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ERIC Number: EJ782573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Celebrating Successful Students
Squires, Dan; Case, Pauline
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n1 p31-36 Jan 2008
The Machine Tool Program at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, is preparing students to become future leaders in the machining field, and the school recognizes the importance of sharing and celebrating those stories of success with the public to demonstrate the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Cowley College is a community and technical college offering more than 68 majors and degree programs. Established in the late 1960s, Cowley's CTE programs have undergone curriculum adaptations to prepare machining students not only as machinists, but also engineers, foremen, business owners and teachers. Local high school students are actively involved in Cowley's machine tool program, and the school has facilitated their involvement by offering both dual credit enrollment and articulation agreements. The dual credit system has been in existence since the program was created and allows juniors and seniors in high school to attend the college during high school hours. Students get credit for both high school and college courses, providing them with an excellent opportunity to earn college credit while their high schools pay the fees and tuition.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas