ERIC Number: ED251133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Community College Occupational Education: Status and Trends.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
The 39 Illinois public community college districts currently offer 3,467 individual curricula within 258 discrete occupational fields. Within the past 18 months, slightly more curricula have been withdrawn then added, with the office occupations category showing a net gain of 36 curricula and the categories of home economics and protective services each showing a net loss of 17 curricula. Opening fall term enrollment of students declaring an occupational curriculum has remained relatively constant at approximately one-third of the total enrollment for the past several years. The reported number of associate degree graduates increased by nearly 20% from fiscal year (FY) 1982 to FY 1983, while the total number of occupational program completers increased 12%. In 1983, the Generic Course List was developed and implemented. All courses were reexamined and some were reclassified consistently from college to college. While the number of courses classified as occupational declined somewhat due to the reclassification in conjunction with the development of the Generic Course List, the number of credit hours generated in the three occupational/vocational funding categories has increased an average of 28% from FY 1980 to FY 1983. The unit cost per credit hour also increased during this same period, but at a lesser rate, from a high of 11% in the business/service category to a low of 7% in the health funding category. Data tables are presented throughout this report, which analyzes the current status of and short-term trends in occupational programs in the Illinois public colleges. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.