ERIC Number: ED247375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Curriculum for a Non-Traditional Machine Tool Technology Program Accessible to the Physically Handicapped. Dissemination Report.
Chabot Coll., Hayward, CA.
This report of a project to develop curricula for a model program for computerized numerical control in the machine tool technology area begins with a discussion of accessibility in vocational/technical programs. An overview of the laws requiring program accessibility is provided. Problems encountered in program accessibility and their solutions are then analyzed. These problems include architectural versus psychological barriers; how to adapt the person to the environment versus adapting the environment to the person; how to select, counsel, and direct physically limited students into appropriate jobs in industry; and how to foster skills needed for independent living beyond school. Introductory materials include a synopsis, a short history and the state-of-the-art of numerical control, and the philosophy for teaching numerical control. These curriculum materials are then provided: a complete layout of the units, course requirements, time frames, and course outlines for all certificates and degrees in Machine Tool Technology at Chabot College. Sample class assignments, tests, and lab layout follow the course outlines. Appendixes include a synopsis of laws, descriptions of aids, information on insurance rates and tax benefits when employing handicapped persons, and a sample job analysis. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Chabot Coll., Hayward, CA.