ERIC Number: ED178133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-22
Reference Count: 0
A Report for the Entry-Level Competency Project for Selected Vocational Programs, 1978-79.
Walker, Noojin, Ed.
This project report outlines the entry-level competencies required for student success in 13 vocational programs at Pensacola Junior College: Accounting Technician; Computer Programming/Operations; Core Program--Major Appliances, Air Conditioning and Heating, Maintenance Technology, and Industrial Electricity; Cosmetology; Dental Hygiene; Executive Secretarial; General Clerical; Import Auto Mechanics; Legal Secretary; Medical Secretary; Office Management and Supervision; Stenographic-Secretarial; and Supermarket Cashiering. The objectives of the project were to establish minimal, rather than optimal, entry criteria suitable to non-selective admission programs, and to eliminate the inconsistent and intuitive imposition of entry competencies based on informal teacher assumptions. The objectives of each of the vocational programs are outlined along with a graphical presentation of (1) the entry-level competencies for each program, (2) the rationale for each of the competencies, (3) an explanation of how the competency relates to the program and/or vocation, and (4) an explanation of how the student will be evaluated for each competence. The report then refers to a computerized reading level analysis that can be used to establish entry-level reading competencies. It is emphasized that these competencies have been developed to meet the requirements of Pensacola Junior College and should not be superimposed on another school's program. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accounting, Admission Criteria, Auto Mechanics, Clerical Occupations, Community Colleges, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Science Education, Cosmetology, Dental Hygienists, Distributive Education, Electronic Technicians, Minimum Competency Testing, Office Management, Refrigeration Mechanics, Secretaries, Shorthand, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Pensacola Junior Coll., FL.
Note: Pages 71-73 of the original document contain copyrighted material and are therefore not available. They are not included in the pagination. Appendix D-1 was deleted due to irreproducibility. Computer printouts in the appendices may not reproduce well