2013 Spring ArchitecturalTechnologySLOAssessment

2013 Spring ArchitecturalTechnologySLOAssessment








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Architectural Technology SLO Assessment,
Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/13/2013
Survey Overview
Description
Architectural Technology, Spring 2013
Instructions Provided To Respondents
There are four sections in this survey.
•The first section contains two questions about your overall experience in the program. Use this section
to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to communicate any other comments about
your overall experience in the program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else
related to the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.
•The second section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all
graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this section.
•The third section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this
section.
•The conclusion provides a comment section for any additional information you would like to share about
your experience with your program and Western Technical College.
Thank you for completing this survey.
Respondent Metrics
Respondents:
6
First Response:
5/6/2013 04:27 AM
Last Response:
5/8/2013 11:41 PM

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Survey Results

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The following is a tabular depiction of the responses to each survey question. Additional comments
provided by respondents, if any, are included after each table.
Section - General Overview of Program
Instructions Provided To Respondents
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions. The information you provide will strengthen
our program. Thank you.
1. What did you like about this program?
I like that it was an applied program. We were able to do a lot of hands on work with potential clients.
(0000000630 Anonymous)
That it was hands on and our instructures took us out to construction sites. (0000000633 Anonymous)
The flexibility and how mike and loren were more than willing to help (0000000631 Anonymous)
The instructors are great. Mike is the perfect first year teacher. He is hard on you well making the topic's
interesting and he is very fair. Loren is awesome for pushing you into the work field. They both have great
real life experiences and can relate the lessons to life like situation. (0000000632 Anonymous)
The instructors are very flexible and willing to work with you. Also the opportunities to go onto jobsites
and see a hands on application of things being designed in the classroom. (0000000635 Anonymous)
There was a lot of time spent hands on. We did some real life projects that help us see what to expect
when we get into a job. Very easy learning with teachers always here to help us along with learning new
software. (0000000634 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
i dont think tech reporting is Necessary, it felt like a waste of time. (0000000631 Anonymous)
I would change some of the generals like tech reporting. Didnt really apply to our program. I also think that
I would want speech, since we do presentations. (0000000633 Anonymous)
I would like to see heavier emphasis on programs such as Revit as opposed to sketchup. (although they are
both important) (0000000630 Anonymous)
Some of the general courses. Such as Tech. Reporting and Ethics. (0000000632 Anonymous)
Some of the general education courses seem to be drifting from what is necessary. (0000000634
Anonymous)
To go to a jobsite very early on so everyone grasps the understanding of how different parts of a building
go together before designing any of it. Also possibly include more "original" projects, as there were many
that were just step by step out of a book and did not require you to "create" your own design of a building.
(0000000635 Anonymous)

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Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities

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Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all graduates
should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this segment. As a result of this
program:
3. I have learned effective communication skills.
100%
6
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
Both instructors were great about correcting us on any grammar errors, and showing how to speak in a
professional manner. (0000000630 Anonymous)
I failed to see how I would utilize things learned Technical Reporting class in my specific field.
(0000000635 Anonymous)
Mary Mclaughlin is the best english teacher. (0000000632 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
100%
6
Yes
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
Being a rather math heavy program, I feel I learned a lot and have much better understanding of how
certain concepts and ideas work. (0000000630 Anonymous)
Math came easy to me. (0000000632 Anonymous)
7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
100%
6
Yes
8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
6
Yes
10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
6
Yes
12. Comments on effective use of technology.
Effectively, yes. I am still working on efficiency however. (0000000630 Anonymous)
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
6
Yes

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14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
I have learned to value others' opinions. It is important to realize that although I might like a certain design
best, it may not be what is best for the client or situation. (0000000630 Anonymous)
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
6
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
There was some emphasis on sustainability. I think it is great that the passive house program is going to be
incorporated into the program next year. (0000000630 Anonymous)
This is becoming more and more important in the world today, possibly incorporate more curriculum
focused on sustainability. (0000000635 Anonymous)
Section - Specific Program Outcomes
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this section.
As a result of this program, I learned to:
17. Apply technical concepts in all phases of an architectural project.
100%
6
Yes
18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
As any student, I enjoy certain parts more than others. The program did do a good job though of covering
all phases. I would have loved to focus a bit more on the design process though, but that is simply what I
enjoy doing most. (0000000630 Anonymous)
19. Apply structural principles in all phases of an architectural project.
100%
6
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Learning the structural principles was a key part of this program. I thought it was taught very well.
(0000000630 Anonymous)
21. Estimate the materials and costs required to construct a building.
100%
6
Yes
22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
23. Correlate significant structures with their architectural precedents..
100%
6
Yes
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Architecture History was a great class. I think more emphasis on it would help create more passion for the
actual design in the students. (0000000630 Anonymous)

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25. Develop architectural drawings.
100%
6
Yes

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26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Every projet required some set of drawings, which was fantastic. (0000000630 Anonymous)
27. Incorporate MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) systems into architectural drawings.
100%
6
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I thought it would be very useful to touch a little more on this, as there is a high demand for it in the
workforce. (0000000635 Anonymous)
29. Select appropriate building materials and product specifications to be coordinated with working
drawings.
100%
6
Yes
30. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Section - Conclusion
Instructions Provided To Respondents
Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at
Western Technical College.
31. Comments
I couldn't have been happier with my choice to enroll in this program. I feel very fortunate to have been
taught by Mike and Loren. They both have entirely relevant experience for that they are teaching. I am
glad I see it is a growing program and hope all the other students had or will have the same experience I
had. A+ (0000000630 Anonymous)
Overall I think Mike and Loren do a great job of teaching us. They do it all different learning styles so all of
us can catch on. (0000000633 Anonymous)
Western was a great place to get my education and I would come back for another A.S.S. if i need one.
(0000000632 Anonymous)