ERIC Number: ED156841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis to Determine Competencies with Electronic Instruments for an Associate Degree Program in the Wisconsin VTAE System.
Solberg, Eugene V.
In order to prepare an up-to-date instruments course and provide data on which to publish a text for an associate degree electronics curriculum, the investigator of this study (a competency analysis) surveyed twenty-four Wisconsin- and Minnesota-based firms to identify job entry skills expected of electronics technicians. Of the firms surveyed, twenty-two employer/supervisors and twenty-one technicians ranked instruments, competencies, and general electronics concepts. Their combined opinions showed that five instruments (digital voltmeter, analogue voltmeter, oscilloscope with triggered sweep, D.C. power supply, and recorders/printers) should form the core of an instrument course. Concepts relating to grounding and accuracy were also considered to be a part of the basic groundwork. From this competency analysis an instrument course was identified. Two of the five conclusions presented were that it was possible to identify instruments and competency priorities by using a competency analysis and that the process of competency analysis provides instructors with information on which to build or revise an instrument course. (Data collection instruments are included in the appendix.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minnesota; Wisconsin