ERIC Number: ED078823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
A Program for the Creation of a Biotechnical Curriculum. Annual Report.
Parker, David L.; Creager, Joan G.
The purpose of this project was broadened to include other science technologies and the curriculum was renamed Science Technology. A survey of employers in the Northern Virginia area indicated that there were employment opportunities in a wide range of science technologies and many laboratory skills are common to all the job activities of currently employed technicians. Based on these findings, curricula for a two-year degree and a one-year certificate were prepared. The science technology components of these curricula were developed as modules, self-instructional, self-pacing, independent units of instruction. A total of 35 modules are currently available. Of these, five were obtained from other sources, two were produced by students, and the remainder were developed by the project director. Some of the modules have been tested by students. Testing the modules by students, revision on the basis of their recommendations, modification of ChemTec materials for the program, and arrangements for the on-the-job training phase of the curricula are being carried out. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Opportunities, Flexible Scheduling, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instruction, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Science Careers, Surveys, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education
Northern Virginia Community College, Division of National Sciences and Mathematics, Alexandria Campus, 3443 S. Carlyn Springs Road, Baileys Crossroads, Virginia 22041
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Technical Coll., Baileys Crossroads.