Construction Electricity Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2019-2020)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

At the completion of Construction Electricity Program the student will be able to:

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electricity hand and power tools competently.
  3. Test electrical equipment.
  4. Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
  5. Determine circuit load.
  6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

Courses offered from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 of Construction Electricity Program assessment which focused on PSLO’s 2, 4, & 5. During these terms students’ competency was assessed on PSLO’s 2, 4, &5. Table below shows the total number of students’ registered and the descriptive summary of the results for each course.

What we found:

Courses
FA LL2019
PSLO’s No. of
students
Students
Passed
D’s F’s
VEM 102 5 4 4 0 0
VEM 110 5 4 4 0 0
SPRING 2020
VEM 104 5 2 2 0 0
VEM 111 5 2 2 0 0
VEM 112 5 2 2 0 0

PSLO #4: Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms. Task description: Using embedded questions on midterm and final exams, students’ knowledge on electrical symbols, labels and circuit schematic were assessed VEM 102

The results of the written and practical exams showed that 4out of 4 students or 100% got a "C" or better in using schematic symbols and transferring in to a blueprint competently.

PSLO #2: Use electricity hand and power tools competently Task description: Given description of project and instructions, students will build electrical circuit according to given specification and plan with the tool that is used for project. The practical was assessed based on installation of electrical circuit, meeting the National Electrical Code (NEC) standards was assessed in VEM 110

The results of the written and practical exams showed that 4 out of 4 students or 100% got a "C" or better in using hand tools, power tools and meeting the require standard for installation.

PSLO #5: Determine circuit load

Task description: Given description of project and instructions, students will calculate the total load that is used in a dwelling according to given specification and plan. The practical was assessed based on how the can calculated the total load was assessed in VEM 111

The results of the written and practical exams showed that 2 out of 2 students or 100% got a "C" or better in calculating the total load in a dwelling and meeting the require load for each

What we are planning to work on:

To provide more testing equipment for students to perform more hands-on exercises using oscilloscope and other electrical testing equipment.

Incorporate On Job Training (OJT) for the construction electricity students to gain more skill in their field of study, and get familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements.

Recommendations for students:

Recruit students with the basic knowledge of electricity. Students who are interested in electrical course should have a strong foundation in math and science.

Program Review

AP Full Official

AAS in Building Technology Major in Construction Electricity

Campus

Pohnpei

AP Review Submission Date

September 2016

Completed by

Romino Victor

AR Review Cycle

Fall2014 to Spring2016

Program Goals

Program goals are broad statements concerning knowledge, skills, or values that the faculty members expect the graduating students to achieve.

Provide basic technical skills to prepare the students for position in the electrical industry.

Provide technical skills training and practical experience to prepare students as technicians in the electrical field.

Prepare students to become electrician in this field by introducing them in troubleshooting, installation of residential circuits.

[Program Learning Outcome]

1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.

2. Use electricity hand and power tools competently.

3. Test electrical equipment.

4. Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.

5. Determine the amount of load per circuit.

6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

Program History

This section describes the history of the program. This includes the date and reason of implementation, significant milestones in the development of the program, and significant current activities.

The Certificate of Achievement in Construction Electricity was approved in 1998 giving the vocational division full authority to implement the said program. Then in 2003, the Applied Associate Science Degree in Building Technology Major in Construction Electricity [CE] was approved giving students in the certificate level the opportunity to further their education in the electrical field.

Milestones:

· 1998 – Certificate of Achievement for Construction Electricity was approved for implementation.

· 2000 – Initial course was offered with 3 full time students.

  • 2002 – Hired 1st local instructor to teach full time due to an increase number of students registering in the program.

· 2003 – Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Building Technology was approved by WASC.

· 2005 – Full time instructor was hired to teach and assist in developing/updating courseware and program assessment.

· 2006 – Course modification to upgrade contents of VEM 240 and VBM 102 was submitted and approved by Curriculum Committee.

o Teaching Assistant was hired to assist full time instructor due to an increase in enrollment and after 3 years TA was reclassified to full time instructor to attend the demands of increasing number of students.

· 2007 – Electrical Shop was transferred to Auto-mechanic shop to provide students more space and suitable for learning skills environment.

o Computer-Lab was constructed for Basic and Advance courses.

o 14 computers provided for NIDA lessons & Simutech Troubleshooting Skills Series (Industrial Wiring/Motor Control).

· 2008 - Course modification request on pending for approval due to college accreditation status [to improve quality and course delivery based on recommendations from previous program/course assessment].

· 2008- One electrical instructor attended a three days training in National Center For Construction Education and Research through the collaboration with Pohnpei DOE and Guam.

· 2012 – On the approval of the campus director through the division chair’s recommendation, the Simutech Troubleshooting Skills series software version 3.0 was updated to version 4.0 with its more advance features to be used on the same class VEM 240 Industrial Wiring (Motor Control circuit simulated troubleshooting), VEE 111 Electrical Wiring I (Electrical circuit troubleshooting and VEE 266 Rotating Machinery (Alternating current motor characteristics and fault troubleshooting).

· 2013 – Program matrix on CSLO’s, PLO’s and ILO’s were updated to align and meet the required competencies that the students should acquire upon their degree completion in the college.

· 2014 – Two electrical instructors attended a two weeks photovoltaic training (solar) in Fiji through the collaboration with University of South Pacific (SPC) and Arizona State University (ASU) to introduce solar technology in the Building Technology program.

· Submitted program modification that includes electrical machine servicing and photovoltaic (solar) technology to the division chair and awaits feedback.

· 2015 – Realign course outlines of the program that links the ILO’s, PLO’s and SLO’s.

· 2016- Re-established of Advisory council for Construction Electricity and Building Technology programs.

Since its full implementation, students enrolled in these courses were trained and develop their theoretical, analytical and practical/hands-on skills. They’ve been involved in doing electrical maintenance/servicing work in campus classrooms and buildings. Number of graduates is now working at PUC and other private electrical contractors and some pursue their higher education to colleges and universities outside the FSM.

Program Description

The program description describes the program, including its organization, relationship to other programs in the system, program design, degree(s) offered, and other significant features of the program, such as elements/resources for forward-looking new program contributions to the state’s economy, or specialized program accreditation.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICITY.

The construction electricity major offers academic coursework, technical skills training and practical experience to prepare the students for positions as Electrician in this field. They are introduced to theory, installation and practical troubleshooting of residential electrical circuits.

Program Admission Requirements

This section describes the requirements for admission into the program and other requisites.

High school graduate or GED certificate holder. Acceptance by the Admissions Board is based on the applicant’s score on the COMET and other criteria as defined by the Admissions Board.

Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

This section specifies the requirements for obtaining a certificate/degree in the program, including specific courses,, sequencing of courses, total credits, internships, practical, etc.

Certificate of Achievement in Construction Electricity

General Education Requirements ………………………………………. (17 credits)

BU 097 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)

( Pre-requisite ESL 050)
ESL 050 Technical English or SS100 World of work (3)
MS 104 Technical Math (4)

(Pre-requisite MS94 )
MS 106 Technical Math (4)

( Pre-requisite MS104)
CA 95 Introduction to Computer (3)

Major Requirements ……………………………………………………….. (21 credits)

VEM 102 Electrical Drawing and Sketching (1.5)

( Pre-requisite ESL 050)
VEM 103 Basic Electricity I (4)

( Pre-requisite VSP 121)
VEM 104 Basic Electricity II (5)

(Pre-requisite VEM 103 Basic Electricity I)
VEM 110 Workshop Fabrication/Hand and Power Tool Skills (3)

( Pre-requisite VSP 121)
VEM 111 Electrical Wiring I (3)

( Pre-requisite VEM 110)
VEM 112 Electrical Wiring II (3)
VSP 121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronic (1.5)

Graduation Requirements………………………………………………… 38 credits

Suggested Schedule

Fall Semester

ESL 050 Technical English or SS 100 World of Work 3

MS 104 Technical Math I 4

VEM 102 Electrical/Electronic Drawing and Sketching 1.5

VEM 103 Basic Electricity I 4

VEM 110 Workshop Fabrication/Hand and Power Tool Skills 3

VSP 121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronic 1.5

17

Spring Semester

CA 100 Computer Application 3

MS 106 Technical Math II 4

VEM 104 Basic Electricity I 5

VEM 111 Electrical Wiring I 3

VEM 112 Electrical Wiring II 3

18

Summer Session

BU 097 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3

3

Pre-requisite

Students who enter the program should complete MS 094 with a grade of “C” or better can take MS104.

Source: COM-FSM General Catalog

Program Courses and Enrollment

This section lists courses offered in the program, including number of sections, course enrollment, section fill rates, and redundancy of courses across the institution.

Degree Program Course Enrollment

Course

No. of Sections

Enroll

Max

Course Enrollment

Redundancy

FA14

Section

Fill ratio

SP 15

Section

Fill

ratio

FA 15

Section

Fill

ratio

SP 16

Section

Fill

ratio

VEM 102 Electrical Drawing & Sketching

2

30

30

100%

30

100%

No

VEM 103 Basic Electricity I

2

30

30

100%

29

96%

No

VEM 104 Basic Electricity II

2

30

30

100%

26

86%

No

VEM 110 Workshop Fabrication

2

30

30

100%

26

86%

No

VEM 111 Electrical Wiring I

2

30

30

100%

30

100%

No

VEM 112 Electrical Wiring II

2

30

25

83%

21

70%

No

VSP 121 Industrial Safety

2

30

28

93%

27

90%

No

Table 1. Construction Electricity program courses with students’ enrollment.

Source: COM-FSM website IRPO Program Data Sheet

Note: Table 1 shows program enrollment figures from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016.

Program Faculty

This section reports the faculty of the program, including full-time and part-time faculty. The degrees held and rank are provided for the full-time and part-time faculty. Finally, provide the faculty student ratio for the program.

Full-time Faculty

1. Romino Victor – Assistant Professor (teaches Certificate courses in Construction Electricity [CE])

AAS in Building Technology major in Construction Electricity

USDOL, Journeyman Certificate in Electrical

College of Micronesia-FSM, Federates States of Micronesia

2. Cirilo B. Recana – Professor (AAS Degree courses)

B.S. Industrial Education major in Electrical Technology

Marikina Institute of Science and Technology, Philippines

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching major in Electricity

Marikina Institute of Science and Technology, Philippines

3. Salba Silbanuz- Assistant Professor (teaches Certificate courses in Cabinet Making)

Source: COM-FSM Catalog Personnel Listing

Note: Faculty to Student Ratio: 1:15

Program Indicators

This section provides the data for analyzing the extent to which the program has achieved the established outcomes and criteria. This is the most important part of the program review. The data that will be collected and evaluated are the following:

Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

CA Construction Electricity: Course Student Learning Assessment (CSLO) Summary

Target: Students should be able to score 70% or higher on the CSLO assessment.

N=Number of students

Table 2. Construction Electricity Course Student Learning Outcome Summary

Source: CE Tracdat Four Column Report

Assessment of program student learning outcomes

Table 3. CE Program Student Learning Outcome Summary

Source: CE Tracdat Four Column Report

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

Semester

No. of students

Ave. credit enrolled

Credits by Major

FA14

43

12.3

348.5

FA15

51

560.5

SP15

40

12.1

320.0

SP16

41

412

Table 4. CE program enrollment by cohorts and credits per semester.

Source: Data base on SIS extracts collected by IRPO_COMFSM website

Average class size

Program

Term

Sections

EnrollMax

Enroll

AvgClassSize

Section Ratio

CE

FA14

8

165

133

16.6

80.6%

CE

FA15

10

165

132.

13.2

80.0%

CE

SP15

7

110

96

13.7

87.3%

CE

SP16

8

115

84

10.5

73.0%

Table 5. Shows Construction Electricity data on each semester term, section, maximum enrollment, enrollment, enrollment ratio and average class size.

Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

Course completion rate

Program

Term

Enrolled

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W_%

Construction Electricity(CE)

FA14

135

94.8%

97.0%

1.5%

Construction Electricity (CE)

FA15

136

90.4%

91.7%

2.9%

Construction Electricity (CE)

SP15

104

62.1%

79.8%

3.8%

Construction Electricity (CE)

SP16

91

68.1%

76.9%

8.8%

Table 6.Construction Electricity course completion by program. .

Source: Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

Student persistence rate (semester to semester)

Major

Degree

New FT Students

2014

Persisted Spring 2015

Persistence Spring 2015

Construction Electricity

CE

21

20

95.2%

New FT Students

2015

Persisted

Spring 2016

Persistence Spring 2016

17

17

100%

Table 7. CE persistence rate for Spring 2015 and Spring 2016.

Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

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

Table 8. Retention rate of CE for Fall 2014 and for Fall 2015.

Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

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

Currently there is no licensing or certification available for students of CE program in the FSM however, we’re looking for NCCER core certification in Guam and SEAPI renewable energy affiliation for electrical practitioners in the South Pacific island nations.

Graduation rate based on yearly number

Program

Degree

FA14

SP15

FA15

SP16

Construction Electricity

CE

-

2

5

2

Table 9. Construction Electricity program graduation rate per academic year.

Source: OAR_Pohnpei campus data COM-FSM.

Students seat cost

Information has yet to be provided.

Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

VSP121 is also require in electronic.

Students’ satisfaction rate

The data collected and shown are the student evaluation for course instructor. The data show course code and semester, evaluation criteria, general weighted average, number of student evaluator and the

legend that describe the degree of rated points.

Legends:: Always= 5 Usually =4 Sometimes =3 Rarely= 2 Never= 1

Table 10. Construction Electricity Student Satisfaction Survey for Major Fall 2015.

Source: T&T Division

Alumni data

Table11: Alumni data

Source: T&T Division

Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

Based on the exit survey of graduates conducted by technology & trade division A/Y 2014-2016 in collaboration with the local stake holders, their respective employers shows a great satisfaction of the performance of our graduates.

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

College

Degree

Program

Graduation Requirements

College of Micronesia [COM-FSM]

CA

Construction Electricity

38 credits

Honolulu Community College [HCC]

CA

Electrical Installation & Maintenance Technology

45 credits

Guam Community College

CA

Electrical Technology

29-38 credits

Palau Community College

CA

Electrical Technology

43 credits

Table 12. Program offerings of same degree at nearby regional institutions.

Source: Different Institution Catalog or website.

Transfer rate

Transfer Rate

Completed CE

Transfer to BT

Semester

Total

1

1

Fall 2015-Spring 2016

1

1

1

Spring 2016- Fall 2016

1

Table 13: Transfer rate of CE to BT

Source: OAR Pohnpei campus data- COM-FSM

Analysis

Findings

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.

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.

The above program evaluation has resulted in the following findings :

  • Table 1 shows the technical and general education requirements for certificate and degree students. This shows that gen ed. courses must meet pre-requisite courses before they can take their required courses which makes the students stays longer in their academic classes.
  • Table 2 course enrollment rate shows decrease of freshmen enrolling in the certificate level.
  • Table 4 program enrollment rate shows that there is missing data on Average credit enrolled for fall 2015 and spring 16 as per IRPO data provided.
  • Table 13 Transfer rate of CE to BT is very low.
  • Start making a survey through the office of IRPO in the community to track the employability of our graduates’ not only electrical programs but all programs of the division so we can check and balance the effectiveness of our programs.
  • Student satisfaction rate for course instructor shows a high degree of satisfaction rate of the students taking the courses as identified in this program review.
  • Every semester we encounter scarcity of financial resources and this can be found in the finding of each (CSLO)

Recommendations

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.

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.

  • General Academic courses required for vocational students like math, science and English can just directly taken as per required in their program. This will avoid prolonging the time spent by the students in repeating those classes and causing them to hold some classes in their technical and major courses.
  • To accommodate increasing number of freshmen taking our courses, and focusing to the individual learning needs of the student, classes can be split into groups or section to create good environment for learning.
  • Start making a survey through the office of IRPO in the community to track the employability of our graduates’ not only electrical programs but all programs of the division so we can check and balance the effectiveness of our programs.
  • Modify/Revise some courses into SLO format to become more achievable.
  • Modify/Revise course program and add courses that provides needed knowledge and skills required in their field such as;
    • Combining workshop fabrication and electrical wiring II course to make it into one (4 credit) workshop course.
  • Institutionalize budget for T&T division.





 

 

 

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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