ERIC Number: ED208923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Experience Based Career Education...the College Experience. A Program Manual for Development and Management of Community Based Career Exploration at the College Level.
This manual describes the Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) program at Hagerstown Junior College (HJC) as a model for community colleges interested in implementing a community-based career exploration program. The first sections of the manual present background information on the program and HJC. Next, the components of the EBCE program are described, including a career exploration course providing work-site experience, a career planning course offering weekly seminars in systematic career planning, and individualized academic courses in which students learn through work-site experience. Next, a section on community cooperation covers methods of site recruitment, development, and evaluation and reviews some employer concerns. Student recruitment techniques, entry interviews and orientations, site placement methods, career exploration course requirements, and procedures for student program evaluation are considered next. Aspects of program management are then detailed, including student selection and registration, staffing, institutional communication, evaluation, and budgeting. Special program features such as the Community Advisory Committee, year-end reception, and program flexibility are discussed prior to the presentation of considerations for program implementation. The manual then presents a checklist for a program feasibility study. The extensive appendices include course syllabi, guides for staff and students, an organizational chart, and a resource person questionnaire. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.