2013 Spring WoodTech-SLOAssessment

2013 Spring WoodTech-SLOAssessment








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Wood Tech-SLO Assessment, Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/14/2013

Survey Overview
Description
Wood Tech, 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:
13
First Response:
4/30/2013 12:19 AM
Last Response:
5/1/2013 11:52 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?
all the hands on teaching (0000000460 Anonymous)
Educational and very related to my future plans. (0000000465 Anonymous)
Fun while still getting done what we needed too (0000000462 Anonymous)
i liked that we learned to read blue prints and can take that to the field. (0000000463 Anonymous)
I think that the Wood Tech program was very informational and is a program that I would recommend to
friends and family that are looking to go into this career field. (0000000470 Anonymous)
It was all hands on whiched helped me learn the concepts better. (0000000458 Anonymous)
its what i would like to do for a career (0000000469 Anonymous)
learned a lot in a little time (0000000466 Anonymous)
The amount of work and shop time. Hands on learning. (0000000459 Anonymous)
The teacher are well knowable in the program. Using the news ideas in wood working. (0000000468
Anonymous)
There was a lot of hands on learning. I liked all of the time spent on the jobsite. (0000000464 Anonymous)
Very imformative, challenging and relivent. (0000000467 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
A little more explanation of certain points. (0000000459 Anonymous)
have it be a longer course, have the carpentry program be a year long so you can build your own house as
a group from the bottom to finish. (0000000469 Anonymous)
More lab hours (0000000470 Anonymous)
More time to learn more (0000000468 Anonymous)
Nothing (0000000458 Anonymous)

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nothing (0000000460 Anonymous)
Nothing (0000000462 Anonymous)
nothing (0000000463 Anonymous)
nothing (0000000464 Anonymous)
Probably, nothing. (0000000467 Anonymous)
Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities
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%
13
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
Good learing environment that will help in the work place. (0000000459 Anonymous)
i liked the project presentations that we had because we had to talk to the whole class. (0000000463
Anonymous)
Was able to contact someone when i needed too (0000000462 Anonymous)
You need to communicate in this field and I have learned those effective communication skills.
(0000000470 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
100%
13
Yes
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
Every day use of mathematics. (0000000465 Anonymous)
Good points taught in the class room that are applied to the field. (0000000459 Anonymous)
It was pretty easy (0000000462 Anonymous)
Many, if not all things, in this course requires the application of mathematical concepts. (0000000470
Anonymous)

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7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
92.3%
12
Yes
7.7%
1
No
8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
Im not sure because this statement makes no sense (0000000466 Anonymous)
no idea what that means. (0000000464 Anonymous)
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
13
Yes
10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
Required a ton of critical thinking. (0000000467 Anonymous)
You need these if something doesn't fit right or if someone screwed up. (0000000470 Anonymous)
11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
13
Yes
12. Comments on effective use of technology.
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
13
Yes
14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
Diversity was more of a a economic diversity. I.E. comes from money, impoverished. (0000000467
Anonymous)
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
13
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
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. Generate a positive work ethic.
100%
13
Yes

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18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Instructors emphasisze this. (0000000467 Anonymous)

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You need positive work ethic to work with others (0000000470 Anonymous)
19. Positively relate to internal and external customers.
100%
12
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
not sure what its asking (0000000466 Anonymous)
21. Interpret a basic knowledge of wood construction techniques.
100%
13
Yes
22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
23. Prescribe and demonstrate safe usage of hand and hand power tools.
100%
13
Yes
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Strongly emphasized. (0000000467 Anonymous)
25. Prescribe and demonstrate safe procedures on a job site.
100%
13
Yes
26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Strongly emphasized. (0000000467 Anonymous)
27. Observe correct job-site safety requirements.
100%
13
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
29. Interpret information found on building plans to construct what has been designed.
100%
13
Yes
30. Comments about learning this program outcome.
31. Recommend a plan of procedure to eliminate wasted time and materials.
92.3%
12
Yes
7.7%
1
No
32. Comments about learning this program outcome.
33. Calculate materials needed to complete a specified job.
100%
13
Yes

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34. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Spent a lot of time with this. (0000000467 Anonymous)

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35. Evaluate a finished job for quality of product, organizational skills, appearance and
effectiveness.
92.3%
12
Yes
7.7%
1
No
36. 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.
37. Comments
Good overall program well taught and great work taught. (0000000459 Anonymous)
Greatly enjoyed my time. (0000000467 Anonymous)
i enjoyed the class and im glad that i can take this blueprint reading course to the job that i am at
(0000000463 Anonymous)
The Wood Tech program is a great program and has great teachers that teach you their knowledge of
construction, cabinet making, etc. (0000000470 Anonymous)
This was a great course and I would recommend it to others (0000000458 Anonymous)