ERIC Number: ED216683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Elements of Computer Careers.
Edwards, Judith B.; And Others
This textbook is intended to provide students with an awareness of the possible alternatives in the computer field and with the background information necessary for them to evaluate those alternatives intelligently. Problem solving and simulated work experiences are emphasized as students are familiarized with the functions and limitations of computers, how information is processed, hardware and software, techniques and tools, and systems concepts. The final chapter provides more specific discussions of several computer-related careers: data preparation clerk (or data clerk), computer operator, computer programmer, systems programmer, systems analyst, and computer center manager. Topics addressed include relative salary levels, requirements of the job (skills, education, personal characteristics, and working conditions), and career potential. The appendix includes an explanation of the use of binary codes and a glossary of terms is included. (CHC)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: This item appears as a Level III as ED 139 380.