ERIC Number: ED212317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Follow-Up Study of Associate of Applied Science Degree Graduates at Mississippi County Community College, 1977-1981.
Hughes, G. Edward
A survey of 161 students who graduated from Mississippi County Community College (MCCC) during the years 1977-79 with an associate of applied science degree was conducted to determine the occupational success of the graduates, their perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of MCCC, and suggestions for improvement. The survey instrument solicited information concerning; (1) the relationship of the graduate's job to his/her course of study; (2) reasons for not locating a job related to MCCC studies; and (3) the quality of MCCC with regard to practical and theoretical instruction, career orientation, placement services, required and elective courses, and academic advising. In addition, suggestions for improvement were sought through two open-ended questions. Selected findings, based on a 67.3% response rate, reveal that 69.4% of the respondents had jobs related to their studies; the blending of theory and practice at MCCC was favorably rated by most graduates; and general education courses received slightly lower ratings than required vocational courses. The survey report summarizes findings and compares selected data with a similar study conducted in 1979. Appendices include the survey instrument, responses to open-ended questions, and tables that compare findings among graduates in eight majors: agriculture, criminal justice, human services, industrial technology, mid-management, nursing, secretarial science, and solar technology. (KL)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Courses, Education Work Relationship, Graduate Surveys, Human Services, Industry, Middle Management, Office Occupations Education, Participant Satisfaction, Police Education, Questionnaires, Secretaries, Solar Radiation, Student Personnel Services, Technology, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi County Community Coll., Blytheville, AR.