A TRACER STUDY ON THE NATURAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT GRADUATES OF SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FROM S.Y. 1995-2010By: RIVERA, JOEY ALBERT F.
Adviser: Maricel G. Junio, MS
The study sought to trace the graduates from the programs AB Biology, BSED Biology, BSEd General Science, and BEED General Science of the Natural Science Department of Southern Christian College from 1995- 2010. A descriptive survey design was used to trace the graduates. Convenience sampling was used to get respondents from the large and scattered population, and a questionnaire was used to gather the data. Hard copies of the tracer survey forms were sent or given to the respondents in Pikit, Pigcawayan, Alamada, Libungan, Midsayap, Aleosan (PPALMA) area while electronic copy was given to the respondents outside the PPALMA area. The instrument consisted four parts: demographic profile of the respondents, personal employment, history, factors relevant to graduates, current job, and suggestions from the graduates for the improvement of the Natsci program.
Most of the 72 graduate participants were employed in the public sector and most were in the field of teaching. Some of the graduates worked outside the PPALMA area and abroad. This implied the quality and marketability of NatSci graduates.
The respondents rated the Natural Science curriculum as relevant which implied that the graduates benefitted, experienced and used the subjects in the curriculum. They also rated the curricular and co-curricular activities, major science skills, teaching strategies, instructional materials and forms of assessment as relevant. This implied that as a whole, the department had done its part in equipping the graduates on the factors that are relevant to their job. The graduates also imparted some suggestions on how to improve NatSci curriculum.