ERIC Number: ED365801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Inventory of Skills and Knowledge Necessary for a Career as a Data Processing Equipment Maintenance Technician, Computer Technician, or Computer Repairer.
Hawaii State Board for Vocational Education, Honolulu.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
In response to a mandate in the 1984 Perkins Act, representatives of Hawaii's computer/data processing industry and state council on vocational education formed a technical committee to develop an inventory of the skills and knowledge necessary for a career as a data processing equipment maintenance technician, a computer technician, or a computer repairer. Relevant materials available from other states were reviewed. A preliminary inventory was drafted by State Board for Vocational Education staff and then revised three times after a group meeting and person-to-person interviews. The following issues were considered during the development process: future directions of the industry, employment opportunities, the amenability of computer repairer curricula to being converted to a 2+2+2 training configuration, and new skill technologies. The inventory ultimately developed contained 108 skills in the following areas: fundamentals of data processing equipment and general systems; system architecture; central processing unit architecture and timing; tools and test equipment; buses, protocols, and handshakes for input/output operations and communications; generic troubleshooting; miscellaneous concerns; safety; knowledge of software; and attitudes and social skills. (Appended are data on employment opportunities for computer repairers in Hawaii.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Board for Vocational Education, Honolulu.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Tech Prep
Note: Prepared by the Statewide Technical Committee on Computer Repairer.