Advanced Technologies

Advanced Technologies – Student Learning Outcomes

Architecture and Construction Technologies

Pre-Architecture/Drafting & Design Technologies  Building Construction Technology
Students will be able to:

  • present projects and critiques using visual, oral, and written communication skills
  • prepare written technical documents use appropriate drafting/technical terminology
  • produce documents that are technically sound
  • analyze information to develop solutions to technical aspects of a problem/situation
  • upgrade knowledge and skills to keep pace with real-world changes
  • produce projects that respect the intellectual property of others
  • participate in activities of professional organization and community service
  • demonstrate professionalism with regard to attendance, punctuality and contribution to course
  • demonstrate professional demeanor
  • practice productive work skills
  • create an employment portfolio
Students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and through writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret information and instructions
  • Work effectively as a team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sustainable and alternative building practices (i.e., LEED/Green)
  • Demonstrate how related industry theories apply to real world settings
  • Investigate mechanical processes found in building trades
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the environmental problems arising from conventional practices
  • Construct professional development plans
  • Apply human relation skills to project management role
  • Describe how to measure personnel and individual improvement
  • Demonstrate effectively leadership skills through the use of available resources
  • Define cost control and identify the purpose of a control system
  • Determine basic project scheduling terms and inputs
  • Identify and resolve ethical workplace issues
  • Describe the responsibilities of safety related to the construction industry
  • Implement national and local building codes
  • Estimate quantity of materials
  • Demonstrate ability to construct a building from the ground up
  • Cite layout excavation
  • Cite preparation for
    • Concrete
    • Framing
    • Roofing
    • Rough ins
    • Thermal and moisture protection
    • Exterior finishing
    • Interior finishing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of construction math
  • Identify various types of building materials and their uses
  • Identify and use hand and power tools commonly used by carpenters
  • Read and interpret plans included in a set of blueprints

Computer and Information Technology

Computer and Information Technologies
 Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate effective written business communication skills
  • demonstrate professional demeanor
  • demonstrate ability to negotiate
  • demonstrate collaborative problem-solving skills
  • differentiate individual computer components within an integrated system
  • categorize current data information systems technology
  • demonstrate individualized problem solving skills
  • analyze information technologies
  • recommend solutions to improve system performance
  • develop integrated information system solutions
  • apply information technology to support workplace performance
  • demonstrate application of social responsibility and ethical standards
  • demonstrate ability to direct continuous professional self-development
  • demonstrate ability to write well-crafted programs in at least one language
  • evaluate networking environments
  • identify technology based business models

Commercial Technologies

Automotive Technology
Students will be able to:

  • write technical reports explaining customers complaint(s), specific component malfunction(s) and related problems to include repair procedures, specifications, parts and costs associated with each specific repair
  • determine, categorize and document component or systems malfunctions which will be discussed in class
  • design, develop and maintain adequate records of all repairs performed by using a triplicate type of repair order identical to those used in the automotive field
  • use these records to inform, present and legally justify all needed repairs
  • adequately identify safety hazards associated with electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems before participating in any lab project
  • use a systematic approach to identify, diagnose and repair new hydro, electrical and mechanical systems
  • identify all related parts and components before attempting to repair each system
  • clearly identify and understand the specific function of each component before these systems and subsystems are dismantled for repairs
  • demonstrate proficiency when using basic computer systems including: Word and Excel
  • demonstrate proficiency in locating, identifying and following procedures for repairs as outlined on the Mitchell and All-DATA computer information systems.
  • retrieve all phases of automotive information needed to repair the following: Electrical and Electronics, Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Automatic transmissions, Heating And Air Conditioning Systems
  • demonstrate proficiency in the proper usage of on-board computer scanners used to identify and properly diagnose possible malfunction within a specific on-board computer system
  • demonstrate proficiency in the proper use of  scanners,  information and vehicle specifications to determine needed repairs
  • identify, evaluate, diagnosis and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical systems and subsystems
  • identify their own personal areas in which they may feel the need to polish up their professional skills
  • assess personal “development” paths, which will ensure a constant advancement through evolving technology careers
  • enter the workforce as trained technicians
  • demonstrate the required skills through our NATEF Certified Competency Based Program in each class
Water Technology
Students will be able to:

  • effectively present technical information through oral communication
  •  effectively present technical information through written communication
  • effectively work as a team
  • evaluate treatment processes utilizing collected or given data
  • identify appropriate process control changes for different treatment processes based on process evaluation
  • identify cause(s) of mechanical/equipment/system failure
  • identify corrective actions for mechanical/equipment/system failure
  • evaluate invalid labs analysis to determine corrective actions
  • identify information/data required to complete calculations
  • accurately perform calculations
  • determine the appropriate ethical action that should occur in a given circumstance
  • differentiate between situational and the other various theories of ethics
  • draw a treatment facility schematic including all processes
  • identify correct operational parameters for treatment processes
  • identify sampling points for data collection from treatment processes
  • demonstrate correct/accurate laboratory technique
  • perform appropriate lab analysis with acceptable accuracy
  • perform appropriate process control changes for various treatment processes
  • identify safety issues in the water and wastewater field
  • perform operational/laboratory duties safely
  • perform maintenance/repairs of equipment
  • demonstrate knowledge of applicable regulations and their application
  • integrate multiple, related concepts to determine appropriate operational response
Welding Technology Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC)
 Students will be able to:

  • use written communication to effectively present technical information
  • effectively work as a team to present answers to test/quiz questions
  • effectively present a technical welding-related document in an oral presentation
  • analyze welding parameters/conditions  to correct related problems
  • make accurate measurements to ± 1/16 of an inch and/or one millimeter
  • measure angles within ±1º
  • calculate areas with sufficient accuracy for welded fabrication
  • calculate volumes with sufficient accuracy for welded fabrication
  • accurately calculate tensile strength from given data
  • accurately measure welding travel speed
  • make accurate common conversions from English system to Metric system and vice-versa
  • convert fractional measurements to decimal measurements and vice-versa
  • identify unethical situations as they relate to the welding profession
  • analyze situations and select appropriate ethical behaviors as they relate to the welding profession
  • discuss and model good employee behavior
  • demonstrate proper set up of welding power sources
  • demonstrate proper set up of welding wire feeders
  • demonstrate proper set up of submerged arc equipment
  • demonstrate proper set up of air carbon arc equipment
  • demonstrate proper set up and shut down of oxy-acetylene equipment
  • demonstrate civic responsibility by performing community service projects
 Students will be able to:

  • use oral communication effectively
  • use written communication effectively
  • work effectively as a team
  • troubleshoot air conditioning systems
  • troubleshoot heating systems
  • troubleshoot refrigeration systems
  • accurately perform conversions between various units
  • accurately perform calculations related to air conditioning
  • accurately perform calculations related to heating
  • accurately perform calculations related to refrigeration
  • determine the appropriate ethical action that should occur in a given circumstance
  • perform technician duties safely
  • service air conditioning systems
  • service heating systems
  • repair refrigeration systems
  • maintain air conditioning systems
  • maintain heating systems
  • maintain refrigeration systems