ERIC Number: ED198882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
T-126 Agricultural Science. T-017 Agricultural Science and Mechanization. A Competency-Based Curriculum Manual.
Hudson, Coy L.
This four-chapter manual outlines suggested curricula for two agricultural programs: Agricultural Science and Mechanization, which is designed to accommodate the requirements of the Veteran's Pension and Readjustment Assistance Act of 1967; and the Agricultural Science Program, which includes a general education component required for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The manual is the result of a curriculum development project undertaken by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges to align vocational curricula with valid, on-the-job performance requirements. After detailing the objectives of each program, Chapter I discusses guidelines for faculty selection and certification, and then evaluates program needs in terms of facilities, equipment, instructional materials, library service, and liaison activities with professional associations concerned with production agriculture. Chapter II details activities undertaken during the curriculum development project, including a statewide survey to assess agricultural career opportunities; the identification of tasks performed in each occupation; and an analysis of each task to distinguish requisite competencies. Job descriptions and associated tasks for 24 agricultural occupations are presented in Chapter III, while Chapter IV provides a quarter-by-quarter outline of courses for each program, along with course descriptions. Appendices detail survey results and the competencies associated with identified tasks. (JP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Associate Degrees, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Employment Opportunities, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Occupational Information, State Curriculum Guides, State Surveys, Task Analysis, Teacher Selection, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina