ERIC Number: ED242380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
High Technology Training at Greenville Technical College.
Barton, Thomas E.; And Others
These three papers focus on various aspects of high technology training at Greenville Technical College (GTC). First, "High Technology and the Community College," by Thomas E. Barton, discusses what high technology should mean to educators and argues that changes in the nature of industrial production require that community colleges not only keep abreast of technological change but be in the vanguard of that process. This paper examines the ways in which GTC has strengthened its relationship with business and industry through efforts such as its Advanced Machine Tool Resource Center, Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Center, and network of advisory committees. Next, "High Technology Training: Recent Accomplishments," by Howard Turner, discusses the progress made by GTC in keeping up with developments in computer numerical control metal cutting, computer-aided design, process control instrumentation, microprocessors, computer electronics and programming, and office automation. Finally, "Meeting the Challenge of High Technology," by Melvin Smith, examines the impact of computer-aided engineering, design, and manufacturing and robotics on the manufacturing industry; highlights the need for technology and engineering graduates to fill new positions; and describes additional ways in which GTC is meeting the challenges of technological advancement and employment needs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greenville Technical Coll., SC.