ERIC Number: ED365888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-17
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Project for Tech Prep Curricula in Computer Science Technology.
A project was conducted to establish criteria for entry- and exit-level competencies in computer technology along with concomitant entry-level job positions and to recommend a modified, updated computer technology curriculum. Information was gathered through employer interviews, discussions with educators, and examinations of exemplary programs and college and university programs. Analysis of the information gathered resulted in documentation of computer jobs that exist today, the competencies required for entry into these jobs, classes leading to these competencies, classes grouped into a curriculum leading to these jobs, and information on how to obtain these jobs. The study concluded that students would need knowledge of a variety of computer software, excellent English skills, good mathematics skills at least through algebra, social skills, and a teamwork approach in order to work in the computer science field. A required core of classes and their competencies was developed. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: N/A