The organizations listed below offer web-based educational resources within the Health Science Career Cluster. This list is provided as a resource for community college faculty. It is not exhaustive and inclusion does not constitute endorsement by CORD, the League for Innovation, the States Career Cluster Initiative or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
CSSIA - Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance
The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) established the first comprehensive Information Technology Security and Data Assurance Center in the Midwest. This center collects, categorizes, adapts, enhances, standardizes and evaluates curriculum and offers training programs to community college and university faculty, secondary school faculty and students across the region.
The California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education (CREATE) Regional Center for Information and Manufacturing Technologies
The purpose of the project is to develop a regional approach to workforce preparation and training, and to meet emerging needs for innovative, flexible strategies to educate the workforce in new, technological advances in a wide range of high demand engineering technology fields. A few of these fields are: Mechatronics, Manufacturing, Computer Servicing, Computer Networking, Electronic Technologies, and Robotics. The website contains online courses and tutorials, and outreach to women.
NCTT - The National Center for Telecommunications Technologies
NCTT is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Resource Center of Excellence in the instruction of Telecommunications Engineering Technologies. The mission of the NCTT is to provide appropriately skilled technicians and technologists with a primary focus on Connecting Technologies1 as workforce for ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) business, industry and ICT users. NCTT's mission is also to contribute to scientific and technological innovation in telecommunications education with a primary thrust in two areas: Curriculum Development and Program Improvement. The website includes networking simulations in Java and Flash, along with and ICT online glossary, skill standards, links to digital library and ICT simulations, and links to external online physics tutorials..
CITE - Center for Information Technology Education
CITE is dedicated to improving the workforce pipeline through education reform, re-skilling of educators and workers, and dissemination of information about IT jobs and skills, curricula, and education and training opportunities in the region. The website contains online Interactive Video Vignettes and materials for students, educators, and industry.
CyberWATCH - Cybersecurity: Washington Area Technician and Consortium Headquarters
CyberWATCH is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies in the Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia region that is focused on building and maintaining a stronger information security/assurance workforce. In addition, CyberWATCH is committed to improving the quality and increasing the awareness of information security/assurance in the education and business communities. Consortium members collaborate to share best practices, methodologies, curricula, course modules and materials, and provide faculty training and support to colleges who want to develop a cybersecurity/information assurance curriculum. The website includes an online, virtual laboratory
MCIT - The Midwest Center for Information Technology
The center promotes promising practices in IT education, student recruitment, retention and articulation, workforce development, and college collaboration have been developed. Goals of increasing women and minority participation in IT, increasing the number of faculty who hold industry-validated certifications, and decreasing the number of unfilled IT positions in businesses have been approached.
NWCET – National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
The mission of NWCET is to provide state and national leadership to create innovative IT and IT-related educational programs through research, professional development, business partnerships and curriculum development to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce. The website is full of information for students, educators, and industry. It includes downloadable curriculum modules and a curriculum development toolkit. NWCET offers workshops and consulting services.
The e-Learning Network: Learning Anytime, Anywhere
Arizona State University (ASU) has developed modules on the most common topics related to computer hardware and networking. These are learning experiences, not "online books." Computer users, teachers, and technicians will benefit from the content in the body of knowledge we call Information Technology Fundamentals (ITF).
This exercise contains two interrelated modules that introduce students to modern biological techniques in the area of Bioinformatics, which is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. The need for Bioinformatics has arisen from the recent explosion of publicly available genomic information, such as that resulting from the Human Genome Project. Part or all of this activity can be used in an introductory microbiology or genetics course. This activity is based on the Bioinformatics Exercise, part of Microbial Life Educational Resources. While no computer programming skills are necessary to complete the modules in this work, prior exposure to personal computers and the Internet will be assumed. The main program that you will need is an Internet browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer.