ERIC Number: ED369448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Tech Prep Curriculum Model.
The Butte College Tech Prep Consortium (TPC), in Oroville, California, is a cooperative effort of secondary and postsecondary schools, local businesses, and community organizations to develop and implement Tech Prep opportunities in the area. The TPC has developed a competency-based, comprehensive tech prep curriculum model that is applicable to the differing needs of the institutions involved. Under the model, each participating secondary partner can generate education plans for its students in every program offered by Butte College (BC) and students can develop competencies through a range of courses, workplace experience, or extracurricular activities. Other advantages of the model include its adaptability to long range changes and School-to-Work requirements and continuity with previous cooperative efforts such as 2+2 and 2+2+2 arrangements. The model establishes a balance between the academic core of sciences, communications, mathematics, and physics; technical and vocational preparation; and career development, focusing on developing students' critical thinking, teamwork, and other personal qualities. The model's curriculum development plan includes the following five steps: (1) secondary schools identify programs they wish to target; (2) teams of consortium partners define competencies for each element in the curriculum; (3) competencies are tied to courses and activities; (4) project participants define and negotiate competency standards; and (5) formal program articulation agreements are established between secondary schools and BC. Diagrams of program organization and sample competency equivalencies are attached. (KP)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Development, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Minimum Competencies, Models, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools
Butte College Tech Prep Consortium, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965 ($2 plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Butte Coll., Oroville, CA.