Information systems and technology education: Perspectives from USA community colleges

Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 57 percent of job openings in the United States (US) in 2006-2016 will require some post secondary education, jobs for community college graduates are expected to grow at twice the national average and the highest paying jobs will be in the Information Technology (IT) sector. Yet studies of preparation of IT professionals typically explore four-year institutions rather than community colleges. Given the percentage of the USA population that attends community college, exploring information systems and technology education in community colleges and students' readiness for the IT workforce are important subjects to investigate. In this paper, community college students' perceptions are examined to identify how students perceive the importance of specific IT skills, how confident students are about their ability to learn and engage with the specific IT skills, and how the gender of respondents affect gender stereotyping of these IT skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages4301-4310
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Volume6

Other

Other18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Kulturel-Konak, S., & Trauth, E. M. (2012). Information systems and technology education: Perspectives from USA community colleges. In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 (pp. 4301-4310). (18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012; Vol. 6).