2015 Spring Automotive Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Automotive Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Automotive Technician
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“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.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...2
Instructions Provided:
“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 section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………5
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….10
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
The ability to understand vehicle operations, problem solving, new technologies, vehicle
maintenance, rebuilding engines, instructors teaching abilities, and etc.
Hands On Time.
Instructors willingness I help students and the real world experience they had.
The course offered excellent hands on experience and a plethora of useful and applicable
information.
Time was cut in half with the tri-mester
hand on experience and the instructors came out of the field
I liked being able to work on vehicles
we worked on real cars and fixed real problems
I enjoyed all of the hands on time I got to spend working on cars. I think the instructors did a
great job since this was the first time they have taught their classes in a 5 week period
instead of a 7 week period. I enjoyed the shorter class days compared to last years students.
Overall I'm very satisfied with the program and the education I received.
The shop-like feel of the course.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
10

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
More newer vehicles to work on, more flexibility in the shop, and new tools and equipment
possiblility?
Schedule.
The process for completing work was overly complicated and took longer than it had to. A lot
of courses that were offered in the new trimester system were not well planned out and often
left instructors and students scrambling to complete tasks.
More break when we are going to school all year round
working on more real world things (like customer work)
More lab time and less repetative learning objectives. Doing the same testing for multiple
courses
more time no ac delco crap
I would have liked to be able to use the dyno more. I think it's a very useful tool that could
have been implemented in many ways to expand our learning. I also didn't like how crammed
some of the classes were. Some of them were far too short and it was hard to learn all of the
material in the amount of time we were given.
More focus on running it like a shop and not focusing on trying to incorporate homework and
projects and self evaluations none of which relate to a shop setting and escpecially not
grading them so heavily and strictly
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
9

1

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

0

6

6

12

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
Knowing what to ask a customer on their vehicle in or to fix it. Communication with the people
around me.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

3

8

11

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
The ability to calculate engine size cc or cubic inch, turning effort, spec calculations and
ranges, measuring, and etc.
Mr. Rovelle was a great math teacher and he did a great job with the course.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
2

2

7. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

0

Question
I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

4

6

11

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

3

9

12

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
Going back to problem solving and being able to test other compenents to to find a problem.
Thinking what all can be to that problem.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

3

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

5

5

10

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
Outdated technology and money spent on technology we never even used that could have
been used better.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

8

12

I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Lot of different ideas.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

4

15. As a result of this program:
Question

0

I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

4

8

12

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
professionalism
appropriate for
the auto
service
industry.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

8

12

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
The instructors did a great job encouraging professionalism to the students. I have truly
learned what it takes to be a professional automotive technician.

May 18, 2015

5

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

6

6

12

perform
diagnosis,
service,
and repair
of
automotive
internal
combustion
engines.

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
perform diagnosis,
service, and repair of
automotive automatic
transmission/transaxle
systems.

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree
nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

8

3

12

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Need more time with auto transmissions
This class was very hard to get the full understanding of in 5 weeks.. Automatic transmissions
are very complex and to cover all of their characteristics in 5 weeks is insane, let alone
understanding transfer cases and differentials all in the same 5 weeks. Mr. Kanable did a
great job of trying to get through everything but it just wasn't enough time.

May 18, 2015

6

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

7

5

12

perform
diagnosis,
service,
and repair
of
automotive
manual
drive train
and axles
systems.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Had a very poor teacher for this class. I had to teach the majority of the system to myself. If
it wasn't for my prior knowledge of the system and drive to teach myself, I wouldn't have a
great understanding of manual transmissions.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
perform
diagnosis,
service,
and repair
of
automotive
steering
and
suspension
steering
systems.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

7

5

12

7

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

1

4

7

12

perform diagnosis,
service, and repair
of automotive
electrical/electronic
systems.

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

29. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
perform
diagnosis,
service,
and repair
of
automotive
heating and
air
conditioning
systems.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

6

6

12

8

30. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Adam remke was a great teacher. Wish I had him for more classes
Mr. Remke did a great job teaching the HVAC course. He was very passionate and it really
showed.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

31. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

5

7

12

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

32. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I really enjoyed taking engine performance with Mr. Olson. He did a great job of making a
very complex system seem simple.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

33. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
explain
environmental
and legal
constraints
relating to
automobile
repair
practices.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

7

5

12

9

34. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

CONCLUSION
35. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
The student internship program that Western tried to impliment in the last semester of the
Automotive Tech course was not well planned out. Students were given 30 days to find a
compliant workplace to complete their internship and most of the employers weren't
completely clear on the course requirements. For a lot of students, it was left for them to "fend
for themselves" which just made things harder than it had to be. The Automotive Trade
Simulation course was not well planned out either. The "RO Package" required students to fill
out information which would not be pertinent in the "real world" (which was what this course
was supposed to be geared towards). Students also would often have to fill out a nonnumbered RO, a numbered RO, and their digital RO package, ultimately taking time away
from repairs. It is important to know how to complete a repair order, but it is completely
unnecessary to fill one out three times. There are many things that could be improved and
fine tuned.
More about car then I thought it would be. Need to have plans for new course like the hybrids
and help the new teacher when they couldn't answer our question.
adam remke was a great teacher and I wish i had him for more courses
it was great i went in to this program barley knowing how to change oil now i am confident i
can fix almost any problem i am give this is a GREAT program
Overall I had a great time at Western Technical college. I learned my program very well and
am very confident going into the field with the skillset, work ethic, attention to detail and
professionalism I have acquired here.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
5

10