ERIC Number: ED444632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of JCCC Career Program Completers: Class of 1998-99.
Conklin, Karen A.
This document summarizes fall 1999 major findings of Johnson County Community College's (JCCC's) career program effectiveness in the following categories: utilization of community college preparation, community college experiences, satisfaction with JCCC, current educational endeavors and future educational plans, and employer perceptions. A total of 486 career program completers responded to this survey. Fully 82% of respondents were employed in a job related to their community college career program. The average annual salary reported by respondents employed full-time in a related job has continued to increase incrementally over time. The majority of respondents working in a related job had not been employed in their current job prior to attending JCCC (72%), were working in their first full-time job in their chosen career field (58%), and had been employed in their current job for one year or less (58%). Most respondents who were employed full-time in a related job were happy with their work. Three out of four respondents reported improvement in their self-confidence and decision-making skills. The overwhelming majority of respondents were satisfied with JCCC. Over 90% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the course content and the college's facilities and equipment. The vast majority of employers were satisfied with the preparation of the career-program completer in their employ. Appendices include surveys and cover letters used in the study. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.