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ERIC Number: ED017271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-15
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT AS REPORTED BY POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS.
STEPHENSON, DON
IN 1967, GRADUATES OF THE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM OF CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE WERE SENT A QUESTIONNAIRE ASKING HOW THEY RATED THE CURRICULUM AND WHAT THEY DID AFTER GRADUATION. THE 178 STUDENTS POLLED HAD GRADUATED AT ANY TIME DURING THE 14-YEAR LIFE OF THE PROGRAM. SEVENTY-EIGHT USABLE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED, FROM WHICH THE FOLLOWING DATA WERE ABSTRACTED--(1) 23 GRADUATES DID NOT WORK IN ELECTRONICS, (2) 27 TOOK FURTHER WORK IN THE FIELD, (3) STARTING SALARIES, TITLES AND DUTIES VARIED WIDELY, AND (4) THERE WAS HIGH CORRELATION BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS TAUGHT AND ACTUAL JOB REQUIREMENTS. THE ONLY CHANGES IN THE COURSE THAT SEEMED INDICATED WERE ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS ON TRANSISTORS INSTEAD OF ON TUBES AND MORE TIME FOR BASIC THEORY AND TROUBLE SHOOTING. ONLY FOUR RESPONDENTS CONSIDERED THE PROGRAM A POOR ONE. OF THE 74 WHO RECALLED IT FAVORABLY, HALF WOULD RECOMMEND THE COURSE TO FRIENDS. A MORE COMPREHENSIVE STUDY, TO INCLUDE DROPOUTS AND TRANSFERS, IS RECOMMENDED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Contra Costa Coll., San Pablo, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Pablo)