ERIC Number: ED529378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Diesel Service Technician. Program CIP: 47.0605
Agee, Kelly, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Diesel Service Technician is a pathway for students in the Transportation career cluster. This pathway is designed for students who wish to diagnose and repair the systems and components related to diesel engines. The pathway emphasizes the techniques and tools used in servicing diesel systems and components. Both theoretical learning and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills. The courses focus on the basic areas of diesel engine components, electrical and electronic systems, and hydraulics. Exposure to state-of-the-art equipment is given through advice by experts from industry. The comprehensive project component provides practical experience toward developing a portfolio of work. Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) MS Academic Standards; (3) ACT College Readiness Standards; (4) National Industry Standards; and (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of references is provided for each unit.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Auto Mechanics, Engines, Hydraulics, Courses, Time on Task, Competence, Course Objectives, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Academic Standards, College Readiness, Scoring Rubrics, Check Lists, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, State Standards, Technological Literacy
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001