Program Outcomes, Performance and Student Achievement
Upon graduation, students will:
1.  Be prepared to fulfill the role of an entry level Firefighter
Methods of Assessment: a. Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC Firefighter I and II certifications
b. 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better
c. Employer Surveys
2. Be prepared to fulfill the role of a basic Emergency Medical Technician
Methods of Assessment: a. Employer Surveys
3.  Be prepared to fulfill the role of a Hazardous Materials First Responder at the Awareness and Operations Level
Methods of Assessment: a. Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC Hazardous Materials certifications at the Awareness and Operations Level
b. 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better
c. Employer Surveys
4.  Be accepted into a 4 year college/university if they apply to continue their education to the   Baccalaureate level
Methods of Assessment: a. Students are accepted into a 4 year college/university that has Articulation Agreements, or any other regionally accredited college/university if they apply
b. Program Director survey of graduates
5.  Be prepared to successfully compete for advancement above the rank of Firefighter
Methods of Assessment: a. Annual Fire Chief/Employer Survey

 

2010 Program Outcome Results
Program Outcomes 1, 2, and 3 – Outcomes were all positive. All five (5) graduates meet certification requirements, and employer surveys were they agreed or strongly agreed graduates were fulfilling their expected roles.
Program Outcome 4 – Three (3) prior graduates of the program were pursuing their education beyond the Associates degree level.
Program Outcome 5 – Two prior graduates had been promoted in 2010, and one promoted who is currently enrolled in the program.
 
2011 Program Outcome Results
Program Outcomes 1, 2, and 3 – Outcomes were all positive. All five (5) graduates meet certification requirements, and employer surveys were they agreed or strongly agreed graduates were fulfilling their expected roles.
Program Outcome 4 – Zero (0) prior graduates of the program reported they were pursuing their education beyond the Associates degree level.
Program Outcome 5 – Three (3) prior graduates had been promoted in 2011.
 
2012 Program Outcome Results
Program Outcomes 1, 2, and 3 – Outcomes were all positive. Four (4) graduates that were hired by a fire department meet certification requirements, and employer surveys indicated they agreed or strongly agreed graduates were fulfilling their expected roles.
Program Outcome 4 – One (1) graduate of the program reported they were pursuing their education beyond the Associates degree level.
Program Outcome 5 – Two (2) prior graduates had been promoted in 2012.
Note - One 2012 graduate of the program was hired not by a Fire Department but by an Architectural Firm as a Fire Protection Designer I. The graduate was described by their Supervisor, a Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) as "talented", and requested that if I had any other graduates interested in the fire protection design/engineering field to please have them contact him because he was looking for "additional talent" like the college's graduate to hire.
 
2013 Program Outcome Results
Program Outcomes 1, 2, and 3 – Outcomes were all positive. Seven (7) graduates that were hired by a fire department meet certification requirements, and employer surveys indicated they agreed or strongly agreed graduates were fulfilling their expected roles except for (1) one graduate that was still such a new hire they received a "neutral" on Program outcomes 2 and 3 with the supervisor's comments stating the graduate "has great potential, and needs additional training and monitoring that you would expect of a probationary firefighter."
Program Outcome 4 – One (1) graduate of the program reported they were pursuing their education beyond the Associates degree level.
Program Outcome 5 – One (1) prior graduate had been promoted in 2013.
 
2014 Program Outcome Results
Program Outcomes 1, 2, and 3 – Outcomes were all positive. Six (6) graduates that were hired by a fire department meet certification requirements, and all employer surveys indicated they strongly agreed graduates were fulfilling their expected roles. One comment from the Rogers FD representative was "all three hires have taken even advanced classes during their probationary year such as Rope Rescue Technician and Confined Space Rescue and are doing great in all areas with good attitudes and work ethics."
Program Outcome 4 – Two (2) graduates of the program reported they were now pursuing their education beyond the Associates and Bachelors degree level at the Masters level.
Program Outcome 5 – Five (5) prior graduates have been promoted in 2014.