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Program Learning Outcomes: By Degree

        

 

Program learning outcomes (PLO’s) are statements of the specific skills, knowledge, and/or behaviors that students will demonstrate upon completion of an academic program at YCCC.  Successful program assessment begins with clear and specific learning outcomes that state what students will know or be able to do when they graduate. 

All program learning outcomes, accompanied by a curriculum map and assessment plan, are approved by Assessment Committee.  All PLOs are assessed on a 5-year cycle and results are presented to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees at a comprehensive program review.

Program reviews and assessment reports are available on Reports & Results.

  • Analyze contemporary business and financial issues, using critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey essential business concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Identify and describe principles of personal and community engagement appropriate for members of the business community.
  • Describe and explain appropriate ethical behavior relevant to a variety of business environments.
  • Demonstrate a recognition of the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in all business environments.
  • Analyze, articulate and communicate business information using appropriate information technology.
  • Define, measure, classify and report all major elements of the basic financial statements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to record, analyze, interpret, and communicate accounting data for decision making and compliance with regulatory/governmental agencies.
  • Describe and explain the relevant political, economic, regulatory, legal and ethical environment that governs the accounting profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and development of the animal science industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of animal science terminology including terminology related to animal anatomy and physiology.
  • Analyze animal care facilities efficiency using critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey animal care standards and care protocols.
  • Demonstrate understanding of husbandry standards and nutritional requirements for various animal species.
  • Develop animal care protocols for animal related businesses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in various animal care team environments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of animal species and breeds.
  • Identify breeding patterns and techniques for various small animal and livestock species.
  • Identify innate behaviors in various species as well as problem behaviors and various conditioning and training theories and methods.
  • Describe the human/animal bond and the importance of that relationship.
  • Describe and explain appropriate professional and ethical behavior relevant to animal care business environments.
  • Demonstrate understand of business management concepts and the ability to apply those concepts to animal business environments.
  • Analyze, articulate and communicate business information using appropriate information technology.
  • Demonstrate a recognition of the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in small animal business environments.
  • Analyze, articulate and communicate animal care information in formats including verbal communication, in legible written form as well as using various technological forms of documentation.
  • Describe and explain the relevant regulatory, legal and ethical environment relevant to animal shelters, pet retail businesses and small animal care businesses.
  • Illustrate a creative vision in the development of technical drawings and architectural plans.
  • Create and manipulate models and plans using CAD software.
  • Describe and explain the relationship between spatial design, culture and technology.
  • Create and present technical drawings that comply with industry standards and building codes.
  • Translate vision and ideas through the use of quantitative data and visual aids such as technical drawings and 2D and 3D models.
  • Investigate contemporary societal and environmental issues in designing and building structures in an ethical manner.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in the business environment.
  • Operate both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Articulate an understanding of the ethical principles involved in the human service field and how situational factors might impact the interpretation of those principles.
  • Engage in assessment and collaborative service planning with clients, their families, and human service professionals while acknowledging the potential barriers clients may face in accessing resources.
  • Communicate the importance of inclusion, cross-cultural sensitivity and diversity.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of personal and professional development in order to remain effective and promote optimal functioning for the self and clients.
  • Develop skills to effectively communicate, listen, and evaluate information with the goal of providing client services aligned with best practices.
  • Analyze contemporary business and financial issues, using critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey essential business concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Identify and describe principles of personal and community engagement appropriate for members of the business community.
  • Describe and explain appropriate ethical behavior relevant to a variety of business environments.
  • Demonstrate a recognition of the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in all business environments.
  • Analyze, articulate and communicate business information using appropriate information technology.
  • Apply basic accounting and financial concepts to business problems.
  • Apply quantitative analysis to the study of a wide variety of business problems.
  • Describe and explain the essential legal, regulatory, cultural and organizational framework of the global business environment.
  • Analyze contemporary business and financial issues, using critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey essential business concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Identify and describe principles of personal and community engagement appropriate for members of the business community.
  • Describe and explain appropriate ethical behavior relevant to a variety of business environments.
  • Demonstrate a recognition of the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in all business environments.
  • Analyze, articulate and communicate business information using appropriate information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate financial statements, especially those elements most relevant to cash flows.
  • Apply quantitative analysis to the study of financial institutions and markets.
  • Describe and explain the essential legal, regulatory, cultural and organizational framework of the global financial system.
  • Recognize and apply appropriate terminology within the chosen area of specialization.
  • Describe ethical and responsible behavior relative to the chosen career field.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional workplace.
  • Apply problem-solving skills and quantitative analysis using technology relative to the area of specialization.
  • Utilize appropriate information resources to gather and disseminate technical information within the chosen career field.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills in a variety of professional settings.
  • Evaluate technical information and present it clearly, both in writing and orally, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Develop programs using both structured programming and object-oriented programming in a team setting.
  • Describe the global impact of recent computing advances on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Analyze the temporal and spatial efficiency of algorithms and data structures in a program design.
  • Use professional and scholarly sources to apply new ideas in programming languages, algorithms, platforms, and data structures when solving programing problems.
  • Demonstrate competency with one programing language, and a familiarity in two other programming languages.
  • Explain the importance of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures with both colleagues and customers when creating software solutions
  • Identify the functions and roles of all major aspects of the United States criminal justice system.
  • Describe the institutions, laws and theories that make up the legal system.
  • Explain the constitutional constraints under which police and prosecutors must operate in a free society and the reasoning behind these limitations.
  • Discuss the importance and application of basic ethical behavior in the exercise of public trust and discretionary authority.
  • Evaluate how multiculturalism and diversity present special challenges to, and opportunities for, the American system of criminal justice.
  • Analyze criminal justice data and legal information using appropriate technology.
  • Use clear communication skills to work in partnership with law enforcement personnel and other officials, as well as community members and the public.
  • Create dishes using the classical cooking and baking techniques that form the foundation of the professional kitchen and be able to identify those techniques, as well as the science and artistry behind the preparation of those dishes.
  • Recognize and describe the cultural and historical influences on different world cuisines and apply that knowledge to the design and preparation of dishes and menus for a diversity of cultural preferences and needs.
  • Research, design and prepare dishes and menus for a diversity of contemporary issues and concerns including specific health and dietary needs.
  • Describe and apply techniques to ensure the safe handling and storage of food and kitchen equipment.
  • Analyze and manage the business and financial issues of a professional kitchen, including the ability to lead a team of professionals, communicate policies to achieve financial goals, create recipes and menus to match financial goals, and develop the marketing necessary to reach those goals.
  • Operate both independently and as a team member in a professional kitchen environment, recognizing the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and culture.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in traditional and digital media, applying principles of design to their work.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of software applications related to digital media.
  • Develop web pages, print layouts, and animations that display both technical knowledge and design principles.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, advertisers, art directors, designers and producers.
  • Work effectively as a part of a team, acting responsibly and respectfully to complete various design projects.
  • Research design trends to choose appropriate fonts, imagery, and colors for an array of design projects.
  • Analyze multicultural influences on design trends.
  • Apply appropriate design ratio and scale between imagery and message.
  • Complete a portfolio of finished work that is displayed in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in traditional and digital media, applying principles of design to their work.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of software applications related to digital media.
  • Develop web pages, print layouts, and animations that display both technical knowledge and design principles.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, advertisers, art directors, designers and producers.
  • Work effectively as a part of a team, acting responsibly and respectfully to complete various design projects.
  • Research design trends to choose appropriate motion, imagery, and colors for an array of design projects.
  • Analyze multicultural influences on design trends.
  • Apply appropriate design ratio and scale between imagery, motion and message
  • Produce a demo reel that is technically correct and demonstrates animation design principles.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in traditional and digital media, applying principles of design to their work
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of software applications related to digital media.
  • Develop web pages, print layouts, and animations that display both technical knowledge and design principles.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, advertisers, art directors, designers and producers.
  • Work effectively as a part of a team, acting responsibly and respectfully to complete various design projects.
  • Research design trends to choose appropriate fonts, imagery, and colors for an array of design projects.
  • Analyze multicultural influences on design trends.
  • Apply appropriate design ratio and scale between imagery and message.
  • Complete a portfolio of finished work that displays unity of design and design fundamentals.
  • Discuss the history and philosophy of education in the United States and its influence on current law and policy.
  • Apply strategies in curriculum development, instruction, methodology, and assessment to the development of a positive learning environment.
  • Analyze the instructional needs of a diverse population of learners.
  • Plan instructional activities that engage all learners in problem solving, critical thinking, and natural inquiry.
  • Use clear communication skills to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, and other key figures in the community.
  • Determine the ethical behaviors required of professional educators in classrooms, schools, and local communities.
  • Evaluate instructional technologies and multimedia resources for use in developmentally appropriate educational activities.
  • Use reliable information resources to find current research on education policy and practice.
  • Accurately calculate learner grades based on a developmentally appropriate and theory-driven grading scheme.
  • Discuss the cultural and historical context of the U.S. health care system.
  • Communicate effectively within the healthcare system using medical language and abbreviations.
  • Explain the importance and application of basic ethical behavior in the exercise of confidentiality in health care.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in the science and health care fields.
  • Collect, analyze, and present quantitative and qualitative information using appropriate data and technology.
  • Perform and effectively communicate the results of scientific investigations, and explain how research is done in science.
  • Analyze contemporary business and financial issues of the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Convey essential hospitality/tourism industry concepts using oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Describe ethical behavior relevant to the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Analyze and communicate hospitality/tourism information using appropriate information technology.
  • Produce an event plan that demonstrates a working knowledge of the core functional and support areas of the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Apply effective cost control methods and basic accounting concepts in the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Evaluate an event plan to demonstrate a working knowledge of hotel front office management and hospitality industry marketing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan events and menus in the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Describe and apply trouble-shooting techniques and strategies to solve a wide range of computer hardware, software and networking problems.
  • Analyze and communicate essential industry concepts in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Create technical reports and documentation through researching and interpreting a variety of industry sources.
  • Operate both independently and as a team member on information technology projects.
  • Describe and explain ethical issues in technology and the applicable industry standards and codes of conduct.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional environment.
  • Research and explain how culture, economics, history and politics affect technology trends.
  • Identify and analyze system, network and security requirements for various organizations.
  • Apply problem-solving concepts and quantitative analysis to the study of a wide variety of technology problems.
  • Communicate effectively and ethically in writing and speaking.
  • Use fundamental concepts of mathematics to solve problems and interpret quantitative data.
  • Apply the scientific method by observing phenomena, developing hypotheses, implementing experiments, and evaluating results.
  • Analyze and use information resources in an ethical manner.
  • Interpret and evaluate meaning from aesthetic, philosophical, ethical, literary and/or multidisciplinary perspectives.
  • Demonstrate global awareness and knowledge of diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds, cultures, and orientations.
  • Demonstrate competence in using technology as a tool in communication, research, and quantitative analysis.
  • Analyze factors, including culture, that shape behavior and social structures.
  • Use ethical concepts to evaluate issues and make ethical decisions.
  • Analyze and evaluate artistic and creative forms of expression.
  • Recognize and apply appropriate medical terminology in a variety of healthcare situations to ensure safe and effective patient care
  • Perform essential administrative skills to ensure efficient operations within a medical office
  • Provide general patient care services with respect for differences in age, class, gender, culture, and/or sexual orientation
  • Apply principles of safety to all aspects of patient care and clinical procedures
  • Locate current ethical and legal standards of care and analyze their impact on healthcare services and operations
  • Perform essential clinical skills and follow diagnostic procedures in laboratory settings
  • Recognize and apply appropriate machining terminology in a variety of manufacturing settings.
  • Utilize technical knowledge and skills during the fabrication of precision parts.
  • Demonstrate responsible and ethical safety practices in a manufacturing environment.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and clients in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate accuracy in measurements and calculations required to produce precision parts.
  • Describe and apply quality control techniques and strategies to a wide range of manufacturing procedures.
  • Produce precision parts using a variety of computer-controlled and manually controlled machine tools.
  • Recognize and apply appropriate terminology within the chosen trade or technical occupation.
  • Describe ethical and responsible behavior relative to the chosen technical occupation.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional workplace.
  • Apply problem-solving skills and quantitative analysis using technology relative to the trade or technical occupation.
  • Utilize appropriate information resources to gather and disseminate technical information within the chosen trade.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills in a variety of professional settings.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral and electronic-based communication skills in a veterinary setting.
  • Utilize appropriate medical terminology in professional client conversations.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the evaluation of animal health concerns.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative analysis relative to animal care and laboratory procedures.
  • Specify the roles of veterinary team members according to federal, state, and local laws.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to lifelong learning relative to the field of Veterinary Technology.
  • Describe ethical and responsible behavior relative to animal health care.
  • Implement standard operating procedures for the practice of care and handling of animals, public health and safety concerns, medical and surgical assisting, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging and clinical laboratory procedures.
  • Perform with proficiency all skills assigned to the program by the American Veterinary Medical Association.