ERIC Number: ED045078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Computer and the Junior College: Curriculum.
Brightman, Richard W.
Rather than suggest specific course outlines, this report provides guidance for continued development of computer curricula, discusses established principles, and helps to revise current programs. Junior colleges should offer specialized programs for students planning to work as professional data processors. They should also provide computer literacy courses for students and offer education in computer programing skills for non-data processing majors. Considerations for implementing and operating data processing educational programs are: (1) general organization; (2) staffing; (3) communication between the high schools and junior colleges; and (4) evaluation. There are nine steps in the actual development of such programs: (1) establish objectives; (2) survey the community; (3) form an advisory committee; (4) determine the organizational structure; (5) hire or appoint staff; (6) design the curriculum; (7) determine equipment needs and sources; (8) make the equipment available; and (9) begin. (CA)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Data Processing Occupations, Educational Technology, Programing, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.