ERIC Number: ED105955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploratory Study of Student Recruitment in Community College Occupational Programs.
Ellis, V. Edward
This study sought to ascertain the factors and problems which influence student recruitment in occupational programs at Pasadena City College (PCC) in California. Perceptions of administrators at PCC and surrounding community colleges, faculty members of the Engineering and Technology Department, PCC students, and a number of local high school students were surveyed through a variety of questionnaires, interviews, and rating scales. Responses to the questionnaires and interviews are presented and the current recruitment efforts of PCC are reviewed. As a result of this study, the author recommends: (1) the employment of a student recruitment specialist to coordinate the total recruitment efforts at PCC; (2) the assignment of counselors to departments so that occupational students can be guided by counselors familiar with and in favor of the program; (3) the recruitment of more women into occupational programs; (4) a reward system for faculty members who devote time to student recruitment; (5) inservice programs on student recruitment for faculty members; (6) expansion of the Career Guidance Center; (7) better publicity; and (8) ongoing research to update and improve student recruitment. The questionnaires and interview formats are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pasadena City Coll., CA.