ERIC Number: ED216721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Technical Education Needs: An Industry-Responsive Model. A Supplement.
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Educational Services Div.
This report provides the results of a task force examination of the status of high technology programs on the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and exploration of alternative funding possibilities. After an introductory section, placing the report in the context of a larger study of options for strengthening occupational/technical education in the LACCD, Part II provides the results of faculty and student surveys concerning existing LACCD programs in computer science, electronics, and avionics. Part III examines similar programs at other postsecondary institutions in the LACCD area with respect to needs, instructional techniques, curricula, and program success. Part IV considers federal, state, district, and private funding sources for technical education programs. Part V considers the advantages and disadvantages of five options for expanding technical education in the District: expanding programs at each college in the District; expanding selected programs at specific colleges based on need, industry demand, or job opportunities; creating a master plan that designates specialization in various technical areas at specific colleges; establishing a technical institute as an off-campus educational center under the auspices of one or more colleges; and establishing an autonomous technical institute. Recommendations for strengthening existing programs are offered in Part VI, while appendices profile existing programs and offer survey results and instruments. (KL)
Descriptors: Aviation Technology, College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Electronics, Financial Support, Multicampus Districts, Pretechnology Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Surveys, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Educational Services Div.