Texas TWO-STEP Project: Bridging the Gaps with Technical Education Michele Padilla – Project Coordinator

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  • Texas TWO-STEP Project: Bridging the Gaps with Technical Education Michele Padilla Project Coordinator
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  • 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.
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  • UTA/COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER CONSORTIUM
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  • Community Colleges INTS or COS Tech Prep AP Credits & Dual Credits Texas TWO-STEP Project SEAMLESS TRANSITION High Schools
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  • Barriers to H.S. Participation in Technical Programs Low aspirations Low test scores Low High School grades Low intellectual ability, cannot compete in higher education Low persistence Myths about students who choose Technical Education Limited educational opportunities Limited job opportunities Myths about Technical Programs
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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)
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ONE
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  • 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: Business Health Sciences Human Services Public Service Technology Students earn a BA/BS from the College of Science Texas TWO-STEP Project STEP TWO
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  • A.A. Degree or A.A.S. Degree Associate of Arts/Science Equivalent to the 1 st half of a Baccalaureate Degree Focus is Transfer to 4 year University 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.
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  • A.A.S. Degree Programs and the Texas TWO-STEP Project Accounting A.A.S. Nursing Accounting A.A.S. Nursing Biotechnology Business Administration Biotechnology Business Administration Child Development Commercial Music Child Development Commercial Music CADD Computer Graphics CADD Computer Graphics Computer Information Tech. Construction Management Computer Information Tech. Construction Management Criminal Justice D.M.Sonography Criminal Justice D.M.Sonography Digital Imaging Technology Echocardiology Tech. Digital Imaging Technology Echocardiology Tech. Electronic Commerce Electronics Technology Electronic Commerce Electronics Technology Electronic Telecommunications Internet Dev. Tech. Electronic Telecommunications Internet Dev. Tech. International Business and Trade Interpreter Training International Business and Trade Interpreter Training Logistics Technology Management Logistics Technology Management Marketing Careers Medical Laboratory Tech. Marketing Careers Medical Laboratory Tech. Veterinary Technology Video Technology Veterinary Technology Video Technology
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  • HOW STEP TWO WORKS CORE CURRICULUM 44 HOURS TECHNICAL TRANSFER (UP TO) 24 HOURS TOTAL NEEDED TO GRADUATE 128 HOURS NON-CORE HOURS 60 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
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  • 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 HistoryWorld Geography Government & Economics PHYS ED (1.5)/HEALTH (.5) Phys Ed Phys Ed & Health LANGUAGE (2)/OTHER (2.5) ElectiveForeign Language I & Speech Foreign Language II & Elective FINE ARTS (1)/OTHER (1) Choir, Art, Band, or Theater TECH PREP Coherent Sequence If not 3.5 credits, add to electives * Computer Maintenance 12534504 (CPMT 1411) *Internetwork Technology I N1295006 (ITCC 1302 &1306 ) Telecom & Networking 12022700 ( ITNW 1325) * Internetwork Technology II N1295007 (ITCC 1342) (ITCC 1346) TECH PREP EIGHT YEAR PLAN
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  • 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
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  • DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT I: Title: WEBSITE PROGRAMMING INSY3307INTRO WEB PROGRAMMING INSY3308ADV BUS COM (VISUAL BASIC) INSY4302DB MANA SYSTEMS INSY4310OBJ ORIENTED PRG (JAVA) BUSA2303 INTRO MIS/DP DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT II: Title: WEBSITE GRAPHICS COMM2300INTERNET COMM COMM3300COMM TECHNOLOGY JOUR1345WRITE MASS MEDI COMM3303COMM GRAPHICS COMM3301WEB SITE COMM COMM4301INTERNET GRAPHICS COMM COMM4327ADV WEB SITE COMM DISCIPLINARY COMPONENT III: Title: INTERNET MARKETING/E-COMMERCE MARK3321PRIN MARKETING MARK3325INTERNET MARKETING BLAW3311LAW I MANA3318MANA ORG BEHAVIOR MANA3319MANA PROCESS THEORY Program Title: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF ARTS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES = TOTAL 128 HOURS TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS TRANSFER CPMT1411 T4 ITNW1325 T3 ITCC1302 T3 ITCC1306 T3 ITCC1342 T3 ITCC1346 T3 MAX 24HRS Total19 UNIVERSITY 44 hrs - Core Curriculum 14 hrs Cultural Studies or Foreign Language Req.
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  • Interdisciplinary Studies Program A Customized Degree Plan College of Business Admin College of Engineering College of Liberal Arts College of Science School of Social Work School of Urban Affairs School of Architecture School of Education
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  • REMOVING BARRIERS to Bachelors Degrees UTA will accept up to 24 hours of technical credit. 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 university limit of 72 academic hours received from a community college. UTA removed the last 30 hours in residence requirement. 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. UTA will transfer hours back to the sending institution allowing the student to earn an A.A.S. Degree.
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  • EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS 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
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  • For More Information Contact: The UTA/Community College Transfer Consortium Texas TWO-STEP Project Phone: 817.272.1433 Michele Padilla, Project Coordinator Email: mpadilla@uta.edu mpadilla@uta.edu