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ERIC Number: ED396157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Raising the Standard. Electronics Technician Skills for Today and Tomorrow.
Electronic Industries Foundation, Washington, DC.
This manual identifies the standard skills required of a work-ready, entry-level electronics technician. It provides a valuable resource for these groups: students considering careers as electronics technicians; for counselors, educators, and administrators; and for employers. An introduction discusses use of the standards and includes two lists of duties and tasks--for the work-ready electronics technician and for the consumer electronics technician. A table shows the length of time needed in each skill category to train students to meet the standards. The rest of the manual presents the skill standards in detail, separated into five chapters. Chapter 2 covers desirable behavior and work habits, including work ethics and behavior, interpersonal relationships, and teamwork. Chapter 3 on technical skills includes general skills, DC circuits, AC circuits, discrete solid state circuits, analog circuits, digital circuits, microprocessors, and microcomputers. Chapter 4 on test equipment and tools contains standards based on the worker's ability to know and understand how the test equipment or tool works and when, where, and how to use it. Chapter 5 on basic and practical skills covers technical literacy, communicating on the job, solving problems and critical thinking, reading, and proficiency in mathematics and physics. Chapter 6 covers three skill areas that should be included in training at a level that provides a basic overview and understanding of the subject matter--communications, electromechanics, and laser applications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communications, Competence, Competency Based Education, Critical Thinking, Electric Circuits, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Technicians, Entry Workers, Equipment Maintenance, Error Correction, Guides, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Lasers, Mathematics Skills, National Standards, Occupational Information, Physics, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Repair, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Teamwork, Technology Education, Troubleshooting, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic
Electronic Industries Foundation, 919 18th Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006 ($20).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Electronic Industries Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 389 946, CE 071 858-