ERIC Number: ED196476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Santa Ana College Human Services Program. Evaluation.
In order to assess the effectiveness of its Human Services vocational program, Santa Ana College (SAC) conducted a three-part study involving: (1) a survey of the 678 students (including 22 graduates) who had enrolled in a Human Services course from Fall 1976 through Summer 1980; (2) a survey of 178 Human Services agencies in Orange County, California; and (3) a review of Human Services job market data compiled by the state of California. The student questionnaire solicited information on students' educational goals and the extent to which they met their goals, their involvement in Human Services prior to enrollment, their current employment and educational activities, the impact of course work on their careers, and their evaluation of the training they had received at SAC. The agency survey sought to determine present and future demands for paraprofessional employees or volunteers, the number of current employees/volunteers with SAC training, the in-service training needs of agencies, the desirable qualifications for Human Services workers, and their familiarity with and evaluation of SAC's programs. The study report, based on a 45% response rate from the students and a 58% response rate from the agencies, presents graphical and textual analyses of all three study components and discusses the implications of the findings for four program objectives. The survey instruments are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Graduate Surveys, Human Services, Inservice Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA.