Program - When a student completes a program or a series of classes (English sequence, Math sequence, certificate programs, etc), what are the observable and measurable “things” a student can do? These outcomes will help students be workforce or transfer ready.
Program Learning Outcomes (sequence of classes) - Specific and measurable statements of what exiting/graduating students should know and be able to do.
Course Outcome vs. Program Outcome
An Analogy - leaves on a tree represent individual courses or course learning outcomes. These leaves are attached to branches, which represent the programs or program learning outcomes. These branches are attached to the tree's trunk, representing the institution level learning outcomes. The trunk is grounded by the roots, representing the institutions' core values that are at the core of everything we do to serve the diverse needs of West Valley communities.
College Algebra (Course) - Students will be able to determine the most appropriate tools/techniques to solve a particular problem.
Mathematics (Program) - Students will be able to implement appropriate problem solving strategies.
Mathematics (Institutional) - Quantitative Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Criminal Justice (Course) - Students will be able to document vehicular police-related activities through effective report writing.
Criminal Justice (Program) - Upon completion of the program, students will be able to document any police-related activity through effective report writing.
Criminal Justice (Institutional) - Written communication