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					Funding for Community Colleges
     Noncredit Programs –
            a local program perspective

                               School of
                         Continuing Education
                            North Orange County
                          Community College District
                                 Cypress College
                                 Fullerton College




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    Authorized Noncredit Instructional Categories
                        California Education Code

            NOCCCD SCE total 2002-03 enrollment = 72,000

Category                                            02-03 enrollment
   Adults with Disabilities                              1,153
   Elementary & Secondary Basic Skills                  10,757
   English As A Second Language (ESL)                   16,399
   Immigrants (Citizenship)                                375
   Parenting                                             1,630
   Short-term Vocational                                not reported

   Older Adults                                         11,332
   Home Economics                                       not reported

   Health & Safety                                      not reported




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             NOCCCD SCE total 2002-03 enrollment = 72,000


Additional benefit, serving the community:


fee-based (self-supporting):
 “Kid’s College”                                   5,003
 On-line                                             634
 Other grant & tuition offerings                   not reported




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                English As A Second Language
Levels taught:
Beginning Literacy
 to
Intermediate High & Advanced

also:
    Special needs classes –
     Conversation, Pronunciation,
     Reading/Grammar, Writing, VESL
     Workskills, ESL & Computers

    Curriculum & assessment
     integrated with Cypress &
     Fullerton Colleges




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              English As A Second Language
            Ability to meet local needs
   Enrollment strong at 3 SCE campuses but availability
    of classrooms limited

   partner with Elementary Schools & community
    centers by placing ESL classes in community

   the community classroom is multi-level to maintain
    fundable class size – not ideal learning environment

   No ESL Learning Labs at off-site class locations and
    no student support services

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                     English As A Second Language
                Ability to meet local needs
             Assessment of language proficiency
   “New Interchange”, a language based assessment built
    for current curriculum

   CASAS, Life Skills assessment only

   Problems with CASAS oral and written assessments
    - lengthy test for the student
    - scoring is labor intensive, takes away time from student
    - testing large #’s of new students at peak
      registration periods

                (few agencies use CASAS ESL oral & written samples)
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     English As A Second Language
                    quality of services

Reporting Student Outcomes-
 02-03 CASAS Benchmarks
 of 2130 ESL enrolled, assessed, &
 completing:


 * 69% made significant gains
        per Life Skills assessment


 * 28% completed 2 levels of ESL

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                  English As A Second Language
            Ability to meet local needs
Recommendations:
1.   Fund services provided directly to the student –
     instruction, instructional support, and student
     support services

2. Fund accountability efforts & institutional research

     –      Valid & reliable assessment means we must ask the right
            questions – to measure ESL gains, we need to measure language
            acquisition in line with curriculum being taught

     –      Need for greater ability to track and report student learning
            outcomes – noncredit/adult education programs rarely have
            resources for institutional researchers


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       Elementary & Secondary Basic Skills




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                   Short-term Vocational
                  NOCCCD School of Continuing Education

some offerings:                        types of certificates awarded:
Auto Technology                        Completion
Business Education                     Skills
Computer Training                      Program
Hospitality Careers                    Career
Retail Meat Cutting
Bartending
Construction Inspection
Cosmetology
Early Childhood Education
Electronics
Medical
Pharmacy Technician



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              Short-term Vocational
    Ability to meet local needs – an example
In Winter 2004 term, matriculation components (Orientation,
Assessment, Counseling) were applied to new Pharmacy
Technician Career Certificate program.


 38 new students for Pharmacy Technician
   were assessed on math ability

 47%       (18) scored below 8th grade level math

 53%       (20) scored above 8th grade level math

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               Pharmacy Tech Orientation & Assessment

GRADE LEVEL RESULTS
Post high school 3
High school      17
8th grade        3
7th grade        4
6th grade        7
5th grade        1
3rd grade        1
2nd grade        2

 PT faculty & a curriculum review indicated that new students
   needed to be at High School level math to successfully complete
   the Pharmacy Math course – 47% scored below 8th grade level

 As of 2/04, students scoring below 7th grade level, have NOT enrolled in
   Pharmacy Tech program. Greater follow-up and support services needed



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                   Short-term Vocational
                Ability to meet local needs
   Other basic skills needs for vocational students include
    ESL and ABE

   Noncredit matriculation funding enables assessment of
    student preparedness for vocational courses & programs

   Noncredit matriculation funding provides advisement &
    on-going counselor support

   Limited staffing & funding impedes delivery of this model
    to all SCE vocational programs

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                   Older Adults
            ability to meet local needs
Major issues for California –
 Eroding tax base & rising medical costs
 An aging population
Importance of Older Adults adult education –
 Classes promote health & well-being
 Serve low income seniors, some who cannot afford to retire and
  must re-train & re-career – thus learn new skills
 Classes necessary for self-maintenance & economic self-
  sufficiency
 Re-direct seniors to positive involvement in communities – a
  source of community & social services volunteers
 Without these opportunities, working families may be diverted to
  care of aging parents, health & social services systems would
  be impacted even more
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     Providing student support services
          Comparing Noncredit & Credit Matriculation
                              or,
Why treat Noncredit students so differently than Credit students?

   Noncredit                     Credit
   Orientation                   Admissions
   Assessment                    Orientation
   Counseling                    Assessment
                                 Counseling/Advisement
                                 Follow-up
                                 Coordination & Training
                                 Research/Evaluation
                                 Pre- and co-requisites
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    Types of counseling / student services
                                                       Services Provided

            2000                                                                                       1817
            1800                                                                                                                      1684
                                                             1567                                                                  1621
            1600
            1400                               1288
                                                                                                                                             98/99
            1200
                                                                                                                               950
                                                                                                                                             99/00
            1000                            868            841                                     840                                       00/01
             800                                                                                                             709
                                                                           596                                                               01/02
             600         344 353
                                       517                                                                             510
                                                                         400                  404                   412
             400           343 353
                                                      283                               260 274
                                     194                                             206                       234
             200                                      36
                                                                     110
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Growth in demand for counseling appointments
                             improved delivery of services = increasing demand

                                            Student Growth

                      4000
                      3500
 Number of Students




                                                                                  3715
                      3000
                      2500
                      2000                                        2478

                      1500
                                                  1544
                      1000
                                   1196
                       500
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                                98/99           99/00           00/01            01/02
                                                         Year



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     Highlighted Student Outcomes
     Orientation, assessment, and
      counseling components help
      significantly increase # of SCE high
      school subjects enrollments &
      completers (14% increase, 2001-02)

     High school outreach efforts increase
      diploma awardees – 44% of those
      returning to studies in 2001-02 were
      awarded high school diploma



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Impact & benefit of additional funding streams
                (e.g. Noncredit Matriculation)

   Noncredit student support & counseling services
   Implementation of career centers & career services
   Student Records –strengthening a department
   Graduation events & Student Success recognition
   Shared governance – building partnerships
   Student centers
   Matriculation of noncredit students to credit students



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   Who are the adult education students?

                        Flor de Maria Obregon
                          2003 High School Diploma recipient,
                          2003 Associate of Arts, Fullerton College
                                      &
                                Awarded Ella Mae Burke Scholarship




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Funding for Community Colleges Noncredit Programs –
                     “such a deal”
    Adult education funding is cost-effective &
     efficient – infrastructure is in place

    Local partnerships between K-12 &
     Community Colleges adult education meet
     needs of local communities

    Community College based adult education
     connects Californian’s to post-secondary
     education

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      Funding for Community Colleges
    Noncredit Programs – how are we limited:
     Minimal tutoring and academic support for all noncredit students
      (more learning labs are needed with more staffing & longer hours of
      operation)

     Few full-time faculty to respond to community needs and develop
      needed curriculum & programs

     Expansion of counseling and student services needed

     Student outreach efforts needed

     Adult education is not properly evaluated; state MIS is not set up to
      collect data to evaluate programs. Funding for accountability &
      institutional research efforts are very limited

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                Funding Community Colleges
                   Noncredit Programs –
     to meet needs & demands of our communities we need:

     Continued growth in funding and
      the ability to meet needs of a
      growing and diverse population

     The ability to establish local
      priorities to serve the unique
      needs of each local community

     State MIS & data collection that
      enables program evaluation &
      documents student outcomes


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