ERIC Number: ED421628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Animal Management Technician. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for animal management technician (AMT) is a competency list verified by expert workers that evolved from a job analysis. It identifies occupational, academic, and employability competencies needed to enter the occupation; lists and clusters them into broader units; and details the competency builders needed to perform each competency. Within the competency list are two levels of items. Core items essential for entry-level employment are required to be taught. Advancing items are needed to advance in the occupation. The OCAP for AMT has 12 units: general safety precautions, animal care industry, housing, breeding and reproduction, feeding, grooming, handling, aquarium management, health care, marketing and sales, merchandise handling, and business management. The OCAP for employability has 12 units: career development, decision making and problem solving, work ethic, job seeking skills, job retention and career advancement skills, technology in the workplace, lifelong learning, economic education, balancing work and family, citizenship in the workplace, leadership, and entrepreneurship. A section on the academic job profile discusses the purpose of job profiling, illustrates the AMT academic job profile, and defines levels of work keys. A total list of academic competencies follows for these units: communications, mathematics, and science skills. A list of academic competencies identified as most crucial to the success of an entry-level AMT is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Animal Caretakers, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Business Administration, Career Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Distributive Education, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Marketing, Mathematics Skills, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Salesmanship, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. OCAP-08R, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio