ERIC Number: ED310825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
1985-86 JCCC Career Program Completers: A 3-Year Follow-Up Study.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In April 1989, a 3-year follow-up study was conducted of students who completed a career program at Johnson County Community College (JCCC),in Kansas, during the 1985-86 academic year to obtain information on their career and educational experiences over an extended period of time. The 385 former students surveyed included career program graduates, certificate recipients, and students who completed sufficient courses to have either acquired new skills or enhanced existing skills. Of the study sample, 281 completed telephone interviews and 11 completed questionnaires for a response rate of 75.8%. Study findings included the following: (1) 91.5% of the respondents reported that they had achieved their main educational objectives, and 94.5% indicated that JCCC had improved their quality of life; (2) 82.8% were employed in jobs related to their course of study; (3) 88.4% indicated that they had progressed in their career since completion of their course of study, with 57% having received promotions; (4) 90.0% reported satisfaction with their current job, and only 22.0% were working in their current job prior to attending JCCC; (5) 87.1% were working full-time at an average hourly wage of $11.73; and (6) the majority of the respondents indicated that JCCC had helped them to improve a variety of personal and professional skills, including oral and written communication, decision-making, and tolerance for people and ideas. (VVC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: For a related report, see JC 890 432-434.