Cabinet Making Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2015-2016)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOS)

At the completion of Cabinet Making Program the student will be able to:

  1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Cabinet making/Furniture making industry.
  2. Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.
  3. Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.
  4. Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.
  5. Participate in the Cabinet making/Furniture making trade.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

The Cabinet Making certificate assessment focused on (PSLO #1) the awareness and importance of safety and occupational health in the construction trade and (PSLO #3) familiarizing and improving their hand skills in building projects according to specifications. Listed below are the results for each of the PSLOs.

What we found:

  • The results of the written and practical exams showed that 12 out of 14 students or 92% got a "C" or better in wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety mask, safety gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes, proper clothing, and etc. during hands-on practices.
  • The results of the written and practical exams showed that 9 out of 12 students or 90% got a "C" or better in estimating materials needed for table tops, front and back rails, legs, sidings, shelves, and door frames from a set of blueprints.

What we are planning to work on:

  • Continue to make it mandatory for all cabinet making students to use PPE for all lab periods.
  • Continue to provide more hands-on practical for students to practice and improve their hand skills in building projects using given specifications.

Recommendations for students:

Students must follow the Cabinet Making program suggested schedule in the COM-FSM General Catalog in order to complete their study in a timely matter. Students enrolled in this program as their major of study must remain in it until completion. Recruit only students that are interested in cabinet making and willing to complete the program.

Program Review (Pohnpei Campus)

AP Full Official:Certificate of Achievement in Cabinet/ Furniture Making

Campus: Pohnpei Campus

Completed by: Salba Silbanuz

AP Review Submission Date:March 2014

AR Review Cycle: 2011-2013

  1. Program Goals

    A. Program Goal:

    Certificate of achievement in Cabinet making / Furniture making

    Students will be introduced to the techniques and methodology of components involved in the construction of cabinet/furniture from working drawings, design, full size set outs, manufacturing, and installation of finished products.

    Program Learning Outcomes:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Cabinet making/Furniture making industry.
    2. Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.
    3. Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.
    4. Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.
    5. Participate in the Cabinet making/Furniture making trade.

  2. Program History

    Certificate of achievement in Cabinet making / Furniture making

    The Cabinetmaking/Furniture Making started spring 2002. There were only 2 students who enrolled for the program that semester.

    Milestones:

    • 2002 - The first course was offered with two students.

    Students have been involved in building small projects such as coffee table, nail box, tool box, book selves, food storage cabinet, and etc…

    2007- The students also build some furniture’s to show during the Technology & Trade Exhibit.

    2008 -The college purchased some modern static machines and equipment used for instructional purposes to improve the program offerings.

    Spring 2012- The students were also involved in building a conference table with benches for the President’s office at national campus, using local wood (Mangrove)

    Summer 2012- July 23-Aug. 10, I attended a training that was sponsored by NRCS under U.S embassy (Art Envoy Woodworking Craft). In this Workshop, we learned how to build coffee Tables with benches and also different kind of joints, using local woods. Scientific name for this local wood is Xylocarpus Granatum, in English, Cannon Ball Tree and in Ponapean, Pwulok.

    Fall- 2012-The students have been involved in building 10 dinning tables for HTM, using local woods. (Cannon Ball Tree.)

    Summer 2013- Two students were also involved in building one big dinning table set (32”x7’), and 7 small dinning table sets (32”x50”) All these tables are in the dining hall at national campus. We also use local wood. (Cannon Ball Tree)

    Fall 2013- Students also built one small dinning table set (32”x50”) and 2 benches using local wood. (Cannon Ball Tree)

    2014- The students were also involved in building 2 big dinning table sets (32”x7’)-These two tables are for the dinning hall at national campus, the students also built 4 small dining table sets (32”x50”)The three tables are for our exhibit (April 24, 25 2014) and we donated one to the Pohnpei campus fund raising.

    1. The 2 big dinning table sets (32"x7'), and 2 small dinning table sets (32”x50”), we use Cannon Ball Tree.
    2. 1 small table, we use Blue Marble Tree in Ponapean Sadak.
    3. 1 small table, we use Campnosperma Brevipetiolata, in Ponapean Dohng.

  3. Program Descriptions

    Certificate of Achievement in Cabinet Making/ Furniture Making

    Students will be introduced to the techniques and methodology of components involved in the construction of cabinetmaking/ furniture making from working drawings, design, full size set outs, manufacturing, and installation of finished products.

  4. Program Admission Requirements

    A student must be a high school graduate or GED certificate holder. Applicants must take the COM-FSM entrance test (COMET) and be accepted by the Admissions Board. Acceptance by the Admissions Board is based on the applicant’s score on the COMET and other criteria as defined by the Admissions Board.

  5. Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

            General Education Requirements:....................13 credits

    BU 097 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)
    ESL 050 Technical English (3) or SS 100 World of Work (3)
    MS 104 Technical Math (4)
    CA 09 Basic Computer Application

            Technical Requirements:....................13 credits

    VCF 104 Introduction to Cabinetmaking/Furniture making (3)
    VSP 153a Industrial Safety (1.5)
    VCF 106 Plan Reading and Documentation (1.5)
    VCF110 Domestic Construction (3)
    VCF114 Commercial Construction (3)
    VCF120 Workshop Administration (2)
    VCF 124 Maintenance and safe use of Basic Static Machines, Power Tools, and Equipments (4)
    VCF 132 Surface Preparation and Finishing Techniques (3)

    Total Credits requirements: 34credits

  6. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Below are tables showing the program courses and enrollment figures:

    Table 1: Fall Semesters (2011 – 2013)
    Courses number & Description 2011 2012 2013
    Technical Requirements:
    VCF 104 Introduction to Cabinet/ Furniture Making 15 14 11
    VCF 106 Plan Reading & Documentation 15   10
    VCF 110 Domestic Construction   15 10
    VSP 153a Industrial Safety 22 16 36

    Table 2: Spring Semesters (2012 - 2014)
    Courses number & Description 2012 2013 2014
    VCF 114 Commercial Construction 14 15 10
    VCF 120 Workshop Administration 14 15 11
    VCF 124 Maintenance and Safe Use of Basic Static Machines, Power Tools, and Equipment 14   11
    VCF 132 Surface Preparation 15   10

    VCF 132 Surface Preparation


  7. Program Faculty

    Full Time Faculty

    1. Salba Silbanuz -Vocational Instructor
      USDOL Journeyman Certificate in Building Maintenance and Repair
    2. Xavier Yarofmal -Associate professor
      M.Ed., San Diego State University

    Program Students and Faculty Ratio-4:1
    Source: COM-FSM Personnel Listing

  8. Program Indicators

    1. Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    Refer to CM Wiki

    2.Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    Refer to the CM tracdat

    3.Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)

    Table 1: Enrollment by Major
    Term Students
    Fall 2011 21
    Fall 2012 31
    Fall 2013 23
    Spring 2011 18
    Spring 2012 26
    Spring 2013 23

    Table 2: Students Credits by Major
    Term Credits
    Fall 2011 253.5
    Fall 2012 345.5
    Fall 2013 240
    Spring 2011 209
    Spring 2012 308
    Spring 2013 266

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013


    4.Average Class Size

    Table 3: Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size
    Term Section Enroll/Max Enrollment EnrollRatio(3/2) AvgClassSize(3/1)
    Fall 2011 6 90 86 95.6% 14.3
    Fall 2012 4 60 59 98.3% 14.8
    Fall 2013 3 45 31 68.9% 10.3
    Spring 2011 7 105 97 92.4% 13.9
    Spring 2012 6 91 80 87.9% 13.3
    Spring 2013 3 45 44 97.8% 14.7

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013


    5.Course completion rate

    Table 4: Course Completion & Withdrawals Rate (Major)
    Term Students ABCorP% ABCDorP% W%
    Fall 2011 114 77.2% 81.6% 10.5%
    Fall 2012 92 89.1% 90.2% 4.3%
    Fall 2013 85 90.6% 92.9% 2.4%
    Spring 2011 76 81.6%% 86.8% 9.2%
    Spring 2012 102 84.3% 90.2% 4.9%
    Spring 2013 97 69.1%% 76.3% 13.4%

    Table 5: Course Completion & Withdrawals Rate (Program)
    Term Students ABCorP% ABCDorP% W%
    Fall 2011 88 94.3% 96.63% 2.3%
    Fall 2012 59 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
    Fall 2013 31 93.5% 96.8% 0.0%
    Spring 2011 104 82.7%% 84.6% 5.8%
    Spring 2012 85 90.6% 92.9% 5.9%
    Spring 2013 44 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013

    6. Student persistence rate (semester to semester)

    Table 6: Persistence rate (new full time students)
    New Students FT 2011_3 Students 2012_1 Students 2012_3 Persistence Spring 2012 Retention Fall 2012
    5 8 6 160.0% 120.0%

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013


    7. Student retention rate (Fall-to-Fall for two-year programs; Fall-to-Spring for one-year programs)

    Table 7: Retention Rate (new full time students)
    New FT Fall 2012 Persisted Spring 2013 Retained Fall 2013 Persistence Spring 2013 Retention Fall 2013
    15 15 11 100.0% 73.3%

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013


    8. Success rates on licensing or certification exams (CTE, TP, Nursing, etc)

    There is no certification for our graduates developed yet for cabinet making we need agency that can implement the process of testing or community college that our student takes that examination.

    9. Graduation rate based on yearly number

    Table 8: Graduation Rate
    AY2010/11 AY2011/12 AY2012/13 AY2013_1
      2   5

    Source: IRPO Program Data Sheet for 2013

    Note: Some students did not apply for graduation.


    10.Students seat cost

    Not available at this time

    11. Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

    Not available at this time

    12. Students' satisfaction rate

    Points: Always 5, Usually 4, Sometimes 3, Rarely 2, Never 1

    Fall 2011
    Class # of Students Total Average
    VCF 104 15 4.8
    VCF 106 14 4.8
    VCF 110 10 4.9
    VSP 153a 22 4.8
    Total 61 4.7

    Spring 2012
    Class # of Students Total Average
    VCF 114 11 4.9
    VCF 120 14 4.3
    VCF 132 15 4.6
    VCF 124 14 4.2
    Total 54 4.6

    Fall 2013
    Class # of Students Total Average
    VCF 104 11 4.5
    VCF 106 10 4.3
    VCF 110 10 4.2
    VCF 153a 36 3.6
    Total 67 4.5

    Spring 2013
    Class # of Students Total Average
    VCF 114 15 4.4
    VCF 120 15 4.4
    VCF 132 0 0
    VCF 124 0 0
    Total 30 4.4

    Table 9 : Summary of students’ satisfaction rate Source: T&T Division


    13. Alumni data

    Name/Graduates Semester Graduated Employer Position
    Silpaster Johnny Fall 2002 Education/ Chuuk state Classroom Teacher
    Salba Silbanuz Fall 2002 COM-FSM Pohnpei Campus Instructor
    Christopher Fred Fall 2011    
    George Lawrence Jr Fall 2011    
    Sinclair Setik Spring 2012    
    Lee Jay Joseph Spring 2012    
    Christopher Martin Spring 2013    
    Merlanny May Louis Spring 2013    
    Kasner Hallens Spring 2013    
    Exor Marah Spring 2013    
    Lilihse Mihkel Spring 2013    
    Lowson Trissida Spring 2013    
    Paul Shiron Spring 2013    

    14. Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

    No Data

    15.Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC)

    There is no cabinet making offered In PCC, GCC, HCC, CMI, UOG and NMC.

    16. Transfer Rate

    As of AY2011 there was no one who completed the program transferred to any other school.

  9. Analysis and Recommendation

    Finding
    This section provides discussion of information discovered as a result of the evaluation such as problems or concerns with the program and what part of the program is working well and meeting expectation.

    Challenges:

    • Lack of PPE -Personal Safety Equipment and school uniform.
    • Students are not interested in this program because they don't want to get dirty.

    Advantages:

    • Some students like working with local wood.
    • Students can set up their own business once they complete this program.
    • They can contribute to the Pohnpei economy.

    Recommendation:

    This section provides recommendations from the program on what to do to improve or enhance the quality of program and course learning outcomes as well as program goals and objectives. This section should also include suggestions that describe how the program might be able to create opportunities for a better program in the future. Some examples are exploring alternate delivery mechanisms, forming external partnerships, or realigning with other programs.

    • Recruit students who are highly interested in cabinetmaking and academically ready for college certificate program.
    • Modify technical courses to allow more hands-on practice and/or on-the-job training.
    • Develop and implement student cooperation (incubated by the college) to provide students extended training skills by providing the college and community woodworking services.
    • Purchase 1 bigger thickness planer (16" or 20") so we can easily plane the wider local woods, the one we have now is too small and weak; it's only 12" wide.
    • Remove MS 104 as a math requirement of the program and use MS 094 instead.
    • Replace BU 097 change to VCT 193 Cabinet Making and Millwork.
    • Instructor should be updated with the seminar and workshop from outside or off island seminar to improve the program.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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