2016 Spring Diesel & heavy Equipment Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring Diesel & heavy Equipment Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey








Diesel Heavy Equipment Technician 2016 SLO
Spring 2016 - Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
May 2nd 2016, 2:34 pm CDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
I liked how they gave us the chance to bring our own stuff in to work on and also working on the equipment on
they had here a lot of the stuff was real life experiences and it gave us the chance to get more of the feel of it.
The instructors are fantastic. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
Hands on experience
I liked that the instructors trained use like we were at a job. The instructors made it fun to be at school.
I liked this program for the fact that I have been raised on a farm, and hope to continue farming. Diesel and
heavy equipment is something that will be used on the farm. I liked the facility and the tools that we had to use
over the last two years here.
That it was hands on.
The teachers are great for the most part. They know what they are teaching and are always willing to help
when needed. Classes aren't to big and the homework is easy going.
the electrical and heavy equipment part of this class, because there was something to learn in those.
the hands on aspect of teaching
I liked that the instructors were all easy to work with. All are good, friendly people.
I liked how informational it was, it really added to my knowledge about mechanics and helped me a lot in the
workplace.
I liked everything
A lot of hands on experience. The teachers know what they are teaching.
Learned slot about my trade to make going into the work force alot easier.
It was a great learning experience and the facilities are awesome.
learned tons

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
I don't thin k I would change anything for the program.
Need more advanced technology. The program has made improvements, but it is still way behind where the
industry is now.
Less book work, entirely hands on
I would like to see more with the Ag and heavy equipment.
I would like to see an agricultural part to this program, or maybe even as an add on or separate course. I would
also like to see some more modern trucks, tractors, and equipment to work and troubleshoot on as we are kind
of behind the times here with the technology that is seen in workforce.
The welding program was a joke
Need a lot of newer equipment to catch up to the times. The equipment also needs diversity between the
brands. Need different makes and models of truck brands and engines. We have the technology but not the
equipment to learn on.
The Engine and pm part of this program because they were soooooooo repetitive
yes
I would want to go more indepth with the emission systems on engines. It is a new problem that needs to be
addressed.
Some of the programs didn't follow the curriculum well, for one whole semester I was on one project that really
wasn't giving me any learning experience.
Welding class was a joke.
I have no idea
Classes need to be shorter instead of 8 hours a day. Some of us work full time and it is overwhelming working
full time and going to school full time.
Newer equipment to work on.
classes need to be shorter for conflicting schedules

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

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

87.50%

14

Strongly Agree

6.25%

1

Total

100%

16

Agree

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you
learned.
It has helped me talk people more effectively.
Learned to work with a group
I don't know
Communication is key!
teachers in all portions of the class only focused on the kids they liked
I feel that I can order parts better and explain problems better.
I learned how to work efficiently with other people and put what I did on a work order.
I have learned to communicate more effectively.
I learned effective skills in interacting with customers and drivers.

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

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

18.75%

3

Agree

68.75%

11

Strongly Agree

6.25%

1

Total

100%

16

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
I am able to use math better.
XXXXX XXXXXXX is the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!
It was a good program
You always use math everyday of your life.
there was stuff learned in the class but during this program you didn't need to apply it
I already had strong math skills before the program.

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

%

Count

6.25%

1

Disagree

18.75%

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

37.50%

6

Agree

31.25%

5

Strongly Agree

6.25%

1

Total

100%

16

Strongly Disagree

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Sure
I don't know
Question doesn't make any sense.
there was nothing of this sort
Feel like we didn't really learn a whole lot about this topic.
Did not do any of this.

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

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

6.25%

1

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

Agree

75.00%

12

Strongly Agree

12.50%

2

100%

16

Total

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
I am able to to think on stuff an easier way and come to a conclusion a lot quicker.
To think out of the box
That is a debatable question. Depends on the day. Not much critical thinking is needed at school because
everything is layed out for a person. But out in the real world, yes it is needed everyday.
the only class we actually learned trouble shooting skills in was electrical...
Learned how to be efficient in critical thinking and thinking logically.
I learned how to diagnose trucks efficiently and quickly.

Q14 - As a result of this program:
Q14_1 - I have learned to use technology effectively.
Answer
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree nor Disagree

%

Count

0.00%
13.33%

2

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

9

Strongly Agree

26.67%

4

100%

15

Total

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
I am able to use newer technology to communicate with truck ecms.
use the meters
I have learned a lot technology programs on how to read trucks and engines.
computers were not used as much as they should have been in trouble shooting vehicles
We learned a lot about using on-line services.
I am already very fluent in modern technology.

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

6.25%

1

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

Agree

75.00%

12

Strongly Agree

12.50%

2

100%

16

Total

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing
yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse population.
I have a lot more confidence in my self and my work ethic.
Learned to think before speak
kinda hard to work ethically with others when you were alone all the way through the program
I've learned to value my work ethic through work and school.

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

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

6.25%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

1

Agree

81.25%

13

Strongly Agree

12.50%

2

100%

16

Total

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
Yes
Yes
Yes

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q21_1 - identify strengths and weaknesses in my course of study.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

6.25%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

1

87.50%

14

Strongly Agree

6.25%

1

Total

100%

16

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
it was a waste of time
I am able to identify my strengths and weaknesses.

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - project a professional image
by acts of timeliness, cleanliness, honesty and acceptance of responsibility
for actions taken.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

Agree

62.50%

10

Strongly Agree

25.00%

4

100%

16

Total

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
there was no drive to get anything done
Already had these skills.

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - demonstrate a positive
attitude, attentive listening skills and the ability to foster personal
relationships.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

Agree

75.00%

12

Strongly Agree

12.50%

2

100%

16

Total

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
er nah
Better communication.

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - demonstrate the ability to
inspect, diagnose, service and repair major systems related to the diesel
transportation and heavy equipment industry.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

6.25%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

1

Agree

81.25%

13

Strongly Agree

12.50%

2

100%

16

Total

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I learned a lot about trucks, I wish the heavy equipment program was more structured and detailed.
I came in knowing little bout heavy duty systems and now I know the majority of the systems.

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - practice personal work habits
through compliance with all company, brand/vehicle, OSHA and
environmental policies.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

75.00%

12

Strongly Agree

18.75%

3

100%

16

Total

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Yes

Q31 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical
College.
Enjoyed the program and school. The facility is great. We just need some more advanced technology to get up
to speed with the industry.
very good program. I would suggest it to people out of the area
this program needs to be revalutated
The program was fun
The welding class was a joke. Did not learn anything new the second year.
I think it was very beneficial for me to take this program to take the next step in my career.
classes could have more added to them. feel like most classes were drawn out and time could have been
utilized better. Attendance should not have been mandatory. Paid for the program should have the choice to
show up or not especially if there was conflicting schedules.