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ERIC Number: ED011781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 39
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NEED TO ESTABLISH A MARINE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AT SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
TEEL, WARD; AND OTHERS
DURING THE SUMMER OF 1966, FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A MARINE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. MANPOWER NEEDS OF 70 INDUSTRIES, INSTITUTIONS, AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH THE FIELDS OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE BIOLOGY WERE STUDIED IN TERMS OF JOBS PERFORMED BY MARINE BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS, PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNICIANS, AND GENERAL BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS. TECHNICAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL WERE MOST COMMONLY TRAINED ON-THE-JOB OR THROUGH MILITARY SERVICE. EMPLOYERS EMPHASIZED THAT THE WORK OF TECHNICIANS COULD NOT BE DONE BY A PERSON TRAINED IN THE CONVENTIONAL SCIENCE COURSES IN A UNIVERSITY WITHOUT LONG ADDITIONAL TRAINING PERIODS. AT PRESENT, ON THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEVEL, ONLY TWO INSTITUTIONS HAVE TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS RELATED TO THE MARINE SCIENCES. IN THE THREE CATEGORIES, MORE THAN 1,000 NEW POSITIONS WILL BE OPEN IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS IN THE AREA SURVEYED. TO MEET THE NEEDS, THE ATUTHORS SUGGEST THAT A PILOT PROGRAM IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY BE ESTABLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT THE COLLEGE. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Shoreline Community Coll., Seattle, WA.
Identifiers: Washington (Seattle)