ERIC Number: ED205768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
A Project to Develop an Associate of Science Degree Curriculum in Renewable Energy Resources and Applications in Agriculture. Final Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Allen, Keith; Fielding, Marvin R.
A project was conducted at State Fair Community College (SFCC) in Sedalia, Missouri, to develop an associate of science degree curriculum in renewable energy resources and their application in agriculture. A pilot study, designed to verify and rate the importance of 138 competencies in fuel alcohol production and to ascertain employment opportunities in the area of renewable energy resources and their application in agriculture, was administered to 202 potential employers in fuel alcohol production. Data showed a need for 447 trained people by 1983. As a result of the response to the competencies needs assessment survey, seven new courses were identified for the agricultural energy associate of science degree program (in the areas of agricultural energy production, the chemistry of the energy process, agricultural biology, alcohol fuels, and solar energy), and an agricultural energy program was designed to mesh with three existing agriculture programs currently offered at SFCC. The final stage of the project involved preparation of a final report summarizing employment opportunities, suggested curriculum, and facilities and equipment needed to implement the program. (Attachments to the report include a schematic for a farm-size renewable energy system and the competencies and labor needs assessment questionnaires.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Alternative Energy Sources, Associate Degrees, Competence, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Energy Conservation, Equipment Utilization, Facility Guidelines, Fuels, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Material Development, Natural Resources, Needs Assessment, Power Technology, Program Development, Questionnaires, Solar Radiation, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.