ERIC Number: ED422040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Hot Programs at Community Colleges. AACC Research Brief.
Kienzl, Gregory; Woods, Tracy
To identify current community college programs for occupations in high demand by business and industry, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a survey of 1,120 colleges across the nation. The survey asked community colleges to identify "hot" programs, the number of students enrolled in these programs, and the average starting salary received by graduates. A program is considered "hot" when completers are hired immediately following, or in some cases before, graduation. The survey also asked community colleges to identify hot information technology (IT) programs separately, because these programs have exhibited the most industry and labor force growth since AACC's 1994 survey. Their continued growth can be shown in both the number of programs offered and in the average number of students enrolled in IT programs. Tables contained in the article show top hot programs and average salary by region, top 25 national hot programs, ten highest starting salaries, employment information and job growth. Comparisons between regional salaries, the 1997 and 1994 surveys, and employment projections are displayed in tables. Noncredit training is also summarized. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.