Menu Accreditation and SLOs

What is a Student Learning Outcome?

A Student Learning Outcome (SLO) is a statement that describes what students can do as a result of their educational experiences.

SLOs describe the knowledge gained, skills and abilities acquired or demonstrated, and attitudes or values changed.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate clear expectations about what’s important in a course or program.
  • Inform you that there is common core content across all sections of a course.
  • Allow you to make better decisions about programs based on outcomes results.

Institutional SLOs

Students attend Sierra College for a variety of reasons. Based on their own educational goals and experiences, students will develop skills in the following areas.

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Communication

Read
Use active reading skills to comprehend and interpret information and ideas from a variety of texts, including academic prose (such as textbooks, literature, primary and secondary sources, and scholarly journals), technical documentation (such as manuals, charts, graphs, and reports), and media sources (such as newspapers, magazines, websites and online databases).
Write
Communicate thoughts, ideas, and information effectively in writing in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes. Accurately and persuasively convey information and ideas using logic, reasoning, and effective rhetorical strategies. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, diction, style, and format.
Listen
Demonstrate active listening skills in classroom, community, personal, and professional situations. Interpret and respond appropriately to verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of contexts.
Dialogue
Interact in a variety of dynamic situations by assessing the needs of the audience, creating a message, adapting to audience feedback, and responding appropriately. Through dialogue, build mutual understanding with individuals from various backgrounds.
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Technology and Information Competency

Demonstrate Technical Literacy
Efficiently and accurately use current computer and other relevant technologies to acquire, process, and present information. Organize and maintain records.
Apply Technology
Use computer applications and other technologies in the learning process, real-world scenarios, and the workplace. Adapt to new or developing technologies.
Access Information
Recognize the need for information; choose and narrow topic. Formulate search questions. Gather, organize, and discriminate among various sources of information.
Evaluate and Examine Information
Filter information for relevance and accuracy. Apply criteria to determine credibility. Utilize data gathered to draw conclusions. Construct meaning from expanding and conflicting information. Credit sources according to academic standards.
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Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquire
Identify and understand questions or problems across disciplines and in practical applications. Develop hypotheses.
Analyze
Investigate and assess the validity or relevance of arguments, claims, or contentions supported by data, observation, experience, testing or analysis. Distinguish fact from opinion. Develop an interpretation with an awareness of different views and reasoning.
Problem Solve
Use sound reasoning to specify solutions and consequences. Test hypotheses using methods appropriate to the problem (such as the scientific method, mathematical reasoning, and principles of logic).
Express
Acquire an appreciation and involvement in the creation or performance of works of fine art, craft, music, drama, and/or culture. Participate in games, sports, dance, and outdoor pursuits based on individual interests and capabilities.
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Citizenship

Ethics
Develop and apply ethical reasoning and decision making skills in academics, in the workplace, and in global and local communities. Value honesty, civility, empathy, interpersonal competence, social responsibility, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Diversity
Recognize, understand, and respect diversity of belief, culture, value, ability, gender, race, age, and sexual orientation.
Sustainability / Global Awareness
Develop values and behaviors that respect the natural environment. Evaluate social justice issues and identify social responsibilities to elicit social change. Recognize the ethical implications of political, social, and economic institutions.
Personal Responsibility
Accept personal responsibility by recognizing oneself as the principal cause for opportunities and experiences. Effectively develop, apply and manage a healthy physical lifestyle and emotional well-being; Self-motivate through planning and acting to accomplish goals. Recognize the value of life-long learning.

Program SLOs

Administration of Justice
Instructional

Administration of Justice

  • Administration of Justice, A.S.T. Degree
  • Corrections, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Courts, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Law Enforcement, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Reserve Peace Officer, Skills Certificate

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Agriculture
Instructional

Agriculture

  • Sustainable Agriculture, A.S. Degree and/or Certificate
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Anthropology
Instructional

Anthropology

  • Anthropology, A.A.T. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Applied Art and Design
Instructional

Applied Art and Design

  • Graphic Design Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Illustration Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Multimedia Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Digital Illustration, Skills Certificate
  • Graphic Design, Skills Certificate
  • Video Production and Editing, Skills Certificate
  • Visual Arts and Media, Skills Certificate
  • Web Design, Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Art
Instructional

Art

  • Studio Arts, A.A.T. Degree
  • Art, A.A. Degree
  • Art History, A.A. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Astronomy
Instructional

Astronomy

2015 Results
Fall
Athletics
Instructional

Athletics

2015 Results
Fall
Automotive Technology
Instructional

Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Analysis, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Air Conditioning and Body Electrical, Certificate of Achievement
  • Alignment and Brake, Certificate of Achievement
  • Automotive Transmission, Certificate of Achievement
  • Automotive Engine Machining, Certificate of Achievement
  • Emission and Drivability Tune-up, Certificate of Achievement
  • Master Automotive Technician, Certificate of Achievement
  • Powertrain, Certificate of Achievement
  • Entry Level Automotive Service and Repair, Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
Biological Sciences
Instructional

Biological Sciences

  • Biological Sciences, A.S. Degree
  • Watershed Ecology, A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Business
Instructional

Business

  • Business Administration, A.A.T. Degree
  • Accounting, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Administrative Professional, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Business Administration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Business Entrepreneurship, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • General Business, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Management, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Marketing, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Real Estate, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Chemistry
Instructional

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Communication Studies
Instructional

Communication Studies

  • Communication Studies, A.A.T. Degree
  • Journalism, A.A.T. Degree
  • General Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Graphic Design Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Mass Communication/Multimedia Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Computer Information Systems
Instructional

Computer Information Systems

  • Technical Support Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Computer Applications Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Networking Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Digital Literacy, Skills Certificate
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 1), Skills Certificate
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 2), Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Computer Science
Instructional

Computer Science

  • Computer Science for Transfer, A.S.T. Degree
  • Computer Science Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Management Information Systems Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Embedded Systems Concentration, Certificate of Achievement
  • Web Programming Concentration, Certificate of Achievement
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
Construction and Energy Technology
Instructional

Construction and Energy Technology

  • Energy Technology, A.S. Degree
  • Residential Building Construction, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Photovoltaic, Skills Certificate
  • Photovoltaic Advanced, Skills Certificate

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Deaf Studies (World Languages)
Instructional

Deaf Studies (World Languages)

  • American Sign Language, A.A. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Drafting and Engineering Support
Instructional

Drafting and Engineering Support

  • Architectural/Civil Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Mechanical/Civil Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Drafting Essentials, Skills Certificate
  • Architectural Drafting Specialist, Skills Certificate
  • Mechanical Drafting Specialist, Skills Certificate

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Drama
Instructional

Drama

  • Theater Arts, A.A.T. Degree
  • Theater Arts, A.A. Degree
  • Stagecraft, Certificate
  • Costuming, Certificate

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Earth Science
Instructional

Earth Science

  • Geology, A.S.T. Degree
  • Earth Science: Geology, A.S. Degree
2014 Results
Spring
Economics
Instructional

Economics

  • Economics, A.S.T. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Education
Instructional

Education

  • Liberal Studies: Elementary Education, A.A. Degree

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Engineering
Instructional

Engineering

  • Engineering, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Civil Engineering Technology, Certificate of Achievement
  • General Engineering Technology, Certificate of Achievement
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
English
Instructional

English

  • English, A.A.T. Degree
  • English, A.A. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
English as a Second Language
Instructional

English as a Second Language

  • English as a Second Language Academic Preparedness, Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Instructional

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability, A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Fashion Industries
Instructional

Fashion Industries

  • Fashion Industries, Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
Fire Technology
Instructional

Fire Technology

  • Fire Technology, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
French (World Languages)
Instructional

French (World Languages)

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Geography
Instructional

Geography

  • Geography, A.A.T. Degree
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
German (World Languages)
Instructional

German (World Languages)

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Health Education
Instructional

Health Education

2015 Results
Spring
2014 Results
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Health Sciences
Instructional

Health Sciences

2014 Results
Spring
History
Instructional

History

  • History, A.A.T. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Human Development and Family
Instructional

Human Development and Family

  • Early Childhood Education Associate Teacher, Skills Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher, Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Early Childhood Education: Master Teacher, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Early Childhood Education: Site Supervisor, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Humanities
Instructional

Humanities

  • Humanities General Concentration, A.A. Degree
  • Diverse Perspective Concentration, A.A. Degree
  • Asian Studies Concentration, A.A. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Italian (World Languages)
Instructional

Italian (World Languages)

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Japanese (World Languages)
Instructional

Japanese (World Languages)

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Learning Disabilities (Student Skills)
Student Services

Learning Disabilities (Student Skills)

2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Instructional

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, A.A. Degree
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Library Science
Student Services

Library Science

  • Library Media Technician, Certificate

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Mathematics
Instructional

Mathematics

  • Mathematics for Transfer, A.S.T. Degree
  • Mathematics, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
Mechatronics
Instructional

Mechatronics

  • Mechatronics Technology, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Electro-Mechanical, Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Music
Instructional

Music

  • Music, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Nursing
Instructional

Nursing

  • Registered Nursing, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Nutrition and Food Science
Instructional

Nutrition and Food Science

  • Nutrition and Food Science, Certificate of Achievement
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Perceptual Training (Student Skills)
Student Services

Perceptual Training (Student Skills)

Assessment Summaries are in progress and available 2015.

Personal Development (Student Skills)
Student Services

Personal Development (Student Skills)

2014 Results
Spring
Philosophy
Instructional

Philosophy

  • Philosophy for Transfer, A.A.T. Degree
  • Philosophy, A.A. Degree
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Photography
Instructional

Photography

  • Photography, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Alternative Processes in Photography, Skills Certificate
  • Landscape Photography, Skills Certificate
  • Narrative Photography, Skills Certificate
  • Photographic Processes, Skills Certificate
  • Portrait, Fashion and Wedding Photography, Skills Certificate
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
Physical Education
Instructional

Physical Education

  • Kinesiology, A.A.T. Degree
  • Physical Education, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
Physics
Instructional

Physics

  • Physics for Transfer, A.S.T. Degree
  • Physics, A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Political Science
Instructional

Political Science

  • Political Science for Transfer, A.A.T. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring
Psychology
Instructional

Psychology

  • Psychology, A.A.T
  • Psychology, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Recreation Management
Instructional

Recreation Management

  • Recreation Management, A.A. or A.S. Degree
  • Recreation Specialist, Certificate of Achievement
2014 Results
Spring
2013 Results
Fall
Skill Development (Student Skills)
Student Services

Skill Development (Student Skills)

2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
Social Science
Instructional

Social Science

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, A.A. or A.S. Degree
2015 Results
Spring
Sociology
Instructional

Sociology

  • Sociology, A.A.T. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Spanish
Instructional

Spanish

  • Spanish for Transfer, A.A.T Degree
2015 Results
Fall
Spring
2014 Results
Fall
Spring
Welding Technology
Instructional

Welding Technology

  • Welding, Certificate
2014 Results
Fall
Women and Gender Studies
Instructional

Women and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies, A.A. Degree
2015 Results
Fall
2013 Results
Fall
World Languages
Instructional

World Languages

2015 Results
Fall
2014 Results
Spring

Course SLOs

Current Course level SLOs are located in the class schedule under individual classes. View the Class Schedule for Course SLOs

Instructions on how to find CSLOs in the class schedule