ERIC Number: ED473316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Agricultural Laboratory and Field Technician Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
These Illinois skill standards for the agricultural laboratory and field technician cluster are intended to serve as a guide to workforce preparation program providers as they define content for their programs and to employers as they establish the skills and standards necessary for job acquisition. They could also serve as a mechanism for communication among education, business, industry, and labor. An introduction provides a sample format, occupational earnings and employment information, and performance skill levels, a table that cross references performance skills to these occupations: (1) agricultural lab technician--animal, (2) agricultural lab technician--plant, (3) agricultural field technician, and (4) agricultural biotechnology technician. Each skill standard contains these components: performance area; coding that identifies the state, fiscal year in which the standard was endorsed, subcouncil abbreviation, cluster abbreviation, and standard number; conditions of performance; work to be performed; performance criteria; performance elements; and performance assessment criteria, including product and process. The 53 skill standards are categorized into these 7 areas: safety (5 standards); administration (4); communication (2); basic laboratory skills (13); greenhouse/growth chamber (7); plant field trials (9); and animal care and field trials (13). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Technicians, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Behavioral Objectives, Biotechnology, Competency Based Education, Employment Qualifications, Greenhouses, Job Skills, Laboratory Procedures, Laboratory Technology, Occupational Clusters, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, Plant Propagation, Plants (Botany), Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Safety, Secondary Education, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Technical Education, Technical Occupations
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 Web site: http://www.standards.siu.edu/. For full text: http://www.standards.siu.edu/books/pdf/Ag_LabAndFieldBook.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois