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The report presents data on the placement status of 1997-98 vocational program graduates of Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) (Florida) one year after graduation. For this report, state-defined criteria for positive placement status include relatedness of employment to program on training, continuing higher education, and serving in the military. Placement rate results reveal program viability when taken in the context of trend data and actual (in-program) enrollments over a period of years. There were 2,004 graduates from 73 active vocational programs. Overall, the successful placement rate for graduates of these programs was 95%. There were 1,152 graduates from Associate in Science programs, 781 awards from Vocational Certificate programs, and 71 awards from College Credit Certificate programs. Of the graduates found, there were 27 programs with 100% of graduates placed. Thirty programs had an 80%-99% placement rate and 4 programs had a placement rate of 75%. Two Vocational Certificate programs, Electronic Technology and Bail Bonding, had lower placement rates, 70% and 65% respectively. Of all vocational programs, the Nursing program has consistently produced the largest number of graduates. The School of Nursing, along with the School of Criminal Justice, has the highest placement rate (98%). (JA)

Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Job Placement, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education











Author: Baldwin, Anne

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9797&id=ED447868







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