ERIC Number: ED350466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Instrumentation Technology. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.
Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Sheila S.
This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of instrumentation technology, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train instrumentation technicians. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase I; description of the occupation, including nature of work, working conditions, and related occupations; direction of the occupation, including employment, training and other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, and earnings; program development committee; areas of concern; and State Technical Committee developmental recommendations. Section 2 presents research findings: accreditation and certification; list of typical job titles; and appropriate trade resources and sources, including references and textbooks, audiovisuals, curriculum materials, periodicals, safety manual, standards and recommended practices, test materials references, and sources of additional information. A verified occupational duty and task list is comprised of 27 duties, including AC and DC circuit theory application; matter; shop practices; safety; hand tools; blueprints, schematics, drawings; technical writing; electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and thermal test instruments; troubleshooting; and servicing equipment, systems, and measuring instruments. Other contents include staff and facilities recommendations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Engineering Education, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Technology, Equipment Maintenance, Instructional Materials, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Technicians, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Troubleshooting
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.