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ERIC Number: ED104453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 27
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An Assessment of Future Educational and Occupational Plans for Brevard Community College Technical Program Students.
Whitehead, Everett
This practicum studies the future educational and/or occupational plans of 223 technical program students enrolled in Brevard Community College (BCC) during the Fall 1973 term in order to suggest adjustments in college procedures to facilitate student transition to continued college or to their chosen professions. The characteristics of technical program students, their employment opportunities, and the general characteristics of community college technological programs in Florida are described. Reference is made to the similarity of engineering and engineering technician programs and the emerging controversy between the two disciplinines. Of the 223 respondents, 136 (58 percent) indicated plans to earn the Associate of Science degree. Students' future plans show 39 percent seeking employment only, 34 percent seeking part-time employment while they continue college, and 27 percent planning to attend college full-time. Twenty-eight percent indicated an interest in attending Florida Technical University (FTU) and obtaining the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) degree. As a result of the study, a junior year BET fore curriculum was established at the FTU Residence Center located on the BCC Cocoa Campus, with plans being formulated for senior year curriculum as well. Additional recommendations are also made. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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