2015 Spring Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology
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……………………………………………………………………….11
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
In general, the amount of rigor really tests how much you care about and are willing to devote
to this career path. Right away at day 1, you know whether or not you will be successful in
this program. This is mostly thanks to both Mitch Shultz as an instructor and the level of math
classes that need to be taken. Generally speaking, the instructors are very kind, easy to get
along with, and are willing to help at any moment they are available; however, at times, I was
afraid to ask for help. Also, sometimes goes through complex material a little too fast even
when you go to him outside of class.
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2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
The only thing I would like to see change about this program is the Tech Math 2 course. I
passed Tech Math 1A & 1B with flying colors, but Tech Math 2 was a totally different story.
The level of difficulty in that class was unnecessary. The material was reasonably difficult,
but the quizzes and exams were unnecessarily difficult. What ties into that is Andy will teach
the material for a given quiz/exam, but before he gives us the quiz/exam for whatever
material he had just taught, he will go through material from one, two, maybe three sections
ahead of that material, which got me extremely lost and confused at times. I was bordering
on a C in his class, so I decided to eventually drop it. As a result, I had no choice but to take
the self study course later on, which went exceptionally well for me compared to how the
classroom course did. The rest of the classes in this program were unnecessarily difficult at
times, but there is really nothing that can be changed there because most of it is what it is. It
is something the students can be proud of and prove their worth with when they graduate,
especially if they do well in their coursework.
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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

0

1

1

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
Before I started this program, I was a shy, unconfident, and not-so-outgoing person. Since
then, I have had a better time conversing with other people and it has been easier doing so.
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5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

1

1

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
I will have to say even though Tech Math 2 was quite a burden, I have had the opportunity to
learn and apply my mathematical skills to my everyday life more quickly and more often. I
think this was mostly thanks to me being forced to take the self study course.
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2

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

0

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

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
As weird as it might sound, learning how to idealize the concepts that I learned from taking
this program and how to put them into practice made me an overall brighter and sharperthinking person.
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9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

0

0

0

1

1

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
The last comment applies here.
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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

0

1

1

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
I have always known how to use technology effectively, but if learning how to assemble,
utilize, and manipulate circuits and their components applies to this question then I definitely
learned numerous things.
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1

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

1

1

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
Since taking this program, I have been able to place a higher self-worth on myself and am
generally more confident. Brushing up on my ethics has certainly not hurt because it directly
correlates with teams and how they work together.
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4

15. As a result of this program:
Question

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

0

1

1

0

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

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
This is tied in with having more confidence.
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PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
identify and
solve
problems,
applying
knowledge
in a critical,
creative
and ethical
manner.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
My critical and creative thinking skills were significantly improved throughout this program.
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19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
a basic
understanding
of applied
physics.

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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0

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

build or assemble
electromechanical/electroni
c hardware.

Strongly
Disagre
e

0

Disagre
e

Neither
Agree
nor
Disagre
e

Agre
e

Strongl
y Agree

Total
Response
s

0

0

0

1

1

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I made a comment about this earlier.
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6

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

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

0

1

1

0

adhear to
proper
safety
practices
and
procedures.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I have never had any troubles following proper safety practices and procedures in the past,
but practice makes perfect.
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1

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
use appropriate
test equipment
and
troubleshooting
techniques to
repair or locate
defective circuits
or components in
electrical/electronic
systems.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

1

1

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I cannot begin to explain how much I have learned about test equipment by taking this
program. Also, my troubleshooting techniques have improved exponentially.
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7

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

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

0

Question
demonstrate a
basic
understanding
of analog and
digital
communcations
systems.

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
The CET Project course really shows you how much you understand in the end, which I have
definitely demonstrated a basic understanding of analog and digital communications systems.
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1

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

Strongly
Disagree

0

demonstrate
effective
programming
skills.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

30. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
My programming skills by taking this program have improved ten-fold.
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8

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

0

develop
and
construct a
basic data
aquisition
and control
system.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

0

1

1

32. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
This is also where the CET Project course comes into play.
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33. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
a basic
understanding
of networks
and
networking.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

1

1

34. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Again, the CET Project course comes into play here.
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9

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

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

0

Question
demonstrate
an
understanding
of computer
hardware,
operating
systems and
application
software.

36. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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37. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

demonstrate
a solid
foundation
in electronic
circuits and
systems.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

1

38. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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10

CONCLUSION
39. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
It is not my intention to be mushy here, but taking the CET program here at Western has truly
been the best experience of my life. I have met some great people, made numerous friends,
and have gained a wealth of knowledge that a bunch of people I personally know would kill to
have. Especially considering I am 1 of the last 4 people standing in this program when we
started with 12 or 13, I feel I have truly earned my way to graduation and have done my share
of good work in this program. The amount of rigor in this program has helped almost
eliminate my laziness, has taught me to have more patients, and have more general
appreciation in life. I would not have traded the last two years for anything and will be a great
memory to share for the rest of my life.
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11