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Autotech

  1. 1. Automotive Technology Executive Summary of Program Review 11 May 2004
  2. 2. Overview of program <ul><li>Part 1: Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Populations Served </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: to provide entry-level skills, continuing education opportunities, and certificate options </li></ul><ul><li>Populations served: high school and college students, and working technicians </li></ul>
  3. 3. Courses within the program <ul><li>Part 3: Curriculum History </li></ul><ul><li>Part 4: Course Scheduling and Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Part 5: Curriculum Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Technology students gain skills for an in-demand trade </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum is up-to-date and reviewed regularly for opportunities for quality improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Courses are offered in a staggered rotation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Instruction in the program <ul><li>Part 6: Personnel Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Part 7: Faculty/Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Technology faculty members: </li></ul><ul><li>Bring years of practical experience to the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to provide optimal instruction in the discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in continual professional development </li></ul>
  5. 5. Program stability <ul><li>Part 8: Enrollment Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Part 9: Student Performance and Completion </li></ul><ul><li>High school student enrollment is high and stable in day classes </li></ul><ul><li>All classes have a relatively low attrition rate and a relatively high success rate (Fall 2001) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facilities and finances <ul><li>Part 10: Facilities and Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Part 11: Financial Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the College’s continued support of the Program, equipment is up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled Phase 2 construction will provide industry-standard dedicated facilities </li></ul><ul><li>The Program consistently generates revenue for the College through apportionment dollars </li></ul>
  7. 7. Opportunities for improvement <ul><li>Part 12: Department Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations for remediation include: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing instruction for working technicians seeking preparation for certification </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing with scheduled Phase 2 construction </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing to support vocational students via the scholarship fund </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strengths <ul><li>Part 13: Department Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Participating students are prepared for certification and entry-level employment in the trade </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty have a record of carefully sequencing courses to insure program completion </li></ul><ul><li>The Program supports students wishing to continue with technical education, giving almost $7000 in scholarships last year </li></ul>
  9. 9. Success in the community <ul><li>The Automotive Technology program has has a proven record of providing students with opportunities to develop practical skills. The following photos illustrate tangible successes of students in the program. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>Some class time is dedicated to traditional rather than hands-on instruction. Student Chris Faulkner working on a Tuesday. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. Students working on the engine. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. Engine built. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>460 Ford Boat Engine project. Engine running on stand. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>400 Chevy Engine rebuild project. Students ran engine on a stand, resealing it before installing in a Chevy S-10 truck. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>A student’s ’73 Mustang that the class built an engine for raised on a new 10,000 pound hoist that will be relocated to the main campus at the completion of Phase 2 construction. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>Students servicing a parent’s truck. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>Students servicing a parent’s truck. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>Students turning front brake rotors on a Toyota 4-Runner using on-board brake lathe. The Automotive Technology program has the only on-board brake lathe in town. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>The Automotive Technology program’s Colorado River Fair display, including the boat engine the class built. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>The Automotive Technology program’s Colorado River Fair display, including three new machines: transmission flush, gasoline injector cleaner, and diesel injector cleaner </li></ul>
  24. 24. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>1997 Chevy truck donated for Automotive Technology’s scholarship fund </li></ul>
  25. 25. Automotive Technology projects <ul><li>Natural gas 1998 Honda Civic with only 1,100 miles donated to PVC Auto class. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions?

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