ERIC Number: ED030723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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A Survey of Career Programs in Illinois Public Junior Colleges. Fall Term 1968.
One of the most significant educational developments in the junior colleges in Illinois is the commitment to career oriented programs. In 1960, five junior colleges offered five specialized technical programs. In the 1968-69 school year, 41 campuses offered 89 areas of specialization with a total of 610 programs including 483 associate degree and 127 certificate programs. Enrollments in career oriented programs numbered 2,891 or 22.2 percent of total enrollment, with credit hours totaling 182,284 or 19.8 percent of the total credit hours represented by the enrollment. The breakdown of program offerings is as follows: associate degree programs--(1) business, secretarial, 39.5 percent, (2) technology, 26.1 percent, (3) health, 12.2 percent, (4) public service, 8.5 percent, (5) agriculture, 8.1 percent, (6) trades, 1.5 percent, and (7) others, 4.1 percent; and certificate programs--(1) business-secretarial, 37.8 percent, (2) health, 18.8 percent, (3) technology, 16.5 percent, (4) trades, 16.5 percent, (5) public service, 6.4 percent, (6) agriculture, 2.4 percent, and (7) others, 1.6 percent. The document presents detailed tabulations of programs offered, campuses offering specific programs, numbers of sections and class sizes. (FP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Careers, College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, Office Occupations Education, School Surveys, Service Occupations, State Surveys, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.