Accession Number:

AD0697278

Title:

TRAINING FEEDBACK STUDY OF THE SONAR TECHNICIAN INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONICS COURSE.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The relevance and sufficiency of the sonar technician A-2 course was examined to determine its appropriateness to the follow-on series of C courses. The A-2 course was designed to provide the theoretical background necessary for maintenance training on various sonar and fire control systems at the C level. In order to evaluate the A-2 curriculum, a complete inventory of course objectives was presented to both A-2 and C school instructors for ratings. The ratings were made in terms of instructional goals A-2 instructors or required training level upon entrance to a given C school C school instructors. In general, the theoretical content was found to be adequate, but certain areas were found to have low commonality between C schools. Further knowledge and performance testing of A-2 graduates was then conducted. These tests were based on critical ratings i.e., those ratings that indicated a very high degree of commonality among all C schools. The students theoretical knowledge in these key areas was found to be generally superior to that required in the following courses, although a few exceptions were noted. Performance testing indicated an inadequate training level for proper test equipment usage and soldering techniques. Specific course deficiencies are discussed and appropriate changes recommended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE