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Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: Honolulu Community College
Program: Applied Trades

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Program Description

PROGRAM MISSION: The Applied Trades (APTR) program’s mission is to provide students who are in state or federally approved 
apprenticeship programs an opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Any person who has completed or is enrolled in a State of Hawai‘i or a Federally approved Apprenticeship Program 
or an approved Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) Cooperative Education Training sequence is eligible for admission to the Honolulu 
Community College Associate in Applied Science degree program in Applied Trades.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Healthy

Majors Included: APTR     Program CIP: 15.0699

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
1 New & Replacement Positions (State) 2 3 135 Healthy
2 *New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated) 2 2 76
3 *Number of Majors 235.5 238 243.5
3a     Number of Majors Native Hawaiian 92 96 91
3b     Fall Full-Time 0% 0% 2%
3c     Fall Part-Time 100% 100% 98%
3d     Fall Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 0% 0% 0%
3e     Spring Full-Time 0% 1% 3%
3f     Spring Part-Time 100% 99% 97%
3g     Spring Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 0% 0% 0%
4 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes 0 1,389 1,437
5 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes 0 18 9
6 SSH in All Program Classes 0 1,407 1,446
7 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes 0 47 48
8 Total Number of Classes Taught 0 3 4

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
9 Average Class Size 0 155.7 119.5 Cautionary
10 *Fill Rate 0% 63.9% 87.7%
11 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 0 0 0
12 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 0 0 0
13 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty 0 178.5 2,191.5
13a Analytic FTE Faculty 0 1.3 0.1
14 Overall Program Budget Allocation Not Reported $4,500 $1,004,945
14a General Funded Budget Allocation Not Reported $0 $929,305
14b Special/Federal Budget Allocation Not Reported $0 $0
14c Tuition and Fees Not Reported $4,500 $75,640
15 Cost per SSH Not Reported $3 $695
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) 0% 98% 92% Healthy
18 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 0 0 10
19 *Persistence Fall to Spring 99.1% 95.3% 96.7%
19a Persistence Fall to Fall     92.2%
20 *Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded 137 131 97
20a Degrees Awarded 137 122 97
20b Certificates of Achievement Awarded 0 0 0
20c Advanced Professional Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
20d Other Certificates Awarded 0 9 0
21 External Licensing Exams Passed   Not Reported Not Reported
22 Transfers to UH 4-yr 0 0 2
22a Transfers with credential from program 0 0 2
22b Transfers without credential from program 0 0 0

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 90.00 100.00 Met  
30 2P1 Completion 50.00 99.15 Met
31 3P1 Student Retention or Transfer 74.25 99.06 Met
32 4P1 Student Placement 60.00 97.74 Met
33 5P1 Nontraditional Participation 17.00 20.33 Met
34 5P2 Nontraditional Completion 15.25 20.69 Met

Performance Funding Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
35 Number of Degrees and Certificates     97  
36 Number of Degrees and Certificates Native Hawaiian     43
37 Number of Degrees and Certificates STEM     Not STEM
38 Number of Pell Recipients     5
39 Number of Transfers to UH 4-yr     2
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

The overall program health call for the Applied Trades program is Healthy as of October 3, 2013 for the 2012-2013 Instructional Annual Report of Program Data in Applied Trades. This is due to the corrected quantitative indicator measures used to perform the calculations for the program health calls. The reason why the quantitative indicators have changed was due largely from the 11-12 analysis of the program in a summary report. The Applied Trades Program is very unique due to the complex nature of the program.  All courses are sheltered courses taught off campus.  HCC is continually working with the system IR personnel to assure that the data is a more accurate reflection of the program.

The Applied Trades program is primarily the students enrolled in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) program and that degree program attracts many students every year and has a very high number of completions. The program is doing quite well. The program averages more than 250 students every year and awards more than 100 degrees every year as well. Last year the program pointed out that we have “Met” the goal for four of the six Perkins Core Indicators with the exception of the Nontraditional Participation and Nontraditional Completion. However, in the 2012-2013 Instructional Annual Report the Perkins IV Core Indicator shows that the Nontraditional Participation and Nontraditional Completion have been met.  Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been focusing on hiring more women in the apprenticeship program. 


The Applied Trades program is primarily comprised of students in a trade apprenticeship program at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY). To earn an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Trades, the student must complete four items: 1) 780 hours of approved PHNSY Trade Theory and General Experience Training, 2) 750 hours of work experience, 3) 24 credits of general education and technical support courses, and 4) 10 credits of Cooperative Education. The 24 credits of general education and technical support courses are completed in these specific courses offered at the PHNSY facility:

The 10 credits of Cooperative Education are completed in the Work 194V course.  The cooperative education training on the job is an integral component of the program and is a difficult component to quantify and fit into the standard schematic.  These are the reasons why so many zeros appear on the quantitative indicator sheet for APTR.  In 2012 the curriculum was changed to meet the needs of number 8 in the action plan, Apprenticeship to Engineer.  PHNSY wanted more courses that would transfer more easily into the Engineering program.  OESM 101 is now AMST 202, ENG 120 is now ENG 100, and SP 151 is SP 251.  Work 94 is now Work 194 which requires higher standards from the students. The students who receive a 3.75 GPA in the Applied Trades program from HCC will be eligible to apply for the Apprentice to Engineer program after they finish 4 years to Journeymen and women status.  PHNSY will pay the apprentice their Journeyman salary and a full scholarship to UH Manoa majoring in Engineering.  The Philosophy at the Shipyard is to have the apprentices learn their trade from the bottom up.  Engineers that were once apprentices in their trade have a better understanding how the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard works.

The "Efficiency Indicators" show an average class size of 119.5 for 2012-2013. This number is better than 0, however, I still don’t understand how the IR got 119.5.  The APTR program has anywhere from 4 to 8 sections of 25 students in each classroom.  There is at least one full time faculty and one APT (Assistant Professional Technical) person, and a minimum of 8 to 12 lecturers participating in the Applied Trades Apprenticeship Program.

The "Effectiveness Indicators" show a "Successful Completion-Equivalent of a C or Higher" at 92%.  The 250-plus students each year complete their curriculum with at least a C grade or higher. Each year HCC averages 125 students from the Applied Trades Program who graduate with a 98% to 100 % completion rate.  All the students who graduate are employed by the Pearl Harbor Shipyard in 19 different trades.  They become Journeymen and women two years after graduating from Honolulu Community College.  

The "Indicators" should show that the 100-plus graduates each year have jobs within their career choice after they graduate.  Many students hope for employment or a better job when they graduate from their program.  The Applied Trade students get hired before they begin their program.  The statistics for the Applied Trades program should show "Very Healthy". 

The Perkins IV Core Indicators for technical skills attainment, completion, student retention or transfer, and student placement are high percentages and are correct.  These results reflect in the “Efficiency and Effectiveness Indicators” which ultimately give this program a very healthy reading.

Each year a total number of classes taught are not 4 as indicated in the “Demand Indicator # 8”.  It says concurrent and cross listed classes are only counted once. Possibly the report should say courses instead of classes. The Applied Trades Program for 2012 -2013 offered/s 6 courses per year and averages 20 sections of classes that are taught each year.  The “Demand Health Call” is very healthy. 

FTE BOR Appointed Faculty and Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty should reflect 1 not 0 under “Efficiency Indicators”.  Average Class Size and Fill Rate should reflect higher numbers/percentages.  All classes are filled to capacity and the average class size which includes two cohorts is anywhere from 200 to 400 per year.  Due to the nature of the Applied Trades Program the students should be considered Full Time instead of Part-Time students.  The FTE enrollment in program classes should be 247, not 48.     

Honolulu Community College worked in conjunction with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), a project created to assist U.S. shipyards to develop and maintain a skilled-trades workforce, and to identify and align specific skill standards required to perform shipyard production work for ship construction, conversion, and repair. These skill standards are called “Foundation Skills” and are aligned with the various courses and work experience that comprise this degree program.

Part III. Action Plan

The following action plan items can be tied to the HCC-Specific Additional Outcomes and Measures accessible online at

  1. Hold a Career Fair in conjunction with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Honolulu Community College.
  2. Assure that all deliverable identified in the Statement of Work, within the new PHNSY contract are complete and delivered on time.

Part IV. Resource Implications

There are resource implications for the Action Planning Item above. We will work with the Division Chair and Division Dean to submit the necessary paperwork to request funding to complete these items in the Spring semester.

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


Demonstrate knowledge and skills to work effectively with people.


Make clear and effective presentations to individuals and groups.


Demonstrate an understanding of basic safety and health principles, techniques, regulations, professional guidelines, factors of causation, techniques of investigation and reporting, and environment effects of hazards.


Demonstrate basic mechanical drawing skills to communicate ideas graphically to others through the use of sketches and rough drawings and use various types of blueprints to perform work-related functions.


Apply technical math skills to analyze and solve work-related problems (algebraic and geometric skills needed in working with formulas and simple equations, geometric figures, areas, volumes, proportions, and the metric system of measurement) and, solve shop problems by using trigonometry.


Apply technical writing skills to conduct research and create reports related to work documents and other shipyard related tasks (proposals, progress reports, letters, memos, resumes).


Apply basic laws of physics to solve work-related problems.


Apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to perform work duties on the waterfront.

A) Evidence of Industry Validation

All Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs go through a rigorous approval process which includes industry validation.  The majority of the Applied Trade AAS degrees are awarded to Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard (PHNSY) apprentice due to a contract with the Navy to offer the educational component to the active apprentice at PHNSY.  Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard trade theory instructors, HCC faculty and administration from Pearl Harbor collaborated in the development of the program and course student learning outcomes.  The courses were designed to meet the needs of the Pearl Harbor Shipyard and meet the established accreditation standards required to offer an Associates of Applied Science degree.

B) Expected Level Achievement

The expectation is that all students maintain a "C" average throughout the associates degree program.  Those students who do not maintain the appropriate GPA will be counseled and have available to them the necessary academic support. 

C) Courses Assessed

All course-level competencies are aligned with the program and course outcomes.  The students are given a pre and post knowledge survey every semester based on the course SLOs.   These knowledge surveys are used to improve instructional strategies.  One minute exercises are used to check if students understand the material being taught for that day and a mid-semester education survey is also given to the students.  All instructors utilize formative and summative assessment strategies to assure that all SLOs are being met.

During the 2012-2013 Academic Year, the program faculty continued to conduct routine course student learning outcome assessments for the following courses listed below.  Details and specific outcomes of the assessment can be located in the Dean's office Assessement inventory folder.

COOP Work 194V

D) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

The cooperative education course encompassed all the academic courses the students take each semester.  Supervisor’s assess their apprentices on their industry knowledge, work habits, career literacy, interpersonal skills, thinking skills, and if the students applied any skills learned from HCC to duties at work.  The course also requires students to write about their experiences that the supervisor assesses.  The student papers reflect that students demonstrate career literacy, interpersonal skills, positive work habits and ethics, industry knowledge, basic technological skills, and sustainability. 

In response to recent accrediation recommendations relating to outcomes based assessment, the College has adopted processes and timelines to ensure that regular and systematic assessment of course student learning outcomes takes place.  Faculty were provided with an course slo assessment inventory template and asked to complete the form for courses taught in the 2012-2013 academic year.  Detailed result and other information can be identified on these forms which can be located in the Dean's office.  

Central to performing additional comprehensive program and course slo assessment is also gaining a stronger understanding of the entire process and expectations.  While the College and program has made considerable efforts and changes to strengthening the entire assessment process, we are hopeful that further training will be provided moving forward.

E) Results of Program Assessment

Currently the Pearl Harbor Apprenticeship Program curriculum is meeting 100% of its SLO’s.  

F) Other Comments

The new cohort of students begins in the Spring semester of 2014.  The curriculum will change to reflect WASC guidelines to offer 100 level courses and above in associate degree programs.  The two courses that will change are Math 55 and Physics 51V to two 100 level experimental courses.  Math 55 will change to Math 197 and Physics 51V will change to Physics 197.

I believe the “Efficiency Indicators” under the “Program Quantitative Indicators” for the Applied Trades Program should show “Healthy” instead of “Cautionary”.  The “Fill Rate”, #10, should show 100%.  All the students that register fill our seats at Pearl Harbor.  There are usually 25 students to each classroom from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Currently, four classrooms and a computer lab are used.  After two hours of classroom instruction, the students move to another room for two more hours of classroom instruction for another course.  Pearl Harbor has a morning group and a afternoon group.  One group of students take classes from HCC and another group take classes from their Pearl Harbor Trade Theory Instructors for a half a day.  After the students half day of instruction they have lunch.  After lunch the students either go to take their HCC classes if they had Trade Theory or their Trade Theory classes if the students had their HCC instruction.

Number 1 and 2 on the Quantitative Indicator report shows 135 and 76 for “New and Replacement” positions for the state and county.  There has only been one new and replacement position for the 2012-2013 year.  The position is an APT position. 

G) Next Steps

Math 197 will be offered in the Fall of 2014 after the students take Math 50 in the Spring 2014 semester.  Physics 197 will be offered in the Spring of 2015 which are the students third semester.