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Professional/Technical Program Outcomes

Accounting/General Business (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Accounting/General Business will be able to:

  • Use and apply accounting and business concepts in real-life situations.
  • Use their training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in business-related fields.
  • Know current practices, principles, and rules used in business and/or accounting.
  • Develop a foundation for continued studies towards a transfer degree in business

Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems will be able to:

• Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of:

  • general agriculture production practices
  • tree fruit production practices in North Central Washington
  • general horticulture practices
  • sustainable and organic agriculture production
  • agri-business management
  • natural resources
  • viticulture principles and practices in Washington

• Demonstrate the ability to:

  • think critically (analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply, problem solve, reason quantitatively and qualitatively) in workplace environments.
  • act responsibly as an individual and as a member of a team or group in a workplace environment.

• Acquire the training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in agriculture related fields.

• Develop a foundation to continue their studies in agriculture or related fields.

Automotive Technology (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Automotive Technology will be able to:

• Demonstrate skills and knowledge in:

  • the fundamentals of operation of heating and air conditioning system and their components.
  • the use of the scan tools, lab scopes and various diagnostic equipment in the automotive industry.
  • the use of the various scan tools used to test anti-lock brake systems components and sensors.
  • the use of the various automotive scan tools, lab scopes and diagnostic equipment used in the automotive industry while testing engine management systems.
  • the use of tools to test, remove, disassemble, install and service the air conditioning system components.

• Demonstrate the ability to:

  • locate, use and analyze information and technology resources to perform workplace duties.
  • think critically (analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply, problem solve, reason quantitatively and qualitatively) in workplace environments.
  • act responsibly as an individual and as a member of a team or group in a workplace environment.

• Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in the automotive industry.

• Develop a foundation to continue their studies in automotive technology or related fields.

Business Information Technology (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Business Information Technology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Apply basic accounting principles.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in business information technology or related fields.

Business Information Technology (Cert)
Students who complete the Business Information Technology Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Prepare, format, and product business documents using Word.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Apply basic accounting principles.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in business information technology or related fields.

Business Information Technology – Medical Transcription (Cert)
Students who complete the Medical Transcription Certificate will be able to:

  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 2-minute timings.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Accurately transcribe medical documents.
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in business information technology and related fields.

Business Information Technology – Legal Support Certificate
Students who complete the Legal Support Certificate will be able to:

  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 2-minute timings
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop the foundation to continue their studies in business information technology and related fields.

Computer Education – Administrative Assistant (Cert)
Students who complete the Administrative Assistant Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 2-minute timings.
  • Prepare, format, and product business documents using Word.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies

Computer Education – Computer Applications Specialist (Cert)
Student who complete the Computer Applications Specialist Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.\
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 2-minute timings.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies

Computer Education – Accounting Clerk (Cert)
Students who complete the Accounting Clerk Certificate will be able to:

  • Utilize computerized Accounting Software and an electronic calculator.
  • Utilize Quick Books Pro software and an electronic restoration process.
  • Create a variety of business-related tasks: computation, fractions, decimals, percentages, bank transactions, trade/cash discounts, markup and markdowns, business statistics, payroll calculations, interest, notes, and present value calculations.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment, and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Prepare, format, and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during 2-minute timings.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.

Computer Technology (Cert)
Students who complete the Computer Technology Certificate will be able to:

  • Work effectively, both independently and in groups, to solve computer hardware issues.
  • Work effectively, both independently and in groups, to solve computer software and operating system issues.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot a variety of networking issues, from the physical layer through the application layer.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot a variety of client and server platform operating systems.
  • Configure and support networks in a peer to peer network and a client server, domain-based network structure.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in computer technology and related fields.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in computer technology fields.

Computer Technology (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Computer Technology be able to:

  • Work effectively, both independently and in groups, to solve computer hardware issues.
  • Work effectively, both independently and in groups, to solve computer software and operating system issues.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot a variety of networking issues, from the physical layer through the application layer.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot a variety of client and server platform operating systems.
  • Configure and support networks in a peer to peer network and a client server, domain-based network structure.
  • Recognize and work to prevent security issues such as viruses, denial of service attacks, and attacks from both inside and outside a network perimeter.
  • Install and configure advanced Network Operating Systems (NOS), including configuration of domain controllers, group policy, replication, file sharing and security.
  • Administrate networks: create user accounts and passwords; manage file permissions, user rights and security.
  • Set up and configure a variety of roles for network operating systems, including File Server, Domain Controller, Web Server, Mail Server, FTP Server.
  • Learn the fundamentals of open source operating systems such as Linux, including preparing for installation, dual-booting multiple operating systems, software installation fundamentals, configuration of network parameters, and operation of server in various roles (web server, FTP server, file services).
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in computer technology fields.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in computer technology and related fields.

Criminal Justice (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Criminal Justice will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing in order to document the actions of criminals, investigators, corrections officers and probation officers and meet the requirements of the American court system.
  • Research the elements of criminal and procedural law in order to define criminal activity for adult offenders and juvenile delinquency.
  • Assess crime scenes and criminal activity for the purpose of investigating the dynamics of criminal motivation.
  • Think critically in the criminal justice setting and develop leadership qualities through examination and verbal communication of adversarial issues.
  • Understand and articulate the evolution of the criminal justice system in American through the study of history and efforts of governmental and private sources to shape society and achieve improvements in the justice system.
  • Recognize the dynamics of victims of criminal activity and identify the community’s social services and other resources to assist those victims.
  • Complete a job application, resume and prepare for civil service testing procedures in local, state and federal criminal justice professions.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in criminal justice or related fields.

Early Childhood Education (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Early Childhood Education will be able to:

  • Document foundational competency in the Washington State’s eleven Early Childhood Education Professional Core Competencies.
  • Demonstrate evidence of the ability to plan experiences and provide materials for young children in the four different Early Childhood settings – Infant/toddler program, Family/Home Child Care Program, Preschool Program and a Kindergarten,1st ,2nd or 3rd grade classroom.
  • Identify and use credible professional resources from multiple sources, allowing them to better serve children and families with a wide range of cultures, languages, needs and abilities.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Education (Cert)
Students who complete the Early Childhood Education Certificate will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of each content area in young children’s learning.
  • Know the essential concepts and structure of content areas, including academic subjects.
  • Use their understanding of young children’s characteristics, needs and developmental growth to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in the field of Early Childhood.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in Early Childhood Education.

Environmental Systems and Refrigeration Technology (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Environmental Systems and Refrigeration Technology will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Seek a refrigerant license for employment.
  • Seek a Washington State HVACR Specialty Electrical 06A License.
  • Work in the Refrigeration or HVAC industries as an entry level employee.

Industrial Electronics
Students who complete the ATS in Industrial Electronics will be able to:

  • Correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment.
  • Comprehend printed installation and service literature for complex electrical equipment.
  • Effectively use standardized automation software such as Rockwell Software or Siemens.
  • Communicate with other professions and the general public using terminology appropriate for the electrical service industry.
  • Establish or critique an existing electrical maintenance program.
  • Recognize different computer network strategies used with electronic control systems.
  • Accrue hours toward a Washington state electrical license.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies.

Natural Resources (Cert)
Students who complete the Natural Resources Certificate will be able to:

  • Navigate and safely function in an outdoor workplace.
  • Operate tools and equipment commonly used in natural resource field work.
  • Utilize basic math skills to make accurate quantitative observations of natural resource conditions and objectively record measurements.
  • Think critically and apply basic knowledge of ecology in collecting data.
  • Skillfully communicate in a multi-agency context, in oral and written forms with supervisor and peers.
  • Skillfully communicate with resource area visitors regarding basic questions relating to ecosystem components, recreational opportunities, and employer rules and regulations.
  • Work as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrate a good work ethic and take personal responsibility for education, professional development, and career advancement.
  • Make decisions about how to live and consume based on understanding of human effects on the ecosystems of which they are a part.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in Natural Resources and related fields.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies in Natural Resources and related fields.

Tribal Gaming Management (Cert)
Students who complete the Tribal Gaming Management Certificate will be able to:

  • Use and apply business concepts in the Tribal regulatory field.
  • Know current practices, principles, and issues related to Tribal law, the role of the Tribes, and their justice systems, specific to the gaming environment.
  • Use training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in Tribal gaming-related fields.

Developmental Education
Students who complete Developmental Education course sequences will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the writing skills necessary to enter ENG 101 and college level writing courses.
  • Demonstrate the reading skills necessary to comprehend reading material in college-level courses.
  • Demonstrate the study skills necessary to enter college- level courses.
  • Demonstrate the life skills necessary to enter a college-level program.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations without the use of a calculator.
  • Interpret and verbalize the language of beginning and intermediate algebra.
  • Apply arithmetic and basic algebra to real-world problems.
  • Gain enough mathematical skills and confidence to be successful in a college level math course.

  


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