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10Program LevelOutcomesDegree, Certificate, and General EducationProgram Level Outcomes(PLOs) – Degrees & CertificatesProgram level outcomes (PLOs) for degrees and certificatesrepresent the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that studentsshould be able to demonstrate upon completion of a degreeor certificate program.Arts and CulturalPrograms DivisionANIMATION – AS DEGREE When given a concept design problem, students willemploy digital and traditional methods to develop andcommunicate a concept that is original and visuallyengaging. When given an animation problem, students will employthe use of industry standard 3D software to create ananimation that exhibits a knowledge and understandingof the principles of animation. When given a specific topic, students will employ thelatest digital visualization tools to develop and createa project suitable for a portfolio in the entertainmentindustry.ART HISTORY – AA-T DEGREE Given a work of art to discuss, students will apply arthistorical terminology and methodology in its analysisand interpretation. Given a comparative analysis prompt, students willdiscuss works of art representative of diverse cultures andregions within a historical and social context. Given an image or set of images to analyze, students willexplain how works of art communicate meaning visually. Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate basictechniques of “process” in a variety of media: drawing,painting, sculpture, printmaking, computer graphics,photography, ceramics, etc. Students will produce carefully considered art works tofinal completion, thereby demonstrating their “practice”of art.ENTERTAINMENT ART –DIGITAL CHARACTERS – CERTIFICATE When given a concept design or illustration problem,students will employ proficient problem-solving skillsusing research, development, ideation, and sequential art. When tasked with a character design, students willemploy traditional and digital tools to generate anassortment of concept art, including creatures, characters,and costumes in both 2D and 3D. When tasked with the development of a character andstory, students will effectively employ anatomy, gesture,staging, and action. When given a final concept, students will generate 3Dassets using effective polyflow practices to allow forappropriate rendering, animation, and clean unwraps.ENTERTAINMENT ART –DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT – CERTIFICATE When given a concept design or illustration problem,students will employ proficient problem-solving skillsusing research, development, ideation, and sequential art. When tasked with an environmental concept, studentswill employ traditional and digital tools to create avariety of concept art, including environments, vehicles,and props in both 2D and 3D. Given a visual analysis prompt, students will describe theprinciples and formal elements of visual art. When tasked with an environmental concept, studentswill employ efficient and accurate digital drawing andpainting skills that demonstrate an understanding ofperspective and light logic. Given an art historical or historical context, students willexpress an understanding of the roles and functions of artin society. When given a final concept, students will generate 3Dassets using effective polyflow practices to allow forappropriate rendering, animation, and clean unwraps.ART/STUDIO ART DEGREE – AA DEGREEART/STUDIO ART DEGREE – AA-T DEGREE Students will describe and discuss the fundamental or“formal properties” of art: line, positive/negative space,shade/tone, texture, color, etc.GRAPHIC ART AND DESIGN – AA DEGREE When completing a graphic art or design project,students will be able to demonstrate fluency in the visualvocabulary and technical skills relevant to graphic art andgraphic design.2020-2021 CatalogRío Hondo College / 259

When assigned a graphic design project, students willdemonstrate an understanding of the design processthrough research, ideation, development, and presentationof graphic art and graphic design. When considering the context of a graphic art and/orgraphic design solution, students will understand thecultural, social, and economic environment in which theirideas, products, and strategic solutions apply. When evaluating graphic design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and elements of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic art and/or graphicdesign work, students will apply professional awarenessand understand the physical preparation needed to enterthe graphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN – AS DEGREE When completing a graphic design project, students willbe able to demonstrate fluency in the visual vocabularyand technical skills relevant to graphic design. When assigned a graphic design project, students willdemonstrate an understanding of the design processthrough research, ideation, development, and presentationof graphic design. When considering the context of a graphic designsolution, students will understand the cultural, social, andeconomic environment in which their ideas, products,and strategic solutions apply. When evaluating graphic design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and element s of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design work,students will apply professional awareness, andunderstand the physical preparation needed to enter thegraphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When completing a graphic design project, students willbe able to demonstrate efficiency in the visual vocabularyand technical skills relevant to graphic design. When assigned a graphic design project, students willdemonstrate an understanding of the design processthrough research, ideation, development, and presentationof graphic design. When considering the context of a graphic designsolution, students will understand the cultural, social, andeconomic environment in which their ideas, products,and strategic solutions apply. When evaluating graphic design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and elements of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design work,students will apply professional awareness, andunderstand the physical preparation needed to enter thegraphic design workspace.260 / Río Hondo CollegeGRAPHIC DESIGN:ADVERTISING DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When developing a graphic design advertising project,students will be able to demonstrate a fundamentalunderstanding of basic elements of typography (e.g.,fonts, leading, kerning and tracking, etc.). When assigned a graphic design advertising project,students will be able to research, conceptualize, render,and create a vector-based design solution. When considering the context of a graphic designadvertising solution, students will be able to useadvanced tools within a raster- and bitmap-based designsoftware program. When evaluating graphic design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and elements of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design advertisingwork, students will apply professional awareness, andunderstand the physical preparation needed to enter thegraphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN: BRANDING IDENTITYDESIGN – CERTIFCATE When developing a graphic design branding andidentity project, students will be able to demonstratea fundamental understanding of basic elements oftypography (e.g., fonts, leading, kerning and tracking,etc.). When assigned a graphic design branding and identityproject, students will be able to research, conceptualize,render, and create a vector-based design solution. When assigned a graphic design packaging project,students will be able to research, conceptualize, andrender a branding and identity design solution for aclient. When evaluating graphic design branding and identitydesign, students will be able to demonstrate throughcritiques, discussions, and coursework the principles andelements of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design branding andidentity work, students will apply professional awareness,and understand the physical preparation needed to enterthe graphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN: ENTREPRENEURIALGRAPHIC DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When completing a graphic design project, students willbe able to demonstrate efficiency in the visual vocabularyand technical skills relevant to graphic design. When assigned a graphic design project, students willdemonstrate an understanding of the design processthrough research, ideation, development, and presentationof graphic design. When considering the context of a graphic designsolution, students will understand the cultural, social, andeconomic environment in which their ideas, products,and strategic solutions apply.2020-2021 Catalog

When evaluating graphic design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and elements of design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design work,students will apply professional awareness, andunderstand the physical preparation needed to enter thegraphic design workspace. When creating a small graphic design business, studentswill apply professional awareness, and understand thephysical preparation needed to enter the graphic designworkspace. When developing a small graphic design business,students will apply professional awareness, anddemonstrate and apply marketing needed to enter thegraphic design workspace. When developing a small graphic design business,students will apply professional awareness, and createa basic business plan needed to enter the graphic designworkspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN:PACKAGING DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When developing a graphic design packagingdesign project, students will be able to demonstratea fundamental understanding of basic elements oftypography (e.g., fonts, leading, kerning and tracking,etc.). When assigned a graphic design packaging designproject, students will be able to research, conceptualize,render, and create a vector-based design solution. When assigned a graphic design packaging designproject, students will be able to use advanced tools andmenus within a package software program to producepackaging design solutions. When evaluating graphic design packaging design,students will be able to demonstrate through critiques,discussions, and coursework the principles and elementsof design. When creating a portfolio of graphic design packagingdesign work, students will apply professional awareness,and understand the physical preparation needed to enterthe graphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN:PUBLICATION DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When developing a graphic design publicationdesign project, students will be able to demonstratea fundamental understanding of basic elements oftypography (e.g., fonts, leading, kerning and tracking,etc.). When assigned a graphic design publication designproject, students will be able to use fundamental toolsand menus within a publication design software program. When evaluating graphic design publication design,students will be able to demonstrate through critiques,discussions, and coursework the principles and elementsof design.2020-2021 Catalog When creating a portfolio of graphic design publicationdesign work, students will apply professional awareness,and understand the physical preparation needed to enterthe graphic design workspace.GRAPHIC DESIGN:WEBSITE DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When developing a website design project, students willbe able to demonstrate a fundamental understandingof basic elements of typography (e.g., fonts, leading,kerning and tracking, etc.). When assigned a website design project, students will beable to use advanced tools within a raster- and bitmapbased design software program. When assigned a website design project, students willbe able to use advanced tools and menus within websitedesign software programs to produce website designsolutions. When evaluating website design, students will be ableto demonstrate through critiques, discussions, andcoursework the principles and elements of design. When creating a portfolio of website design work,students will apply professional awareness, andunderstand the physical preparation needed to enter thewebsite design workspace.MUSIC – AA DEGREEMUSIC – AA-T DEGREE Students will demonstrate a second-year undergraduatelevel competency in piano performance and pianoliterature. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform in alarge ensemble, chamber group, or as a soloist throughblending, playing in tune and adhering to articulationsand dynamics while conducting or being conducted inmany different styles and periods. Students will demonstrate a second-year undergraduatelevel competency in music theory and musicianshipthrough four-part chorale writing, analysis, audiation, anddictation of baroque through contemporary music styles. Students will demonstrate an understanding of thecultural, socioeconomic, and political implications ofmusic history from antiquity through contemporarymusic styles. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding andpractical knowledge of music technology.MUSIC AND INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY– AS DEGREE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions, and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding and practical knowledge of musictechnology in the areas of music production, studiorecording, and live sound reinforcement.Río Hondo College / 261

Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding of the creative processes for songwritingand electronic music production. Students will be able to demonstrate a first-yearundergraduate level competency in music theory andmusicianship through four-part chorale writing, analysis,audiation, and dictation of diatonic music examples. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding ofthe cultural, socio-economic, and political implications ofcontemporary music history.MUSIC: INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONIC MUSIC– CERTIFICATE Students will be able to produce electronic music inspecified genres. Students will be able to compose electronic musicutilizing various types of synthesis and samples. Students will be able to create electronic music utilizingvarious digital and analog formats. Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding and practical knowledge of musictechnology in the areas of music production, studiorecording, and live sound reinforcement.MUSIC: ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MUSIC– CERTIFICATE Students will be able to write complex electronic musicincorporating contemporary harmony and moderncompositional processes. Students will be able to compose electronic musicutilizing various types of advanced synthesis. Students will be able to program mapping for variousgesture controllers. Students will be able to demonstrate a second-yearundergraduate level competency in music theory andmusicianship through four-part chorale writing, analysis,audiation, and dictation of diatonic music examples. Students will be able to collaborate effectively throughgroup project-based learning.MUSIC: INTRODUCTORY SONGWRITING ANDARRANGING – CERTIFICATE Students will be able to compose original songs andlyrics in specified genres. Students will be able to analyze basic songs in orderto identify genre, form, structure, groove, and lyricalelements. Students will be able to create a lead sheet for originalcompositions. Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry.262 / Río Hondo College Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding and practical knowledge of musictechnology in the areas of music production, studiorecording, and live sound reinforcement.MUSIC: ADVANCED SONGWRITING ANDARRANGING – CERTIFICATE Students will be able to write complex songs byincorporating contemporary harmony and form. Students will be able to analyze complex songsin order to identify genre, form, structure, groove, andlyrical elements. Students will be able to create a lead sheet, score, andparts for strings, horn section, and back-up harmonies. Students will be able to compose melodies and theiraccompaniment using harmony or counterpoint. Students will be able to demonstrate a second-yearundergraduate level competency in music theory andmusicianship through four-part chorale writing, analysis,audiation, and dictation of diatonic music examples. Students will be able to collaborate effectively throughgroup project-based learning.MUSIC: INTRODUCTORY SOUND DESIGN– CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding and practical knowledge of musictechnology in the areas of music production and studiorecording. Students will be able to use basic approaches to digitalsignal processing (DSP) and synthesis to generate andsculpt sound. Students will be able to work in an intermediate-level,collaborative sound designing environment to produce asuccessful deliverable.MUSIC: ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN– CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an advancedunderstanding and knowledge of music technology in theareas of music production and studio recording. Students will be able to use more complex approaches todigital signal processing (DSP) and synthesis to generateand sculpt sound. Students will be able to work in an advanced-level,collaborative sound designing environment to produce asuccessful deliverable. Students will be able to explain advanced theoreticalprinciples and concepts necessary to create complexsounds.2020-2021 Catalog

MUSIC: LIVE SOUND ENGINEER– CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to demonstrate a basicunderstanding and practical knowledge of musictechnology in the areas of music production and studiorecording. Students will be able to demonstrate how to set up, test,tune, and troubleshoot a live sound reinforcement system. Students will be able to demonstrate specific tasksthat include operating a front-of-house mix andstage monitors from a side-stage mixing board, andperforming tasks that include audio feedback as well ascommunication with musicians. Students will be able to collaborate effectively throughgroup project-based learning.MUSIC: RECORDING ENGINEER – CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to use digital audio workstation(DAW) software for recording and non-linear audioediting. Students will be able to set up, record, and document arecording session. Students will be able to collaborate effectively throughgroup project-based learning.MUSIC: MUSIC PRODUCTION – CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to provide leadership as a postproduction team member by giving direction to andworking with engineers, managers, and performers. Students will be able to organize, conduct, and produce arecording session. Students will be able to collaborate effectively throughgroup project-based learning.MUSIC: MUSIC COMPOSITION – CERTIFICATE Students will be able to demonstrate an understandingof how the music business functions and the role ofprofessionals in the industry. Students will be able to demonstrate a second-yearundergraduate level competency in music theory andmusicianship through four-part chorale writing, analysis,audiation, and dictation of diatonic music examples. Students will be able to utilize contemporarycompositional styles and techniques for the purpose oftraining for work as composers in the music as well asscoring films, video games, and other media.2020-2021 Catalog Students will be able to analyze complex musicalcompositions.PHOTOGRAPHY – AA DEGREE Río Hondo photography majors will create properlyexposed photographs that demonstrate effective controlof aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings in variouslighting situations. Students will demonstrate an understanding of thesafe and proper use of equipment including cameras,darkroom, lighting, and digital equipment. Students will identify basic principles of photographiccomposition and apply these elements in the creation ofphotographic images. Students will recognize and identify important historicphotographic genres based on their formal and conceptualelements. Students will demonstrate visual literacy by verballyanalyzing both the formal and conceptual properties ofphotographic works utilizing appropriate photographicvocabulary. Students will create a portfolio of photographic workthat demonstrates an understanding of print finishing andpresentation.THEATER ARTS – AS DEGREETHEATER ARTS – AA-T DEGREE All Theatre Arts majors will identify basic theatrevocabulary and terminology (for example, stagedirections and theatre genres). Students will demonstrate an understanding of basicbackstage practices and procedures. Students will memorize and perform a live scenesuccessfully.Behavioral andSocial Science DivisionANTHROPOLOGY – AA-T DEGREE Students will analyze and interpret anthropological dataand theories. Students will apply cross-cultural methods of analysis. Students will demonstrate an understanding ofanthropological information.CHICANO STUDIES – AA DEGREE Students will (1) define and explain the basic terms andconcepts with the field of Chicano/a Studies; (2) identifyand analyze at minimum two contemporary issuesaffecting the Chicano/a//Latinx community.CHILD DEVELOPMENT – AS DEGREE Students will explain and demonstrate the principles ofdevelopmentally appropriate practice while planningfor and interacting with children in the early childhoodclassroom.Río Hondo College / 263

CHILD DEVELOPMENT – CERTIFICATE Students will explain and demonstrate the principles ofdevelopmentally appropriate practice while planningfor and interacting with children in the early childhoodclassroom. Students will demonstrate an ability to read andcomprehend philosophical texts by accurately identifyingthe main point and supporting points.DRUG STUDIES – AS DEGREE Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts,theories, and techniques that are foundational to thepractice of addiction treatment. Students will develop/articulate a critical understandingof the work of Western philosophers, demonstratingthrough competent paraphrase. Students will demonstrate an understanding ofassessment methods, treatment planning, and casemanagement. Students will demonstrate an understanding of recoveryoriented behavior in addiction treatment management. Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethicalpractices in addiction treatment.DRUG STUDIES – CERTIFICATE Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts,theories, and techniques that are foundational to thepractice of addiction treatment. Students will demonstrate an understanding ofassessment methods, treatment planning, and casemanagement. Students will demonstrate an understanding of recoveryoriented behavior in addiction treatment management. Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethicalpractices in addiction treatment.GENERAL STUDIES: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR ANDSELF-DEVELOPMENT – AA DEGREE Students will think critically in order to understand socialissues.GENERAL STUDIES:SOCIAL SCIENCES – AA DEGREE Students will think critically in order to understand socialissues. Students will apply the basic elements of a philosophicaltheory to a real world scenario. Students will defend a philosophical position orargument. Students will evaluate the validity of a deductiveargument. Students will evaluate the strength of an inductiveargument. Students will reason effectively.PRESCHOOL TEACHER – CERTIFICATE Students will explain and demonstrate the principles ofdevelopmentally appropriate practice while planningfor and interacting with children in the early childhoodclassroom.PSYCHOLOGY – AA-T DEGREE Given research findings and theories in psychology,students will describe and/or evaluate the role thatgenetics and environment play in different behaviors. Students will compare and contrast the experimentalmethod to other types of inquiry. Students will identify the important historical figures inpsychology and explain their key contributions to thefield.SOCIOLOGY – AA-T DEGREE Students will understand the foundations of Sociology asa discipline. Students will have a broad understanding of society andsocial behavior. Students will recognize verbally or in writing thebasic vocabulary and concepts of at least one social orbehavioral science discipline. Students will understand the importance of social andhistorical contexts.HISTORY – AA-T DEGREE Students will demonstrate command of historicalchronology and basic literacy of key events associatedwith the study of the past.Business Division Students will accurately identify historical sources andthen apply appropriate historical methods to explain whatthe source reveals about its historical context. Students will accurately describe, compare, andevaluate historical interpretations (secondary sources),analyzing them for their relative quality, accuracy, andpersuasiveness.PHILOSOPHY – AA-T DEGREE Given previous instruction in a philosophical theory,students will correctly identify and explain the basicelements of that theory.264 / Río Hondo College Students will demonstrate basic social analysis skills.ACCOUNTING – AS DEGREE Students will demonstrate an understanding of basicaccounting principles and procedures as well as the roleof accounting and bookkeeping within various businessorganizations. Students will apply critical thinking skills derived fromknowledge of accounting theory to financial analysis andmanagement decision making. Students will recognize and understand the importanceof ethics and social responsibility in the accountingprofession.2020-2021 Catalog

Students will analyze, process, and report financialinformation in accordance with generally acceptedaccounting principles within established normal andcomputerized protocols. Students will relate material from completed courses totheir current and future professional needs, even if theseneeds fall into a different discipline.ACCOUNTING – CERTIFICATE Students will demonstrate an understanding of basicaccounting principles and procedures, as well as the roleof accounting and bookkeeping within various businessorganizations. Students will apply critical thinking skills derived fromknowledge of accounting theory to financial analysis andmanagement decision making. Students will recognize and understand the importanceof ethics and social responsibility in the accountingprofession. Students will analyze, process, and report financialinformation in accordance with generally acceptedaccounting principles within established normal andcomputerized protocols.ACCOUNTING FOR GOVERNMENT ANDNONPROFIT ORGANZATIONS – CERTIFICATE Students will develop a comprehensive understanding ofaccounting as an “information system.” Students will record and analyze business transactionsusing accounting software. Students will distinguish between the main objectives forcommercial entities, government entities, and not-forprofit entities. Students will identify, compare, and explain the basicfund types for state and local governmental accounting. Students will describe and analyze how accountingconcepts apply to state and local governmentalaccounting. Students will prepare basic governmental and not-forprofit budgetary, operating, and closing entries.BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – AA DEGREE Students will evaluate the use of financial budgetingconcepts to make sound decisions in managing businessfinances through the preparation of financial statements,recording and posting journal entries, and transformingdata into information.BUSINESS MARKETING –AS DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE Students will analyze a business situation by conductinga SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunitiesand threats) and utilize the outcomes to make businessdecisions. Students will create a marketing plan that explains themarketing mix and defines the appropriate target market. Given a business marketing situation, students willidentify the most profitable segments of the market,define the logical target market, and describe how thebusiness of product will be positioned.COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:COMPUTER SYSTEMS – AS DEGREE ANDCERTIFICATE Students will demonstrate basic computer literacy skillsincluding operating input/output devices and proficiencyin the Microsoft Office applications suite. Students will apply critical-thinking and problem-solvingskills required by employers and four-year universities. Students will analyze a problem and identify and definethe computing requirements required for its solution.COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:CLOUD COMPUTING PRACTITIONER– CERTIFICATE Students will apply critical-thinking and problem-solvingskills in a cloud computing environment. Students will learn installation and configuration of cloudcomputing resources for an enterprise environment. Students will understand the architectural principlesrequired to build a cloud system that meets identifiedtechnical requirements. Student will demonstrate basic knowledge of thecybersecurity principles of confidentiality, integrity, andavailability (CIA).COMPUTER INFO

the graphic design workspace. GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEBSITE DESIGN – CERTIFICATE When developing a website design project, students will be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic elements of typography (e.g., fonts, leading, kerning and tracking, etc.). When assigned a website design project, students will be