ERIC Number: ED460743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Technological Education: An Overview and Profile of 11 National Centers.
Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
This booklet describes the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ATE encourages improvements in advanced technological education at the national and regional levels using curriculum development and program improvement at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE not only prepares students to enter the technical workforce, but also provides a solid foundation for continued education. Currently, the ATE program is supporting 11 Centers of Excellence, located in community colleges across the country, and about 160 projects. The projects focus on specific aspects of technician education, such as curriculum and educational materials, faculty and teacher preparation, technical experiences for students and laboratory development. Brief descriptions of each of the programs are provided for the 11 participating community colleges: (1) Bellevue Community College, WA; (2) Chemeketa Community College, OR; (3) Eastern Iowa Community College District; (4) Maricopa Community College District, AZ; (5) Middlesex County College, NJ; (6) Monterey Peninsula College, CA; (7) San Francisco Community College District, CA; (8) Sinclair Community College & University of Dayton, OH; (9) South Carolina Technical College System; (10) Springfield Technical Community College, MA; and (11) Texas State Technical College, Sweetwater. All centers and most projects have extensive partnerships with businesses and industry, and also with other two-year colleges, four-year institutions and secondary schools. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Undergraduate Education.