James P. Alicata, Ed.D., Technology/Occupational/Vocational Education, Industrial Technology | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » James P. Alicata

Industrial Technology

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2020
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30am
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00pm
Thursday 12:30 - 1:30pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon Hall 208
Phone: 978.665.3047
Email: jalicata@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Industrial Technology

Engineering Design: Fabrication Systems II (ITEC 1300)
Construction Systems I (ITEC 1320)
Technical Drawing (ITEC 1400)
Evolution of Industrial Technology (ITEC 1700)
Introduction to Technology Education (ITEC 2010)
OSHA (ITEC 2740)
Methods of Teaching Technology Education (ITEC 3800)
Curriculum Development in Technology Education (ITEC 3810)
Practicum I in Technology Education (ITEC 4862)
Practicum II in Technology Education (ITEC 4864)

Occupational/Vocational Education

Seminar for the Beginning vocational Technical Education Teacher (OCED 2500)
Managing Student Behavior in a Healthy and Safe Environment (OCED 2520)
Teaching Methods for Vocational Technical Education-Instructional Strategies (OCED 2530)
Teaching Methods for Vocational Technical Education-Educating and Assessing the Vocational Technical Education Learner (OCED 3510)
Fundamentals of Vocational Technical Education (OCED 3517)
Developing and Implementing a Standards-Based Curriculum in Vocational Technical Education (OCED 3530)
Integrated Vocational Technical and Academic Curriculum (OCED 3546)
Assessment Standards & Evaluation (OCED 3549)
History and Philosophy of Occupational Education (OCED 7000)
Seminar in Occupational Education (OCED 7050)
Evaluation in Occupational Education (OCED 7150)
Public School Laws Relating to Occupational Education (OCED 7200)
Research and Statistics in Occupational Education (OCED 7250)
Curriculum Development in Occupational Education (OCED 7300)


Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Occupational Education)
M.P.A., Clark University (Public Administration)
B.S., University of Arizona (Agricultural Education)
A.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Research Interests:

Curriculum development in Career and Technical Education
Technology/Engineering Education
Agricultural Education

Current Projects:

Undergraduate Chair, Occupational/Vocational Education
Graduate Chair, Occupational/Vocational Education

Professional Affiliations:

ACTE - Association for Career and Technical Education
ITEEA - International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Massachusetts Technology/Engineering Advisory Council
MassTEC - Massachusetts Technology Education/Engineering Collaborative
MAVA - Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators
MVA - Massachusetts Vocational Association
TEAM - Technology Education Association of Massachusetts