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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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Job Placement

Description
The pressing need in the Job Placement office is for a new office software system. Different products continue to be investigated with the assistance of Information Systems. The new student record system, while certainly presenting some challenges for the department, may also present opportunities to address this need.
 
Some Job Placement services are now available through the officeís Web site. More work needs to be done to further expand and automate these services.
 
Office hardware is adequate and meets Information Systemís minimum standards.

Student Services Impact
New office software will allow us to run Job Placement more efficiently and with less risk of service interruptions. We will be better able to track job offers and student use of our services. Web pages give students and employers greater access to Job Placement services, especially the collection and posting of jobs.

Approximate Number of Students Served
Approximately 6000 students are served each year.
 
Support Impact
A new office software system will require a great deal of support from Information Systems. Successful installation, initial training, and ongoing maintenance will involve close partnerships with that office.
 
The development of new web pages will require technical assistance.
 
The new student record system will require a huge amount of training and support from Information Systems. This is in addition to their support of existing hardware and software used by the department.

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
Maintain up-to-date technology that meets District Information Systems standards.
 
Utilize software and hardware that promotes student success and access.
 
Implement the new student record system.
 
Continue to work with Information Systems to further develop and maintain office software; seek and obtain a replacement for the current software system.
 
Evaluate the need for Web-based services and develop new Web pages to address these needs.
 
Action to Meet Objective
Participate in the Student Services PC replacement plan.
 
Ensure that necessary software supported and funded by Information Systems is included in the Districtís Information Technology Plan.
 
Identify and obtain area-specific software funded by the college.
 
Participate in task forces, committees, staff development sessions, and other activities that support the implementation of the new student record system.
 
Obtain flat panel monitors for staff as needed.
 
Acquire software to create reports, match students with jobs, and track employment.
 
Further develop the Job Placement Web site.


Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
Same as prior year. These objectives are ongoing.
 
 
 
Action to Meet Objective
Same as prior year, with modifications made as needed depending on progress in completing the 2004/05 objectives.


Year 3 (2006-2007)


Objective
Same as prior year. These objectives are ongoing.
 
Action to Meet Objective
Same as prior year, with modifications made as needed depending on progress in completing the 2005/06 objectives.
 

 


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