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ERIC Number: ED485745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Hot Programs at Community Colleges. Executive Summary. Research Brief. AACC-RB-04-1
McPhee, Sara
American Association of Community Colleges
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) periodically conducts a survey of community colleges to identify hot programs. Hot programs are defined as those for which there is a large market demand for graduating students. Highlights from the 2004 Hot Programs and Homeland Security Survey include the following: Allied health programs were the most frequently identified hot programs across the nation, representing 46.6% of all hot programs; Among allied health programs, registered nursing was the most prevalent, constituting 19.6% of all hot programs; Allied health programs also were the most frequently added programs in recent years at 26.2%, and industrial skilled trades were the most frequently discontinued programs, also at 26.3%; Approximately 65% of respondents indicated that they had in some way reviewed or modified their curriculum in response to increased homeland security training needs. Topics covered in this document include: Background and Methodology; Overview of All Programs Combined; Comparison of For-Credit and Noncredit Programs; Changes to Programmatic Offerings; Future Trends; and Conclusion. Appended are: (1) For-Credit Hot Programs by Field of Study; (2) Noncredit Hot Programs by Field of Study; and (3) For-Credit and Noncredit Hot Programs Combined.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
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