ERIC Number: ED357797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Developed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational educational programs and services, this Vocational Education Resource Package profiles four vocational education programs at California community colleges that show promise in serving special population students. First, the Applied Mathematics for Electronics course (ET 320) at San Jose City College (SJCC) is described. The course was designed for students whose math skills are insufficient for success in SJCC's electronics program. Since all electronics courses at SJCC require written reports, ET 320 includes a computer-based vocabulary tutorial on specific electronics terminology. Next, the Occupational Readiness Program at Bakersfield College is described. Students enrolled in the program receive technical lab training in automotive maintenance or welding, while simultaneously learning basic literacy, communication, mathematics, and job survival skills. The basic skills course is taught by a vocational instructor so that basic skills are directly integrated into the technical areas. Next, the booklet describes San Joaquin Delta College's Communication Skills Division--Basic Skills Program. The main teaching method used in courses entails the diagnoses of students' individual remediation needs and learning style and the prescription of appropriate lessons and learning approaches. An external program evaluation revealed significant gains in students' basic skills, retention rates, and feelings of success. Finally, Los Angeles Trade Technical College's (LATTC's) Model for Tech Prep/Articulation is described, emphasizing such key elements as the development of a portfolio of achievement to track student progress through each step of articulation. LATTC has articulated printing, automotive mechanics, electronics, construction technology, and drafting programs with selected high schools and has been working with four-year colleges to facilitate transfer. (AC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, School Business Relationship, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.