2012 Automotive Technician-SLO

2012 Automotive Technician-SLO







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2012
# of Grads: 11

Source: Student

# of Responses: 12

Program: Automotive Technician
Outcome
Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for
the auto service industry.

Yes
24 100.00%

No
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NA Result
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Yes
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Yes

What would you change about this program?

21

87.50%

3 12.50%

0

great job
a lot of stuff learned
the positive attitudes of the teachers towards the students learning.
all the shop time/hands on work
doing a job right the first time. dont start a job you cant finish. treat
every vehicle as your own.
I liked that i was able to learn most of what i wanted to.
The wide variety of topics and classes.
instructors were full of outstanding
i got it but it seems the other students still dont know what it means
to be profesional.
Hands on learning
I liked learning in depth the details of what makes a car run.
need more up to date vehicles
i feel like i have gained alot of knowledge and experience after
finishing the program
to be able to go out and do alot of hands on work to better my
experience with vehicles in diagnostics and repairs.
be to work on time, be polite, deal with repairs in a timely manner,
respect others

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

more lab time with more help on diagnostic repair.
more time and a more clear cut and easyer to understand coriculum.
especialy automatic transmitions. i kind of know how they work but
still dont understand exactly how they work
do more work with chrysler cars and imports.
Nothing
shorter class days
I would teach basic maintance, oil changes, ect. before teaching
engine rebuilding. If a student did not pass all courses I would not
allow him to walk the stage until all courses were passed. This is an
honor to suceed and it is unfair to the students that did pass all
courses. Next I would raise the attendance standards for those who
are attending on grant money. If people are willing to pay for a
student to go to school then those who accept this money should be
in school atleast 94% of the time, not only 85%.
dont make one school day have 8 hours of school in it.
if i know whats wrng with it i can fix it.
I am much more confident with diagnostics and repair
i would update the cars and add metric tools to the toolboxes.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Yes
No
No
No

Use effective communication skills.

22

91.67%

2

8.33%

0

Yes
Yes
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No

No

24 100.00%

0

0

Longer time frame to allow for more in depth learning.
Would like to see an industry simulation with what work comes in,
instead of just what pertains to the particular class.
a little bit more time in some on the classes to obtain more
knowledge on certain topics. would like to see more metric tools in
our boxes
I would have all the classes climped together like Auto AC and
Automotive Electronics instead of meeting for onwe class per week.
less rules that dont really matter such as no coveralls in lounge, no
food in classrooms
need way more emphisis on diagnosis of real life situations...not
testing things on school cars to see how it works
need more newer vehicles and technology

0
Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

Feedback

I would consider consolidation of some of the gereral education
classes into one class that was more tuned to automotive (Microsoft
word, job skills strategies)
have learned a lot. but in reality have barely scrached the surface
there is a good opertunity to talk with customers and explain what
you will/are doing with there vehicle
I strugled but still thought i learned alot from this class
teacher appeared to be a bit more over eduacted in this
department...needed to be "toned" down a bit and focus on theory
good deal
More time for autmatic transmissions. Gathered basic knowledge, but
there is much more to learn
i can somewhat do these things but since i dont understand power
flow i cant do the best jod i can because i wasnt tought the
knowledge.
spend more time on the course to better understand it more

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

the math is quite easy at least for me
pretty easy to understand. but still a lot to learn. the instructor was
very good at explaining how they work
always been good with math.
be able to do more road tests with the manuel transmissions.
I am fairly confident working with manual transmissions
yup
very smart math teacher...guy was genious!
I am confident in my math abilities. The math courses were well
structured for the program
i love this kind of work

Yes
Yes
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i have no idea what this has to do with this
learned more about suspensions
more time in this class would be awsome!!!

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

Monday, November 18, 2013

20

83.33%

4 16.67%

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result

Feedback

Yes
Yes
Yes
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No

Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

23

95.83%

1

4.17%

0

1 of my favorite classes.
I am comfortable transferring theory to application
I have a basic knowledge of steering and suspension systems
i can but i need more practice.
what?

need more time to effectively process information at hand to think
critically.
I am comfortable diagnosing electrical systems. I read electrical
diagrams well and can find faults
learned a lot!!!
when im not distracted i am a great problem solver
can do
was very hard to understand a first. now its easy. the instructors were
very paishent in helping me understand
a little tricky on learning electrical theories.
most insructors present us with scenarios to work through.
chalanging but exciting when you get them right
yes but need more modern vehicles
question is pretty vague

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No

Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of
automotive heating and air conditioning
systems.

22

91.67%

2

8.33%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of
automotive engine performance systems.

24 100.00%

0

0

need more face to face time with teacher. but can bumble through it
no problem.
i can but not sure about my other class mates
always be up-front in everything you do. never lie. do your best work
no matter what your working on
what does this mean? diverse population?
I understand the theory of the HVAC system, but would have liked
more time with AC
WAY MORE EMPHASIS SHOULD BE TAKEN ON THIS...VERY
IMPORTANT AND I WOULD'VE LIKED TO LEARN

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Monday, November 18, 2013

11

91.67%

1

8.33%

0

more time would've been great!
I am comfortable with current and emerging technology
liked the smartboards!
a little tougher then electrical diagnosis but can do
was able to use a variaty of scan tools and other diagnostic
equiptment
if it was more up to date it might be more usefull
the instructors need to learn to use it better

what?

0

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Outcome
Explain environmental and legal constraints
relating to automobile repair practices

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, November 18, 2013

203

93.98%

13

6.02%

0

Feedback

I have knowledge of the constraints of the field
so much learning in this class. so much that i had not known before
could if i needed to but would need to brush up
yes but wont remember any of em

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Western Wisconsin Technical College

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