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Welcome!

Welcome to CAP Space, an interactive repository of Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy for associate-degree programs in computing. CAP Space is the home site of the ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC), which is devoted to advocacy and resources for computing education at associate-degree granting colleges and similar post-secondary institutions throughout the world.  We urge you to participate in our online communities, to contact us and to become a CCECC Affiliate.

Final Draft of Associate-Degree Curricular Guidance for Information Technology
A Competency Model of Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The ACM CCECC, at the direction of the ACM Education Board, convened a task force of subject matter experts from both academe and industry to define the core IT learning outcomes and the accompanying assessment rubrics which should be common to all associate-degree IT programs.  The final draft report embeds these core IT competencies into an expanded volume of IT curricular guidance which includes the opportunity for faculty at individual institutions to identify course examples and for industry representatives to identify themselves as champions of such competencies.

The ACM CCECC has presented the final report of the Associate-Degree Curricular Guidance for Information Technology at several venues including the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies (MPICT) Winter ICT Educator Conference on January 6, 2014.  You can find a video of this presentation on the MPICT YouTube channel.

ACM Survey on Computing Programs in Community Colleges
The ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges is conducting a brief survey on the computing programs currently being offered in community colleges. We appreciate your time in responding to our four quick questions and we urge you to identify your programs via this survey!


Strategic Summit on the Computing Education Challenges at Community Colleges
The ACM CCECC conducted the Strategic Summit on the Computing Education Challenges at Community Colleges on April 28‐30, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.  Funded by the National Science Foundation’s “Advanced Technological Education” program, and with the express intent of providing a foundation and impetus for future NSF ATE grant proposals, the goal of the Summit was to identify the major challenges facing computing education in America’s community colleges. The report of findings, “Digitally Enhancing America’s Community Colleges Strategic Opportunities for Computing Education” identifies twenty specific challenges and associated opportunities identified by the diverse group of Summit participants. Copies of the report are being disseminated to community colleges across the United States; the report is now available for download from the CCECC website.

Upcoming Conferences
The CCECC will be disseminating materials at the following upcoming conferences: