ERIC Number: ED118927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Civil Highway Curriculum Evaluation. Final Report.
The purpose of the civil highway curriculum evaluation was to provide data for course review and revision. As civil engineering is a rapidly changing occupational field, it is important to determine what skills are currently essential for civil highway technicians. The associate degree programs in the four Wisconsin technical institutes offering the civil highway technician curriculum were summarized and presented to both program graduates (1970-1973) and to potential and actual employers for their assessment of the importance of the abilities required on the job. Responses from 62 graduates and 21 employers were tabulated for their impressions of the kind and degree of knowledge needed for each course element in the program. The principal conclusion from the data was that more emphasis is needed on communication skills, particularly written reports. Conflicting responses in the areas of mathematics and sciences indicate that further research is needed in these areas. As the employers surveyed were not necessarily those who hired the graduates, some differences of opinion may be due to differences in type of employment. The student and employer questionnaires (each eight pages long), a list of employers of the respondent graduates, and a list of employer respondents are appended. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Civil Engineering, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Graduate Surveys, Highway Engineering Aides, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Skill Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Technical Education, Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District, Green Bay.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin