2011 Fire Protection Technician SLO-student

2011 Fire Protection Technician SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 12

Source: Student

# of Responses: 7

Program: Fire Protection Technician
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
7 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

What would you change about this program?

6

85.71%

1 14.29%

0

I thought everything was great. There could more hands on training
but for the most part it was great. Everything that a student needs to
know, they get from these intructors.
Provided me with all the nessiary skills to be successful in the fire
service.
I liked that the program offered us with not only book skills but we
were also given the opportunity to experience and practice physical ff
skills. I think most of the instructors are very knowledgeable in this
area of study.
I learned a lot and had great instructors
I really liked all of the hands on experience. Gordy and dennis myers
are awesome instructors. Everyone in the sparta campus should
have a backround with fire police and ems
The hands on experience as well as the course instructors. They
were very knowledgeable as they have many years in the fire service
I liked the amount of hands on activities we were able to do. I thought
Instructors Gordon Billings, Dennis Meyers, and Ted Harris had a lot
of knowledge about the subject matter and were able to transfer that
knowledge to us.

0
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Try to get more hands on with the second year curriculum. For this
type of work I feel as though the mix of class and hands on we had in
the first year really helped.
Have it so the state certifications are able to be acquired every time
instead of having us go elsewhere to get the state certification
The program needs newer equipment. We use antique fire truck, turn
out gear and SCBA
More hands on learning. For our pupmer operator class i was unable
to use the truck to get my four hours in, i even went and got my CDL
but still could not do it. It was a waste of time and now i need to find
somewhere else to get 4 hours of driving time to get certified. I think
this year the whole fire program has gone down the drain. when
someone that actually had fire backround was in charge of this place
like Gordy Billings, it ran very well. To make this program better it
should go back the way it was
Before all of these big changes I wouldn't change anything. Now? I
would change everything!! Things have gone down hill since Gordy
Billings was booted out of his spot. Things ran smoothly when he was
in charge. I think that the whole driver operator class was
unorganized. I feel my money for that class was a waste. We were not
given the opportunity to drive the truck for our 4 hours on the truck.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

No

Use effective communication skills.

7 100.00%

0

0

Feedback
More hands on learning. Also, for driver operator, I feel my money for
that class was a waste. I was not able to drive my 4 hours of
recommended because of the changes that certain people made. I
am now not able to get certified in driver/pumper operator
I feel that the program has not been running as smoothly since
Gordon Billings has been replaced as program head. It is harder for
students to get answers to questions. In particular with our
Driver/Operator course we were told we would be able to complete
required driving hours, without these hours students will not be able to
get certified. We all have our CDL permits and instructors are willing
to drive with us, but the program head that replaced Gordon Billings
will not work with us to let the instructors drive with us. I feel this class
is a total waste because I am now not able to be certified.

0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

0

Im able to use the NFPA 1 code book to look up code references, as
well as use a computer and the internet to look up something if i don't
know it.
Yes

Yes

0

0

Yes.

Yes

7 100.00%

0

0

Yes. Dennis and Gordon's classes always had us thinking and trying
to get us to see things from outside the box
Yes
Im now able to use the knowledge i've gained to be able to think about
whats happening on the fireground and be able to safely put out the
fire.
We had many classes dealing with critical thinking

Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

7 100.00%

0

Yes

Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

7 100.00%

Yes.
There was math involved with the program

Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

We had many classroom discussions to work on this.
Communication was good

Yes

0

0

0

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

Use technology effectively.

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Monday, September 19, 2011

7 100.00%

7 100.00%

7 100.00%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Outcome
Demonstrate professional conduct by
displaying personal code of ethics, positive
work ethics, flexibility, teamwork skills,
physical fitness, safe procedures, and
sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals

Yes
7 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0

Yes

Yes

Perform fire prevention activities including
preplanning, public education, inspection, and
investigation

7 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

7 100.00%

0

0

Having the uniform made it so we had a ethical code. It also
improved out teamwork skills by everybody being dressed the same.
The programs physical fitness classes also were a huge help in
maintaining our physical fitness required in the job.
Yes

0

Yes
Yes

Apply incident management skills to
emergency incidents

Feedback

We had great hands on experiance with fire prevention
This was achieved through our preceptorship program as well as our
internship
These were the most enjoyable classes of the program, that includes
all the fire classes.
Yes
I know how to do a preplan, perform inspections and investigations,
and conduct public education presentations

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Communicate clearly and effectively both
verbally and through written documentation
with clients, coworkers, other agencies, and
supervisors

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

7 100.00%

7 100.00%

97

98.98%

0

0

0

1

0

1.02%

0

yes
I have my Fire 1 and 2, and my NREMT.
Yes

Yes

Meet professional fire and EMS credentialing
standards

We were given that chance in our hazmat class, strategies and
tactics, and our practical events for our certs.
Gordon's strategies class 100%
Yes
I have a good knowledge how the incident management system.
we delt a lot with ics

Yes

0

0

0

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