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TO: EVOC 502/3 Instructor Dr. Joe Scarcella
FROM: Phil Fournier
RE: 502, WA3, Fournier

The purpose of EVOC 502 WA3 was to prepare a proposal for a course budget for the course I teach in Computerized Engine Control. The following six criteria were specified:

  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.
  2. Provide a brief narrative description of the course (similar to course descriptions prepared for the Course and Unit Plan Assignment from the EVOC 501 course) that indicates what the course is all about and the time frame for course delivery.
  3. List all of the expenses that would be incurred to run the course for one complete term. All items should be clearly identified. List items under separate categories such as facilities, equipment, materials, faculty, staff support and special activities.
  4. Make realistic estimates of the actual expenses based on information that reflects existing circumstances and resources.
  5. Indicate how much money the course is likely to generate (ADA or other institutional standard) on the basis of projected enrollment.
  6. Limit the length of the budget document to not more than two or three pages following the Fred Fudrucker format (see below) or submit an actual budget on forms required by an actual educational institution.

The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:

  1. Fournier, Phil - From my own professional experience.
  2. Factbook2004.pdf (available on the website; contains information from which I calculated the value of one FTES)
  3. (calculations for full-time equivalent student)

I believe that the attached report meets all six of above listed criteria and respectfully request full credit: one point for meeting each of the above listed criteria.

TO: Mr. Richard Collins, Dean of Instruction, Mt. San Jacinto College

FROM: Phil Fournier, Automotive Technology Instructor

DATE: 12/19/2004

RE: Budget Proposal Advanced Automotive Engine Performance


Advanced Engine Performance is a course that does not yet exist, but I feel there is a great need for it.  In the past we have taught two advanced courses with the titles of Computerized Engine Controls Level 1 and Level 2.  We have not been successful at filling either of these classes for some years now and the last time we attempted was in the fall of 2002.  I am proposing a new title for the course with a modified curriculum.  This course, Advanced Engine Performance, would meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks for a total of 48 hours.  Of those hours, 30 would be lecture and 18 would be lab.

Maximum enrollment is 25 students.

EXPENSES (calculated for maximum enrollment of 25 students)

Instructor's salary ($42/hr for 30 hrs, $40/hr for 18 hrs). .


Classroom facility expense ($10/hr for 48 hrs.) . . . . . . . . .


Tool Room attendant ($14/hr for 48 hrs.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Materials expense (insignificant fuel for vehicles) . . . . . . .


Administrative expense ($500/hr for 2 hrs.) . . . . . . . . . . . .




Total of ALL EXPENSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


INCOME (calculated assuming full enrollment)

FTES (2.28 with full enrollment, app. $4,000 per). . . . .


Student fees (3 units, $78 per student x 25). . . . . . . . . .




Total Income (assuming full enrollment). . . . . . . . . . . .



While it is highly unlikely that we would realize full enrollment in this class given the difficulty we have had in the past, I feel an enrollment of 12 students is not at all unlikely.  With the expansion of our facility, much of the classroom space is under-utilized at present.  The actual income per student works out to $442 each.  A three unit class of only 12 students would not only completely recover its costs; it would generate a small profit of around $1,200.  Other cost savings could be realized by running the class on the same night as other evening courses, thereby saving on tool room attendant costs.  In short, I realize that budgets are tight and that some classes have had to be cut.  But we have put significant investment into the improvement and expansion of the automotive facility.  This course would take advantage of those improvements and provide a valuable service to the community.