ERIC Number: ED458378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Electrical Trades. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the electrical trades; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive list of professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for graduates to be able to perform proficiently when they graduate from an Ohio specialization workforce development program for the electrical trades. The introduction explains the following: (1) critical academic, employability, and information technology skills have been integrated throughout the list to support the technical skills; (2) the competency profile can be used as the basis for curriculum development in Ohio's secondary, adult, and postsecondary programs; and (3) the specialization competency profile is organized so that it can be clustered or grouped in a modular approach. The overview of the electrical trades describes general duties, some specific tasks, employment opportunities, length of program, type of program (classroom instruction and/or work experience), and types of certificates and/or degrees. The competencies are grouped under broader skills that are, in turn, categorized under these 13 major topics: orientation to the electrical trades industry; safety in the electrical trades industry; mathematics in electrical trades; computer applications in electrical trades; electrical principles and theory; National Electrical Code and other applicable codes; test equipment; electrical blueprints; fasteners and anchors; residential installations; commercial and industrial installations; commercial and industrial motor installations; and specialized systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Electrical Occupations, Electrical Systems, Electricity, Graduation Requirements, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Mathematics Skills, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Trade and Industrial Education
For full text: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ctae/teacher/fastrak/list.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: National Electrical Code; Ohio
Note: For other FasTrak ITACs, see CE 082 485-494 and CE 082 496.