ERIC Number: ED314576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Electrical Trades. COM-LINK. Competency Based Vocational Curricula with Basic Skills and Academic Linkages.
This competency-based module uses the Ocean County (New Jersey) Vocational-Technical Schools curriculum-infused model for infusing basic skills instruction into vocational education. The model demonstrates the relationship of vocational skills to communication, mathematics, and science. The document begins with a philosophy statement; preface; a table that explains the number of hours required for academic credit in various programs and the number of those hours that are devoted to basic skills and vocational activities; matrices that show in which courses specific basic skills are taught; a list of objectives; and an explanation of student activities. Most pages in the document are tables that describe the relationship of vocational skills to basic skills within the electrical trades program. These pages are organized by instructional unit and the topics within them. For each topic and associated task(s) are listed the theories and the communication, math, and science skills covered. Also listed are the expected student outcomes. The instructional units included are: orientation; electrical trades; general safety; hand tools; safety; use and installation of electrical devices; utilize national electrical code; heating and lighting; calculate Ohm's law; house wiring; residential service installation; commercial pipe layout and installation; use and maintenance of equipment; and use, installation, and troubleshooting industrial motor controls. (CML)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Building Trades, Buildings, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Construction Industry, Construction Materials, Craft Workers, Electric Circuits, Electrical Systems, Electricians, Hand Tools, Heating, Integrated Curriculum, Lighting, Mathematics Skills, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Shop Curriculum, Skilled Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see CE 053 146-174.