ERIC Number: ED211334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Science Requirements for Technical and Engineering Programs at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York. Final Technical Report.
Collins, John T.; Sarrubbo, John N.
Experience at Westchester Community College has indicated that a significant percentage of students enrolled in the Engineering Technologies program, and almost all of those enrolled in the Engineering Science program, transferred to four-year institutions. Course work in higher level mathematics, as well as inorganic chemistry and modern physics, was needed by students who transferred. In order to develop a program to meet the overall needs of these students, an inventory of student trends was necessary. The inventory included three activities. A survey was conducted of second-year students currently enrolled in the Engineering Science and Engineering Technology programs. This survey yielded a base line, established the existing goals and areas of interest of the current student population. A survey of graduates of the Engineering Technology and Engineering Science programs from 1973 through 1978 was conducted to determine past trends with respect to each of these programs. This survey was compared with the survey of current students in order to determine the reliability of the survey and the significant variations between current and past students. A survey of the four-year engineering technical colleges which accept most of the graduates from Westchester Community College's programs was conducted. It provided information indicative of the overall preparedness and success of Westchester Community College students at these institutions. Results of these surveys are presented and discussed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY.
Identifiers: Science Education Research