The mission of SUNY Broome’s Perkins V initiatives is to increase student access to high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, by investing in a variety of activities, including CTE program improvements that emphasize real-world skill building and hands-on learning; professional development and technical assistance; and career exploration, guidance and advisement.
Goal 1. Improve Student Success Across the CTE Postsecondary Student Continuum: Provide student-centric support services across the student lifecycle continuum for a CTE student population of approximately 3779 Perkins-eligible students. A structured, well- defined plan of operations is in place to ensure CTE students are successfully enrolled in appropriate program and supported holistically to complete their postsecondary goals satisfactorily, including the use of enrollment, academic, and career/placement coaching with services that drill down to program-specific high need areas via the use of professional and peer tutors as well as technical support with assistive devices.
Goal 2: Improve Quality of Applied Learning Opportunities in Early Childhood Education: In addition to improving access to quality, safe childcare as an essential support service that helps 13 or more CTE student-parents obtain their academic and personal goals, the College’s upgraded childcare playground will expand experiential learning opportunities for approx. 66 Early Childhood Education students.
Goal 3. Improve Classroom-based Applied Learning Opportunities in Computer Sciences Programs: Create a Virtual Reality Academic Room to improve applied learning opportunities for students enrolled in the four CTE programs of study in the College’s Computer Science department. Students will benefit from immersive simulation-based learning that fosters excitement about computer sciences education. Using mobile mixed reality platforms, students in computer sciences programs will learn about development processes, industrial, professional, and gaming applications, and other uses of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software and devises.
Goal 4: Improving CTE Student Access to and Enrollment in Nontraditional by Gender Programs of Study: Targeted media campaigns will be used to increase awareness and recruitment of students to CTE programs that are nontraditional by gender (NT). Perkins funds will support the use of paid, external advertising firms. The College’s Marketing and Communication department will broadcast supplemental media features of CTE-NT students/programs.
Goal 5: Acquisition of Instructional Materials Designed to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Nursing and Allied Health Programs: Support program improvements in six CTE programs of study within the Health Services cluster at Broome Community College: Clinical Laboratory Technician (AAS), Histological Technician (Cert), Phlebotomy (Cert), Nursing (AAS), Nursing EV-WK (AAS), and Medical Assistant (AAS). The acquisition of industry-standard instructional materials will help these programs keep pace with advances in healthcare technology and emerging skill sets that are essential to maintaining a realistic, active learning environment where students can prepare successfully for careers in nursing and allied health professions. All purchased services, supplies and materials are intended to improve and modernize the targeted CTE programs, primarily via hands-on simulation opportunities that will provide enrolled students with simulated learning experiences to best understand the targeted healthcare industries and to assist them with preparing for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations.
1.1: Improve upon the currently available overall CTE transfer rate of 35.9% and overall CTE job placement rate of 70.8%.
2.1: Increase the current overall Early Childhood Education retention rate of 62.7% and completion rate of 17.4% as well as the current overall ECE students non-traditional program enrollment rate of 3%.
3.1: Improve upon the current overall students completion rate in Computer Information Systems (36.4%), Computer Science (34.3%), Computer Technology (23.1%), and Computer Security & Forensics (39.1%).
3.2 For the three non-traditional by gender programs of study (Computer Information Systems, Computer Security & Forensics, and Computer Technology), improve upon the female student retention rate of 61. 9%, the female student placement rate of 46.2%, the female student graduation rate of 21.1 %, and the female student enrollment rate of 21.2%.
4.1: Increase the current rate of students enrolled in CTE programs of study that lead to occupations, which are defined as nontraditional by gender (23%).
4.2: Increase the current graduation rate of students who are enrolled in CTE programs of study that lead to occupations, which are defined as nontraditional by gender (22%).
5.1: Improve upon the 2018/19 Overall Students Retention Rates in these programs of study:
- Clinical Laboratory Technician, 78.1%
- Histological Technician, 92.3%
- Phlebotomy, 85.1%
- Nursing, 68.8%
- Medical Assistant, 71.4%
5.2: Improve upon the 2018-19 Overall Students Completion Rates in these programs of study:
- Clinical Laboratory Technician, 63.2%
- Histological Technician, 83.3%
- Phlebotomy, 83.3%
- Nursing, 66.7%
- Medical Assistant, 62.5%
5.3: Improve upon the 2018-19 Non-Traditional (Male) Student Participation Rates in these programs of study:
- Clinical Laboratory Technician, 17.8%
- Histological Technician, 17.6%
- Phlebotomy, 11.5%
- Nursing, 16.7%
- Medical Assistant, 9.7%