are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students possess and can demonstrate upon completing a course or program of study.
On October 27, 2008, permission was obtained from the WASC Schools Division to supplant Expected Student Learning Results with Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). In its request, San Diego Continuing Education gave as reasons for the transition from ESLRs to SLOs as the need for consistency and efficiency within the District and its three colleges who were also requesting reaffirmation of accreditation in 2010. Following are the current institutional SLOs:
SDCE students demonstrate interpersonal skills by learning and working cooperatively in a diverse environment.
SDCE students demonstrate effective communication skills.
SDCE students critically process information, make decisions, and solve problems independently or cooperatively.
SDCE students pursue short term and life-long learning goals, mastering necessary skills and using resource management and self advocacy skills to cope with changing situations in their lives.
The program SLOs have a relationship to the institutional SLOs and are customized to fit the distinctive curriculum of the various programs in SDCE. Following are the current program SLOs.
Mission Statement: Adult Secondary Education (ASE) /Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers flexible, accessible, up-to-date programs for adults seeking basic literacy in reading, mathematics, completion of high school, GED/high school equivalency, competency in the English language, citizenship, vocational skills or enrichment.
Mission Statement: Automotive, Skilled & Technical Trades (ASTT) provides adults with vocational education and job training in a variety of disciplines (automotive, auto body, welding, metal fabrication, plumbing, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, electronics, pre-apprenticeship, upholstery). Through an organized sequence of courses, individuals receive rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical skill proficiency that meet industry standards. Upon completion, students will be prepared for either careers in current/emerging professions with an industry recognized certificate, or further education with potential college credit toward an associate’s degree.
Mission Statement: The Business and Information Technology Program (BIT) provides adults open access to transformational career technical education programs. Through skill building, upskilling and reskilling, BIT provides the San Diego community the opportunity to transition to college and work by providing hands-on and project based training in current technology, foundational skills, and business practices with real-work simulations. Lead by industry experienced instructors; these programs build student confidence for future employment, promotion, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Mission Statement: Counseling ensures student success by providing support services in the following areas: orientation; assessment for placement into classes; academic, career, college transition and personal counseling. Counselors are also available to assist with the development of a student education plan to support your educational and career goals.
Mission Statement: Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) offers a variety of classes and services designed to facilitate the success of students with disabilities in reaching their educational, personal and vocational goals.
Mission Statement: The Emeritus Program provides adults 55+ the opportunity to acquire a quality education, specifically designed to offer lifelong learning opportunities in the areas which will promote positive aging: personal growth for self-improvement, critical thinking, independence, community advocacy, mental and physical well-being, creativity, and economic self-sufficiency.
Mission Statement: English as a Second Language offers up-to-date English language instruction to learners seeking to communicate with English speakers, acquire basic literacy skills, learn about the culture and customs of the United States and fulfill their goals as family members, workers, community participants, and lifelong learners.
Mission Statement: Healthcare Careers provides education and training in entry level healthcare careers (Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver, Nursing Assistant (NA) Training, Nurse Assistant Acute Care, Nurse Assistant Rehabilitative, Nurse Assistant in Behavioral Health). These programs offer training in health care specific skills as well as providing the basic educational skills and career paths to assist the individual to transition to Healthcare and Nursing Programs offered by the San Diego Community College District and other local community and baccalaureate colleges.
Mission Statement:Students completing courses or programs in Continuing Education's Hospitality and Consumer Sciences department will gain knowledge and skills in any of the possible subject matter offerings (foods/nutrition/culinary arts/hospitality/fashion production/fashion/merchandising /textiles/interior design/life management/consumer issues and personal development) in order to prepare for vocational careers in the above and to positively affect one's quality of life.
Mission Statement: Child development students acquire an understanding of their important role as a primary teacher of the children in their care. Through exposure to child development principles and opportunities to practice and master skills that complement each child’s age appropriate needs, students learn lifelong skills leading to careers in child development, as well as successful and effective parenting.