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Program-level outcomes

The following is a menu of Program Outcomes for General AA Degree: Courses in the AA Degree will incorporate one or more of the following AA Program Outcomes, and these are listed on the CAR for each course that comprise the General AA Degree.

1. Demonstrate use of a writing process.
2. Demonstrate a clear sense of purpose, focus, thesis, or design in writing.
3. Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea with support.
4. Demonstrate audience awareness in writing.
5. Demonstrate appropriate methods of integrating and documenting outside sources.
6. Demonstrate information literacy by finding, evaluating, and selecting relevant and credible sources using a variety of information tools.
7. Demonstrate clear organization of thoughts in coherent written form.
8. Demonstrate appropriate choice of format, style, and tone for each particular writing assignment.
9. Use appropriate mechanics, grammar, and word usage based on the language of instruction.
10. Improve the ability to evaluate, revise, edit, and proofread individual work and the work of others. 
11. Apply relevant criteria and standards when evaluating information, claims, and arguments.
12. Use appropriate reasoning to evaluate problems, make decisions, and formulate solutions. 13.  Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses.
14.   Seek out new information to evaluate and re-evaluate conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses.
15.   Exhibit traits evidencing the disposition to reflect, assess, and improve thinking or products of thinking.
16.  Identify and comply with clearly stated expectations, policies, and procedures.
17.  Recognize and accept consequences resulting from a failure to comply with stated expectations, policies, and procedures.
18.  Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.
19.  Clearly communicate to affected parties any difficulties that may prevent them from fulfilling obligations.
20.  Demonstrate common courtesies and show respect for the needs, difficulties, and rights of others. 21.  Strive for excellence in contributions, performances, and products.
22.  Complete work independently and appropriately acknowledge the source of ideas and contributions of others.
23. Evaluate and interpret quantitative and symbolic reasoning information/data.
24.     Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
25. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
26. Demonstrate the ability to estimate a solution to a presented problem.
27. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas. 28. Implement calculator/computer technology to solve problems.
29.  Demonstrate logical reasoning skills through formal and informal proofs.
30. Other program specific outcomes to be defined by the program.

The following outcomes are specific to programs distinct from the General AA Degree

AAA Degree: Accounting

  • Gain an understanding of the purpose and nature of accounting; to achieve an understanding of the measurement of business income and financial position of a business; to understand and be able to prepare journal entries and financial statements for service firms.
  • Further one's knowledge of the procedures and nature of accounting, including the complete accounting cycle for merchandising businesses, and to secure knowledge in the theoretical and practical application of special journals, combined journal, receivables, payables, bad debts, interest, and recording and discounting of notes.
  • Become familiar with the recording and reporting requirements of partnerships and corporations.
  • Learn the proper treatment of long-term liabilities including bonds.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the subject and nature of time value of money applications.
  • Prepare and interpret the statement of cash flow.
  • Adapt accounts receivable and accounts payable procedures to a computerized system.
  • Analyze, record and interpret business transactions for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Analyze, record and interpret payroll procedures and reporting in a computerized system.
  • To set up a new company in a computerized system.
  • To demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the nature and application of the federal income tax to individuals.
  • Demonstrate typing speed of 30 WPM with 5 or fewer errors using the proper touch-typing technique.
  • Use Excel menus and commands; type in text and values; save and open worksheets; create formulas; format cells; edit, copy and move data in cells; name and use ranges; insert and delete rows and columns; use data, finance and statistical functions; produce simple business charts and print worksheets.
  • Demonstrate the following skills: advanced use of range names; setting advanced print options; spreadsheet protection; advanced graphics features; rounding feature; conditional statements; searching and replacing data; database concepts; goal seeking; outlining; using multiple spreadsheets; moving data between applications and creating basic macros.
  • Meet the professional/technical Related Instruction requirements in the areas of reading, computation, human relations and oral and written communications.

AAA Degree: Business Technologies and Administrative Careers - Administrative Assistant

  • Complete all Bus E courses with at least a 2.0 grade average
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment by completing group projects
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint
  • Identify and demonstrate us of Windows desktop
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information
  • Develop and compose psychologically sound business letters and memorandums
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 5-minute timings

AAA Degree: Business Technologies and Administrative Careers - Computer Applications Specialist

  • Complete all Bus E courses with at least a 2.0 grade average
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment by completing group projects
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information
  • Develop and compose psychologically sound business letters and memorandums
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 5-minute timings

AAA Degree: Business Technologies and Administrative Careers - Legal Administrative Assistant

  • Complete all Bus E courses with at least a 2.0 grade average
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment by completing group projects
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information
  • Develop and compose psychologically sound business letters and memorandums
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 5-minute timings

AAA Degree: Business Technologies and Administrative Careers - Medical Office Administration

  • Complete all Bus E courses with at least a 2.0 grade average
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment by completing group projects
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information
  • Develop and compose psychologically sound business letters and memorandums
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 5-minute timings

AAA Degree: Business Management

  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools for effective decision-making.
  • Engage the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts and sciences in relationship to the specific situations and problems of management in order to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Describe the role of business and management in the local, national, and world economies.
  • Demonstrate the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in management, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.

AAA Degree: Business Management - International Business Specialist

  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools for effective decision-making.
  • Engage the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts and sciences in relationship to the specific situations and problems of management in order to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Describe the role of business and management in the local, national, and world economies.
  • Demonstrate the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in management, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.

AAA Degree: Business Management - Logistics Management

  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools for effective decision-making.
  • Engage the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts and sciences in relationship to the specific situations and problems of management in order to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Describe the role of business and management in the local, national, and world economies.
  • Demonstrate the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in management, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.

AAA Degree: Business Management - Marketing and Sales

  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools for effective decision-making.
  • Engage the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts and sciences in relationship to the specific situations and problems of management in order to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Describe the role of business and management in the local, national, and world economies.
  • Demonstrate the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in management, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.

AAA Degree: Computer Reporting Technologies - Captioning

  • Write an NCRA-approved real-time theory.
  • Write a five-minute, 180 wpm literary take with 1.4 syllabic density at 96 percent accuracy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to perform the basic setup and maintenance of broadcast captioner’s captioning equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to pass written exams in history, culture, terminology, broadcast news production, prescripting, psychology of on-air captions, FCC regulations, and deaf culture.
  • Prepare a captioned translation of one hour of captioning services for course evaluation taken from the internship experience.
  • Submit a narrative report summarizing the internship experience including such things as a diary, new terminology encountered, new experiences, and activities/processes observed.

AAA Degree: Computer Reporting Technologies - Court Reporting

  • Write a real-time translation theory system.
  • Demonstrate fluent reading of shorthand notes, quickly locating portions to be read, maintaining composure while reading, reading distinctly and with authority.
  • Pass at least three 5-minute literary tests at 180 wpm with 96% accuracy or higher.
  • Pass at least three 5-minute jury charge tests at 200 wpm with 96% accuracy or higher.
  • Pass four 5-minute testimony tests at 225 wpm, two with 95% accuracy or higher and two with 96% accuracy or higher.
  • Complete 60 hours of internship, of which 50 hours is actual steno writing time.
  • Produce 40-page salable transcript of freelance or official internship using computer-aided transcription system applying the rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  • Pass at least two 5-minute timed keyboarding tests with a minimum of 60 gross wpm and a maximum of 5 errors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of law and legal terminology.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of anatomy and/or medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of judicial reporting procedures as outlined in NCRA’s General Requirements and Minimum Standards.
  • Apply the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics in simulated situations and case studies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic hardware care, maintenance, and setup of a real-time system.
  • Prepare 40 pages of salable transcript for course evaluation taken from the freelance, the official, or the real-time reporting internship.

AAA Degree: Early Childhood Education

  • Explain personal and professional obligations to quality Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • Discuss how developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior can be used together as a foundation to plan appropriate activities for children.
  • Set up a safe, healthy environment which invites learning.
  • Interact with children & families providing appropriate psychosocial support & recognizing differences.
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication.
  • Participate in teaching others.
  • Provide positive ways to support children’s whole development.
  • Discuss the dynamics of family structure.
  • Involve parents and community agencies in early childhood development.
  • Develop, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for early education.
  • Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of exceptionalities and identification of high risk and special needs students along with methods of modifying curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment to meet the needs of these students.
  • Demonstrate strategies for environmental design and management of physical space, equipment, and material.
  • Be aware of current issues and trends in early childhood education.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by: understanding key concepts and principles and applying them to practice scenarios and problem solving in written exercises, lab activities and practical experience.
  • Demonstrate Written Communication by: expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas in clear and effective written format; written observations in classroom exercises and at placement sites.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by: completing group and individual assignments as directed, attendance, timeliness, communication with faculty, complying with program policies.

AAS Degree: Auto Body Technology

  • Use basic industry tools and equipment and hazardous materials safely.
  • Diagnose and repair basic non-structural auto body damage as to NATEF Standards.
  • Measure damaged vehicles and perform structural auto body repairs as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair the mechanical problems associated with collision damaged vehicles as to NATEF Standards.
  • Repair various auto body related plastic parts and panels as to NATEF Standards.
  • Paint and refinish damaged vehicles and/or portions thereof as to NATEF Standards.

AAS Degree: Automotive Technology

  • Demonstrate an understanding of safe shop practices and hazardous material handling.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive emission and engine performance systems as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive engines as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive automatic and manual transmission/transaxle systems as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive steering and suspension systems as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive brake systems as to NATEF Standards.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning and heating systems as to NATEF Standards.

AAS Degree: Aviation Technology – ATC/Aircraft Dispatcher or Professional Pilot or Helicopter Pilot

  • Discuss and correctly apply Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Make correct decisions regarding safe and expeditious flow of air traffic.
  • Recognize circumstances leading to human error.
  • Read and interpret aviation weather data.
  • Demonstrate correct flight planning principles for a Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and correct use of radio communication in aviation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in controlling aircraft in flight.
  • Correctly predict aircraft performance for takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in controlling a helicopter.
  • Correctly predict helicopter performance for hovering, climbs, turns, descents, landings and auto-rotations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of airline trip operating costs and expenses.
  • Discuss Federal, State, and local laws that apply to the airline business.
  • Discuss the role of an airline manager.
  • Discuss airline interline working agreements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the correct application of Federal Regulations pertaining to transportation of Hazardous Materials.
  • Explain the marketing strategy involved in pricing of airline fares.
  • Correctly prepare a weight and balance form for a typical flight of a Boeing 737-400.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by discussing key concepts and principles and applying them to practice scenarios and lab problems and activities.
  • Demonstrate Quantitative Reasoning by interpreting and applying aircraft performance data related to the operation of an aircraft.
  • Demonstrate Written Communication by expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas in clear and effective written format.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by completing group and individual assignments as directed, attendance, timeliness, communication with faculty and lab instructors. Complying with program requirements and policies.

AAS Degree: Aviation Technology – Air Transportation

  • Discuss and correctly apply Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Make correct decisions regarding safe and expeditious flow of air traffic.
  • Recognize circumstances leading to human error.
  • Read and interpret aviation weather data.
  • Demonstrate correct flight planning principles for a Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and correct use of radio communication in aviation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in controlling aircraft in flight.
  • Correctly predict aircraft performance for takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in controlling a helicopter.
  • Correctly predict helicopter performance for hovering, climbs, turns, descents, landings and auto-rotations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of airline trip operating costs and expenses.
  • Discuss Federal, State, and local laws that apply to the airline business.
  • Discuss the role of an airline manager.
  • Discuss airline interline working agreements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the correct application of Federal Regulations pertaining to transportation of Hazardous Materials.
  • Explain the marketing strategy involved in pricing of airline fares.
  • Correctly prepare a weight and balance form for a typical flight of a Boeing 737-400.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by discussing key concepts and principles and applying them to practice scenarios and lab problems and activities.
  • Demonstrate Quantitative Reasoning by interpreting and applying aircraft performance data related to the operation of an aircraft.
  • Demonstrate Written Communication by expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas in clear and effective written format.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by completing group and individual assignments as directed, attendance, timeliness, communication with faculty and lab instructors. Complying with program requirements and policies.

AAS Degree: Carpentry Technology, Residential and Light Commercial Carpentry

  • Use all basic tools related to carpentry correctly and safely.
  • Form and pour a typical foundation for a home correctly and efficiently.
  • Frame the wooden structure for a basic home correctly and efficiently.
  • Complete the finished exterior of a basic home correctly and efficiently.
  • Install all basic interior trim components for a basic home correctly and efficiently.
  • Correctly read and interpret blueprints
  • Calculate, layout and install basic stairs and their components correctly and efficiently.
  • Calculate, install and sheath a typical stick framed roof structures correctly and efficiently.
  • Build and install basic kitchen and bath cabinetry correctly.
  • Interpret and apply the current Uniform Building Code correctly.
  • Form and pour a typical concrete slabs correctly and efficiently.
  • Estimate materials and supplies to build a basic typical home correctly and efficiently.

AAS Degree: Computer Electronics Technology with Emphasis in Fiber Optics

  • Demonstrate proficiency in software fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in customer relations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in soldering and basic laboratory skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic D.C. circuits.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic math.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic science.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic A.C. circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer systems architecture.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in peripheral equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in electronic information exchange.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in site requirements and considerations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in fiber optics.

AAS Degree: Computer Electronics Technology

  • Demonstrate proficiency in software fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in customer relations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in soldering and basic laboratory skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic D.C. circuits.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic math.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic science.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic A.C. circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer systems architecture.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in peripheral equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in electronic information exchange.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in site requirements and considerations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in router theory, set-up, and maintenance.

AAS Degree: Computer Systems Administration -Database Design & Administration

  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing and operating a database.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in manipulating a database and creating tables and data structures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing applications and using the procedure builder tool.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating SQL procedural language blocks of application code that can be shared by multiple forms, reports and data management applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating a complete Forms application using a current version of Microsoft Access while working in a graphical user interface (GUI) development environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing multiple forms applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing a variety of standard and custom reports using the reports component of a current version of Microsoft Access in a client/server environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying the Server Physical and Logical architecture.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in implementing and planning backup and recovery for the SQL Server.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in tuning a SQL Server.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in implementing Database Security.

AAS Degree: Computer Systems Administration – Network Technology

  • Possess and demonstrate an understanding of the physical and logical characteristics and functionality of LAN and WAN networks.
  • Possess and demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft server/client products and their components.
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to design, install, configure and manage LAN environments using Microsoft server/client products.
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot Microsoft server/client environments.
  • Possess and demonstrate an understanding of PC software and hardware design and functionality.
  • Possess an understanding of the MCSA/MCSE certification processes, including potential exam content, philosophy, and test taking and study strategies.

AAS Degree: Computer Systems Administration – Programming

  • Understand the basics of programming and program logic in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages.
  • Understand the difference between sequential, event-driven, and object-oriented programming.
  • Demonstrate the use of objects in application programs.
  • Understand basic class and association diagrams from the Unified Modeling Language (UML).
  • Understand the basic terminology and structure of VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write, compile, execute, and debug computer programs in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages.
  • Analyze and develop abstract data types and complex data structures.
  • Understand and apply the principles of algorithm analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write applications that use Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymorphism.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use different Integrated Development Environments (IDE’s) within different operating systems.
  • Understand and apply basic graphical user interface design using VB .NET and Java Swing classes.
  • Understand and apply event driven programming using the Java Swing graphic classes.
  • Create simple programs using the OpenGL graphics library.
  • Design and develop applications ranging up to 500 lines in length.

AAS Degree: Criminal Justice

  • Define, describe and analyze the various components of the criminal justice system including the courts, law enforcement and corrections.
  • Describe, discuss and identify various causes of crime.
  • Apply and interpret various sociological, criminological, psychological and anthropological theories of crime causation.
  • Collect, design and examine various sources of crime data.
  • Write, appraise, assess, compare and evaluate research reports, statistical representations, and criminal court cases, the United States Constitution and the United States Bill or Rights.
  • Describe and assess multicultural communities.
  • Evaluate, plan and formulate the most effective law enforcement actions to reduce crime.

AAS Degree: Design Technology – Construction Design Technology

  • Visualize in 3D from 2D views.
  • Read and create blueprints.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply drafting, material and design standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting layout principles and ability to create both manual and CAD orthographic projections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of part types, such as but not limited to sheet metal flat patterns and extruded parts, castings, forgings, machined parts, piping, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental weldments, thread, fasteners, springs, and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing principles and when to apply them.
  • Demonstrate access, display, query, analysis and mapping capabilities. Develop sequential map construction manually and using CAD.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reference planes, control axis' control surfaces and callout procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of survey notes for inclusion into a set of construction plans. Cross sections and profiles, grade lines and short plat documentation.
  • Create complete architectural building plans.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform basic computations, perform measurements, convert numerical data and predict arithmetic results.
  • Participate effectively in groups or teams.
  • Utilize effective techniques for idea generation.
  • Students will use PC computers and platforms.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by: providing reasons for the conclusions they reach and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons. Learner connects past learning with current topics. Learner demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by: demonstrating clear understanding of assigned readings and exercises. Learner demonstrates knowledge and a willingness to accept stated/agreed upon expectations, policies, behavior and procedures. Learner demonstrates an ability to understand and respond respectfully to perspectives offered by other learners.

AAS Degree: Design Drafting Technology

  • Visualize in 3D from 2D views.
  • Read and create blueprints.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply drafting, material and design standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting layout principles and ability to create both manual and CAD orthographic projections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of part types, such as but not limited to sheet metal flat patterns and extruded parts, castings, forgings, machined parts, piping, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental weldments, thread, fasteners, springs, and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing principles and when to apply them.
  • Ability to construct 3D models and associated drawings following proper procedures and manipulating the technology for desired results.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reference planes, control axis' control surfaces and callout procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of design fundamentals (size, shape, material requirements, heat treat, finish, process specifications, integration).
  • Create rapid prototype through use of CAM.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform basic computations, perform measurements, convert numerical data and predict arithmetic results.
  • Participate effectively in groups or teams.
  • Utilize effective techniques for idea generation.
  • Students will use PC computers and platforms.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by: providing reasons for the conclusions they reach and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons. Learner connects past learning with current topics. Learner demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by: demonstrating clear understanding of assigned readings and exercises. Learner demonstrates knowledge and a willingness to accept stated/agreed upon expectations, policies, behavior and procedures. Learner demonstrates an ability to understand and respond respectfully to perspectives offered by other learners.

AAS Degree: Design Technology – Manufacturing Technology CIM

  • Visualize in 3D from 2D views.
  • Read and create blueprints.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply drafting, material and design standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting layout principles and ability to create both manual and CAD orthographic projections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of part types, such as but not limited to sheet metal flat patterns and extruded parts, castings, forgings, machined parts, piping, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental weldments, thread, fasteners, springs, and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing principles and when to apply them.
  • Construct 3D models and associated drawings following proper procedures and manipulating the technology for desired results.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reference planes, control axis' control surfaces and callout procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of design fundamentals (size, shape, material requirements, heat treat, finish, process specifications, integration).
  • Create rapid prototype through use of CAM.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform basic computations, perform measurements, convert numerical data and predict arithmetic results.
  • Participate effectively in groups or teams.
  • Utilize effective techniques for idea generation.
  • Use PC computers and platforms.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by: providing reasons for the conclusions they reach and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons. Learner connects past learning with current topics. Learner demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by: demonstrating clear understanding of assigned readings and exercises. Learner demonstrates knowledge and a willingness to accept stated/agreed upon expectations, policies, behavior and procedures. Learner demonstrates an ability to understand and respond respectfully to perspectives offered by other learners.

AAS Degree: Design Technology – Mechanical Design Technology

  • Visualize in 3D from 2D views.
  • Read and create blueprints.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply drafting, material and design standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting layout principles and ability to create both manual and CAD orthographic projections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of part types, such as but not limited to sheet metal flat patterns and extruded parts, castings, forgings, machined parts, piping, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental weldments, thread, fasteners, springs, and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing principles and when to apply them.
  • Construct 3D models and associated drawings following proper procedures and manipulating the technology for desired results.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reference planes, control axis' control surfaces and callout procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of design fundamentals (size, shape, material requirements, heat treat, finish, process specifications, integration).
  • Create rapid prototype through use of CAM.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform basic computations, perform measurements, convert numerical data and predict arithmetic results.
  • Participate effectively in groups or teams.
  • Utilize effective techniques for idea generation.
  • Use PC computers and platforms.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by: providing reasons for the conclusions they reach and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons. Learner connects past learning with current topics. Learner demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by: demonstrating clear understanding of assigned readings and exercises. Learner demonstrates knowledge and a willingness to accept stated/agreed upon expectations, policies, behavior and procedures. Learner demonstrates an ability to understand and respond respectfully to perspectives offered by other learners.

AAS Degree: Forensic Technology

  • Describe, classify, identify and examine various types of physical criminal evidence related to a crime scene and its ultimate usefulness in a court of law.
  • Formulate, compose, plan, examine and manage a crime scene or death investigation.
  • Define, describe and analyze the various components of the criminal justice system including the courts, law enforcement and corrections.
  • Distinguish and differentiate different types of evidence.
  • Appraise and assess an overall crime scene for the most probable cause of the crime or the most probable cause of death.

AAS Degree: Geographic Information System

  • Determine data needs/format and evaluate sources (A1)
  • Contact data custodian for structure, accuracy, etc (A2)
  • Utilize geodetic control. (A3)
  • Capture spatial and attribute data (A4)
  • Integrate data from various sources (A5)
  • Create metadata (A6)
  • Maintain spatial and attribute data (A7)
  • Assist in maintenance scheduling and implementation (A8)
  • Determine purpose and use of map or products (B1)
  • Design layout (B2)
  • Review and disseminate map product (B3)
  • Determine data sets and output formats (B4)
  • Manipulate data (B5)
  • Perform image and raster processing (C1)
  • Perform tabular/spatial analysis (C2)
  • Perform linear network analysis (C3)
  • Report results (C4)
  • Answer impromptu questions (D1)
  • Develop user guides (D2)
  • Assist in task management (E1)
  • Report and document status of tasks (E2)
  • Use PC computers and platforms (F1)
  • Perform basic programming (F2)

AAS Degree: Manufacturing Technology

  • Produce a manually turned work piece correctly and safely.
  • Produce a manually milled work piece correctly and safely.
  • Produce a surface-ground work piece correctly and safely.
  • Produce a CNC machined work piece correctly and safely.
  • Use hand tools correctly and safely.
  • Use precision measuring instruments correctly.
  • Read blueprints correctly.
  • Produce a correctly sequenced job plan.

AAS Degree: Natural Resources – Forestry

  • Obtain employment
  • Practice safety in the outdoor work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Maintain equipment and tools
  • Operate equipment and tools
  • Assist in designing an investigation
  • Collect office data
  • Collect field data
  • Collect, observe, and identify plant and animal species
  • Characterize/evaluate habitat and conditions
  • Implement field projects
  • Perform data entry
  • Retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data
  • Complete records and write reports
  • Present information
  • Explain environmental processes
  • Discuss forest history and policy leading to current conditions and regulations
  • Perform tree measurements
  • Apply methods of forest road and trail engineering
  • Provide silvicultural prescriptions
  • Discuss reforestation issues and demonstrate how to properly reforest an area
  • Accurately navigate within a forest
  • Locate property lines and corners
  • Develop and maintain forest recreation facilities
  • Apply processes related to stream and wetland ecology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate fire behavior and demonstrate fire safety
  • Perform ethical contracting, contract compliance, and business procedures
  • Negotiate and demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to work in groups/teams
  • Demonstrate human relations knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate resources to provide products and services with aesthetic components
  • Be physically fit for employment

AAS Degree: Natural Resources – Geographic Information Systems

  • Obtain employment
  • Practice safety in the outdoor work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Maintain equipment and tools
  • Operate software, equipment, and tools
  • Design and implement field and office projects
  • Collect office data
  • Collect field data
  • Characterize/evaluate habitat and conditions
  • Implement field projects
  • Perform data entry, manage files and folders
  • Retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data
  • Complete records, reports, maps, using vector and raster data, images, tables
  • Present information, including spatially-referenced datasets from geocodes
  • Application of surface models, map scales, projections, and coordinate systems
  • Visually analyze relationships between parts and the whole
  • Explain environmental processes
  • Discuss forest history and policy leading to current conditions and regulations
  • Perform tree measurements
  • Accurately navigate within a forest
  • Locate property lines and corners
  • Apply processes related to stream and wetland ecology
  • Perform ethical contracting, contract compliance, and business procedures
  • Negotiate and demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to work in groups/teams
  • Demonstrate human relations knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate resources to provide products and services with aesthetic components
  • Build tables, forms, reports in Microsoft Access; design a GIS solution from database
  • Utilize the graphical interfaces of ArcView GIS software
  • Ability to design charts, maps, and graphs
  • Usage of appropriate fonts, colors, datasets, and scales
  • Construct networks, build behavioral rules, analyze product
  • Implement statistical analysis

AAS Degree: Natural Resources – Park Management

  • Obtain employment
  • Practice safety in the outdoor work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Maintain equipment and tools
  • Operate equipment and tools
  • Assist in designing an investigation
  • Collect office data
  • Collect field data
  • Collect, observe, and identify plant and animal species
  • Characterize/evaluate habitat and conditions
  • Implement field projects
  • Perform data entry
  • Retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data
  • Complete records and write reports
  • Present information
  • Explain environmental processes
  • Discuss forest history and policy leading to current conditions and regulations
  • Perform tree measurements
  • Apply methods of forest road and trail engineering
  • Provide silvicultural prescriptions
  • Discuss reforestation issues and demonstrate how to properly reforest an area
  • Accurately navigate within a forest
  • Locate property lines and corners
  • Develop and maintain forest recreation facilities
  • Apply processes related to stream and wetland ecology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate fire behavior and demonstrate fire safety
  • Perform ethical contracting, contract compliance, and business procedures
  • Negotiate and demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to work in groups/teams
  • Demonstrate human relations knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate resources to provide products and services with aesthetic components
  • Be physically fit for employment

AAS Degree: Natural Resources – Water Quality

  • Obtain employment
  • Practice safety in the outdoor work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Maintain equipment and tools
  • Operate equipment and tools
  • Assist in designing an investigation
  • Collect office data
  • Collect field data
  • Collect, observe, and identify plant and animal species
  • Characterize/evaluate habitat and conditions
  • Implement field projects
  • Perform data entry
  • Retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data
  • Complete records and write reports
  • Present information
  • Explain environmental processes
  • Discuss forest history and policy leading to current conditions and regulations
  • Perform tree measurements
  • Provide silvicultural prescriptions
  • Discuss reforestation issues and demonstrate how to properly reforest an area
  • Accurately navigate within a forest
  • Locate property lines and corners
  • Apply processes related to stream and wetland ecology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate fire behavior and demonstrate fire safety
  • Perform ethical contracting, contract compliance, and business procedures
  • Negotiate and demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to work in groups/teams
  • Demonstrate human relations knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate resources to provide products and services with aesthetic components
  • Be physically fit for employment

AAS Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Demonstrate mastery of the occupational therapy foundational content requirements.
  • Discuss the basic tenets of occupational therapy.
  • Conduct and document a screening and evaluation process.
  • Intervene and implement occupational therapy processes.
  • Describe the context of occupational therapy services.
  • Assist in the management of occupational therapy services.
  • Read and use professional literature in the field of occupational therapy.
  • Discuss the importance of ethics, values and responsibilities in the field of occupational therapy.

AAS Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non-verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
  • Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist within the varied scope of physical therapy practice utilizing the competencies necessary for appropriate, effective, and quality patient care.
  • Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
  • Discuss the rationale and theory underlying physical therapy treatment procedures
  • Identify and practice within legal and ethical standards.
  • Function as an integral team member and participate in the team process.
  • Demonstrate appropriate decision making utilizing the tools of critical thinking.
  • Discuss the values of the profession of physical therapy and the importance of life long learning and teaching in developing the profession.
  • Provide care in a sensitive and compassionate manner with a commitment to meeting the health care needs of the individual.
  • Demonstrate Responsibility by adherence to PTA Program Policies including attendance, completion of assignments, negotiation of special concerns, etc.
  • Demonstrate Quantitative Reasoning by applying computation skills related to physical therapy such as anthropomorphic measurements, strength and range of motion measurements, etc.
  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking by clinical problem solving: identifying relevant aspects of a problem, providing rationale for the solutions they reach, assessing the adequacy of those solutions , and identifying possible problems involved in the solutions.
  • In addition to medical documentation students will demonstrate Written Communication through completion of written assignments demonstrating appropriate format, grammar and syntax.

AAS Degree: Wastewater Technology

  • Identify characteristics of wastewater conveyed and treated in municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems
  • Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems
  • Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  • Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  • Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  • Learn and practice application of campus-wide learning outcomes

AAS Degree: Water Supply Technology

  • Identify characteristics of source water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution & water treatment systems.
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water collection and water treatment systems
  • Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water collection and water treatment systems
  • Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water collection and water treatment systems.
  • Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water collection and water treatment systems.
  • Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water collection and water treatment systems.
  • Learn and practice application of campus-wide learning outcomes

AAS Degree: Welding Technology

  • Demonstrate safe shop practice by safely using all basic welding tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate competent cutting procedures and correct equipment operation.
  • Use various gas welding techniques proficiently.
  • Apply basic arc welding techniques competently.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at common wire welding. (GMAW & FCAW)
  • Demonstrate proficiency at Gas-Tungsten arc welding. (GTAW)

AAS Degree: Career and Technical Eduation Studies

  • Outcomes will vary.

A-PP Degree: Broadcasting

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the daily operation of a radio station by individual department and as a whole.
  • Be able to effectively operate basic radio broadcasting equipment.
  • Perform industry-standard on-the-air disc jockey techniques on the campus radio stations.
  • Write effective industry-standard news scripts, show prep, and other copy for on air use and demonstrate an understanding of the role of news, public affairs, and community relations for a radio station.
  • Create a job interview-quality aircheck and resume
  • Perform basic and advanced radio production techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of such broadcasting basics as programming strategies, ratings, research, sales, promotion and marketing.
  • Fill out official FCC paperwork correctly as required of the Operator on Duty, and demonstrate an understanding of basic FCC rules and regulations governing operations of the campus radio stations.

A-PP Degree: Computer Science

  • Understand the basics of programming and program logic in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages
  • Understand the difference between sequential, event-driven, and object-oriented programming
  • Demonstrate the use of objects in application programs
  • Understand basic class and association diagrams from the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Understand the basic terminology and structure of VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages
  • Demonstrate the ability to write, compile, execute, and debug computer programs in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages.
  • Analyze and develop abstract data types and complex data structures.
  • Understand and apply the principles of algorithm analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to write applications that use Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymorphism.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use different Integrated Development Environments (IDE’s) within different operating systems.
  • Understand and apply basic graphical user interface design using VB .NET and Java Swing classes.
  • Understand and apply event driven programming using the Java Swing graphic classes
  • Create simple programs using the OpenGL graphics library
  • Design and develop applications ranging up to 500 lines in length.

A-PP Degree: Computer Systems Administration - Computing & Software Systems

  • Understand the basics of programming and program logic in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages
  • Understand the difference between sequential, event-driven, and object-oriented programming
  • Demonstrate the use of objects in application programs
  • Understand basic class and association diagrams from the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Understand the basic terminology and structure of VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages
  • Demonstrate the ability to write, compile, execute, and debug computer programs in VB .NET, C, C++, and the Java programming languages.
  • Analyze and develop abstract data types and complex data structures.
  • Understand and apply the principles of algorithm analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to write applications that use Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymorphism.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use different Integrated Development Environments (IDE’s) within different operating systems.
  • Understand and apply basic graphical user interface design using VB .NET and Java Swing classes.
  • Understand and apply event driven programming using the Java Swing graphic classes
  • Create simple programs using the OpenGL graphics library
  • Design and develop applications ranging up to 500 lines in length.

A-PP Degree: Elementary Education

  • Describe the historical development of the educational system and relationships to social and cultural reforms, changing philosophical beliefs, and a growing base of educational research
  • Describe the role of teaching both as a profession and in culture
  • Identify the characteristics of diverse learners and how to address the challenges of working with special needs students.
  • Identify and articulate current theories related to how children learn based on current models of instruction.
  • List and describe specific techniques for motivating students to learn, dealing with disruptive behaviors, and classroom management
  • Analyze and discuss current issues in education that may include the role of instructional technology, home schooling, and site-based management
  • Describe the school's role in a multicultural society and the responsibilities and challenges related to providing equitable opportunity to all students
  • List and describe current requirements for relevant teacher certification programs in Washington State.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Washington State’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs).

A-PP Degree: Engineering

  • Define, perform, and manage steps to create and deliver a technological product that meets or exceeds needs of clients. (Design Process)
  • Organize and manage the activities and resources of multiple people to achieve results beyond what can be done individually. (Teamwork)
  • Exchange and manage information needed to support effective design. (Design Communication)

A-PP Degree: Natural Resources

  • Obtain university transferability as junior status
  • Practice safety in the outdoor work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Maintain equipment and tools
  • Operate equipment and tools
  • Assist in designing an investigation
  • Collect office data
  • Collect field data
  • Collect, observe, and identify plant species
  • Characterize/evaluate habitat and conditions
  • Implement field projects
  • Perform data entry
  • Retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data
  • Complete records and write reports
  • Present information
  • Explain environmental processes
  • Discuss forest history and policy leading to current conditions and regulations
  • Perform basic tree measurements
  • Accurately navigate within a forest
  • Locate property lines and corners
  • Apply processes related to stream and wetland ecology
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to work in groups/teams
  • Evaluate resources to provide products and services with aesthetic components

AS Degree: Biology

  • Describe the flow of energy within systems.
  • Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization (from molecules, to cells, to the organism, to the biosphere).
  • Describe how genetic information is duplicated, maintained, and expressed in living organisms.
  • Describe and explain the interactions among species, as well as between species and the environment.
  • Describe how genetic mutations lead to the evolution and diversity of species.
  • Evaluate, interpret and discuss scientific journal articles.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using the microscope to locate and study microscopic objects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
  • Plan, execute and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate laboratory safety.
  • Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
  • Write a coherent review of the scientific literature on a particular topic.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Recognize and act upon the need for continuing education.
  • Collect and report data honestly and ethically.
  • Use articulate speech and appropriate scientific vocabulary.
  • Act as an environmentally responsible citizen.
  • Evaluate scientific discovery in terms of its scientific merit and its ethical, societal, and global implications.
  • Define anatomical and physiological terms.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems and diseases common to these systems.
  • Describe how body systems interact with one another in human health and disease.
  • Explain the concept of homeostasis and give examples of homeostatic regulatory mechanisms in cells, tissues, organs, and body systems.

AS Degree: Environmental Science

  • Demonstrate proficiency in inquiry-based search strategies in collecting data on environmental topics.
  • Use appropriate data to evaluate risk assessment and to propose reasonable action as an effective citizen.
  • Use knowledge gained in multiple disciplines to analyze environmental issues and practices and accurately identify the strengths and limitations of your analysis.
  • Respond to ideas from various perspectives and formulate viable approaches to environmental issues.
  • Communicate environmental research findings to various audiences using language, concepts, models, and strategies appropriate to the discipline.
  • Design and conduct environmental research using appropriate technology and laboratory and field data.
  • Explore the complexity and interconnected nature of environmental issues and articulate a contextualized and pragmatic response to the selected issue.

AS Degree: Chemistry

  • Explain and apply the basic principles of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry.
  • Recognize the connections between chemistry and other areas of science and mathematics.
  • Solve new problems using knowledge of basic chemical principles.
  • Apply the theoretical concepts learned in class to problems explored in the laboratory.
  • Apply knowledge of chemistry to real life examples.
  • Plan, execute and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in a variety of chemical laboratory techniques and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate safe laboratory techniques
  • Keep legible and complete experimental records in a lab notebook.
  • Analyze, interpret and draw reasonable conclusions from experimental results and communicate these finding effectively via both written and oral reports.
  • Perform accurate quantitative analysis of unknown samples to within an accuracy of ± 5%.
  • Use and understand modern chemical instrumentation.
  • Use the computer as a tool for learning and applying chemical principles.
  • Statistically analyze data and draw appropriate conclusions regarding the accuracy and precision of experimental data.

AS Degree: Geology/Earth Science

  • Apply information presented during the class sessions, labs, field trips, and reading of the text to the solutions of open-ended questions.
  • Identify common rocks and the processes that form them. Use relative age history principles to discuss the history of a geological map.
  • Make observations (in class and on field trips) and correctly link those observations to information from the course.
  • Use a computer to analyze or obtain geological data.
  • Develop skills to work effectively with peers in finding solutions to geological problems.
  • Develop the ability to describe and to answer questions about dynamic Earth processes such as plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanic activity, weathering, mountain building, mass wasting, glaciation, groundwater movement, rivers, shorelines, and the methods we use to determine the history of the Earth.

AS Degree: Engineering/Engineering Technology

  • Define, perform, and manage steps to create and deliver a technological product that meets or exceeds needs of clients. (Design Process)
  • Organize and manage the activities and resources of multiple people to achieve results beyond what can be done individually. (Teamwork)
  • Exchange and manage information needed to support effective design. (Design Communication)

AS Degree: Computer Science

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences and computing in developing an understanding of real world problems.
  • Identify, formulate and solve real world problems, working either alone or as a team member.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Explain the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities associated with work in the computing field.
  • Explain why computing professional need to engage in life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical computer science, including preparation adequate for further work in theoretical computer science itself or in related areas such as algorithm design, artificial intelligence, or computer security.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of computational techniques for science and engineering, including preparation adequate for further work in areas such as numerical analysis, systems simulation, optimization, image processing, or computer vision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of software systems and paradigms, including preparation adequate for further work in areas such as databases, compilers, concurrency, or distributed computing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of net-centric computing, including preparation adequate for further work in areas such as computer graphics, digital libraries, multimedia, web-site design, or Windows programming.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of architecture and networks, including preparation adequate for further work in areas such as computer architecture, computer networks, parallel processing, or real-time computing.

AS Degree: Physics

  • Provide detailed and accurate descriptions of various physical systems,
  • Solve multi-step problems in physical analysis,
  • Identify pertinent elements of physical systems and problems,
  • Design meaningful experiments and clearly report their conclusions,
  • Interpret scientific data including the results of experiments designed by others,
  • Apply mathematical tools to the solution of complex problems,
  • Use electronic and numerical instruments as tools for investigation and analysis.