ERIC Number: ED453879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Dallas County Community College District Summary of Technical Education Follow-Up Survey (May 1998-August 1999 Graduates/Certificate Completers).
Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
A survey of 509 technical education students who had graduated or completed a certificate from the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) between May 1998 and August 1999 identified students' primary educational goals while attending DCCCD as: (1) earning a two year degree (48%); (2) improving skills in a current job and/or getting a better job (16%); (3) transferring to a four year college (15%); (4) achieving skills to seek employment (11%); and (5) earning a certificate from a technical program (9%). Overall, graduates were satisfied with their goal progress, technical training, skills acquired for citizenship and critical thinking, and overall education. Approximately 90% of the respondents were employed, and 70% were in jobs relevant to their field of study. Graduates indicated they were most likely to return to study topics of personal interest and less likely to return to pursue an additional degree. Student comments were categorized describing education outcomes (88% positive, 6% negative), education as it relates to the job world (40% positive, 60% negative), and education experience (57% positive, 43% negative). Appendix A contains a list of 194 companies employing graduates. Appendix B contains a response profile broken down by the DCCCD college respondents attended. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.