Electronic Technology

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2013-2014)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Electronics Technology Program the student will be able to:

  1. Perform troubleshooting techniques to maintain and resolve hardware/software related problems in a personal computer system.
  2. Perform troubleshooting techniques to maintain, diagnose, and repair electronic equipment and devices

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

The Electronics Technology assessment focused on hands-on activities of PSLOs 5, and 6. Listed below are the results for each of the PSLOs.

What we found:

  • Perform troubleshooting techniques to maintain and resolve hardware/software related problems in a personal computer system.
Task Name: Computer Networking

Task Description: Students will perform the following:

  1. Design, configure, and run a peer-to-peer network
  2. Connect and configure a computer to an existing client-server network
  3. Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on a computer network system.

Result: 16 students were assessed, 9 students rated as exemplary, 4 students rated as developing, and 3 students were unacceptable

Task Name: OS Installation

Task Description: Students will perform operating system (OS) and system drivers’ installation and configuration processes with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Linux (Fedora)

Result: 16 students were assessed, 8 students rated as exemplary, 5 students were rated as developing, and 3 students were rated unacceptable.

Task Name: System Configuration

Task Description: Students will configure to optimize a computer operating system.

Result: 16 students were assessed, 3 students were rated as exemplary, 9 students were rated as developing, and 4 students were rated as unacceptable

Task Name: PC Assembly

Task Description: Students will disassemble and re-assemble of a PC system
Result: 16 students were assessed, 12 students were rated as exemplary and 4 students were rated as developing.

Task Name: Communication Skills

Task Description: Students will use the Internet or a local store to gather information about components you will need to complete your customer's computer system. Information will be presented in power-point presentation.

Result: 16 students were assessed, 3 students were rated as exemplary, 4 students rated as developing, and 9 students were rated as unacceptable

  • PSLO 6: Perform troubleshooting techniques to maintain, diagnose, and repair electronic equipment and devices. VEE 224: Video System and Product Servicing

    Activity 1: Service and repair defective computer monitor and television system.
    Activity 2: Service and repair defective CD and DVD system.
    Activity 3: Service and repair defective VCR mechanism system.

    There were 16 students undergo the assessment. 16 out of 16 were able to perform the servicing and repairing of video systems and products.

    VEE 225: Business Machine Servicing

    Activity 1: Service and repair of defective computer printer.
    Activity 2: Service and repair of fax machine.
    Activity 3: Service and repair of cash register.
    Activity 4: Service and repair of photocopier.
    Activity 5: Service and repair of microwave oven.

    There were 16 students undergo the assessment. 16 out of 16 were able to perform the servicing and repairing of business machine.

What are we planning to work on

  • Provide opportunity to students to gain more hands-on skills and customer-client interaction experiences through the CTE Community Servicing.
  • Increase more time for the students to become more competent in using electronics test equipment and signal generators.
  • Intensify more activity in checking and testing of passive and active electronics components to increase the level of competency of the students in troubleshooting.
  • Develop additional activities to meet the technician competency in repairing personal computers, tablets and loptops.
  • Must include LCD and LED TV technology on the course outline of VEE 224 to keep abreast on fast changing technology.
  • Students need to learn the new soldering techniques for surface mount devices (SMD) which is the current technology use in the industry to solder the electronics component onto the circuit board of electronics devices.
  • Include programming activity of cash register with bar code scanner in VEE225.

Recommendations for students:

Students should be able to:

  1. Follow written and oral direction.
  2. Write correct grammatical sentences.
  3. Be confident in using English when doing project presentation.
  4. Know the basic mathematics foundation prior in taking the program.
  5. Competent in using the electronics test equipment and generators.
  6. Identify and test passive and active electronics components.
  7. Read block, wiring and schematic diagram.
  8. Develop patience, perseverance and hardwork during troubleshooting activity.

Through these the student have a significant advantage to meet the course work in AAS electronics technology technical courses and every course prerequisite of each course in the program to assure program completion in two years.

Program Data Sheet
Spring 2014

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Enrollment by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Students

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2011

 

21

 

62

 

83

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2012

 

27

 

59

 

86

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2013

 

28

1

48

 

77

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2011

 

20

1

32

 

53

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2012

 

23

 

52

 

75

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2013

 

20

1

49

1

71

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2014

 

20

1

42

 

63



Credits by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2011

 

228.5

 

712.5

 

941

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2012

 

246

 

686

 

932

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2013

 

269.5

14

556.5

 

840

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2011

 

208

7

393

 

608

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2012

 

228

 

609

 

837

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2013

 

193

4

594

14

805

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2014

 

205

9

533

 

747



Credits by Program and Campus

Program

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2011

 

93

40

269

 

402

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2012

 

125

4

167

 

296

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2013

 

66

10

195

 

271

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2011

 

49

36

154

 

239

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2012

 

36

8

206

 

250

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2013

 

20

8

260

 

288

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2014

 

24

 

320

 

344



Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

Major

Degree

Term

CredEnrollAvg

CredAttAvg

CredEarnAvg

TermGPAAvg

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2011

11.3

9.9

9.0

2.45

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2012

10.8

10.1

8.7

2.40

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2013

10.9

10.3

9.4

2.47

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2011

11.5

10.5

9.5

2.44

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2012

11.2

10.0

8.8

2.26

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2013

11.3

10.5

9.3

2.36

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2014

11.9

11.3

10.6

2.37



Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program

Term

Section

EnrollMax

Enrollment

EnrollRatio

AvgClassSize

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2011

8

165

128

77.6%

16.0

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2012

8

160

89

55.6%

11.1

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2013

7

138

78

56.5%

11.1

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2011

6

108

58

53.7%

9.7

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2012

5

88

59

67.0%

11.8

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2013

7

117

81

69.2%

11.6

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2014

7

129

109

84.5%

15.6



Persistence and Retention(new full time students)

Major

Degree

New Students FT 2011_3

Students 2012_1

Students 2012_3

Persistence Spring 2012

Retention Fall 2012

Electronics Technology

AAS

15

13

8

86.7%

53.3%


Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2012

Persisted Srping 2013

Retained Fall 2013

Persistence Spring 2013

Retention Fall 2013

Electronics Technology

AAS

10

7

6

70.0%

60.0%

Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2013

Persisted Spring 2014

Retained Fall 2014

Persistence Spring 2014

Retention Fall 2014

Electronics Technology

AAS

3

2

 

66.7%

0.0%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

Major

Degree

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2011

324

77.5%

83.6%

3.7%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2012

315

76.8%

84.1%

2.9%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2013

291

80.1%

86.6%

5.5%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2011

182

82.4%

86.3%

6.0%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2012

244

75.0%

82.8%

7.0%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2013

246

76.8%

84.1%

7.3%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Spring 2014

229

80.3%

89.5%

2.2%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2011

130

90.0%

96.2%

1.5%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2012

95

88.4%

88.4%

3.2%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Fall 2013

85

82.4%

90.6%

3.5%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2011

64

84.4%

90.6%

9.4%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2012

66

84.8%

86.4%

12.1%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2013

86

88.4%

90.7%

5.8%

Electronics Technology (AAS)

Spring 2014

109

89.0%

91.7%

3.7%



Graduates

Major

Degree

AY2010/11

AY2011/12

AY2012/13

AY2013/14

Electronics Technology

AAS

6

12

18

 



Graduates Rates

Major

Degree

Cohort

New Full Students

Graduation Rate 100%

Graduation Rate 150%

Graduation Rate 200%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2008 FT

5

0.0%

40.0%

40.0%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2009 FT

3

0.0%

33.3%

33.3%

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2010 FT

12

8.3%

8.3%

 

Electronics Technology

AAS

Fall 2011 FT

 

 

 

 



  • "Program" information is based on Dickerson's concept of a "program" as expending resoruces and is linked to courses owned by a program from TracDat
  • Graduation rates are based on Fall new students(full time) cohorts that are tracked at 100%, 150%, and 200%
  • Retention rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following fall semester
  • Persistence rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester

Program Review (Pohnpei Campus)

AP Full Official:AAS ElectronicsTechnology

Campus: Pohnpei Campus

Completed by: Nelchor T. Permitez

AP Review Submission Date: March 2014

AR Review Cycle: 2012-2013

  1. Program Mission

    The Electronic Technology Program will provide much needed vocational and technical training to all the Nation’s States. Its primary purpose is to provide students with marketable entry-level skills in the electronic industry or any related field/career. The program qualifies students to take external licensure, vendor-based, or skill standards examinations in the field. If standardized external exams are not available in the field of study, the program prepares students at skill levels expected of employees in an occupation found in the workforce. The academic and technical coursework will also prepare students to pursue advanced training in the area at higher institution.

  2. Program Goals

    Its aim is to make student successful in the field of applied electronics science and technology and become competent in servicing and troubleshooting of electronic circuits and devices.

  3. Program History

    The program was created by recommendations of Pohnpei Campus Advisory Council to offer a certificate of achievement (COA) in electronics to train local students to acquire skills in maintaining and repairing of electronic equipment and devices which was a needed skill in the community and the local workforce.

    Milestones:

    • 1999 - The first course was offered with five students.
    • 2000 - One full time instructor was recruited to assist in designing curriculum and offer courses
    • 2001- Additional instructor was recruited and enrollment increased to 12 students
    • 2003 - Substantive change report to WASC was approved to extend COA in Electronics to include Advanced Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Technology. Commenced the use of computer assisted instruction (NIDA) to improve course delivery
    • 2004 - First AAS degree graduates
    • 2005 - Modified Fiber Optic course to be in compliance with the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) standards.
    • 2006 - Modified courses in the Electronic Technology program to improve coursework with more hands-on training on actual equipment and devices. A course on personal computer repair was created using the standards of Cisco Networking Academy. A course on video systems and product servicing was created to improve students’ skills in maintaining and repairing video systems, including TV and monitor, VCR, DVD, and other related devices. A course on business machines servicing was created to improve students’ skills in maintaining and repairing office equipment such as printers, copy machines, cash registers, and other related equipment.
    • 2008 - Currently working on course modifications to improve quality and course delivery based on recommendations from program/course assessment. Course modifications include the introduction of wireless systems, radio communication equipment servicing, and audio systems servicing.
    • 2012 - Establish the TECHNO club for the student in support to their hands-on training and advancement in electronics field.
    • 2013 - Started the Electronics Repair shop which supplement the VEE 224 and VEE 225 courses to enhance service, troubleshooting and repair skills of the students in consumer electronics systems and business machine.
    • 2014 - The program were able to produce electronics signage for other CTE program in Pohnpei campus which is display the program to the community and serve as a marker.

  4. Program Descriptions

    Maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying electronics equipment and systems is the base for a career as a technician in this high-tech field. The computer and information technologies are driving the need for more maintenance and repair services. The academic course work, technical skills training and practical experience available in this program prepare the student for positions within the industry. Training on and with the state of the art computer aided instruction system at COM-FSM will provide the technical edge needed in today’s telecommunications industry. Embedded within the program are three separate exit points, Certificate of Achievement in Electronics Engineering Technology, Advance Certificate in Electronics Technology and the Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology. Figure 1, show the entry and exit points for electronics program.

  5. Program Admission Requirements

    The admission requirements for ET programs follow the same the admission requirements for all certificates of achievement programs as offered by the College in which students must complete high school education or equivalence to enter in either program.

    Students must be admitted into degree programs based on the results of the College of Micronesia-FSM Entrance Exam (COMET) to further their studies into the Advanced Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree. Students who are admitted into the programs as certificate bound status must change their status to degree bound by retaking and passing the COMET into the degree programs.

  6. Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

    Certificate of Achievement in Electronic Engineering Technology

    General Education Requirements................................................15credits
    Mathematics (8)
    MS 104 Technical Math I (4)
    MS 106 Technical Math II (4)
    Computer Applications (3 credits)
    CA 100 Computer Literacy (3)
    Natural Science (4 credits)
    Any Science with lab: [preferably SC130 Physical Science]

    Technical Requirements................................................22credits
    VEE 103 Electronic Fundamentals I (3)
    VSP 121 Industrial Safety (1.5)
    VEE 100 Soldering and Mechanical Termination Techniques (1.5)
    VEM 110 Workshop Fabrications (3)
    VEE 104 Electronic Fundamentals II (4)
    VEE 110 Discrete Devices I (3)
    VEE 125 Electronic Circuits (3)
    VEE 135 Digital Electronics I (3)

    Total Requirements................................................37credits

    Advanced Certificate in Telecommunication Technology

    General Education Requirements ................................(3 credit)
    EN 123 Technical Communications (3)

    Technical Elective (2)
    (Student may choose any technical course subject to approval by division)
    VEE 250 Co-operative Education (2)
    VTE 281 Cellular Phone Repairs (3)
    Sub Total Requirements................................14 credits
    Certificate of Achievement ................................37 credits
    Total Requirements...................................51 credits

    Advanced Certificate in Electronic Technology

    General Education Requirements................................3 credits
    EN 123 Technical Communications (3)

    Technical Requirements................................ 12 credits
    VEE 223 PC Hardware & Software (4)
    VEE 222 Discrete Devices II (3)
    VEE 235 Digital Electronic II (3)

    Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology

    General Education Requirements..........................4 credits
    Humanities (3)
    Any course in art, music, history, language, philosophy (3)
    Physical Education (1)
    Any Physical Education course

    Technical Major Requirements............................11 credits VEE 224 Video Systems & Product Servicing (4)
    VEE 225 Business Machines & Servicing (4)
    VEE 240 Signal Processing (3)
    Sub Total Requirements............................ 15 credits
    Advanced Certificate in Electronic Technology............................ 52 credits

    Graduation Requirements................................ 67 credits

    Source: COM-FSM General Catalog



    Source: COM-FSM General Catalog

  7. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Course Fall 12 Spring 12 Fall 13 Spring 13
    VEE222 13 14 15 16
    VEE222 13 16 10 10
    VEE224   13   13
    VEE225   14   13
    VEE230 8   12 12
    VEE235 13   17  
    VEE240 15   11 14
    VEE250  /td>     13

    Table 1. AAS ET program courses and enrollment.

    The table 1, shows the courses for AAS ET and the number of students for each semester which form 1 section at Pohnpei campus for AY2012-2013. Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

  8. Program Faculty

    Full-time Faculty

    1. Nelchor Permitez- Associate Professor
      BSIE major in Electronics
      MIST, Philippines
      Master of Education (M.Ed.) major in Educational management
      MIST, Philippines
      Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) major in Educational management,
      EARIST, Philippines
    2. Gardner Edgar- Division Chairman, Assistant professor
      BS in Technology, Texas University
    3. Part Time Faculty

    4. Bradley Henry - PUC Supervisor

    Note: Faculty to Student Ratio: 1:15

  9. Program Indicators

    Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes of program courses

    Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses See appendix 1, The result shows the technical courses offered in AAS ET for AY2012-2013. Each have Course Student learning Outcome, Assessment strategies and Target & task, result and Improvement & follow-up.
    Assessment of program student learning outcomes See appendix 2, The result shows the AAS ET for AY2012-2013 Program Learning Outcome result divided into four column namely: Goal, Program student learning outcomes, Assessment strategies and Target & task, result and Improvement & follow-up.
    Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)
      Fa12 Sp12 Fa13 Sp13
    Number of students 59 52 48 49
    Ave credit enrolled 10.8 11.2 10.9 10.5
    Number of credits 167 206 195 260

    Table 2. AAS ET Program Enrollment

    The table 2, shows the number of students on AAS ET program for AY 2012-2013 fall and spring semester. Also the average credit enrolled for each semester including the number of credits.
    Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

    Average class size
    Program Term Section Enroll Max Enrollment EnrollRatio AvgClassSize
    AAS ET Fall 2012 8 160 89 55.6% 11.1
    AAS ET Fall 2013 7 138 78 56.5% 11.1
    AAS ET Spring 2012 5 88 59 67% 11.8
    AAS ET Spring 2013 7 117 81 69.2% 11.6

    Table 3. AAS ET Program section, enrollment ratio and average class size.
    The table 3, shows the AAS Electronic Technology 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 Students ABCorP% ABCDorP% W%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Fall 2011 130 90.0% 96.2% 1.5%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Fall 2012 95 88.4% 88.4% 3.2%%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Fall 2013 85 82.4% 90.6% 3.5%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Spring 2011 64 84.4% 90.6% 9.4%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Spring 2012 66 84.8% 86.4% 12.1%
    Electronic Technology (AAS) Spring 2013 86 88.4% 90.7% 5.8%

    Table 4. AAS EY Course Completion Rate.
    The table 4, shows the AAS ET course completion for each term from Fall – Spring 2011-2013, number of students, the percentage of students who got ABC or P grade, the number of students who got ABCD or P grade and the withdrawal percentage.

    Student persistence rate (semester to semester)
    Major Degree New FT Students 2011_3 Students 2012_1 Students 2012_3 Persistence Spring 2012 Retention Fall 2012
    Electronic Technology AAS 15 13 8 86.7%  
    Major Degree New FT Fall 2012 Persisted Spring 2013 Retented Fall 2013 Persistence Spring 2013 Retention Fall 2013
    Electronic Technology AAS 10 7 6 70.0%  

    Table 5. Student Persistence Data.
    Table 5, shows AAS ET persistence rate for Spring 2012 is 86.7% and for Spring 2013 is 70.0%.Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

    Student retention rate (Fall-to-Fall for two-year programs; Fall-to-Spring for one-year programs)
    Major Degree New FT Students 2011_3 Students 2012_1 Students 2012_3 Persistence Spring 2012 Retention Fall 2012
    Electronic Technology AAS 15 13 8   53.3%
    Major Degree New FT Fall 2012 Persisted Spring 2013 Retented Fall 2013 Persistence Spring 2013 Retention Fall 2013
    Electronic Technology AAS 10 7 6   60.0%

    Table 6. AAS ET Student Retention Data.
    Table 6, shows the retention rate of AAS ET for Fall 2012 is 53.3% and for Fall 2013 is 60.0%.Source COM-FSM website IRPO data.

    Success rates on licensing or certification exams (CTE, TP, Nursing, etc) Currently there is no certification or licensing exams in place in FSM however the courses are currently in process aligning the competency skills requirements to pass on Electronics Technician Association (ETA) in United States to meet the current industry standards set forth by the association.
    Graduation rate based on yearly number Graduation head count at COM_FSM PNI campus
      Fa12 SP12 FA13 SP13
    Number of students 8 1 9 5

    Table 7. Graduation head count at COM_FSM PNI campus.
    The table 7, shows that there were 8 students graduated in Fall 2012, 1 in Spring 2012, 9 in Fall 2013 and 5 students graduated in Spring 2013 for AAS ET in AY 2012-2013 .
    Source COM-FSM Pohnpei campus OAR.

    Student Seat Cost
    Fall 2012 Spring 20013 Summer 2013
    79 139 0

    Table 8. Student seat cost for AY 2012-2013
    Table 8, shows the seat cost of AAS ET. During summer 2013 the seat cost is zero because there is no course of the program offered.

    Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services NONE
    Students' satisfaction rate The division of technology and trade come up with its own student satisfaction rating form that will measure the satisfaction of the student in the program courses as instructors methodology, program materials, equipment acquired knowledge and learned skills.
    Using the four point Likert scale, 25 student respondents who evaluated the course offered in AAS ET the total computed mean rate is 3.8 which means satisfactory rating. Source AY2012-2013 students evaluation form.
    Alumni data From the 16 students graduate for AY2012-2013, 4 student pursue bachelors education in mainland and COM-FSM 12 are locally employed however not related to the program they finish which is consider as “underemployed”.
    Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey) High-tech service shop hired one of our student graduate and the head technician rate him satisfactory in the workplace for he knows how to follow instruction as assigned. However our graduate did not stay there for long for he find another job opportunity which is close to his house.
    Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC) The following regional schools offers same program on different nomenclature that of COM-FSM are as follows:

    PCC offers AAS General Electronics
    GCC handles Secondary CTE Program in electronics
    Hawaii Community College offers AAS in Electronics Technology
    Honolulu Community College offers Associate in Science (AS) Degree in the Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology program

    The program offerings of the regional institution does not have significant impact on the student in-flow and out-flow base on the trending of registration for AY 2012-2013. The graduate student usually pursue further education on these institution for bachelors degree. The program meet the regular average number of students for each course for each semester in AY 2012-2013.

    Transfer rate For AY 2012-2013, there is 1 recorded and track that pursue education to bachelors program at U.S. mainland and 3 to another AS degree program in COM-FSM.
  10. Analysis

    Findings:

    1. Program course enrollment.
      The program course enrollment according to the collected data the average result is 13 thus produce 3-4 sections per semester. The courses like VEE 222 and VEE 223 is being offered in succeeding semester (fall-spring-fall-spring).
    2. Course student learning outcome.
      In AAS ET there were eight (8) technical courses that need to take by a student to earn the degree. All of this courses the target is at least 70% of the student registered in the course must at least receive a grade of 70 or “C” or better as seen on TRACDAT generated report.
      The target is met for AY 2012-2013 and the turnout rate of the students who got a 70or “C” or better grade is above 70%.
    3. Program Student Learning Outcome.
      AAS ET have 6 PSLO each have a corresponding technical courses which fulfill each learning outcome to comply the program objective.
      The result base on the generated report from TRACDAT the 6 PSLO target was met accordingly.
    4. Program Enrollment.
      d.1 Historical enrollment pattern
      Based on the data gathered the enrollment for each semester for AY 2012-2013 Fall-Spring-Fall-spring semester the trending is high (59,52,48,49). d.2 Students Average credit in AAS ET.
      The recorded Student average credit for this program for AY 2012-2013 Fall –spring-fall-spring semester are 10.8, 11.2, 10.9 and 10.5.
    5. Average class size
      The average class size for AY2012-2013 varies from semester to semester are 11.1, 11.1, 11.8 and 11.6.
    6. Course completion rate.
      The data for AY2012-2013 completion rate for Fall-Spring-Fall-spring semester 88.4%,88.8%,82.4% and 88.4%.
    7. Persistence rate (semester to semester).
      Spring 2012 is 86.7% and Spring 2013 is 70.0% . The trend goes down by 16.7%.
    8. Retention rate (fall to fall)
      Fall 2012 is 53.3% and Fall 2013 is 60%. The trend goes up by 6.7%.
    9. Success rate on licensing or certification exam.
      The AAS ET program does not require the student to pass on licensing or certification exam given by the third party certification body to graduate however the courses on this program are being look after by the qualified professional instructor from time to time to meet the standards and competencies needed by the industry for them to be competitive and be able to pass on Electronics Technician Association( ETA) certification exam.
    10. Graduation rate.
      COM-FSM Pohnpei campus for AY 2012-2013 were able to produce 23 graduates for AAS ET. Source OAR COM-FSM Pohnpei.
    11. Seat Cost
    12. Cost of Duplicate or redundant courses, programs or dervices.
    13. Alumni rate.
      4 graduate of this program pursue to further their education and 12 are locally employed but not on the degree they finish. There are several alumni feedback telling that most of technical courses and general education courses of the AAS ET are not articulated in regional schools such as Hawaii and Guam.
    14. Employment data and employer feedback.
      1 graduate work at high-tech electronics and the feedback of the shop supervisor is satisfactory and 1 work in FSMTC whose performance is also outstanding as describe by his supervisor.
    15. Program Added or cancelled at regional institutions.
      PCC, HCC and GCC are the identified regional institutions offering the same program but their main focus is on computer and networking. COM-FSM offers electronics whose focus is on consumer electronics servicing, business machine servicing and computer maintenance. The regional institution charges the tuition fee by credit hour whereas COM-FSM charge by credit.
    16. Transfer rate.
      One graduate was track pursuing his studies for bachelors program at Guam University and the 3 others are still in COM-FSM taking another degree program.

    Recommendations:

    It is recommended the following strategy should be adopted to ensure the sustainability of AAS ET program and meet the industry demand for Electronics technician.

    1. 1. Modify VEE224 course by including flat screen panel (LCD,LED and Plasma) video equipment servicing.
    2. Remove the VEE 266 course as one of its elective course.
    3. Modify VEE100 course and include infra red (IR) soldering technique and ball grid array (BGA) soldering procedure.
    4. Modify the VEE 110, 125, 222 courses and include a comprehensive procedure on active and passive component testing procedure.
    5. Purchase NIDA cards for VEE240 hands-on experiment and new component tester and oscilloscope. Majority of the test equipments and generators in the workshop are shared by AAS ET and AAS TC are now more than 10 yrs old and need to be refurbish or change for most of it are already starting to show some error.
    6. It is also recommended that the technical courses and general education courses must be revisit and benchmark to that of Honolulu community college ( HCC) and Guam Community College (GCC) for alignment of credits hours and articulation purpose supposing the student wants to pursue further their education on this regional accredited schools, courses taken in AAS ET can be credited.
    7. The suggested course offering in the catalog must be strictly followed unless otherwise that the student is graduating for consideration.
    8. AAS-ET is one of the popular program in the CTE but was not able to accommodate students due to limited instructor. To increase the number of courses offered on each semester and likewise increase the revenue of the program, it is recommended that new teaching personnel must be hire or give overload to the existing instructor to handle the courses needed by the students.
    9. If adjunct instructor is hire or may be a volunteer instructor is invited to teach a course in the program their relevant education, experience and skills must be screen thoroughly to not jeopardize the quality of the AAS ET PLO's and SLO's.
    10. The tuition fee by credit currently followed by COM-FSM should be change to tuition fee charge to credit hours through this approach the return of investment of the program that has a laboratory or workshop hour in their courses is compensated accordingly like the other institution in the region which charges their tuition fee by a credit hour and not by the credit.
    11. It is also suggested that the division of trade and technology be institutionalized so it will have an independent budget to runs its programs much effectively most specially in purchasing its resources for training and instruction to fulfill the PSLO's and CSLO'S instead of clinging its budget to Pohnpei campus instructional division.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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