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ERIC Number: ED530993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair Technology. (Program CIP: 01.0299 Agricultural Mechanization, Other )
Spence, Allen; Campus, Raymond
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair Technology is designed to provide students with entry level skills needed to compete in today's turf equipment industry. Training is provided in the areas of Engine Repair, Diagnostic skills, Cutting Systems, Chassis Repair, Electrical Systems and Shop Management Skills. Students may earn a Technical Certificate in Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair by completing the 33 hours of required TEM courses and a computer applications course. Students desiring to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair must earn an additional 28 hours including required academic courses and approved electives. Courses in the program have been correlated to standards for turf equipment programs as published by the Equipment and Engine Training Council, a nationally recognized association for the outdoor power equipment industry. Appended are: (1) Proposed Standards for Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair Technology Programs; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi