ERIC Number: ED101180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A State System for Technical Education.
Gourley, Frank A., Jr.
The North Carolina Community College system is composed of 57 technical institutes and community colleges where a variety of curriculums and courses are available. Engineering technology programs have been offered since 1957; at the present time, 180 different occupational curriculums are offered in one or more institutions. In a State system of technical education, local autonomy is a common practice, and the community institution's emphasis is on providing educational programs to meet local needs. There is some degree of State-level leadership provided by the Department of Community Colleges and an effort to be involved in several common administrative concerns. There is a great amount of cooperation among institutions. Enrollment for 1973-74 in the engineering technologies is 4,780, representing about 12 percent of the enrollments in all technical education curriculums. Equipment lists are used to meet State standards. Most of the institutions have common administrative hierarchies, but no two institutions are alike, and no curriculum is exactly alike in any two institutions. Accreditation is a continuing process. Present emphasis is on program improvement and development of new programs. Some work is being done on program articulation with four-year institutions. Inservice education activities are conducted to promote quality programs. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina