ERIC Number: EJ982255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 20
Applied and Workforce Baccalaureate Models
Floyd, Deborah L.; Falconetti, Angela M. Garcia; Felsher, Rivka A.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n158 p5-11 Sum 2012
Community colleges have a storied history of successfully providing pathways and access to credentials and degrees through various models of delivery and in diverse programs of study. Until recently, the highest degree offered by community colleges was the associate degree. During the past decade, major changes have occurred in the landscape of higher education, with one of the most significant being the expansion of community college missions to include the delivery and conferring of baccalaureate degrees. The community college baccalaureate has emerged as a continued pathway to a higher level of education--four-year degrees with specializations in applied and workforce fields of study, such as technology, management, business, nursing, engineering, and teacher education. As community colleges evolved from junior colleges to comprehensive institutions, contemporary community colleges demonstrated a commitment to increased access to the baccalaureate through education partnerships. Providing access to baccalaureate degree credentials is not new for community colleges, as almost all implement some form of partnerships. Such partnership models include "articulation models," "university extension models," "university center models," and "community college baccalaureate models." This article describes the aforementioned community college models and selected terminology as a means for further understanding the uses of the terms "community college baccalaureate," "applied baccalaureate," and "workforce baccalaureate."
Descriptors: Credentials, Extension Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Models, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, College Students, Campuses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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