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Dental Assisting / Medical Assisting / EMT

Early Childhood Education / Nursing

College Learning Outcomes:

  1. Written, Oral and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
  2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
  3. Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  4. Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives and investigate ways to resolve it.
  5. Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.

Links to each sub-section

Dental Assisting: CTE_H_Dental
Early Childhood Education: CTE_H_ECE
Medical Assisting/EMT: CTE_H_MEDA
Nursing: CTE_H_NE

List of degrees and certificates in each area

Dental Assisting: A.S., Transfer, Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood Education: A.S., Transfer, Certificate of Achievement and Skills Certificates
Medical Assisting: A.S., Certificate of Achievement and Skills Certificates
EMT: Skills Certificate
Nursing: A.S., Transfer and Skills Certificates


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First: Please rank on a scale of 1 to 5 (5=high) - how important each of these general outcomes are to the various parts of their areas in a matrix as follows:

Effective
Communication


Scientific or
Quantitative
Reasoning


Critical
Thinking


Problem
Solving


Information
Literacy

Dental Assisting














Early Childhood Education














Emergency Medical Technician














Medical Assisting














Nursing





























Dental Assisting

NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?
Program Review 2007:
Program Review 2009-2010:

The SLOs for students enrolled in the dental assisting program are:
  • Chair-side skills of the dental assistant. These skills include assisting the dentist, sterilization, and dental x-rays.
  • Management skills of the dental practice. These skills include:
    • dental reception functions, recalls, accounts receivable, accounts payable, appointment control, supplies and inventory control, written and oral communication, dental insurance processing and dental ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Registered Dental Licensure Preparation to pass the State examination. These skills include the duties for the dental assistant and registered dental assistant, fabrication of provisional temporary crowns and bridges, and temporary restorations as allowed by the State Dental Practice Act under the Board of Dental Examiners and regulated by Committee on Dental Auxiliaries.
  • Gainful employment in a dental related field. This may include be no limited to General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Public Health Clinics, Endodontics or Oral Surgery.

--- Dental Assisting Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?

In our department, we teach students to approach solving problems by providing competency-based education that instills the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a Registered Dental Assistant.

Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.




Early Childhood Education

NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?
Program Review 2007:
Program Review 2009-2010:


In our discipline we teach students to approach problem solving based on child development principles that demonstrate competency to faciliate learning for children, birth to age eight.
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to:
  • Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.
  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  • Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  • Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
  • Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge and commitment to the EC/CD profession.

--- Discipline Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?

In our department, we teach students to approach solving problems based on child development principles that demonstrate competency to facilitate learning for children, birth to age eight.

Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.





Medical Assisting/EMT

NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?
Program Review 2007:
Program Review 2009-2010:


In our department we teach students to approach solving problems by relying on a thorough understanding of the theoretical aspects of medical assisting and proficiency in clinical skills and procedures in a medical setting.
  • Students will be able to perform basic clinical skills in order to perform competently in a medical office and laboratory.
  • Students will be able to use critical thinking in applying the medical assisting and phlebotomy process in the medical office setting, labs, and in a variety of settings.
  • Students will be able to apply effective written, verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with patients, families and other members of the health care team.
  • Be familiar with community resources to assist families in need.
  • Safely and accurately perform procedures in a medical setting.
  • Instruct and educate patients and families effectively.
  • Practice within the ethical and legal scope of professional medical assisting and phlebotomy.
  • Use good judgement, professional dress,patient's privacy rights, and practice cultural sensitivity at all times.

--- Discipline Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?

In our department, we teach students to approach solving problems by relying on a thorough understanding of the theoretical aspects of medical assisting and proficiency in clinical skills and procedures in a medical setting.

Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.






Nursing

NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?
Program Review 2007:
Program Review 2009-2010:


  1. Demonstrate caring that acknowledges worth and dignity of all individuals, through a skillful use of interpersonal processes and therapeutic nursing interventions.
  2. Use critical thinking in applying the nursing process in a variety of settings to assist clients to promote, maintain, and restore optimal wellness, or provide support during the dying process.
  3. Perform therapeutic nursing interventions competently, applying knowledge of culture and human development.
  4. Apply teaching-learning principles in teaching and evaluating learning with clients, families, and members of the nursing care team.
  5. Apply effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication techniques in interactions with client(s) and members of the health care team.
  6. Manage care for a group of clients, prioritizing, delegating and coordinating aspects of care and maximizing use of available resources while assuring quality and safety.
  7. Practice within the ethical and legal scope of professional nursing, maintaining political awareness and a commitment to lifelong learning.

--- Discipline Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?
In our department, we teach students to approach solving problems by using critical thinking in applying the nursing process in a variety of settings to assist clients in promoting, maintaining, and restoring wellness, or to provide support during the dying process.
SLOs for Critical Thinking in Nursing:


Emergency Medical Technician:

Program Review 2009-2010:

Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.