- National Science Foundation
- High School Technical Preparation
- National Resource Center for Engineering Technology Education (SC ATE)
Related Programs at COD
Resources for Faculty
About the Curriculum
Under the Integrated Engineering Technology (InET, formerly Mecomtronics) curriculum model, the articulation of all educational components is facilitated through instructional modules. These provide integral content and cohesion for the curriculum, because competencies from all of the related disciplines are integrated within the modules.
The concurrent educational delivery aspect of the model mirrors industry's "just-in-time" (JIT) approach to product development. Rather than presenting theoretical concepts followed by application, the JIT approach encourages concurrent instruction in theory and application within realistic projects or problems which are based on the industry application examples.
Resources on the Web
For additional models and details about the InET approach, consult the following resources:
SC ATE National Resource Center for Engineering Technology Education
"An Advanced Technological Education (ATE) initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ... [which] is dedicated to increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of Engineering Technology graduates to support business and industry and to encourage continued economic development."
"What are learning communities?" and other Frequently Asked Questions
Learning Communities National Resource Center, Washington Center, Evergreen State College
"This primer on the what, why and how of learning communities includes brief answers to frequently asked questions, online resources, institutional examples, and recommendations for further reading."
David Earl, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538
Peter Deeman, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548
Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
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