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CSM Program Objectives & ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Program Outcomes and their Associated Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Outcome Number 1

Students will apply an understanding of construction fundamentals.

  • SLO 4 - Create construction project cost estimates.
  • SLO 5 - Create construction project schedules.

Outcome Number 2

Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction processes.

  • SLO 7 - Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • SLO 8 - Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.

Outcome Number 3

Students will apply effective communication skills.

  • SLO 1 - Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • SLO 2 - Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.

Outcome Number 4

Students will understand project risk management and project control processes.

  • SLO 13 - Understand construction risk management.
  • SLO 16 - Understand construction project control processes.

Outcome Number 5

Students will demonstrate strong leadership, management and teamwork skills

  • SLO 9 - Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • SLO 12 - Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.

Outcome Number 6

Students will apply modern technology to solve construction related problems.

  • SLO 10 - Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • SLO 11 - Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.

Outcome Number 7

Students will recognize and apply high professional practices, sustainability and ethical standards.

  • SLO 6 - Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • SLO 18 - Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.

Outcome Number 8

Students will demonstrate an understanding and application of construction building systems.

  • SLO 19 - Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • SLO 20 - Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Outcome Number 9

Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction business fundamentals.

  • SLO 14 - Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • SLO 17 - Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.

Outcome Number 10

Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety plans and quality assurance protocols.

  • SLO 3 - Create a construction project safety plan.
  • SLO 15 - Understand construction quality assurance and control.

ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3.  Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi- disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Bloom’s Taxonomy is commonly used in education to indicate the level of learning to take place, with “Create” being the highest and “Remembering” being the lowest level of learning. See list below:

Blooms Revised Taxonomy

Creating:

Students are producing new ideas or products that integrate the knowledge they have gained. When students are involved in creating new artifacts, they are actively engaged in the subject matter.

Evaluating:

Students are asked to judge an idea. This may involve predicting, experimenting, critiquing, or making an argument from evidence.

Analyzing:

Students begin to develop higher order thinking. They may be asked to compare and contrast or take concept and break it into parts to explore the relationships.

Applying:

Students begin to put the information they are learning into context. Here they are able to integrate ideas across multiple situations, or utilize the content in a new way.

Understanding:

Students demonstrate that they understand the content by explaining, summarizing, classifying, or translating the given information.

Remembering:

Students do very little with the information they are learning. They may be asked to recall, list, or name an idea or concept.