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ERIC Number: ED018604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE WASHINGTON DATA PROCESSING TRAINING STORY.
MCKEE, R.L.
A DATA PROCESSING TRAINING PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON HAD 10 DATA PROCESSING CENTERS IN OPERATION AND EIGHT MORE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF PLANNING IN 1963. THESE CENTERS WERE FULL-TIME DAY PREPARATORY 2-YEAR POST-HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS, OPERATED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION. EACH SCHOOL HAD A COMPLETE DATA PROCESSING COMPUTER CENTERED LABORATORY VALUED AT MORE THAN $200,000. THE TECHNICAL PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM, DESIGNED TO TEACH THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE INDUSTRY, CONSIST OF COURSES IN BASIC DATA PROCESSING WHICH COVERED PUNCHED CARD MACHINE PROCEDURES, BASIC COMPUTER PROGRAMING CONCEPTS, SYSTEMS DESIGN, AND MACHINE APPLICATIONS. RELATED COURSES INCLUDED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, HUMAN RELATIONS, BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, AND MATHEMATICS. THE CURRICULUM IS BASED UPON THE 3-HOUR BLOCK OF TIME APPROACH. LOCAL ADVISORY GROUPS REVIEWED THE CURRICULUM WHEN NEW PROGRAMS OF TRAINING WERE UNDER CONSIDERATION. THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM COST APPROXIMATELY $2,000 AND THE SECOND YEAR APPROXIMATELY $1,000 PER FULL-TIME STUDENT. A STATEWIDE DATA PROCESSING CURRICULUM REVIEW COMMITTEE APPROVED THE PROGRAM BUT HAD CONCERNS IN THE MAJOR AREAS OF OBTAINING QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS, RECRUITING QUALIFIED STUDENTS, AND MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES (1) OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM, (2) DEVELOPMENT OF THE CURRICULUM, (3) OUTLINE OF A 2-YEAR CURRICULUM, (4) REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF STUDENTS, (5) QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INSTRUCTOR, (6) SELECTION OF EQUIPMENT WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND FLOOR PLAN, AND (7) INSTALLATION AND OPERATIONAL COSTS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON