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ERIC Number: ED265394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technician Program.
Gibbons, Roger
A computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) technician program was developed to provide training and technical assistance to meet the needs of business and industry in the face of the demands of high technology. The Computer and Automated Systems Association (CASA) of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers provided the incentive and guidelines throughout the program development process. The first step in the CIM program planning was to determine objectives and establish instructional parameters. In the initial program design were blended together (1) the CASA guide to CIM, known as the "CIM Wheel," which depicts the basic model of a CIM system as it would actually function in industry; (2) the present stage of CIM development in area industries; and (3) the resources and expertise in computer manufacturing already developed at Moraine Park Technical Institute (MPTI) in Wisconsin. Courses were developed around identified competencies and categorized as occupational specific, occupational support, technical support, and general education courses. These computer manufacturing subsystems already available at MPTI were identified as requiring further development and integration: computer-aided design, automated machining and computer-assisted programming, automated material handling and robotics, and manufacturing control and planning. (An addendum provides descriptions of 14 CIM technician courses.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A