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ERIC Number: ED131339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Numerical Control Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing on Curriculum Development in Industrial Education and Technology. A Final Report.
Bauch, Klaus Dieter
The study was designed to investigate the effects of Numerical Control Technology and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (NC/CAM) in American industry on industrial education and engineering technology education. The specific purpose was to identify a data base and rationale for curriculum development in NC/CAM through a comparison of views by industrial NC users and educators regarding appropriate instructional content for educational programs in this technology. Methodology involved a national survey requiring the completion of a two-part questionnaire by over 400 industries and approximately 100 educational institutions. Based on survey findings, recommendations are offered for curriculum development to meet industry needs. Five major areas of NC/CAM are suggested in three levels from introductory, intermediate, to advanced programs with the specific number of courses required to be determined by the particular institution. These areas are basic and general NC concepts, manual programming for NC, computer-assisted programming for NC, management and economic aspects of NC, and advanced technologies. Appendixes to the report include correspondence, the survey instruments, and tables analyzing the data obtained. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Industrial Education.