ERIC Number: ED286541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A "Student-Based" Catalog and Career Decision Guide.
Andrews, Hans A.
This document consists of a unique college catalog and an introductory paper explaining its rationale. The college catalog at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) is designed to assist potential students of all ages in career decision making as well as to provide a guide to IVCC's degree and certificate programs. It is written at a level high school students, parents, and others can read and understand, placing more emphasis on information that would be needed by students prior to enrollment than on materials needed after enrollment has taken place. The guide is coded to correspond to two nationally respected interest inventories: the Holland Self-Directed Search and the Strong-Campbell Vocational Interest Inventory. The personality codes in Holland's classification (i.e., realistic, investigative, social, conventional, enterprising, and artistic) have been matched up with six curriculum choices. Similarly, completion of career interest inventories provide for an immediate match-up with the college catalog's "Career Planning Information Section." For each curriculum offered at IVCC, the catalog provides career information on nature of the work, employment outlook, training and other qualifications needed, career leads, hiring institutions, and suggested high school subjects. Counselors have responded positively to the catalog. The "Catalog and Career Decision Guide" for 1987-88/1988-89 is provided. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Valley Community Coll., Oglesby.
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