ERIC Number: ED365295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Survey of Computer Aided Manufacturing in Industrial Technology Programs.
The current status of computer-aided manufacturing in the 4-year industrial technology programs in the United States was studied. All industrial technology department chairs were mailed a questionnaire divided into program information, equipment information, and general comments sections. The questionnaire was designed to determine the subjects being taught, the sequence and content of courses, the equipment and programs used in teaching, and limiting factors in teaching computer aided manufacturing. The 124 returned questionnaires represented over three-fourths of the industrial technology programs in the country. Eight of 10 responding institutions offer computer-aided manufacturing, and more than half of these offer a sequence of courses. On average, each department uses two to three computer numerical control machines, and many different kinds of software are used. No one factor is a significant inhibitor of teaching computer aided manufacturing. Nine tables present study findings. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Software, Course Content, Curriculum Research, Department Heads, Electronic Control, Electronic Equipment, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Industry, Mail Surveys, National Surveys, Numerical Control, Questionnaires, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Administrator Surveys; Industrial Technologists
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Conference (24th, Silver City, NM, July 22-24, 1993).