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ERIC Number: ED536826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Working Model for Student Success: The Tennessee Technology Centers. Preliminary Case Study
Hoops, John
Complete College America
This is a report about a unique postsecondary education system, the Tennessee Technology Centers--a statewide system of 27 institutions providing a wide range of rigorous, one to two year, technical/occupational education programs at consistently high completion and placement rates in high skill and relatively high wage employment. This report describes how the Centers are organized, how they operate, and how they are able to achieve completion rates far higher than their counterparts among community colleges in Tennessee and around the nation. It examines four particular pieces of its highly integrated institutional framework--program structure; a competency-based, self-paced learning model; contextualized foundation skills; and supportive services. Appended are: (1) Completers by Program for Selected Programs. 2007-2008 Tennessee Technology Centers; (2) Placement Rates in Selected Certificate and Diploma Occupational Programs, Tennessee Technology Centers, 2007-2008; and (3) TTC Enrollment by Previous Education, 2009. (Contains 4 tables and 26 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Complete College America
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee