ERIC Number: ED119762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-4
Reference Count: N/A
Oakton Community College Computerized Vocational Information System, 1974-75.
Bush, James E.
The Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS) at Oakton Community College (OCC) is an integrated set of guidance systems designed to help students expand their awareness of the various career and educational opportunities available to them. Terminals are available for student use every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Career Exploration subsystem of CVIS permits a student to explore and receive specific information about 450 occupations. Three College Planning subsystems provide general and specific information about various four-year colleges and their programs. The Technical Specialized School subsystem enables the student to identify local technical and specialized schools. The Apprenticeship subsystem uses a tutorial approach to inform students about apprenticeships in general and about local apprenticeship opportunities. The Employment Opportunities subsystem provides computer assisted instruction to inform the student about the process of making decisions related to job selection. A Military Information subsystem provides students with a teaching script about draft obligations, deferments, enlistment, military academies, and ROTC units. The Transfer Planning to Illinois Schools subsystem assists students in planning their OCC programs. Results of various surveys indicate that CVIS is well-received and well-utilized by students and counselors alike. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.