ERIC Number: ED169975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Survey of Former Architecture Technology Students. Volume IX, No. 14.
Yohanan, Joseph; Lucas, John A.
A follow-up study of former architectural technology (ATE) students at Harper College was conducted to evaluate the program and to provide planning data. Students who had enrolled in three or more ATE courses between 1974 and spring 1977 provided a target population of 190 students to whom the survey instrument was mailed. After non-respondents were interviewed by phone, a response rate of 64% was achieved. Results showed that most respondents had been in the architecture technology associate degree program. About 60% were employed full-time and another 20% part-time. Most of the remaining 20% were in college. The most frequent job duties reported were drafting, surveying, carpentry, and electrical skills. Only 12% of the duties reported were unrelated to ATE. The average salary reported was over $16,000. Even though ATE was not designed as a transfer program, many respondents continued their education after leaving Harper. Approximately 42% either had achieved or aspired to eventually achieve baccalaureate degrees. Those transferring demonstrated an average 2.74 grade point average at their new college compared to their 2.66 average at Harper. Three-fourths of the students' courses were able to be transferred. Survey results are detailed and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.