- Compare and contrast basic theories, concepts, and terminology used in horticulture.
- Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable horticultural practices.
- Demonstrate skill in the use of equipment, tools, environmental controls, and computers as they relate to the horticultural field.
- Perform basic landscape design, construction, and maintenance techniques needed to execute residential and commercial landscape projects.
- Identify common landscape plants for the Midwest (Illinois) and describe their cultural needs.
- Diagnose plant disease and pest problems, and recommend management options.
- Explain basic plant growth principles and how they relate to the propagation, production, use, and maintenance of landscape plant materials.
- Identify and practice safety, environmental protection, workplace ethics, and leadership skills in the horticultural workplace.
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Program
- Troubleshoot heating and cooling system problems.
- Identify safety procedures when working with heating and cooling systems.
- Evaluate measurable pressures, saturation temperatures, sub-cooling and superheat factors.
- Identify components that are used to make up heating and cooling systems for homes and commercial use.
- Identify components and wiring to compare logic and schematic drawings to trace electrical voltages for successful circuit analysis.
- Determine heat gain/loss based upon enthalpy, air flow and needs of structures.
Automotive Technology Program
- Demonstrate safe work habits and techniques in the use of vehicles and equipment in shop operations.
- Show proper usage of common measuring devices and automotive testing equipment.
- Identify appropriate tools and materials required for the appropriate automotive repair.
- Determine manufacturer’s specifications when making repairs and adjustments to vehicles.
- Demonstrate diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning, brakes, engines, and electrical system issues within specific time limits
Business Accounting Program
- Analyze and record financial transactions in a manual and computerized system.
- Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles.
- Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making.
- Compute payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements.
Business Marketing/Management Program
- Demonstrate how to work productively individually and in a team environment.
- Describe and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
- Evaluate communication for clarity and professionalism in written and oral formats
- Analyze information and identify solutions to problems
- Explain and apply basic principles of management and marketing to organizational operations.
Child Development Program
- Apply child development theory to practice.
- Observe, record, and assess child growth and development.
- Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.
- Incorporate developmentally appropriate guidance strategies.
- Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices according to local, state, and national standards.
- Provide a respectful, diverse, and inclusive program.
- Use interpersonal skills to develop respectful relationships with children and adults.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical standards.
- Advocate for children, families, and the profession.
Computer Graphic Specialization Programs
- Possess working knowledge of essential graphic design software Adobe Creative Design Suite; Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.
- Describe the role of technology and visual art as it applies to traditional and digital art
- Explain the proper use of a digital camera and how it is beneficial to the graphic design industry
- Design, build and maintain a web page/site
- Explain the basic principles and practices of interactive computer graphics.
- Create graphics designs, symbols, typography, Illustrations and photography to communicate ideas for promotion and sales of products in the global marketplace of print and Internet publications.
- Explain the concepts and strategies related to the field of graphic design and how it relates to marketing practices
- Develop a professional portfolio of printed and electronic materials reflecting computer graphic design proficiency that meet industry standards for career placement.
Computer Graphic Technology Program
- Produce design documentation (multiview drawings and section views) to industry standards using Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD software).
- Accurately dimension a drawing using feature and location dimensions according to drafting industry standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge of drafting conventions including: symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to mechanical and architectural drafting.
- Model architectural and mechanical design concepts in 3D using the latest solid modeling software.
- Develop realistic static and animated visualizations of designs using backgrounds, material assignments, lighting and shading.
- Create exploded pictorial drawings, assembly drawings, and material component lists.
- Develop complete architectural plans using common architectural standard graphic practices with consideration for aesthetics, cost, construction methods, and building codes.
Construction Craft Laborer Program
- Describe usage of all tools, machinery and equipment commonly used in the construction of roadways and parking lots.
- Identify symbols and measurements used in common blueprints.
- Utilize surveying equipment to offer appropriate information about potential construction site
- Identify solutions to common problems in working with pipe.
- Demonstrate knowledge of typical building systems and construction materials.
- Demonstrate proper techniques in working with concrete.
- Perform satisfactory service to all types of customers.
Construction Management Program
- Calculate strength and resilience of various construction materials.
- Identify various commercial building operational strategies.
- Demonstrate differential leveling theory and practice.
- Identify major mechanical and electrical systems of commercial buildings.
- Construct forms and property handle and cure various masonry products.
- Complete project bid using blueprints and provided specifications.
- Interpret various building code provisions.
- Students will examine the roles and the importance of including students with disabilities, as appropriate, and all team members in planning individualized education programs (i.e, IEP, IFSP, Section 504 plan) for students with disabilities.
- Students will observe local educators working with students in the Pk-12 classroom environment.
- Students will reflect on the classroom techniques and strategies used by local educators.
- Students will evaluate best practices and research-based materials against benchmarks within the disciplines.
- Students will research the tools and knowledge related to latest findings (e.g., research, practice, methodologies) and technologies in the disciplines.
- Students will examine how teaching and student learning is influenced by development (physical, social and emotional, cognitive, linguistic), past experiences, talents, prior knowledge, economic circumstances and diversity within the community.
Electrical Technology Program
- Use safe work habits and techniques when constructing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, or repairing industrial machinery and systems.
- Properly use basic hand tools, small power tools, and standard measuring instruments commonly employed in the field of industrial machinery and systems.
- Successfully construct circuits, translating industry-standard drawings and documentation into their intended physical manifestations, properly performing their intended physical functions, using effective technique in the installation of industrial machinery and systems.
- Effectively troubleshoot and diagnose common electrical circuit and system faults by drawing sensible and reasonable conclusions from all available data.
- Effectively troubleshoot and diagnose common electrical circuit and system faults by accurately analyzing the appropriate drawings and documentation relative to noted trouble symptoms.
- Effectively troubleshoot and diagnose common electrical circuit and system faults by accurately gathering measured data and noting trouble symptoms; and, then correctly interpreting this data.
- Make successful repairs of usual faults in common electrical circuits and systems.
Law Enforcement Program
- Explain the structure of the criminal justice system in terms of its major components
- Describe the nature of the rule law, and describe its purpose in democratic societies
- Explain the basic purposes of policing in democratic societies.
- Describe the nature of due process and specific constitutional amendments on which due process guarantees are based.
- Identify and explain the roles of the various professional members in the criminal justice system.
- Describe the goals of contemporary criminal sentencing.
- Explain the similarities and differences between the juvenile and adult systems of justice.
- List the various categories of theoretical approaches used to explain crime.
Manufacturing Technology Program Outcomes:
- Demonstrate soft skills performances attendance, course work completion, classroom communication.
- Apply safe manufacturing workplace practices and take corrective actions.
- Demonstrate basic measurement in manufacturing through geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
- Apply lean and quality practices in the manufacturing industry
- Describe the purpose of preventive and predictive maintenance in the manufacturing industry.
- Explain the various manufacturing processes in the manufacturing industry.
- Describe the key elements of production workflow, production planning, and production control in the manufacturing industry.
- Describe the roles of management and productions workers in the manufacturing industry.
- Identify global supply chain logistics life cycle in the logistics environment
- Explain product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, and Inventory control methodologies in the logistics industry.
Office Professional Program
- Evaluate communication for clarity and professionalism in both written and oral formats.
- Determine and exhibit professional values and professional behaviors in the work environment.
- Assess technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
- Compare and contrast interpersonal skills and attitudes for working in an office environment
- Apply proofreading techniques to identify and correct errors
- Exercise appropriate customer service skills in all situations.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program
- Students will describe and define the role of the paralegal in the legal profession through mastering legal terminology, reviewing basic legal research and writing techniques, and developing professional ethics.
- Students will perform legal research in the library and online while stressing the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing, citation checking, and verification of authority.
- Students will perform routine tasks involved in managing a law office, including managing case files, following ethics rules, and billing for work performed.
- Students will research, analyze, and apply both federal and state codes, both civil and criminal, to a variety of fact patterns and will further be able to apply and analyze rules of evidence as they apply to those fact patterns.
- Students will develop and apply their research and analytical skills to technology that is specific to a law office.
- Students will develop the skills necessary to work on a variety of real property issues under direct attorney supervision, including document drafting and production.
- Students will develop the skills necessary to work on a variety of corporate law issues under direct attorney supervision, including drafting and producing documents necessary to establish and maintain business organizations.
- Students will develop the skills necessary to work on a variety of estate planning and probate issues under direct attorney supervision, including document drafting and production necessary to plan for and process probate proceedings.
- Students will develop the skills necessary to work on a variety of family law issues under direct attorney supervision, including drafting appropriate documentation, managing case files, and conducting case-specific research.
- Students will apply necessary paralegal skills from all previous courses into a) a real-life setting in a law firm or other legal organization or b) a comprehensive analysis of a problem or legal research issue.
Supply Chain Mgmt./Global Supply Chain Programs
- Define the functional components within logistics to the interrelationships in the integrated supply chain.
- Explain business functional areas such as transportation, warehousing, distribution and logistics.
- Determine the challenges of doing business internationally.
- Identify the challenges of domestic and global logistics management.
- Describe forecasting and inventory management theories and methodologies.
Tower Construction and Maintenance Program
- Demonstrate the common knots used in safe tower climbing practices.
- Demonstrate proper and safe climbing techniques per course requirements and safety regulations.
- Define and describe Full Restraint Systems.
- Define and describe Full Arrest Systems.
- Tie and define the uses of the thirteen common knots and hitches.