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Title: Revitalizing Electronics Engineering Technology Programs PDF
Url: http://matecnetworks.org/community/pdf/Revitalizing_EET_Programs.pdf
Publisher: Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC)
Description: Across the nation, AAS programs in electronics engineering technology (EET) are seeing declines in their enrollments. Many programs have had to close. Reasons for this decline include the student misperception that electronics is a dead-end career path that lacks the high-tech appeal of other emerging technical fields. These closures are having a serious ripple effect that will negatively impact other two-year college technical programs This paper presents reasons for this decline and describes a process for reversing it. The process involves the implementation of an electronics core within emerging technology programs that require solid electronics foundations. Because these emerging technology programs represent interesting and financially viable career options, enrollment in them will continue to increase, which in turn will cause increases in enrollment in the electronics core courses. This paper presents a basic curriculum model that includes an embedded electronics core that supports emerging technology specialty options. Examples are also presented of how two-year colleges are implementing this model.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Vocational education (General)
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Vocational Education -- Careers
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-06-01 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-25 15:40:36 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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