Student learning outcomes: Appropriate Technology (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Appropriate Technology (AT) students will demonstrate the technical design and development skills required for success within appropriate technology industries and organizations.

  • Students will apply appropriate technology concepts and solutions to address current societal problems.
  • Students will demonstrate skills related to the design, construction, and operation of appropriate technologies.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate technical concepts in writing.
  • Students will demonstrate their emerging professional skills through successful completion of a senior capstone experience, including either TEC 4638 Contemporary Problems in Appropriate Technology or TEC 4900 Internship.

Appropriate Technology (AT) students will develop skills in problem solving and analytical thinking as they apply to design and operation of sustainable technological systems.

  • Students will apply appropriate technology concepts and solutions to address current societal problems.
  • Students will demonstrate skills related to the design, construction, and operation of appropriate technologies.
  • Students will demonstrate the effective use of oral presentation skills using audio visual support.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of quantitative problem solving skills in a wide range of problems by designing renewable energy systems, predicting and evaluating system performance, and evaluating system economics. Students will also demonstrate proficiency using computer-based tools in the solving of these problems.
  • Students will demonstrate their emerging professional skills through successful completion of a senior capstone experience, including either TEC 4638 Contemporary Problems in Appropriate Technology or TEC 4900 Internship.
  • Students will use computer modeling software to analyze data and model energy system requirements.


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