Purpose and Requirements of Perkins Funding
The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 is the support of career & technical (occupational) programs by providing annual grant funds which EAC is required to use for the following:
Strengthen the academic, occupational and technical skills of students
Provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, including partnerships/collaboration with local industry representatives
Develop, improve or expand the use of technology in career and technical education
Provide professional development programs to instructors, counselors and administrators
Develop and implement evaluations of career & technical education programs
Initiate, improve, expand and modernize quality career & technical education programs
Provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to be effective
Link secondary and postsecondary career and technical education including Tech Prep initiatives and articulation agreements to include credits.
Grant Funded Programs
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Programs of Study
With funding made available through the Carl Perkins IV Grant, the Eastern Arizona Programs of Study Consortium is able to adopt one or more Career and Technical Education Programs as a Program of Study. The Consortium is comprised of Eastern Arizona College, Gila Institute For Technology (GIFT), and local high schools.
A Program of Study is a guide for high schools, high school students, and parents outlining high school-to college academic and career education coursework for various Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs funded.
The Perkins Grant currently funds the following Programs of Study:
Automotive - Automotive Technician (Cert), Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Computer Assisted Design and Drafting - CADD Technology Level I (Cert), CADD Technology (AAS)
Cosmetology - Cosmetology (Cert), Cosmetology (AAS)
Nursing - Nursing Assistant (Cert), Nursing (AAS)
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Personal Trainer (Cert), Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapies (Cert), Sports Studies (AA)
To receive Perkins grant funding Eastern Arizona College is required to submit an extensive grant application as well as regular fiscal and program reports to ensure compliance with federal and state law. In addition, EAC has to report if the program meets the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels (CAR Report).
Eastern Arizona College is required to submit its annual performance regarding the Perkins Performance Measures via the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR Report).
Definitions of the individual performance measures:
Copies of Eastern Arizona College's CAR Reports:
Most recent Improvement Plan:
In case a college does not meet at least 90% of the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels, an Improvement Plan has to be submitted for the next grant year.
Level of Performance - 2009-Present (met)
For questions regarding this program please contact:
Janice Lawhorn, Ph.D.
Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, Arizona, 85552-0769
Phone: (928) 428-8509
Toll Free: 800-678-3808 ext. 8509