ERIC Number: ED255648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Revision of Electro-Mechanical Drafting Program to Include CAD/D (Computer-Aided Drafting/Design). Final Report.
Snyder, Nancy V.
North Seattle Community College decided to integrate computer-aided design/drafting (CAD/D) into its Electro-Mechanical Drafting Program. This choice necessitated a redefinition of the program through new curriculum and course development. To initiate the project, a new industrial advisory council was formed. Major electronic and recruiting firms were chosen to represent the opinion of the area's industry. A formal link was established with the allied vocational programs in the Seattle Public Schools and a future curriculum and registration arrangement was made with Shoreline Community College. A five-year plan was described by the advisory council to the college's administration outlining curriculum changes, equipment needs, facilities requirements, and added instructional needs. Following industry visits, a job description for a CAD/D instructor was developed and CAD equipment and funding from IBM were acquired. Finally, three curriculum plans were developed; scope and sequences of the plans were compiled; course outlines in the core curriculum area were written; and course outlines in allied fields were also developed. (The scope and sequences and course outlines make up the bulk of this report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: North Seattle Community Coll., WA.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Design; Computer Assisted Drafting