ERIC Number: ED347358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Non-College Bound Student Demonstration Project in Electronics and Laser-ElectroOptics--in Cooperation with Area High Schools, the Private Industry Council, and the Business Labor Council. Final Report.
A model program was developed to increase the number of noncollege-bound students who were capable of succeeding in electronics and laser/electro-optics technology (LET) vocational training. The target population was noncollege-bound disadvantaged students, at least 60 percent minorities and women who were historically underrepresented in technology careers. The Moorpark College/Ventura County Community College District/Business Labor Council Project worked with 8 area high schools to identify students willing to attempt the curriculum designed to fill 2 daily high school periods and a full afternoon at the college laboratory site per week; 98 students completed at least 1 college semester in the program successfully. The curriculum was an integrated mix of electronics, laser-optics, and mathematics. Local businesses donated equipment and illustrative field trips. Findings indicated that 71 percent of students pursued college; 88 percent improved their overall grade average in all high school classes. (The 6-page report is followed by curriculum materials developed by the program, including a course outline for the 35-week course that details specific topics taught at high schools, lecture demonstrations, and laboratory activities at the college with estimated hours, text, and chapter/pages and curriculum objectives. Thirty-five quizzes are also provided.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Electronics, Females, High Schools, Job Skills, Lasers, Material Development, Minority Groups, Noncollege Bound Students, Optics, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technical Occupations, Tests, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Moorpark Coll., CA.