ERIC Number: ED362704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Moraine Area Career System (MACS). Technology Preparation Final Report for 1992.
Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.
The Moraine Area Career System (MACS) Tech Prep Applied Academics Core project was undertaken to develop a written replicable model core of applied academics for selected vocational-technical programs that would emphasize Illinois goals for learning and technical content (including critical and computer literacy). A tech prep advisory council identified and documented local academic technical standards. Tech prep teams, consisting of faculty from area secondary schools and Moraine Valley Community College, jointly developed an academic/technical core and implementation strategies for core infusion. A series of measurable objectives were identified, resulting in articulation of high school courses for college credit, and 20 college courses were articulated in business, home economics, and industrial technologies. Approximately 75 students have completed the requirements for certificates of proficiency credit, and 93 business/industry partners have signed up to work on the regional project over the next 3 years. Inservice training activities for academic and technical instructors, administrators, and guidance staff were developed and held. Workshops and tours of key industrial sites in the area were also held. (Appended are a sample certificate of proficiency credit, articulation agreements for individual courses, MACS Tech Prep business/industry directory, publicity materials, and MACS program brochures.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.