ERIC Number: ED099045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-23
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the Need for a Human Services Associate Degree Program on the Jackson County Campus.
Ello, Joseph G.; And Others
The purpose of this practicum was to test the belief that a need existed for a two-year associate degree program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College in the area of Human Services. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 25 community agencies, of which 78 percent responded. Results of the survey showed that nine of the responding agencies provided an inservice training program for workers with less than a four-year college degree, and three of the agencies reported that their programs met all of their training needs; agencies that did not provide training programs and those whose programs were not adequate felt that the Jackson County Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College could meet their needs; one agency felt that the college could not be of assistance, and four did not know if the college could be of assistance; four of the agencies reported that 57 employees would be eligible for job advancement if they earned a two-year degree in Human Services, and estimated that there were 22 positions open for people with such a degree; 12 agencies stated that they would accept interns enrolled in the program, 70 of which could be accepted each semester; 5 of the 12 agencies stated that they would be able to pay interns part-time wages; and 14 agencies were willing to help establish a curriculum for the program. (A copy of the questionnaire is included.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi