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World Class Education

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Support career preparation beyond high school

Strategy: Support career preparation beyond high school

Agency: 699 - Community and Technical College System

A001 - Academic Transfer Instruction

This activity offers educational course work and degree programs that facilitate a smooth transition from the Community and Technical College System to other institutions of higher education. Courses work and degrees offered are generally intended to move the student towards a baccalaureate degree. This activity serves students who may not otherwise be able to obtain a baccalaureate degree, including traditionally underrepresented populations. Current strategies to improve transfer and subsequent degree baccalaureate degree completion include; Common Course Numbering (across all institutions of higher education), inter-college reciprocity policies, credit for non-traditional learning and degrees that follow the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4,946.8 4,946.3 4,946.6
001 - General Fund
State 231,391,000 240,086,000 471,477,000
060 - Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct
State 3,982,000 4,049,000 8,031,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 27,940,000 27,880,000 55,820,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 33,060,000 33,268,000 66,328,000
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 29,301,000 29,834,000 59,135,000
149 - Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct
Non-Appropriated 134,045,000 139,778,000 273,823,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 11,672,000 11,673,000 23,345,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4,946.8 4,946.3 4,946.6
GFS 231,391,000.0 240,086,000.0 471,477,000.0
Other 240,000,000.0 246,482,000.0 486,482,000.0
Totals 471,391,000.0 486,568,000.0 957,959,000.0
Expected Results

Increase the number of community and technical college students that can successfully transfer to 4-year colleges to complete baccalaureate degrees.

A002 - Administration (College and System)

Administration of the Community and Technical College System includes Institution Management, Fiscal Operations, General Support Services (administrative data processing and employee personnel and records), Logistical Services (procurement and the movement and control of materials), Community Relations and Development (the maintenance of goodwill relationships with the general public, alumni, or other constituents), and the State Board office.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2,308.0 2,309.6 2,308.8
001 - General Fund
State 109,560,000 117,767,000 227,327,000
060 - Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct
State 2,070,000 1,886,000 3,956,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 14,128,000 14,193,000 28,321,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 1,056,000 1,067,000 2,123,000
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 15,370,000 15,348,000 30,718,000
149 - Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct
Non-Appropriated 68,799,000 71,588,000 140,387,000
443 - Inst of Hi Ed-data Processing Acct
Non-Appropriated 8,957,000 9,128,000 18,085,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 5,446,000 5,446,000 10,892,000
561 - Comm/Tech College Innovation Accoun
Non-Appropriated 10,647,000 10,829,000 21,476,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2,308.0 2,309.6 2,308.8
GFS 109,560,000.0 117,767,000.0 227,327,000.0
Other 126,473,000.0 129,485,000.0 255,958,000.0
Totals 236,033,000.0 247,252,000.0 483,285,000.0
Expected Results

Administrative costs are a necessary part of all public sector organizations. Administrative costs as a share of total expenditures are expected to decrease.

A003 - Basic Education for Adults

Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and High School Completion (HSC) or High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation. BEdA provides programs for students who are16 years of age and older, no longer in school, and are functioning below the high school level or have limited English language skills. BEdA programming provides students with college and career pathways that provide students the 21st Century reading, writing, speaking, listening, math and technology skills needed to complete high school diplomas and equivalency certificates and postsecondary certificates and degrees

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1,077.3 1,076.9 1,077.1
001 - General Fund
State 58,571,000 59,236,000 117,807,000
060 - Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct
State 958,000 977,000 1,935,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 4,499,000 4,065,000 8,564,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 43,152,000 44,271,000 87,423,000
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 1,808,000 1,817,000 3,625,000
149 - Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct
Non-Appropriated 31,156,000 32,676,000 63,832,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 2,815,000 2,816,000 5,631,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 1,077.3 1,076.9 1,077.1
GFS 58,571,000.0 59,236,000.0 117,807,000.0
Other 84,388,000.0 86,622,000.0 171,010,000.0
Totals 142,959,000.0 145,858,000.0 288,817,000.0
Expected Results

Students that have less than a high school level of education will acquire the reading, writing, speaking, listening, math and technology skills needed to transition to postsecondary education and family sustaining employment.

A004 - Community Services-Contract Funded Courses

Community and technical colleges provide self-supporting educational programs through contract-funded courses paid for by employers or social service agencies for the benefit of their employees or clients. Examples of contract-funded courses include: the Running Start program for high school students; tuition and training for WorkFirst clients; prison inmate literacy and skills programs; instruction for international student organizations; and tailored job and skills training for local businesses. Federal student financial aid, such as Pell grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, federal work study, and Perkins vocational grants, is also included in this activity. (Institutions of Higher Education-Grants and Contracts-Nonappropriated)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 73.9 74.2 74.1
11A - Employment Training Finance Account
Non-Appropriated 250,000 250,000 500,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 95,682,000 100,122,000 195,804,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 73.9 74.2 74.1
GFS
Other 95,932,000.0 100,372,000.0 196,304,000.0
Totals 95,932,000.0 100,372,000.0 196,304,000.0
Expected Results

The Community and Technical College System will continue to explore opportunities to expand contract training.

A005 - Precollege Education

Precollege education courses are academic in nature and provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in college-level courses. The students in these courses are taking credits necessary to qualify for college-level math, English, etc. Approximately 55 percent of the students in these classes have been out of high school for more than three years.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 483.4 483.0 483.2
001 - General Fund
State 46,799,000 48,351,000 95,150,000
060 - Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct
State 780,000 805,000 1,585,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 4,503,000 4,433,000 8,936,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 8,118,000 8,204,000 16,322,000
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 2,521,000 2,569,000 5,090,000
149 - Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct
Non-Appropriated 21,839,000 22,815,000 44,654,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 2,321,000 2,317,000 4,638,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 483.4 483.0 483.2
GFS 46,799,000.0 48,351,000.0 95,150,000.0
Other 40,082,000.0 41,143,000.0 81,225,000.0
Totals 86,881,000.0 89,494,000.0 176,375,000.0
Expected Results

Students will transfer into college level courses in math and English.

A006 - Student-Funded Courses

Community and technical colleges provide self-supporting educational programs through student-funded classes. Most of these courses are offered to students who are not attending college for the purpose of a degree or certificate. The courses are taken to supplement and enhance existing job skills or for personal enrichment. (Institutions of Higher Education-Dedicated Local Account-Nonappropriated)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 846.3 845.7 846.0
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 69,597,000 68,142,000 137,739,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 846.3 845.7 846.0
GFS
Other 69,597,000.0 68,142,000.0 137,739,000.0
Totals 69,597,000.0 68,142,000.0 137,739,000.0
Expected Results

The Community and Technical College System will continue to explore opportunities to expand student-funded courses.

A007 - Workforce Education

Workforce Education provides education and training to prepare students for immediate employment in professional-technical fields. Working in partnership with businesses, this activity helps prepare students for employment while providing skilled workers needed to make Washington state businesses prosper in an ever-changing, competitive economy. In addition to traditional students, Workforce Education serves those wanting to upgrade their current knowledge and skills, those interested in a career change and displaced or unemployed workers that are in need of retraining.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4,851.5 4,851.3 4,851.4
001 - General Fund
State 231,614,000 238,019,000 469,633,000
060 - Comm/Tech Col Capital Projects Acct
State 3,962,000 4,036,000 7,998,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 27,995,000 28,892,000 56,887,000
145 - Inst of Hi Ed-Grants/Contracts Acct
Non-Appropriated 72,765,000 74,073,000 146,838,000
148 - Inst of Hi Ed-Dedicated Local Acct
Non-Appropriated 32,004,000 32,801,000 64,805,000
149 - Inst of HI ED-Operating Fees Acct
Non-Appropriated 128,946,000 134,173,000 263,119,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 11,638,000 11,640,000 23,278,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4,851.5 4,851.3 4,851.4
GFS 231,614,000.0 238,019,000.0 469,633,000.0
Other 277,310,000.0 285,615,000.0 562,925,000.0
Totals 508,924,000.0 523,634,000.0 1,032,558,000.0
Expected Results

Increase the number of student receiving certificates or degrees aligned with Washington employment needs.