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Modesto Junior College

Program Outcomes

Administration of Justice
ADJU AS Degree Administration of Justice
  1. Assess the American legal system and how it applies to today’s criminal justice profession.
  2. To compose academic papers demonstrating critical thinking skills.
ADJU AS-T Degree Administration of Justice
  1. Explain the roles that the three components of the administration of justice system play in society and how these components interact with one another to provide public safety.
  2. Define the role of policing and recognize importance of building and maintaining favorable community relations.
  3. Interpret, assess and compare competing types of evidence and data.
  4. Identify the legal and societal restrictions placed by society on the administration of justice system in carrying out its role or providing for the public safety of society.
ADJU Skills Recognition Supervisory Management in Public Safety
  1. The student will be able to discuss management, supervision and human resources as it relates to today’s criminal justice profession.
  2. The student will be able to analyze ethical dilemmas confronting law enforcement.
  3. The student will describe the value of diversity and its inclusion rather than exclusion into the criminal justice system.
  4. The student will be able to select a topic and be able to solve a social / criminal justice issue.
Agriculture
AG AS Degree Agriculture Science
  1. Identify and appraise the educational requirements for career opportunities in the agriculture industry.
  2. Analyze and communicate effectively core issues in the various fields of agriculture.
  3. Integrate leadership aptitudes into one-on-one and group settings.
AG AS Degree Agricultural Sciences
  1. Give specific examples of careers in the general agriculture area and briefly describe the prerequisites for these careers.
  2. Describe the basic workforce readiness skills needed to be successful in agriculture careers today.
  3. Describe the importance of the agriculture industry to the local, state and national economy.
Agriculture Business
AGEC AS Degree Agriculture Business
  1. Organize and prepare reports, presentations, and other financial documents used in making farm management decisions.
  2. Assess supply and demand as it relates to local and regional agriculture business industries.
  3. Make logical decisions based on the analysis of agriculture business trends.
AGEC AS Degree Agriculture: Sales, Service
  1. Evaluate market trends and create a marketing plan for an agriculture product or commodity.
  2. Organize and prepare reports, presentations, and financial documents other information pertaining to agriculture business.
  3. Create a customer profile and employ a sales strategy based on that profile.
AGEC Certificate Agriculture: Sales, Service Technician
  1. Evaluate market trends and create a marketing plan for an agricultural product or commodity.
  2. Organize and prepare reports, presentations, and financial documents pertaining to agriculture business.
  3. Create a customer profile and employ a sales strategy based on that profile.
Agricultural Mechanics
AGM AS Degree Irrigation Technology
  1. Analyze plant/soil/water relationships and determine irrigation requirements for optimum plant growth and crop yield.
  2. Design and install an appropriate irrigation system that provides the crop water requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  3. Evaluate an existing irrigation system and make recommendations to improve distribution uniformity and efficiency.
  4. Evaluate irrigation pump performance and make recommendations to improve overall pumping plant efficiency.
AGM AS Degree Mechanized Agriculture
  1. Fabrication Option: Design and fabricate agriculture equipment effectively.
  2. Fabrication Option: Select proper fabrication equipment for various construction and/or repair situations.
  3. Power Option: Select proper tools and equipment for various applications, staying within the desired financial restraints.
  4. Power Option: Repair basic power equipment effectively.
AGM Certificate Advanced Heavy Equipment Technician
  1. Describe the various employment opportunities available within the mechanized agriculture field and demonstrate the minimum educational requirements for entrance into each.
  2. Locate, read, and interpret appropriate plans, manuals and equipment documentation in order to fabricate and/or repair equipment effectively.
  3. Select proper tools and equipment for various applications, staying within the desired financial restraints.
  4. Maintain tools and equipment and demonstrate the value of preventative maintenance and proper equipment usage.
AGM Certificate Basic Heavy Equipment Technician
  1. Describe the various employment opportunities available within the mechanized agriculture field and demonstrate the minimum educational requirements for entrance into each.
  2. Locate, read, and interpret appropriate plans, manuals and equipment documentation in order to fabricate and/or repair equipment effectively.
  3. Select proper tools and equipment for various applications, staying within the desired financial restraints.
  4. Maintain tools and equipment and demonstrate the value of preventative maintenance and proper equipment usage.
AGM Certificate Heavy Machinery Management
  1. Describe the various employment opportunities available within the mechanized agriculture field and demonstrate the minimum educational requirements for entrance into each.
  2. Locate, read, and interpret appropriate plans, manuals and equipment documentation in order to fabricate and/or repair equipment effectively.
  3. Select proper tools and equipment for various applications, staying within the desired financial restraints.
  4. Maintain tools and equipment and demonstrate the value of preventative maintenance and proper equipment usage.
AGM Certificate Irrigation Construction and Installation
  1. Perform complete irrigation system installation from the pumping system to water discharge.
  2. Develop accurate cost estimates for both irrigation components and labor costs.
  3. Operate installation equipment such as tractors, backhoes, trenchers, graders and laser levels in a safe efficient manner.
AGM Certificate Irrigation Design
  1. Collect site data in regards to size, soil type, elevation differences, crop water needs, and water source in order to provide irrigation system recommendations.
  2. Design a sprinkler irrigation system that is consistent with industry standards.
  3. Accurately draw an irrigation system using AutoCAD software which is considered the industry standard.
AGM Certificate Irrigation Management
  1. Analyze plant/soil/water relationships and determine irrigation requirements for optimum plant growth and crop yield.
  2. Manage on farm irrigation systems in an efficient cost effective manner.
  3. Develop irrigation schedules that optimize crop growth while conserving water.
AGM Certificate Irrigation Technology
  1. Analyze plant/soil/water relationships and determine irrigation requirements for optimum plant growth and crop yield.
  2. Design and install an appropriate irrigation system that provides the crop water requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  3. Evaluate an existing irrigation system and make recommendations to improve distribution uniformity and efficiency.
  4. Evaluate irrigation pump performance and make recommendations to improve overall pumping plant efficiency.
AGM Certificate Mechanized Agriculture Technician
  1. Fabrication Option: Design and fabricate agriculture equipment effectively.
  2. Fabrication Option: Select proper fabrication equipment for various construction and/or repair situations.
  3. Power Option: Select proper tools and equipment for various applications, staying within the desired financial restraints.
  4. Power Option: Repair basic power equipment effectively.
Animal Science
ANSC AS Degree Animal Science
  1. Employ the scientific method to solve agriculture problems.
  2. Demonstrate safe work habits.
  3. Identify careers in the Animal Agriculture Industry and describe the skills needed for those careers.
  4. Describe basic management techniques used by the Animal Science industry to produce wholesome, safe, environmentally responsible animal products.
ANSC AS Degree Dairy Science
  1. Describe management techniques used by the dairy industry.
  2. Utilize a variety of technologies in the dairy industry.
ANSC AS Degree Poultry Science
  1. Employ the scientific method to solve agriculture problems.
  2. Describe basic techniques used by the poultry science industry to produce wholesome, safe, environmentally responsible animal products.
ANSC AS Degree Veterinary Technology
  1. Analyze the relationship of anatomy and physiology as it relates to animal health and disease prevention.
  2. Describe the importance of proper sanitation and zoonotic disease prevention in a veterinary practice.
  3. Demonstrate common surgical, dental and restraint techniques in a veterinary practice.
  4. Identify the role that a veterinary technician plays in the industry and how that role varies depending on the specialty of a practice.
ANSC Certificate Artificial Insemination Technician
  1. Give specific examples of careers in the artificial insemination industry.
  2. Describe technologies used in the artificial insemination industry.
ANSC Certificate Equine Science
  1. Design and implement a complete nutritional program for equines in various life stages.
  2. Demonstrate advanced equine handling skills.
  3. Describe current trends in equine reproduction, mare and foal care.
  4. Demonstrate competent riding skills in various situations using various disciplines.
  5. Using current equine industry standards, demonstrate management skills in the operation of an equine facility.
  6. Describe ideal equine conformation and subsequent ailments associated with deviations from such conformation.
ANSC Certificate Large Animal Veterinary Technician
  1. Describe the role of an RVT in a large animal practice.
  2. Demonstrate advanced large animal handling and restraint skills.
  3. Describe current trends in large animal medical care.
  4. Demonstrate the use and maintenance of industry relative diagnostic equipment.
  5. Using current veterinary industry standards, describe standard medical treatments for common large animal aliments.
  6. Describe functional anatomy in various large animal species and how this anatomy dictates different medical procedures.
ANSC Certificate Veterinary Technician
  1. Give specific examples of careers in the Animal Agriculture industry and briefly describe the prerequisites for these careers.
  2. Describe basic management techniques used by the Animal Science industry to produce wholesome, safe, environmentally responsible animal products.
  3. Utilize a variety of technologies to gain information about the Animal Agriculture industry and apply these technologies in the analysis of specific situations.
  4. Describe the economic significance of a specific area studied in animal science and explain the social/cultural benefits provided by that industry.
Anthropology
ANTHRO AA-T Degree Anthropology
  1. Describe the basic concepts, methods of inquiry, and the theories of biological, cultural, linguistic and archaeological anthropology.
  2. Explain how the scientific method serves as a foundation for understanding the observed variation, change and adaptation of humans and their environments.
  3. Use anthropological perspectives to interpret evolutionary, historical and contemporary issues.
Art
ART AA Degree Art
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully continue studies in art at an upper division level.
  2. Reproduce, render, and interpret in a variety of media through observation.
  3. Plan, design, and produce original works of art.
  4. Make informed assessments of quality and effectiveness in works of art, including their own.
  5. Identify and distinguish various historical periods of art.
ART AA Degree Photography
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully continue studies in art at an upper division level.
  2. Represent and interpret aspects of their physical and social environment in a variety of photography-related media.
  3. Plan, design, and product original works of art.
  4. Make informed assessments of quality and effectiveness in works of art, including their own.
ART AA-T Degree Art History
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully continue studies in Art History or a related subject at an upper-division level.
  2. Learn the major monuments and masterpieces of the great art periods from the prehistoric to the Modern era discern how man expresses himself through these works.
  3. Demonstrate and understanding of the chronology of art developments and the vocabulary terms employed in the discussion of these developments.
  4. Evaluate the basic qualities of an artwork, i.e. style, composition, color, technique, and medium.
  5. Evaluate original works of art by visiting significant art museums in the San Francisco Bay Area or elsewhere.
  6. Reproduce, render, and interpret ideas in a variety of media through participation in studio arts classes.
ART AA-T Degree Studio Arts
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully continue studies in Studio Art at an upper division level.
  2. Reproduce, render, and interpret ideas in a variety of media through observation.
  3. Plan, design, and produce original works of art.
  4. Make informed assessments of quality and effectiveness in works of art, including their own.
  5. Identify and distinguish various historical periods of art and trends of contemporary practice.
Autobody/Refinishing
AUBDY AS Degree Autobody/Refinishing
  1. Comply with current Auto Body industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform Auto Body repairs in accordance with industry standards.
AUBDY Certificate Autobody/Collision Repair
  1. Comply with current Auto Body industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform Auto Body repairs in accordance with industry standards.
AUBDY Skills Recognition Autobody/Refinishing
  1. Comply with current industry safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform basic refinishing techniques in accordance with industry standards.
Automotive Technology
AUTEC AS Degree Automotive Technician
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current automotive industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform maintenance and repair operations in accordance with ASE standards.
AUTEC Certificate Automotive Brakes and Suspension
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current automotive industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform maintenance and repair operations to vehicle braking and suspension systems in accordance with ASE standards.
AUTEC Certificate Automotive Diagnosis
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current automotive safety and environmental standards.
  2. Diagnose and repair automotive drivability problems in accordance with ASE standards.
AUTEC Certificate Automotive Engines and Transmissions
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current automotive industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform maintenance and repair operations to automotive engines and transmissions in accordance with ASE standards.
AUTEC Certificate Automotive Service
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current automotive industry safety and environmental standards.
  2. Perform routine vehicle service operations in accordance with ASE standards.
Biological Sciences
BIO AS Degree Biological Sciences
  1. Apply the scientific method of discovery to problem solving situations in biology, mathematics, and chemistry.
  2. Proficiently use the scientific vocabulary, including the key terms and concepts in biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
Business Administration
BUSAD AS Degree Accounting
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level position in the accounting field.
  3. Demonstrate the working knowledge required to perform the various tasks necessary in a complete accounting cycle through financial statements.
BUSAD AS Degree Bookkeeping
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment as an entry-level bookkeeper.
  3. Demonstrate the working knowledge required to perform the various tasks necessary in a complete accounting cycle.
BUSAD AS Degree Business Administration
  1. Transfer to a 4 year college or university (non CSU).
  2. Be academically prepared for upper division coursework.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of business terminology.
BUSAD AS Degree Business Operations: Management
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level management position within the for-profit or non-profit sector.
  3. Critically analyze common management issues.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate and effective business communication skills.
BUSAD AS Degree Marketing
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the marketing environment.
  2. Apply communication strategies for various audiences and contexts.
  3. Apply fundamental sales and marketing techniques.
BUSAD AS Degree Supervisory Management
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level supervisory position within industry and/ or government sectors.
  3. Use appropriate and effective business communication skills
BUSAD AS-T Degree Business Administration
  1. Transfer to a CSU college.
  2. Be academically prepared for upper division coursework.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of business terminology.
BUSAD Certificate Accounting
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level position in the accounting field.
  3. Demonstrate the working knowledge required to perform the various tasks necessary in a complete accounting cycle.
BUSAD Certificate Accounting Clerk
  1. Utilize technology to perform general office procedures.
  2. Obtain entry level employment as an accounting clerk.
  3. Demonstrate the working knowledge required to perform the various tasks necessary in a complete accounting cycle.
BUSAD Certificate Bookkeeping
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment as an entry-level bookkeeper.
  3. Demonstrate the working knowledge required to perform the various tasks necessary in a complete accounting cycle.
BUSAD Certificate International Business
  1. Describe economic, cultural, and ethical differences in conducting business.
  2. Gain employment in an organization or pursue entrepreneurial aspirations in global commerce.
  3. Explain domestic and international business practices.
BUSAD Certificate Professional Selling
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the professional selling environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry level sales position.
  3. Apply communication strategies for various audiences and contexts.
BUSAD Certificate Retail Management (WAFC)
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the retail selling environment.
  2. Obtain employment in a retail management position.
  3. Apply communication strategies for retail selling environment.
BUSAD Certificate Supervisory Management
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the business environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level supervisory position within industry and/ or government sectors.
  3. Use appropriate and effective business communication skills.
Chemistry
CHEM AS Degree Chemistry
  1. Score the national median or higher on American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam (full year).
  2. Score the national median or higher on American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Exam (full Year).
  3. Use of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques to determine an unknown in a general chemistry laboratory.
  4. Use of NMR, IR and other spectrum to determine an unknown organic compound.
  5. Successfully transfer to a 4 year college or university and/or begin work in an entry level chemistry technician position (statistics to be kept by department until tracking is in place).
CHEM AS-T Degree Chemistry
  1. Score the national median or higher on American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam (full year).
  2. Score the national median or higher on American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Exam (full year).
  3. Use of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques to determine an unknown in a general chemistry laboratory setting.
  4. Use of NMR, IR and other spectrum to determine an unknown organic compound.
  5. Successfully transfer to a 4 year college or university and/or begin work in an entry level chemistry technician position.
CLDDV AS Degree Child Development
  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eighth as related to high quality care and education of young children.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  3. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  4. Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to the Early Care and Education profession.
Child Development
CLDDV AS-T Degree Early Childhood Education
  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  3. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  4. Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to the Early Care and Education.
CLDDV Certificate Associate Teacher
  1. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  2. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
CLDDV Certificate Early Interventionist
  1. Integrate understanding of the special needs, characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for young children in inclusive environments.
  3. Adapt and apply respectful, effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
CLDDV Certificate Master Teacher
  1. Recognize and describe the courses totaling 32 units necessary to complete this certificate and compare/contrast how the certificate is aligned with the Master Teacher.
  2. Permit issued through State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  3. Apply specialized knowledge of courses from the six-unit option in the early care and education classroom (i.e. infant/toddler; early intervention; families and culture.)
  4. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence as the lead teacher in the classroom.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural aspects of child rearing and family practices and potential cultural conflicts as individuals interact.
CLDDV Certificate Site Supervisor
  1. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to the field of early care and education.
  2. Integrate understanding of the needs, characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to delivering high quality care and education for young children.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  4. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  5. Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities in early care and education settings.
CLDDV Certificate Teacher
  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities through observation, assessment, and intentional reflection that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  3. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  4. Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to the Early Care and Education.
Computer Electronics
CMPET AS Degree Computer Electronics
  1. Work successfully with Industrial and Information Computer Technology applications within multiple industries.
  2. Perform basic computer hardware and telecommunication installations and repairs in accordance with industry commonly accepted practices.
  3. Comply with degree related institutional GELO's.
CMPET Certificate Computer Electronics
  1. Work successfully with Industrial and Information Computer Technology applications in multiple industries.
  2. Perform basic computer hardware, telecommunication and industrial installation and repairs in accordance with industry commonly accepted practices.
Computer Graphics
CMPGR AS Degree Computer Graphics Applications
  1. Proficiently operate software, hardware, and equipment according to industry standards.
  2. Design and develop products and procedures for digital imaging, design, animation, and current and emerging technologies.
CMPGR Certificate Computer Graphics Applications
  1. Design and develop products and procedures for digital imaging, design, animation, and current and emerging technologies.
  2. Proficiently operate software, hardware, and equipment according to industry standards.
Communication Studies
COMM AA Degree Communication Studies
  1. Construct speeches and other compositions demonstrating clarity of ideas, research skills, proper source citation, logical argument, awareness of audience, and proper outlining techniques.
  2. Identify and apply principles of interpersonal communication theory to build functional relationships.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  4. Adequately debate others, present platform speeches, or perform works of literature in a classroom or outside venue.
COMM AA-T Degree Communication Studies
  1. Construct speeches and other compositions demonstrating clarity of ideas, research skills, proper source citation, logical argument, awareness of audience, and proper outlining techniques.
  2. Identify and apply principles of interpersonal communication theory to build functional relationships.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  4. Adequately debate others, present platform speeches, or perform works of literature in a classroom or outside venue.
COMM Certificate Communication Studies
  1. Construct speeches and other compositions demonstrating clarity of ideas, research skills, proper source citation, logical argument, awareness of audience, and proper outlining techniques.
  2. Identify and apply principles of interpersonal communication theory to build functional relationships.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
Computer Science
CSCI AS Degree Computer Information Systems
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully continue studies in computer information systems at an upper division level.
  2. Demonstrate the techniques of information analysis and application design and implementation for information technology industries.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of data organization techniques for information storage and retrieval processes.
  4. Use these techniques to model real-world applications.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of communication skills.
CSCI AS Degree Computer Science
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to successfully enter local industry as a software programmer, network specialist, or information systems specialist depending of degree option completed.
  2. Configure and use computer hardware and software to solve most entry level business application requirements.
  3. Plan, design, and implement solutions to standard computing problems.
  4. Make informed assessments of the quality and effectiveness software implementations, including their own.
  5. Assist and help provide training to employees in local area businesses.
  6. Demonstrate a high level of communication skills.
CSCI AS-T Degree Computer Science
  1. Describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software.
  2. Describe how formal tools of symbolic logic and discrete structures are used to model real-life situations and relate the ideas of computational induction to recursion and recursively defined structures.
  3. Design, implement, test, and debug algorithms to solve a variety of problems.
  4. Design, implement, test, and debug computer programs using fundamental constructs and a variety of data structures.
  5. Apply structured and object-oriented approaches to the design and implementation of computer programs.
CSCI Certificate Computer Applications Specialist
  1. Apply basic computer hardware, software and information technology concepts and techniques to a variety of business environments.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in applying common business productivity software to business functions, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation applications.
  3. Identify software to be used to address specific business needs.
  4. Demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.
CSCI Certificate Computer Programming Specialist
  1. Demonstrate a firm understanding and working knowledge of basic problem analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance.
  2. Be prepared to obtain employment in an entry-level position in software engineering.
  3. Employ industry-accepted coding practices and standards.
  4. Implement object oriented software solutions.
  5. Employ various code level debugging techniques.
  6. Utilize software development tools.
  7. Perform functional software testing.
  8. Demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.
CSCI Certificate Computer Network Administration
  1. Demonstrate a firm understanding and working knowledge of basic network topologies, client and server operating system configuration, network security principals, and directory services.
  2. Be prepared to obtain employment in an entry-level position assisting in network design and implementation.
  3. Design, implement and document a client/server network complete with security policy and a disaster recovery plan for a small-business network.
  4. Demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.
CSCI Certificate Computer Network Technician
  1. Demonstrate a firm understanding and working knowledge of basic network troubleshooting techniques.
  2. Be prepared to obtain employment in an entry-level position as a network technician and help-desk support tech.
  3. Install, configure, upgrade and maintain personal computer hardware and operating systems.
  4. Install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware and protocols.
  5. Provide support for users of operating systems, applications and computer information systems.
  6. Demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.
CSU-GE Pattern
CSU-GE Certificate CSU-GE Pattern

Demonstrate proficiency in NATURAL SCIENCE by:

  1. Explaining how the scientific method is used to solve problems.
  2. Describing how scientific discoveries and theories affect human activities.

Demonstrate proficiency in SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE by:

  1. Describing the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  2. Describing how societies and social subgroups have operated in various times and cultures.
  3. Analyzing the ways that individuals act and have acted in response to their societies.

Demonstrate proficiency in the HUMANITIES by:

  1. Demonstrating awareness of the various ways that culture and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole.
  2. Demonstrating the ability to make well considered aesthetic judgments.

Demonstrate proficiency in LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY by:

  1. Demonstrating awareness of the interactive nature of communication involving effective listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
  2. Demonstrating critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  3. Demonstrating the ability to find, evaluate, and use information in a variety of formats.

Demonstrate proficiency in HEALTH EDUCATION by:

  1. Describing the integration of the physiological and psychological human being.
  2. Analyzing the development of self and making plans for lifelong learning.
  3. Evaluating the impact of daily decisions on life and health.
Dance
DANCE AA Degree Dance
  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the history of dance as it relates to western culture, including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and ethnic forms of dance.
  2. Demonstrate technical ability to at least the intermediate level in modern, ballet, and jazz dance.
  3. Process a mastery of dance terminology as it relates to technical skill in modern, ballet, and jazz dance.
  4. Create dance choreography using the principles of composition for in class demonstrations or live public performances.
Earth Sciences
EASCI AS Degree Earth Sciences
  1. Identify, describe, and explain the causes and consequences of the various physical processes that transfer energy into, within, and out of the earth system.
  2. Identify, describe, and explain the causes and consequences of the various chemical processes that control the transformation of matter within the earth system.
  3. Identify, describe, and explain the causes and consequences of the various interactions between the biosphere and the physical components of the earth system.
Environmental Horticultural Science
EHS AS Degree Environmental Horticultural Science
  1. Identify and appraise the educational requirements for career opportunities in the horticulture industry.
  2. Perform nursery practices necessary to be successful in the horticulture industry.
  3. Identify landscape plants found in the Central Valley of California and describe the cultural characteristics, and growth habits, for each.
  4. Demonstrate the effective work habits and inter-personal communication skills required by employers in the horticulture industry.
EHS Certificate Commercial Floristry Technician
  1. Demonstrate general nursery practices of the industry, including transplanting, plant identification, identification of health related issues, and general horticulture practices necessary to be successful in the horticulture industry.
  2. List at least five career opportunities in the horticulture industry, both locally and within the State of California and the United States.
  3. Identify 300 plants found in the Central Valley of California and describe the cultural characteristics, as well as growth habits, for each.
  4. Demonstrate good work habits and inter-personal communication skills that employers demand.
EHS Certificate Landscape and Park Maintenance
  1. Perform practices related to the maintenance of residential and commercial landscapes.
  2. Identify landscape plants found in the Central Valley of California and describe the cultural characteristics, as well as growth habits, for each.
  3. Demonstrate effective work habits and interpersonal communication skills required by employers in the landscape and park maintenance industry.
EHS Certificate Landscape Design
  1. List at least five career opportunities in the horticulture industry, both locally and within the State of California and the United States.
  2. Demonstrate general nursery practices of the industry, including transplanting, plant identification, identification of health related issues, and general horticulture practices necessary to be successful in the horticulture industry.
  3. Identify 300 plants found in the Central Valley of California and describe the cultural characteristics, as well as growth habits, for each.
  4. Demonstrate good work habits and inter-personal communication skills that employers demand.
EHS Certificate Nursery Production
  1. Perform nursery practices necessary to be successful in the nursery production industry.
  2. Identify nursery plants grown in California and describe the cultural characteristics and growth habits for each.
  3. Demonstrate the effective work habits and interpersonal communication skills required by employers in the nursery production industry.
Electronics
ELTEC AS Degree Industrial Electronics
  1. Perform basic troubleshooting and electrical oriented repairs an installations in accordance to industry standards.
  2. Work successfully in the Power Utility, Building Trades, and/or Manufacturing Industry.
  3. Comply with current electrical/engineering safety and environmental standards.
  4. Natural Science (GELO): Explaining how the scientific method is used to solve problems.
  5. Humanities (GELO): Demonstrating the ability to make well considered aesthetic judgments.
  6. Language and Rationality (GELO): Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate and use information in a variety of formats.
  7. Health Education (GELO): Evaluating the impact of daily decisions on life and health.
ELTEC Certificate Electrician
  1. Build circuits for power distribution or motor controls based on a schematic.
  2. Perform measurements in a circuit and draw conclusions based on them for troubleshooting purposes.
  3. Estimate ratings for basic components that make up an electrical circuit.
ELTEC Certificate Industrial Electronics
  1. Perform basic troubleshooting and electrical oriented repairs an installations in accordance to industry standards.
  2. Work successfully in the Power Utility, Building Trades, and/or Manufacturing Industry.
  3. Comply with current electrical/engineering safety and environmental standards.
ELTEC Skills Recognition Automation Technician
  1. Analyze typical process lines that include conveyors, pumps, ventilation, and other commercial and industrial systems.
  2. Implement modifications into existing control circuits incorporating sensing devices to enhance automated capabilities.
  3. Analyze and modify typical control programs in standard PLCs, PACs, and HMIs devices.
ELTEC Skills Recognition Electrical Installer
  1. Perform common tasks related to electrical wiring following safety procedures, demonstrating professional quality and efficient workmanship.
  2. Interpret typical schematics used in electrical installations or as descriptions of electrical controls.
  3. Perform the required wiring of a standard circuit (e.g.: a 3-way lighting circuit) or a circuit shown in an electrical schematic.
Emercency Medical Technician
EMT Skills Recognition Emergency Medical Technician
  1. Pass the National Registry Exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with regulations of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician.
English
ENGL AA Degree Language Studies
  1. Converse in at least two languages.
  2. Communicate in writing in at least two languages.
  3. Read critically, interpret analytically, and write coherently in at least two languages.
  4. Understand and demonstrate appreciation of cultural differences.
ENGL AA-T Degree English
  1. Read, comprehend, and evaluate a variety of texts and various forms of media.
  2. Write clear, organized work in a style suited for its purpose and audience.
  3. Create professional-looking written work that shows careful editing and properly document sources.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of literature by reading and analyzing works from various genres, periods, and cultures.
Fire Science
FSCI AS Degree Fire Science
  1. Demonstrate compliance with all laws, regulations, codes, and standards that influence fire department operation.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with California State Fire Training Standards for Firefighter I.
  3. Explain the flow requirements for fire apparatus, diagraming a pump and plumbing schematic.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to respond safely and effectively to fire situations by explaining the requirements needed to respond to emergencies in private, city, state, and federal locations and describing the rank structure and job requirements for all positions.
  5. Explain minimum qualifications and entry-level skills for fire fighter hiring, describing the following elements: application process, written exam process, physical agility exam process, interview process and chief’s interview process.
  6. Describe common types of building construction as well as conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety.
FSCI Certificate Fire Science
  1. Demonstrate compliance with all laws, regulations, codes, and standards that influence fire department operation.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with California State Fire Training Standards for Firefighter I.
  3. Explain the flow requirements for fire apparatus, diagraming a pump and plumbing schematic.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to respond safely and effectively to fire situations by explaining the requirements needed to respond to emergencies in private, city, state, and federal locations and describing the rank structure and job requirements for all positions.
  5. Explain minimum qualifications and entry-level skills for fire fighter hiring, describing the following elements: application process, written exam process, physical agility exam process, interview process and chief’s interview process.
  6. Describe common types of building construction as well as conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety.
FSCI Skills Recognition Fire Academy
  1. Demonstrate compliance with state Fire Training Requirements for Firefighter I.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with National Fire Protection Association Standards.
General Studies
General Studies AA Degree General Studies, Emphasis in Humanities
  1. Describe how the performing and visual arts, literature, languages and the social .
  2. Analyze ways in which the performing and visual arts, literature, languages and the social sciences allow for individuals and social groups to form creative and critical responses to their societies and environment.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the various ways that the performing and visual arts, literature, languages and the social sciences provide creative and critical venues for expressing how culture, ethics, history, belief, and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze the performing and visual arts, literature, languages and the social sciences for meaning and to forge aesthetic, moral, social, political and historical judgments.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of artistic, literary, linguistic and academic knowledge production using both thematic and historical synthesis.
General Studies AA Degree General Studies, Emphasis in Language & Rationality
  1. Demonstrate awareness of the interactive nature of communication involving effective listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, and use information in a variety of formats.
General Studies AA Degree General Studies, Emphasis in Natural Sciences
  1. Apply the scientific method as a foundation for the natural sciences.
  2. Describe evolution as it applies to life and/or the physical universe.
  3. Describe the physical universe and/or its life forms and its natural phenomena.
  4. Demonstrate the relationships between science and other human activities.
General Studies AA Degree General Studies, Emphasis in Social & Behavioral Science
  1. Describe and demonstrate the methodology and approach employed in the study of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
  2. Critically examine local, national, and global issues as they pertain to the study of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Geography
GEOG AA-T Degree Geography
  1. Assess the relationship between humans and the environment.
  2. Describe and analyze spatial patterns of geographic phenomena.
  3. Describe geographical methodology as it pertains to spatial patterns and the application of the scientific method to global problems.
Geology
GEOL AS-T Degree Geology
  1. Identify the rock-forming minerals, ore minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks, utilizing the physical and chemical properties of each.
  2. Analyze and interpret stratigraphic columns, geologic profiles, and geologic and topographic maps to determine the geological and structural history of a given region.
  3. Analyze the geological hazards of a given region based on identification of the tectonic and erosional processes acting on the landscape.
History
HIST AA-T Degree History
  1. Describe and explain the role of politics, economics, and cultural developments on societies around the world and through time.
  2. Critically analyze historical events in order to write an interpretation of a specific historical topic.
  3. Engage in public discourse about current issues impacting our nation with the knowledge of how the past has shaped these issues.
HIST Skills Recognition Ethnic Studies
  1. Understand how race and ethnic relations have been shaped by economic, social, cultural, and political realities.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with various methodological approaches to the terrains of race and ethnicity, especially in their relation to identity, inequality, culture, and history.
Humanities
HUMAN AA Degree Humanities
  1. Describe how cultural beliefs, values and practices have influenced societies in various times.
  2. Analyze the ways that individuals and various cultural groups act in response to their societies and environment.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the various ways that culture, ethics, history, belief, and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze works of art for meaning and to forge aesthetic judgments.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of cultural production using both thematic and historical synthesis.
Human Services
HUMSR AA Degree Chemical Dependency Counseling
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of chemical dependency, family systems, and the application of the code of ethics as it relates to chemical dependency counseling.
  2. Exhibit effective, communication, body language, and written abilities.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of addiction, biology, psychoactive substances, co-occurring disorders, social problems, and the relation to clinical or group practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
  4. Comprehend the wide range of Human Service employment options, historical perspectives, and the populations served.
  5. Conduct a basic assessment, interview, intervention, referral, individual counseling, and group session with individuals that are chemically dependent.
HUMSR AA Degree Human Services
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Services, delivery systems, and application of the code of ethics as it relates to the Human Service profession.
  2. Exhibit effective, communication, body language, and written abilities.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical orientations, social problems, and the relation to clinical or group practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
  4. Comprehend the wide range of Human Service employment options, historical perspectives, and the populations served.
  5. Conduct an elementary assessment, interview, intervention, referral, individual counseling, and group session.
HUMSR Certificate Chemical Dependency Counseling
  1. Perform clinical evaluations which is the systematic approach to screening and assessment of individuals thought to have a substance use disorder; being considered for admission to addiction-related services, or presenting in a crisis situation.
  2. Develop treatment plans which is a collaborative process in which professionals and the client develop a written document that identifies important treatment goals; describes measurable, time-sensitive action steps toward achieving those goals with expected outcomes; and reflects a signed agreement between a counselor and client.
  3. Verbalize referrals which is the process of facilitating the client's use of available support systems, and community resources to meet needs identified in clinical evaluations and treatment plans.
  4. Demonstrate service coordination which is the administrative, clinical, and evaluative activities that bring the client, treatment services, community agencies, and other resources together to focus on issues and needs identified in the treatment plan.
  5. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions which is the collaborative process that facilitates client's progress towards mutually determined treatment goals and objectives.
  6. Provide client, family, and community education which is the process of providing clients, families, significant others, and community groups with information on risks related to psychoactive substance use, as well as available prevention, treatment, and recovery resources.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate documentation skills which involves the process of screening and intake, assessment, treatment planning, clinical reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client-related data.
  8. Uphold professional standards and ethical responsibilities which are the obligations of an addiction counselor to adhere accepted ethical and behavioral standards, conduct, and professional development.
HUMSR Certificate Human Services
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Services, delivery systems, and application of the code of ethics as it relates to the Human Service profession.
  2. Exhibit effective, communication, body language, and written abilities.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical orientations, social problems, and the relation to clinical or group practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
  4. Comprehend the wide range of Human Service employment options, historical perspectives, and the populations served.
  5. Conduct an elementary assessment, interview, intervention, referral, individual counseling, and group session.
HUMSR Skills Recognition Gerontology
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of gerontology, family systems, and the psychology of aging as it relates to individual, family, and group counseling.
  2. Exhibit effective, communication, clinical skills, body language, and written abilities with the elderly.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical philosophies, biology, life span, environmental or psychosocial stressors, and the relation to gerontological counseling.
  4. Conduct a basic assessment, interview, intervention, case plan, individual counseling, and group session with the aged.
IGETC Pattern
IGETC Certificate IGETC Pattern

Demonstrate proficiency in NATURAL SCIENCE by:

  1. Explaining how the scientific method is used to solve problems.
  2. Describing how scientific discoveries and theories affect human activities.

Demonstrate proficiency in SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE by:

  1. Describing the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  2. Describing how societies and social subgroups have operated in various times and cultures.
  3. Analyzing the ways that individuals act and have acted in response to their societies.

Demonstrate proficiency in the HUMANITIES by:

  1. Demonstrating awareness of the various ways that culture and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole.
  2. Demonstrating the ability to make well considered aesthetic judgments.

Demonstrate proficiency in LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY by:

  1. Demonstrating awareness of the interactive nature of communication involving effective listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
  2. Demonstrating critical thinking in the analysis and production of communication.
  3. Demonstrating the ability to find, evaluate, and use information in a variety of formats.

Demonstrate proficiency in HEALTH EDUCATION by:

  1. Describing the integration of the physiological and psychological human being.
  2. Analyzing the development of self and making plans for lifelong learning.
  3. Evaluating the impact of daily decisions on life and health.
Logistics
LOGST AS Degree Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  1. Describe key logistics and supply chain functions, processes and technologies.
  2. Apply essential logistics and supply chain concepts.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to work successfully in an entry level professional job in the logistics and supply chain industry.
  4. Think critically across supply chain functional areas to solve operations problems.
  5. Use key supply chain information systems and apply technology to analyze supply chain problems.
  6. Apply effective team working skills
LOGST Certificate Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  1. Describe key logistics and supply chain functions and processes.
  2. Apply essential logistics and supply chain concepts.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to work successfully in an entry level professional job in the logistics and supply chain industry.
  4. Think critically across supply chain functional areas to solve operations problems.
  5. Use key supply chain information systems and apply technology to analyze supply chain problems.
  6. Apply effective team working skills.
LOGST Skills Recognition Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  1. Describe key logistics and supply chain functions and processes.
  2. Apply essential logistics and supply chain concepts.
  3. Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills to work successfully in an entry level professional job in the logistics and supply chain industry.
  4. Apply fundamental team working skills.
LOGST Skills Recognition Logistics Associate
  1. Drive/operate various materials handling equipment safely.
  2. Apply basic logistics and supply chain management concepts.
  3. Demonstrate compliance with current OSHA safety requirements.
  4. Demonstrate necessary skills to obtain entry level logistics associate position.
Machine Tool Technology
MACH AS Degree Machine Tool Technology
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current machine shop safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform mill, lathe, drill press, precision grinding, measurement, and basic CNC operations in accordance with industry recognized and accepted practices.
MACH Certificate Machine Tool Technology 1
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current machine shop safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform mill, lathe, drill press, precision grinding, measurement, and basic CNC operations in accordance with industry recognized and accepted practices.
MACH Certificate Maintenance Machinist
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current machine shop safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform manual machine shop operations in accordance with industry recognized and accepted practices.
MACH Skills Recognition CNC Operator
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current CNC machining safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform CNC machine shop operations in accordance with industry recognized and accepted practices.
MACH Skills Recognition CNC Programmer
  1. Manually format and produce a word address format code that will operate a vertical machining to center spot, drill, bore, tap, and countersink a combination of ten holes within one hour.
  2. Produce word address format code that will operate a vertical machining center to produce a part of moderate complexity within one hour.
  3. Manually input and properly format a word address format program that will produce a part on a CNC lathe that will have three turned diameters, at least one chamfered and one radiused edge within one hour.
MACH Skills Recognition Maintenance Machinist 1
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current machine shop safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform manual machine shop operations in accordance with industry recognized and accepted practices
Mathematics
MATH AS-T Degree Mathematics
  1. Successfully complete upper division coursework in mathematics.
  2. Master the techniques of integration and differentiation.
  3. Use these techniques to model real-world applications.
Medical Assisting
MDAST AS Degree Medical Assistant
  1. Provide competent medical assisting care, in variety of settings, based on the entry- level competencies for the Medical Assistant.
  2. Communicate effectively with colleagues, patients/clients, and other members of the health care team.
  3. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with men and women from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the legal implications of healthcare and use critical thinking skills to make ethical decisions.
  5. Set and achieve professional goals.
  6. Make a substantial contribution to the quality of healthcare by representing the medical assisting profession with pride and dedication.
MDAST Certificate Medical Assistant
  1. Provide competent medical assisting care, in variety of settings, based on the entry- level competencies for the Medical Assistant.
  2. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with men and women from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the legal implications of healthcare and use critical thinking skills to make ethical decisions.
  4. Set and achieve professional goals.
  5. 6. Make a substantial contribution to the quality of healthcare by representing the medical assisting profession with pride and dedication.
Music
MUSA AA Degree Music
  1. Decode and interpret musical notation and symbols through their instrument and/or voice.
  2. Use basic musical notation in composition and performance.
  3. Perform and stylistically interpret music on their applied instrument/voice in an ensemble and/or in a solo setting.
  4. Discuss the scope, variety, structure, and form of works in the canon of traditional western art music orally and in writing.
MUSA AA-T Degree Music
  1. Demonstrate musical literacy by decoding music notation through their instrument and/or voice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use basic musical notation.
  3. Perform and stylistically interpret music on their applied instrument or voice, in an ensemble and/ or in a solo setting.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the scope, variety, and structure of works in the canon of traditional western art music.
MUSC Skills Recognition Recording Arts
  1. Demonstrate effective use of current music technology as applied to recording and music production.
  2. Record, mix and master an acoustic music group with multiple tracks and microphones, burn the work to a CD and present the work as a complete project.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to select and correctly place microphones for sound capture.
  4. Identify elements of sound and acoustics.
Nursing
NURSE AS Degree Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing Program (RN)
  1. Formulates a nursing diagnosis through observation of the client's physical condition and behavior, and through interpretation of information obtained from the client and others, including the health team.
  2. Formulates a care plan, in collaboration with the client, which ensures that direct and indirect nursing care services provide for the client's safety, comfort, hygiene, and protection, and for disease prevention and restorative measures.
  3. Performs skills essential to the kind of nursing action to be taken, explains the health treatment to the client and family and teaches the client and family how to care for the client's health needs.
  4. Delegates tasks to subordinates based on the legal scopes of practice of the subordinates and on the preparation and capability needed in the tasks to be delegated, and effectively supervises nursing care being given by subordinates.
  5. Evaluates the effectiveness of the care plan through observation of the client's physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness, and reactions to treatment and through communication with the client and health team members, and modifies the plan as needed.
  6. Acts as the client's advocate, as circumstances require, by initiating action to improve health care or to change decisions or activities which are against the interests or wishes of the client, and by giving the client the opportunity to make informed decisions about health care before it is provided.
  7. Employs concepts of the Roy Adaptation Model to individualize patient-centered care.
NURSE AS Degree Nursing: LVN to AND (RN) Advanced Placement Pathway
  1. Formulates a nursing diagnosis through observation of the client's physical condition and behavior, and through interpretation of information obtained from the client and others, including the health care team.
  2. Formulates a care plan, in collaboration with the client, which ensures that direct and indirect nursing care services provide for the client's safety, comfort, hygiene, and protection, and for disease prevention and restorative measures.
  3. Performs skills essential to the kind of nursing action to be taken, explains the health treatment to the client and family and teaches the client and family how to care for the client's health needs.
  4. Delegates tasks to subordinates based on the legal scopes of practice of the subordinates and on the preparation and capability needed in the tasks to be delegated, and effectively supervises nursing care being given by subordinates.
  5. Evaluates the effectiveness of the care plan through observation of the client's physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness, and reactions to treatment and through communication with the client and health team members, and modifies the plan as needed.
  6. Acts as the client's advocate, as circumstances require, by initiating action to improve health care or to change decisions or activities which are against the interests or wishes of the client, and by giving the client the opportunity to make informed decisions about health care before it is provided.
  7. Employs concepts of the Roy Adaptation Model to individualize patient-centered care.
NURSE Skills Recognition Nurse Assistant
  1. Provide competent resident care based on the skill set of a certified nurse assistant (CNA).
  2. Complete the required hours for theory and clinical as set by the state of California.
  3. Provide compassionate end of life care.
  4. Communicate professionally with residents, families, peers and professional staff.
  5. Pass the state of California certification examination as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).
Office Administration
OFADM AS Degree Clerical
  1. Productively work as a team member with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace environment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to competently use a wide variety of office equipment, including computers, peripherals, and other office machines.
  3. Actively assist in implementing general office procedures, including records management.
OFADM AS Degree Office Administration
  1. Productively work as a team member with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace environment.
  2. Competently communicate in support of a business office, including production and design of complex electronic and paper-based correspondence and documents.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to competently use a wide variety of office equipment, including computers, peripherals, and other office machines.
  4. Actively assist in implementing general office procedures, including records management.
  5. Use the Internet and a wide variety of computer applications to compute, to analyze, and to solve business problems.
  6. Efficiently perform office-related duties utilizing prioritization and necessary communication skills.
OFADM Certificate Clerical
  1. Productively work as a team member with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace environment.
  2. Competently use a wide variety of office equipment, including computers, peripherals, and other office machines.
  3. Actively assist in implementing general office procedures, including records management
OFADM Certificate Office Administration
  1. Productively work as a team member with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace environment.
  2. Competently communicate in support of a business office, including production and design of complex electronic and paper based correspondence and documents.
  3. Use the Internet and a wide variety of computer applications to compute, to analyze, and to solve business problems.
  4. Use the Internet, a wide variety of computer applications and standard business procedures to compute, analyze business performance and solve problems.
  5. Efficiently perform office-related duties utilizing prioritization and necessary communication skills.
OFADM Certificate Office Computer Applications
  1. Use the Internet and a wide variety of computer applications to compute, to analyze, and to solve business problems.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to competently use a wide variety of office equipment, including computers, peripherals, and other office machines.
OFADM Certificate Office Support
  1. Demonstrate the ability to competently use a wide variety of office equipment, including computers, peripherals, and other office machines.
  2. Actively assist in implementing general office procedures, including records management.
OFADM Certificate Records Management/Data Entry Specialist
  1. Actively assist in implementing general office procedures, including records management.
  2. Efficiently perform office-related duties utilizing prioritization and necessary communication skills.
  3. Utilize computer software to manage data effectively.
Physical Education
PE AA Degree Kinesiology
  1. Develop and implement safe, comprehensive physical activity protocols.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and current research dealing with physical activity and sport.
  3. Identify and apply basic rules and strategies of various physical activities.
PE AA-T Degree Kinesiology
  1. Relate basic motor skills and patterns to concepts, theories, and methods common to Kinesiology.
  2. Consider how the body systems and structures work together to allow movement to occur.
  3. Assess measurements and types of movement to evaluate individual performance.
  4. Enter a University level Kinesiology program.
PE AS Degree Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  1. Successfully transfer to a four (4) year degree program.
  2. Apply critical thinking to design and monitor preventive and rehabilitative plans, as well as provide emergency care.
  3. Successfully perform NATA competencies, and be well versed in NATA perspectives, current research, and procedures.
  4. Comply with degree related institutional GELO's.
Philosophy
PHILO AA-T Degree Philosophy
  1. Read and analyze key arguments found in primary texts from the philosophical tradition.
  2. Construct a clearly written argument employing various philosophical tools, including consideration of counter-arguments, in the critical evaluation of a philosophical primary text.
  3. Explain and apply deductive and inductive reasoning, critical thinking, and basic methods of formal logic.
  4. Describe the historical development of philosophical ideas from ancient to modern philosophy, including terms employed in the discussion of these developments on fundamental questions that include topics of reality, knowledge, and value.
Physics
PHYS AS-T Degree Physics
  1. Use the Scientific Method to collect and analyze data in forming conclusions and to verify physical principles through measurement and experimentation.
  2. Solve problems and predict outcomes in nature using physical laws.
  3. State and apply physical concepts to explain phenomena encountered in our everyday world.
Plant Science
PLSC AS Degree Crop Science
  1. Employ the scientific method to solve problems in the laboratory and in the field.
  2. Practice safe work habits in an employment setting, including handling and storage of hazardous materials.
  3. Demonstrate sufficient mastery of general plant science skills for technical employment in the plant science management industry (agronomy, pomology, viticulture and enology, or oleoculture.
  4. Apply the principles of ecology, soil science, and plant science to crop management problems.
  5. Develop integrated pest management programs for specific crops.
PLSC AS Degree Fruit Science
  1. Apply general plant science skills for technical employment in the plant science management industry (pomology, viticulture and enology).
  2. Apply the principles of ecology, soil science, and plant science to pomology and viticulture management problems.
  3. Develop integrated pest management programs for specific crops.
PLSC AS Degree Soil Science
  1. Employ the scientific method to solve problems in the laboratory and in the natural environment.
  2. Apply the principles of ecology, soil science, silviculture, cartography, and facilities maintenance and development to sustainable resources management problems.
  3. Employ environmental stewardship as an operational philosophy for resource management, public education of natural resources, and wildlife management.
Political Science
POLSC AA-T Degree Political Science
  1. Use critical and creative thinking to address major political problems.
  2. Analyze key concepts and important theories in political science.
  3. Effectively search for, interpret, and critique political science literature.
  4. Formulate and communicate thoughtful opinions about governmental systems, political institutions, laws, and public policies.
Psychology
PSYCH AA-T Degree Psychology
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
PSYCH Skills Recognition Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  1. Examine and describe psychosocial rehabilitation, family systems, and historical perspectives as it relates to the public mental health movement.
  2. Describe and demonstrate effective communication, body language, and written abilities with children, consumers, or families.
  3. Analyze the impact of stigma, culture, and various practice models in psychosocial rehabilitation.
  4. Classify various theoretical philosophies, biology, co-occurring disorders, environmental or psychosocial stressors, and the relation to psychosocial rehabilitation practice.
  5. Conduct a basic assessment, interview, intervention, referral, individual and or group counseling session with individuals that have a severe and persistent mental illness
Real Estate
RLES AS Degree Real Estate
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the real estate environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level position in the real estate field.
  3. Identify and use common California real estate practices and basic real estate terminology.
  4. Meet the education requirement for the basic California real estate agent’s and/or salesperson’s license exam.
RLES Certificate Real Estate Broker
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the real estate environment.
  2. Obtain employment in an entry-level position in the real estate field.
  3. Identify and use common California real estate practices and basic real estate terminology.
  4. Meet the education requirement for the basic California real estate agent’s and/or salesperson’s license exam.
RLES Skills Recognition Real Estate Salesperson
  1. Recognize and analyze ethical issues as they apply to the real estate environment.
  2. Identify and use common California real estate practices and basic real estate terminology.
  3. Meet the education requirement for the basic California real estate salesperson’s license exam.
Respiratory Care
RSCR AS Degree Respiratory Care
  1. Evaluate habits, interests, and attitudes which promote lifelong learning.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and clinical skill in Respiratory Care.
  3. Competently perform all duties and functions which may be delegated to registered respiratory care practitioners in an ethical manner.
  4. Successfully pass the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice Exam(TMC)and Clinical Simulation(CSE) Exam as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner(RRT) and be eligible for licensure in the State of California.
RSCR BS Degree Respiratory Care
  1. Perform the duties and functions of an advanced practitioner in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care.
  2. Meet program-defined criteria related to management, advanced clinical practice, teaching, research, professional service and other professional development metrics.
  3. Participate as a multidisciplinary team member in patient education and disease management of acute and chronic illnesses.
  4. Integrate professional and ethical behavior with enhanced communication skills required for practice within the diverse field of respiratory care.
  5. Successfully pass professional credentialing exams including: Adult Critical Care Specialist, Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist, Asthma Educator (NAEB), and the Registered Pulmonary Function Technician national board exams.
Sociology
SOCIO AA-T Degree Sociology
  1. Critically evaluate and apply theoretical concepts to specific sociological phenomenon.
  2. Explain major sociological theories and relevant concepts.
SOCSC AA-T Degree Elementary Teacher Education
  1. Demonstrate competence in the fields of study central to the California Board of Education content standards.
  2. Define and explain the fundamental concepts of educational pedagogy including motivational theories, learning styles, and curriculum development.
Spanish
SPAN AA-T Degree Spanish
  1. Communicate orally in Spanish in real-life situations at an advanced high proficiency level.
  2. Communicate in writing in Spanish at an advanced high proficiency level with minimal errors in grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
  3. Read critically and write coherently about literature produced in Spanish.
Theatre
THETR AA Degree Theatre
  1. Distinguish and describe different practices in World Theater based on history, culture, ethnicity and race.
  2. Evaluate theater productions by describing the artistic and collaborative processes that were involved in the creation of the production.
  3. Apply acting and technical skills to create a theatrical piece of art.
THETR AA-T Degree Theatre Arts
  1. Discuss theatre from an historical perspective.
  2. Demonstrate time management, commitment, follow-through, and responsibility as each attribute is applied to achieving a common group goal.
  3. Creatively analyze, critique, and interpret works of theatrical art.
  4. Describe the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of U.S. and world theatre.
  5. Express creativity in the artistic process.
THETR Skills Recognition Design & Technical Theatre
  1. Describe how theatre artists collaborate in order to create a theatrical production.
  2. Analyze a script in terms of themes, place, time period, style, plot, genre and mood as applied to scenery, costume and lighting planning and design.
  3. Demonstrate how to safely use common lighting instruments and accessories in the course of lighting a dance concert or play.
  4. Draw a basic makeup design for a face.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of stage and shop safety rules and safe working practices in an applied situation.
  6. Organize the necessary paperwork and schedule to prepare and run rehearsals and performances.
THETR Skills Recognition Theatre Performance
  1. Solve memorization and other problems of scene preparation.
  2. Employ advanced acting techniques for character development, physical and vocal warm ups and performance preparation.
  3. Analyze a script verbally and/or in writing in terms of theme, character and motivational units.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to improve a performance after receiving a critique from a director.
Welding
WELD AS Degree Welding
  1. Demonstrate compliance with current welding industry safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Perform welding operations in accordance with structural, manufacturing, and food processing industries’ recognized and accepted practices.
WELD Certificate Manufacturing Technology (Interdisciplinary)
  1. Perform the measuring and calculating of voltages, currents, and resistance in circuits and the wiring application of typical industrial equipment.
  2. Perform typical machining, grinding, and threading operations within acceptable tolerances of general manufacturing procedures.
  3. Demonstrate proper set-up of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW equipment and perform typical welding procedures according to general manufacturing codes and standards.
WELD Skills Recognition Design & Fabrication
  1. Develop and interpret various types of fabrication prints.
  2. Develop and interpret weld and welding symbols.
  3. Use the required welding and sheet metal equipment, perform typical metal fabrication operations.

Research and Planning

Contact Us

Scott Kerlin, Ph.D.  
Director, College Research
Phone: (209) 575-6727 
Email: kerlins@mjc.edu

James Palmer, MBA
College Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 575-6220
Email: palmerj@mjc.edu

Location

East Campus
Morris Memorial Building
Room 211