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 following questions were established to guide this study: 1. What changes were made to the five-week curriculum in splitting courses into a three-week staff course and a two-week applications course? 2. What effect did changing the curriculum have on student performance? 3. Did changing the curriculum improve student throughput? 4. What impact did dividing the course into two courses have on the number of students receiving congressionally mandated required skills?

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