ERIC Number: ED121401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education; Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology in California Community Colleges: A Curriculum Guide.
Schon, James F.
In order to identify the distinguishing characteristics of technical education programs in engineering and industrial technology currently offered by post-secondary institutions in California, a body of data was collected by visiting 25 community colleges, 5 state universities, and 8 industrial firms; by a questionnaire sampling of 72 California community colleges; and by conducting an Industry-Education Workshop. Based on these data, this publication gives classification guidelines for curricula within the engineering and industrial technology fields, identifies characteristics of the curriculum structures, and recommends core curricula for selected disciplines, including electronics technology, mechanical technology, electro-mechanical technology, and civil technology. Included in the discussions of the recommended core curricula are recommended prerequisites, a suggested curriculum sequence, suggested technical electives, course descriptions, and employment opportunities. Appended are: a description of data collecting procedures, and a copy of the survey instruments; articulation information for both engineering and industrial technology; supplementary information on the Unified Physics course; course descriptions of remedial courses; and a list of comments from industry. (NHM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Civil Engineering, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Technicians, Engineering Technology, Industry, Mechanical Design Technicians, State Curriculum Guides, State Surveys, Technical Education, Technology, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; San Francisco Community Coll. District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California