ERIC Number: ED334427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Center for the Vocationally Challenged: Business PC Specialist and Computer Programmer Training. Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
This Vocational Education Resource Package (VERP) was developed to provide materials useful in replicating an exemplary vocational education program for special student populations in the California Community Colleges. This VERP provides information on an intensive computer training program for the physically disabled, originally developed at Grossmont College. Part I is a general overview of the VERP project, including a list of the packages produced. Part II presents an overview of the program, including its history, applicability, activities, overall effectiveness, and main features. It includes reproductions of brochures from the Center for the Vocationally Challenged (CVC), the Business Personal Computer (PC) Specialist Program, the Computer Programmer Training, and the Internship Program. An outline of the mentor program is also provided. A summary of a 1990 self-study conducted by the CVC is reprinted. Part III presents additional information necessary for the adoption of the program, including resources, materials, and operating committee structures. Part IV contains materials used in the daily operation of the program: computer programmer curriculum; business PC specialist comprehensives; trainee handbook; sample application for admission; sample internship evaluation forms; supervisor approval form; and sample mentor program planning and evaluation forms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Demonstration Programs, Internship Programs, Mentors, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Programers, Programing, Special Needs Students, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.