ERIC Number: ED025244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Community College in Developing Traffic Specialists and Technicians.
Bishop, Richard; Sheehe, Gordon
The technical, professional, and administrative aspects of the operation and administration of the nation's highway transportation system currently involves more than one-half million persons, and the need for traffic specialists and technicians is exceeding the available supply. The community college must play an increasing role in (1) training existing personnel in government, business, and industry to substantially upgrade their performance in this field, (2) recruiting and training high school students served by the community college to help overcome the shortage, and (3) informing students currently enrolled in other fields of the opportunities in the traffic program. Appropriate areas for community college programs are: (1) motor vehicle administration, (2) traffic engineering, (3) police traffic services, (4) driver and traffic safety education, (5) commercial highway transportation, and (6) general education with a basic traffic core. An overview, required competencies, basic concepts, and needed skills for each program are included in this document, and suggestions for a survey of campus and community needs and possible curriculum patterns are also given. (MC)
Descriptors: Highway Engineering Aides, Labor Needs, Safety Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Traffic Control, Traffic Safety, Transportation, Two Year Colleges, Vehicular Traffic, Vocational Schools
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.