ERIC Number: ED224527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Cosmetology Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute--Fall, 1981.
Pipes, V. David
In fall 1981, the cosmetology program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) was evaluated as part of a process to create a model for the periodic evaluation of all occupational programs at the school. In addition to collecting information for planning and program improvement, the study sought to assess the achievement of program objectives, to measure student and employer satisfaction, and to determine the outcomes of public expenditures. Program evaluations were solicited and received from 23 students who graduated before fall 1979 (26% of those contacted); 21 students who graduated after fall 1979 (50% of those contacted); 14 of 75 businesses employing cosmetologists; 5 employers of consenting graduates; cosmetology advisory committee members; both cosmetology instructors; and the department chair. Selected evaluation results indicate: (1) 86% of the recent and 43% of the earlier graduates were currently employed in the field; (2) recent graduates had a much higher estimation of their training than earlier graduates; (3) while 62% of the employers responding to the general survey rated CCC&TI graduates lower than graduates of other schools, current employers of specific graduates gave them good or excellent ratings in all skill areas; and (4) needs were expressed for additional equipment and classroom space and increased emphasis on manicuring, wig care, and specialized services for black patrons. The survey instruments are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caldwell Community Coll. and Technical Inst., Lenoir, NC.