Student learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes for ARC as an Institution:
In November 2013, the college approved revisions to ARC's Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs). These revisions included ISLOs subsuming General Education SLOs. The ISLOs are listed below:
Upon achievement of his or her intended educational goal (degree, certificate, or set of courses) at American River College, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate and employ marketable skills and personal qualities for professional growth and career advancement.
- Demonstrate skills and behaviors which contribute to open and respectful communication of diverse ideas and beliefs.
- Utilize a variety of methods to communicate effectively.
- Employ strategies to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
- Locate and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources, including those accessed through technology, to create informed responses to issues, problems, and challenges.
- Recognize the responsibility to behave as an ethical citizen, contributing personal knowledge, resources, and skills for the benefit of the local and larger communities.
- For students earning degrees, demonstrate an understanding of the basic content and methodology for the major areas of knowledge, including the arts and humanities, quantitative reasoning, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.
Student Learning Outcomes for Design Technology and Engineering Technology:
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- solve architectural and engineering technical problems by applying design and engineering process methodologies. Critique and analyze the success or failure of the process and the solutions.
- apply the appropriate use of representational media, including study and presentation models (electronic and physical), freehand and conceptual drawing, technical documentation, and diagramming, to convey envisioned ideas at each stage of the design process.
- organize a set of documents for land planning and site development, commercial and residential buildings, and product assemblies that include material selections, cross-referencing, code review, checklists, and coordination.
- create design solutions that demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical, cultural, human, aesthetic, environmental (sustainable) and social issues.
- communicate architectural and engineering design solutions effectively through individual and cooperative group efforts including speaking, writing, presentation, and the use of various design graphics and technical software.
Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:
- DT100 - Intro to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
- DT299 - Intro to 3D Printing
- DT300 - Intro to Design Resources
- DT302 - Technical Documentation with CADD
- DT310 - Graphical Analysis and Documentation
- DT328 - Engineering Modeling
- DT330 - Mechanical Systems and Design
- DT350 - Surveying and Land Planning