2011 ECET-EET SLO-student

2011 ECET-EET SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 9

Source: Student

# of Responses: 6

Program: Elec & Computer Eng Tech - EET
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
6 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes
Yes

the classes were interesting and taught thoroughly
I like the fact that this program enables transfer to MSoE. This single
fact may have made the greatest difference in my long term
educational goals. Although the greatest portion of students were
involved in the CET track of this ECET program, don't lose sight of
those students who want to develop the EET track. I think if
transferring to a 4 year school was only available to programming
students, and I greatly dislike programming, I would not have had as
much interest in this program. That being said, with the bridge
courses required for the 4 year transfer as well as the calculus
requirements, this is definitely not a 2+2 transfer option and students
definitely need to know this during advisement. This wasn't an issue
during mine, because I wasn't looking for a degree during a deadline.

As far as content goes, I think the EET track was nicely filled. I
definitely came out of this with a solid enough background in
electronics to engage in conversation with professionals of the field.
In the two years the core program covers, I can say I learned enough
about Electronics Engineering Technology to continue my education
from within the job market.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

What would you change about this program?

6 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

This program was a springboard for me to engage the engineering
field, from which I plan on transferring to Milwaukee School of
Engineering to pursue a double major in Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering bachelors degrees with a minor in Architectural
Engineering, possibly capping it off with a Masters of Science and
Engineering. If it weren't for the transfer agreement and the gpa
based scholarship following me down there, I don't know what I would
be pursuing after graduation. Most likely it would not be something of
such ambitious ends.
I've learned alot. At times the pace was fast, but was worth it.
I like the hands on this program offers.
very knowledgeable instructors
Hands on & student/instructor interaction.

Western Wisconsin Technical College

More open lab time to help the students.
I fell like there should be more on programming. The real world seems
to be go more with software driven devices and a good understanding
on programming seems to more of a must.
more classes that are specific to just EET and CET

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Use effective communication skills.

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes

Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

I feel like I got a decent handle on effective communication skills.
There is always room for improvment though.
The gap between Tech Reporting and the reports-based classes like
DCAC 3 and Electronic Circuits Analysis was vast. Tech reporting is
a very generalized coverage of the basics, but in no way prepares
EET track students for the level of writing expected of them. Skills
with Microsoft Excel need to be stressed at some point, we were stuck
learning it in our free time in order to apply advanced methods to
solve our problems.
Having done the DCAC3 and ECA bridge courses, I feel my technical
communications skills have skyrocketed.
Oral and written communication skills were great.

0
Yes
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

The structure and order of which classes were taken in which order
was not solidly designed, and this has been addressed by the
program faculty in my understanding. Some things like Digital
Electronics is very difficult to grasp in a whiz-bang quick delivery. At
some points, some of the faculty did not have an extremely solid
grasp of all the material they were presenting, and the
question/answer interplay from the class here suffered. This was
mostly in the digital electronics courses. This is a difficult area for
beginners I think, so having someone with a deep understanding of it
would benefit all.
Closer interweaving of the courses.

0
Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

Feedback

Some help to the non-traditional students would nice here.
Yes. However, Tech Math 2 will not prepare someone without prior
knowledge of functions and calculus well enough to take calculus.
Math Analysis was needed to fill that gap.
I feel like there I can do most of the mathematics needed to do my
job. I feel like if I dont know it, I could easily learn the new materials.

0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

6 100.00%

6 100.00%

0

0

0

0

Again, the MSOE bridge courses were the most beneficial.
Is good.

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

Very useful.
Here, the MSOE bridge courses did the most to show application of
theory.

This should continue throughout your life.
Lab Groups allowed to work in a team inviroment. I think there should
have been some classes where there were larger groups.
We have a very cohesive graduating group. Everyone worked well
together and the electronics lab was a very comfortable environment
for my new friends and I.

0

0

Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome
Use technology effectively.

Yes
6 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or
systems

6 100.00%

6 100.00%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Yes.
Circuits yes. Whole systems are hard to cover in 2 years.

Yes
Yes

Build electronic circuits and systems

6 100.00%

0

Yes.
Became better with practice.

Yes
Yes

Operate test equipment

6 100.00%

0

Yes.
Again, the MSOE bridge courses were the most beneficial to really
nailing down understanding.

Yes
Yes

Apply electronic theory to practice

6 100.00%

Yes.
Not a huge amount of "green energy" concepts were covered. This is
going to be a substantial part of the electrical engineering technology
fields in the future. A class to teach students about efficiency in
electrical systems would be a great addition. (to what I understand is
an already over-loaded curriculum.)

Yes
Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

We have very old equipment in our lab.
Made great steps in this area.

Could show better trouble shooting abilities.
Yes. Again, we've got understanding of circuits, not systems. Coming
out of 2 years, we've been exposed to all the essential "blocks" of
working electronic systems, but not systems as a whole.
There sould have been more Evaluations of whole systems. Most of
the classes looked at more the of basic circuits.

0

0

0

0

0

Yes

Communicate technical information

6 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes

Yes
Yes

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

84 100.00%

0

0.00%

0

Tech Reporting does nothing in comparison to DC/AC 3 and
Electronic Circuits Analysis. The level of reporting required in those
classes is something worth putting people through when employers
are complaining more and more that 2 yr graduates lack effective
communications skillls.
A static format would benefit the students.
Yes.

0

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