College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Program outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities students are expected to acquire from the program, to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. These outcomes are demonstrated by the student in each course in the curriculum and measured by the program at the time of graduation. The Engineering Technology program outcomes are developed based TAC/ABET general and program criteria. (return to Assessment page)

TAC/ABET General Criteria for Engineering Technology Programs

    a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the appropriate ET program.
    b. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
    c. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
    d. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes.
    e. An ability to function effectively on teams.
    f. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
    g. An ability to communicate effectively.
    h. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    i. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
    j. A knowledge of and respect for diversity, contemporary societal and global issues related to the profession.
    k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

        Specific Engineering Technology Program Outcomes

        Below are the Program Outcomes which differ from the General Criteria listed above.

        ARET A.S. Program Outcomes

          a1. Employing concepts of architectural theory and design in a design environment.
          a2. Utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to produce A/E documents and presentations.
          a3. Conducting standardized field and laboratory testing on construction materials.
          a4. Utilizing modern instruments and research techniques for site development and building layout.
          a5. Estimating material quantities for technical projects.
          a6. Utilizing codes, contracts and specifications in design, construction and inspection activities.
          b1. Utilize current industry standard equipment.
          b2. Employing productivity software to solve technical problems.
          c1. Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments then apply results.
          d1. In-class projects requiring design decisions.
          e1. Actively participate in team activities during and outside class.
          e2. Orally and graphically present teams results.
          f1. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
          f2. Calculate basic loads & demands in mechanical/electrical systems.
          f3. Solve problems in math, statistics, and physics courses.
          g1. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
          g2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
          g3. Demonstrate effective graphic communication skills.
          h1. Require library research and reporting.
          h2. Require Web research and reporting.
          i1. Demonstrate knowledge of professional code of ethics.
          i2. Service learning component.
          j1. Social studies elective.
          j2. Exposure to other cultures building practices.
          k1. Quality and timeliness is required aspect of course.
          k2. Course evaluation performed each semester.

              CET A.S. Program Outcomes

              a1. Utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering documents.
              a2. Utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
              a3. Estimate material quantities for technical projects.
              a4. Technical expertise in applied statics and strength of materials.
              b1. Utilize current industry standard equipment.
              b2. Employ productivity software to solve technical problems.
              c1. Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing of materials
              d1. In-class projects requiring design decisions.
              e1. Actively participate in team activities during and outside class.
              e2. Resolve problems as they arise.
              f1. Apply basic concepts to the solution of hydraulic and hydrology problems.
              f2. Apply basic concepts to the solution of geotechnics problems.
              f3. Apply basic concepts to the solution of structures problems.
              f4. Apply basic concepts to the solution of construction scheduling and management problems.
              f5. Apply basic concepts to the solution of construction safety problems.
              g1. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
              g2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
              h1. Conduct web and library research and report findings.
              i1. Apply principles of construction law and ethics.
              i2. Perform service learning.
              j1. Understand societal and global issues.
              j2. Understand issues of human diversity.
              k1. Produce work of quality and timeliness.
              k2. Evaluate each course each semester.

                CNET B.S. Program Outcomes

                a1. Utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes.
                a2. Evaluate materials and methods for construction projects.
                a3. Utilize modern surveying methods for construction layout.
                a4. Estimate material quantities.
                a5. Estimate material costs.
                b1. Utilize current industry standard equipment.
                b2. Employ productivity software to solve technical problems.
                c1. Determine forces and stresses in structural systems.
                c2. Perform economic analyses related to design, construction, and maintenance.
                d1. Produce design for construction and operations documents utilization.
                d2. Perform standard analysis and design in one technical specialty in construction.
                d3. Select appropriate construction materials and practices.
                e1. Participate actively in team activities during and outside class.
                f1. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
                f2. Solve pressure and open channel flow problems.
                f3. Close a traverse survey.
                f4. Solve problems in mathematics, statistics, and physics courses.
                g1. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
                g2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
                g3. Demonstrate effective graphic communication skills.
                h1. Require library research and reporting.
                h2. Require Web research and reporting.
                i1. Demonstrate knowledge of professional code of ethics.
                i2. Service learning component.
                j1. Social studies elective.
                j2. Humanities elective.
                k1. Quality and timeliness is required aspect of course.
                k2. Course evaluation performed each semester, software updates

                  IET A.S. Program Outcomes

                  a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of industrial engineering technology.

                  a1. Technical expertise in quality, metrology, and SPC.
                  a2. Technical expertise in ergonomics, and work methods design.
                  a3. Technical expertise in facilities layout, and production planning and control.
                  a4. Technical expertise in CAD, engineering graphics, and GD&T.
                  a5. Technical expertise in materials and processes, and basic machining.
                  g1. An ability to communicate effectively.
                  g2. An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentation.
                  g3. Demonstrate effective graphic communication skills.
                  j1. A knowledge of and respect for diversity.
                  j2. A knowledge of contemporary global issues related to the profession.
                  k1. A commitment to quality.
                  k2. A commitment to timeliness.
                  k3. A commitment to continuous improvement.

                    IET B.S. Program Outcomes

                    a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of industrial engineering technology.

                    a1. Technical expertise in quality, metrology, advanced SPC, SQC, TQM, ISO standards, and design of experiments.
                    a2. Technical expertise in ergonomics, work methods design, optimization, engineering economy, and cost estimating.
                    a3. Technical expertise in facilities layout, production planning and control, queuing theory, modeling, and simulation.
                    a4. Technical expertise in CAD, engineering graphics, GD&T, gage capability studies, and measurement uncertainty.
                    a5. Technical expertise in materials, manufacturing processes, design for manufacturing and assembly, and CNC machining.
                    g1. An ability to communicate effectively.
                    g2. An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentation.
                    g3. Demonstrate effective graphic communication skills.
                    j1. A knowledge of and respect for diversity.
                    j2. A knowledge of contemporary global issues related to the profession.
                    k1. A commitment to quality.
                    k2. A commitment to timeliness.
                    k3. A commitment to continuous improvement.

                    MET A.S. Program Outcomes

                    a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology.

                    a1. Technical expertise in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and applied fluid sciences.
                    a2. Technical expertise in manufacturing processes, mechanical design, and computer-aided engineering graphics with added technical depth in computer-aided engineering graphics.
                    a3. Expertise in applied physics having emphasis in applied mechanics plus fundamentals of electricity in physics.

                    MET B.S. Program Outcomes

                    a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology.

                    a1. Technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, fluid power, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electronic control.
                    a2. Technical expertise in manufacturing processes, mechanical design, and computer-aided engineering graphics, engineering materials, automatic controls, industrial operations with added technical depth in manufacturing processes, computer-aided engineering graphics, mechanical design and engineering materials.
                    a3. Expertise in applied physics having an emphasis in applied mechanics plus fundamentals of electricity in physics and inorganic chemistry.

                      Quality Certificate Outcomes

                      An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of quality, metrology, SPC, SQC, TQM, ISO standards, and DOE.

                      INTR Program outcomes

                      Describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities students are expected to acquire from the program, to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. These outcomes are demonstrated by the student in each course in the curriculum and measured by the program at the time of graduation. (return to Assessment page)

                      Interior Design A.S. Outcomes

                      1. Students are able to advance their learning. (CIDA Professional Standard 1: Curriculum Structure)

                      1a. Be able to interact with multiple disciplines.
                      1b. Have opportunities for design work experience.

                      2. Students have the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness. (CIDA Professional Standard 2: Professional Value).

                      2a. Have critical, analytical, and strategic thinking abilities.
                      2b. Be able to have creative thinking (exhibit a variety of ideas, approaches, concepts with originality and elaboration).
                      2c. Have the ability to think visually and volumetrically.
                      2d. Have active listening skills leading to effective interpretation of requirements.

                      3. Students have a foundation in the fundamentals of art and design; theories of design, green design, and human behavior; and discipline-related history. (CIDA Standard 3: Design Fundamentals).

                      3a. Understanding design elements (for example, space, line, mass, shape, texture) and principles (for example, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony, variety).
                      3b. Understanding color principles, theories, and systems (for example, additive and subtractive color; color-mixing; hue, value, and intensity; the relationship of light and color).
                      3c. Understanding theories of design and design composition.
                      3d. Understanding principles of lighting design (for example, color, quality, sources, use).
                      3e. Understanding of the history of architecture and finishes.

                      4. Students understand and apply the knowledge, skills, process, and theories of interior design. (CIDA Professional Standard 4: Interior Design)

                      4a. Apply 2-dimensional design elements and principles in interior design projects.
                      4b. Select and apply color in interior design projects.
                      4c. Have competent schematic design, concept development, and problem solving skills.

                      5. Students communicate effectively. (CIDA Professional Standard 5: Communication)

                      5a. Be competent in drafting with computer-aided techniques..
                      5b. Be competent in digital 3D modeling.
                      5c. Be competent in illustrative sketching.
                      5d. Be competent in presentation of color, materials, and furnishings (for example, sample boards, collages, mock-ups, digital representations).
                      5e. Be able to express ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques.
                      5f. Be able to render by any medium, manual or computer-generated, that successfully communicates the design intent.
                      5g. Be able to communicate 3-dimensional space and form, such as in perspectives and models (computer-generated or manual).

                      6. Students are able to design within the context of building systems. Students are able to use appropriate materials and products. (CIDA Professional Standard 6: Building Systems and Interior materials).

                      6a. Understanding that design solutions affect and are impacted by construction system and method, mechanical, electrical, plumbing/HVAC and other systems.
                      6b. Be able to select and apply materials and products appropriately on the basis of their properties and performance criteria.
                      6b. Have the knowledge of installation methods (for example, carpet, resilient flooring, wall covering).

                      7. Students are able to apply the laws, codes, regulations, standards, and practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. (CIDA Professional Standard 7: Regulations)

                      7a. Have the ability of appropriate application of codes and regulations, barrier-free design guidelines.
                      7b. Understanding of the impact on health and welfare of indoor air quality, noise and lighting.

                      8. Students have a foundation in business and professional practice. (CIDA Professional Standard 8: Business and Professional Practice)

                      8a. Have the knowledge of certification, licensing, and registration requirements and professional design organizations.
                      8b. Understanding of basic business computer applications (for example, word processing, spreadsheets).

                      Interior Design B.S. Outcomes

                      1. Students are able to advance their learning. (CIDA Professional Standard 1: Curriculum Structure)

                      1a. Be able to interact with multiple disciplines.
                      1b. Have exposure to a variety of business.
                      1c. Have opportunities for design work experience.

                      2. Students have the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness. (CIDA Professional Standard 2: Professional Value).

                      2a. Have professional ethics and the role of ethics in the practice of interior design.
                      2b. BHave environmental ethics and the role of sustainability in the practice of interior design.
                      2c. Have a global perspective and approach to thinking and problem solving.
                      2d. Have critical, analytical, and strategic thinking abilities.
                      2e. Be able to have creative thinking (exhibit a variety of ideas, approaches, concepts with originality and elaboration).
                      2f. Have the ability to think visually and volumetrically.
                      2g. Have professional discipline skills (for example, time management, organizational skills).
                      2h. Have active listening skills leading to effective interpretation of requirements.

                      3. Students have a foundation in the fundamentals of art and design; theories of design, green design, and human behavior; and discipline-related history. (CIDA Standard 3: Design Fundamentals).

                      3a. Be able to utilize design elements (for example, space, line, mass, shape, texture) and principles (for example, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony, variety).
                      3b. Be able to utilize color principles, theories, and systems (for example, additive and subtractive color; color-mixing; hue, value, and intensity; the relationship of light and color).
                      3c. Be able to utilize theories of design and design composition..
                      3d. Understanding principles of lighting design (for example, color, quality, sources, use).
                      3e. Understanding of theories of human behavior in interior environments.
                      3f. Understanding of principles and theories of sustainability.
                      3g. Understanding of the history of art, architecture, interior and finishes.

                      4. Students understand and apply the knowledge, skills, process, and theories of interior design. (CIDA Professional Standard 4: Interior Design)

                      4a. Apply 2-dimensional design elements and principles in interior design projects.
                      4b. Apply 3-dimensional design elements and principles to the development of the spatial envelope (for example, volumes of space, visual continuity and balance, visual passages, interconnecting elements).
                      4c. Select and apply color in interior design projects.
                      4d. Have programming skills.
                      4e. Have competent schematic design, concept development, and problem solving skills.
                      4f. Have competent design development skills.
                      4g. Have competent skills in preparing drawings, schedules, and specifications as an integrated system of contract documents, appropriate to project size and scope and sufficiently extensive to show how design solutions and interior construction are related.
                      4h. Have design development skills.

                      5. Students communicate effectively. (CIDA Professional Standard 5: Communication)

                      5a. Be competent in drafting and lettering, both manual and computer-aided techniques.
                      5b. Be competent in illustrative sketching.
                      5c. Be competent in presentation of color, materials, and furnishings (for example, sample boards, collages, mock-ups, digital representations).
                      5d. Be able to express ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques.
                      5e. Be able to communicate clearly in writing (using correct spelling, grammar, and syntax) in specifications, schedules, and contracts and other business-related documents such as project programs, concept statements, reports, research papers, resumes, and correspondence.
                      5f. Be able to render by any medium, manual or computer-generated, that successfully communicates the design intent.
                      5g. Be able to communicate 3-dimensional space and form, such as in perspectives, pralines, and models (computer-generated or manual).
                      5h. Have the ability to apply the metric system to design work.
                      5i. Be able to communicate through alternative presentation techniques (for example, audio, electronic, film, photography, slides, video).

                      6. Students are able to design within the context of building systems. Students are able to use appropriate materials and products. (CIDA Professional Standard 6: Building Systems and Interior materials).

                      6a. Understanding that design solutions affect and are impacted by construction system and method, mechanical, electrical, plumbing/HVAC and other systems.
                      6b. Be able to select and apply materials and products appropriately on the basis of their properties and performance criteria.
                      6c. Have the knowledge of sources for materials and products.
                      6d. Understanding of the concept of sustainable building methods and materials.
                      6e. Have the knowledge of installation methods (for example, carpet, resilient flooring, wall covering).
                      6f. Understanding material maintenance requirements.

                      7. Students are able to apply the laws, codes, regulations, standards, and practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. (CIDA Professional Standard 7: Regulations)

                      7a. Understanding of the impact of fire and life safety principles on space planning.
                      7b. Have the ability of appropriate application of codes and regulations, barrier-free design guidelines, ergonomic and human factors data.
                      7c. Understanding of the impact on health and welfare of indoor air quality, noise and lighting.
                      7d. Demonstrate understanding of universal design concepts and principles.

                      8. Students have a foundation in business and professional practice. (CIDA Professional Standard 8: Business and Professional Practice)

                      8a. Understanding of project management practices.
                      8b. Have the knowledge of certification, licensing, and registration requirements and professional design organizations.
                      8c. Understanding of basic business computer applications (for example, word processing, spreadsheets).
                      8d. Have the knowledge of business processes (for example, marketing, strategic planning, and accounting procedures).