ERIC Number: ED224529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Watauga Division Needs Assessment Survey.
Clegg, Margarette; Tippett, Candace, Ed.
In early 1982, a survey of the educational needs of adult residents of Watauga County was conducted by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI). The study sought to assess respondents' needs for additional curriculum programs, non-credit programs, educational services, general interest courses, and home courses by cablevision. Telephone interviews, using random-digit dialing, were conducted with 500 residents from the target population of 16,634 adults. Study findings indicated: (1) 95% of the residents were aware that CCC&TI offered programs through the Watauga Division; (2) the three credit programs requested by the greatest number of respondents were nursing, auto mechanics, and electronic data systems; (3) non-credit needs included programs for day care personnel, nurses' assistants, and emergency medical technicians; (4) the most requested general interest courses were beginning classes in photography, quilting, woodworking, and sewing; (5) 38% of the respondents had cablevision and 26% of these were interested in taking a course through this medium; (6) the programs most requested by respondents interested in obtaining a two-year degree were business administration and nursing and by four-year degree aspirants, business administration and computer science; and (7) respondents felt there was a need for more advertising, career counseling, and transportation. The report includes cost information, frequency tables, a discussion of the sampling method, and the questionnaire. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caldwell Community Coll. and Technical Inst., Lenoir, NC. Office of Research and Planning.