ERIC Number: ED080718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Four-Year Industrial Technology Programs In Preparing Industrial Electronic Technicians to Meet the Requirements of Industry.
Prewitt, Roger W.
To determine the effectiveness of the 4-year industrial technology programs in preparing industrial electronic technicians for employment in industry, data were obtained through an opinionnaire, which was sent to the higher education institutions offering a 4-year electronic technician program and to selected industrial representatives located in eight southern states. Data indicated a strong general agreement between education and industry concerning skills and knowledge the technician should have. The most obvious exception concerning skills was that industry indicated the technician should be competent in the use of woodworking hand tools, while education disagreed. Another difference concerned the use of lasers and related equipment. Education agreed that this was necessary, while industry was undecided. With reference to areas of knowledge, education agreed that the technician should possess a command of axonometric projection, human physiology, psychology, managerial accounting, and all levels of American government. Industry was undecided about the importance of these knowledge areas. Conversely, industry indicated the technician should have a knowledge of basic cost accounts while education was undecided. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Electronic Technicians, Electronics Industry, Industrial Education, Industry, Job Skills, Program Effectiveness, State Surveys, Technology
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Colorado Univ., Greeley