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ERIC Number: ED377901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.