ERIC Number: ED250053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Report on High Technology Programs in Illinois Public Community Colleges.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Survey results are presented from a study of the steps being taken by the 52 Illinois public community colleges to develop and provide programs in high technology fields. First, high technology programs are defined as those occupational programs that educate and train individuals to operate, maintain, and/or repair micro-electronic or computerized machinery or equipment, or to fabricate or analyze new materials, such as plastics or alloys. Next, information is presented by program on the number of colleges offering particular programs, fall 1982 enrollments, 1983 program completers, and job placement rates of completers. In addition, a summary is provided of the high technology programs offered for 30 or more semester credit hours, or less than 30 semester credit hours. Study highlights include: (1) all but three colleges offered programs in one or more fields defined as high technology; (2) 45 colleges offered computer programming, 31 offered electronics engineering technology, and 18 offered radiologic technology programs; (3) 23 colleges offered courses of less than 30 semester credit hours in computer programming, 11 each in computer operating and word processing, and 10 in data entry; (4) 19 colleges offered courses of 30 semester credit hours or more in word processing and 16 in computer programming; and (5) the computer programming degree programs enrolled 18,184 students in fall 1982, and 62.4% of the 1,337 program completers were known to be placed in jobs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.