ERIC Number: ED395175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Chemical Operations Technology Curriculum Development Project. PY95 Final Detailed Report.
Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.
A model curriculum for an associate of applied science degree in chemical operations technology (COT) was developed at Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas. First, a comprehensive analysis of the local and statewide labor market demand for trained personnel in the advanced field of COT was conducted. Next, a comprehensive task analysis was performed, and the competencies required for COT were identified. The competencies were incorporated into an associate degree-level COT curriculum that includes competencies in the areas of statistical process control and process safety management and courses in the following topics: general chemistry, composition, computer applications, college algebra, interpersonal communications, critical thinking and problem solving, plane trigonometry, basic statistics, instrumentation and control, college physics, environmental health, chemical processes and process equipment operations, plant operations and systems, and process operations safety. The curriculum and curriculum handbook were developed in both 4-semester and 6-quarter formats for use by all two-year colleges throughout Texas. (Appended are the following: project advisory committee list and minutes; industrial needs and competency analysis survey results; list of companies surveyed; curriculum and course descriptions for quarter and semester formats; and competencies and courses matrix. The curriculum materials are also included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Associate Degrees, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technicians, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Task Analysis, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.