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Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology Program Competencies

  • Design, program and troubleshoot programs for computers, PLC’s, robots and other industrial software.
  • Utilize electrical/mechanical troubleshooting and communication skills to diagnose, repair, test, and return to service failed components.
  • Describe the hazards associated with automated machines and determine appropriate safety methods for working around computer controlled machinery.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Automotive Program Competencies

  • Safety – Demonstrate knowledge and apply practice of Government regulations and Industry safety standards to all tasks and work assignments.
  • Shop Tool and Equipment Proficiency– Utilize shop equipment in accordance with all OSHA regulations and manufacturer requirements.
  • Diagnostic Tools and Equipment – Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Industry approved diagnostic equipment to analyze and diagnose vehicle systems.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Building Construction Management Program Competencies

  • Estimate Building Construction projects by correctly applying information from construction documents and codes.
  • Plan, manage, and administer building construction projects by correctly applying information from construction documents, codes, and contract documents.
  • Perform Management functions for building construction companies.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Building Construction Technology Program Competencies

  • Read and interpret construction documents, drawing and specification, and codes in order to successfully function and complete work on construction projects.
  • Estimate and plan the administration of construction projects including directing, consulting and advising the purchasers, workers and other construction professionals toward project completion.
  • Use construction trade skills and tools in the layout, installation and assembly of a wide range of construction materials, utilizing best work practices while following established safety methods and codes.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Chemical Technology Program Competencies

  • Identify potential hazards and apply OSHA safety standards to laboratory operations.
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair laboratory instrumentation in the pursuit of data to be analyzed, summarized, and reported with statistical analysis.
  • Employ wet chemical techniques to quantify analytes gravimetrically, titrimetrically, and electrochemically.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Cyber Security-Information Assurance Program Outcomes:

  • Apply standard statistical inference procedures to draw conclusions from data.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of scripting languages to write simple scripts including simple linear and looping scripts.
  • Write simple and compound conditions within a programming language or similar environment.
  • Identify the bad actors/entities in cyberspace, compare and contrast their resources, capabilities/techniques, motivations, and aversion to risk.
  • Simulate different types of attacks and their characteristics.
  • List the first principles of security and describe why each principle is important to security and how it enables the development of security mechanisms that can implement desired security policies. Illustrate basic security design fundamentals that help create systems that are worthy of being trusted.
  • Describe potential system attacks and the actors/entities that might perform them and choose the appropriate cyber defense tools, methods and components to demonstrate cyber defense methods to prepare a system to repel attacks and deploy appropriate measures in the event of a system breach.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental concepts of information assurance/cyber defense that can be used to provide system security.
  • Construct the architecture of a typical, complex system and identify significant vulnerabilities, risks, and points at which specific security technologies/methods should be employed.
  • Describe strengths and weaknesses, modes, and issues that have to be addressed in an implementation and describe how cryptography can be used.
  • Use the hardware components of modern computing environments and their individual functions.
  • Describe and apply the fundamental and higher concepts, technologies, components and issues related to communications and data networks.
  • List the applicable laws and policies related to cyber defense and describe the major components of each pertaining to the storage and transmission of data.
  • Describe the responsibilities related to the handling of information about vulnerabilities and how the type of legal dispute including civil, criminal, and private affects the evidence used to resolve industry wide issues.
  • Apply the knowledge gained to successfully install and securely configure, operate and maintain a commodity operating system.

Database Management and Administration Program Outcomes:

  • Identify the organization of data.
  • Discuss and differentiate among types of databases.
  • Apply design theory to a database using database management systems.
  • Design user-centric interfaces to meet business requirements including forms and reports.
  • Employ normalization theory in the design of relational databases.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of database server and application tools, including installation and upgrading.
  • Design, maintain and monitor database server architecture including performance optimization to meet system requirements.
  • Calculate current storage needs and plan for future requirements for the database system.
  • Modify table structures and related elements.
  • Devise backup and recovery measures in a database environment.
  • Design and generate queries related to business requirements.
  • Create stored procedures, functions, and triggers using structured query language.
  • Establish interconnectivity of databases and web applications.
  • Configure database system security including user access.
  • Collect, store and utilize historical data.
  • Identify appropriate technical support practices in database administration.
  • Implement data mining and data warehousing techniques.
  • Explore data analytics and business intelligence concepts.

Design Technology Program Competencies

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting knowledge & techniques. Apply the use of CAD software in solving design technology problems and to generate architectural/mechanical drawings.
  • Apply STEM to tech problems. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve design technology problems.
  • Experiment, Measure, & Analyze. Ability to interpret and analyze information from various sources, then integrate the information into solving design technology problems.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Electronics & Computer Technology Program Educational Objectives

In the years following completion of the AAS - ECT,  students will:

  1. Work competently in technical professional jobs related to the field of Electronics & Computer Technology
  2. Achieve recognition and advancement in work, school, and/or community service consistent with their education.
  3. Continue professional development through ongoing education, certification, professional society membership, and/or licensing.

ECT Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the AAS - ECT, students will be able to:

a.  Apply knowledge, techniques, modern tools, and skills in the use of electronic components, circuits, programs, and systems.
b.  Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems.
c.  Conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
d.  Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
e.  Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly-defined engineering technology problems, such as circuit design, computer programming, and microcontroller interfacing.
f. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
g.  Engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
h.  Commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
i.  Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Electrical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

In the years following completion of the AS- EET,  students will:

  1. Transfer to a university and continue education towards a Bachelor's or higher degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related professional or technical field, and/or…
  2. Work competently in technical professional jobs related to the field of Electrical Engineering Technology
  3. Achieve recognition and advancement in work, school, and/or community service consistent with their education.
  4. Continue professional development through ongoing education, certification, professional society membership, and/or licensing.

EET Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the AS- EET, students will be able to:

a.  Apply knowledge, techniques, modern tools, and skills in the use of electronic components, circuits, programs, and systems.
b.  Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems.
c.  Conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
d.  Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
e.  Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly-defined engineering technology problems, such as circuit design, computer programming, and microcontroller interfacing.
f. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
g.  Engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
h.  Commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
i.  Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

In the years following completion of the Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, students will:

  • Transfer to a university and continue education towards a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering Technology or related professional or technical field, and/or…
  • Work competently in technical professional jobs related to the field of Engineering Technology
  • Achieve recognition and advancement in work, school, and/or community service consistent with their education.
  • Continue professional development through ongoing education, certification, professional society membership, and/or licensing.

Student Outcomes - Engineering Technology

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, students will be able to:

  • an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  • an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  • an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

HVAC- Program Outcomes

  • Students are able to safely and properly install and service typical HVAC systems including distribution systems and controls.
  • Students are able to perform system design, layout and material estimates with consideration of energy efficiency, green technology and code principles.
  • Students are able to communicate technical information in writing and verbally i.e. written documentation of work performed and describing technical HVAC problems using accepted trade terminology.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Homeland Security/Public Safety Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking.
  • Recognize and understand cultural and individual differences.
  • Recognize and understand social, political, civic, and environmental responsibilities relative to our society.
  • Apply basic scientific concepts in a variety of settings.
  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, symbolic forms.
  • Exhibit quantitative literacy.
  • Apply ethical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition and use of information.
  • Demonstrate skills for a career or promotional advancement in public safety industries.
  • Utilize and maintain appropriate equipment and materials.
  • Identify and apply all appropriate industry standards.
  • Discuss historical development, contemporary progress, cultural value, and social ramifications of modern public safety administration practices.
  • Integrate training in leadership and management applications to prepare the public safety student to make sound value judgments.
  • Demonstrate competencies that enable current and future public safety professionals to solve management problems, create strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity, and address internal organizational issues.

Industrial Technology- Program Competencies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact the Industrial Technology industry.
  • Utilize electrical/mechanical troubleshooting and communication skills to diagnose, repair, test, and return to service failed components.
  • Describe the hazards associated with welders, automated processes, industrial machines and motors, to determine appropriate safety methods for working around industrial machinery.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Informatics Program Outcomes:

  • Understand and support strategic direction for informatics within the enterprise.
  • Apply knowledge management tools for the enterprise.
  • Identify and employ informatics standards.
  • Ensure that knowledge, information, and data needs of project or program users and stakeholders are met.
  • Support information system development, procurement, and implementation that meet organizational needs.
  • Understand internal information technology operations related to a project or program.
  • Examine information technology operations managed by external hosts.
  • Communicate with cross-disciplinary users, leaders and team members.
  • Operate, maintain, and evaluate information systems and applications.
  • Support use of informatics to integrate organizational policies, external legal directives, and related operational procedures.
  • Employ solutions that ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for stakeholders.
  • Conduct education and training in informatics associated with program of focus.

Information Technology Support Program Outcomes:

  • Identify, deploy, troubleshoot, and support computer information systems and related technologies.
  • Develop and integrate technology solutions into large organization and small business environments.
  • Evaluate organizational technology infrastructures and software solutions for risk assessment.
  • Interpret, analyze, and assess legal/regulation compliance guidelines.
  • Install and support basic networking systems.
  • Develop maintenance and update plans for open source and proprietary systems.
  • Analyze and implement strategies for improving customer relations including on-site interactions and managing difficult customers.
  • Demonstrate use of operating system utilities using both graphical user interface and command line environments.
  • Develop documentation for information technology support including asset and system change management.
  • Demonstrate use of documentation and procedures in a helpdesk and information technology support environment including knowledge base skills and time management.

Machine Tool Technology- Program Competencies

  • Develop the skills and craftsmanship needed to machine parts to industry standards of tolerance and finish using manual and computer controlled machine tools.
  • Read and interpret standard ANSI and ISO blueprints used in the machining industry.
  • Use industry standard measuring devices and techniques to measure workpieces.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Program Educational Objectives

In the years following completion of the AS- MET, students will:

  1. transfer to a university and continue education towards a Bachelor’s or higher degree in engineering or engineering technology, and/or
  2. work competently in technical professional jobs related to the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  3. achieve recognition and advancement in work, school, and/or community service consistent with their education.
  4. continue professional development through ongoing education, certification, professional society membership, and/or licensing.

Student Outcomes Upon completion of the AS-MET, students will be able to:

a.  apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
b.  apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
c.  conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
d.  function as a member of a technical team;
e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
f.  apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
g.  have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage on self-directed continuing professional development
h.  have an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
i.  have a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement;


Mortuary Science Program Aim

The central aim of the Mortuary Science program recognizes the importance of funeral service education personnel as:

  1. Members of a human service profession
  2. Members of the community in which they serve
  3. Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession
  4. Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic area where they practice), as well as
  5. Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains

Mortuary Science Program Objectives

  1. To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession
  2. To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for the profession, as defined by the Preamble above
  3. To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large
  4. To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct
  5. To provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction
  6. To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service

Nanotechnology Student Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact nanotechnology.
  • Be able to perform a variety of nanotechnology procedures.
  • Competency in operating nanotechnology equipment.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Network Infrastructure Program Outcomes:

  • Analyze products and services related to the passive part of a fiber or copper-based cable network infrastructure that provide connectivity between all active components involved in a network.
  • Evaluate telecommunications distribution designs, advanced cable termination and grounding that might form the network infrastructure.
  • Examine dedicated networks that provide access to consolidated storage.
  • Define networking terms such as Open System Interconnection model, network devices, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, and addressing.
  • Identify and configure network infrastructure components.
  • Explain and differentiate advanced network services including access control lists; routing and switching concepts and configurations; and network security.
  • Explore the characteristics, features, and functions of wireless network systems.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot network systems peripherals and protocols.
  • Examine and utilize voice communications technologies.
  • Evaluate and employ emerging network technologies applicable to connectivity within and between organizational information systems.
  • Determine an organization's essential network infrastructure requirements and develop a plan of implementation and maintenance.

Server Administration Program Outcomes:

  • Analyze products and services related to network infrastructure that provide connectivity between all active components involved in a network.
  • Examine dedicated networks that provide access to consolidated storage.
  • Investigate storage environments, using devices which are virtually local to network servers.
  • Recognize basic networking components and terms including the Open System Interconnection model, network devices, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol addressing, router and the network device operating system basics.
  • Explain and differentiate advanced network services, access control lists, basic switching, and switch configuration.
  • Explore relevant network security concepts as applied to the operating systems in use.
  • Evaluate and employ new technologies that will impact the interconnectivity of organizational information systems.
  • Interpret an organization's essential information technology requirements and develop a plan of implementation and maintenance.
  • Exhibit the ability to implement and employ virtual machine concepts in environments including migration, storage, configuration, and applications.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair information technology in a user environment.
  • Apply logical infrastructure concepts in planning, enhancing, supporting and disaster recovery of an information system.
  • Utilize and implement cloud technologies in the organizational environment.
  • Evaluate the importance, operation, and function of Open Source network operating systems.
  • Apply information security practices such as access controls lists, auditing, identification, authentication, and authorization.
  • Configure, implement, and maintain a network operating system and essential network services.
  • Implement remote management techniques, tools, and technologies.
  • Plan, design, implement, and troubleshoot directory services structures.

Software Development Program Outcomes:

  • Develop, operate, maintain, and evaluate information systems and applications.
  • Understand the software and systems development life cycles, incorporating different approaches and methodologies.
  • Develop software solutions, using relevant methodologies, policies, and standards for use in the business and consumer environment.
  • Utilize industry-standard practices in the development of user-centric views in software design.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the different programming models such as procedural, objective oriented, event driven, and mobile device applications.
  • Document each stage of the software and systems development life cycles.
  • Utilize various testing strategies in the design and implementation of software.
  • Develop solutions that ensure end-user confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information.
  • Apply industry standard principles and practices of secure software development.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of quality, timeliness and continuous improvement in regards to software development.
  • Practice communication and team-building skills throughout the software development process.