Report Tallies Alamo Colleges Workforce Achievements
Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Alamo Colleges' Vice Chancellor, Economic and Workforce Development, recently presented his annual workforce education performance report to the Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees. The report noted that the Alamo Colleges ranks second among its peer institutions in the number of technical degrees awarded from 2009-2012.
The Alamo Colleges also ranked number two in graduate placement rates, with a 74.9% rate in 2009-2010 and a 74.8% rate in 2010-2011. The report also noted that 87.9% of technical program graduates are working or enrolled in higher education within six months of graduation.
The Alamo Colleges has the highest number of graduates compared to its peers in these workforce programs: culinary arts and related services; business operations support and assistant services; human development; family studies and related services; and computer information technology administration and management. The Alamo Colleges has the second highest number of graduates compared to its peers in the following programs: registered nurse; nursing administration; practical nursing; vocational nursing; nurse associate; environmental control technologies; and design and applied arts.
Eight Alamo Colleges' programs achieved 100% pass rates for their graduates in 2011-2012. The programs are: veterinary technology (national exam); aviation technology; child care provider/assistant; court reporting/court reporter; aircraft maintenance technician airframe; aircraft maintenace technician powerplant; physical therapy assistant; and health information technology.
The report also noted that the number of nursing and allied health graduates increased, growing from 2,413 in 2008/2010 to 2,595 in 2010/2012. In addition, the number of students in continuing education in 2011/2012 was 22,376.