ERIC Number: ED378345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
How To Implement a Tech Prep Program Based on the Rhode Island Model. Tech Prep Associate Degree Program. Technical Programs. Business/Office Administration Programs. Allied Health/Dental Health Programs.
Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
This implementation guide contains information based on experiences that occurred during the development and implementation of the Rhode Island Tech Prep Model. It is intended to assist educators in addressing challenges and obstacles faced by the program early in the planning process. It begins with a rationale for tech prep. Rhode Island statistics are followed by a description of tech prep. Other sections discuss the neglected majority of students as the impetus for the Rhode Island Tech Prep program and the plan that was developed and carried out. A suggested sequence of events that will foster the development and implementation of a tech prep program is in the form of a schedule/worksheet. Recommendations for the recruitment of new schools are made. The next section focuses on how tech prep works, including curriculum reform, programs to be developed, and student profile. Tech prep activities are then described. The sections that follow provide the following: suggested strategies and recommendations for the development of a successful program; suggestions for marketing a tech prep program; future plans for tech prep in Rhode Island; success stories; and principles of articulation. The guide concludes with the tech prep curriculum at the high school level with suggested competency guidelines and the tech prep courses of study at the Community College of Rhode Island for specific technical programs, business/office administration, and allied/dental health. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Business Education, Community Colleges, Competence, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Educational Change, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Minimum Competencies, Office Occupations Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Tech Prep, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island