ERIC Number: ED389876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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A Study of Entry-Level Employment Technological Competencies for the Junior College Graduates Majoring in Electronic Engineering.
Chen, Woei-Kae; Chang, Liang-Te
A study examined the technological competencies of the electronic engineering departments of junior colleges in Taiwan. It used a combination of two methods--a revised DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process and a revised V-TECS (Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States) process--to analyze the duty/task profile and task/element list of electronic technological competencies for junior college graduates. A questionnaire survey and interviews obtained opinions of electronic workers and teachers. Twelve duties were analyzed: select electronic components; operate electronic instruments; construct analog circuits; construct digital circuits; construct microprocessor system circuits; software design; construct communication circuits; use computer aided drawing; projects; use application software; monitor production management; and conduct technical services. Each task was analyzed into one of three categories: "must-prepared,""should-prepared," and "could-prepared" technological competencies. Results indicated that 11 tasks could be categorized as must-prepared, 53 as should-prepared, and 9 as could-prepared. Most duties contained mainly must- or should-prepared tasks. Contains a list of 11 references and a table illustrating categorization of technological competencies.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the World Conference on Engineering Education, "Restructuring Engineering Education for Meeting World Needs" (St. Paul, MN, October 15-20, 1995). Research sponsored by the National Science Council.