Gainful Employment In order to be eligible for funding under the Title IV programs, an educational program must lead to a degree (associate, bachelor's, graduate, or professional) or prepare students for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Those regulations provide that institutions must also disclose certain information about their GE Programs to prospective students. What is gainful employment at CCC mean? This website is provided to our students as an informational site about gainful employment. Clackamas falls under the designation of a Domestic Public Institution. As such we are required to report the following: Non-degree programs, including all certificate programs. Approved "Comprehensive Transition Programs" for students with intellectual disabilities. Who do we include in our GE reporting? Institutions must report certain information about all of its students who enrolled in GE Programs, regardless of whether a student received Title IV student aid. However, institutions should not report about students for whom the institution does not have a Social Security Number (SSN). Additionally, all information will be reported in the aggregate and in compliance with all FERPA requirements -- no individual student information will be available for public review. How will we report this information? Although the final process for providing information will be synchronous with our current reporting with the National Student Loan Data system (NSLDS), that system will not be available for the new required data elements until sometime in late summer of 2011. However, we have collected and can report the required data at this time in a modified format.