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TOP 6 | Horticulture (010900) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   172 200 210
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The Environmental Horticulture, Turfgrass, and Plant Science programs manage a several acre Rancher's Park as a living laboratory. These programs are very expensive program as the require sophisticated equipment and large quantities of supplies. However the Coachella Valley is one of the golf capitals of the world and the 99 courses provide considerable job opportunities in an industry that demands highly trained and competent managers and business owners.
The potential for additional program growth lies in the ability to continue to deliver quality instruction. This would be evident in the laboratory exercises that emulate realistic situations found in the local industry.
Strong Workforce funds will be used to supply the students with the updated equipment and sufficient supplies needed to attract new students and to ensure the students have the training required to enter the workforce earning a livable wage. With additional equipment and supplies additional sections of existing classes could be offered year round to better meet enrollment demands.
Strong Workforce funds will also be used to determine the feasiblity of creating a full Agriculture Program at the Mecca Thermal campus where the college already owns sufficient land to make farming a feasible opportunity. The potential for a successful program is very high as the demand from the Agriculture Industry for qualified workers is very high. In order to create this program it must be built from scratch. Currently there are no dedicated facilities, equipment, supplies, and most importantly, faculty and support staff.
In this first year, Strong Workforce funding would be utilized to begin the process of evaluating the needs of local industry and writing program curriculum. providing proper equipment and supplies.

TOP 6 | Small Business and Entrepreneurship (050640) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   1220 1240 1240
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A strength of our current small business and retail management programs is the Student Kiosk, a project that allows students to run a business each semester. This kiosk program has been so successful it is in need of upgrade and expansion on the main campus and will also expand to our second campus in 2018. Students engaged in this program earn Work Experience credits and have the preparation they need to obtain jobs as entrepreneurs or managers of small businesses so the project meets both enrollment and job placement objectives.

TOP 6 | Computer Graphics and Digital Imagery (061460) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   475 525 600
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Digital Design and Graphic Arts is a growing industry with a significant Gap in our region and an even larger opportunity for self-employment and consulting. The size of the program is constrained by the amount of lab space available but a minor curriculum change and Investment in additional MAC computers for the lab will allow us to increase class enrollments from 27 to 30 in each existing section and allow us to add two additional sections each semester resulting in almost 100 additional overall enrollments.
There are also three high school academies in the graphic arts area; two have articulated courses and all three will be participating in dual enrollment by 2017/2018, again resulting in more enrollments as well as increased movement through career pathways and into jobs.
A Certiport license will allow students to complete Adobe industry certifications at the end of each DDP class, resulting in full Adobe certification upon completion of the program. This industry certification will result in more job opportunities for students at higher wages.

TOP 6 | Computer Information Systems (070200) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
  • To improve Strong Workforce Metric(s)
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Enrollments   1135 1249 1374
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Completions   10 12 15
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The current CIS program includes Office Administration training as well as the transfer Computer Literacy course. Enrollments are high but reduced funding has limited the programming and technician classes that can be offered to meet the potential jobs available in the industry.
Strong Workforce funds will allow expansion into IT Technician and programming certificates as well as the Business Information Worker by providing funds for equipment and for professional development and training for faculty.
The need for IT professionals has consistently grown through the years. The projected growth in the areas prompted the CCC Chancellor’s Office to devote significant resources to develop IT pathways at all CCC. These pathways will attract local talent to CTE by providing them with an opportunity to develop real-life skills for a career in technology. It will also attract already employed talent that need to further their knowledge in certain areas.
Strong Workforce funding will also sponsor work with the High Schools to create a local CyberPatriot team and coding clubs to help attract high school students to CIS. It is a great opportunity for Community College faculty and High School teachers to collaborate on guiding students into a career in technology. This collaboration can lead to important expanded relationships such as Dual Enrollment agreements and articulation agreements.
We estimate that these courses and activities could potentially generate a 10% annual increase in CIS enrollment.

TOP 6 | Environmental Control Technology (094600) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
  • To improve Strong Workforce Metric(s)
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Enrollments   210 230 250
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Completions   22 24 26
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The HVAC/R program is requesting Strong Workforce funds to support commercial and residential technicians who are pursuing career advancement in the fields of commercial and industrial Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R). Projected costs will require a one-time funding amount of $380,000 or $160,000 ongoing every year through 2020. The state of California has mandated that all new residential buildings must reach zero net energy usage by 2020 and new commercial buildings must reach the same goal by 2030. Trained, skilled HVAC technicians are currently in demand by employers and this demand will increase significantly as 2020 approaches. This funding will allow us to add necessary training equipment such as: chillers, direct digital controls training system and a boiler. Currently this equipment is not available to our students, affecting several courses. This equipment will allow faculty to fulfill curriculum requirements and provide necessary hands-on training.
In Summer, 206 we expanded the HVAC program to include MIG Welding. Courses offered summer and fall filled immediately providing 60 additional CTE enrollments and we will use Strong Workforce funds to purchase the equipment necessary to offer OxyAcetylene welding which we anticipate will also provide immediate enrollment increases as well as a skill much in demand locally. Additional curriculum is also in progress to expand welding into a program that leads to an industry credential.

TOP 6 | Energy Systems Technology (094610) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   44 48 55
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The Energy Systems program is requesting Strong Workforce funds to support commercial and residential technicians who are pursuing career advancement in the fields of energy. Projected costs will require a one-time funding amount of $400,000 or $150,000 ongoing every year through 2020. The state of California has mandated that all new residential buildings must reach zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020 and new commercial buildings must reach the same goal by 2030. These mandates are forcing the construction and building industry to re- trained their workforce in specialize areas e.g. control technicians. These employees are currently in demand by employers and this demand will increase significantly as 2020 approaches. This funding will allow us to add necessary training equipment such as chillers, fuel cell (hydrogen), boiler, vehicle charging stations and battery storage. This equipment will provide labs to train and practice skills needed in buildings control automation. Currently, this equipment is not available to our students, affecting several courses in Heating and Air Conditioning as well as Building Inspection Technology.

TOP 6 | Automotive Technology (094800) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   520 560 600
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Completions   18 20 25
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Proportion Making Living Wage   22 25 28
Narrative

The requested Strong Workforce funds for the Automotive Program will be used to enhance the quality and quantity of our newly established Light-Duty Diesel Program, as well as strengthen other offerings of our award winning Automotive Programs, over the next 3-years. The funding will be used to purchase two Diesel vehicles which will allow us to add 2-4 additional sections each year and complete a newly designed Light-Duty Diesel certificate program. Leveraged with Strong Workforce regional funds to provide Hydrogen vehicles and ATRE grant funds to provide CNG vehicles, the program will be able to provide both auto and advanced transportation training to meet the clean air demands of industry. We anticipate the following results: increase enrollments by approximately 5% in 2016-17, and 10% in 2017-18 & 2018-19; increase the supply (amount of awarded certificates and degrees) by approximately 25% each year; and 28% of completers will be at a living wage within 4 quarters of completion.

TOP 6 | Civil and Construction Management Technology (095700) Download LMI Worksheet

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  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   31 60 90
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In 2007, the residential building industry in the United States faced one of the biggest
economic decline due to the gross negligence of the nation's banking system and set
the stage for a weakened economy which is now only beginning to recover. In
addition to this economic downturn, many of the seasoned construction workers
either retired or migrated to other nonrelated industries. Today, the effects of a
recovering economy coupled with the shortage of the housing inventory and decline
of the construction workforce, are at a critical stage and in need of attention.
Employment of Construction Managers and laborers is projected to grow 16 percent
from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. These positions will be
needed as overall construction activity expands. Population and business growth will
result in the construction of many new residences, office buildings, retail outlets,
hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other structures over the coming decade. In
addition, the need to improve portions of the national infrastructure will spur
employment growth as roads, bridges, and sewer pipe systems are upgraded or
replaced.
Construction Management is poised to grow at College of the Desert but there is a need for a plan and updated curriculum that leverages the non credit AEBG provisions. There is no full time faculty in the program so Strong Workforce funds will be used for stipends to allow adjunct faculty to contribute the time required to build a successful program by providing curriculum improvements, marketing
strategies, outreach and recruiting efforts to secondary schools, and forming partnerships with local construction companies for support.
Strong Workforce funds will also be used to contract with Certiport to provide industry certifications in Construction Management related fields including Architecture, Building Inspection Technology, and Real Estate Development.
only for the Construction Management Program, but also in the Architecture Program.

TOP 6 | Child Development/Early Care and Education (130500) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
  • To improve Strong Workforce Metric(s)
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   950 975 1000
Successes
Completions   12 15 20
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2nd Quarter Employment   66 68 70
4th Quarter Employment   71 75 80
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2nd Quarter Earnings   4725 5000 5200
Median Change in Earnings   22 23 30
Proportion Making Living Wage   28 30 35
Narrative

We hope that by training students in our child development center in a formal intership program
we will not only increase retention and success, we will also increase graduation and job placement
in the field for our graduates. We want to place our students in the high wage jobs available in
our field that are available in the school districts through state preschool and head start. Those
placements require that employees are familiar with mandates like, child and environmental
assessments. We will be training the interns in these practices, making them more employable.
We believe this can be a model program for the region for colleges with child care center
training programs.

TOP 6 | Culinary Arts (130630) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   420 480 520
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The Coachella Valley is a resort area in which Culinary and Hospitality careers are a very large part of the available jobs. In 2016/2017, with additional adjunct faculty and some creative scheduling, the culinary program doubled and we expect an sizeable increase in completers and living wage job placements by the end of 2016/2017. Investment in this program will allow further expansion of facilities space, improved safety with updated equipment, and an opportunity for more enrollments and job placements.
Two local high schools also have Culinary Academies and College of the Desert faculty are working with those schools to develop common curriculum and opportunities for dual enrollment.
The District is supporting this program with a full time faculty and a new cadre of adjunct faculty have been recruited from local restaurants to build not only additional classes but links between the community and the college program. Enrollments are being conservatively estimated at an increase of 150% from 2015/2016 levels but could be considerably higher as stronger relationships are developed with the high schools and facilities shared.
Non-credit short term workforce training opportunities through AEBG are also being considered as an addition to and feeder to the culinary certificate and degree programs. Training for a specific field like bartending or catering or pastry baking will result in both job placement and an increase in wages.

TOP 6 | Hospitality (130700) Download LMI Worksheet

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  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   92 117 122
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"As the Coachella valley grows into a world-class tourist destination, its primary industry, hospitality, has been seeking high-quality employees from outside the valley due to a lack of locally trained individuals. The following 3 proposals have been created to directly address that gap, and if implemented, will substantially increase the quantity and quality of COD Hospitality graduates.
1. A world-class customer service course will help prepare COD students to better compete with outside hospitality talent, thus increasing the number of COD graduates gaining higher level jobs. Strong Workforce funds will provide professional development to learn and copy the Disney model.
2. A menu of basic and intermediate level specialized hospitality, non-credit courses will augment the existing general hospitality curriculum.
3. Provide, through our new Career and Workforce Solutions Center, contact with local industry professionals.
4. Increase internships with industry partners.

These 4 proposals, properly implemented and marketed, will help COD students gain higher paying jobs in hospitality, retail, small business and other customer-facing businesses. Growth in enrollments in the next several years and beyond will come from adding new sections of credit and non-credit courses, creating higher enrollments in existing courses, and creating a demand for our students from industry employers, resulting in higher paying jobs for our more qualified graduates.
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TOP 6 | Fire Academy (213350) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
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Enrollments   207 217 230
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Strong Workforce Funds will be used to convert an under-utilized workout/gym location to a state of the art Computer Lab. This lab is essential to education Fire Science, Police Science, Administration of Justice, EMS, and even Fire Academy students through the use of on-line education and instruction as well as state mandated on-line and controlled testing currently being instituted across all of these programs. The College can expect greater interest, recruitment, and enrollment due to the addition of this computer lab.
Strong Workforce Funds will also be utilized to establish the Fire Academy as a premier training facility, representing State Fire Trainings’ highest standards. Funds will establish an equally enhanced technological presence at the off-site Roy Wilson Training Facility where a great deal of the Academy instruction is held. By installing a microwave Wi-Fi system that will allow direct access to the latest in academic instructional learning software platforms, as well as better utilization of the already available, but in limited use, to on-line resources of the textbooks being utilized. Finally, it will help to bring us to the recently implemented higher standards of IFSAC / ProBoard education and testing currently the new standard of the California State Fire Training.
The addition of a Ventilation Performance Trailer and Flammable Liquids Demonstration platform, will greatly improve student skills and experiences, both for our COD students as well as our collaborating college, Copper Mountain College. Students receiving this enhanced quality of training will directly translate to skills necessary for gaining employment in local, state and federal fire departments.
Addition of an air controlled storage unit will also protect expensive equipment purchased with Perkins and CTE Enhancement funding.

Budget

CTE Program Budget Detail Sheet

1000 Instructional Salaries $54,000
2000 Non-Instructional Salaries $71,111
3000 Employee Benefits $25,000
4000 Supplies and Materials $70,564
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services $67,800
6000 Capital Outlay $580,000
7000 Other Outgo $0
  Total Direct Costs $868,475
  Total Indirect Costs $34,739
  Total Program Costs $903,214
Plan Certification

This Plan Has Been Reviewed and Approved By

Pamela Ralston

Vice President, Student Learning