Learning Outcomes

ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Aeronautical Engineering Technology AAS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

Aeronautical engineering technology AAS program educational objectives are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce graduates who:

  1. Will obtain a career as technician in the aero-mechanical engineering technology field.
  2. Will be able to pursue professional and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society and understand the need for continuous professional improvement.

Student Outcomes

The AAS aeronautical engineering technology program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new ETAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (5) requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems used in aeronautical/mechanical engineering technology program
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes of an aeronautical/mechanical engineering system
  3. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Animation and Digital Technologies AAS

The program outcomes for the AAS in animation and digital technologies concentration are as follows.

a) Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of design, graphics and 3-D animation principles toward the development of a portfolio and demo reel.
b) Graduates will learn relevant technology and market trends as used in the computer graphics industry.
c) Graduates will learn teamwork and creative project management through group critique, oral and multimedia presentations.
d) Graduates will develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and time management skills.
e) Graduates will leverage 3-D modeling knowedge to develop product visualization and rapid prototyping skills.
f) Graduates will be positioned as computer graphics generalists with a specialization in 3-D animation for video games. Students will display a broad knowledge of 3-D modeling, texturing and rigging for both hard-surface and character models.
g) Graduates will understand the ethical standards and professional responsibilities in their field.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Avionics AAS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives for the AAS in electronic engineering technology – avionics are developed to prepare students for post-graduate activities. These program objectives are intended to produce graduates who:

  1. Will be able to obtain careers as avionics/ electronics technicians. AAS avionics graduates will be able to pursue positions that require avionics/electronics design, development, installation, maintenance and repair.
  2. Will pursue FCC license, professional and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society and understand need for continuous professional improvement.

Student Outcomes

The AAS electronic engineering technology – Avionics program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new ETAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (5) requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems used in electronic engineering technology program
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes of an electronic/avionic system
  3. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Electrical Engineering BS

Program Educational Objectives

The BS Electrical Engineering program educational objectives are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce versatile engineering graduates who:

  1. Will be successful and in their chosen career. Graduates of this program will obtain positions that require design, development, analysis, and implementation of electrical systems and processes.
  2. Will pursue graduate program, professional and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement.

Student Outcomes

The BS Electrical Engineering program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new EAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (7) student outcomes requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. Electrical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Graduate of electrical engineering will demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechanical Engineering BS

Program Educational Objectives

The BS Mechanical Engineering program educational objectives are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce versatile engineering graduates who:

  1. Will be successful and in their chosen career. Graduates of this program will obtain positions that require design, development, analysis, and implementation of mechanical systems and processes.
  2. Will pursue graduate program, professional and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement.

Student Outcomes

The BS Mechanical Engineering program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new EAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (7) student outcomes requirements as presented below: 

  1. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Graduate of mechanical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Graduate of mechanical engineering will demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechatronic Engineering BS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

The BS mechatronic engineering program educational objectives are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce versatile engineering graduates who:

  1. Will be successful and in their chosen career. Mechatronic engineering graduates will obtain positions that require design, development, analysis, control, and automation of mechatronic systems and processes.
  2. Will pursue graduate program, professional and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement. 

Student Outcomes

The BS Mechatronic Engineering program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new EAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (7) student outcomes requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Graduate will demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Avionics BS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives for the B.S in Electronic Engineering Technology – Avionics are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program educational objectives are intended to produce versatile graduates in engineering technology who:

  1. Will be successful in their chosen avionics/electronics career path. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that require avionics/electronics design, development, implementation, and manufacturing of avionics systems and processes.
  2. Will be able to pursue FCC license, professional education, graduate study and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement.

Student Outcomes

The BS electronic engineering technology – Avionics program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new ETAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (5) requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems used in electronic engineering technology program
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate of an electronic/avionic system
  3. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes of an electronic/avionic system
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Electronics BS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives for the B.S in Electronic Engineering Technology – Electronics are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program educational objectives are intended to produce versatile graduates in engineering technology who:

  1. Will be successful in their chosen careers. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that require design, development, implementation, and manufacturing of electronics systems and processes.
  2. Will be able to pursue professional education, graduate study and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement.

Student Outcomes

The BS electronic engineering technology – Electronics program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new ETAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (5) requirements as presented below:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems used in electronic engineering technology program
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate of an electronic system
  3. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes of an electronic system
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

The mechanical engineering technology program educational objectives are developed to prepare students for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce versatile engineering technology graduates who:

  1. Will be successful in their chosen career. Graduates of this program will obtain positions that require design, analysis, development and implementation of mechanical systems.
  2. Will pursue professional education, graduate study, and/or continued education.
  3. Will conduct themselves as responsible members of society through involvement in community and professional engagement.

Student Outcome

The BS mechanical engineering technology program seeks to provide an engaging educational experience for students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with new ETAC ABET criterion 3 (1) through (5) requirements as presented below:

  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems used in mechanical engineering technology program
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate of a mechanical engineering technology related system
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes of a mechanical system
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

AVIATION

Aircraft Operations AAS

The aircraft operations program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills, and
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest.

Aviation Maintenance AAS

The aviation maintenance program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;

Aeronautical Sciences BS

The aeronautical sciences program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Aircraft Operations BS

The aircraft operations program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to maintenance-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical and aircraft technical data;
  3. Work effectively on maintenance crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation maintenance environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation maintenance issues.

Aviation Maintenance BS

The aviation maintenance program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to maintenance-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical and aircraft technical data;
  3. Work effectively on maintenance crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation maintenance environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation maintenance issues.

Aviation Maintenance Management BS

The aviation maintenance management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

MANAGEMENT

Airport Management AAS

The airport management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Airline Management BS

The airline management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airline industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Airport Management BS

The airport management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

General Management BS

The general management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the industry of the major built around their open elective courses.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

 

Airport Management MS

Intended Student Learning Outcomes for Master of Science Airport Management include:

  1. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport and related aviation and general management industries.
  2. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods to aviation-related, business situations.
  4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical obligations and global issues.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with a team of colleagues on projects.
  6. Conduct independent, primary, scientific research or theoretical development.

ARTS AND SCIENCES

Arts and Sciences – Bachelor’s Degrees

Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts and Sciences for baccalaureate students
A – Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning involves the understanding of scientific principles, techniques and the ability to critically compare, through inference and analogy, experimental information with expected theoretical outcomes. Students will be able to:1 – Apply scientific methods of data acquisition and evaluation to investigate measurable phenomena
2 – Represent scientific data symbolically graphically and verbally
3 – Interpret scientific information represented in formulas, equations, graphs and tables
4 – Evaluate results obtained from scientific methods for accuracy

B – Technical Skills
Technical skills involves the use of computers to write and develop documents, prepare presentations, and represent real world data. A further application of this skill is demonstrated by the ability to write simple computer programs. Students will be able to:
1 – Write, edit and save documents using a word processing program
2 – Use spreadsheet programs to produce graphs and charts.
3 – Create power point presentations.
4 – Write computer programs in basic, c++, or matlab

C – Information Literacy
Information literacy involves the ability to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct a search strategy
2 – Distinguish primary source journal articles
3 – Apply an established citation style to document the sources used

D – Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is characterized by the exploration and analysis of issues, ideas, evidence and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Students will be able to:
1 – Clearly identify, describe and gather relevant information.
2 – Analyze contexts, assumptions, and multiple perspectives to reach conclusions supported by evidence.
3 – Evaluate conclusions and related outcomes.

E – Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is competency in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong QR skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems in real-world situations. Individuals with QR skills can clearly communicate this competency in a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. Students will be able to:
1 – Accurately interpret and represent problems verbally, symbolically, numerically, and graphically.
2 – Solve problems accurately and draw conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data.
3 – Evaluate solutions and assumptions, and communicate the quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work.

F – Diverse Perspectives
Students with diverse perspectives demonstrate the ability to engage and learn from points different from their own. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify and explain multiple perspectives, through the exploration of personal, social, cultural, and governmental contexts.
2 – Demonstrate the ability to describe the experiences of others, through one cultural perspective while demonstrating openness to other cultures and world views.

G – Written Communication
Written communication involves the effective employment of thesis and purpose in writing. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate effective sentence structure.
2 – Demonstrate logical organization of their ideas.
3 – Employ the grammar and mechanics of Standard American English.

H – Oral Communication
Oral communication involves the effective preparation for and delivery of public presentations. Students will be able to:
1- Effectively evaluate and organize content for oral presentations.
2 – Effectively deliver oral presentations.

I – Values and Ethics
Values and ethics involves the ability to identify, compare, explain, and assess major ethical and moral issues in a historical and contemporary context. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct and evaluate their own arguments using reason and apply these ideas to practical moral issues.
2 – Articulate their own ethical views on particular issues in response to other students’ views.
3 – Discuss real-world controversies using critical thinking.

Arts and Sciences – Associate Degrees

Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts and Sciences for associate students
A – Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning involves the understanding of scientific principles, techniques and the ability to critically compare, through inference and analogy, experimental information with expected theoretical outcomes. Students will be able to:1 – Apply scientific methods of data acquisition and evaluation to investigate measurable phenomena
2 – Represent scientific data symbolically graphically and verbally
3 – Interpret scientific information represented in formulas, equations, graphs and tables
4 – Evaluate results obtained from scientific methods for accuracy

B – Technical Skills
Technical skills involves the use of computers to write and develop documents, prepare presentations, and represent real world data. A further application of this skill is demonstrated by the ability to write simple computer programs. Students will be able to:
1 – Write, edit and save documents using a word processing program
2 – Use spreadsheet programs to produce graphs and charts.
3 – Create power point presentations.
4 – Write computer programs in basic, c++, or matlab

C – Information Literacy
Information literacy involves the ability to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct a search strategy
2 – Distinguish primary source journal articles
3 – Apply an established citation style to document the sources used

D – Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is characterized by the exploration and analysis of issues, ideas, evidence and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Students will be able to:
1 – Clearly identify, describe and gather relevant information.
2 – Analyze contexts, assumptions, and multiple perspectives to reach conclusions supported by evidence.
3 – Evaluate conclusions and related outcomes.

E – Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is competency in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong QR skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems in real-world situations. Individuals with QR skills can clearly communicate this competency in a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. Students will be able to:
1 – Accurately interpret and represent problems verbally, symbolically, numerically, and graphically.
2 – Solve problems accurately and draw conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data.
3 – Evaluate solutions and assumptions, and communicate the quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work.

G – Written Communication
Written communication involves the effective employment of thesis and purpose in writing. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate effective sentence structure.
2 – Demonstrate logical organization of their ideas.
3 – Employ the grammar and mechanics of Standard American English.

H – Oral Communication
Oral communication involves the effective preparation for and delivery of public presentations. Students will be able to:
1- Effectively evaluate and organize content for oral presentations.
2 – Effectively deliver oral presentations.                                

Once the required competencies have been filled, students may take additional credits from the following areas:

F – Diverse Perspectives
Students with diverse perspectives demonstrate the ability to engage and learn from points different from their own. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify and explain multiple perspectives, through the exploration of personal, social, cultural, and governmental contexts.
2 – Demonstrate the ability to describe the experiences of others, through one cultural perspective while demonstrating openness to other cultures and world views.

I – Values and Ethics
Values and ethics involves the ability to identify, compare, explain, and assess major ethical and moral issues in a historical and contemporary context. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct and evaluate their own arguments using reason and apply these ideas to practical moral issues.
2 – Articulate their own ethical views on particular issues in response to other students’ views.
3 – Discuss real-world controversies using critical thinking.