ERIC Number: ED337690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Demonstration Program for High Technology Training. Performance Report.
Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.
A model project at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, provided a degree-bearing second-year course of vocational study to a nontraditional audience seeking high-technology training. The flexible, competency-based program offered three paths of study: a course in personal computing resulting in a diploma or an associate degree, an Associate of General Studies degree in Advanced Technology, and courses to be taken for skills upgrading/enhancement. The program was designed to use flexible study time, laboratory time, industry representatives, educational facilitators, and other college personnel in an innovative way. It was conducted during evenings to ensure accessibility. From summer of 1990 through spring of 1991, 73 students (68% female) participated in the program, 13 more than initially targeted. Of the 15 students who graduated during this time, 8 found employment in a related field, 5 found unrelated employment, and 2 continued their training. Costs per student were approximately $5,000. The project required input from a project supervisor, a project coordinator/secretary, a matriculation specialist, educational facilitators, and release instructors. (Appendixes, which make up more than one-half the report, include dissemination material--outreach letters, program brochures, newspaper advertisements, and a dissemination workshop agenda--and an external evaluator's report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Programs, Computer Science, Demonstration Programs, General Education, Information Dissemination, Microcomputers, Models, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.