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2010 Graduate Survey

Fagan Forhan, Director of Experiential Learning Opportunities & Civic Engagement Sara Ellison, AmeriCorps Job Ready Member December 2011


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The 2010 Graduate Survey Each year, Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC), through the departments of Research and Institutional Assessment and Academic Affairs, conducts a survey of all graduates from the preceeding year, to determine the status of their employment and continuing education. In 2010, this survey was redesigned also to gauge overall satisfaction with academic programming as it relates to job preparedness, as well as to examine whether experiential learning was a factor in the employability of our graduates. The new survey was administered through the college’s Center for Democracy and Humanity via the AmeriCorps Job Ready Program in an effort to allow MWCC to measure the effectiveness of programmatic and staff efforts to help students achieve their individual career and educational goals. It is also used by students to investigate trends in the job market regarding the employment and/or transfer of students from particular programs. A survey for the class of 2010 was distributed to 665 graduates, who were awarded a total of 789 degrees and certificates. Students were asked to self-report on both employment and educational status as well as satisfaction with their MWCC education. Of the 308 responses by program, 246 reported they were employed, which results in an overall placement rate of 79.9%. Salaries reported were based on full-time employment only, which was designated as a minimum of 32 hours/week. In 2010, MWCC graduated 665 students. Of the students who graduated, 31% transferred to either a two-year or a four-year institution. The total overall transfer rate of 31% is based on the 665 total graduates reported by the National Student Clearinghouse. The National Student Clearinghouse is a database that tracks students who continue their education following graduation; MWCC is a participating institution. Of the 31% of graduates who transferred to another institution, 1% (8) transferred to a two-year institution and 30% (197) transferred to a four-year institution We are committed to facilitating each student’s transition from the classroom to the workplace. The Graduate Survey serves as an important tool for faculty, admissions and professional staff to effectively advise students who are exploring their career options and major fields of study, as well as for those students entering the job market.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS The 2010 Graduate Survey Graduate Overview

1 11

Achievement of Primary Educational Goals

11

Academic Quality

12

Where Are They Now?

13

Employment of MWCC Graduates

14

Graduates’ Continuing Education

16

Preparedness to Transfer to another College/University

17

Educational Outcomes

18

Graduate Survey Summaries by Major

19

AHC Allied Health Certificate

20

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

21

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

21

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

22

Art Degree

24

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

25

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

25

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

26

Art-Professional Track Degree

28

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

29

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

29

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

30

Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate

32

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

33

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

34


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Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

35

Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree

37

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

38

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

38

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

40

Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree

42

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

43

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

43

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

44

Business Administration Career Degree

47

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

48

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

49

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

50

Business Administration Certificate

52

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

53

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

53

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

54

Business Administration Degree

57

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

58

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

59

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

60

Clinical Laboratory Science Degree

62

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

63

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

64

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

65

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

67

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

68

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

68

Complementary Health Care Degree

70

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

71


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Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

71

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

72

Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate

74

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

75

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

76

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

77

Computer Graphic Design Certificate

79

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

80

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

81

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

81

Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree

84

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

85

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

85

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

86

Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree

89

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

90

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

90

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

91

Computer Graphic Web Certificate

93

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

94

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

94

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

95

Computer Information Systems Degree

97

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

98

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

99

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

100

Computer Service Technician Certificate

102

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

103

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

103

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

104


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Criminal Justice Degree

106

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

107

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

107

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

108

Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree

110

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

111

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

111

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

112

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate

114

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

115

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

115

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

116

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree

119

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

120

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

120

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

121

Dental Hygiene Degree

123

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

124

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

124

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

125

Early Childhood Education Certificate

127

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

128

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

128

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

129

Early Childhood Education-Career Degree

131

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

132

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

132

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

133

Early Childhood Education-Transfer Degree

135

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

136


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Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

136

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

137

Electronic Communication/Digital Media Certificate

140

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

141

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

141

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

142

Fire Science Technology Degree

144

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

145

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

145

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

146

Fitness Leadership and Exercise Science Certificate

148

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

149

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

149

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

149

General Studies – Radiologic Tech Degree

151

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

152

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

152

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

152

General Studies – Allied Health

154

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

155

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

155

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

156

General Studies Degree

158

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

159

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

159

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

160

Human Services Degree

163

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

164

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

164

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

165


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IT Support Specialist Certificate

168

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

169

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

169

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

170

Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree

172

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

173

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

174

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

175

Liberal Arts and Sciences–Elementary Education Opt Degree

177

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

178

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

178

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

179

Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Fitness & Leadership Degree

181

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

182

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

182

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

183

Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Liberal Arts Degree

185

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

186

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

186

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

187

Medical Office Certificate

189

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

190

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

191

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

192

Natural Resources Technology Degree

194

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

195

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

196

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

197

Nursing – Evening Degree

199

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

200


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Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

200

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

201

Nursing Degree

203

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

204

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

205

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

206

Paralegal Certificate

208

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

209

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

210

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

211

Paralegal Degree

213

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

214

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

215

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

216

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

218

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

219

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

219

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

220

Practical Nursing Certificate

223

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

224

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

224

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

225

Small Business Certificate

228

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education

229

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation

230

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future

231


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Graduate Overview Overall, graduates report being satisfied with their educational experiences as students at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC). In fact, of the 307 graduates who answered the survey regarding satisfaction with the MWCC student experience, 90.55% (278) of respondents report being satisfied with their experience; 8.47% (26) report being “somewhat satisfied”; 0.98% (3) graduates report being “not satisfied”; and, only 1 responding graduate refrained from answering the question. Graduates are now employed across the region and beyond, from Gardner to San Diego, California, in a myriad of jobs and professions. The following overview provides a more specific breakdown of the 308 respondents from the Class of 2010.

Achievement of Primary Educational Goals Did our students get what they came here for?

Students’ intentions upon coming to MWCC vary as vastly as their majors. From those 2010 graduates who responded, we know that:    

72.31% of students came to earn an Associates’ Degree 13.03% of students wanted to earn a Certificate 11.4% came here with the intention of transferring to a four-year institution 3.59% of students cited other reasons, such as wanting to try out college, or did not respond

Goal Attainment Completely Achieved Goal Partly Achieved Goal "Not at All" Achieved Goal 1% 8%

91%


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Academic Quality Students were polled about extent of their satisfaction with the quality of academic programs and quality of instruction during their time at MWCC. 308 graduates responded to these questions. ACADEMIC QUALITY Quality of Academic Programs

Quality of Instruction

SATISFIED

86.6%

82.14%

SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

12.75%

16.88%

NOT SATISFIED

0.65%

0.97%

NO RESPONSE

0.01%

0.00%

RECIPROCATION OF CHOICE  IF THEY HAD TO DO IT OVER, WOULD GRADUATES STILL CHOOSE MWCC? 91.56% of respondents said if they could start college over, they would again choose to attend MWCC  WOULD GRADUATES STILL SELECT THE SAME MAJORS?

Would Do It All Again Yes

No

Not Sure

91.56% 78.83%

78.83% of respondents said if they could start college over, they would again choose the same program of study

10.42% 10.75% 2.92%

5.52%

Would Choose MWCC Again

Would Choose the Same Program of Study


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Where Are They Now? In the midst of the economic crisis, new graduates across the United States struggled to find meaningful employment. Our graduates fared very well in comparison with their peers nationwide and even fared well in comparison to the statewide labor force and within the labor market of our region: Unemployment Rates, 2010

Nationwide

19.6% as of April 2010 for people under 25 years old* 1 *the highest level since the Labor Department began tracking the data in 1948

Statewide

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner Metropolitan NECTA**

MWCC

8.5% 2

11% 3

8%

**�New England City and Town Area�

1

Dorning, Mike. "College Grads Flood Labor Market with Diminished Prospects." Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2010). Www.businessweek.com. Bloomberg L.P., 19 May 2010. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-0519/class-of-2010-set-to-flood-u-s-labor-market-as-09-graduates-wait-tables.html>.

2

Massachusetts. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Labor Force and Unemployment Data. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. <http://lmi2.detma.org/lmi/lmi_lur_a.asp>.

3

Massachusetts. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Labor Force and Unemployment Data. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. <http://lmi2.detma.org/lmi/lmi_lur_a.asp>.


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Employment of MWCC Graduates More than half of responding MWCC graduates (53% or 163) are employed full-time; another 27% (83) are working part time. Only 8% of respondents (25) are unemployed and still looking for work. Responding graduates also made significant connections to their fields of study, as 65.84% (160) reported that their MWCC program or major was either “highly related” or “moderately related” to their current position. 27.57% (67) of respondents said that their field of study was “not related” to their current position. Graduates are in positions of varying responsibilities all over North Central Massachusetts and beyond. 92% (205) of graduates reporting employment cited Massachusetts as their state of employment; Arkansas, California, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island are also now home to some of our graduates. 53.6% (112) responding graduates reported that they are working within the 29 cities and towns served by MWCC. 47.37% (99) of graduates did not divulge their city of employment. The majority of locations of employment cited by graduates are within a 50mile radius of Gardner, consistent with the national trend indicating that community college students live, work and stay in the community before, during and after graduation.

Employment Status Employed FullTime 1%

2%

0%

Employed Part Time

9% 8%

53% 27%

Unemployed Still Seeking a Job Unemployed Not Seeking a Job Active Military Service Full-Time Homemaker

With experience as a student at MWCC, graduates from the class of 2010 have landed jobs and careers in professions directly in their field of study (57%), related to their field of study (16%) and not at all related to their program of study (28%).


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HIGHLY RELATED

SOMEWHAT RELATED

NOT RELATED

• 57% of responding graduates reported that their MWCC program was "highly related" to their current employment • 16% of respondents said that their current employment is "moderately" or "slightly" related to their MWCC program of study • 28% of responding graduates said that their current employment is "not related" to their MWCC program of study

Reported Salary Ranges for Graduates Employed Full-Time Over $50,000

17%

Less than $20,000

19%

$45,001-$50,000

7%

$40,001-$45,000

10%

$35,001-$40,000

11%

$30,001-$35,000

14%

$25,001-$30,000

11%

$20,001-$25,000

10% 0%

Salary Ranges for Full-Time Graduates

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

The salary ranges listed above reflect the 175 respondents who answered the related question on the survey; 133 respondents (43% of responding graduates) did not answer this question.


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Graduatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Continuing Education Just over 35% of 2010 graduates are continuing their education in some fashion, with 22% of reporting graduates enrolled in college full-time and 14% of respondents enrolled in a part-time program. 65% of those reporting are not enrolled in any kind of continuing education program. Of the 308 graduates who responded to the survey, 4% (7) did not respond to this question. Graduates have continued their studies at numerous schools after completing their degrees, including continuing their educations here at MWCC. Of the 308 graduates responding to the survey, 28.5% (88) provided information for the question regarding where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing their education.

Educational Status 4% 21%

Full Time 13%

62%

Part Time Not Enrolled No Response

Institutions of transfer include, but are not limited to: Fitchburg State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Anna Maria College, Assumption College Brandeis University, Nichols College, Roger Williams University, Salem State University, Simmons College, Northeastern University, University of Alaska at Anchorage, University of Massachusetts at Boston, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Worcester State University, and others.

Continuing Education Fitchburg State University MWCC

19%

34%

UMass Amherst 14%

Nichols College UMass Lowell

3% 2% 2%

4%

5%

15%

Worcester State University Anna Maria College Quinnsigamond Community College

2%

Assumption College Other


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Preparedness to Transfer to another College/University 101 graduates responded to survey questions regarding their level of preparedness in transferring to another college or university after attending Mount Wachusett Community College.

Well Prepared - 84.15% Poorly Prepared - 11.88% Not Prepared - 3.96% In addressing preparedness and issues about transferring to another institution, key factors cited by graduates included:    

Not all credits were transferrable Credits were transferrable but did not apply to major Transfer advising at MWCC was not helpful [Student] did not receive quality information from MWCC about other institutions and programs

30

Issues In Transferring to Another Institution All Credits Not Transferrable

25.74%

25

Credits Transferred but Did Not Apply to Major

20

Did Not Receive Quality Information on Course Selection

15 10 5 0

Did Not Receive Quality Information about Institutions/Programs to Transfer to

6.93%

4.95%

Transfer Advising at MWCC Was Not Helpful

1.98%

.99%


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Educational Outcomes Graduates overwhelmingly reported exceptional rates of preparedness with regard to the educational outcomes surveyed. Responding graduates did, however, indicate some outcomes for which they felt inadequately prepared. Those areas include preparation of students to become public speakers and preparation of students to become engaged in politics and civic life. Other areas where graduates indicated they could have used more preparation included use of mathematical reasoning and effective use of computers and technology. Graduates indicated they felt very well prepared in the areas of communication, critical thinking, problem solving, access and use of information, time management, goal setting, working effectively with others, writing clearly and effectively, and exercising ethical standards and values.

Educational Outcomes Reported by Respondents Well Prepared 96% 94%

96%

94% 83%

Poorly Prepared

83%

92%

88%

Not Prepared 91%

89%

97%

96% 95%

73% 61%

13% 4% 2% 1% 2%

4% 5% 1%

13%

7% 7% 9% 5% 4% 4% 2% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 3% 2%

24%

18% 9%

15% 3% 1%


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Graduate Survey Summaries by Major


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AHC Allied Health Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 8

Total in Major Responding: 3 Response Rate: 38%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 33%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

33%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Slightly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

33%

33% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 67% 33%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 33%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

None provided

None provided

None provided

The job titles, locations and states listed above are extracted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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AHC Allied Health Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions reported below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Allied Health Certificate major, 3 of 8 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

66.67%

Transfer to four-year Institution

33.33%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

66.67%

Yes

33.33%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly Achieved Goal "Not at All" Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

33.33%

Somewhat Satisfied

66.67%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Slightly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

0% 33% 67%


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AHC Allied Health Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Mount Wachusett Community College

50%

Nursing

50%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%


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AHC Allied Health Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did not receive quality information on course selection at MWCC to prepare for transfer Response

Percentage

Did not receive quality information on course

33.33%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

50%

Somewhat related

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

AHC Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Art Degree Total Graduated in Major: 2

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

None provided

Dunkin Donuts

None provided

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Art Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Art Degree major, 1 of 2 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Art Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending a school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%


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Art Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Art-Professional Track Degree Total Graduated in Major: 7

Total in Major Responding: 3 Response Rate: 43%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 67%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

33%

33%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

33% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 100% 67%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 33%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Senior Certified Custom Framer and Designer

Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft Store

Anchorage, AK

Quabbin Regional High School

Barre

Pre-practicum Field Experience

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Art-Professional Track Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Art-Professional Track Degree major, 3 of 7 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

33.33%

Transfer to four-year Institution

66.67%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

Not Sure

33.33%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Completely Achieved Goal Partly Achieved Goal

33% 67%


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Art-Professional Track Degree continued… Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges $20,001-$25,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

1-3 Months

100%

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

University of Alaska, Anchorage – Fine Arts

33.33%

Anna Maria - Art

33.33%

Assumption College – Visual Arts

33.33%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling?

Difficulties in Transferring Notallofmycreditstransferred

Response

Percentage

Creditstransferredbutdidnotapplyto majoratnewinstitution

Well prepared

100%

NoDifficulty

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

66.67%

Poorly prepared

33.33%

33%

34%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

100%

33%


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Art-Professional Track Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 32

Total in Major Responding: 18 Response Rate: 56%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 78%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

72%

6%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

80%

20%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

17%

5% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 22% 11%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 11%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Bar Processor Associate

Allen Medical

Acton

Business Systems Analyst

Bristol Myers Squibb

Cambridge

Materials Specialist

DOW Chemical

Framingham

Shipping Coordinator

Genzyme Corporation

Westborough

Lab Tech

Cell Signally Technology

Danvers

Manufacturing Tech

Lab Corp

Devens

Materials Specialist

NEC

Hadley

Quality Assurance

New England Peptide

Leominster

RND Technician

OPK Biotech

Marlborough

Synthesizer of Peptide

Westborough

Teaching Assistant Validation Tech

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate major, 18 of 32 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

11.11%

Earn an Associate's Degree

83.33%

Update skills for current or future job

5.56%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

5.56%

Yes

94.44%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly Achieved Goal "Not at All" Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

77.78%

No

5.56%

Not Sure

16.67%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

94.44%

Somewhat Satisfied

5.56%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

94.44%

Somewhat Satisfied

5.56%

6%

0%

94%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

73.33%

Moderately Related

6.67%

Not Related

20%

Reported Salary Ranges $20,001-$25,000

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

37.5%

No

62.5%

$25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001-$45,000 $45,001-$50,000

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Less than $20,000 Over $50,000

17%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

53.85%

No

46.15%

8%

17% 8%

8% 0%

17%

25%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

6.25%

Somewhat

12.5%

Not at all

37.5%

Did not participate

43.75%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate, continued… If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

23.08%

1-3 Months

23.08%

4-6 Months

15.38%

7 or more months

15.38%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

23.08%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Biotechnology

25%

Fitchburg State University – Criminal Justice

25%

UMASS Amherst - Biology

25%

Worcester State University – Biology

25%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred Credits transferred but did not apply to major at new institution No difficulty

6%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

80%

Not prepared

20%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

75%

Major difficulty

25%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

100%

88%

6%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

64.29%

Undecided

14.29%

No

21.43%

Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree Total Graduated in Major: 21

Total in Major Responding: 11 Response Rate: 52%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 73%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

64%

9%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

67%

33%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

18%

9% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 27% 18%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 9%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Materials Specialist

Allen Medical

Acton

Lab Tech

Bristol Myers Squibb

Danvers

Quality Assurance

DOW Chemical

Devens

Validation Tech

Genzyme Corporation

Framingham Westborough

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree major, 11 of 21 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

9.09%

Yes

90.91%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

81.82%

Not Sure

18.18%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

55.56%

Moderately Related

11.11%

Not Related

33.33%

100%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

37.5%

No

62.5%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

60%

No

40%

Reported Salary Ranges $20,001-$25,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $45,001-$50,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

37.5%

No

62.5%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Somewhat

10%

Not at all

50%

Did not participate

40%

17% 33%

33%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

14.29%

1-3 Months

14.29%

4-6 Months

28.57%

7 or more months

28.57%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

14.29%

17%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree, continued… Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University – Criminal Justice

33.33%

UMASS Amherst - Biology

33.33%

Worcester State University – Biology

33.33%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

75%

Not prepared

25%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

66.67%

Major difficulty

33.33%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred Credits transferred but did not apply to major at new institution No difficulty

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

100%

9% 9%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

55.56%

Undecided

22.22%

No

22.22%

82%


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Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree Total Graduated in Major: 13

Total in Major Responding: 4 Response Rate: 31%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 75%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

25%

50%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

25% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 75% 75%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Media News Printing

Nashoba Publishing

Devens/Ayer

Bartender/Cashier

CoCo Key Water Resort

Fitchburg

Cook

Olive Garden

Leominster

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree major, 4 of 13 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

75%

Not Sure

25%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

75%

Somewhat Satisfied

25%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%

100%


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Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

$25,001-$30,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100% 100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

33.33%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

66.67%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Brandeis University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; English/Creative Writing

33.33%

Fitchburg State University

66.67%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%


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Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

66.67%

Somewhat related

33.33%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%


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Broadcasting & Electronic Media Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Business Administration Career Degree Total Graduated in Major: 28

Total in Major Responding: 13 Response Rate: 46%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 84%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

69%

15%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

82%

18%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

8%

8% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 23% 8%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 15%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Resource Management, Inc.

Chelmsford

HR Representative

Heat Trace Products

Clinton

Loan Processor

SimplexGrinnell

Rindge

Payroll Specialist

Triton Systems

Barre

Buyer/ Administrative Asst.

Barre Savings Bank

Fitchburg

Dental Receptionist

Dr. Rahman

Gardner

Landscaping Construction

Parasol

Leominster

Office Assistant

Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supermarket

Westminster

Office Worker Data Entry Secretarial


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The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.

Business Administration Career Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Business Administration Career Degree major, 13 of 28 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

15.38%

Earn an Associate's Degree

84.62%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

76.92%

Not Sure

7.69%

No

15.38%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

84.62%

Somewhat Satisfied

15.38%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

84.62%

Somewhat Satisfied

15.38%

100%


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Business Administration Career Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

63.64%

Moderately Related

18.18%

Not Related

18.18%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

90.91%

No

9.09%

Reported Salary Ranges

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

18.18%

No

81.82%

$20,001-$25,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001-$45,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

27.27%

No

72.73%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

18.18%

Somewhat

9.09%

Did not participate

63.64%

Not at all

9.09%

22%

11%

11%

34% 22%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%


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Business Administration Career Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Brandeis University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; English/Creative Writing

33.33%

Fitchburg State University

66.67%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Closely related

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes Undecided

54.55% 45.45


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Business Administration Career Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Business Administration Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 16

Total in Major Responding: 8 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:63%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

25%*

38%*

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

80%

20%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

37%*

12%* Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 25% 25%

Continuing Part-Time 0%

*One respondent indicated two types of employment.

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Accounts Receivable Specialist

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.

Peterborough, NH

Office Work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Data Entry

Parasol

Westminster

Secretarial

SimplexGrinnell

Gardner

Shipping Specialist

Dr. Rahman

Manager Cinemas

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Business Administration Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Business Administration Certificate major, 8 of 16 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

37.5%

Earn an Associate's Degree

50%

Transfer to a four-year Institution

12.5%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

60%

Moderately Related

20%

Not Related

20%

100%


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Business Administration Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

40%

No

60%

Reported Salary Ranges $25,001-$30,000

$35,001-$40,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

40%

Did not participate

60%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

80%

Less than one month

20%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Nichols College

50%

UMASS Amherst â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Accounting

50%

50%

50%


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Business Administration Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat related

50%

Closely related

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes Undecided

83.33% 16.67%


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Business Administration Career Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Business Administration Degree Total Graduated in Major: 56

Total in Major Responding: 23 Response Rate: 41%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:77%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

27%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

59%

41%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

14%

9% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 61% 57%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 4%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

AmeriCorps Job Ready Member

Alphawire Manufacturing

Canton

Credentialing Assistant

Construction Dynamics

Gardner

QA Specialist

Hypertronics

Fitchburg

Senior Design Engineer

Mount Wachusett Community College

Hudson

Crew Member

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.

Leominster

Customer Service Associate

Cent. Mass Association of Physicians

Peterborough, NH

Fire Captain

FedEx

Wellesley

Foreman

Fire Department

Home Health Aide

Gervais Appliance

Receptionist

Hannaford Holbrook Company

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Business Administration Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Business Administration Degree major, 23 of 56 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

65.22%

Other

4.35%

Transfer to a four-year Institution

30.43%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

91.3%

Not Sure

4.35%

No

4.35%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly Not at all 9%

4%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

82.61%

Not Sure

8.7%

No

8.7%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

91.3%

Somewhat Satisfied

8.7%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

82.61%

Somewhat Satisfied

17.39%

87%


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Business Administration Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

29.41%

Moderately Related

17.65%

Slightly Related

11.76%

Not Related

41.18%%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

58.82%

No

41.18%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

75%

No

25%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

46.15%

No

53.85%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $20,001-$25,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 Over $50,000

43%

25% 8% 8% 8%

8%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

6.67%%

Somewhat

6.67%

Did not participate

86.67%


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Business Administration Degree, continued… If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

12.5%

1-3 Months

12.5%

4-6 Months

18.75%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

56.25%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If currently enrolled, school and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University

9.09%

Franklin University – Business Administration

9.09%

Difficulties in Transferring

Nichols College – Accounting

9.09%

Not all of my credits transferred

Nichols College – Business Administration

18.18%

North Carolina Master’s Commission

9.09%

Northeastern University – Business Mgmt.

9.09%

Roger Williams University – International Bus.

9.09%

Salem State University – Accounting

9.09%

UMASS Amherst – Accounting

9.09%

UMASS Lowell – Med. Plastics

9.09%

Credits transferred but did not apply to major at new institution Did not receive quality information from MWCC about institutions and programs I could transfer to No difficulty

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

5%

5%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

30.77%

No difficulty

69.23%%

9%

81%


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Business Administration Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Is your new major related to your program at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat related

16.67%

Closely related

75%

Not at all related

8.33%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes Undecided No

72.73% 18.18% 9.09%

Business Administration Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Clinical Laboratory Science Degree Total Graduated in Major: 7

Total in Major Responding: 5 Response Rate: 71%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

80%

20%

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Laboratory Technician

Health Alliance Hospital

Ayer

Medical Lab Technician

Heywood Hospital

Manchester

Medical Technologist

Manchester Catholic Medical Center

Gardner

Heywood Hospital Worker

Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Leominster

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Clinical Laboratory Science Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Clinical Laboratory Science Degree major, 5 of 7 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

20%

Earn an Associate's Degree

80%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

Not Sure

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

100%


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Clinical Laboratory Science Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

60%

No

40%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

20%

No

80%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

60%

No

40%

Reported Salary Ranges $35,001-$40,000

50%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

40%%

Not at all

20%

Did not participate

40%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

40%

1-3 Months

20%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

40%

$40,001-$45,000

50%


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Clinical Laboratory Science Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

40%

Undecided

40%

No

20%

Clinical Laboratory Science Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Complementary Health Care Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 2

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 100%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 0%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

N/A

N/A

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

50% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50 % 50%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

N/A

N/A

N/A

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Complementary Health Care Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Complementary Health Care Certificate major, 2 of 2 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

50%

Earn an Associate's Degree

50%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Not at all

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

50%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

50%

Somewhat Satisfied

50%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

50%

Somewhat Satisfied

50%

50%


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Complementary Health Care Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Not prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Poorly prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%


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Complementary Health Care Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Complementary Health Care Degree Total Graduated in Major: 2

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Apprentice Lineman

MJ Electric

North Smithfield, RI

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Complementary Health Care Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Complementary Health Care Degree major, 1 of 2 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Complementary Health Care Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Over $50,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%

100%


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Complementary Health Care Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 18

Total in Major Responding: 10 Response Rate: 56%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 78%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

67%

11%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

75%

25%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

22%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 30 % 10%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 20%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

HR Representative

Resource Management, Inc.

Canton

QA Specialist

Cushing Academy

Ashburnham

Accountant/Sales Project Coordinator

Pexco

Orange

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Parasol

Athol

Manager Cinemas

Rockport

Fitchburg

Office Worker- Data Entry

Walmart

Gardner

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate major, 10 of 18 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

20%

Earn an Associate's Degree

70%

Transfer to four-year Institution

10%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

90%

Not Sure

10%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 10%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

90%

Not sure

10%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

90%

Somewhat Satisfied

10%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

90%


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Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

50%

Moderately Related

25%

Slightly Related

25%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

87.5%

No

12.5%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

25%

No

75%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

37.5%

No

62.5%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001-$45,000 Over $50,000

14% 14% 30%

14% 14% 14%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

28.57%

Somewhat

14.29%

Did not participate

57.14%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

12.5%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

87.5%


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Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate, continued… Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

10%

Part-time student

20%

Not enrolled

70%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC – Accounting

33.33%

Nichols College

33.33%

Nichols College – 3 Plus One Bus. Admin.

33.33%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes Undecided

85.71% 14.29%


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Computer Assisted Accounting Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Graphic Design Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 9

Total in Major Responding: 4 Response Rate: 44%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 75%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

25%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

25% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50 % 50%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Customer Service Manager

Subway

Holden

Food Preparation

Walmart

Rindge, NH

Inventory Control Specialist

Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International

Gardner

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Graphic Design Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Graphic Design Certificate major, 4 of 9 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

25%

Earn an Associate's Degree

25%

Transfer to four-year Institution

50%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

25%

Not sure

25%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

50%

Somewhat Satisfied

50%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

50%

Somewhat Satisfied

50%

100%


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Computer Graphic Design Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

33.33%

Not at all

33.33%

Did not participate

33.33%

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

50%

Not enrolled

50%


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Computer Graphic Design Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Comm. Graphic Design

50%

Simmons College

50%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%


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Computer Graphic Design Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree Total Graduated in Major: 7

Total in Major Responding: 4 Response Rate: 57%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

75%

25%

Slightly Related

Not Related

25%

75%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 25 % 25%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Core Graphics/Machine Operator

Quadgraphics

Leominster

Flow Team

Target

Revere

Inventory Control Specialist

Walmart

Rindge, NH

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree major, 4 of 7 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

75%

Transfer to four-year Institution

25%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

75%

Somewhat Satisfied

25%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

75%

Somewhat Satisfied

25%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Slightly Related

75%

Not Related

25%

100%


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Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

75%

Not at all

25%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

33.33%

4-6 Months

33.33%

7 or more months

33.33%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

52%

Not enrolled

75%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Comm. Graphic Design

100%

100%


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Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes Undecided

33.33% 66.67%


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Computer Graphic Design/Print Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree Total Graduated in Major: 4

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%*

50%*

Moderately Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

50%* Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50 % 50%

Continuing Part-Time 0%

*One respondent reported both full-time and part-time employment.

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Internet Banking Representative II

Workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Credit Union

Fitchburg

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree major, 2 of 4 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Moderately Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response Yes

Percentage 100%

100%


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Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Reported Salary Ranges $35,001-$40,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

50%

Not enrolled

50%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC - Printing Design

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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Computer Graphic Design/Web/Multi-Media Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Graphic Web Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 11

Total in Major Responding: 5 Response Rate: 46%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 60%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

20%

40%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Moderately Related

Not Related

50%

50%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

20%

20% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 20% 20%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Cashier

Market Basket

Rindge, NH

Internet Banking Representative II

Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union

Fitchburg

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Graphic Web Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Graphic Web Certificate major, 5 of 11 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

20%

Earn an Associate's Degree

80%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 20%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

60%

Somewhat Satisfied

40%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

60%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

Not Satisfied

20%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Moderately Related Not Related

50% 50%

80%


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Computer Graphic Web Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $35,001-$40,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

50%

Did Not Participate

50%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

20%

Not enrolled

80%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Printing Design

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

50%

50%


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Computer Graphic Web Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No Undecided

50% 25% 25%

Computer Graphic Web Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Information Systems Degree Total Graduated in Major: 23

Total in Major Responding: 10 Response Rate: 43%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 60%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

20%

40%

Slightly Related

Not Related

40%

60%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

10%

30% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 55 % 22%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 33%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Banking

Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bank

Royalston

Para-Professional

Royalston Police Department

Westborough

Police Officer

Mount Wachusett Community College

Fitchburg Gardner

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Information Systems Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Information Systems Degree major, 10 of 23 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

10%

Earn an Associate's Degree

70%

Transfer to four-year Institution

10%

Other

10%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 10%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

90%

Not Sure

10%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

70%

Somewhat Satisfied

30%

90%


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Computer Information Systems Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Slightly Related

40%

Not Related

60%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

57.14%

No

42.86%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $45,001-$50,000

50%

50%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

12.5%

No

87.5%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Somewhat

12.5%

Not at all

25%

Did Not Participate

62.5%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

20%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

80%


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Computer Information Systems Degree, continued… Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

22.22%

Part-time student

33.33%

Not enrolled

44.44%

Difficulties in Transferring

Is your new major related to your program at MWCC ? Response

Percentage

Closely Related

60%

Somewhat Related

20%

Not Related At All

20%

Not all of my credits transferred No difficulty

30%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University

25%

Fitchburg State University – Comp. Information 25% MWCC – Business

25%

UMASS Amherst – CIS

25%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

40%

Poorly prepared

60%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

70%


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Computer Information Systems Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No

80% 20%

Computer Information Systems Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Computer Service Technician Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 3

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 67%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 50%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

50% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 50%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Custodian

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Computer Service Technician Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Computer Service Technician major, 1 of 3 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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Computer Service Technician Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

$20,001-$25,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did Not Participate

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

50%

Not enrolled

50%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CIS

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Not Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%

100%


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Computer Service Technician Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Criminal Justice Degree Total Graduated in Major: 4

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 25%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

100%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Bus Driver

First Student

Fitchburg

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Criminal Justice Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Criminal Justice Degree major, 1 of 4 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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Criminal Justice Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges $20,001-$25,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did Not Participate

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%


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Criminal Justice Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree Total Graduated in Major: 6

Total in Major Responding: 5 Response Rate: 83%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 75%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

75%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Highly Related

Not Related

67%

33%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

25%

Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 20 % 20%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Corrections Officer II

Department of Corrections

Shirley

Corrections Officer II - Sergeant

Waste Management

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree major, 5 of 6 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

Not Sure

20%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 20%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

60%

No

20%

Not Sure

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

66.67%

Not Related

33.33%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response Yes

Percentage 100%

80%


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Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%

Reported Salary Ranges $20,001-$25,000

Over $50,000

33%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

33.33%

Did Not Participate

66.67%

67%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

20%

Not enrolled

80%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Human Services

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred Credits transferred but did not apply to major at new institution Did not receive quality information on course selection to prepare for transfer Other

40%

20% 20% 20%


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Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Poorly Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No Undecided

50% 25% 25%

Criminal Justice-Corrections Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 19

Total in Major Responding: 6 Response Rate: 32%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 67%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

17%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

75%

25%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

17%

17% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 33 % 33%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Staples, Inc. Rewards Specialist

Staples, Inc.

Gardner

Corrections Officer

City of Gardner

Shirley

Police Officer

Department of Corrections

Westborough

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate major, 5 of 6 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

33.33%

Earn an Associate's Degree

33.33%

Transfer to four-year Institution

33.33%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

Completely Achieved Goal Partly

16%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

83.33%

Not Sure

16.67%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

50%

Moderately Related

25%

Not Related

25%

84%


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate, continued… Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%

Reported Salary Ranges $30,001-$35,000

33%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did Not Participate

100%

Over $50,000

67%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

33.33%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

66.67%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

33.33%

Not enrolled

66.67%

School and major Response

Percentage

Worcester State – Biotechnology

100%

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate, continued…


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How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred No difficulty

17%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

83%


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree Total Graduated in Major: 11

Total in Major Responding: 4 Response Rate: 36%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

75%

25%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Corrections Officer

City of Gardner

Gardner

Police Officer

Department of Corrections

Manchester, NH

Transportation Security Officer

Dept. of Homeland Security

Westborough

Staples Inc. Rewards Specialist

Staples. Inc.

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree major, 4 of 11 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

75%

Transfer to four-year Institution

25%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 25%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

75%

Somewhat Satisfied

25%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

75%

Somewhat Satisfied

25%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

50%

Moderately Related

50%

75%


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

25%

No

75%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

33.33%

No

66.67%

Reported Salary Ranges $30,001-$35,000

33%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

25%

Somewhat

25%

Did Not Participate

50%

67%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

50%

4-6 months

25%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

25%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Over $50,000


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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Dental Hygiene Degree Total Graduated in Major: 13

Total in Major Responding: 6 Response Rate: 46%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 100% Employed Full-Time

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

Employed Part-Time

20%

80%

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Dental Hygienist

Amherst Dental Group

Amherst

Village Dental

Greenfield

Dr. Goldsher

Lunenburg

Dr. John F. Coakley

Worcester

Temporary Agency

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Dental Hygiene Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Dental Hygiene Degree major, 6 of 13 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

33.33%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

83.33%

Not Sure

16.67%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

83.33%

Somewhat Satisfied

16.67%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

83.33%

Somewhat Satisfied

16.67%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

16.67%

No

83.33%

100%


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Dental Hygiene Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Reported Salary Ranges $30,001-$35,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

66.67%

Did Not Participate

33.33%

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

16.67%

1-3 months

50%

7 or more months

33.33%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No

80% 20%


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Dental Hygiene Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Early Childhood Education Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 15

Total in Major Responding: 7 Response Rate: 47%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 86%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

72%

14%

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

14% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 17 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 17%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Center

Townsend

Lead Teacher

North Middlesex Reg. High School

Westfield

Preschool Teacher

The Kid’s Place

Athol

Child Care Center Owner

YMCA

Gardner

Para-Professional

North Middlesex Regional High School

Owner

Kim’s Kid Kare Family Childcare & Preschool

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Early Childhood Education Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Early Childhood Education Certificate major, 7 of 15 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

14.29%

Earn an Associate's Degree

85.71%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

100%


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Early Childhood Education Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC?

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

Response

Percentage

$30,001-$35,000

Yes

33.33%

$40,001-$45,000

No

66.67%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

50%

Did Not Participate

50%

25% 50% 25%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

16.67%

1-3 Months

33.33%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

50%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

16.67%

Not enrolled

83.33%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No Undecided

50% 16.67% 33.33%


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Early Childhood EducationCertificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Early Childhood Education-Career Degree Total Graduated in Major: 16

Total in Major Responding: 9 Response Rate: 56%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 89%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

78%

11%

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

11% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 29 % 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 29%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Center

Townsend

Lead Teacher

MOC Headstart

Westfield

Preschool Teacher

The Kid’s Place

Athol

Para-Professional

YMCA

Leominster

Aide

Kim’s Kid Kare Childcare & Preschool

Fitchburg

Owner

North Middlesex Regional High School Self Employed

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Early Childhood Education-Career Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Early Childhood Education-Career Degree major, 9 of 16 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

22.22%

Earn an Associate's Degree

66.67%

Update skills for current/future job

11.11%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 11%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

66.67%

Somewhat Satisfied

33.33%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

66.67%

Somewhat Satisfied

33.33%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

89%


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Early Childhood Education-Career Degree continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC?

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

Response

Percentage

$20,001-$25,000

Yes

33.33%

$30,001-$35,000

No

66.67%

$40,001-$45,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

57.14%

Did Not Participate

42.86%

17%

49%

17%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

12.5 %

1-3 Months

37.5%

4-6 Months

12.5%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

37.5%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

28.57%

Not enrolled

71.43%

17%


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Early Childhood Education-Career Degree continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No Undecided

57.14% 14.29% 28.57%

Early Childhood EducationCertificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Early Childhood Education-Transfer Degree Total Graduated in Major: 18

Total in Major Responding: 7 Response Rate: 39%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 86%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

57%

29%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

84%

16%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

14% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 58% 29%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 29%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

AVA Therapist

Behavioral Concepts

Sterling

PCA Autism

Seven Hills Foundation

Worcester

Program Assistant

Amazing Kids Child Development

Fitchburg

Preschool Teacher

Cerebral Palsy

Leominster

Respite Worker

Fitchburg Housing Authority

Winchendon

Register Worker/ Cook

Lanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Grille

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Early Childhood Education-Career Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Early Childhood Education-Career Degree major, 9 of 16 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate's Degree

42.86%

Transfer to four-year Institution

42.86%

Other

14.29%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

85.71%

No

14.29%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely Achieved Goal Partly 29%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

71.43%

No

28.57%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

66.67%

Slightly Related

16.67%

Not Related

16.67%

71%


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Early Childhood Education-Transfer Degree continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

16.67%

No

83.33%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $25,000-$30,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

60%

Somewhat

20%

Did Not Participate

20%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

12.5 %

1-3 Months

37.5%

4-6 Months

12.5%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

37.5%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

28.57%

Part-time student

28.57%

Not enrolled

42.86%

50%

50%


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Early Childhood Education-Transfer Degree continued… School and major Response

Percentage

Assumption College – Psychology

25%

Fitchburg State University – Spec. Ed.

50%

UMASS Boston

25%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred

Did not receive quality information on course selection to prepare for transfer Other

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

50%

Poorly Prepared

25%

Not Prepared

25%

15%

15%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Major difficulty

33.33%

Minor difficulty

33.33%

No difficulty

33.33%

70%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes No

50% 50%


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Early Childhood Education-Transfer Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Electronic Communication/Digital Media Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 3

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 33%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

N/A

N/A

N/A

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Electronic Communication/Digital Media Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Electronic Comm./Digital Media Certificate major, 1 of 3 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Other

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

100%

Partly

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Electronic Communication/Digital Media Certificate, continued… Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

School and major Response

Percentage

Assumption College – Psychology

25%

Fitchburg State University – Spec. Ed.

50%

UMASS Boston

25%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you academically to transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Poorly Prepared

100%


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Electronic Communication/Digital Media Certifcate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Fire Science Technology Degree Total Graduated in Major: 4

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Firefighter

City of Fitchburg

Fitchburg

Firefighter/EMT

Local Fire Department

Maynard

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Fire Science Technology Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Fire Science Technology Degree major, 2 of 4 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Fire Science Technology Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Reported Salary Ranges $40,001-$45,000

Over $50,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

50%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

Undecided

50%

50%


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Fire Science Technology Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Fitness Leadership and Exercise Science Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 1

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 100%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 100% 100%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Associated Data

Global Fitness Center

Fitchburg

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Fitness Leadership & Exercise Science, continued… NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the General Studies – Radiologic Tech Degree major, 1 of 1 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate’s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Partly

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

100%

100%


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Fitness Leadership & Exercise Science, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University

100%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

100%

Fitness Leadership and Exercise Science Certificate 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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General Studies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Radiologic Tech Degree Total Graduated in Major: 1

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 100%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 0%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

N/A

N/A

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

100% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 100% 100%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

N/A

N/A

N/A

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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General Studies – Radiologic Tech Degree, continued… NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the General Studies – Radiologic Tech Degree major, 1 of 1 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate’s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Unemployed

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

100%

100%


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General Studies – Radiologic Tech Degree, continued… School and major Response

Percentage

Quinsigamond CC – Rad.Tech. Program

100%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

General Studies - Radiologic Tech Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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General Studies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Allied Health Total Graduated in Major: 6

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 33%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 50%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

50%

Slightly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

50%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50% 50%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

N/A

N/A

N/A

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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General Studies – Allied Health, continued… NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the General Studies – Allied Health major, 2 of 6 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associate’s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

Not Sure

50%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

50%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Somewhat Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

50%

Somewhat Satisfied

50%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Slightly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Partly

50%


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General Studies – Allied Health, continued… Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

50%

Not Enrolled

50%

School and major Response

Percentage

Nursing

100%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

General Studies – Allied Health, continued…


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If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

General Studies - Allied Health Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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General Studies Degree Total Graduated in Major: 19

Total in Major Responding: 8 Response Rate: 42%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 75%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

38%

38%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

50%

50%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

25%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 25% 25%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Nurse

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner

Radiologist

Technical Needs

Worcester

Vascular Technician

UMASS Memorial Hospital

Leominster

Maintainer

Sean Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Lunenburg

Server

Target

Salem

Team Member

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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General Studies Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the General Studies Degree major, 8 of 19 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

87.5%

Other

12.5%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

87.5%

Somewhat Satisfied

12.5%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

87.5%

Somewhat Satisfied

12.5%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

33.33%

Moderately Related

16.67%

Not Related

50%

100%


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General Studies Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

42.86%

No

57.24%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

42.86%

No

57.24%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

$25,001-$30,000 $35,001-$40,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

14.29%

Somewhat

14.29%

Not at all

14.29%

Did not participate

57.14%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

16.67%

1-3 Months

33.33%

7 or more months

16.67%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

33.33%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

25%

Not Enrolled

75%

33%

34%

33%


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General Studies Degree, continued… School and major Response

Percentage

Anna Maria – Environmental Sci.

50%

Fitchburg State University – History

50%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%


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General Studies Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Human Services Degree Total Graduated in Major: 21

Total in Major Responding: 7 Response Rate: 33%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:80%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

40%

40%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

60%

40%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

20% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 100% 86%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 14%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Relief Staff

Life Skills

Orange

Residential Coordinator

Orange Elementary School

Shrewsbury

Testing Aide

Service Net

Leominster

Vet Tech

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Human Services Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Human Services Degree major, 7 of 21 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

85.71%

Other

14.29%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

85.71%

Not Sure

14.29%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 14%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

40%

Moderately Related

20%

Not Related

40%

Partly

86%


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Human Services Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

40%

No

60%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

33%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

20%

Not at all

40%

Did not participate

40%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

4-6 Months

25%

7 or more months

25%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

50%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

85%

Part-time student

15%

$2,001-$25,000

67%


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Human Services Degree, continued… School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University – Human Services

60%

Saint Joseph’s (ME) – Human Services

20%

UMASS Amherst – Human Services

20%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

85.71%

Poorly Prepared

14.29%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

66.67%

Poorly Prepared

33.33%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred Advising at MWCC was not helpful in process Did not receive quality information about institutions/programs Credits transferred but did not apply to major Did not receive quality information on course selection Other

15%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

16.67%

Minor difficulty

16.67%

No difficulty

66.67%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Undecided

100%

29% 14% 14%

14% 14%


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Human Services Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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IT Support Specialist Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 7

Total in Major Responding: 3 Response Rate: 43%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

100%

Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment Responding Graduates

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 67% 67%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Paraprofessional

Social Services

Ayer

Systems Manager

Town of Ayer

Gardner

Mount Wachusett Community College

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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IT Support Specialist Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the IT Support Specialist major, 3 of 7 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

33.33%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

66.67%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

Not Sure

33.33%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

66.67%

Slightly Related

33.33%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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IT Support Specialist Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

33.33%

No

66.67%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

No

33.33%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

66.67%

Not Enrolled

33.33%

School and major Response

Percentage

CIS Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

50%

UMASS Lowell

50%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

100%


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IT Support Specialist Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred Other

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

33% 67%

IT Support Specialist Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Total Graduated in Major: 62

Total in Major Responding: 28 Response Rate: 45%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 64%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

32%

32%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

36%

64%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

11%

25% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 65% 54%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 11%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Case Manager

Community Healthlink

Gardner

Direct Care Worker

Health Alliance Hospital

Amherst

Materials Specialist

Legend Center

Athol

AmeriCorps Job Ready Member

Apple

Fitchburg

Bartender

Buffalo Wild Wings

San Diego, CA

Customer Service

Legend Center

Leominster

Dietary Aide

Seven Hills Foundation

Swanzey, NH

Factory Worker

Mount Wachusett Community College

Templeton

Food Service in Campus Center

New England Peptide

Worcester

Lab Undergrad Assistant

UMASS Amherst

Salem

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree major, 28 of 62 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

3.57%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

42.86%

Transfer to four-year Institution

50%

Other

3.57%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely

Partly

15%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

89%

Not Sure

11%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

66.67%

Not Sure

33.33%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

71.43%

Somewhat Satisfied

28.57%

85%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

17.65%

Moderately Related

5.88%

Slightly Related

11.76%

Not Related

64.71%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC?

$20,001-$25,000

Response

Percentage

$25,001-$30,000

Yes

38.89%

$30,001-$35,000

No

61.11%

Over $50,000

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

5.56%

No

94.44%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

7.14%

No

92.86%

9% 10%

36%

18%

27%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Somewhat

11.11%

Not at all

11.11%

Did not participate

77.78%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree, continued… If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

17.65%

1-3 Months

23.53%

4-6 Months

5.88%

7 or more months

11.76%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

41.18%%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

53.57%

Part-time student

10.71%

Not Enrolled

35.71%

Difficulties in Transferring Not all of my credits transferred

School and major Response

Percentage

Becker College – Vet. Technology

6.25%

Bridgewater State – Social Work

6.25%

Fitchburg State University

12.5%

MWCC – Nursing

6.25%

UMASS Amherst

60%

Credits transferred but did not apply to major Other

18%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

88.89%

Poorly Prepared

11.11%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

84.21%

Poorly Prepared

15.79%

78%

4%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

31.58%

No difficulty

68.42%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

92.86%

No

7.14%

Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Liberal Arts and Sciencesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Elementary Education Opt Degree Total Graduated in Major: 6

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 17%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

0%

100%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 100% 100%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

N/A

N/A

N/A

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Elementary Ed Opt Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Liberal Arts and Sciences-Elementary Ed. Opt Degree major, 1 of 6 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Elementary Ed Opt Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Elementary Ed Opt Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Fitness & Leadership Degree Total Graduated in Major: 4

Total in Major Responding: 2 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

50%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 50% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 50%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Child Care Provider

Paxton Sports Complex

Paxton

Supervisor

Doggie Day Care

Littleton

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Liberal Arts and Sciences - Fitness & Leadership Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Liberal Arts and Sciences-Fitness&Leadership Degree major, 2 of 4 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Not Sure

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Fitness&Leadership Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Not at all

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

50%

Not Enrolled

50%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC

100%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Fitness&Leadership Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Liberal Arts and Sciences-Fitness & Leadership Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree-Liberal Arts Degree Total Graduated in Major: 1

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 100%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

0%

100%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 0% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 0%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Counter Help

Luigiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza and Wings

Athol

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Liberal Arts Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Liberal Arts and Sciences-Liberal Arts Degree major, 1 of 1 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Not Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Liberal Arts Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Did not participate

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

1-3 Months

100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Not Enrolled

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%


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Liberal Arts and Sciences-Liberal Arts Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Medical Office Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 25

Total in Major Responding: 14 Response Rate: 56%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 79%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

29%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

45%

55%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

21%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 16% 8%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 8%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Medical Assistant

Chair City Family Medicine

Athol

Medical Office Supervision

Nagler Group

Bedford

Medical Receptionist

Webster Square Medical Center

Gardner Worcester

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Medical Office Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Medical Office Certificate major, 14 of 25 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

71.43%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

21.43%

Update skills for current/future job

7.14%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

78.57%

No

14.29%

Not Sure

7.14%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 7%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

42.86%

No

21.43%

Not Sure

35.71%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

78.57%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

Not Satisfied

7.14%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

71.43%

Somewhat Satisfied

21.43%

Not Satisfied

7.14%

Partly 8%

85%

Not at all


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Medical Office Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

27.27%

Moderately Related

18.18%

Not Related

54.55%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC?

$20,001-$25,000

Response

Percentage

Yes

18.18%

$30,001-$35,000

No

81.82%

$35,001-$40,000

$25,001-$30,000

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

18.18%

No

81.82%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

33.33%

No

66.67%

$45,001-$50,000

11% 11%

22%

11% 11%

34%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

27.27%

Somewhat

9.09%

Did not participate

63.64%%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

1-3 Months

30%

4-6 Months

20%

7 or more months

30%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

20%


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Medical Office Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

7.69%

Part-time student

7.69%

Not Enrolled

84.62%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

27.27%

No

9.09%

Undecided

63.64%


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Medical Office Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Natural Resources Technology Degree Total Graduated in Major: 5

Total in Major Responding: 5 Response Rate: 100%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 75%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

75%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not related

67%

33%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

25% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 75% 50%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 25%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Park Ranger

Vegetation Control Service, Inc.

Athol

Vegetation Tech/Foreman

Army Corps of Engineers

Auburn

Warehouse Worker

Harold Levinson Associates

Uxbridge

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Natural Resources Technology Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Natural Resources Technology Degree major, 5 of 5 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

80%

Transfer to four-year Institution

20%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

Not Sure

20%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

80%

Somewhat Satisfied

20%

Completely

100%


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Natural Resources Technology Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

33.33%

Moderately Related

33.33%

Not Related

33.33%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC?

Reported Salary Ranges

Response

Percentage

$25,001-$30,000

Yes

25%

$45,001-$50,000

No

75%

$30,001-$35,000

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

33%

34%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

66.67%

Did not participate

33.33%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

33.33%

7 or more months

33.33%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

33.33%

33%


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Natural Resources Technology Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

50%

Part-time student

25%

Not Enrolled

25%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Envir. Biology

33.33%

UMASS Amherst

33.33%

Other

33.33%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

33.33%

No

33.33%

Undecided

33.33%


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Natural Resources Technology Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Nursing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evening Degree Total Graduated in Major: 2

Total in Major Responding: 1 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

100%

0%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education:100% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 100%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Registered Nurse

ACE Medical Services

Worcester

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Nursing - Evening Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Nursing - Evening Degree major, 1 of 2 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Completely

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

100%


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Nursing - Evening Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

No

100%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

Reported Salary Ranges $30,001-$35,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

100%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

100% 100%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%


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Nursing - Evening Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Nursing Degree Total Graduated in Major: 117

Total in Major Responding: 58 Response Rate: 50%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 96%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

62%

34%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

96%

4%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

4%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education:18% 2%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 16%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Registered Nurse

Visiting Nurse Association

Gardner

Case Manager/Homecare RN

Community Health Connections, Inc.

Leominster

Licensed Practical Nurse

Highlands Nursing Home

Worcester

Pediatric Nurse

Lawrence Hospital

Turners Falls

Shift Supervisor RN

Tewksbury State Hospital

Billerica

Unit Manager

Farren Care Center

Binghamton, NY

PPS Coordinator

UMASS Medical School

Lowell

Town of Mason, NH School District

Peterborough, NH

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Nursing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Nursing Degree major, 58 of 117 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

3.45%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

94.83%

Other

1.72%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 2%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

91.38%

No

1.72%

Not Sure

6.9%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

91.23%

No

1.75%

Not Sure

7.02%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

93.1%

Somewhat Satisfied

5.17%

Not Satisfied

1.72%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

87.93%

Somewhat Satisfied

10.34%

Not Satisfied

1.72%

98%

Partly


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Nursing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

90.91%

Moderately Related

3.64%

Slightly Related

3.64%

Not Related

1.82%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

36.36%

No

63.64%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

16.98%

No

83.02%%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

59.46%

No

40.54%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

50%

Somewhat

24.07%

Not at all

18.52%

Did not participate

7.41%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001-$45,000 $45,001-$50,000 Over $50,000

7%

10%

31% 10% 15%

12% 15%


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Nursing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

3.85%

1-3 Months

28.85%

4-6 Months

30.77%

7 or more months

5.77%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

30.77%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

1.75%

Part-time student

15.79%

Not enrolled

82.46%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University

66.67%

MWCC

16.67%

Regis College

16.67%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

90.91%

Not Prepared

9.09%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%


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Nursing Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

58.7%%

No

4.35%

Undecided

39.96%

Nursing Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Paralegal Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 25

Total in Major Responding: 14 Response Rate: 56%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

86%

14%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

50%

50%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 21% 7%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 14%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Paralegal

Roncone Law Offices, PC

Ayer

Accounts Payable

Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Gardner

Insurance Tracker

Social Security Administration

Worcester

Service Representative

Department of Correction

Concord

Senior Engineer

UMASS

Marlborough

Verizon

Temple, NH

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Paralegal Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Paralegal Certificate major, 14 of 25 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

14.29%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

71.43%

Transfer to four-year Institution

14.29%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

85.71%

No

7.14%

Not Sure

7.14%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 22%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

64.29%

No

35.71%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

78.57%

Somewhat Satisfied

21.43%

Partly

78%


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Paralegal Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

28.57%

Moderately Related

21.43%

Not Related

50%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

57.14%

No

42.86%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

7.69%

No

92.31%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

14.29 %

No

85.71%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $20,001-$25,000 $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

21.43%

Not at all

14.29%

Did not participate

64.29%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

10%

4-6 Months

20%

7 or more months

30%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

40%

$45,001-$50,000 Over $50,000

16% 7%

14% 21%

7% 35%


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Paralegal Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

7.14%

Part-time student

14.29%

Not enrolled

78.57%

School and major Response

Percentage

MWCC

50%

UMASS Lowell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Criminal Justice

50%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

33.33%

Poorly Prepared

33.33%

Not Prepared

33.33%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Minor difficulty

33.33%

No difficulty

66.67%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

63.64%

No

9.09%

Undecided

27.27%


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Paralegal Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Paralegal Degree Total Graduated in Major: 20

Total in Major Responding: 14 Response Rate: 70%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:100%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

79%*

29%*

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

57%

43%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

0%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 14% 7%

Continuing Part-Time 7%

*One respondent reported both full-time and part-time employment.

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Paralegal

Trial Court

Gardner

Case Specialist IV

Harr Toyota

Worcester

Receptionist

UMASS

Marlborough

Senior Engineer

Social Security Administration

Temple, NH

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Paralegal Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Paralegal Degree major, 14 of 20 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

7.14%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

78.57%

Transfer to four-year Institution

14.29%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

85.71%

No

7.14%

Not Sure

7.14%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 22%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

71.43%

No

28.57%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

85.71%

Somewhat Satisfied

14.29%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

78.57%

Somewhat Satisfied

21.43%

Partly

78%


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Paralegal Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

14.29%

Moderately Related

28.57%

Slightly Related

14.29%

Not Related

42.86%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

71.43%

No

28.57%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

15.38%

No

84.62%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

14.29 %

No

85.71%

Reported Salary Ranges Less than $20,000 $20,001-$25,000 $25,001-$30,000 $30,001-$35,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

28.57%

Somewhat

7.14

Not at all

7.14%

Did not participate

57.14%

$35,001-$40,000 Over $50,000

15%

21%

7% 21%

28% 8%


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Paralegal Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

9.09%

4-6 Months

18.18%

7 or more months

9.09%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

63.64%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

7.14%

Part-time student

7.14%

Not enrolled

85.71%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

58.33%

No

8.33%

Undecided

33.33%


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Paralegal Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

Well Prepared

10%

Poorly Prepared

0%

Not Prepared


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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Total Graduated in Major: 12

Total in Major Responding: 10 Response Rate: 83%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:70%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

50%

20%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Highly Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

10%

20% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 20% 10%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 10%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Physical Therapy Assistant

Genesis Rehabilitation

Athol

Life Care Center

Fitchburg

Ramsey Rehabilitation

Greenfield

Seven Hills Foundation

Groton

Sterling Village Rehabilitation Center

Leominster Sterling Westford

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Physical Therapist Assistant Degree major, 10 of 12 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

100%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

100%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely

Partly

10%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

Not Sure

20%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

100%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

100%

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

No

100%

90%


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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Reported Salary Ranges $30,001-$35,000 $35,001-$40,000 $40,001-$45,000 $45,001-$50,000

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

50%

Somewhat

37.5%

Not at all

12.5%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

42.86%

1-3 Months

14.29%

4-6 Months

14.29%

7 or more months

14.29%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

14.29%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

10%

Part-time student

10%

Not enrolled

80%

25%

25%

25%

25%


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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, continued… School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University – Exer. Sci.

50%

UMASS Amherst – Health Care Mgmt.

50%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

Moderate difficulty

50%

No difficulty

50%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

44.44%

No

33.33%

Undecided

22.22%


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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Practical Nursing Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 46

Total in Major Responding: 13 Response Rate: 28%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed:92%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

69%

23%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

100%

0%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

8%

0% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 15% 0%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 15%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Licensed Practical Nurse

Baldwinville Nursing Home

Worcester

Nurse

Highlands Nursing Home

Baldwinville

On-Call Staffing Coordinator

Life Care Center

Barre

Pediatric Services of America

Fitchburg

Seven Hills Foundation

Groton

Quabbin Valley Healthcare

Marlborough

Wachusett Manor

Shrewsbury

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Practical Nursing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Practical Nursing Certificate major, 13 of 46 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

53.85%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

46.15%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

92.31%

No

7.69%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely 15%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

92.31%

No

7.69%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

92.31%

Somewhat Satisfied

7.69%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

76.92%

Somewhat Satisfied

23.08%

Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

83.33%

Moderately Related

8.33%

Slightly Related

8.33%

Partly

85%


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Practical Nursing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

50%

No

50%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job?

Reported Salary Ranges $25,001-$30,000

Response

Percentage

$30,001-$35,000

Yes

8.33%

$35,001-$40,000

No

91.67%

$40,001-$45,000 $45,001-$50,000

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

62.5%

No

37.5%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

66.67%

Not at all

8.33%

Did not participate

25%

20%

20%

20%

20%

20%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

9.09%

1-3 Months

18.18%

4-6 Months

36.36%

7 or more months

18.18%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

18.18%

Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Part-time student

15.38%

Not enrolled

84.62%


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Practical Nursing Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś School and major Response

Percentage

Quinsigamond Community College

100%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

63.64%

Undecided

36.36%


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Practical Nursing Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


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Small Business Certificate Total Graduated in Major: 22

Total in Major Responding: 13 Response Rate: 59%

Placement Rates

(Based on # of Respondents)

Responding Graduates Employed: 77%

Employed Full-Time

Employed Part-Time

46%

31%

Employed Graduates Relation of Program/Major to Employment

Related

Not Related

80%

20%

Responding Graduates

Seeking Employment

Not Seeking Employment

8%

15% Responding Graduates Continuing their Continuing Full-Time Education: 46% 23%

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Continuing Part-Time 23%

SAMPLE COMMUNITIES OF EMPLOYMENT

WHAT ARE GRADS DOING?

WHO ARE THEY WORKING FOR?

WHERE ARE THEY WORKING?

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Barre Savings Bank, Inc.

Barre

Administrative Assistant

Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinton

Buyer

Heat Trace Products

Gardner

Loan Processor

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.

Leominster

QA Specialist

Rockport

Peterborough, NH

Shipping Specialist

SimplexGrinnell

Westminster

The above listed job titles, locations and states are exacted from the results of the 2010 Graduate Survey, and not inclusive of every single reported item.


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Small Business Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś NOTE: All percentage responses to supplemental questions below are based on the number of respondents to each individual question. For the Small Business Certificate major, 13 of 22 graduates responded overall.

Assessment of MWCC College Experience & Education When you attended MWCC, what was your primary educational goal? Response

Percentage

Earn a Certificate

7.69%

Earn an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree

76.92%

Transfer to four-year Institution

15.38%

Achievement of Educational Goal Completely

Partly

8%

If you could start college over, would you choose to attend Mount Wachusett Community College? Response

Percentage

Yes

92.31%

Not Sure

7.69%

If you could start college over, would you choose the same program of study? Response

Percentage

Yes

84.62%

No

7.69%

Not Sure

7.69%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of academic programs at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

84.2%

Somewhat Satisfied

15.38%

To what extent were you satisfied with the quality of instruction at MWCC? Response

Percentage

Satisfied

92.31%

Somewhat Satisfied

7.69%

92%


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Small Business Certificate, continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś Employment Status as Related to MWCC Preparation If employed, how does your MWCC program/major relate to your current position? Response

Percentage

Highly Related

40%

Moderately Related

20%

Slightly Related

20%

$25,001-$30,000

Not Related

20%

$35,001-$40,000

Reported Salary Ranges

$40,001-$45,000

Were you employed by the above organization while attending MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

80%

No

20%

Over $50,000

17% 33%

Did you use MWCC's career planning and job placement services to find this job? Response

Percentage

Yes

20%

No

80%

33% 17%

If you were already employed at the above named organization, did your job situation improve after earning your degree or certificate from MWCC? Response

Percentage

Yes

25%

No

75%

To what extent did an internship, clinical, and/or service learning experience you participated in through MWCC help you? Response

Percentage

Very Much

22.22%

Not at all

11.11%

Did not participate

66.67%

If employed, how many months did it take to obtain your FIRST job after leaving MWCC? Response

Percentage

Less than one month

11.11%

Obtained job prior to leaving MWCC

88.89%


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Small Business Certificate, continued… Graduates Continuing Education, Now and in the Future Are you currently enrolled in a college? Response

Percentage

Full-time student

23.08%

Part-time student

23.08%

Not enrolled

53.85%

School and major Response

Percentage

Fitchburg State University – Bus. Mgmt.

16.67%

MWCC

16.67%

Nichols College

33.33%

UMASS Amherst – Accounting

16.67%

Worcester State – Business Administration

16.67%

How did MWCC prepare you academically to continue your schooling? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

How well did MWCC prepare you for transfer to your new college? Response

Percentage

Well Prepared

100%

Did you have difficulty transferring credits to your new college? Response

Percentage

No difficulty

100%

If you are currently not attending school, are you planning to continue at a later date? Response

Percentage

Yes

75%

Undecided

25%


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Small Business Certificate Reported Educational Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Well Prepared Poorly Prepared Not Prepared


2010

This survey and report were supported by the AmeriCorps Job Ready Program and its Members serving in North Central Massachusetts through a grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service


MWCC 2010 Graduate Survey