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ERIC Number: ED212314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Three Year Follow-Up Study, 1977-1978. Opinions from 1977-78 Graduates and Former Full-Time Students.
Walleri, R. Dan
A 1981 follow-up study of graduates and former full-time students from 1977-78 was conducted by Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) to determine the effectiveness of MHCC vocational programs in preparing students for employment and/or continuing education. Graduates were defined as associate degree or certificate recipients and non-graduates were identified as former students who completed at least 12 units during a quarter in 1977-78 and did not return in Fall, 1978. A questionnaire, mailed or administered by telephone, sought information on major program; objective in attending MHCC; continuing education at MHCC or other educational institutions; transfer credit; satisfaction with advising, training, and placement; employment status; relevance of job to MHCC program; income; and satisfaction with services offered at MHCC. Reported findings are based on responses from 431 graduates and 477 non-graduates. Vocational majors accounted for 79% of the graduate respondents and 44% of the non-graduate responses. Findings indicated that the majority of graduates and non-graduates were employed in jobs related to their MHCC programs and were satisfied with their training and employment. Continuing education was reported by 33% of the graduates and 48% of the non-graduates. Data tables and the survey instrument are included in the report and 1981 results are compared to a 1977-78 institutional study of the same subjects. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
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