ERIC Number: ED392939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
National Occupational Skill Standards. CADD: Computer Aided Drafting and Design.
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Washington, DC.
This document identifies computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) skills that companies require of training programs and future employees. The information was developed by two committees of technically knowledgeable CADD users from across the United States and validated by several hundred other CADD users. The skills are aimed at a beginner CADD user and are written generically so as not to bias them toward any particular CADD software. The document lists technical skills in four categories: fundamental drafting skills, fundamental computer skills, basic CADD skills, and advanced CADD skills. In addition, a supplemental section lists the related academic skills in communication, math, and science; employability skills; recommended tools and equipment for CADD training; recommended hours of instruction; and recommended qualifications of a CADD instructor. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Design, Drafting, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Job Training, National Standards, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Washington, DC.