ERIC Number: ED205815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Competency-Based Curriculum Guide for Laser Technology. September 1980-June 1981.
Fioroni, John J.
This document contains materials developed by a project to provide a competency-based curriculum guide for laser technology at the community college level. An abstract of the final report is included. Next, the 17 job competencies determined as necessary to meet the job description of laser technician are listed. A career ladder and qualifications for each career are also provided. The three-part curriculum guide is divided into 16 units: Mathematics--2 units (Algebra, Trigonometry); Electronics--6 units (Basic Electricity I-III, Basic Electronics I-II, Electronic Communication); and Laser--8 units (Laser Safety, Introduction to Lasers, General Optics I-II, Laser Optics, Laser Operation, Laser Measurements, Laser Applications). Each unit is divided into objectives, for each of which this information is provided: specifics (topics or concepts), proficiencies/specific objectives, evaluation, and references. A brief summary of teaching and evaluation strategies follows. The final section of the document contains instructional resources, including a list of lab equipment (item, manufacturer, model); bibliographic listings for laser and optics, electronics, physics, and mathematics (publishers addresses are provided); list of journals that have published laser-related articles; and a list of audiovisual resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Algebra, Behavioral Objectives, Career Ladders, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Electricity, Electronics, Job Skills, Lasers, Material Development, Mathematics, Optics, Resource Materials, Safety, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Telecommunications, Trigonometry, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.