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1 Complete College America Webinar February 2015 Dr. Carol G. Puryear Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Tennessee Board of Regents

2 Who We Are The 27 TCATs are part of the Tennessee Board of Regents Post-secondary Institutions Mission is Workforce Development Serve 27,000/year

3 DATA 81% Completion 86% Placement

4 Why We Have Success Program Structure Competency-based Highly involved Students Services Contextualized Foundation Skills

5 No Burger King Model Structure is geared to encourage completion & placement Program Structure

6 TCAT Program Structure Students enroll in academic programs Full-time Programs are offered M-F 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. or Part-time options are available Students know before they enroll the program costs, the classes, time frame to graduation and what jobs are available

7 Program Structure Year around Schedule- no big breaks Small Classrooms and labs Competency based Attendance is taken Requires a Commitment of the Institution and Student

8 Program Structure Help working students balance jobs and school by using structured scheduling of classes to add predictability to their busy lives — doing so enables many more students to attend college. Less choice is more!

9 Competency- based Move at their own pace Open entry Prior Credit Given Based on Industry Requirements

10 Highly involved Students Services Low Student Teacher Ratio Student Services is NOT a Department Six Hours a Day Concern for Completion and Job Placement

11 Aligned and Parallel Support in Technical Certificate Programs Technical Program Math and Language Skills 11 Work Keys/Keytrain Required, Proctored Lab Competency-based, Self-paced

12 Why it Works All go to Tech Foundations Students have early successes Students have a support system

13 Why it Works Math, reading and thinking skills ARE work specific Parallel remediation If students need extra time, they can have it

14 Suggestions Review Current Graduation Rates Have Students Choose Program NOT Classes Provide Structured Schedules Show Students the Advantages of Full Time Enrollment

15 Couple Classes together- Register for One Section Which Represents English and Math Together Cohort Classes Parallel remediation

16 Complete College America Webinar February 2015 Dr. Carol G. Puryear Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Tennessee Board of Regents


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