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: 1. What were the reasons new students entered Yavapai College-Verde Valley Campus in Spring 2002? 2. What were the primary reasons new students took courses in Spring 2002 and what were their long-term goals? 3. What were the academic degree, vocational degree or vocational certification program choices for new students entering Yavapai College? 4. What was the composition of new students entering Yavapai College in terms of whether they were primarily traditional or non-traditional students? 5. What relationship existed between traditional and non-traditional students at Yavapai College and their academic degree, vocational degree or certification choices?

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