Biological Science Department
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Biological Science Department SLOs

Biological Science

Associate in science degree in Allied Health (Datatel code AS.AH.D)
SLO#1. illustrate and analyze chemical bonds and reactions.

SLO#2. demonstrate and understanding of the structure and growth of microbes.

SLO#3. demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between diet and health.


Associate in science degree in Biology (Datatel code AS.BIOSC.D)
SLO#1. apply the scientific method of inquiry.

SLO#2. illustrate and analyze chemical bonds and reactions.

SLO#3. compare and contrast organismal life structures and functions.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms and evidence for the theory of evolution.


Associate in science degree in Environmental Science (Datatel code AS.ENVS.D)
SLO#1. differentiate between different biotic and abiotic components of the environment.

SLO#2. explain and analyze man-made impacts on the environment.

SLO#3. apply the scientific method for environmental analysis.

SLO#4. explain, illustrate and analyze chemical bonds and reactions.

SLO#5. apply environmental science concepts and analytical procedures in various fields.


Associate in science degree in Life Science (Datatel code AS.LS.D)
SLO#1. understand and apply the scientific method of inquiry.

SLO#2. explain, illustrate and analyze chemical bonds and reactions.

SLO#3. discuss the mechanisms and evidence for the theory of evolution.

SLO#4. understand the molecular aspects of genetics (Cellular Biology emphasis)

SLO#5. discuss interactions of organisms in communities (Field Studies emphasis)

SLO#6. demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body (Health emphasis).


Associate in science degree in Natural Science (Datatel code AS.NS.D)
SLO#1. understand and apply scientific terminology appropriate for this specific field of life or physical science.

SLO#2. understand and apply the method of scientific inquiry appropriate for this specific field of life or physical science.

SLO#3. collect and/or analyze laboratory and/or field data appropriate for the specific field of life or physical science.

SLO#4. critically evaluate scientific information in various formats.

SLO#5. understand the relationship between humans and the physical and/or life sciences.


Certificate of achievement in Allied Health (Datatel code CA.AH.D)
SLO#1. illustrate and analyze chemical bonds and reactions.

SLO#2. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and growth of microbes.

SLO#3. demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between diet and health.


Certificate of achievement in Allied Health Fundamentals (Datatel code CA.AHF.D)
SLO#1. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and growth of microbes.

SLO#2. demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body.

SLO#3. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between diet and health.


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Horticulture

Certificate of achievement in Arboriculture (Datatel code CA.HRTAB.D)
SLO#1. understand and implement safety procedures.

SLO#2. use field examinations to determine plant problems.

SLO#3. diagnose plant suitability for a given site.

SLO#4. recognize plant species and the characteristics of a given species.


Certificate of achievement in Landscape Construction and Management (Datatel code CA.HRTCM.D)
SLO#1. prepare, model and contour ground prior to planting.

SLO#2. stake and plant a tree.

SLO#3. plant shrubs from a design plan.

SLO#4. design and plant a winter or spring bedding scheme.

SLO#5. recognize the features and use of the following displays: annuals, perennials, and bulbs.

SLO#6. establish an effective management program.


Certificate of achievement in Landscape Architecture and Design I (Datatel code CA.HRTD1.D)
SLO#1. develop fundamental designer and client communication techniques.

SLO#2. perform a site analysis and inventory.

SLO#3. recognize and develop a personal landscape design process.

SLO#4. create presentations through graphic sketching and drafting.

SLO#5. identify plant and non-plant material suitable for specific site design.

SLO#6. produce a portfolio and related documents necessary to enter the marketplace.


Certificate of achievement in Landscape Architecture and Design II (Datatel code CA.HRTD2.D)
SLO#1. develop a planning sequence for a landscape site.

SLO#2. prepare and present drawings and construction documents.

SLO#3. understand the relationships between landscape designer, suppliers, contractors and city/county entities.

SLO#4. know and understand the uses and applications of design techniques and equipment.

SLO#5. apply design skills to a given landscape site.


Certificate of achievement in Horticulture Foundations (Datatel code CA.HRTFD.D)
SLO#1. apply knowledge of plant selection and care to the landscape or nursery setting.

SLO#2. assess environmental factors such as soil and light conditions and microclimates that impact plant success.

SLO#3. recognize common plant problems and needs and apply effective remedies.

SLO#4. apply sustainability principles in the nursery and landscape settings.


Certificate of achievement in Nursery Level I - Retail (Datatel code CA.HRTN1.D)
SLO#1. develop "soft" skills required for customer interactions.

SLO#2. understand the principle of "tie-in" sales.

SLO#3. recognize the need to stage plant species.

SLO#4. develop procedures to ensure the health of plants in a nursery setting.

SLO#5. know the applications of plant species to specific landscape needs.

SLO#6. know and understand the landscape design and construction process.


Certificate of achievement in Nursery Level II - Wholesale (Datatel code CA.HRTN2.D)
SLO#1. recognize various plant species and the characteristics of those species.

SLO#2. understand basic and advanced plant propagation techniques.

SLO#3. apply accepted nursery procedures for the operation of a wholesale nursery.

SLO#4. understand plant biology and taxonomy and the importance of plant patents.


SLOs updated Apr 11, 2014 7:51:14 AM

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