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ERIC Number: ED010735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING CLASSES, LOS ANGELES METROLITAN COLLEGE, FALL, 1965.
HILLEARY, HELENA
AN INFORMATION FORM ADMINISTERED TO 520 STUDENTS IN BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING CLASSES SHOWED THAT THESE STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED IN AN AVERAGE OF 1.5 SUCH CLASSES, AND THAT THEY INCLUDED MORE MEN AND STUDENTS OVER 30 YEARS OF AGE THAN THE TOTAL COLLEGE POPULATION. OVER 15 PERCENT HAD EARNED AA DEGREES OR HIGHER, AND 32 PERCENT HAD NO PREVIOUS COLLEGE. SIXTY-EIGHT PERCENT STATED DEGREE OBJECTIVES. WHILE THE TREND HAS BEEN TOWARD AN INCREASE IN THE RATIO OF DATA PROCESSING ENROLLMENTS TO TOTAL ENROLLMENT, DECREASES WERE NOTED IN ACCOUNTING, OFFICE MACHINES, AND SECRETARIAL SCIENCE. THE PROGRAMMERS APTITUDE TEST PREPARED BY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION SHOWED THAT STUDENTS WITH AN A, B, OR C SCORE HAD AN 85 PERCENT CHANCE OF OBTAINING A C OR BETTER IN A DATA PROCESSING CLASS. TABLES PRESENT SUCH DATA AS RESIDENCE, PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATIONAL GOALS, AND VOCATIONAL GOALS. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Trade-Technical Coll., CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)