Program Review-Electronic Engineering Technology

AP Full Official:Certificate of Achievement in Electronic Engineering Technology-YC

Campus: Yap Campus

Completed by: Joy Guarin

AP Review Submission Date:March 31, 2014

AR Review Cycle: 2012-2013

  1. Program Goals

    At the completion of the program, students will competently be able to::

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the work place.
    2. Use electronics tool and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronic projects to a given specification.

  2. Program History

    Certificate of Achievement in Electronics Engineering Technology is approved for implementation in 1998 (COM-FSM catalog). In spring of 2007, the program started at Yap campus with 16 students.

  3. Program Descriptions

    Electronics Technology program offers academic course work, technical skills training and practical experience to prepare the students for positions in the Electronic industry..

  4. Program Admission Requirements

    Electronics Technology program offers academic course work, technical skills training and practical experience to prepare the students for positions in the Electronic industry.

  5. Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

    Preparatory Courses (by placement)

            General Education Requirements:....................15 credits

    MS 104 Technical Math 1 (4)
    MS 106 Technical Math II (4)
    CA 100 Computer Literacy (3)
    Any Science with Lab (4)

            Technical Requirements:....................22 credits

    VSP 121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronic (1.5)
    VEE 100 Soldering and Mechanical Techniques (1.5)
    VEM 110 Workshop Fabrication and Power Tool Skills (3)
    VEE 103 Electronic Fundamentals (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....................37 credits

  6. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Program Enrollment
    Spring 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Fall 2013 Total
    14 30 28 2 25 25 5 25 147

    Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Total Average Number of Students/Semester
    28 25 25 25 103 26

    * Average enrollment per semester is 26.

    Number of Sections, Course enrollment
    Course Number Number of Section Course Enrollment Semester
    MS 106 1 18 Spring 2012
    VEE 104 1 19 Spring 2012
    VEE 135 1 19 Spring 2012
    VEM 110 1 18 Spring 2012
    MS 104 1 11 Fall 2012
    VEE 100 1 14 Fall 2012
    VEE 103 1 14 Fall 2012
    VEE 110 1 11 Fall 2012
    VEE 125 1 11 Fall 2012
    VSP 121 1 13 Fall 2012
    MS 106 1 9 Spring 2013
    VEE 104 1 12 Spring 2013
    VEE 135 1 12 Spring 2013
    VEM 110 1 12 Spring 2013
    MS 104 1 10 Fall 2013
    VEE 100 1 17 Fall 2013
    VEE 103 1 18 Fall 2013
    VEE 110 1 18 Fall 2013
    VEE 125 1 5 Fall 2013
    VSP 121 1 5 Fall 2013

    * 2 courses out of 20 or 10% had students below 10.


  7. Program Faculty

    Name of Faculty FullTime/Parttime Degrees Held Rank Course To Teach
    1. Raymond Permitez Full Time MA Elect. Technology BSIE Electricity Assistant Professor Gen Ed. requirements and Technical Requirements
    Faculty student ratio for the program For 2012-2013
    Name of Faculty Number of Students Faculty Student Ratio
    1 11.25 1:11
  8. Program Indicators

    1. Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    Table 1. Fall 2012
    Course No. Instructor Name No. of Students Enrolled No. of stu-dents with "W" No. of Students Successful of SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10
    MS 104 Raymond Permitez 11 3 8 8 8 8 8 8        
    VEE 100 Raymond Permitez 14 0 14 14 14 14 14          
    VEE 103 Raymond Permitez 14 1 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13    
    VEE 110 Raymond Permitez 11 0 10 10 8 8 11 11        
    VEE 125 Raymond Permitez 11 3 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8    
    VSP 121 Raymond Permitez 13 0 13 13 13 13 13          
    Table3. Spring 2013
    Course No. Instructor Name No. of Students Enrolled No. of stu-dents with "W" No. of Students Successful of SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10
    MS 106 Raymond Permitez 9 0 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
    VEE 104 Raymond Permitez 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
    VEE 135 Raymond Permitez 12 1 11 11 11 11 11 11        
    VEM 110 Raymond Permitez 12 1 11 11 11 11 11 11        
    Table3. Fall 2013
    Course No. Instructor Name No. of Students Enrolled No. of stu-dents with "W" No. of Students Successful of SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10
    MS 104 Raymond Permitez 10 1 9 9 9 9 9 9        
    VEE 100 Raymond Permitez 17 0 17 17 17 17 17          
    VEE 103 Raymond Permitez 18 1 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17    
    VEE 110 Raymond Permitez 18 1 17 17 17 17 17 17        
    VEE 125 Raymond Permitez 5 0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5    
    VEE 121 Raymond Permitez 17 0 17 17 17 17 17          

    2.Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    Assessment Report Summary (Yap Campus)

    What we looked at:
    The Electronic Engineering Technology Certificate Program assessment focused on PSLOs 1 and 2. Listed below are the results for each of the PSLOs.

    What we found:

    • PSLO#1: Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.

      Task name: Apply safety procedures when using electronic testing equipment.
      Task description: During practical exercises (using oscilloscope & frequency counter to measure voltage and frequency of an AC waveform), students were assessed on their performances.
      Result: 12 out of 12 or 100% of students achieved a grade of 79.1% during Spring 2013 in related course VEE 104.

      Task name: Use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
      Task description: During practical exercises (soldering and cable fabrication), students are assessed on the use of PPE as observed by instructors.
      Result: 14 out of 14 or 100% of students achieved a grade of 83% during Fall 2012. 17 out of 17 or 100% of students achieved a grade of 85% during Fall 2013 under related course VEE 100.

    • PSLO #2: Use electronic tools and test equipment competently
      Task name: Use of testing equipment (digital & analog multi-meter)
      Task description: During practical exercises, students’ competencies are assessed by instructors
      Result: 13 out of 13 students achieved a grade of 80.3% during Fall 2012 under the related course VEE 103.
      Result: 17 out of 17 students achieved a grade of 84% during Fall 2013 under related course VEE 103.


      Task name: Use of testing equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter)
      Task description: During practical exercises, students' competencies are assessed by instructors
      Result: 12 out of 12 or 100% of students achieved a grade of 79.1% during Spring 2013 in related course VEE 104.

    What we are planning to work on:

    • Include proper footwear and attire as part of the course requirements in the course syllabus
    • Modify course to increase more practice on the use of oscilloscope, frequency counter, and function generator.
    • Recruit more degree-bound students into the program.
    • Develop a course sequence that allows students to complete math, science, and English before taking technical courses.

    Recommendations for students:

    • Electronic has a strong foundation in math and science. Therefore, in order to be very successful in the program, students must have a solid foundation in math and science.
    • The nature of the program dictates how the students will conduct themselves. If you are studying to become an electronic technician or future engineer, you must dress and behave like one.
    • Practice is the best way to quickly learn a skill. It is recommended for students to seek every possible opportunity to apply learned skills and develop a passion in devices, equipment, and tools of the trade.

    Recommendations for students:

    • Electronic has a strong foundation in math and science. Therefore, in order to be very successful in the program, students must have a solid foundation in math and science.
    • The nature of the program dictates how the students will conduct themselves. If you are studying to become an electronic technician or future engineer, you must dress and behave like one.
    • Practice is the best way to quickly learn a skill. It is recommended for students to seek every possible opportunity to apply learned skills and develop a passion in devices, equipment, and tools of the trade.

    What we are planning to work on:
    To continue improve on the post test scores by an item analysis of all the questions given in the pre-test by the instructor with the purpose of identifying what topics the students need to know more. These topics should be given emphasis during the lecture. Item analysis workshop can be scheduled before the start of the semester.

    Recommendations for students:
    Attend class regularly and be responsible for their own learning. Communicate course concerns with their instructors.

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

    Table 1A. Enrollment patterns by major
    Term No.of Enrolled Students(Yap) Overall number of students enrolled (Chuuk,Pohnpei and Yap) Percentage(%)
    Spring 2012 28 83 34%
    Fall 2012 25 78 32%
    Spring 2013 25 66 38%
    Fall 2013 25 65 38.5%
    Average 26 73  
    Table 1B. Enrollment of the program as compared to the total enrollment of Yap campus
    Term No.of Enrolled Students(Yap) Total enrollment of YAP campus Percentage(%)
    Spring 2012 28 221 12.7%
    Fall 2012 25 227 11%
    Spring 2013 25 187 13.4%
    Fall 2013 25 195 13%
    Average 26 207.5 12.5%
    Table 2 Credits by major
    Term Number of Credits of Enrolled students(Yap) Overall number of credits enrolled (Chuuk,Pohnpei and Yap) Percentage(%)
    Spring 2012 334 867.5 38.5%
    Fall 2012 279 772 36%
    Spring 2013 266 637 41.7%
    Fall 2013 276 636.5 43.3%
    Average 289 728.25  

    4.Average Class Size

    Table 1 Average class size
    Term Section Enroll/Max Enrollment EnrollRatio(3/2) AvgClassSize(3/1)
    Spring 2012 4 85 74 87% 18.5
    Fall 2012 6 125 74 59% 12.3
    Spring 2013 4 85 45 53% 11.3
    Fall 2013 6 125 85 68% 14.2
    Average         14

    *General Average Class Size is 14.


    5.Course completion rate

    Table 1. Spring 2012 Completion Rate per Course
    Course No. Instructor Name No.of Students Enrolled No.of Students with "W" Number of Students with a grade of F Number of students completed the course Completion rate(6/3)
    MS 106 Raymond Permitez 18 0 0 18 100%
    VEE 104 Raymond Permitez 19 0 0 19 100%
    VEE 135 Raymond Permitez 19 0 0 19 100%
    VEM 110 Raymond Permitez 18 0 0 18 100%
    Total Average Rate   74 0 0 74 100%

    Table 2. Fall 2012 Completion Rate per Course
    Course No. Instructor Name No.of Students Enrolled No.of Students with "W" Number of Students with a grade of F Number of students completed the course Completion rate(6/3)
    MS 104 Raymond Permitez 11 3 0 8 73%
    VEE 100 Raymond Permitez 14 0 0 14 100%
    VEE 103 Raymond Permitez 14 1 0 13 93%
    VEE 110 Raymond Permitez 11 0 0 11 100%
    VEE 125 Raymond Permitez 11 3 0 8 73%
    VSP 121 Raymond Permitez 13 0 0 13 100%
    Total Average Rate   74 7 0 67 90%

    Table 3. Spring 2013 Completion Rate per Course
    Course No. Instructor Name No.of Students Enrolled No.of Students with "W" Number of Students with a grade of F Number of students completed the course Completion rate(6/3)
    MS 106 Raymond Permitez 9 0 0 9 100%
    VEE 104 Raymond Permitez 12 0 0 12 100%
    VEE 135 Raymond Permitez 12 1 0 11 92%
    VEM 110 Raymond Permitez 12 1 0 11 92%
    Total Average Rate   45 2 0 43 96%

    Table 5. Fall 2013 Completion Rate per Course
    Course No. Instructor Name No.of Students Enrolled No.of Students with "W" Number of Students with a grade of F Number of students completed the course Completion rate(6/3)
    MS 104 Raymond Permitez 10 1 0 9 90%
    VEE 100 Raymond Permitez 17 0 0 17 100%
    VEE 103 Raymond Permitez 18 1 0 17 94%
    VEE 110 Raymond Permitez 18 1 0 17 94%
    VEE 125 Raymond Permitez 5 0 0 5 100%
    VSP 121 Raymond Permitez 17 0 0 17 100%
    Total Average Rate   85 3 0 82 96.3%

    *General average completion rate for the 4 semesters- 96%
    *Rate of students with W- 4.3%; Rate of students with a grade of F- 0%; General completion rate- 96%


    6. Student persistence rate (semester to semester)

    Persistence rate is based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester.
    Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2012 Same students, Spring 2013 Persistence Rate (%)
    6 5 83%

    Note: 2 are part time in Spring 2013


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

    Retention rate is based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following the spring semester
    Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2012 Same students, Fall 2013 Retention Rate(%)
    6 5 83%

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

    N/A

    9. Graduation rate based on yearly number

    Term Number of Graduates
    Spring 2012 2
    Fall 2012 6
    Spring 2013 2
    Fall 2013 0
    Total 10

    * 3 terms, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 with graduates . Average number of graduates is 3.


    10.Students seat cost

    At the present tuition rate of $105 per credit the total seat cost per student completing this program is $3,885. The table below shows detailed information.

    Classes Credits CPC CPC Lab Fee
    MS 104 4 $105 $420  
    MS 106 4 $105 $420  
    CA 100 3 $105 $315  
    Any Science with lab 4 $105 $420 $25
    VSP 121 1.5 $105 $157.5  
    VEE 100 1.5 $105 $157.5  
    VEM 110 3 $105 $315  
    VEE 103 3 $105 $315  
    VEE 104 4 $105 $420  
    VEE 110 3 $105 $315  
    VEE 125 3 $105 $315  
    VEE 135 3 $105 $315  
    Total 37   $3885 $25

    Note: CPC- Cost Per Credit; Cost Per Student

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

    None

    12. Students' satisfaction rate

    A survey was conducted on teachers behaviors for each class at the end of every semester. There were 15 items in the survey and students were asked to rate each class according to these items on a scale of 1 to 5; 1 being never , 2 is rarely, 3 as sometimes, 4 is usually and 5 being always.

    The following are the items used in the survey
    1-Keeps regular schedule every class day. 2-Shows interest in the subject. 3-Gives individual help as needed 4-Avails self for student conference.5- Welcomes questions, suggestions, and discussions from students 6- Shows interest and respect for students.7- Helps the students in meeting individual learning needs.8- Uses classroom/lab time fully 9-Provides clear directions for assignments and instruction. 10-Grades fairly.11- Makes the purpose of the course clear. 12-Talks clearly and at an easy-to-follow speed.13- Paces the lessons well with activity as well as lecture. 14 Makes the course interesting.15- Textbook was appropriate and helpful.

    Students' Satisfaction Survey Results(Weighted Means)Legend:

    N-Number of students; AWM Average Weighted Mean; D-Descriptive Equivalent; U-Usually; A-Always

    The table below shows detailed information on the students' satisfaction survey during Fall 2012.

    Fall 2012
    Class N 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 AWM D
    VEE 103 11 4.9 5 5 4.8 4.7 5 5 4.8 4.8 4.9 5 4.9 5 4.8   4.9 A
    VEE 100 10 4.8 4.9 5 4.8 5 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6   4.8 A
    VEE 110 8 5 5 5 4.9 5 5 4.9 5 5 5 5 4.6 5 4.9   5 A
    VEE 104 12 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.9 5 4.9 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7   4.7 A
    VEE 125 6 5 4.5 5 4.5 5 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.7 4.2 4.3 4.7 4.3   4.5 A

    General weighted Mean 4.08
    Descriptive Equivalent   Always


    Spring 2013
    Class N 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 AWM D
    VEE 135 8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 5 4.6 4.5 5 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.6 3 4.78 A
    MS 106 7 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.7 5 4.9 5 4.7 4.7 5 5 4.9 5 4.4 3 4.83 A
    VEE 104 8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.6 5 4.9 5 4.8 4.8 4.8 3 4.8 A
    VEM 110 8 4.9 4.9 5 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.9 5 4.9 4.9 4.6 3 4.84 A

    General weighted Mean 4.8
    Descriptive Equivalent   Always

    Fall 2013
    Class N 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 AWM D
    VEE 103 16 4.7 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.7 3.1 4.5 A
    VEE 100 11 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.7 4 4 4.5 4.5 3.6 4.4 A
    VEE 110 11 4.5 4.5 4.5 4 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.7 4 3.9 4.1 4.1 3 4.35 A
    MS 104 13 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.5 3.9 4.6 A
    VEE 125 4 5 5 5 4.8 5 5 5 4.8 5 5 5 4.8 5 4.8 4.5 4.94 A
    VSP 121 11 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.7 3.9 4.2 4.6 4.5 3.3 4.5 A

    General weighted Mean 4.6
    Descriptive Equivalent   Always


    13. Alumni data

    N/A

    14. Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

    Graduates
    Graduate Number Working Location In School? Location
    1       In States
    1       In States
    2 no   yes GCC
    3 no idea      
    4 Yes Drops of Life-Yap    
    5 Yes Military    
    6 Yes Military    
    7 No   No  
    8 No   No  
    9 No idea      
    10 No idea      

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

    None

    16. Transfer Rate

    None

  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.

    1. Average enrollment per semester is 26.
    2. 2 courses out of 20 or 10% had students below 10.
    3. One teacher teaching the program major courses.
    4. Faculty student ratio of 1:11.
    5. . 100% completion of Course Level Assessment during Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Fall 2013.
    6. 2 out of 4 PLOs were assessed.
    7. Enrollment pattern is 25 and up enrollees every semester or an average of 26. As compared to the average enrollment of Yap Campus per semester it is 12.3%.
    8. Credits by major is 289 credits.
    9. General Average Class Size is 14.
    10. General average completion rate for the 4 semesters is 96%
    11. Rate of students with W- 4.3%; Rate of students with a grade of F- 0%; General completion rate- 96%
    12. 3 terms, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 with graduates . Average number of graduates is 3.
    13. Persistence rate of 83%.
    14. Retention Rate of 83%.
    15. Faculty was rated “Always” in all the courses taught based on the computed General Weighted Meaning on selected behaviors of the instructor.

    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.

    1. For students to finish the program, they have to enroll every semester so as not to wait another year for the offering of the subject missed. In this way they can finish their program on the scheduled timeline.
    2. Have a criteria in selecting students to enroll in the program, like grade on math/science (High School) be at least 80% or B.
    3. The following are the suggestions/recommendations from the Course Level Assessments

      VSP 121 Industrial Safety-The course needs to be modified for the inclusion of more hands on component and the time must be increased to reach the mastery competency level.
      VEE 125 Electronics Circuit-The course needs to be modified for the inclusion of more hands on component and the time must be increased to reach the mastery competency level.
      VEE 110 Discrete Device 1-The course needs to be modified for the inclusion of more hands on component and the time must be increased to reach the mastery competency level.
      VEE 103 Electronics Fundamentals 1--The course needs to be modified for the inclusion of more hands on component and the time must be increased to reach the mastery competency level.
      VEE 100 Soldering and Mechanical Termination Techniques (SMTT)-Integrate this course with the other electronics courses outline and increase the time frame for the course and include the modern method of soldering such as surface mount devices (SMD), and the use of hot air technique in soldering. Need to purchase hot air soldering station and its consumable materials.

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