Student Success & Achievement

Program Learning Outcomes

MCC has established benchmark thresholds of acceptability for program effectiveness for each of its associate degree technical programs. These thresholds are identified on unit dashboards. The dashboard document is a set of measures which identifies thresholds for program and student success and tracks outcomes relative to those measures. Typically, 5-7 measures are chosen and an acceptable range of performance established for each. The dashboard provides a quick overview of how the unit is performing year-to-year. Measures that deviate appreciably from the appropriate range, or that deviate from the appropriate range consistently over time, indicate the need for adjustments. A particularly important item on the dashboard is assessment of program learning outcomes. The table below identifies the learning assessment instrument, the performance threshold, and the student learning outcome for each program.

Academic Program Program Goal for Student Achievement 2011 / 2012 2012 / 2013 2013 / 2014 2014 / 2015 2015 / 2016
Advanced Integrated Technology 70% of graduates pass National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam in Industrial Maintenance Mechanics 83% 75% 71% 89% 89%
Biomedical Technology Systems 70% of students will exceed the national average on at least 7 of the 11 areas program exit exam 75% 50% 33% 0% 33%
Business Administration Systems 85% of graduates pass capstone course assessment 88% 78% 79% 50% 53%
Computer and Information Technologies 70% of graduates pass National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam in Computer Technology 100% 56% 100% 75% 67%
Criminal Justice 70% of graduates pass National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam in Criminal Justice N/A 83% 60% 71% 85%
Energy Management 70% of graduates score at or above national average on program exit exam N/A N/A N/A 88% 100%
Human Services 70% of graduates score at or above national average on program exit exam N/A N/A N/A N/A 100%
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 80% of graduates score 80% or higher on capstone portfolio assessment 100% 100% 100% 80% 100%
Medical Information Technology 70% of graduates pass capstone comprehensive final 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Medical Laboratory Technician 80% of graduates pass American Society for Clinical Pathology licensure exam on 1st attempt 80% 100% 78% 100% 89%
Mining Technology 75% of graduates pass licensure exam on first attempt 100% 100% 82% 92% 100%
Nursing PN 85% of graduates pass National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses licensure exam on 1st attempt 95% 93% 92% 100% 100%
Nursing RN 85% of graduates pass National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses licensure exam on 1st attempt 95% 79% 91% 93% 89%
Occupational Therapy Assistant 80% of graduates pass National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists licensure exam on 1st attempt 64% 85% 100% 93% 81%
Paralegal Technology Paralegal Technology is a new certificate program to be offered for the first time Fall 2012. 70% of graduates pass capstone course assessment N/A N/A 88% 83% 83%
Paramedic Technology Paramedic Technology is a new program to be offered for the first time Fall 2012. 80% of graduates pass National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedic Certification Examination on 1st attempt N/A N/A 100% 100% 100%
Physical Therapist Assistant 85% of graduates pass American Physical Therapy Association licensure exam on 1st attempt 93% 100% 75% 80% 92%
Radiography 85% of graduates pass American Registry of Radiologic Technologists licensure exam on 1st attempt 88% 83% 67% 82% 67%
Respiratory Care 80% of graduates pass Entry-Level National Board for Respiratory Care licensure exam on 1st attempt 100% 78% 86% 100% 83%
Surgical First Assistant 70% of graduates pass Certified Surgical First Assistant licensure exam on 1st attempt 80% 82% 92% 92% N/A
Surgical Technology 80% of graduates pass Certified Surgical Technologist licensure exam on 1st attempt 70% 77% 92% 89% 60%
Welding Technology 70% of graduates pass NOCTI exam in Welding 0% 100% 100% 75% 50%