ERIC Number: ED072216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Improving Highway Safety Manpower: Traffic Engineering Technician Project at Lansing Community College. Final Report, Phase I.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Phase I of this project was conducted to pilot test an associate degree program for the preparation of traffic safety technicians. Previously developed curriculum materials were revised by an advisory committee in accordance with the level of expertise and sophistication of the 27 students enrolled in the 2-year program and to meet the needs of the employers of highway safety manpower. Some conclusions drawn from the field test were: (1) Training and education programs, such as the traffic engineering technician curriculum, are likely to be relevant to the needs of local employers if centered in an educational institution that has a commitment to serve the community, (2) A pool of expertise in the form of the community college staff and community-based professional groups may be quickly mobilized to prepare highway safety manpower at technical levels, (3) Highway safety agencies find it valuable to cooperate with a community college in providing training opportunities within commuting distance of the place of employment and the employee's place of residence, and (4) Economies are gained when employers and educators share their resources and utilize the community as a laboratory to prepare traffic safety technicians. (SB)
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Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.