ERIC Number: ED076766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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The Relationship of Industrial and Engineering Technologists in the Spectrum of Technical Occupations.
Wallace, Donald F.
To find the relationship between industrial and engineering technologists in order to develop an internal framework for the technologists' roles in technical occupations, this study involved 30 engineering and 100 industrial technologists. Questionnaires concerning their opinions were used to obtain data. Findings include: (1) The relationship of the two technologists in a technical spectrum is diagonal with each one complementing the other one, (2) Engineering and industrial technologists cannot be combined into one classification, (3) Engineering technology can be viewed as extending the specialized training time for the technician to four years, (4) The uniqueness of industrial technology results from its effectiveness in combining courses from other professional areas, and (5) While some overlap and proliferation of program content and job function seems to exist between the engineering and industrial technologist, the two areas are distinctly different in objectives. Feelings are that for the sake of the maintenance of specificity of training, engineering technology and industrial technology should remain two separate and unique programs. (Author/SN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Engineering Technology, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Training, Industry, Job Analysis, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Surveys, Technical Occupations, Technology
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Missouri University, Columbia