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ERIC Number: ED016473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 21
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THE MORE-THAN-TWO-YEAR JUNIOR COLLEGE PROGRAM IN CALIFORNIA.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
TECHNICIAN COURSES ARE GENERALLY REGARDED AS 72-76 SEMESTER-UNIT PROGRAMS, POSSIBLY REQUIRING MORE THAN THE CUSTOMARY TWO YEARS, DEPENDING ON HOW MANY HUMANITIES OR BUSINESS COURSES ARE INCLUDED TO BALANCE EDUCATION WITH TRAINING AND ON HOW MUCH REMEDIAL WORK IS NEEDED. ALTHOUGH NO CLEAR TRENDS ARE YET APPARENT TOWARD EXTENDING THE TYPICAL 2-YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAM, CERTAIN FACTORS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO A GRADUAL EXTENSION OF THE ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS, EVEN, IN A FEW CASES, TO FOUR YEARS. THIS TENDENCY IS ENCOURAGED BY THE EFFORTS OF ACCREDITING AGENCIES, PROFESSIONAL GROUPS, AND STATE AND FEDERAL LICENSING AGENCIES TO UP-GRADE PARTICULAR OCCUPATIONS. THE PROCESS IS COMPLICATED, HOWEVER, BY THE FAILURE OF INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE AN EXACT JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A TECHNICIAN OR A PRECISE STATEMENT OF EITHER ENTRY-LEVEL OR SUBSEQUENT UP-GRADING REQUIREMENTS. WITH THE GROWING DIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING SPECIALTIES, INDUSTRY CAN USE MORE GRADATIONS IN TRAINING. THE EDUCATOR, THEREFORE, BEING AWARE OF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF TRAINING, CAN GUIDE THE STUDENT INTO A CURRICULUM APPROPRIATE TO THE JOB NEEDS AND TO HIS OWN APTITUDES. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
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