ERIC Number: ED450853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Impact of Community College of Philadelphia Allied Health Programs on the Philadelphia Region. Report #117.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.
This report discusses the Allied Health programs at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP): (1) Clinical Laboratory Technician; (2) Dental Assisting Hygiene; (3) Dental Assisting Certificate; (4) Diagnostic Medical Imaging; (5) Dietetic Technician; (6) Health Information Technology; (7) Medical Assisting and Office Management; (8) Nursing; and (9) Respiratory Care Technology. During spring 2000, 456 CCP students were enrolled in these programs, 200 of whom were in Nursing (the most popular) and 42 of whom were in Respiratory Therapy (second most popular). Eighty-five percent of students enrolled during this semester were females, and there was a nearly equal percentage of black (41.3%) and white (46.5%) students. Fifty-seven percent of the allied health students were under 30 years of age. Between 1967 and 2000, 5,677 students graduated from the allied health programs, half of whom were from Nursing. After graduating, students earned an average salary of $36,232 in 1999. Other graduates continued their studies. On average, 25% pursued their studies at another college or university within one year of graduation. Graduates have also performed very well on certification exams. Pass rates have consistently been higher than national averages for nearly all programs. Document contains charts and figures. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.