Course Specific Research Support for DS 105: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Fundamentals of Hydraulics & Air Conditioning Systems course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Technical research paper

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Identify parts, their system,  and the relationships of them
  • Devise a topic statement with general and specific aspects
  • Recognize the difference of purpose between commercial and independent review sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for DS 105

  1. Identify parts, specifications, and purposes of products related to hydraulics and air conditioning systems for information searching
  2. Identify industry specific professional level information providers
  3. Evaluate new products and proposed improvements of products using reliable information sources



Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Develop a topic statement for searching industry specific publications and websites
  2. Select effective search terms
  3. Locate reliable sources of industry specific information and product reviews

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

DS 103

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


DS 105

DS 203


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Diesel Service Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger