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					College and Career Preparatory Program

National Dissemination Center for Career and
Technical Education Speaker Series

The Austin Community College /Austin ISD Relationship
October 23, 2003
 College and Career Prep Indicators
• Graduate as a Texas Scholar with a
  Jumpstart on College and Career.
  •   Early College Start Enrollment
  •   Career Focused Courses
  •   Career Pathway Completion
  •   Industry Certifications
  •   Institutes/Academies
  •   College Articulation Agreements
ACC/AISD Partnership
College and Career Preparatory Program
•Project Timeline July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006

•Annual Budgets
   •Management                     $600,000
      •Perkins Funds      $800,000-$950,000
      •Weighted Formula Funds      $250,000
Shared Relationships

• Common purpose and shared goals of
  teaching and learning
• Shared history
• Serve same community and families
• Relationships at all levels
• Close proximity of teaching locations
AISD Demographics/Transition to ACC
 • Student Enrollment
    • Hispanic                                         52%
    • Anglo                                            31%
    • African-American                                 14%
    • Asian                                             3%
    • Economically Disadvantaged                       50%
    • Limited English Proficient (LEP)                 20%

 •   78,000 Students
 •   107 Campuses
 •   11 Comprehensive High Schools
 •   1 Alternative High School

 • Market Share Attending ACC                        23.3%*
                                  (*Approximation Based on
                                 1999-2000 AISD Graduates
          Enrolled in Texas Public 2-Year Colleges, 2000-01)
 Staff Support -
 ACC Responsibilities
• Regular face-to-face communication with all
  district levels
• Program review for all CATE programs
• Develop standard operation for each program
  area; identify deficiencies; bring campuses to
• Assist in recruiting and hiring CATE teachers
• Verify certification of all CATE staff
 ACC Responsibilities

• Ensure timely purchase of necessary
  textbooks, equipment, and supplies
• Solicit external funds for additional
• Promote business support of CATE
 Curriculum Goals

• Support student graduation under Recommended
  or Distinguished Achievement Plans
• Improve student performance for industry
• Encourage entry into non-traditional programs
 Field-Based College/Career Activities
• Inventory and identify current successful AISD
  field-based activities
• Research state and national models of successful
  field-based experiences and make results
  available to CATE teachers
• Develop community and business field-based
  opportunities and help CATE teachers bring them
  to the classroom
• Provide career rotations through local
  clinical/industry sites (e.g., Seton and St. David’s)

• Provide knowledge of industry skills standards
  and certifications
• Serve as certification verification authority
• Identify/support teachers needing teaching and
  industry certifications
         School-Based College/Career Activity
•   Health Sciences Institute at Lanier High
•   Partnership between AISD, ACC, Seton
    Healthcare Network, St. David’s HealthCare
    Partnership, and Capital Area Training
•   Pathways:
     •    Pharmacy Technician
     •    Associate Degree Nursing
     •    Vocational Nursing
     •    Medical Laboratory Technology
     •    Emergency Medical Technology
     •    PreMedical/PreDental/PrePharmacy/
•   U.S. Department of Education; model
    program noted on website
      Tech Prep
• FY03-04 Articulation Reviews
  •   Engineering Design Graphics, 11-13-02
  •   Welding, 11-21-02
  •   Biotechnology, 12-11-02
  •   Marketing, 1-22-03
  •   Criminal Justice, 1-30-03
  •   Digital Publishing and Graphics
      Technology, 2-6-03
  •   Automotive, 3-3-03
  •   Medical Laboratory Technician
      (Phlebotomy), 4-17-03
  •   Institutional Meats, Culinary Arts
      Agreement, 7-22-03
  •   Electronics, 9-25-03
  •   Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management,
      Travel/Tourism, 10-14-03
  •   Health Sciences Institute
             • Meet all local, state, and
               federal requirements
             • Strengthen and develop
               tech-prep articulations
             • Reinforce TAKS
               academic concepts and
               workforce competencies
             • Provide tech-prep
               development training

• Orient new teachers and
  provide in-service
• Conduct sessions for
  curriculum, best teaching
  methods, alternative
  assessments, etc.
• Train teachers on data
• Open ACC professional
  development training to AISD
  faculty; provide ACC
  customized training
• Tap local industry training
 ACC Value Added

• Professional/Teacher Certification and Development
   • Year-round professional development components
   • Training 24/7 via on-line modules
   • Customized training for individual campuses
   • Alternative teacher certification (Technology
     Applications, etc.)
   • Instructional aides training (NCLB)
   • Associate degree program for teacher preparation
 Student Recruitment

• Stimulate middle and high school student interest
  in Career and Technology Education

• Provide classroom visits to introduce college
  enrollment process

• Schedule college-day activities at high schools
 Guidance and Counseling

• Build upon current college preparation initiatives
  at AISD
• Extend 6-year planning process to 8-year process
  augmenting a postsecondary focus
• Engage in academic year planning for dual-credit
  campus offerings
  “Early College Start”
  (Dual Enrollment)

• 11 Comprehensive High Schools, 1
  Alternative High School Participate
• 230% Growth from FY00-FY03
   • FY00 Fall-Spring Enrollments 161
   • FY01 Fall-Spring Enrollments 398
   • FY02 Fall-Spring Enrollments 463
   • FY03 Fall-Spring Enrollments 532
   ACC Value Added
• College Transition
   • Linkage with ACC workforce
   • Seamless transition through
     Early College Start, Tech-Prep,
     College and Career
     Preparatory Program, and
     Student Recruitment
• Workforce Advisory Committee
Summary of Expected
Outcomes to ACC
 • Early and continuous access to AISD students

 • Competitive advantage in student recruitment

 • Increased AISD student transition to ACC

 • Student population moving from AISD to ACC
   reflects AISD demographics

 • Results = More students at ACC

 • Greater market share of AISD students