ERIC Number: ED081420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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An Assessment of the Marine Industry and Marine Technology Programs in Community Colleges in San Diego County. Final Project Report.
Heinkel, Otto A.; Tepedino, Francis J.
This study was a direct response to a 1970 resolution by the California Community College Board of Governors that all community college districts refrain from implementing any new programs in the area of specialized training for marine technicians until the success of existing programs could be evaluated. A needs assessment survey was conducted to measure the gap between marine technology education and the related market. Present training requirements for marine technology were established, and a needs assessment model resulted. Results of the study showed: (1) marine technology instructors have fallen behind in their perceptions of the skills required by marine technicians and those skills found to be necessary in actual job situations; (2) the term "marine technician" is not understood by industry; (3) existing occupations programs can be augmented to serve marine technology requirements with the specific addition of a unit on marine applications; (4) continuing liaison between educational institutions and industry should be maintained; (5) subject matter, instructional methods, and length of course should be adapted to student/job requirements; (6) students should be told of job scarcity, alternative job choices, and the advantages of acquiring general skills that are applicable to particular marine jobs; and (7) counseling in the colleges should be strengthened to inform students of limited job openings, and to urge marine technology students to consider alternative jobs. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research Office.
Identifiers - Location: California