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Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: Hawaii Community College
Program: Electrical Installation & Maintenance Tech

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Program Description

This program prepares students for employment  with electrical  appliance shops, utility companies, and electrical construction, and maintenance companies. Learning will center on planning, designing, constructing, installing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment.

Program Mission

Our mission for EIMT 20 & 22's is to educate & provide highly skilled electrical apprentices within the County & State of Hawaii with highly skilled electrical apprentices.  Through high quality learning experiences, our students will be trained to navigate, interpret & apply the latest-current National Electrical Codes, applying their  knowledge to hands on projects that will be applied to real world application. 

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Cautionary

Majors Included: EIMT     Program CIP: 47.0101

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
1 New & Replacement Positions (State) 109 42 61 Unhealthy
2 *New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated) 14 5 5
3 *Number of Majors 82 61 65
3a     Number of Majors Native Hawaiian 35 30 26
3b     Fall Full-Time 77% 83% 65%
3c     Fall Part-Time 23% 17% 35%
3d     Fall Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 0% 0% 0%
3e     Spring Full-Time 60% 71% 68%
3f     Spring Part-Time 40% 29% 32%
3g     Spring Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 0% 0% 0%
4 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes 876 852 900
5 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes 0 0 12
6 SSH in All Program Classes 876 852 912
7 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes 29 28 30
8 Total Number of Classes Taught 4 4 4

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
9 Average Class Size 18.3 17.8 19 Healthy
10 *Fill Rate 91.2% 88.7% 95%
11 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 2 2 2
12 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 41 30.5 32.5
13 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty 46.1 34.3 36.6
13a Analytic FTE Faculty 1.8 1.8 1.8
14 Overall Program Budget Allocation $147,569 $149,116 $142,148
14a General Funded Budget Allocation $135,728 $130,766 $118,976
14b Special/Federal Budget Allocation $11,841 $0 $8,011
14c Tuition and Fees $0 $18,350 $13,516
15 Cost per SSH $168 $175 $156
16 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 0 0 0
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
17 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 92% 92% 93% Cautionary
18 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 0 1 1
19 *Persistence Fall to Spring 73.5% 78.1% 70.4%
19a Persistence Fall to Fall     42.5%
20 *Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded 13 14 18
20a Degrees Awarded 13 13 17
20b Certificates of Achievement Awarded 1 2 16
20c Advanced Professional Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
20d Other Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
21 External Licensing Exams Passed   Not Reported Not Reported
22 Transfers to UH 4-yr 2 3 4
22a Transfers with credential from program 0 1 0
22b Transfers without credential from program 2 2 4

Distance Education:
Completely On-line Classes
Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
23 Number of Distance Education Classes Taught 0 0 0  
24 Enrollments Distance Education Classes N/A N/A N/A
25 Fill Rate N/A N/A N/A
26 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) N/A N/A N/A
27 Withdrawals (Grade = W) N/A N/A N/A
28 Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education) N/A N/A N/A

Perkins IV Core Indicators
Goal Actual Met  
29 1P1 Technical Skills Attainment 90.00 78.95 Not Met  
30 2P1 Completion 50.00 68.42 Met
31 3P1 Student Retention or Transfer 74.25 78.57 Met
32 4P1 Student Placement 60.00 66.67 Met
33 5P1 Nontraditional Participation 17.00 7.84 Not Met
34 5P2 Nontraditional Completion 15.25 14.29 Not Met

Performance Funding Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
35 Number of Degrees and Certificates     33  
36 Number of Degrees and Certificates Native Hawaiian     14
37 Number of Degrees and Certificates STEM     Not STEM
38 Number of Pell Recipients     44
39 Number of Transfers to UH 4-yr     4
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

Overall Health -- Cautionary

Demand -- Unhealthy

Comparing the demand indicator for the "New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated) During 2010-2011 the registered number was 14, in 2011-2012 the numbers dropped to 5, which is a 2/3 decline in employment success.  This is due to the State & County recession that was experienced during 2011-2013.

Efficiency -- Healthy

EIMT is a popular program that attracts a full cap of 20+ students every Fall semester.  Our students has a variety of different type of electrical related job options upon successful completion of the AS program.  We are "healthy" in this area & this is one of our "Strengths".

Effectiveness -- Cautionary

Some of the new EIMT students have no idea what our program entails.  Therefore, we do have an attrition rate with a minimal: withdraws item # 18, Persistence Fall to Spring in item #19A.  With the new implemented requirements due to ACCJC's review,  we have a high rate of Certificates of Achievement Awarded in item # 20b for 2012-2013.


Significant Program Actions for 2012 - 2013

1.  Submitted Course Deletion to omit Eng. 21 or higher for EIMT AAS majors.

2.  Submitted Course Modifications for EIMT 20 to incorporate "Temporary Pole Services" for the first semester of EIMT 20, to be in alignment with the progression of the DHHL Model Home Project.  This first requirement is needed for the start of any new job site. 

3.  Submitted Course Modification for EIMT 22 to incorporate "Introduction to Photovoltaic", which students will be actively participating,  to install a "live- Net Meter" Photovoltaic System onto the DHHL Model Home, in the Spring.


Previous Program Actions

1.  Photovoltaic Training for EIMT Students.  (See Pages #13 bottom & #14 top.)

2.  Purse to obtain funds to provide more trainer kits to enhance Model Home Practicum Lab Project.


Perkins IV Core Indicators

Line item # 33 indicated that the EIMT program did not meet our goal of 17.  The actual count was 7.84.  We have no control of persuading females into the EIMT program.  We are now experiencing more females into our program, this Fall 2013.  Having a female EIMT instructor is a key benefit to role model the possibilities of a non traditional gender into the Electrical Job Market-Field of employment.  Line item #34 5P2 Nontraditional Completion goal was set at 15.25, Actual was 14.29, which resulted in "Not Met", but we did advance & came very close to meeting out goals. 

Part III. Action Plan

Program Action Plan

1.   Replace EIMT 20 & 22 furniture (classroom #24) for student safety, comfort & success. EIMT's cap is 20 students, which is a large enrollment.  Our students should be able to sit comfortably during our long classroom contact hours. Classroom #24 has a larger quantity of students than second year EIMT student enrollment. 

2. Requested  funding for a new shop truck, or a major overhaul to prolong EIMT's aging shop truck.  Shop truck is the main vehicle for EIMT shop/program function to obtain materials, delivering of students & materials to participate on Model Home Cap Stone Project.

Part IV. Resource Implications

Cost Item 1

Ten new tables & 20 new chairs for classroom #24                             Equipment                           $18,590

Students will be safer & more comfortable in class during lecture & exam times.  Larger students should not be discriminated.  All furniture should be 98% usable for all body sizes & shapes.  Please feel free to stop by to take a look at our current furniture condition.

Cost Item 2

Ford 4 X 2 Quad Cab with Pipe Racks, Repair/Overhaul Maintenance Rough Estimate $1,400 - $3,500.00

Equipment                                   $37,000

The odds of transporting students & materials safely & more efficiently to the Model Home will be beneficial to the college & will lessen the liability & inconvenience of our outdated, unsafe vehicle. Second alternative is to have funding to conduct a major overhaul of the existing shop truck to extend the life/performance of the aging vehicle.

NOTE: If current truck under goes maintenance, my concern is that EIMT students will not have any means of transporting our students & large materials to our job site.  We use the truck during Fall & Spring semester, along with the loaner ATE passenger van.  

Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2012-2013 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

this year?
Program Student Learning Outcomes


Abiding by safety protocol when in shop or job site.


Able to identify basic hand tools


Able to navigate through NEC 2011


Able to draw out basic electrical blueprint circuitry.


Able to read residential electrical blueprints.


Successful in installing a temporary pole to HELCO specs.


Able to identify all electrical materials involved in Temp Pole assembly.


Knowledge of NM properties & application to NEC standards.


Know & applies ladder safety skills.


Competent in Grounding systems & protocol.

A) Evidence of Industry Validation

I've hosted the past two EIMT Advisory Council meetings & have been transparent with members of our ongoing changes of upgrading the requirements of the Electives for the AAS degree.  I've invited some of the members to assist in Assessment activities for rating our students "Artifacts".  I've been working closely with three consistent members on numerous "Artifacts".  Please see Minutes Of Advisory Meetings. (Attached)

B) Expected Level Achievement

EIMT 20 Fall 2012 Artifact Assessed: "Tool Identification".  Level of Assessment:"Does Not Meet Expectation" (1 Point), "Meets Expectation" (2 Points), "Exceeds Expectation" (3 Points).   Set goal for student success: 80% as a whole.  We received 89% for 12 students quiz's, that were chosen by assessors. 

EIMT 22 Spring 2013  Artifact Assessed: "Model Home-PLO #8 based on: Box Fill Calculations, Code Compliance, Workmanship, Accuracy, Work Attitude, & Professional Demeanor.  Level of Assessment:  "Does Not Meet Expectation" (1 Point), "Meets Expectation" (2 Points), "Exceeds Expectation" (3 Points).  Set goal for student success: 85-90%, we received 86%.  

C) Courses Assessed

EIMT 20 Fall 2012 (Tool Identification) & EIMT 22 Spring 2013 (PLO #8)

D) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

Fall 2012 Artifact:  Tool Identification  Quiz & Students working  on campus. (Each assessor reviewed  4 random students quiz's on site at campus & had observed random students working during lab time).  This artifact tested  our students capacity to meeting PLO's #1, #2 & #8.  Assessors also got to observe work demeanor of random students & even interacted with students.  This was a good tool to measure the Advisory Committee Member's expectation, of the quality of education I'm providing for my students.

Assessment took place during December 4-5, 2012.   Participating Assessors (EIMT Advisory members) John Mattos, Troy Haspe & Gene Villaruel . 

Spring 2013 Artifact:  DHHL Model Home 2013. Topics of assessment were:  Box Fill Calculations, Code Compliance, Workmanship, Accuracy (For box height placements), Work Attitude, Professional Demeanor.  These topics assessed at the Model Home confirmed that the students were meeting PLO' s # 2 "Demonstrate competence in work attitude & attendance".  Assessors were: (My EIMT Advisory Members that participates):  Troy Haspe, Gene Villaruel, John Mattos for both Fall 2012 & Spring 2013. I had also had James Hirayama (Electrical Contractor), Charlie Silvano & Kelvin Kealii both (participants are C/H Electrical Inspectors), in Spring 2013.   Date of assessors took place from February 6 - February 20, 2013.  Assessment took place on site at DHHL Model Home during the course of work, our EIMT students were actively working on site at Pakele Lane.  All Assessors got to engage with random students to confirm their understanding of their tasks.

E) Results of Program Assessment

Fall 2012,  12 out of 20 students quiz's were chosen to be assessed & this percentage of students are 60% of the whole cohort.  The overall result of the assessment was 89% (97/108), which surpassed the 80% expected level.

Spring 2013 report showed that I had met my goal of receiving a 86% achievement by my assessors reviews, which surpassed my lowest expected level of 85-90%.

F) Other Comments


G) Next Steps

I plan to revise my "Five Year Assessment" & keep up to assessing each rubric two times to see if improvements were achieved from the first.  I am changing my teaching methods by mentoring my students to feel comfortable to ask any questions with no hesitation.  I will try to gain safer class furniture & shop transportation to ensure safety for my 18-20 students.  This will give them better confidence & will remove any deprived feelings, as a forgotten second class society.