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ERIC Number: ED335065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Model 2 + 2 + 2 Tech Prep Program in Engineering Technology.
Hata, David M.
In 1986, Portland Community College (PCC) received federal funding to expand its pilot 2 + 2 Tech Prep program in engineering technology to include five local high schools and to link the program to the upper-division engineering technology program at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). Program results included the following: (1) eight high school and three PCC instructors jointly developed a model high school curriculum that could be used as a template for change to standardize the curricula of the five separate high school cluster programs; (2) at the request of the high school instructors, seven 1-day workshops were held, focusing on key elements of the high school curriculum; (3) three formal articulation agreements were signed, specifying the high school courses in analog circuits and digital circuits eligible for college credit; (4) while the content of PCC's and OIT's lower-division programs matched closely, two special interface courses were developed to help prepare PCC students to make the transition to OIT's upper-division program, and relations between PCC and OIT faculty were strengthened by annual meetings; (5) industry has supported the program through equipment donations and provision of cooperative education positions for second-year electronic engineering students; (6) promotional and informational materials were developed and on-site consultations have taken place to bring the program to the attention of other educators and help them replicate it; and (7) while only 31% of the high school students participating in the program earned college credit during its first year, this figure rose to 70% by the program's third year. A completed articulation agreement and sample course sequences from the student guidebook are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.