ERIC Number: ED480775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Programs Student Survey--Fall 2000 to Spring 2003. Report.
Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.
California's community colleges are the state's largest workforce preparation provider to technically skilled positions in well-established occupations such as nursing, computer and data processing, and administration of justice. Each semester, the Institutional Development and Technology (IDT) office, in cooperation with the Dean of Occupational Programs, surveys all students in courses identified as occupational. This document offers survey results for the College of the Canyons. Of the 327 class sections surveyed for the spring 2003 semester, completed questionnaires were received from 272 sections, for a response rate of 83%. Student satisfaction with courses offerings was 69%, with student support and assistance 59%, with class availability 49%, and with facilities 73%. Satisfaction with availability of classes has consistently decreased over the fall terms, while satisfaction with facilities has been stable. The two most frequently used programs or services were financial aid and tutoring. The top five major programs were: (1) Business Management; (2) Child Development; (3) Nursing; (4) Administration of Justice; and (5) Fire Science. Eighteen percent of the 3,333 respondents met the poverty threshold for the Spring 2003 semester. The most popular class times were between 8am and noon and after 5pm for both fall and spring semesters. Research instrument appended. (Contains 5 figures and 12 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.