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Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes

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Students who complete the Accounting Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze, prepare, and present solutions to business problems, apply business concepts in a decision-making environment, and evaluate and weigh evidence in the course of deriving conclusions concerning alternative courses of action, using inductive and deductive logical reasoning and methodological processes.
  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will understand and apply the use of modern technology to business situations.

Students who complete the American Sign Language/ Interpreting Program will be able to:

  • Develop receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language and Fingerspelling.
  • Develop knowledge and awareness of the differences between the Deaf Culture/deaf community and the hearing community.
  • Accurately interpret and transliterate between ASL and English in a variety of settings: face-to-face, small group settings, monologue and/or large group settings.
  • Apply professional standards, practices, and ethics, not limited to the tenets of the Code of Professional Conduct, to their work.

Students who complete the Animal Health Technology Program will be able to:

  • Properly and safely restrain the various species that are commonly seen in veterinary medicine.
  • Properly and accurately perform and record a thorough physical exam using medical terminology on the various species seen in veterinary medicine.
  • Properly and accurately collect, analyze, and interpret blood, urine, and fecal samples from small animals, exotics, pocket pets, avians, and large animals.
  • Produce a series of diagnostic radiographs in common domestic species.
  • Induce anesthesia, monitor the patient during the procedure, and then recover the animal completely from the anesthetic and surgical event.

Students who complete the Anthropology Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Use an anthropological framework to think critically in reading, writing, and/or speaking, thereby interpreting relevant problems, theses, arguments and evidence to draw and defend rational conclusions.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate employing anthropological perspectives while recognizing and respecting potential differences in worldview.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibilities: Articulate the varieties of biological and cultural adaptations and demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Global Awareness: Articulate ability to understand one's role in local and global society, take responsibility for one's own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Information Literacy: Collect data and engage with research through appropriate use of an array of scholarly sources and through discipline ­specific technologies and frameworks.

Students who complete the Architecture Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical thinking: Think independently, creatively, logically and critically in a problem/project based curriculum that requires applying complex problem-solving methods. Resolve programmatic, spatial, social, political, engineering and sustainable design issues while developing rational, personal, creative and individual problem and design solutions.
  • Communication: Write about, speak about, and/or graphically articulate solutions to design problems and the processes of arriving at these solutions to faculty, visiting critics, and fellow students. Respond appropriately in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, a combination of written assignments and analysis, programmatic issues, design projects, non-digital and digital assignments, written tests and quizzes.
  • Professional & Ethical Behavior: Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Develop a greater sense of self-awareness. Develop cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills while participating in team projects, role-playing, and workplace scenarios.
  • Global Consciousness: Demonstrate knowledge of global issues and an awareness of global, national and local concerns from multiple perspectives. Develop an awareness, respect and appreciation for the diversity of individuals through the evaluation and integration of programmatic issues, design issues, historical issues, and political, cultural and social perspectives that are international in scope, including issues of diversity, equity, sustainability and environmental sensitivity.
  • Information & Technological Literacy: Gather, analyze, evaluate and disseminate information using multiple means of expression including, but not limited to written assignments and analysis, design projects, non-digital and digital assignments and presentation techniques. Demonstrate an awareness of current technology through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and software including, but not limited to, computers, scanners, plotters, printers, copiers, digital projectors, laser engravers and 3D model making technologies including current editions of software utilized in the profession.

Students who complete the Art-Fine Art Program will gain facility with:

  • Global Awareness: Students will develop the ability to expand the vision of the role of art in the greater culture. Students will develop an awareness of cultural diversity (and its use/effect on art-making).
  • Historical Awareness: Students will develop the ability to engage visual art as defined in a progression of change.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will develop the ability to affect critical thinking in visual terms.
  • Visual Literacy: Students will develop the ability to employ art concepts and terminology effectively. Students will develop the ability to understand the creative process of art-making.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will develop the ability to understand materials, methods and techniques both historical and contemporary and the contexts in which they are employed. Students will be assessed through combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Students who complete the Biology Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically, developing the skills to ask vital questions and solve biological problems by applying the Scientific Method.
  • Communication: Demonstrate the ability to report and/or explain scientific information appropriately.
  • Skills and Technology Applications: Investigate biological questions using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Demonstrate environmental awareness by recognizing the importance of interconnections among living organisms, including people, and their environments.
  • Personal Responsibility: Come prepared for class and complete assigned work thoughtfully.

The Black Studies Department is built upon an interdisciplinary curriculum (i.e. History, Psychology, Sociology, English, Literature, Political Science, Speech Art, Music, etc.). Students who successfully complete the Black Studies Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: The Black Studies curriculum is designed to develop and challenge cognitive and creative thinking skills by incorporating oral, written, and creative assignments that enhance students research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will learn to be self defined and develop the ability to see themselves in others by participating in group assignments, open discussions and experiential activities. Students will learn to analyze their own actions, understand and respect the perspectives of others, while working effectively with people in groups.
  • Communication: Students will develop the confidence and ability to express themselves in an oral, written, and creative manner. By participating in a variety of learning opportunities (lectures, seminars, field trips, performances, etc.) students enhance and expand their ability to articulate critical thinking which is applicable to all learning experiences.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will develop a personal sense of responsibility through an understanding of how they are connected to their community and society at large. By participating in service learning activities and volunteerism students will develop community consciousness and commitment.
  • Technological Awareness: Students are given opportunities to enhance their understanding of technology through required assignments, projects, and presentation.
  • Global Awareness: Students will learn to analyze content and context of cultures around the world by comparing and contrasting how people do the same things in different ways. This will enable them to take responsibility for their actions and make ethical decisions with an understanding of its impact globally.
  • Life Mastery Skills: Students will develop consciousness, confidence, and competence through the interdisciplinary structure of Black Studies. Students develop a practical application of critical thinking, self awareness, communication, personal actions, civic responsibility, global and technology awareness. As a result, students know and understand that they have the power and ability to make decisions that make a difference on a personal, professional and global level.

Students who complete the Building Construction Technology Program will be able to:

  • Review a typical set of residential or light commercial construction plans and analyze, interpret, extract and define basic structural and finish components and/or systems necessary for project construction.
  • Analyze and compute "Early Start" and "Late Start" and "Early Finish" and "Late Finish" times and "Total Float" associated with a basic network diagram for a construction project utilizing "Activity on the Node" (AON) when sequencing and activity time durations are defined.
  • Locate, identify, and correctly apply building code constraints to a specific design or construction problem

Students who complete the Business Administration Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze, prepare, and present solutions to business problems, apply business concepts in a decision making environment, and evaluate and weigh evidence in the course of deriving conclusions concerning alternative courses of action, using inductive and deductive logical reasoning and methodological processes. 
  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Global/Technological Awareness: Students will be able to identify and understand global business issues.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment. 

Students who complete the Chemistry Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will be able to demonstrate ability to report scientific information appropriately.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to utilize the scientific method to analyze and interpret data.
  • Technology awareness: Students will be able to investigate questions utilizing modern and appropriate tools.
  • Personal responsibility: Students will come prepared for class and complete assigned work thoughtfully.
  • Environmental responsibility: Students will be able to explain or describe the impact of chemistry on environment

Students who complete the Chicano Studies Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading, writing, and/or speaking about topics in Chicano/a Studies, with a focus on the multiple historical factors that have contributed to the origins of the Chicano/a community in the United States, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication: Write or speak about topics in Chicano/a Studies, with a focus on understanding and communicating the Chicano/a alternative world view as expressed in history, literature and art, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibilities: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions,
  • and make ethical decisions in complex situations
  • Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Analyze one’s own actions, see others’ perspectives, and work effectively with others in groups.
  • Global Awareness: Analyze the development of the contemporary Chicano/a community in the United States by articulating similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, and demonstrate an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students who complete the Child Development Program will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to anticipate, recognize and successfully work with various learning styles and abilities of children with different needs.
  • Apply their knowledge of children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development to set up a stimulating learning environment and design a multicultural curriculum that involves age-appropriate activities.
  • Assess, compare and contrast the ways in which families, childcare facilities, schools, peer groups and the community act as socializing agents for the developing child.
  • Participate in student teaching and child observations to better understand behavior management and learn effective problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Develop the skills to meet the state of CA licensing requirements for working in centers, schools and child care homes as teachers, administrators or supervisors.

Students who complete the Speech Communications Program will be able to:

  • Analyze contemporary socio-political issues by delivering speeches on select topics. Speeches are highly developed, outlined, and fully supported with research. Students must move beyond mere description and provide a rationale for their thought process.
  • Use oral and written communication to advance ideas and advocate positions.
  • Engage in speech activities such as persuasive speaking where they will advocate controversial ideas to others, adapt to audiences, and critically analyze contentious issues. Speeches are taped and students are expected to analyze their own performance as well as provide feedback for other speakers.

Students who complete the Computer and Information Sciences Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to evaluate and apply appropriate technology to support specific business activities and business solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific business or information technology problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.

Students who complete the Computer Business Technology Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to evaluate and apply appropriate technology to support specific business activities and business solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific business problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.

Students who complete the Culinary Arts/Culinary Management in Hospitality Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate academic and practical knowledge of food flavorings and seasoning of common national and international cuisines.
  • Proficiently use all basic culinary equipment including large equipment to hand tools.
  • Demonstrate all knowledge necessary to produce food in a safe and sanitary fashion for public consumption.
  • Students will explain the relationship between purchasing, receiving, storage, production, and cost of goods sold.

Students who complete the Dance Program will be able to:

  • Identify, analyze, assess and perform dance combinations and choreography to reflect specified line, design, technique and vocabulary as well as rhythmic, dynamic and emotional concepts for a wide variety of movement genres.
  • Apply aesthetic principles and critical thinking skills in the creation, performance and analysis of choreography.
  • Identify, compare, contrast and evaluate theatrical forms of dance in a socio-historical context as an artistic, political or ideological medium of communication.

Students who complete the Dental Assisting Program will be able to:

  • Have the skills and knowledge to function as a competent dental assistant.
  • Obtain licensure and certifications applicable to dental assisting.
  • Acquire professional characteristics to function as a member of the dental team

Students who complete the Dramatic Arts Program will be able to:

  • Analyze and articulate the ideas and questions posited by the experience and study of theatre and film.
  • Students expand their knowledge of the world and society through the engagement of dramatic arts.
  • Students contribute effectively in the creative collaborative process.

Students who complete the Economics Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply relevant economic theory to data and derive rational conclusions.
  • Articulate critical thinking outcomes in speech and written word.
  • Identify and understand global economic issues.

Students who complete the Engineering Program will be able to:

  • Use proportional reasoning and graphical analysis to establish and analyze relationships between measured quantities.
  • Apply conceptual and mathematical tools to correctly predict the future state of physical systems.
  • Clearly communicate scientific principles, experimental results, and their implications.

Students who complete the English Program will gain facility with:

Rhetorical Awareness (as readers and writers)

  • Students will be able to write clear, thoughtful prose using appropriate steps of a writing process
  • Students will be able to identify arguments as well as patterns and strategies of organization in a variety of texts
  • Students will be able to develop visual literacy to identify arguments in advertisements, websites, photographs and other visual media
  • Students will be able to select appropriate research strategies
  • Students will be able to employ correct citation formats

Critical Thinking

  • Students will be able to: analyze and weigh the truth value of conflicting claims

Creative Thinking

  • Students will be able to synthesize elements of texts in surprising and unexpected ways

Global Awareness

  • Students will be able to describe and explain multiple perspectives
  • Students will be able to analyze the effects of different cultural perspectives on classic and contemporary issues

Students who complete the Exercise Science Program will be able to:

  • Apply core critical thinking skills of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and explanation in the development of nutritional and fitness plans and the acquisition of skill development including proper techniques, physiological principles and kinesthetic awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective and sensitive verbal, nonverbal and written communications skills.
  • Value and implement physical fitness activities, wellness strategies and principles in support of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Display the attributes of sportsmanship and teamwork as it pertains to physical education and athletic competition.
  • Utilize current technology to research and compile information in health and wellness, human performance and athletic competition.

Students who complete the Fashion Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will have the ability to demonstrate effective communication and critical thinking through oral presentations and written work.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will have the ability to use current technology such as computers, peripherals, and software or sewing equipment pertinent to fashion design or merchandising
  • Global Awareness: Students will have the ability to compare and contrast how various cultures and countries interrelate in the global fashion community.
  • Industry Preparedness: Students will achieve a set of skills that keeps them current and allows them to secure employment in the Fashion industry.

Students who complete the French Program will be able to:

  • Communicate in a meaningful context in French.
  • Analyze the nature of language through comparisons of the French language and their own.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to aspects of behavior, attitudes, and customs of France and other French speaking countries.
  • Connect with the global community through study and acquisition of the French language.

Students who complete the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to evaluate and apply appropriate geo-spatial technologies to support specific industry activities and solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific GIS problems or information needs and identify possible solutions, including determination of analytical approach, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral and communication.

Students who complete the Geography Program will have the ability to:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading about topics in Geography, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication: Write or speak about topics in Geography, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Global Awareness: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.
  • Technological Awareness: Demonstrate an ability to understand applications and implications of technology and to use technology in ways appropriate to the situation. This outcome includes information competency skills.

Students who complete the Geology Program will gain facility with:

  • Program courses fostering scholarship and facilitate the successful transfer of students from Mesa College to other educational institutions.
  • Program courses developing students’ understanding of the scientific process and thereby enhance scientific literacy.
  • Program courses developing students as scholars and encourage lifelong learning by exposing the students to new concepts and by allowing them to apply those concepts to gain a deeper understanding of the physical world.

Students who complete the Health Information Technology Program will be able to:

  • Apply all required health care documentation policies and procedures that ensure the highest quality of healthcare delivery.
  • Utilize the evolving information technology in the completion of health information management processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all payment systems, such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and other sources of reimbursement.
  • Produce data required for healthcare quality improvement, utilization management, risk management and other related activities.
  • Protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information as well as promote legal and ethical standards of practice for health information professionals.

Students who complete the History Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading about topics in History, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication: Write or speak about topics in History, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s
    role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Global Awareness: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students who complete the Hospitality Program will be able to:

  • Assess and apply the concepts of hospitality business management.
  • Produce and present effective written and oral communication for the hospitality industry.
  • Evaluate ethical leadership and differentiate situations calling for ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrate and articulate a global perspective.

Students who complete the Interior Design Program will be able to:

  • Communicate with other professional members of the built environment demonstrating their specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings, and sustainable and universal design principles.
  • Apply critical and design thinking to identify and creatively solve problems relating to the function, aesthetics and quality of the interior environment enhancing the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Perform services relative to interior spaces, including gathering information, programming, space planning, and the creation of drawings and specifications using current technology and practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical practices in the field of Interior Design as well as exhibit awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity regionally, nationally and globally. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively within the design community.

Students who complete the Japanese Program will be able to:

  • Communicate in a meaningful context in Japanese.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the Japanese language and their own.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to aspects of behavior, attitudes, and customs of Japan and other Asian speaking countries.
  • Connect with the global community through study and acquisition of the Japanese language.

Students who complete the Journalism Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the mass media in society.
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal issues of libel, privacy, copyright, free speech/press, as well as an understanding of ethical issues such as plagiarism, fabrication, and conflict of interest.
  • Write, edit, and revise stories in accepted journalistic style utilizing multiple platforms.

Students who complete the Marketing Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze, prepare, and present solutions to business problems, apply business concepts in a decision-making environment, and evaluate and weigh evidence in the course of deriving conclusions concerning alternative courses of action, using inductive and deductive logical reasoning and methodological processes.
  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peer, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Global/Technological Awareness: Students will understand and apply the use of modern technology to business situations.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.

Students who complete the Mathematics Program will be able to:

  • Create a mathematical model for an applied problem
  • Use a model to solve an applied problem
  • Communicate in words the solution to an applied problem using correct units
  • Identify answers that are extraneous or unreasonable within the context of the given problem

Students who complete the Medical Assisting Program will be able to:

  • Perform safe and effective technical skills relative to the medical assisting "scope of practice".
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attributes necessary to be a medical assistant.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical behavior relative to the medical assistant code of ethics.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing as appropriate for an entry level medical assistant.

Students who complete the Multimedia Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will develop interactive websites using Flash software and Dreamweaver software.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific multimedia problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.

Students who complete the Music Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through musical performances, reading music notation, using music technology, and communicating musical concepts using correct terminology.
  • Demonstrate aural, aesthetic and cultural awareness through recognizing elements of music which are the product of and response to cultural values, traditions, and norms.
  • Demonstrate aural, aesthetic, and cultural awareness through recognizing, comparing and discussing distinguishing elements of music and music literature.

Students who complete the Nutrition Program will gain facility with:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to utilize current computer software to analyze macro and micro-nutrient contents of dietary intake.
  • Personal Actions: Students will be able to apply scientific principles of food handling (sanitation and food safety) to food preparation and storage to reduce food-borne illnesses.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to evaluate student's eating habits based on nutrition knowledge learned in class.

Students who complete the Philosophy Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading about topics in Philosophy, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication : Write or speak about topics in Philosophy, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Global Awareness: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.
  • Self- Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Critically evaluate one’s own beliefs/positions in light of the context of meaningful philosophical inquiry.

Students who complete the Phlebotomy Program will be able to:

  • Perform safe and effective technical skills relative to the phlebotomy technician "scope of practice".
  • The goal of the Phlebotomy Training Program is to prepare students to enter the workforce as an entry level Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Students who complete the Physical Sciences Program will be able to:

  • Use proportional reasoning and graphical analysis to establish and analyze relationships between measured quantities.
  • Apply conceptual and mathematical tools to correctly predict the future state of physical systems
  • Clearly communicate scientific principles, experimental results, and their implications.

Students who complete the Physical Therapist Assistant Program will be able to:

  • Select and perform safe and effective interventions within the: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) scope of practice and Physical therapists plan of care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of California physical therapy laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with professional standards and practice.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, as appropriate for a PTA.
    practice.
  • Participate in self-assessment and develop plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behavior as appropriate for a PTA.
  • Incorporate an understanding of the implications of individual and cultural differences, and adapt behavior and delivery of care accordingly in all aspects of physical therapy services with respect to patients' values, preferences, and needs.

Students who complete the Physics Program will be able to:

  • Utilize proper physics concepts and the relations among them to analyze problems qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Critically apply the principle of conservation of energy in the study of motions.
  • Compose laboratory reports that describe the theory and experimental procedures, record and analyze data, and present conclusions and discussions.
  • Write solutions to physics problems that identify the assumptions and input, define symbols in equations, and detail the procedure of solving the equations.

Students who complete the Political Science Program will be able to:

  • Think critically in reading, writing, and/or speaking about topics in Political Science, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Write or speak about topics in Political Science, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students who complete the Psychology Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking in reading, writing, and/or speaking about concepts and issues related to human behavior and mental processes using the scientific approach, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication: Demonstrate effective writing and/or speaking about human behavior and mental processes (for example, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions).
  • Awareness of Research Methodology and Technology: Demonstrate recognition of the significance of ethics and diversity in Psychological Science.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Compare and contrast different research methods used in Psychological Science; Demonstrate understanding of the applications and implications of technology and its appropriate uses.

Students who complete the Radiologic Technology Program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills to be clinically competent.
  • Exhibit or demonstrate the skills of ethical and professional radiologic technologists.

Students who complete the Real Estate Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will understand and apply the use of modern technology to business situations.

Students who complete the Social Sciences Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, encompassing the framing of questions; the formation of hypotheses; the gathering, weighing, and interpretation of evidence; and the deriving of conclusions;
  • Communicate effectively, in written and other expressive forms, by using enhanced critical thinking skills;
  • Show, in thought and all forms of expression, heightened awareness of the role of civic responsibility and global awareness in sustaining human society.

Students who complete the Sociology Program will gain facility with:

  • Think critically in reading, writing, and/or speaking about topics in Sociology, with a focus on collective, as opposed to individualistic, explanations of human behavior, and an emphasis on the roles of social structure, culture, and social interaction in shaping behavior, both historically and cross-culturally, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Write or speak about topics in Sociology, with a focus on collective, as opposed to individualistic, explanations of human behavior, and an emphasis on the roles of social structure, culture, and social interaction in shaping behavior, both historically and cross-culturally, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, explain how the theoretical underpinnings of sociology explicitly challenge currently dominant ideologies like individualism and radical subjectivism, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures and global political and economic systems, and demonstrate an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students who complete the Spanish Program will be able to:

  • Communicate in a meaningful context in Spanish.
  • Explain or analyze the nature of language through comparisons of the Spanish language and their own.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to aspects of behavior, attitudes, and customs of Spanish speaking countries.
  • Connect with the global community through study and acquisition of the Spanish language.

Students who complete the Liberal Studies Program with an emphasis in Elementary Education Preparation will be able to demonstrate:

  • Global awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Interpersonal skills in a diverse setting
  • Effective communication in teaching and learning environments
  • Technological awareness

Students who complete the Web Development Program will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply appropriate technology to support specific business activities and business solutions.
  • Analyze specific business problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.