2016 Spring Air Conditioning heating Refrigeration Tec Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring Air Conditioning heating Refrigeration Tec Student SLO Assessment Survey








Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Tech SLO
Spring 2016 - Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Tech May 2nd 2016,
Q3 - What did you like about this program?
The facility did an outstanding job of giving us the basics and tools. I appreciated the hands-on learning and
applying that knowledge to real life experiences.
Teaching staff are very informative and really know what they are doing. Plenty of different tools of the trade
taught everyday.
The Teachers were very fun and great people to get to know. My program gave me all the information and
knowledge I needed to be successful.
The hands on experience and the teachers are great help if you ask outside of class for one-on-one assistance
with anything. So many tools available and machines to get the job done.
The instructors were very patient with us as students. I really liked the hands on portion of the course. The
clubs and the trips that we took as part of the program.
What I liked about this program is that it did a very good job of covering the general knowledge needed to
enter the HVAC industry. All of the instructors for the program were knowledgeable, helpful, and approachable
I really enjoyed the hands-on learning that was provided
learning how to create a hvac system from the bottom up
everything
The instructors actually care about you as a person and will do everything in their power to help you pass if you
put in the work.

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
I do not know if I would change anything about the program.
More hands on in commercial operation in the second year of the associate degree program
More hands on in the second year.
too much computer time which gives me a headache after a couple hours. more hands on in the commercial
end of things
I'd change the Intro to Installation course to a full semester, what we had wasn't enough time to go through
everything, such as in floor heating. We never got to that point.
There were times that time constraints became a slight issue for learning new topics and finishing some
projects. Possibly that is just part of how things go sometimes due to unforeseen setbacks. Overall it wasn't a
huge ordeal.
The length of the semester makes it challenging to cover all of the material
not much, it was pretty good
nothing

more hands on, don't start slowly and rush at the end

Q6 - As a result of this program:
Q6_1 - I have learned effective communication skills.
Answer

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Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

80.00%

8

Strongly Agree

20.00%

2

Total

100%

10

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you
learned.
This program has helped me to communicate with my employer and co-workers and has helped me network
myself with employers and businesses beyond the area.
How to communicate with others in a professional manner has improved greatly
Understanding the diversity of people.
I have learned a lot

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

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Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

10.00%

1

Neither Agree nor Disagree

10.00%

1

Agree

50.00%

5

Strongly Agree

30.00%

3

Total

100%

10

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
I have learned new math skills. A lot of it is still above my head.
My math has gotten much better but I am still not good at math. never have been
I did not feel my math teacher helped me understand math any better. I also failed.
There is definitely more math than I thought. But I like what math we do in class and what equations we do
use.
I can do formulas for HVAC-R

Q10 - As a result of this program: - I learned how to transfer social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Answer

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Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

80.00%

8

Strongly Agree

20.00%

2

Total

100%

10

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
As a graduate of the HVACR Associate Degree program I have learned that I am in the business of providing
comfort for people. I have to be mindful of these individuals and making sure I do the job properly.
They a lot of the time go along with common sense applications, so used often
The classroom visuals and in lab activities strongly reinforce these ideals
oh yeah

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

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Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

50.00%

5

Strongly Agree

50.00%

5

Total

100%

10

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
This program has helped me to think more about any issues or problems and be a detective.
Used everyday all day. very helpful thing I have learned
Problems it lab tasks made a person think of all possible causes, narrow them down, test them, and fix.
Many of the problems presented force us to think through problems on our own in order o figure out solutions.
I can think thoroughly now

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

50.00%

5

Strongly Agree

50.00%

5

Total

100%

10

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
While I have learned about a wide range of technology that is a part of the HVACR field I know this is basic
knowledge and that I have a lot more to learn.
I learned the AutoCAD program.
The second year of the program has helped improve my computer skills.
I can fix stuff

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

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

40.00%

4

Total

100%

10

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing
yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse population.
In both my core classes and general studies classes I have had to interact with people of different ages, sex,
religion, and races.
My classes consist of people of different race and different backgrounds, being around them taught me so
much about people and I respect every one of them.
That Intro to Ethics class was like pulling teeth, XXXXX XXXXXXXX is a terrible teacher. They don’t value other
people's opinion.
I can deal better with peoples crap

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

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Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

40.00%

4

Total

100%

10

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
Sustainability is the way of the future.
Efficiency is important

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q21_2 - install HVACR systems.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

2

Agree

40.00%

4

Strongly Agree

40.00%

4

100%

10

Total

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
This has been very true in helping me with my current job.
Installed HVAC systems right out of first year.
Again, more time for Intro to Installations class.
I can do that now

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q23_2 - service HVACR systems.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

10.00%

1

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

30.00%

3

Total

100%

10

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I did have basic knowledge, but I have not had a chance to service any equipment in the field.
I was able to diagnose systems with confidence.
I can do that now

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q25_2 - repair HVACR equipment.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

10.00%

1

Agree

70.00%

7

Strongly Agree

20.00%

2

Total

100%

10

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome..
I do have basic knowledge about repairing HVACR equipment, but my experience so far has been in total system
replacements instead of repairs.
I was supplied the tools and knowledge and did so.
I can do that now

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q27_2 - troubleshoot HVACR systems.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

40.00%

4

Total

100%

10

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I learned the basics of troubleshooting, but I need more field exposure.
I can do that now

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to: analyze HVACR systems.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

40.00%

4

Total

100%

10

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I have not had many opportunities to apply this in the field.
I can do that now

Q31 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q31_2 - evaluate building systems and plans.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

70.00%

7

Strongly Agree

30.00%

3

Total

100%

10

Q32 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
I am looking forward to learning more about building systems.
Due to the large amount of information, evaluating building systems and plans was effective but felt rushed.
I can do that now

Q33 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q33_2 - design HVACR systems.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

10.00%

1

Agree

60.00%

6

Strongly Agree

30.00%

3

Total

100%

10

Q34 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Working with CAD has been challenging but very enjoyable once I was able to figure it out.
I can do that now

Q35 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical
College.
Very informative, I would recommend it to anyone interested in HVAC
I think that it is a great place, and the new buildings just make everything better. It's the essential experience. If
kids ask me about Western I will definitely refer them here.
Great teachers! Can't stress that enough...
Overall it was good experience at Western and am happy with my time here.
more hands on repair
I had a great time learning