ERIC Number: ED265896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Present and Proposed Occupational and Degree Programs Offered by the Saddleback Community College District and the Labor Market in Orange County.
Glenn, Hugh W.
Designed to assist in determining the need for the present and proposed occupational and degree programs offered by the Saddleback Community College District (SCCD), this report examines selected demographic and labor market data related to Orange County, California, industrial and occupational trends, and employment opportunities for SCCD program graduates. Section I presents background information, covering Orange County labor market conditions, population data, and industrial trends. Section II compares SCCD's present occupational programs and certificate options with projections regarding specific and related job openings in Orange County by 1990. Section III identifies occupations with at least 500 projected job openings by 1990 which are not addressed by present district programs. In section IV, SCCD's proposed occupational and degree programs are listed and compared with job openings in Orange County projected for 1990. After section V summarizes occupational trends in Orange County, section VI provides a summary of findings. They show that: (1) SCCD presently offers 45 degree programs, 81 occupational programs, 89 certificate options, 6 training programs, and 1 apprenticeship program; (2) while some district programs prepare students in areas where the need for workers is great (e.g., accounting, automobile mechanics, nursing, sales and manufacturing), other programs prepare students for occupations where few jobs exist and are not expected to exist in the near future (e.g., emergency medical technician, fashion merchandising, oceanographer, and dietetic technician); and (3) of the 29 degree and occupational programs proposed for implementation in the SCCD by 1988, 55% are in the areas of engineering and related technology and health. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll. District, Mission Viejo, CA.