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Department Learning Outcome-Instruction

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INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS​ ​LEARNING OUTCOMES
Accounting​
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental accounting theory.
  • Apply the accounting skills necessary to accumulate and summarize financial information for decision-making.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and report financial information to the appropriate individuals and organizations.
  • Apply proper tax treatment of specific topics important to tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.
  • Implement accounting concepts using a computerized accounting program such as QuickBooks or Peachtree.
  • Identify costs which are relevant to a given management decision.
Administration of Justice
  • Communicate verbally and in writing effectively.
  • Demonstrate respect for social and cultural diversity.
  • Reason and think in applying the law.
  • Demonstrate personal and civic responsibility in daily activities.
Alcohol/Drug Studies
  • Sit for and pass the state examination - California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
  • Participate effectively as an entry-level practitioner in the Alcohol and Drug profession.
  • Apply standard of care when working with patients/clients with addictions.
Allied Health
AH-Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Prepare to successfully pass the State of California Department of Health N.A.T.A.P. exam.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental nursing skills instructed in the state approved nursing assistant training program with 100% accuracy.
  • Qualify to be employed as a nursing assistant and/or home health aide.
  • Apply for advanced placement in the nursing department’s LVN programs.
AH –Medical Assisting
  • Perform administrative and clinical tasks required of a medical office to professional standards of Medical Assisting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of California law and regulations for medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical law, ethics and confidentiality in the performance of medical assistant duties.
AH-Emergency Medical Technician
  • Use clinical reasoning when verbalizing and demonstrating the proper techniques when used when ventilating an adult manikin.
  • Pass the National Emergency Medical Technician exam.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to use all the medications that are in the EMT scope of practice.
  • Synthesize and explain the physiological effects of hypoxia on both the molecular and cellular level in a patient that presents with hypoxia.
  • Analyze and employ safe scene practices while working at the scene of a traffic collision on the freeway.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for all patients, coworkers, bystanders and assisting agencies in the performance of their duty as cited in the National Emergency Medical Technician code of ethics and behavior.
AH-Telemetry
  • Demonstrate skills appropriate to the level of knowledge required for entrance into employment related to the medical field.
  • Analyze and evaluate cardiac rhythms through a systematic approach comparing electrophysiology to electrocardiogram wave patterns.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the clinical setting and maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
American Sign Language
  • Demonstrate expressive and receptive competence of ASL grammatical features when communicating with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing people.
  • Demonstrate expressive and receptive competence and interpersonal communication using visual language between individuals.
  • Acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints that are only available through American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
  • Engage in one-to-one conversations using ASL with the Deaf community to access information about Deaf culture that will lead to lifelong learning experiences.
  • Examine expected social behaviors when interacting with mixed groups of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals at Deaf events (e.g., handwaving to show enjoyment of entertainment).
Anatomy and Physiology​
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply scientific methods in Anatomy and Physiology to predict physiologic responses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental chemical nature of physiology.
  • Correlate the structure to function of each of the major systems and their organ and tissue components.
  • Predict homeostatic responses to physiological imbalances.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structures and their function in reproduction and development.
  • Apply the principles of natural selection and evolution to predict genetic outcomes.
Anthropology
  • Use Natural Selection to explain hominid evolution.
  • Analyze the interrelationship between humans and their physical environment.
  • Apply the principles of cultural relativism to observations of human behavior.
  • Recognize the validity of people's variable language histories and experiences.
  • Recognize the value of archaeological and fossil records.
  • Utilize the scientific method in observations of human attributes (biology, behavior, language, artifacts).
Art
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in the process of producing art.
  • Demonstrate a general awareness of artistic cultures and styles.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate terminology in evaluating art and design.
  • Develop a progression of works that demonstrate their creative style, technical skill, and personal approach to subject and media.
Astronomy
  • Describe the characteristics of the physical universe.
  • Employ astronomical instruments.
  • Measure and collect data from experiments.
  • Use the principles of physics to analyze and draw appropriate conclusions concerning the collected data.
Audio and Video Technology
  • Operate audio and video components.
  • Apply the theories of audio and video.
  • Use critical thinking skills in audio and video applications.
  • Enter the work force in the audio and video area.
Automotive/Transportation Technology
  • Pass all eight areas in the ASE certification.
  • Complete all NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) task sheets.
  • Enter the workforce in the automotive industry.
Biological Sciences
  • Explain and appreciate how scientific knowledge is obtained and verified.
  • Explore and appreciate the facts and principles concerning heredity, variation and diversity, the cell, evolution and natural selection.
  • Explain and appreciate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy in living systems.
  • Achieve basic literacy in the language of biology.
  • Think critically about issues using their understanding of biology.
  • Explore the ethical and social considerations inherent in biology.
Business Administration
  • Communicate effectively through appropriate modes of communication (listening, speaking, reading, writing) as they pertain to the business environment with emphasis on the use of computer technology.
  • Analyze data to determine relevant information needed to produce reports, visual presentations, and other business documents.
  • Identify and solve business problems, assess results, and determine alternative courses of action.
Business – Office Administration/Technology
  • Communicate effectively through appropriate modes of communication with emphasis on the use of computer technologies.
  • Focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing as they pertain to the business environment.
  • Analyze data to examine relevant information needed to produce reports and visual presentations.
  • Promote critical thinking skills and identify and solve business problems, assess results, determine alternative course of actions.
  • Identify and recognize the various social, cultural, and business environments and how to respond appropriately.
  • Identify current business trends and the technologies being used in today's business environment.
  • Display personal and civic responsibility, identify personal needs, goals and work environments, and demonstrate the ability to identify the resources necessary to meet them.
  • Identify elements of personal responsibility, accountability, task completion, and demonstrate awareness of how to sustain career resiliency and positive attitude.
Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Prepare to successfully pass the State of California Department of Health N.A.T.A.P. exam.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental nursing skills instructed in the state approved nursing assistant training program with 100% accuracy.
  • Qualify to be employed as a nursing assistant and/or home health aide.
  • Apply for advanced placement in the nursing department’s LVN programs.
Chemistry
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific inquiry to problem solving, including relationships between science and human activities.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the Periodic Table of Elements and the nature and properties of elements.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles governing matter and energy and their transformations via chemical reactions.
Child Development and Education
  • Develop and effectively communicate a philosophy of education based on research and developmental theories that demonstrate a commitment to developmentally appropriate and responsive practice.
  • Become permit and/or transfer eligible and thus prepared to enter the workforce.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning including personal and professional development and responsibility.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and advocate for the diverse needs of children and families within the context of a rapidly changing and highly diverse society.
  • Demonstrate professionalism based upon the NAEYC Code of Ethics.
Communication
  • Recognize and discuss the ways in which communication, both verbal and nonverbal, affects lives in various social contexts (e.g., intrapersonal, interpersonal, intercultural, group, organizational, mass, and mediated communication among others).
  • Locate, read, and critically evaluate research (traditional and electronic), comparing and contrasting research methodologies used in the discipline.
  • Construct and responsibly present different types of speeches both individually and group, demonstrating effective communication practices (e.g., active listening, self-presentation).
  • Explore, compare and evaluate the basic communication theories of small group, public, organizational and mass communication, the ways in which technology affects communication, as well as the rhetorical foundations of the field of Communication studies.
Computer Information Systems
  • Recognize that a system consists of people, procedures, hardware, software, and data within a global environment.
  • Apply systems concepts in the investigation, evaluation, and resolution of information technology problems.
  • Recognize how the very large amounts of data collected by modern organizations can be used to review, redesign, and improve processes.
  • Employ applications software and software tools in the application of information technologies to help individuals, groups, and organizations achieve their goals.
  • Analyze existing processes based on interviewing, observation, documentation, analysis and other similar methods.
  • Research and apply industry reference models and best practices in order to improve process designs.
  • Assess, manage, and control IT risks.
  • Demonstrate working effectively as a member of the team to accomplish common goals.
  • Analyze technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and prepare memos, reports and documentation for a wide range of audiences.
  • Investigate and assess new sources of information and learning opportunities to stay abreast of emerging information and computing technologies.
  • List career paths related to the program of study, as well as any qualifications and/or professional certifications that may be associated with those careers.
Dance
  • Develop an awareness of the history, diversity, and cultural significance of dance.
  • Apply knowledge and skills gained to new and varied situations through dance expression.
  • Discover and evaluate movement through the use of aesthetic tools gained.
  • Compose, perform and evaluate works of artistic expression.
  • Examine anatomical ideas and discover the connections required to demonstrate depth of knowledge and technical ability.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Complete the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation exam, and after an additional year of work experience complete the ARDMS abdomen and small parts, and the obstetrics/gynecology specialty examinations.
  • Apply knowledge of proper use of ultrasound equipment and demonstrate image improvement through manipulating the instrumentation of the equipment.
  • Document proper imaging of the abdomen, small parts, obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound exams.
  • Use effective communication with patients, staff, and physicians.
  • Show discretion with and implement HIPPA laws for all patients.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the workplace.
Earth Science
  • Explain the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment.
  • Appreciate different cultural and ethnic perspectives within the context of environmental opportunities and challenges.
  • Apply the scientific method to objective and subjective analysis of cultural and physical environments.
  • Explore and critically appreciate spatial relationships at different local, regional, and global scales.​
Economics
  • Analyze, apply, and communicate basic economic principles, policies, theories, models, and analytical methods in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and environmental economics.
  • Identify and solve economic problems, assess results, and determine alternative courses of action using various economic tools.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize different schools of economic thought from primary and secondary sources to resolve basic economic questions in a variety of economic systems.
  • Examine the relevant benefits and costs of domestic and international economic policy choices, recognizing arguments presented, and construct alternative policy outcomes.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and communicate private and public decision-making processes, contemporary and historical socio-economic issues, and the fundamental role that economic forces play in domestic and global economies.
  • Recognize economics as inextricably intertwined with politics and history, business and markets, governments and global economies, as well as social and cultural institutions.
Emergency Medical Technician
  • Use clinical reasoning when verbalizing and demonstrating the proper techniques when used when ventilating an adult manikin.
  • Pass the National Emergency Medical Technician exam.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to use all the medications that are in the EMT scope of practice.
  • Synthesize and explain the physiological effects of hypoxia on both the molecular and cellular level in a patient that presents with hypoxia.
  • Analyze and employ safe scene practices while working at the scene of a traffic collision on the freeway.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for all patients, coworkers, bystanders and assisting agencies in the performance of their duty as cited in the National Emergency Medical Technician code of ethics and behavior.
Engineering: Drafting Technology
 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, surveying, computer automated drafting, and machining to apply this knowledge to proper engineering use within the workforce.
  • Saul surveying engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and science by using modern surveying engineering techniques, skills, and tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of important characteristics of traditional manufacturing production methods including both basic engineering and technological aspects.
​English
  • Present a clear, reasoned, well supported, clearly-organized argument, demonstrating college-level writing skills.
  • Recognize writing as a process of developing, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • Conduct research appropriate to a narrowly specific topic, understanding how to find and evaluate the credibility of sources, incorporating information, concepts and ideas from outside sources through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting to develop strong, well-supported arguments, citing sources according to Modern Language Association guidelines.
  • Analyze text, recognizing the arguments presented, and construct an effective, argumentative or persuasive response, synthesizing information, concepts, and ideas from various sources and including that knowledge in effective, well-reasoned arguments.
  • Demonstrate understanding of acknowledged methods of critical thinking and analysis of literature.
  • Analyze a variety of literary genres in their social, cultural and historical context.
  • Evaluate the artistic contributions made by writers in the English, American and world literary traditions by analyzing the stylistic, formal, and thematic elements of their works.
​English as a Second Language
  • Produce effective, clear, reasoned, well-supported, and well-organized five paragraph essays.
  • Extract meaning from various texts by identifying the author's intent, main points, and supporting details.
  • Express ideas and opinions verbally in response to spoken communication in the classroom environment in a coherent and effective manner.
​Environmental Studies
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  • Describe the scientific method and explain how environmental science is related to the various traditional sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and anthropology
​Fire Technology
  • Analyze Fire Service theories and techniques as well as conduct research on specific topics related to the Fire Service.
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of the various aspects of the Fire Service to include but not limited to Fire Department structure, operations, educational and experiential requirements for firefighting jobs.
  • Use technology to process information to identify and address problems.
  • Develop good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to address problems while working as part of the team.
​Geographic Information Systems
  • Explore and critically appreciate spatial relationships at different local, regional to global scales.
  • Integrate spatial thinking with applied technology to analyze physical and cultural patterns, trends and relationships.
​Geography
  • Explain the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment.
  • Appreciate different cultural and ethnic perspectives within the context of environmental opportunities and challenges.
  • Apply the scientific method to objective and subjective analysis of cultural and physical environments.
​Gerontology DEACTIVATED
Guidance​
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for applying personality types, interests, skills, and aptitudes towards major selection and career choice.
  • Apply sound strategies and practice to successful job search planning and career management.
  • Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary for personal and professional success.
​Health and Nutrition
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of lifestyle behaviors on human health and wellness.
  • Evaluate dietary and exercise patterns.
  • Communicate effectively how lifestyle behaviors affect various disease states.
  • Develop a plan to meet personal health and wellness goals.
​History
  • Demonstrate through coursework and discussion a breadth of knowledge of historical developments and trends related to the courses taken.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize historical data into independent interpretations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize the impact of class, gender, ethnicity, culture and politics as they relate to the process of history.
​Honors Enrichment Program
  • Improve transfer opportunities for student members.
  • Develop lifelong skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom, including such skills as critical thinking, scholarly writing, research and presentation skills.
  • Foster a community of scholars, both faculty and students, who support the educational endeavors of Honors students.
​Humanities
  • Develop an awareness of cultural and artistic expression of diverse people and culture throughout the ages.
  • Examine complex issues and discover the connections and correlations among ideas to advance toward a conclusion demonstrating depth of knowledge and insight.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to new and varied situations through written expression.
  • Discover and evaluate information using appropriate research methods and tools.
  • Compose, perform and evaluate works of artistic and creative expression.
Learning Resource Center (LRC)​
​Learning Skills Program
  • Analyze and critically evaluate functional limitations, select appropriate compensatory learning strategies, and evaluate use adaptive technologies appropriate for their individual remediation needs.
  • Communicate effectively with instructors, staff and fellow students using appropriate methods of technology and select appropriate learning and compensatory strategies.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility, identify personal needs and goals, and select appropriate resources necessary to meet them.
  • Practice active learning and demonstrate measureable progress of course level learning outcomes defined in their educational study plan.
​Legal Assistant
  • Conduct legal and non-legal research using correct legal methods.
  • Explain the theoretical foundation of the legal environment to understand the legal system.
  • Analyze information and legal considerations to assist the attorney in decision-making and advise to clients.
  • Draft commercial documents, agency filings, court pleadings and agreements using correct formatting and editing skills.
Liberal Arts​
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  • Assess many different situations, involving diverse people and viewpoints, and compose appropriate responses in writing and speaking.
  • Analyze the substance of others' comments through active listening.
  • Evaluate and analyze texts through active reading, writing, and discussion.
  • Locate and evaluate information by selecting and using appropriate research methods and tools.
  • Propose solutions to problems by thinking logically and critically; explaining conclusions; and evaluating, supporting, or critiquing the thinking of others.
  • Identify and analyze real or potential problems and develop, evaluate, and test possible solutions and hypotheses.
  • Compose an understandable, organized and supported written or spoken explanation of ideas, feelings, and conclusions.
Library​
  • Students will have an awareness of the types of services, materials, and resources, both physical and virtual, available at the library.
  • Students will be able to navigate the library's website, select and search an appropriate catalog or database to fulfill information needs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to access the library's resources remotely.
​Management/Supervision
  • Encourage students to expand their knowledge and depth of understanding of Business and Management.
  • Use technology to achieve proficiency in Business.
  • Utilize business information systems for the purpose of research, organizing and developing legitimate business models.
Mathematics​
  • Develop the ability to express ideas and reason logically regarding abstract situations.
  • Synthesize ideas and apply mathematical reasoning and logic to the real world.
  • Set up and solve problems using arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric models.
  • Write mathematical information symbolically, visually, and numerically.
  • Develop problem-solving and modeling skills.
​Medical Assisting
  • Perform administrative and clinical tasks required of a medical office to professional standards of Medical Assisting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of California law and regulations for medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical law, ethics and confidentiality in the performance of medical assistant duties.
​MultiMedia
  • Demonstrate professional level production skills effectively.
  • Apply information and graphic design concepts.
  • Communicate verbally and visually, demonstrating creativity and innovation.
  • Demonstrate professional accountability, task completion and appropriate team interaction.
​Music
  • Build performance skills in instrumental music, voice, piano, and/or guitar.
  • Discover how musical works are composed through the study of foundational elements: melody, harmony, rhythm, form, instrumentation, and texture.
  • Develop an awareness of the aesthetic values in music and the roles music plays in the aesthetics of various time periods, styles, and world regions.
  • Explore how music has evolved throughout history, and in specific styles and world regions.
  • Explore various career paths in music and the expectations of each field.
  • ​Enrich the community through interaction in the Arts.​
    ​Nursing - Registered Nursing
    • Prepare to take and pass the NCLEX State Board Examination utilizing the concept of the current NCLEX Test Plan.
    • Prepare for entry level jobs in nursing practice settings utilizing the concept of: therapeutic written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills; critical thinking and the nursing process to direct and manage client care; drug and intravenous therapy for promoting a safe, effective care environment; growth and development and socio-cultural to view the client as a holistic person; and evidence-based practices and principles of education to promote, maintain, and restore optimum health for clients with acute and chronic alterations in health.
    • Act as a professional Registered Nurse by utilizing professional nursing ethics and accepted standards of care to comply with the scope of practice as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing in the state of California.
    Nursing - Vocational Nursing​
    • Prepare to take and pass the national exam for licensure in the state California.
    • Use appropriate communication skills: verbal, nonverbal, and written, while delivering care to their clients in various nursing practice settings.
    • Utilize the nursing process to promote wellness by teaching: peers, assistive personnel, client, client’s families and the community.
    • Act as a professional Vocational Nurse by using professional ethical behaviors while complying with the board mandate and scope of practice.
    Occupational Internship
    ​Philosophy
    • Identify and assess the central figures, questions and themes of philosophy.
    • Analyze and assess arguments and approaches to philosophical problems.
    • Articulate and defend complex arguments using written and oral communication.
    ​Photography
    • Demonstrate professional-level understanding of exposure essentials and photographic principles.
    • Employ current photographic workflow and skill sets in the digital paradigm.
    • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and defend photographic production techniques in the studio and on location.
    • Conceptualize and produce creative photographic solutions to client and self-assigned photographic challenges.
    • Have knowledge of a historical perspective of photography and the significant photographers.
    ​Physical Education
    • Explore and prepare for educational and career options in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Athletic Coaching.
    • Explore the anatomical, biomechanical and physiological components of human movement.
    • Design and perform a safe and appropriate exercise program to increase and measure the five components of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, body composition) for diverse populations.
    • Design and perform a safe and appropriate practice program to increase and measure the six components of sport performance (agility, balance, ordination, speed, reaction time and power) for diverse populations.
    • Apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to customize the principles of exercise, nutrition, and behavioral modification to create a long-term sustainable healthy lifestyle.
    • Demonstrate proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in various individual and team sports as an athlete, official, or a coach.
    • Develop the body, mind, social connections and spirit through human movement.
    • Develop and write an effective plan of initial treatment, rehabilitation, and preventative care for common athletic injuries and other emergency situations.
    • Examine and critique scientific literature, exercise methods, services and products, and understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey findings both orally and in writing.
    Physics​
    • Analyze physical problems using the laws of physics and appropriate mathematical techniques.
    • Measure and collect data from experiments.
    • Use the principles of physics to analyze and draw appropriate conclusions concerning the collected data.
    ​Political Science
    • Analyze and critique current political topics and issues.
    • Analyze and evaluate the behavior of political institutions, organizations, and individuals.
    • Evaluate the validity of their political opinions and the opinions of others.
    • Engage in political participation, including but not limited to, participation in community and political organizations.
    ​Psychology
    • Apply the various psychological theories and concepts, including personality theory, consciousness, learning theory, and others, to our own personal and professional lives.
    • Develop a tolerance, acceptance, and appreciation of the diversity of others' thoughts, backgrounds, and self-concepts.
    • Explore various topics and concepts within psychology, and integrate these into a whole concept of individuals and groups.
    • Apply the learning outcome goals provided by the American psychological Association.
    ​Public Administration
    • Analyze and critique the role of the bureaucracy/the public management sector in the political process, including both in the development and implementation of public policy.
    • Participate in the public management sector.
    • Foster ties between the college, students, local governments and businesses.
    ​Reading (Program Review completed through ENGL)
    • Develop the ability to use contextual clues to determine meaning of vocabulary words while expanding vocabulary usage and understanding.
    • Model college-level reading pace and ability.
    • Improve understanding of reading materials by using appropriate comprehension strategies.
    • Evaluate and synthesize ideas to generate questions in order to apply reasoning and logic to material that is read.
    • Construct critical meaning from readings as demonstrated through summative and analytical writing.
    ​Real Estate
    • Apply the basic principles of California real estate regulations and laws.
    • Demonstrate and differentiate best practices in real estate transactions.
    • Describe the ethical standards and responsibilities of real estate professionals.
    • Analyze and justify the basic principles of real estate property valuation.
    • Identify key real estate terms and procedures.
    ​Science (Program Review completed by discipline)
    • Analyze real or potential problems and develop, evaluate, and test possible solutions and hypotheses using the scientific method where appropriate.
    • Analyze and evaluate alternative points of view and accurately interpret evidence, statements, graphics, questions etc.
    • Analyze and explain issues in quantitative terms using college-level mathematical concepts and methods, where appropriate.
    • Apply their knowledge and skills to new and varied situations.
    • Apply technology competently, selecting and using tools appropriate to the task.
    • Explore complex issues and discover the connections and correlations among ideas to advance toward a valid independent conclusion.
    • Apply their knowledge and skills to new and varied situations.
    Social Behavioral Sciences​
    • Analyze the historical and philosophical foundations of the United States and California constitutions.
    • Analyze and critique the theory and practice of the politics and government of the United States and California.
    • Analyze and critique current political topics and issues.
    • Examine the historical development of issues pertaining to race, gender, and immigration; and explain the legislative actions taken in response to them at the federal and state level.
    • Analyze how historical developments have affected the rights, responsibilities, and choices of modern US citizens.
    • Examine complex issues and discover the connections and correlations among ideas to advance toward a valid independent conclusion.
    • Analyze real or potential problems and develop, evaluate, and test possible solutions and hypotheses using the scientific method where appropriate.
    • Evaluate information by selection and using appropriate research methods and tools.
    • Develop individual responsibility, personal integrity, and respect for diverse people and cultures.
    ​Sociology
    • Define Sociology, its concepts and theoretical perspectives to oral and/or written presentation of evaluated work.
    • Define and apply various Sociological concepts and theory to oral and/or written presentation of evaluated work.
    • Explore connections between institutional and societal (domestically and globally) developments in Sociology.
    • Apply Sociological concepts and theoretical perspectives as they relate to modern daily life.
    • Identify the various types of careers available with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in Sociology.
    ​Student Government Association
    • Learn to lead and develop a strong foundation for chosen endeavors.
    • Develop and display personal communication and leadership skills.
    • Support and engage in student life and campus for community leadership.
    • Analyze, plan and organize complex problems and complex settings cooperatively to promote teamwork and community involvement.
    ​Theater Arts
    • Develop an appreciation for theatre through critical analysis of the performing arts.
    • Develop an aesthetic awareness through theater.
    • Develop essential skills in the craft of theater.
    • Develop knowledge regarding the cultural, artistic and expressive contexts of theater.
    • Develop skill and gain experience in musical performance.
    Tutoring Assistant (TA)​
    • Increase persistence, retention, and completion rates among students who utilize our services.
    • Increase student academic success skills, including literacy and numeracy, through appropriate, accessible, and up-to-date learning resources delivered through multiple modalities including face-to-face instruction (workshops, Supplemental Instruction, etc.), tutorial services, and technology (Skillstutor, Skillsbank, etc.).
    • Provide systematic, effective, and ongoing training peer tutors.
    • Increase active learning by promoting and tracking student usage of the learning centers.
    ​Turf and Landscape Management
    • Demonstrate knowledge of soil profiles, soil nutrients, water sources and industry practices, i.e. soil testing to solve problems involving soil compaction, lack of proper nutrients, and improper watering practices.
    • Inventory career and professional opportunities in the green industry.
    • Compare and contrast procedures used in soil test and plant selection and uses.
    • Discover and employ basic botanical vocabulary and style to evaluate plant, soil, and water problems.
    • Compare and contrast the growth and development pattern of plants.
    • Assemble and synthesize information regarding plant, soil, water, air, and organisms as they relate to maintenance of golf courses and other landscape projects.
    Viticulture, Enology, and Winery Technology​
    • Define and understand viticulture terminology and identify morphology.
    • Identify and understand the difference between grape species including Vitis vinifera and hybrids.
    • Describe modern vine training and trellis systems and how they impact vine growth and management.
    • Understand the causes of poor fruit set and berry development.
    • Define vine balance and understand the link between reproductive and vegetative potential of the vine on end fruit quality.
    • Identify site characteristics needed for successful commercial winegrape production based on vine physiology.
    • Interpret information learned in lecture for use in critical thinking during discussion and journal article review
    ​Water Technology
    • Follow safe practices in the laboratory and in plant operations.
    • Apply chemical, microbiological and mechanical knowledge and skills to maintain proper plant operations.
    • Apply math and hydraulics skills in proper water and wastewater plant, collection system and distribution system operations.
    • Understand regulations and operate plant accordingly.
    • Interact effectively in oral and written communication.
    • Use computers in water and wastewater plant operation.
    • Demonstrate work ethic and model professional interaction with the public.
    ​World Languages
    • Communicate in target language and be understood by native speakers.
    • Listen and comprehend spoken target language.
    • Read and comprehend written articles and assignments.
    • Use critical thinking skills to create and compose simple conversations and academic research papers.

     

     

     

    Student Service Learning Outcomes

     

    Athletics
     
    • Demonstrate a high level of responsibility for their involvement in the financial aid process
    • Demonstrate a high level of responsibility of their academic performance
    • Present a clear academic plan for each athlete based on the student-athlete educational goals
     
    Career/Transfer Center – Career Services
    • Interpret and assess current and accurate information related to career, employment and assessment to meet their needs
    • Develop skills, strategies and resources (i.e., internship, career checklist, portfolio, etc.) to make effective transitions to the workforce
     
    Career/Transfer Center - Transfer Services
     
    • Receive, interpret and assess current and accurate information related to transfer institutions
    • Be more equipped with skills to differentiate and prioritize strategies and resources to make effective transitions to 4-year  universities through comparison of current transfer information
    • Develop an educational goal
    • Receive referrals for specific resources, activities and events in the Transfer Center
     
    Counseling
     
    • Make an informed decision regarding their educational planning and student development through a collaborative process of research, dialogue, and implementation
    • Demonstrate the ability to inquire and comprehend college processes through technology, face-to-face contact, and publications
    • Demonstrate academic success by taking personal ownership in the educational planning and student development
    • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and utilize technology by navigating through educational resources
    • Develop an awareness of academically and culturally diverse programs on campus through dialogue and publications provided by Student Services
     
    DSPS
     
    • Make and keep counseling appointments; plan their semester schedules effectively and problem solve when changes are needed
    • Communicate their needs with their instructors; meet regularly with DSPS counselor to update progress and needs
    • Demonstrate improvement in both their ability to communicate their academic/disability needs and problem solve with their instructor/counselor through the obstacles that impact their progress
    • Complete coursework using the adaptive hardware/software they have been trained in High Tech Center
     
    Enrollment
     
    • Identify and utilize departmental online services thereby demonstrating independence and responsibility pertaining to admissions and registration
    • Recognize procedure related documents connected to services, i.e., transcript request, petition submission, prerequisite evaluation, application for graduation, etc.
    • Develop an awareness of the important date calendar via information in the online schedule of classes
     
    EOPS
     
    • Comprehend, execute and complete their personal, academic and vocational goals
    • Complete their (mandated) requirements
    • Receive “over, above and in addition to” services
     
    Financial Aid
     
    • Demonstrate the ability to inquire and comprehend financial aid processes through technology, face-to-face contact, and publications
    • Demonstrate academic success by taking personal ownership in their educational planning and knowledge of financial aid requirements, policies and procedures
    • Identify inhibiting factors (i.e., job skills, financial needs, etc.) by utilizing college and community resources
    • Manage their schedule, be responsible, and communicate effectively with their employers, co-workers and the public when participating in the Work Study Program
     
    Matriculation
     
    • Utilize matriculation services assessment, orientation, and counseling/SEP resulting in student persistence
     
    Mentoring Program
     
    • Acquire the different resources, activities and events that are pertinent to their needs, interest and success at MSJC
    • Identify both learning needs and experiences to their continued student development at MSJC
    • Apply information provided by demonstrating better decision making as they continue their education at MSJC
     
    Outreach
     
    • Identify programs and services at MSJC
    • (College mentors): Explain and apply information regarding the college’s resources and services.
    • (EAC): Identify and recall online services
     
    PUENTE
     
    • Acquire and assess relevant information that will help design an educational plan that focuses on attaining an AA/AS and/or transfer requirements
    • Analyze social and cultural issues that inform their understanding of civic responsibility to prepare them to be more involved in the college and/or local community as mentors or leaders
    • Develop academic skills (reading, writing, oral, and study) that will demonstrate their ability to be successful in a higher education environment
     
    Student Conduct
     
    • Articulate how their behavior impacts their educational goals and the college community utilizing student conduct
     
    Student Development
     
    • Learn leadership and conflict resolution skills
     
    Talent Search
     
    • Acquire skills in Math, English, and Science through offered tutorial services to pass to the next school grade and graduate with a high school diploma
    • Identify the key elements of becoming a college student, including: SAT/ACT Test Preparedness, A-G high school requirements, and college matriculation steps
    • Apply for college admittance and financial aid and enroll the fall term after high school graduation
    • Maintain community ties through community service and outreach
     
    Upward Bound
     
    • Analyze and develop a 4 year plan to: improve standardized test scores in Reading, Language Arts, and Math, graduate high school and enroll in higher learning institution the fall term following graduation.
    • Understand pre-college preparation by attending a series of informational and interactive workshops covering: college entrance test preparedness, financial aid, A-G high school requirements.
    • Maintain community ties with service area schools through community service and referrals to programs available at MSJC.
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

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