TOP Codes Served

TOP 6 | Diesel Technology (094700) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   22 22 24
Successes
Completions   0 0 18
Transfers   0 0 0
Employment
2nd Quarter Employment   12 14 16
4th Quarter Employment   15 17 19
Employed in Field of Study   4 8 12
Earnings
2nd Quarter Earnings   5750 6000 10000
Median Change in Earnings   2 4 6
Proportion Making Living Wage   8 10 12
Narrative

Funds will be used to hire one instructor to teach a new and growing Diesel Technology program at Ventura College. In order to improve student learning outcomes and maintain industry alignment, full-time support staff is needed. Under the general direction of a dean, the instructor will provide comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives and revise curriculum to ensure alignment from education to employment. The instructor will develop robust connections between the community college, business, and industry representatives, labor and workforce and economic development entities; improve the program and increase student enrollments; provide academic instruction to students in lecture/lab/performance courses; advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, revise and update course content and materials of instruction and ensure curriculum is in alignment with industry standards. Additional personnel will be hired to maintain the lab and support faculty in the development of regional automotive internship programs. A portion of the funds will be used to purchase instructional supplies and equipment. New equipment will be acquired to allow students to gain exposure and build skills with the newest pieces of equipment being used in the workforce. This will improve performance in class, deepening students understanding of the skills necessary to prepare them to work in the industry. Assistance is needed to purchase outreach supplies and printing materials to market the programs to high school students and to the community. By increasing the marketing of Diesel Technology, we can increase the marketability of our students and improve employability for program completers.

TOP 6 | Automotive Technology (094800) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   1221 1275 1300
Successes
Completions   9 15 20
Transfers   0 0 0
Employment
2nd Quarter Employment   70 75 80
4th Quarter Employment   60 65 75
Employed in Field of Study   58 73 98
Earnings
2nd Quarter Earnings   5750 6000 7000
Median Change in Earnings   50 55 60
Proportion Making Living Wage   50 54 58
Narrative

Ventura College’s Automotive Technology program continues to grow rapidly as a powerful economic driver throughout the region. The transportation industry sector requires that our students become more advanced with the technical skill sets due to the clean air technologies and computerized mechanical systems, requiring strong mechanical aptitude. The Auto program continues to grow in enrollments through our comprehensive T-Ten program, providing technicians with Toyota industry certified training. In order to improve student learning outcomes and maintain industry alignment, full-time support staff is needed. Funds are being requested to hire an instructional lab technician to support the students and instructors in the auto lab. The program oftentimes has more than 60 students in the shop with only one support lab technician. The lab tech will support faculty in the development of regional automotive internship programs. The tech will setup labs to align vehicle faults to require skills competencies Instructional supplies to support the ongoing development and implementation of current initiatives to develop and expand the program.

TOP 6 | Agriculture Technology and Sciences, General (010100) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   510 550 600
Successes
Completions   19 25 35
Transfers   14 25 30
Employment
2nd Quarter Employment   71 75 80
4th Quarter Employment   69 74 79
Employed in Field of Study   60 64 69
Earnings
2nd Quarter Earnings   10373 11000 12000
Median Change in Earnings   15 18 20
Proportion Making Living Wage   73 75 82
Narrative

Ventura College (VC) has a longstanding commitment to serving students and helping them transform their lives through programs and services that will help them achieve their educational goals and career aspirations. This commitment is central to VC’s priority in investing in new courses, programs, and degrees. Strong Workforce funds will be used to develop and expand a new Agriculture Business and Agriculture Science Program; to develop robust connections between the community college, business, and industry representatives, labor and workforce and economic development entities; to improve training of students for the in-demand skills employers require through credit and non-credit instruction; and to promote student success and increase enrollments and completions. Funds will be used to purchase instructional supplies and equipment to develop, support, expand, and sustain the program. A professional expert will be hired to evaluate, revise, and strengthen the agriculture curriculum to ensure alignment from education to employment. SWP funds will also be used to strengthen program outreach and to encourage enrollment growth in agriculture jobs. To achieve these goals, the college will leverage various other funding sources, track and build upon existing regional investments in an effort to align resources, foster cooperation across workforce education and service delivery systems, and build well-articulated pathways in agriculture throughout the county. Regional career events, open houses, and networking opportunities with students and industry representatives in agriculture will create and sustain powerful partnerships.

TOP 6 | SECTOR - Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Technology (SECTOR-01) Download LMI Worksheet

Aims
  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   1192 1300 1500
Successes
Completions   40 50 60
Transfers   30 40 50
Employment
2nd Quarter Employment   60 70 80
4th Quarter Employment   64 70 80
Employed in Field of Study   100 85 100
Earnings
2nd Quarter Earnings   8091 9000 10000
Median Change in Earnings   21 28 32
Proportion Making Living Wage   53 60 65
Narrative

The facilities in the classrooms and labs in the New Applied Science Center have high operating costs and specialized facilities, requiring a full-time lab technician needed to ensure the equipment is maintained. Strong Workforce funds will be used to expand the new applied science center’s manufacturing program. Having a lab technician will allow faculty to develop robust connections between the community college, business, and industry representatives, labor and workforce and economic development entities; to improve the train students for the in-demand skills employers require through credit and non-credit instruction; and to promote student success and increase enrollments and completions. A portion of the funds will be used to purchase instructional supplies and equipment to develop, support, expand, and sustain the new program. Currently, non-credit course are being offered through the applied science center’s workplace essentials industry certification, which provides students with training in professionalism/work ethic and technical skills in manufacturing. SWP funds will also be used to strengthen program outreach and to encourage enrollment growth. To achieve these goals, the college will leverage various other funding sources, track and build upon existing regional investments in an effort to align resources, foster cooperation across workforce education and service delivery systems, and build well-articulated pathways in agriculture throughout the county. Regional career events, open houses, and networking opportunities with students and industry representatives in manufacturing will create and sustain powerful partnerships.

TOP 6 | All Programs (All)

Aims
  • To improve Strong Workforce Metric(s)
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   83929 90000 95000
Successes
Completions   1463 1550 1600
Transfers   1050 1150 1300
Employment
2nd Quarter Employment   62 70 75
4th Quarter Employment   62 70 75
Employed in Field of Study   70 75 80
Earnings
2nd Quarter Earnings   5811 6400 7000
Median Change in Earnings   34 38 42
Proportion Making Living Wage   32 38 45
Narrative

Career Center
Ventura College needs a broader range of support services to serve the students with viable jobs and career pathways. A Center will be expanded to include a Counselor/Coordinator, a Matriculation Specialist, and Student Services Assistant. A Job Placement Specialist will also work in the Career Center but be paid for by regional dollars. The funds will be used to build on the existing center to recruit students into the program and help with job placement and tracking of students. . The intended outcome is to impact enrollment within the CTE programs and get students gainfully employed upon completion of the program.
Support: Student success is critical to Ventura College. Knowing that students come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of preparation levels, the career center will be designed to provide support services and job placement. Support services include access to counseling and advisement to guide the development of a career pathway, a Student Education Plan, a clearly delineated plan crucial to student success. A counselor coordinator will assist students in the development of a Student Education Plan so that each student will have a planned pathway to achieving their educational and career goals
Transition services: To provide a successful transition, core matriculation services will meet each incoming freshman to provide a solid beginning to their college career. The career center will assist with matriculation students and provide strategies to successfully complete the program. These core matriculation services provide for a strong beginning so that students are successful and prepared for high-growth, high-wage jobs.
Career exploration: This program is included in an across program approach to develop and expand career pathways to impact student enrollment. Students who enroll in one of the credit-based internship courses will be provided with an opportunity to get hands-on, real-world job experience. Internships will be coordinated for all through the support of the job placement specialist.

Budget

CTE Program Budget Detail Sheet

1000 Instructional Salaries $98,666
2000 Non-Instructional Salaries $151,722
3000 Employee Benefits $128,644
4000 Supplies and Materials $150,974
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services $68,953
6000 Capital Outlay $165,000
7000 Other Outgo $0
  Total Direct Costs $763,959
  Total Indirect Costs $30,558
  Total Program Costs $794,517
Plan Certification

This Plan Has Been Reviewed and Approved By

Kimberly Hoffmans

Vice President, Academic Affairs