ERIC Number: ED217176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Approach. 7-14 Articulated Electronics Program.
Ohlson, Grace; And Others
By a community effort, an articulated electronics training program for junior high school through community college was developed and implemented in Sacramento, California. The need for such a program became obvious when analysis of job projection statistics revealed that industries in the area would require far more electronics technicians than were being prepared by the schools, while studies of students' vocational preferences showed career choices in such fields as doctor, actor, and pilot, where job opportunities were few. Representatives of industry, the American River Community College, high school and regional school district administrations, and high school teachers cooperatively developed and implemented plans for revamping the electronics curriculum for the community college, five high schools, and one junior high school. It was decided that the junior high should provide exposure to careers in electronics for minorities, handicapped, disadvantaged, and female students, while the high school should concentrate on basic electronics courses and the community college would prepare entry-level technicians with associate degrees. It was further determined that the basic electronics course at the college could be skipped by high school graduates from participating schools if they could pass the college course final examination. The project was rated a success in attracting more students into the field, in clarifying the role of high school electronics courses, in assisting with the community college curriculum revision, and in promoting cooperation among the institutions and persons involved. (KC)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), Career Choice, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Needs, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA.