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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Precollege courses, also known as "developmental" courses, help students prepare for introductory college courses, most often in math and English language arts (reading/writing). Most colleges use entrance exams, prior coursework, or other evaluations to determine whether students should start in a college level or precollege course for…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Until 2014, the General Educational Development (GED®) test dominated the high school equivalency (HSE) test market throughout the United States, to the point that educational experts acknowledged the acronym "GED" had become synonymous with "high school equivalency." However, changes to the test, the way it is administered,…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Student Participation
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The focus of this paper is a course that may be helpful to consider for its overall role in guiding students to degree completion: Introductory Psychology or Psychology 100. The reason for focusing on Introductory Psychology is its commonality in both the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and the Associate of Nursing…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Associate Degrees, Nursing Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The Worker Retraining (WRT) program is a key strategy in meeting the economic and workforce needs of Washington's workers and employers. Funded through the state legislature, the aim of WRT is to ensure dislocated and other unemployed workers have access to education and training that will help them reattach to the labor market in jobs and careers…
Descriptors: Job Training, Retraining, Employment Programs, State Programs
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2017
The purpose of this study is to answer key questions about the structure of certificates and their function in employability and degree attainment in the Washington State Community and Technical College (CTC) System. Specifically, this study addresses the following: (1) Do certificates play a role in helping students progress along career pathways…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Student Certification, Employment Potential
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2017
Though it is still possible to enter the nursing profession with a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN) or an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN), it is becoming increasingly necessary to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in order to be assured of continued employment. The Associate in Applied Science-T Nursing Degree prepares…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2016
In January 2012, a system-wide task force came together for a nearly year-long process of revising the community and technical college system's performance-based funding (PBF) system, the Student Achievement Initiative. This review was consistent with national experts' recommendations for continuous evaluation of PBF systems to ensure overall…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Academic Achievement, Funding Formulas
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2016
Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (the colleges) serve 305,087 credit and 95,890 non-credit students. The colleges' service region, for the purpose of this report, consists of Washington State. This report assesses the impact of the colleges as a whole on the state economy and the benefits generated by the colleges for students,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Economic Impact, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
The world is changing rapidly. With changes in technology, demographics, and workforce trends, Washington needs colleges to not only keep pace, but lead the way. Washington's 34 community and technical colleges answer that call. The community and technical colleges have proven uniquely positioned to adapt to, embrace, and ignite change. Community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education, Employment Potential
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
The Washington State Department of Corrections contracts with community colleges to provide basic education and job training at each of the state's 12 adult prisons so upon release, individuals are more likely to get jobs and less likely to return. Washington State community colleges build a bridge for offenders to successfully re-enter…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Partnerships in Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Each year about 13,000 military personnel leave the service and select Washington state as their home, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a wide range of skills. Washington ranks among the top five most popular states for military personnel separating from the service. Washington's 34 community and technical colleges are a perfect fit…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Access to Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington state has a large and rapidly growing foreign-born population. In 2011, immigrants made up 16.5 percent of Washington's civilian employed workforce, up from 7.1 percent in 1990. These new arrivals create jobs by forming businesses, spending income in local economies and raising employers' productivity. Thanks to project I-DEA…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, English Language Learners, Immigrants
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges have an open door policy that gives everyone a fair shot at enrolling in college and improving their lives if they have the drive and determination. They accept students at any age and stage in their lives and at any educational level. They take students from where they are, to where they want to be.…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Open Enrollment
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
This brief describes the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs that bridge the gap between school and work, thereby creating pathways to college and careers for Washington's emerging workforce. BEdA programs teach foundational skills--reading, writing, math, technology and English language--so adults can move through college and into…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Labor Force Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges, private non-profit baccalaureate, and public baccalaureate colleges and universities have a proud history of partnering to serve students. Nowhere is this cooperation more evident than in the smooth transfer process from community and technical colleges into four-year colleges and universities. This…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
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