Madison Heights Technical Community College is a small, public, non-profit community college in the southeastern Michigan area. It is located 20 minutes from downtown Detroit. It grants diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees in engineering technology, information technology, computer science, and criminal justice.
MHTCC seeks to target graduating high school seniors, current students at other technical for-profit schools (such as ITT Technical Institute), and non-traditional or returning students in the greater Metro Detroit area.
High school juniors and seniors
Those working in a technical field without a college degree
Community college educators
Equal mix of men and women
People with a technical or engineering background
Live in the Madison Heights, MI area
Card Sort Results
One of the most striking trends I observed while doing this card sort and recruiting people from my pool of friends was the tendency to abandon the task, and trepidation before taking the test over their abilities to do the sort "correctly". I made it clear that the sort was not a test; it was not any sort of show of knowledge, but rather a task for me to see how typical "users" would organize the information.