Program assessment plan

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Computer Aided Drafting/Design

Lake Campus

  1. List the OBJECTIVES of the program.

  • Obtain employment as a computer aided drafting professional upon graduation.

  • Become certified by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) as Certified Industrial Technologist.

  1. Explain how the department or program will know the extent to which OBJECTIVES are achieved (alumni or other surveys, employment data, etc.).

  • Program Advisory Committee Input: Advisory members will review annually the program objectives and rate whether objectives remain relevant to today’s standards.

  • Employer Survey Results: Employers of graduates will be mailed a survey every three years asking employers to rate whether alumni are meeting established objectives of assigned work.

  • Alumni Survey Results: Each June a survey will be given to all students who have applied for graduation during the fall, winter, and spring quarters of that academic year. Questions will specifically address job status in major.

  • Annually, graduates of the CAD program will be contacted to see if graduate has taken the National Association of Industrial Technology: Certified Industrial Technologist Exam. The NAIT, who administers the exam, will also provide the college with pass rates of our graduates.

  1. List the LEARNING OUTCOMES of the program.

  • Student will use current drawing standards for industrial, architectural, electrical, or civil blueprints.

  • Student will be proficient in a variety of current design software packages upon graduation. (AutoCAD, Inventor, Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Map)

  • Student will be able to apply and diagnose Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing according to ASME Y14.5M – 1994 standards. (This is the current standard used in industry.)

  • Student will be able to use design software and word processing software in combination to produce technical documents requiring extensive text and drawings.

  • Student will be aware of area industrial applications and their functions in the community.

  1. List and briefly describe the MEASURES that will be used to access each learning outcome.

Indirect Measures:

  • Advisory Committee Input.

  • Exit Interview/Survey of Graduates.

Direct Measures:

  • Internships: Student’s experience is documented after four weeks of work assignments via Interim Report and again at end of quarter via Intern Paper. An Intern Performance Appraisal is also completed by the employer and returned to the college.

  • Portfolio of Software Applications: Each student is required to maintain a portfolio of all software applications, which is submitted at conclusion of each quarter for review and grading.

  • Capstone Project: Each student completes a final project that demonstrates comprehensive usage of course objectives and successful completion of learning outcomes.

  1. Describe how learning outcomes are made MEASURABLE and BENCHMARKS or other determinants of success are set.

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Certification Standards.

  • Annual collation and analysis of employer surveys.

  1. Describe the process by which FINDINGS will be derived from the measures.

  • Program Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet with faculty to review measures annually.

  • Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee (AACC) will review measures annually.

  1. Describe the process by which findings are analyzed to determine what IMPROVEMENTS should be made to better meet objectives and learning outcomes.

  • The PAC and AACC Committees will review findings and recommend improvements to be made annually.

  1. Identify a TIMETABLE for assessment.

The following outcomes will be assessed on an annual basis:

      1. Current drawing standards.

      2. Proficiency of design software.

This will be accomplished through both indirect and direct measures of PAC, Internships, Portfolios, and Capstone Projects.

  1. Briefly explain how the program’s assessment plan supports and interacts with ACCREDITATION and LICENSURE requirements (if applicable).

  • This program has been designed and will be monitored for the future purpose of possible accreditation by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Assessment will provide a means of monitoring in order to provide future recognition of the attainment of certain professional goals and standards for Industrial Technology.

  1. Describe how the objectives and learning outcomes of the program are COMMUNICATED to students and others.

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