Texas TWO-STEP Project

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Texas TWO-STEP
Project:
Bridging the Gaps
with
Technical Education
Michele Padilla – Project Coordinator
Overview
The Texas TWO-STEP Project and 15
Community College Districts have partnered
to provide outreach activities that engage
high school students, counselors, faculty
and administrators in an effort to promote
programs that provide a seamless transition
from community college to university.
UTA/COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER CONSORTIUM
Central Texas
College
Weatherford
College
College of the
Mainland
Vernon
College
Collin County
College District
Dallas County
College
District
TSTC
Harlingen
UTA
Grayson
County
College
Temple
College
Hill
College
Tarrant County
College District
Howard
College
Navarro
College
McLennan
College
Laredo
College
SEAMLESS TRANSITION
Community
Colleges
High Schools
INTS
or
COS
Barriers to H.S. Participation
in Technical Programs
Myths about students who choose
Technical Education
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Low aspirations
Low test scores
Low High School grades
Low intellectual ability, cannot
compete in higher education
Low persistence
Myths about Technical Programs
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Limited educational opportunities
Limited job opportunities
Dispelling Myths
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Tech Prep students have lower average
annual dropout rates. (TEA)
Tech Prep students have higher average
grade 12 graduation rates. (TEA)
Tech Prep graduates completed at a higher
rate college-preparatory programs. (TEA)
Dispelling Myths
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63.2% of Tech Prep students were still
enrolled in higher education classes after
two years (1998 graduates) (Career
Development Resources)
Tech Prep Students are taking the SAT I
and the ACT at a rate equivalent to or
higher than other students (TEA)
Tech Prep Students are better prepared
in Math than all other students and as
well prepared in writing (TEA)
Tech Prep
A technical preparation program that allows
students to earn college credit beginning as
early as ninth grade.
The credits can be used towards an
associates degree in any Tech Prep
program offered in any of the participating
Community College Districts.
Tech Prep
Tech Prep aligns high school curriculum with
college curriculum to prevent duplication of
coursework in college and provides a
seamless transition from high school to
community college.
Texas TWO-STEP Project
STEP ONE
– High School Students may earn Tech Prep
credit by participating in articulated Tech
Prep Programs and earning a “B” or better
– Enroll in the community college and request
Tech Prep credits
– Comply with community college
requirements
Texas TWO-STEP Project
STEP TWO
– Students earn an A.A.S. Degree from one of the
Community College Consortium institutions
– Students earn a BA/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
from UTA. Students may currently choose from the
following program areas:
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Business
Health Sciences
Human Services
Public Service
Technology
– Students earn a BA/BS from the College of Science
A.A. Degree or A.A.S. Degree
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Associate of
Arts/Science
Equivalent to the 1st
half of a
Baccalaureate
Degree
Focus is Transfer to 4
year University
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Associate of Applied
Science Degree
Design to teach
specific career/
technical fields
Original Intent was for
graduates to enter
the job market in 2
years.
A.A.S. Degree Programs and
the Texas TWO-STEP Project
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Accounting
Biotechnology
Child Development
CADD
Computer Information Tech.
Criminal Justice
Digital Imaging Technology
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Telecommunications
International Business and Trade
Logistics Technology
Marketing Careers
Veterinary Technology
A.A.S. Nursing
Business Administration
Commercial Music
Computer Graphics
Construction Management
D.M.Sonography
Echocardiology Tech.
Electronics Technology
Internet Dev. Tech.
Interpreter Training
Management
Medical Laboratory Tech.
Video Technology
HOW STEP TWO WORKS
44 HOURS
CORE CURRICULUM
TECHNICAL TRANSFER (UP TO) 24 HOURS
NON-CORE HOURS
60 HOURS
TOTAL NEEDED TO GRADUATE 128 HOURS
EXAMPLES OF TRANSFERABLE COURSE WORK
Accounting: ACNT; BUSG; ITSW; POFT
Business: BMGT; BUSG; HRPO; MRKG; POFT
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology: DFTG; INMT; QCTC
Computer Hardware Technology & Electronics and Telecommunications Technology
CETT; CPMT; ELMT; POFT
Information Technology: ITCC; ITMC; ITNW; ITSC; ITSE; ITSW; POFI; POFT
Graphic Communication: ARTC; GRPH; FLMC; IMED
TECH PREP
EIGHT YEAR PLAN
HIGH SCHOOL
SUBJECT/(Credits)
FRESHMAN
SOPHOMORE
JUNIOR
SENIOR
ENGLISH (4)
English I
English II
English III
English IV
MATH (3)
Algebra1 or
Geometry
Geometry or
Algebra II
Algebra II or
Trigonometry
Trigonometry or
Calculus
SCIENCE (3)
Physical Science
or Biology
Biology or
Chemistry I
Biology, Chemistry I
or Chemistry II
Chemistry II or
Physics
HUMANITIES (4)
US History
World History
World Geography
Government &
Economics
PHYS ED (1.5)/HEALTH (.5)
Phys Ed
Phys Ed & Health
LANGUAGE (2)/OTHER (2.5)
Elective
Foreign Language I
& Speech
Foreign Language II
& Elective
FINE ARTS (1)/OTHER (1)
Choir, Art, Band,
or Theater
*Computer
*Internetwork
*Internetwork
Maintenance
12534504
(CPMT 1411)
Technology I
N1295006
Technology II
N1295007
(ITCC 1342)
(ITCC 1346)
TECH PREP
Coherent
Sequence
If not 3.5 credits,
add to electives
(ITCC 1302
&1306)
Telecom &
Networking
12022700
(ITNW 1325)
TECH PREP
EIGHT YEAR PLAN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FRESHMAN
SOPHOMORE
ENGL 1301
MATH 1314
ECON 2301
ENGL 2311
ITMC 1319
ITMC 1419
HUMA 1301
CETT 1445
CPMT 1411 (4)
SPCH 1311
CPMT 1445
ITCC 1342 (3)
ITNW 1325 (3)
ITCC 1302 (3)
CETT 1409
ITCC 1346 (3)
EECT 1303
ITCC 1306 (3)
MATH 2312
ITNW 2417
SUMMER
PHED/DANC any
activity course
ENGL 2311
Technical Writing
EECT 2437
PSYC 2301
*Maximum 15 hrs.
may transfer from
H.S. Tech Prep to
Community College
Total Hours for
A.A.S. in
Computer
Networking
Technology = 71
UNIVERSITY
DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT I:
Title: WEBSITE PROGRAMMING
44 hrs - Core Curriculum
14 hrs – Cultural Studies or
Foreign Language Req.
TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS TRANSFER
CPMT
1411
T
4
ITNW
1325
T
3
ITCC
1302
T
ITCC
1306
ITCC
ITCC
MAX
24HRS
INSY
3307
INTRO WEB PROGRAMMING
INSY
3308
ADV BUS COM (VISUAL BASIC)
INSY
4302
DB MANA SYSTEMS
INSY
4310
OBJ ORIENTED PRG (JAVA)
BUSA
2303
INTRO MIS/DP
DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT II:
Title: WEBSITE GRAPHICS
COMM
2300
INTERNET COMM
3
COMM
3300
COMM TECHNOLOGY
T
3
JOUR
1345
WRITE MASS MEDI
1342
T
3
COMM
3303
COMM GRAPHICS
1346
T
3
COMM
3301
WEB SITE COMM
COMM
4301
INTERNET GRAPHICS COMM
COMM
4327
ADV WEB SITE COMM
Total
19
Program Title:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BACHELOR OF ARTS
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
=
TOTAL 128 HOURS
DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT III:
Title: INTERNET MARKETING/E-COMMERCE
MARK
3321
PRIN MARKETING
MARK
3325
INTERNET MARKETING
BLAW
3311
LAW I
MANA
3318
MANA ORG BEHAVIOR
MANA
3319
MANA PROCESS THEORY
College of
Business
Admin
College of
Engineering
School of
Architecture
Interdisciplinary
Studies
Program
A Customized
Degree Plan
School of
Education
College of
Liberal
Arts
School of
Social
Work
School
of Urban
Affairs
College of
Science
REMOVING BARRIERS to
Bachelors Degrees
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UTA will accept up to 24 hours of
technical credit.
UTA removed the university limit of 72
academic hours received from a
community college.
UTA removed the last 30 hours in
residence requirement.
UTA will transfer hours back to the
sending institution allowing the
student to earn an A.A.S. Degree.
EDUCATIONAL
BENEFITS
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Faster graduation and use of technical
hours
BA/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies or a
BA/BS from the College of Science
degrees
Opportunity to pursue
Graduate/Professional Degrees
For More Information Contact:
The UTA/Community College
Transfer Consortium
Texas TWO-STEP Project
Phone: 817.272.1433
Michele Padilla, Project Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
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