ERIC Number: ED219540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-19
Reference Count: N/A
Training for High Technology at Macomb Community College.
Lynch, Edward J.
Macomb Community College (MCC) prides itself on its responsiveness to the needs of area industry for skilled tradespeople to engage in the design, tooling, and machining activities that are crucial to the area's long-standing automobile and manufacturing operations and to the needs of new area high technology and service-oriented industries. The ability of MCC to offer over 90 programs to meet student and community needs is due largely to its talented and conscientious faculty and staff as well as to its overall college climate that supports faculty efforts. This quality and relevance of MCC's programing is affirmed by its continued accreditation by professional associations, its high success rate on professional state exams, and the job market success of its graduates. Included among those of MCC's programs that are particularly significant to Michigan's efforts to attract high technology industries are completely redesigned programs in electronics and business data processing and new programs in computer-aided design, robotics technology, and word/information processing. In addition to these courses, which incidentally provide hands-on experience as well as classroom instruction, MCC is developing a basic skills component and non-traditional short-term and quick-start occupation specific courses/programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Electronics, Industrialization, Information Processing, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Role, Skill Development, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan