ERIC Number: ED024399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of Technology Programs: College-Level.
Rochester State Junior Coll., Minn.
Several current technology programs are evaluated and, where appropriate, changes recommended. Jobs at both entry and subsequent promotion levels are described, and manpower needs surveyed. Ordinarily, it is only after discussion with prospective employers (industrial, clinical, medical) that curriculums are adopted and costs estimated for instruction, laboratory facilities, supplies, and supporting staff. For Civil Engineering, the study recommends certain course revisions, more staff, and increased scope. The Drafting and Design program should be broadened to include a manufacturing major and renamed Mechanical Technology. Electronics Technology should be redesigned and strengthened, and expanded to include a Medical Electronics option in second year. Laboratory Technology should be replaced by a Clinical Laboratory program, emphasizing clinical training at local medical institutions. The Nursing program, begun in 1968, will be evaluated at a later date. Psychiatric Technology, studied as a possible program, is, for several reasons, not recommended. X-ray Technology is considered a desirable program, but only after agreement has been reached with local medical institutions on cost, facility, and personnel sharing. Data Processing is recommended as an addition to the curriculum in 1970. Other health-related technologies (dental hygiene, inhalation therapy, dietetics, medical records) should be studied for possible adoption. Existing programs in medical technology and occupational and physical therapy are to be re-examined. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester State Junior Coll., Minn.