ERIC Number: ED125703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Energy-Related Technology Programs in Community and Junior Colleges: An Analysis of Existing and Planned Programs.
Doggette, John R.
This study was conducted to provide a basis for planning for needed energy-related occupational technology programs in two-year educational institutions. A questionnaire was sent to 1,152 junior, community, and technical colleges in fall 1975; 774 (67%) responded. The survey identified 62 existing one- and two-year energy-related programs and 132 planned programs, and found that public institutions are significantly more involved in energy-related technology than are private institutions. This document reports on: (1) the number of existing and planned programs in petroleum technology, coal-mining technology, nuclear energy technology, solar energy technology, laser-optics technology, geothermal energy technology, alternative energy sources, energy conservation, and electrical energy technology; (2) the number of such programs in various geographical areas and at various kinds of institutions; (3) the current and anticipated enrollments in such programs; (4) the number of students who have already graduated from such programs; (5) the degree and type of cooperation between the colleges and energy industries; and (6) the degree of college interest in attending a working conference to assess occupational needs in energy areas. A description of the research methodology is included, as are the survey instrument and a list of the institutions having existing energy programs. (DC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Energy, Energy Conservation, Enrollment Trends, Industry, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Power Technology, School Business Relationship, State of the Art Reviews, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technology, Two Year Colleges
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (MF $2.25, HC $4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Labor Relations.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN. Manpower Development Div.