ERIC Number: ED377901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
5-Year Report of JCCC Career Programs, Fall 1988 to Spring 1993.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Findings from annual follow-up studies of career program completers at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) were summarized for the classes of 1988-89 through 1992-93. Approximately one in three JCCC students has declared a career-related educational objective since the college's inception, and the number and variety of career programs has grown as the college expanded. Trends evident over the past 5 years include the following: (1) enrollment in career programs increased by 42% between summer 1988 and spring 1992, but declined slightly over the 1992-93 academic year; (2) programs which more than doubled in enrollment between 1988-89 and 1992-93 were civil engineering, biomedical equipment technology, office automation technology, and chef apprentice; (3) programs showing the greatest numerical increase in enrollment were data processing, business administration, accounting, commercial art, and chef apprentice; (4) a smaller percent of females, whites, and part-time students were found in career programs than in the JCCC student body as a whole in 1993; (5) the number of career program completers declined between 1988-89 and 1989-90, then increased each of the following 4 years for a net increase of 23%; (6) programs producing the largest number of completers were paralegal, emergency medical technology, data processing, nursing, commercial art, police academy, business administration, and hospitality management; (7) 80% of the respondents to short-term follow-up studies conducted over the past 5 years reported that they were working in a job related to their career program; (8) the overall average hourly wage of respondents employed full-time in a education-related job increased by 15% between 1989 and 1993, from $10.36 to $11.86; (9) 86% of the employed program completers expressed satisfaction with their jobs; and (10) more than 9 out of 10 employers provided positive evaluations of the overall job preparation received by the community college-trained employee. (KP)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employer Attitudes, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Technical Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.