Fundamental digital computer skills for electronic technicians

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Bernard E.
dc.creator Balcom, John R., 1937- 2011-05-09T12:31:48Z 2011-05-09T12:31:48Z 1980
dc.identifier.other QA76.25 B34
dc.description 391 leaves, 1 chart (folded) : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 72-75.
dc.description.abstract There has been a rapid increase in the use of computers by our society. This increase has been brought about by the introduction of microprocessors and large scale integrated circuits, and the associated reduction in cost per gate. Internationally recognized computer experts are predicting that we are entering a new age, “the computer age”. Many more technicians will be required to install, test and maintain computers. The purpose of this thesis is to: 1) determine the job skills (digital/computer) of technicians employed in computer electronics, 2) propose a course of study that will train electronic technicians in fundamental digital/computer skills. The Dacum method of occupational analysis was used to determine computer technician skills. Representatives from several companies met for a three day workshop and developed the Dacum chart which lists the job skills for a computer technologist. Two programs designed to teach fundamental skills in microprocessors (Hewlett-Packard and Heathkit) were reviewed to determine if they were suitable for use in Regional Vocational Schools. The researcher has presented a course of study that will teach fundamental digital computer skills. This course is developed around a microcomputer trainer using the 6502 chip. It is designed to prepare the student for employment in the digital/computer industry. The rapid explosion of microprocessors in our society will require a workforce trained in digital/computer technology. This training can and should be carried out in Regional Vocational Schools.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QA76.25
dc.subject.lcsh Computer science -- Vocational guidance
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic technicians
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational training
dc.title Fundamental digital computer skills for electronic technicians
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Education Masters Faculty of Education Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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