Course Specific Research Support for DS 203: 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

Fuel Injection System Diagnostics & Cat Elect Eng Controls course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Daily/weekly/term project portfolio.

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


  • Devise a topic statement with general and specific aspects, and alternative terms
  • Recognize the difference of purpose between commercial and independent review sources
  • Understand the concept of proprietary information

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for DS 203


  1. Identify industry specific professional level information providers
  2. Locate industry groups which provide job listings and professional development
  3. Locate and use company history and financial information



Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Develop a topic statement for searching industry specific publications and websites
  2. Use advanced web searching strategies to identify current job openings and regional companies
  3. Locate reliable sources of industry specific and company information

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.


Diesel Service Technology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

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

Contact: Sara Robertson, Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger