SLO #2
Connect analyses of literature as art, as an intellectual artifact, as a cultural and historical phenomenon, to the understanding of other texts, interpretations and arguments in the humanities at large.

SLO #3
Distinguish basic issues defining literary production and the place of literature in modern culture.

ENG 103 - Critical Thinking and English Composition

SLO #1
Identify and illustrate the thesis, main idea, or unifying theme in a given example of college-level discourse.

SLO #2
Identify, summarize and critique primary fallacies, rhetorical modes, and research errors in a given text.

SLO #3
Invent, develop, research, draft, rewrite and successfully finish a college-level research paper of no less than ten pages in length.

ENG 122 - World Literature

SLO #1
Interpret the meanings of specific literary passages and explain the relationship of the passage to the whole work.

SLO #2
Recognize and discuss the psychological, cultural, religious, economic, and political forces that influence particular works.

SLO #3
Identify and trace the occurrence of major themes found in literature of various times, cultural milieu, and political settings.

ENG 125 - Introduction to Film

SLO #1
Apply the techniques of literary analysis to the study of film.

SLO #2
Explain how a film communicates meaning through various cinematic, cultural and genre codes.

SLO #3
Evaluate works of cinematic art from a variety of perspectives.

ENG 140 - Survey of American Literature II

SLO #1
Name, describe and interpret, both orally and in writing, major works by leading writers of American Literature from the late 19th century period to the present.

SLO #2
Name, describe and interpret, both orally and in writing, representative works that reflect the growing diversity of American Literature in the 20th century to the present.

SLO #3
Recognize, describe and illustrate by examples, both orally and in writing, how diverse cultural, social, political and religious movements in America from the late 19th century to the present have been reflected in key literary works and how related issues and ideas have been handled by various American writers.

English as a Second Language
ESL 080 - Beginning Language I

SLO #1
Demonstrate the ability to classify the following parts of speech: nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs of frequency, and prepositions.

SLO #2
Demonstrate skill in spoken English in expressing short sentences using nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in the correct word order.

SLO #3
Demonstrate competency in creating affirmative and negative statements, yes/no questions, and "wh-questions" with the verb “be” and other verbs in the simple present, present progressive, and future (be going to), and the ability to do the same in the simple past; demonstrate competency in using the affirmative and negative imperative forms.

ESL 081 - Beginning Language II

SLO #1
Demonstrate the ability to orally express statements and questions using a variety of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, with a vocabulary of 25 words.

SLO #2
Write sentences demonstrating competency in nouns, verbs and verb tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions, with correct capitalization and ending punctuation (period, question mark, and exclamation point).

SLO #3
Demonstrate competency in using, recognizing, and producing 5 verb + gerund combinations, 5 verb+ infinitive combinations and with 5 +infinitive or gerund combinations.

French
FRE 101 - Elementary French I

SLO #1
Identify sound and meaning in French by answering questions at an introductory level orally and in writing.

SLO #2
Describe basic life situations by using French grammatical structures and vocabulary.

SLO #3
Demonstrate in French comprehension of written work by answering questions about content and by expressing an opinion in basic terms, orally and in writing.

SLO #4
Demonstrate auditory comprehension in French by taking dictation and completing exercises in the workbook.

Fire Science Technology
FST 080 - Firefighter Basic Skills

SLO #1
Safely and efficiently implement the appropriate methods to fight structure and wildland fires every time.

SLO #2
Safely and efficiently use the appropriate equipment to fight structure fires and wildland fires every time.

SLO #3
Safely and efficiently perform at emergency scenes and provide basic and advanced life support skills.

SLO #4
Maintain certification for EMT -1 and EMT-P.

SLO #5
Perform search and rescue operations in various situations involving structural collapse, search canine teams, and coordinate with federal Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams.

SLO #6
Maintain skills, information, and knowledge relevant to position.

FST 086 - Explorer Academy

SLO #1
The Fire Explorer will be able to describe the organization of the department and the rules and regulations governing the department.

SLO #2
The Fire Explorer will be able to describe and demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment used in the department.

FST 090 - Pre-Service Academy

SLO #1
The Fire Cadet will be able to describe the organization of the department and the rules and regulations governing the department.

SLO #2
The Fire Cadet will be able to describe and demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment used in the department.

FST 102 - Introduction to Fire Science

SLO #1
Recite to the instructor the various fields, both public and private, available to a fire science graduate

SLO #2
Describe for the instructor the conduct and demeanor expected of a professional firefighter or allied professional

FST 103 - Fire Investigation I

SLO #1
The student will successfully pass the State Fire Marshal written exam related to Fire Investigation 1A.

FST 106 - Auto Extrication

SLO #1
Successfully perform a rescue using appropriate auto extrication tools in a simulated exercise.

FST 107 - Driver/Operator: Aerial/Truck Operations

SLO #1
Must achieve a score of at least an 80% on exam testing on driving and practical exercises

FST 110 - River and Flood Water Rescue

SLO #1
Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in conducting water rescues.

FST 112 - Personal Water Craft Rescue

SLO #1
Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in personal water craft rescue through simulated rescue exercises.

FST 115 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Operations

SLO #1
Demonstrate appropriate skills to earn Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator I certification.

FST 116 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B Pump Operations

SLO #1
Demonstrate appropriate skills to earn Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator I certification.

FST 119 - Fire Control 6 Wildland Firefighting Essentials

SLO #1
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Plan and their responsibilities participating in a strike team.

SLO #2
Students will apply major principles of strategy and tactics in wildland firefighting operations.

FST 120 - Firefighter Survival

SLO #1
Demonstrate hands-on skill in operating self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and demonstrate knowledge and techniques for air awareness and SCBA air emergencies.

SLO #2
Demonstrate techniques for developing fire fighter survival attitude.

SLO #3
Identify personal equipment that fire fighters should carry in their possession for self-preparedness measures.

FST 121 - First Receiver Operations and Decontamination for Healthcare

SLO #1
Participants will be able to achieve all of the course objectives through completion of a state certified exam meeting listed performance standards.

SLO #2
Participate in a simulated Haz Mat exercise/event, requiring participants to explain safe and proper First Receiver "Operations" actions, per exercise objectives.

SLO #3
Demonstrate proper use of North American Emergency Response Guidebook during a Haz Mat exercise.

FST 124 - Fire Control 3A: Structural Firefighting in Acquired Structures

SLO #1
Demonstrate required skill in structural firefighting

FST 129 - River and Flood Water Rescue

SLO #1
Student must demonstrate an understanding of vertical rescue.

SLO #2
Student must demonstrate an understanding of water crossing techniques.

SLO #3
Student must demonstrate proficiency in rescue simulations.

FST 180 - Instructional Techniques, Instructor 1C, Part 3

SLO #1
Evaluate instruction resources, teaching methodologies and evaluation instruments

SLO #2
Construct and evaluate student learning outcomes utilized in lesson planning and curriculum development

SLO #3
Develop written lesson plans with detail and accuracy

SLO #4
Communicate verbally and with clarity, and engage in active listening with other students and student audience

FST 241 - Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin and Cause Determination

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of fire investigative practices and responsibilities associated with fire origin and cause.

SLO #2
Receive State Fire Training Certification as a Fire Investigator I

FST 242 - Fire Investigation 1B: Techniques of Fire Investigation

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence.

SLO #2
Receive State Fire Training Certification as a Fire Investigator I

FST 243 - Fire Investigation 2A: Criminal and Legal Procedures

SLO #1
Organize case investigations utilizing proper case reports, court exhibits, and testimony.

SLO #2
Analyze the elements necessary for the ignition and the sustained combustion of fuel and heat in a practical situation.

SLO #3
Receive State Fire Training Certification as a Fire Investigator II

FST 244 - Fire Investigation 2B: Field Case Studies

SLO #1
Demonstrate skills in conducting a fire scene investigation

SLO #2
Demonstrate effective interviewing and interrogation techniques.

SLO #3
Receive State Fire Training Certification as a Fire Investigator II

Geology
GEL 101 - Physical Geology

SLO #1
Identify, classify, and describe minerals and rocks based on physical properties and textures.

SLO #2
Recognize and evaluate geological hazards.

SLO #3
Relate geologic concepts (e.g. stratigraphic principles, relative dating relationships) to observations made on field trips.

GEL 103 - Environmental Geology

SLO #1
Identify the origin and significance of past geologic events affecting the population of California.

SLO #2
Identify the major economic mineral resources in California and their distribution throughout the state.

SLO #3
Identify the geologic factors involved in the growing issue of contamination and pollution.

GEL 110 - California Geology

SLO #1
Identify and classify common minerals, rocks, and fossils found in California.

SLO #2
Evaluate the potential for various geologic hazards within the state of California and discuss why these hazards occur in certain locations.

SLO #3
Discuss the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface water sources in each of the state’s geomorphic provinces and explain how humans have adversely impacted these sources.

Geography
GEO 104 - Cultural Geography

SLO #1
Distinguish between political geography and geopolitics, citing examples of each approach to the examination of the role of power, who has it, and how it is used.

SLO #2
Distinguish among Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary levels of economic activities; variations in their manifestations in developed and technologically less developed countries; and understand the geographic implications of their distribution.

SLO #3
Be able to distinguish natural resources, their general distribution, and attitudes toward their conservations.

General Studies
GES 115 - The Master Student

SLO #1
Assess personal characteristics and occupational trends and apply this information towards effective career-life decisions.

SLO #2
Identify and explain how relationships, health, money and resources affect the process of becoming a master student.

SLO #3
Identify and explain effective communication skills to enhance positive interpersonal relationships.

History
HIS 110 - World Civilization I

SLO #1
Interpret historical sources from different cultural backgrounds from prehistory to the 16th century.

SLO #2
Summarize the significances of cultural exchanges from prehistory to the 16th century.

SLO #3
Summarize the impact of religion on human history from prehistory to the 16th century.

HIS 120 - World Civilization II

SLO #1
Interpret historical sources from different cultural backgrounds from the 16th century to present times.

SLO #2
Summarize the significances of cultural exchanges from the 16th century to present times.

SLO #3
Summarize the impact of religion on human history from the 16th century to present times.

HIS 125 - California History

SLO #1
Explain the varying interpretations of California history, as derived from readings and discussions.

SLO #2
Demonstrate an understanding of the details of California history.

SLO #3
Compare and contrast different cultures and societies in California history.

SLO #4
Evaluate current events relevant to California, connecting common ideas and problems from the present to past periods of California history.

HIS 130 - American History I

SLO #1
Differentiate between varying interpretations of American history through readings and discussions from prehistory until reconstruction.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources regarding American history from prehistory until reconstruction.

SLO #3
Identify key periods in early U.S. history and patterns of change from prehistory until reconstruction.

HIS 140 - American History II

SLO #1
Differentiate between varying interpretations of American history through readings and discussions from reconstruction to present times.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources regarding American history from reconstruction to present times.

SLO #3
Identify key periods in early U.S. history and patterns of change from reconstruction to present times.

Management
MAN 205 - Investments

SLO #1
Identify and define the major vehicles for investing.

SLO #2
Demonstrate familiarity with resources and publications about investments and investing.

SLO #3
Identify investment strategies, calculate potential return, and evaluate risk factors in investing.

Mathematics
MAT 210 - Precalculus

SLO #1
Be able to do computations involving Rate of Change formula; know how to graph sine and cosine functions.

MAT 220 - Calculus I

SLO #1
Compute limits and test functions for continuity.

SLO #2
Compute derivatives of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

SLO #3
Demonstrate ability to integrate linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

MAT 226 - Calculus III

SLO #1
Students should be able to evaluate triple integrals and their applications.

SLO #2
Students should be able to evaluate partial derivatives, directional derivatives, volumes, and work with vectors.

Music
MUS 121 - Music History and Appreciation

SLO #1
Identify musical instruments and groups of instruments by sound alone.

SLO #2
Investigate the influence of non-musical influences (e.g. society, politics, technology, historical events) on music.

SLO #3
Infer the genre and composer of a well-known musical work by listening to it.

SLO #4
Analyze a musical work based on lyrical content, emotional expression and its basic elements (i.e. rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre).

MUS 131 - Classroom Piano I

SLO #1
Perform easy piano repetoire in front of an audience with accurate pitches and rhythms.

SLO #2
Sight-read very easy piano music with accurate pitches and rhythms.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

MUS 132 - Classroom Piano II

SLO #1
Perform one-octave major scales in the following keys: C, G, D, A, F, Bb, and Eb.

SLO #2
Perform easy-intermediate piano music in front of an audience with accurate pitches, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

MUS 137 - History of Rock & Roll

SLO #1
Analyze a musical work based on lyrical content, emotional expression and its basic elements (i.e. rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre).

SLO #2
Investigate the influence of non-musical influences (e.g. society, politics, technology, historical events) on music.

SLO #3
Infer the genre of a rock song by listening to it.

MUS 141 - Jazz Ensemble I

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, adjusting pitch and dynamics, as directed by the instructor, to produce good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over a simple modal chord progression.

MUS 142 - Jazz Ensemble II

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, self-adjusting pitch and dynamics to produce good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over a blues progression, adjusting chord-scales to match each chord.

SLO #4
Create an improvised solo over music with II-V-I progressions.

MUS 233 - Classroom Piano III

SLO #1
Perform one-octave major scales in all keys.

SLO #2
Perform intermediate piano music in front of an audience with accurate pitches, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

MUS 234 - Classroom Piano IV

SLO #1
Perform two-octave major scales in all keys.

SLO #2
Compose an accompaniment based on lead sheet symbols.

SLO #3
Perform intermediate piano music in front of an audience with accurate pitches, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations.

SLO #4
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

MUS 243 - Jazz Ensemble III

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, critiquing and adjusting pitch and dynamics of oneself and other students to produce a good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over rhythm changes.

MUS 280 - Selected Topics in Music

SLO #1

Nursing
NUR 103 - Introduction to Pharmacology

SLO #1
Perform basic mathematical computation essential for calculating drug dosages

SLO #2
Read and interpret drug labels and correctly measure prescribed dosages

NUR 109 - Medical Surgical Nursing - Lecture

SLO #1
Demonstrate critical thinking by understanding the pathophysiology of medical-surgical patients by passing an ATI exam with a 75% or above.

NUR 112 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

SLO #1
Demonstrate critical thinking by understanding the pathophysiology of medical-surgical patients by passing an ATI exam with a 75% or above.

NUR 120 - Fundamentals of Nursing

SLO #1
Demonstrate nursing care based on ethical and legal standards of practice.

SLO #2
Develop as a cohesive team using communication, collaboration, trust, empathy and problem solving.

NUR 121 - Fundamentals of Nursing - Clinical

SLO #1
Demonstrate appropriate bedside nursing care for the following groups of clients: Elderly resident, stroke patient, patient with gastrostomy tube, and diabetic resident.

SLO #2
Demonstrate appropriate techniques for head-to-toe physical assessment on each assigned client, including:
A. Vital Signs
B. Plain assessment
C. Inspection, palpation, auscultation, percussion
D. Identify different breath sounds, heart sounds and bowel sounds

NUR 124 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of critical thinking skill throughout the nursing process in the planning and provision of client care.

SLO #2
Evaluate personal responsibility and accountability in all nursing experiences and patient encounters.

Philosophy
PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy

SLO #1
Identify the basic aims, issues, methods and problems associated with the discipline of philosophy;

SLO #2
Discuss basic philosophical approaches to and definitions of human beings and humankind in general;

SLO #3
Compare basic philosophical approaches to and definitions of the natural world and the universe;

SLO #4
Articulate basic philosophical approaches to the limitations of human knowledge;

SLO #5
Define the major schools of world philosophy;

SLO #6
Analyze at least one of the major roles that history, gender, class and culture play in the study of philosophy.

Physical Education
PHE 157 - Basketball 3

SLO #1
Develop knowledge on how to execute more advanced skills necessary to compete in a full court basketball game.

SLO #2
Demonstrate knowledge of how to run a motion offense.

SLO #3
Demonstrate knowledge of how to run a full court press on defense

Political Science
POS 145 - American Political Institutions

SLO #1
Compare and contrast the responsibilities of the federal government, state governments and local governments in the U.S.

SLO #2
Demonstrate opinions regarding politics and political theories.

SLO #3
Analyze the history and significance of the U.S. Constitution.

Psychology
PSY 110 - Personal and Social Adjustment I

SLO #1
Evaluation of one's previous choices in various aspects of one's life.

SLO #2
Identify one's latent strengths and potential and to exhibit the use of these by constructive actions in day-to-day functioning.

PSY 115 - Human Sexuality

SLO #1
Students will recognize and identify the relevant parts of male and female sexual and reproductive, anatomy, physiology, and sexual responses.

SLO #2
Students will recognize the risks associated with unprotected sex.

PSY 150 - Introduction to Research Methods

SLO #1
Identify the definitions, strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses for each of the major research methods, and define and apply relevant terms:
naturalistic observation
quasi-experimental method
case studies
correlational studies
experimental method

Within these methods:
Identify uses for within-subjects and between-subjects designs.
Identify independent, dependent, control and confounding variables.
Be familiar with a variety of research apparatus.
Identify the significance of randomization and representation in scientific research.
List the steps involved in devising and implementing an experimental plan.

SLO #2
Both orally and in writing (in APA format):
Use basic critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate scientific research designs.
Critically evaluate principle ethical issues of research with animal and human subjects.
Develop testable hypotheses.
Design and conduct research in psychological issues.
Identify the significance of generalization, explanation and prediction in scientific research.
List the differences between basic and applied research.
Identify problems in research such as deficiencies in knowledge, discrepancies in data and unexplained information.

PSY 155 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences

SLO #1
Identify the quantitative methods used in behavioral sciences to summarize, analyze, evaluate and interpret data.

SLO #2
Identify the appropriate statistical formula for interpreting data using examples.

PSY 205 - Introduction to Biological Psychology

SLO #1

PSY 210 - Abnormal Psychology

SLO #1
Outline the major historical views for the etiology of abnormal behavior.

SLO #2
Identify the major biological, psychosocial and sociocultural perspectives with respect to the causation and treatment of disorders.

Reading
RDG 082 - Basic Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Demonstrate an increase of common and academic vocabulary.

SLO #2
Show comprehension of English text adapted for a vocabulary of 600-1000 words.

RDG 084 - Beginning Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Demonstrate comprehension of informational texts.

SLO #2
Demonstrate an increase of academic vocabulary.

SLO #3
Demonstrate the development of a sustained silent reading routine.

RDG 086 - Intermediate Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Demonstrate comprehension of texts of various genres.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of word analysis skills to extend general and academic vocabulary

SLO #3
Establish a sustained silent reading routine.

RDG 094 - Beginning Reading

SLO #1
Demonstrate comprehension of informational texts.

SLO #2
Demonstrate an increase of academic vocabulary.

SLO #3
Demonstrate the development of a sustained silent reading routine.

RDG 096 - Intermediate Reading

SLO #1
Demonstrate comprehension of texts of various genres.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of word analysis skills to extend general and academic vocabulary.

SLO #3
Establish a sustained silent reading routine.

Spanish
SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish II

SLO #1
Demonstrate sound and meaning in Spanish at a novice-high level, building on already acquired skills of the 101 level by answering questions either orally or in writing and in recognition exercises.

SLO #2
Express immediate needs, ask questions or make statements using slightly longer learned sentences either orally or in writing in Spanish.

SLO #3
Using the vocabulary and structures learned, students will be able to perform elementary everyday communicative functions in Spanish either orally or in writing.

SPA 115 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers

SLO #1
Demonstrate a critical understanding of content and socio-historical context for representative textual production of Spanish

SLO #2
Examine and produce coherent analyses of literary/cultural topics through research and critical thinking, demonstrating relevant use of textual evidence and documents.

Theater Arts
THA 110 - Introduction to Theatre

SLO #1
Students will demonstrate their acquisition of course skills by critically evaluating a live theatrical production's acting, direction, design, and technical aspects.

SLO #2
Students will prepare and present a creative project that includes both oral and written components and focuses on one of the following production elements: acting, directing, or one design component (make-up, costume, lighting, sound, scenery, properties, or sets).

THA 151 - Acting I

SLO #1
The student will perform a 3-5 minute partner scene or monologue from a full-length play, fully demonstrating principles and techniques of performance and character analysis developed in class to the level of a beginning acting student.

SLO #2
The student will complete a script analysis demonstrating an understanding of given circumstances and dramatic structure.

THA 280 - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

SLO #1

Welding
WEL 120 - Introductory Welding Principles and Practices

SLO #1
Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of welding concepts

SLO #2
Students will be able to locate and use charts, index and table of contents to answer open book questions to prepare them for the exam.

WEL 121 - Resistance Welding and Special Welding Applications

SLO #1
Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of welding concepts.

SLO #2
Students will be able to interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.

WEL 122 - Principles and Practices of Metal Technology and Professional Welding

SLO #1
Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of welding concepts.

SLO #2
Students will be able to interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.

Program SLOs
AA, CSU General Education Breadth (Option B)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AA, IGETC (Option C)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AA Liberal Arts, Arts and Humanities

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: (Critical and Creative Thinking; Communication; Community and Global Awareness; Personal and Professional Growth and Awareness) Acquire a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

Program assessment based on outcomes and assessments of this course:

SPE 101 or ART 110

Action Plan: Encourage more course work in the written and spoken exp,ression of original thinking and analysis.

AA Liberal Arts, Business and Technology

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire fundamental knowledge of the operations and technical support requirements of a business organization.

Program assessment based on outcomes and assessments of these courses:

BUS 101: Identify management functions, styles, processes and the role of organized labor.

ACC 102: Demonstrate knowledge of accounting for corporations, limited liability corporations and partnerships.

CIS 101: Describe a real-world outlook on computers and information systems and their effects on society.

Action Plan: Encourage more writing exercises and opportunities for verbal expression on topics dealing with business organizations, practices and functions.

AA Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Sciences

Sponsoring Division: Mathematics and Science

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Understand the process of photosynthesis leading to formation of oxygen and carbohydrates.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: BIO 100, CHE 101 or MAT 083/084

Action Plan: Increase class participation and student performance in science and mathematics.

AA for Transfer in Psychology SLO

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire an essential foundation and skills in concepts, principles, and research methods of psychology.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: PSY 155, PSY 150, PSY 101

Action Plan: Emphasize and reinforce the science of psychology (i.e., scientific method, statistics), and the physiology underlying psychological functions (both typical and atypical).

AA Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in various disciplines constituting the social sciences.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: POS 145

Action Plan: Improve students' abilities to evaluate and interpret data in its various forms, quantitative and qualitative, with emphasis on the social sciences.

AA for Transfer in Sociology SLO

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Explain and apply the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.

SLO #3: Interpret and communicate the "sociological perspective" and the diverse intersections of social categories, including race, class gender, sexuality, age, religion, and nationality.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: SOC 101

Action Plan: As this program is relatively new, no changes are being considered at this time.

AS, Automotive Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

PSLO 1: General Education: Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences, and self-development in preparation for an occupation, and possible transfer to a four-year institution. (Assessment of this program SLO is based on the assessment of representative courses selected from each general education area.)

PSLO 2: Technology Skills Set: Acquire knowledge and skills in AUT 200, demonstrating the proper procedure and techniques for diagnosing and rebuilding engines.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: AUT 200

Assessment Methods and Results: The majority of students were successful in achieving the course SLOs. If a student did not achieve the goal, it was due to poor attendance.

Action Plan: Results can be improved by stressing the need for daily attendance and doing make-up work after class hours. Students will be more successful when reviewing the steps and procedures for rebuilding an engine on a regular interval.

AS, Building Construction Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Technology) Acquire knowledge and skill in the organization for the trades of building construction projects.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BCT 100

Assessment Results:

90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of SLO #2

Action Plan: Results can be improved by giving students more time on projects. Additional instructor's guidance will assure student's success.

AS, Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Global; Community) Acquire fundamental knowledge of the operations of business organizations.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 101

Assessment results of SLO #2 indicated that 75% of students were able to express themselves verbally and in writing, at the college level, the key functions and responsibilities of a business manager.

Action Plan: Encourage more writing exercises and opportunities for verbal expression on topics dealing with business organizations, practices and functions.

AS, Child Development

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Acquire knowledge and skill in the professional care of children.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: Core of 8 plus one CHD elective

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time.

AS, Computer Information Systems

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Technology; Global) Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software; be competent evaluators and users of hardware; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods, increase in-class discussion and activities, increase student collaboration and/or peer review, and increase guidance for student.

AS, Criminal Justice

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in law enforcement and corrections. Or: Students will demonstrate skill in advising suspects of their Miranda rights.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CRJ 103 and CRJ 220

Action Plan: Encourage students to improve communication and report-writing skills.

AS, General Education (Option A)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AS, Hazardous Materials Specialist

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Demonstrate knowledge of fire-fighting equipment, operation and maintenance, principles of fire science and combustible substances, methods of controlling different types of fires, hazardous material handling, fire rescue procedures, public relations and applicable laws and regulations.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 150

Assessment Results: All students successfully achieved this SLO.

Action Plan: No change is considered at this time.

AS, Welding Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

PSLO 1: General Education: Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences, and self-development in preparation for an occupation, and possible transfer to a four-year institution. (Assessment of this program SLO is based on the assessment of representative courses selected from each general education area.)

PSLO 2: Technology Skills Set: Acquire knowledge and skills in WEL 201, demonstrating the proper procedure and techniques for welding mild steel plates and tubing.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: WEL 201

Assessment Results: The majority of students were successful in achieving the course SLOs. If a student did not achieve the goal, it was due to poor attendance.

Action Plan: Results can be improved by stressing the need for daily attendance and doing make-up work after class hours. Students will be more successful with more practice on the new virtual welding machines.

Basic Skills - English

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO: Demonstrate skill in writing at the college level.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ENG 099

Action Plan: Need more emphasis on oral and written interpretation of texts.

Basic Skills - Mathematics

Sponsoring Division: Mathematics and Science

SLO #1: Be able to do simple calculations, including percents, decimals, and fractions.

SLO #2: Improve student competency in solving application programs.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: MAT 080, MAT 081/082

Assessment Results: Based on exams and quizzes

Action Plan: Improve student study skills and retention.

Basic Skills - Reading

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO: Demonstrate skill in reading and comprehending level-appropriate texts.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: RDG 086

Action Plan: To improve the student's ability to read, write and think better. By reading professional writers closely and critically, the student will understand how they organize, develop and support ideas and will bring the knowledge to bear on his/her own writing. By learning how professional writers lay out an argument, the student will learn to become a better thinker.

Certificate of Achievement, Alcohol and Drug Studies

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain competencies of knowledge and skill in alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: ADS 103, ADS 109

Action Plan: Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Achievement, Automotive Technology

PSLO 1: Technology Skills Set: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of automotive technology

Program assessment of PLSO 1: 80 percent of students were successful in achieving the class goal through lab work, class participation, and quizzes in AUT 101.

Program Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time to complete lab assignments. Students will obtain more experience by concentrating their efforts on lab and reading assignments, resulting in better successes.

Certificate of Achievement, Building Construction Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of building construction technology.

Assessment Results: 90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of the SLO.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BCT 100

Action Plan: Results can be improved by giving students more time on projects. Additional instructor's guidance will assure student's success and will increase class discussions on each of their activities.

Certificate of Achievement, Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Global; Community) Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business management.

Assessment Results: 90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of the SLO.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 202

Action Plan: Increase number of written assignments.

Certificate of Achievement, Child Development-Teacher

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Meet the course requirements for the Child Development Permit Matrix.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: Core of 8 plus selected general education courses.

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Achievement, Criminal Justice

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Students will be able to recognize the key differences between felony and manslaughter, and will be able to explain the reasoning behind them.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CRJ 115

Action Plan: Students need to have better report-writing and other communication skills.

Certificate of Achievement, Traditional Vocational Nursing

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Graduate a multicultural group of students demonstrating successful accomplishment of the stated program objectives, validated by successful passage of the NCLEX licensure exam, according to California standards.

SLO #2: Students will be able to find employment as an LVN in the areas of nursing found in our community.

Program assessment based on successful completion of required courses and successful passage of the NCLEX licensure exam.

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to remediate skills and theory concepts in a laboratory setting.

Certificate of Achievement, Welding Technology

PSLO 1: Technology Skills Set: Describe the health and safety practices used in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding processes.

Describe the health and safety practices used in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding processes.

Program Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time to complete lab assignments. Students will obtain more practice with the new virtual welding technology being installed in the welding classroom, resulting in better successes.

Certificate of Career Preparation, 3D Computer Animation

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency) Students will demonstrate understanding of 3D animation principles in 3d production.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: CIS 133

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, ADS Specialist I

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain basic knowledge of the principles and practices of the field of alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ADS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or support assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, ADS Specialist II

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain fundamental skill and knowledge in the principles and practices in alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ADS 105

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or support assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Automotive Fabrication

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO: Acquire basic understanding of the rules and regulations of sanctioned stock car racing. Safety, fabrication, and suspension setup will be taught in this two-unit class.

Program Assessment and Results: 80 percent of students were successful in achieving the class goal through lab work, class participation, and quizzes in AUT 090.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: AUT 090

Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time on and off the track. Students will obtain more experience by concentrating their efforts on lab and reading assignments.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Business Literacy

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 101

Action Plan: Identify management functions, styles and processes and the role of organized labor.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Certified Nursing Assistant

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Demonstrate compliance with the established federal and state standards of practice for the nursing assistant, measured by successful completion of the California written and skill certification exam.

SLO #2 Demonstrate ethical behaviors of a nursing assistant

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: NUR 100

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to remediate skills and theory concepts in a laboratory setting/

Certificate of Career Preparation, Child Development--Assistant

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Acquire competency to qualify for the Child Development Permit Matrix: Assistant Permit.

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Child Development--Associate Teacher

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Acquire competency to quality for the Child Development Associate Teacher Certificate

Program assessment based on assessments of these four courses: CHD 101, 102, 103 and 104 from the Core of 8

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Computer Applications

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency; Technological Competency) Students will demonstrate understanding of the basics of computers and applications, including web page design and desktop publishing.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 124

Action Plan: Increase student collaboration and/or peer review, provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress, increase guidance for student, and increase interaction with students outside of class.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Computer Maintenance and Help Desk Support

SLO: Demonstrate the principles and practices involved in computer system troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures including advanced diagnostic test programs and the use of specialized test equipment. Develop hardware and software troubleshooting techniques and perform procedures used in troubleshooting.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: Assessments of CIS 155 and CIS 170.

Related Measures: Pass rate on comprehensive final exam (standardized test of subject matter knowledge) and demonstrated success at skill competencies.

Action Plan: Provide clear notes, lectures, multimedia files, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations which directly address the goals and objectives of relevant assignments and assessment methods. This will include increasing assignments that utilize peer collaboration, in-class discussions, and peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Emergency Medical Technician

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Demonstrates successful completion of the EMS program objectives and skills competencies, validated by passing the NREMT licensure exam and skills checklist required by the State of California.

SLO #2: Discuss and demonstrate professionalism and medical ethics.

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to demonstrate skills competency in the laboratory setting.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Fire Instructor I

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge to perform certain fire and EMS training and education

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: FST 178 and FST 179

Action Plan:

Certificate of Career Preparation, Fire Instructor II

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge in fire technology instruction to perform the technique of evaluation, course writing and media uses.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 216

Action Plan:

Certificate of Career Preparation, Firefighter I

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge to perform the work of a firefighter

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 150

Assessment Results: All students successfully achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are being considered at this time.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Graphic Design and Web Content

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 265

Action Plan: Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Information Technology Literacy

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency) Acquire and validate resources to solve technical problems; use information resources to gather discipline specific information or materials.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 102

Action Plan: Increase in-class discussions and activities and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Management Information Systems

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Technology) Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software related to managing information systems; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem in today's business environment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods, increase in-class discussions and activities, increase student collaboration and/or peer review, and increase guidance for students.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Phlebotomy

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: (Technology) Demonstrate compliance with state and federal standards of practice for certified phlebotomy technicians, measured by successful completion of clinical training and written exam.

Action Plan: No change is considered at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Small Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business and demonstrate skills in writing a business plan for a start-up company.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: MAN 107

Action Plan: Identify management functions, styles and processes involved in new businesses.

Learning Support SLOs
Financial Aid

SLO #1:

During the Financial Award Letter Orientation, students will/earn the rules and guidelines in order to receive Federal Financial Aid.

SLO #2:

Students will gain an understanding of Student Academic Progress for eligibility.

Assessment Method:
  • Students will fill out a pre-survey card before orientation and they will fill out a post-survey card after the orientation.
Admissions and Records

SLO #1: Students will understand the process for requesting transcripts and forwarding them to other colleges.

Assessment method: Track the number of transcripts requested using online technology. Track the number of transcripts sent and received electronically.

Results: Will enable A&R to make decisions on training and advertising of online transcript ordering, sending and receiving technology.

SLO #2: Provide students with complete and accurate transcripts.

Assessment method: Work with DataTel consultant to correct known programming errors for repeated courses with the aim to increase student transfer rates.

Results: Will assist in identifying needed improvements and corrections to transcripts. Student suggestions will be considered in making improvements.

SLO #3: Increase number of students that complete the online application (CCC Apply).

Assessment method: Track the number of students completing the online admissions application.

Results: Will enable A&R to make adjustments to advertising and training efforts. Student suggestions will be considered in making improvements.

Associated Student Government (ASG)

SLO #1: As a result of participation in Student Activities, students will be able to understand and identify effective leadership skills.

SLO #2: As a result of participating in Student Activities, students will be able to understand basic Roberts' Rules of Order and parliamentary procedures.

SLO #3: As a result of participation in student clubs and organizations, students will be able to organize and design programs in response to their organizational needs.

Assessment Methods:

SLO #1 Observations and casual interviews throughout the semester, ongoing each semester

SLO #2 Observations and casual interviews; observations and minutes from Associated Student Body meetings, ongoing each semester

SLO #3 Number of approved clubs on campus; observation of events, ongoing each semester

Action Plan: No change changes considered at this time.

Business Services

The Business Services Department contributes to Institutional learning outcomes by providing service and support for all areas of instruction, student services, human resources, and institutional research and planning. All of these areas directly or indirectly affect student development and success.

Human Resources consisting of qualified personnel to support student learning programs and services wherever offered and by whatever means delivered, and stresses that the institution's personnel are treated equitably, are evaluated regularly and systematically, and are provided with opportunities for professional development.

Measurable by:

  • Recruitment by local, state and national agencies including internet based companies. Assessment results: 100%
  • All staff meeting minimum qualifications as stated in district negotiated job description and/or meeting minimum qualifications as mandated by Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrator in California Community Colleges. Assessment results: 85%
  • Meeting EEO guidelines. Assessment results: 100%
  • Following evaluation procedures per CSEA and CTA agreements, the Classified Management/Confidential Handbook and Board Policies and Procedures. Assessment results: 80%
  • Allowing all staff to participate in professional development activities, such as Flex days, trainings and taking classes as part of their approved professional growth plan. Assessment results: 100%

Accounts Payable/Purchasing consists of qualified personnel to evaluate purchases for appropriateness and pricing as well as make payments in a timely manner; so the college can promote high quality educational programs for our students and the community.

Measurable by:

  • Evaluate each payment made throughout the year to make sure they are made in a timely manner. (Purchase order log and warrant registers with payment and purchasing logs sent to the Board of Trustees to evaluate and approve.) Assessment results: 95%
  • Evaluate each purchase order or make sure the institution is getting the best possible price, to including indirect costs and instructional supplies. (Comparing previous years to current year's payment prices.) Assessment results: 80%

Payroll: The primary function of Payroll is to process data to produce accurate and timely payment of salary/wages of employees in accordance with District policy, federal and state laws, Education Code, and contractual agreements. Also to ensure that all payroll services of PVC are managed and accounted for with integrity and in an effective and efficient manner. Utilizing the highest standards and the best available technologies, all payroll records are presented in a timely, accurate, complete and meaningful format in support of the District's educational mission and the Colleges' educational master plans for Area Learning Outcomes. Working in coordination with the Human Resources Department, all payroll related processing for permanent employees and Part-time faculty and overload are handled in this department. The payroll office is located in Business Services.

Measurable by:

  • Faculty, staff and students receiving their paychecks in a timely manner and without error each payroll period. Assessment results: 100%
  • Federal and state taxes are reported correctly via W-2 forms. Assessment results: 100%
  • Payroll changes take place per negotiations and new contract agreements. Assessment results: 90%
  • Special payroll processing takes place when necessary to ensure an employee is paid money owed due to new assignments, promotions, stipend changes, etc. 90%
  • Vacation/sick leave are posted in a timely manner to ensure employees are up to date on availability at all times. Assessment results: […]
CalWORKS

SLO #1: As a result of participating in the CalWORKS program, the student will be able to identify, locate and utilize resources both on and off campus.

SLO #2: As a result of participating in the CalWORKS program, the student will understand his/her educational plan, career choices, and options for future advancement.

SLO #3: As a result of interactions with the CalWORKS staff, a student will gain understanding of the requirements of the CalWORKS program.

Assessment Methods:

SLO #1: Coordinator's observation of students, Fall and Spring ongoing

SLO #2: Annual review of certificates and degrees completed, Fall and Spring ongoing

SLO #3: Pre- and post-test, beginning of each semester and end of each semester

Action Plan: No changes considered at this time

Career and Transfer

SLO#1: Acquire learning about possible careers to pursue

SLO#2: Acquire learning about potential for transfer to four-year colleges

Assessment Methods: Student learning evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Results: It is estimated that about 70% of students have a full understanding of the various career options available to them. It is estimated that about 80% of students who seek to transfer have a full understanding of the process involved in applying for transfer.

Action Plan: The career and transfer process has worked well but could be improved by: 1) having a full- or part-time position dedicated to these services; having a career and transfer center physical location on campus; and having students prepare a career portfolio as part of their studies in courses such as GES 115.

Child Development Center

SLO #1: Students who utilize the services of the Child Development Center derive the educational benefit of being able to attend PVC courses while their children are looked after by child care professionals.

SLO #2: Students enrolled in PVC nursing and child development programs benefit from the learning experience of working and interacting with small children ages three to five years and developing lesson plans that are age-appropriate.

Assessment Methods: Effectiveness of the utilization of child care services by students enrolled in PVC courses; review of grades earned at PVC; coordination between parents and CHD director and parents.

Action Plan: For PVC students whose children are enrolled at the CHD, instructors, through daily, face-to-face communication, continue to keep them apprised of their child's growth and development.

Correspondence Education

SLO #1 Acquire understanding of the services, policies and procedures of correspondence education.

SLO #2: Acquire understanding of the personal requirements needed to be successful in correspondence education classes.

Assessment Methods: Student learning is evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Assessment Results: Observation has indicated that students achieved these SLOs. This observation is based on discussion and question and answer sessions with students during orientation and counseling.

Action Plan: Continue to utilize ongoing contacts with students to help them understand better what is expected of them and how they might benefit from correspondence education.

Counseling

SLO #1: Students will formulate an educational plan to help them achieve their educational goal.

Assessment Methods: Group and one-on-one counseling, group and one-on-one orientation, GES 101 or 115 and classroom presentations.

Action Plan: Counselors and students will devote time in formulating and reviewing the educational plans by using the following resources: DataTel, Program Evaluation, Degree Audit and Image Now, and hard copies.

DSPS/TRIO

SLO #1: In orientation, students will learn about services available from the DSPS department

SLO #2 in orientation, students will learn whether they should utilize DSPS services

Assessment Methods: Student learning is evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Findings: During orientation approximately 200 students are surveyed as to their needs for DSPS services; 100% reply to the survey, and the results indicate students are with various requests for services.

Action Plan: The assessment process is working well, but might be improved by devoting more time explaining in detail the DSPS services provided and how the process works.

EOPS

SLO #1: Students will understand the basic requirements of the EOPS program.

SLO #2: Students will understand how they can plan their semester in order to comply with EOPS requirements.

Assessment methods: Student learning evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Action Plan: Continue workshops and one-on-one counseling, resulting in an understanding and clarification of EOPS requirements.

Financial Aid

SLO #1: During the Financial Award Letter Orientation, students will learn the rules and guidelines in order to receive Federal Financial Aid.

SLO #2: Students will gain an understanding of Student Academic Progress for eligibility.

Assessment methods: Students completed a pre-survey card before orientation and a post-survey card after the orientation to assess their understanding of financial aid rules and eligibility requirements.

Action Plan: No changes is considered at this time

Information Technology

SLO: Students acquire the educational benefit of being able to use technology hardware and software that is current and in good repair

Assessment Methods: Help desk requests and reports from teachers and students

Action Plan: Update the Technology Plan, encompassing equipment replacement, support services, tracking help desk requests, strategies for dealing with budget and staffing constraints and future technology needs.

Institutional Research

SLO: Students derive educational benefits from the assessment and improvement of PVC'S programs and services

Assessment Methods: Implementation of changes in programs and services to improve effectiveness

Action Plan: Use PVC website to expand dissemination of research findings.

Library

SLO #1: Students will distinguish the library's online catalog from other online library resources, understand the purpose of the catalog and utilize the catalog by applying effective search strategies to identify and locate library resources.

Assessment methods: Pre- and post-tests, and hands-on activities requiring visual checks from the librarian.

Results: Pre and post-tests assess a student's understanding of the purpose of the library's online catalog; pre-test, 55% correct, post-test 100% correct. Student understanding of a call number; pre-test, 77% correct, post-test 100% correct.

Hands-on activity involves students searching the online catalog, identifying an item and its corresponding call number and locating and retrieving the correct item within the library. Visual checks by librarian include viewing call numbers and titles written on pieces of paper and then checking the call numbers and titles against the items the students have retrieved. Result: 77% success rate for students who identified both the correct call number and matching item.

SLO #2: Students will recognize the difference between the library's subscription resources and the open web, and utilize appropriate search techniques to retrieve a relevant article from a subscription resource.

Assessment methods: Pre and post tests and hands-on activities.

Results: Pre and post-tests to assess understanding of library subscription databases. Pre-test: 77% correct, post-test: 100% correct. Visual check is done by librarian to ensure each student is able to retrieve a relevant article by using one or more search techniques using at least one subscription resource. Initial attempt: 66% were able to formulate search queries and retrieve articles on their own. With librarian intervention, all students successfully completed the task.

SLO #3: Students will identify the bibliographic elements to properly cite an article or book and/or complete a citation.

Assessment methods: Exercises and hands-on activities.

Results: To assess a student's understanding of the bibliographic items of a book, each student selected a physical book and completed a written exercise identifying components to be used in a print citation, and gave both the book and exercise to the librarian for grading (72% listed all main components correctly). To assess a student's knowledge of the bibliographic elements of an online periodical, librarian uses exercises with students to order the elements or identify them individually.

SLO #4: Students will be able to identify reliable sources of information on the Internet and use advanced search techniques to order results.

Assessment methods: Exercises and pre & post-tests.

Results: Question on ordering results by domain using Google; pre-test, 64% correct, post-test, 92% correct. Also, pair and group exercises have been used to assess reliability of internet sites.

Action Plan: Increase online information literacy instruction.

Maintenance and Operations

SLO: Students derive the educational benefit of studying and taking classes in a clean, safe, well-lighted and aesthetically appealing campus environment

Assessment Methods: Work order analysis, inspections, maintenance and repair schedules

Action Plan: Continue current efforts

Needles Center

SLO: Students residing in Needles and surrounding areas derive the educational benefit of taking college courses and earning degrees and certificates under the auspices of the main PVC campus in Blythe

Assessment Methods: The SLO will be assessed by a combination of factors, including but not limited to successful completions of courses and awards, research findings, counselor and staff reports, student surveys, program review and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan: Continue current efforts in assessing students' educational needs in Needles and surrounding areas, and providing quality instruction and support services.

Outreach/Marketing

SLO #1: Potential PVC students acquire understanding of the educational programs and services available at PVC

SLO #2: Potential PVC students learn to assess whether they themselves are ready to take classes at PVC, and whether PVC is appropriate for their continuing education

Assessment Methods: Career Day surveys and comments from students and participants

Action Plan: 1) Obtain sample SLOs from other colleges; 2) Review Career Day data and dialogue with constituencies regarding students' understanding of PVC educational programs and services; and 3) Update outreach and marketing plan

Superintendent/President

SLO #1: The Superintendent/President and support staff promote communication among the Board of Trustees, college personnel and the community

Assessment Method: 1) Survey Monkey; 2) Input from constituencies

Evidence: 1) Survey results; 2) Minutes and disseminated communications

Action Plan: Continue progress on communication efforts, revising methods to effectively and efficiently reach constituencies.

SLO #2: The Superintendent/President provides leadership for ongoing accreditation re-affirmation.

Assessment Method: Accreditation Status: Regained full affirmation February 13, 2013

Evidence: ACCJC Letter of removal of sanction

Action Plan: 1) Maintain efforts to satisfactorily meet Accreditation Standards; 2) Meet April 1, 2013 Special Report deadline regarding financial matters; 3) Meet October 15, 2013 Follow-Up Report deadline

SLO #3: The Superintendent/President provides leadership for instructional, student support services and operational integrity through transparent and shared decision-making processes

Assessment Method: 1) Survey Monkey; 2) Input from constituencies via College Council agenda dialogue; 3) CEO evaluation

Evidence: 1) Survey results; 2) Staff meeting agendas, College Council agendas and minutes; 3) Board evaluation; 4) CEO goals

Action Plan: Make progress on achieving CEO goals

Educational Technologies

SLO #1: Students derive educational benefits from the diverse instructional approaches afforded by the Bridge, Starboard and other instructional support tools

SLO #2: Through online tutorials and face-to-face training, students learn the use of the Bridge and other online instructional tools

SLO #3: Students derive benefits in determining their preparedness for online courses

Assessment Methods: Evaluations and recommendations from students and from faculty, and number of requests for support and training

Action Plan: Consistently improve the availability and content of training tools and other support services.

Tutoring

SLO#1: Acquire basic mathematical skills sufficient to make normal progress in specific courses in which math skills are required

Assessment Methods: Tutor's assessment of student's individual needs

Action Plan: For courses requiring math skills, review math pre-requisites and co-requisites to help improve chances for student success.

Vice-President Student Services/Instruction

SLO#1: Students attain their educational goals as a result of appropriately scheduled courses, taught by highly qualified faculty.

Assessment Methods for SLO #1: Learning Outcome #1 will be assessed by various quantitative and qualitative measures including but not limited to completion rates, counselor and staff reports, research studies, student surveys and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan for SLO #1: Develop a two-year plan.

SLO #2: Students' educational goals are facilitated by a variety of effective learning support services.

Assessment Methods for SLO #2: Learning Outcome #2 will be assessed by a combination of factors, including but not limited to student surveys of services, staff reports, research studies, assessments of the quality and effectiveness of the support services, student need and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan for SLO #2: Enhance tutoring availability; reactivate the Transfer Center.

Institutional SLOs

SLO #1 Critical and Creative Thinking:

Students will identify problems and collect data in order to analyze, interpret, explain and evaluate texts, ideas, works of art and scientific and mathematical problems.

SLO #2 Communication:

Students will communicate effectively and interactively in written, spoken or signed, and artistic forms.

SLO #3 Community and Global Awareness:

Students will understand and empathize with diverse cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences within and across societies.

SLO #4 Personal and Professional Growth and Development:

Students will develop personal, educational and career goals that promote self-reliance; lifelong learning; and physical, mental, and social well-being.

SLO #5 Information Competency:

Students will identify and collect information effectively from a variety of sources and analyze, evaluate and apply information appropriately.

SLO #6 Technological Competency

Students will effectively use contemporary technology relevant to their personal and career choices.