ERIC Number: ED354926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Les programmes revises des technologies du genie electrique et leur experimentation (The Revised Programs of Electrical Engineering Technologies and Their Pilot Testing).
Conseil des Colleges, Quebec (Quebec).
In 1992, the Council of Colleges in Quebec undertook an analysis of proposed revisions to the electrical/electronic technology programs offered by the province's public colleges. The planned revision affects a large number of programs and colleges and would have important repercussions outside of the domain of the physical sciences. Part 1 of the analysis identifies the major proposed changes: (1) the realignment and clustering of programs into industrial, service, and research and development areas; (2) the creation of a new research and development oriented program in electronic design, and the addition of several new options in existing programs; (3) the revision of the program elements common to all electronics majors; (4) reduction of admissions requirements; and (5) the application of a more synthesized and integrated perspective. This section concludes with a discussion of some of the problems inherent in such major program revisions. Part 2 analyses the proposed revision in terms of its socioeconomic implications and effects on students; the coherence of the proposed programs; program balance; access to programs in the diverse specialities given that all majors will not be available at all public colleges; the transfer implications of the new electronic design program; workplace safety concerns; and practical training. Finally, part 3 discusses issues related to piloting the new programs and preparing for the full implementation of the revision. A summary of the major recommendations of the Council of Colleges is provided. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conseil des Colleges, Quebec (Quebec).