Objective 3

VC Objective 3:  

VC Strategic Goal 1:  Continuously improve educational programs and services to meet student, community, and workforce development needs.

VCCCD Board Goal:  1) Provide Access and Student Success, and 2) Maintain Instructional Quality within Budgetary Limits 

# Action Steps Responsible Party Timeline Progress
3.1 Conduct a comprehensive program review for each CTE Program, including analysis of SLOs, historic data regarding the issuance of degrees and certificates, and qualitative data from Advisory Committees CTE Dean, Department Chairs Fall 2013 Done for all CTE Departments & Programs. 

Repeat in 2013-2014 AY.

3.2 Explore and possibly obtain local and statewide approval for AS Transfer degree in Nursing

Nursing faculty member to attend statewide training meeting

CTE Dean, Department Chairs, Curriculum Committee Ongoing Remains in progress @ state & college level.  Nursing faculty actively involved in process.
3.3 Participate in CTE Outcomes Project with other colleges to collect statewide and college-specific outcome data on students who complete or leave CTE degree/certificate programs or complete >10 units in past year

Provide annual report to CPC and CTE disciplines

CTE Dean, Institutional Researcher, RP Group (funded through Perkins Grant) Nov. 2013 Done.  First Final Report received Nov. 2012. 

New Outcome Project underway with Final Report due Nov. 2013

3.4 Install open-entry, competency-based computerized modules in pre-employment skills training into an existing computer lab for integration into existing CTE courses. (Potential modules include: occupation-specific literacy in reading and mathematics, basic electricity theory, time management skills, etc.) VP for Business Services, CTE Dean Dec. 2013 Currently purchasing modules for "soft skills" from Kline Educational
3.5 Enhance the use of CTE advisory committees and other community sources to better ascertain the needs of industry throughout the region.

Schedule and hold one (1) Advisory Committee meeting/discipline each semester

Post all Advisory Committee minutes on each discipline's website

CTE Dean, Department Chairs Ongoing 2012-2013 AY  Advisory meetings held for: Business, Nursing, Welding, Automotive, Medical Assistant, Manufacturing, Paramedic, CNA, Drafting, Child Development, & Foster/ Kinship Care.  Meeting minutes posted or in progress for online posting.
3.6 Explore certificate and degree CTE programs to ascertain if changes are needed in our curriculum and programs to better prepare our students for current and future employment opportunities.

Burning Glass software is now in place to collect real-time labor market data to better ascertain if training programs are meeting the current needs of the workforce.

Selected staff training to begin in October 2012

CTE Dean, Institutional Research, Department Chairs, Faculty 2012-2013



Fall 2013

TMC degrees established for Business & Child Development. 

Consultant hired to develop and produce Labor Market reports.

3.7 Explore the development of new curricula and programs associated with the new Applied Science Building/laboratory CTE Dean, Department Chairs, Faculty On Hold Pending further investigation
3.8 A Enhance partnerships with feeder secondary schools to strengthen concept of career pathways for incoming freshmen CTE Dean, CTE Specialist, SB-70 10/2012 - 6/2013 In progress
3.8 B  Develop articulation agreements with local feeder high schools CTE Specialist, CTE Transitions 10/2012 - 6/2013 Developed 2 new Auto articulations with 6 still pending
3.8 C Conduct career awareness camps to middle school students CTE Specialist, SB-70 7/2012 - 6/2013 Organized 3 Career Explorations Camps and a Summer Career Institute. Over 400 students enrolled
3.8 D  Participate in VUSD's CTE Advisory Committee CTE Specialist, SB-70, CTE Transitions 10/2012 - 6/2013 Currently serving on Advisory Board and CTE Steering Committee
 3.8 E Develop career pathway charts for each CTE discipline CTE Specialist, CTE Transitions 10/2012 - 7/2013 Counselor will be paid hourly to develop POS and course sequences for each CTE discipline
3.8 F Promote CTE programs through marketing and outreach CTE Specialist, SB-70 7/2012 - 6/2013 CTE Specialist will hire web designer to update careers section of the college web page; create CTE videos, brochures, and newsletters