ERIC Number: ED461747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: HVAC/R Technician Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
This document, which is intended to serve as a guide for work force preparation program providers, details the Illinois occupational skill standards for programs preparing students for employment in jobs in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. Agency partners involved in this project include: the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The document begins with a brief overview of the Illinois perspective on occupational skill standards and credentialing, the process used to develop the skill standards, and assumptions underlying the standards. Presented next are skill standards for 75 tasks typically performed by HVAC/R technicians. Each skill standard statement contains the following components: (1) the actual skill standard (including the conditions of performance, work to be performed, and performance criteria); (2) performance elements; and (3) performance assessment criteria. The tasks for which skill standards are provided are organized into the following categories: (1) accident and emergency procedures; (2) evaluation and replacement of air conditioning units, heat pumps, and refrigeration; and (3) evaluation and inspection of furnaces and air handlers. Appended are the following: list of contents of the HVAC/R technician tool kit; glossary; lists of Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Subcouncil and HVAC/R Technician Cluster Standards Development Committee members; and list of necessary workplace skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Air Conditioning Equipment, Building Operation, Climate Control, Competence, Competency Based Education, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Glossaries, Guidelines, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Occupational Safety and Health, Performance Based Assessment, Program Guides, Secondary Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Technical Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 46, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Tel: 800-322-3905 (Toll Free); Fax: 309-298-2869, e-mail: CPC@wiu.edu. For full text: http://www.standards.siu.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois