ERIC Number: ED072302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-24
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study of Training Environmental Technicians. Final Report.
Vernon, James Y.; Garrett, Donald M.
A feasibility study and task analysis was performed to determine the future job potential within the Southern California area for environmental technicians trained under a proposed vocational training program in community colleges. Questionnaires were mailed to possible employers in government and industry to obtain information about their monitoring systems for discharge products and their requirements for technicians, especially as to detailed educational level and vocational training. Responses, a disappointing less than 40 percent of those queried, indicated that varying majorities of the respondents considered physics, chemistry, and mathematics courses to be necessary for environmental technicians, with basic engineering, electronics, and other probable courses mentioned by less than half. The data appeared to reflect an uncertainty about pending government regulations for pollution control; these regulations would help to determine the educational level required for environmental technicians and the job market for them. As the costs of developing and implementing a technician-training program in a community college would be considerable, it was concluded that it would be premature to institute such a program at this time. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.