ERIC Number: ED121174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Capstone Baccalaureate Degree Programs Which Build on Competencies Gained in Community College Occupationally Oriented Programs and Work Experience.
Wood, Eugene S.; Stitt, Thomas R.
The purpose of a Capstone Program is to provide an opportunity for an occupationally competent student to complete a baccalaureate degree with no more than two additional years of college. A two-year Capstone Program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale was developed in 1972 to provide occupational graduates from community colleges with additional knowledge, skills, and teaching competencies. One hundred and three students were enrolled in the program during the school year 1973-74. These students, selected from all areas of Illinois, were enrolled in six schools or colleges in the university. Scholastically they achieved as well as or slightly better than the regular transfer students. The Capstone students may have gained their competencies from a community college, technical school, military, and/or work experience. It would appear that this concept will serve a need if it is applied properly with concern for what the student should achieve rather than how the institution can remain unchanged. The project staff and consultants believe that the Capstone concept is a viable method of training occupational teachers in Illinois. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.