ERIC Number: ED473880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Community College of Philadelphia Career Outcomes for 2001 Career Program Graduates. Report.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
This paper summarizes the career outcomes for the Community College of Philadelphia's (CCP) 2001 career program graduates. In general, CCP's graduates experienced positive career outcomes, despite a very competitive job market. While they were less likely to be employed than their immediate predecessors, those who were employed were more likely to be working in a job related to their CCP studies. The average annual salary earned by 2001 career program graduates shortly after graduation was $38,000, which was an increase of $5,734 over the annual earnings reported by 2000 graduates. Among disciplines, graduates of the Allied Health program earned the highest salaries, followed by graduates of Business, Behavior Science, and Technical programs. Overall, most graduates reported that they valued the career preparation they received while at the College, but some offered suggestions for improving the job preparation experience for future students. These comments can be generalized into four types: (1) affirmations of the College's efforts in the area of career preparation; (2) suggestions related to the quality and quantity of internship and clinical experiences available to students; (3) suggestions related to curricular or course improvements; and (4) suggestions related to technological improvements. Contains six figures and an appendix. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.