TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TRAINING FOR HIGHWAY ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS

IN THIS PAPER THE CURRICULA OF APPROXIMATELY 30 JUNIOR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES ARE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BEING OFFERED THAT WOULD BE OF BENEFIT TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES OF A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IN A SUBPROFESSIONAL OR TECHNICIAN CLASSIFICATION. CURRICULA ARE EVALUATED ON BASIS OF COURSES INCLUDED, COURSE CONTENTS, AND FIELD AND LABORATORY APPLICATIONS TO ACTUAL PRACTICE. THE ADVANTAGES OF JUNIOR COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TRAINING TO THE EMPLOYEE AND TO THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ARE DISCUSSED. THE PLACE OF AN EMPLOYEE WITH THIS TRAINING IN THE ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION OF A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR HIS INITIAL ASSIGNMENT AND HIS OPPORTUNITIES FOR A CAREER IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING AND EVENTUAL ADVANCEMENT FROM A SUBPROFESSIONAL TO A PROFESSIONAL CLASSIFICATION ARE EXPLORED. FINALLY, A RECOMMENDED TWO-YEAR TERMINAL CURRICULUM IS DEVELOPED FOR THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN GOING INTO HIGHWAY ENGINEERING AT THE SUBPROFESSIONAL LEVEL. /HRB/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, pp 15-22, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Bransford, T L
    • Smith, L L
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 1962
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1972 12:00AM