ERIC Number: ED220119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Outcomes and Performance Standards for Selected Occupational Programs.
Walker, Noojin, Ed.
Curricula, degree requirements, learning activities, and performance objectives are detailed for vocational programs in graphic arts, hotel and restaurant management, motorcycle repair, and registered nursing (RN) and practical nursing (PN) at Pensacola Junior College (PJC). Following background material describing a long-term project at PJC to develop competency-based vocational programs, definitions of competency-based education (CBE) and related terms are presented. Next, the seven steps in developing a CBE curriculum are enumerated and described, i.e., forming advisory committees, identifying major learning outcomes, developing courses, establishing evaluation criteria, reviewing programs, conducting graduate follow-up studies, and revising programs. Then, a detailed description of each of the five sample vocational programs is provided. With some variations, the program descriptions contain an outline of the curriculum and sequence of courses; major learning outcomes of the curriculum and sequence of courses; learning outcomes and activities for specific courses; and sample employer survey instruments listing job-entry competencies and requesting information on the relative importance of each. The RN program model includes a curriculum option articulated with the PN curriculum at PJC, which allows advanced standing for RN entrants who are graduates of the 1-Year PN program. (KL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Education Work Relationship, Graphic Arts, Hospitality Occupations, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Nursing Education, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pensacola Junior Coll., FL.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.