ERIC Number: ED210499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for Energy Use and Conservation Technicians. Final Report.
Hull Daniel M.
A project designed a national curriculum model for Energy Conservation-and-Use Technicians (ECUTs) and developed and tested instructional materials for use in the courses. The two-year postsecondary ECUT curriculum was designed to provide an interdisciplinary technical base (electrical, mechanical, thermal, and fluidal principles) and technical specialty training. Sixteen courses, consisting of 124 course modules, were developed specifically for ECUT training: Fundamentals of Energy Technology; Energy Economics; Energy Production Systems; Energy Conservation; Energy Audits; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Microcomputer Operations; Microcomputer Hardware; Electronic Devices and Systems; Electrical Power and Illumination Systems; Technical Communications; Mechanical Devices; Instrumentation and Controls; Fluid Power Systems; and Chemistry for Energy Technology I and II. Each module contains an introduction, prerequisites, objectives, subject matter, exercises, laboratory materials and procedures, data tables, reference materials, and test. Four schools piloted the curriculum and provided feedback for materials improvement. The materials were used by postsecondary institutions for two-year ECUT programs, for selected courses infused into other technical specialties, for adult and community education courses, and for employer-sponsored retraining courses. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include a list of equipment used by ECUTs, curriculum design, information booklet, and diffusion workshop materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.