2016 Spring IT Web & Software Developer Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring IT Web & Software Developer Student SLO Assessment Survey








IT Web and Software Developer Spring 2016 SLO
Spring 2016 - IT Web & Software Developer

May 2nd 2016, 11:06 am CDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
The fact that there will always be more and new things to learn and learning the skills that give me the ability
to create anything I can think of. The only limit I will have is the limit of my own imagination.
I liked the variety of classes. I feel like most of the teachers were very helpful and knowledgeable about the
topics.
I like working with computers and I'm more suited for logical pursuits than graphical projects.
It gave me a little bit about everything
I enjoyed the instructors and enjoyed learning about programming.

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
I would add a third web development class. There is so much to learn and because everything is crammed into
2 classes it can become overly difficult toget a firm grasp on all of the material.
I wish the IT internship class was full semester and included a few weeks of actually go out to one designated
business to work as an intern.
We had to take a Gen Eds Class, Math with Business Applications, that did nothing to contribute to my
education. The math skills that were taught were so basic that I'd learned every bit of them by sophomore year
of High School. As a programmer, I would expect to learn more complex types of math than balancing a
checkbook or calculating compound interest. We'd already written programs that used those concepts before
I'd even taken that class. I believe that my tuition money was wasted on such a simple class.
More work time in class so we can apply what we learned. It would change the mindset that we're coming in to
listen to a lecture about whatever is going on.
I would change the order of some of that classes. I think they already did that after this semester.

Q6 - As a result of this program: I have learned effective communication skills.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

Total

100%

5

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you
learned.
I learned to work better in groups and my writing skills greatly improved.
I've always been pretty good about communicating effectively, but there wasn't much this program did for me
in that regard.

Q8 - As a result of this program:
Q8_1 - I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

80.00%

4

Total

100%

5

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
I have always been good at math, but it was a great refresher.
I definitely learned how to apply math to abstract projects to produce the intended result.

Q10 - As a result of this program: - I learned how to transfer social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Answer
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Total

%

Count

0.00%
20.00%

1

60.00%

3

20.00%

1

0.00%
100%

5

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Very little was done with Natural Sciences or social theories.

Q12 - As a result of this program:
Q12_1 - I learned critical thinking skills.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

Total

100%

5

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
I learned that people come from different background and I learned to be more understanding of others and
their thoughts/feelings.
I was fairly logical before, but those skills have definitely improved.

Q14 - As a result of this program:
Q14_1 - I have learned to use technology effectively.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

80.00%

4

Total

100%

5

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
I feel like I expanded my IT knowledge a great deal. I learned how to be more efficient in the things I already
knew and I learned many new advancements.
Considering I am going for a degree in computer programming, I definitely know how to use them.

Q16 - As a result of this program: - I have learned to value myself and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

40.00%

2

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

Total

100%

5

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing
yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse population.
I met many other people from other cultures and learned more about their backgrounds.
There was little that the program did to make me better at this, but I didn't get worse.
I just finished 8 years army so doesn't really apply...already had the mindset so nothing really "learned."

Q18 - As a result of this program: - I am able to make decisions that
incorporate the importance of sustainability.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

Total

100%

5

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
Scalability is an important concept in the IT field.

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q21_2 - apply a creative, logical approach to software design.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

Total

100%

5

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I learned many new advancements. It was a lot of trial and error. I asked other classmates, researched online
and got help from instructors.
Definitely learned how to program more effectively

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - utilize traditional and objectoriented methodologies incorporating various programming languages on
multiple platforms to create a variety of software applications.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

3

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

Total

100%

5

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
The first semester was very chaotic and I feel I didn't learn as much as I should have.

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - design normalized databases
that can be used within various programming languages.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

Total

100%

5

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I leanred how to Normalize up to 3NF.

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q27_3 - utilize principles of networking to support database and web services.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

80.00%

4

Strongly Agree

20.00%

1

Total

100%

5

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
My cisco class provided this for me.
Web Services and Databases more so than networking.

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q29_3 - analyze and debug program code using modern debugging tools.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

Total

100%

5

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Q31 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - demonstrate a strong work
ethic, utilize time management skills, display initiative and work cooperatively
as part of an effective team.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

3

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

Total

100%

5

Q32 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
As stated before, learned this before in the Army but high marks for the campus reinforcing it.

Q33 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical
College.
Thank you Western for giving me a good solid experience
I had a wonderful experience. I had been out of school for several years and was nervous to go back. Until now,
I only had my GED and went right into the military. The staff at Western made me feel comfortable and
provided me with the tools I need to earn my Associates degree and I could not be happier. I now have the
chance to make my family proud and earn a good living.
It was a good school, most teachers were effective and helped with my education.
I really wish (and mentioned off and on...didn't want to step on anyone's toes though) that half the time would
have been lecture and the other half us applying whatever we learned in that class or that week or whatever. It
would have made it more job-like to be able to continually apply in the classroom with others there and the
instructor rather then doing it on your own, on your own time, or trying to work thru everyone's work
schedules to find time. I think the curriculum and class structure really needs to change and become more
streamilned. Half learning/instructing and half us applying the concepts (we think) we learned.