Date of Award


Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


STEM Education & Professional Studies


Occupational and Technical Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.


The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: Do approved programs provide access to data not available for non-approved programs? Does a change from a non-approved program to an approved program change the curriculum model? Is it financially feasible for the college to seek program approval status? Does an approved program increase credibility in recruitment? Does graduation from an approved program allow students to enter the workforce more efficiently than graduates of non-approved programs?

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