ERIC Number: ED228473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for High Technology: CAD/CAM Programs. Research & Development Series No. 234.
Abram, Robert; And Others
This guide is one of three developed to provide information and resources to assist in planning and developing postsecondary technican training programs in high technology areas. It is specifically intended for vocational-technical educators and planners in the initial stages of planning a specialized training option in computer-aided design (CAD) and/or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). (Two companion guides offer generalizable procedures for program development in high technology and curricular information for planning a robotics training program.) The first part reviews the problem, objectives, methods, and outcomes of the project. Information is presented in the second part on industry trends, CAD curricular requirements, and training implications of CAD technology. Emphasis is given to a listing of CAD drafting competencies and a detailed course outline of teaching topics that is oriented toward mechanical and product applications. Part 3 overviews CAM. The general and specific skill requirements of CAM users are addressed, and training guidelines are offered. A basic curriculum for CAM instruction is presented. Current and long-range market trends for CAM are described. Appendixes include an overview of CAD from the user's perspective, training considerations for users of CAD systems, and a survey of Applicon CAD system users. (YLB)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Courses, Curriculum Development, Design, Educational Planning, Engineering Drawing, Guidelines, Job Skills, Manufacturing, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
National Center Publications, Box F, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD234--$6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.