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This study presents a descriptive survey that examined the importance and relevance of National Occupational CARD Skills based on the perceptions of faculty teaching at National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) accredited institutions. The major goal of the study was to determine what National Occupational CADD Skill Standards are relevant and important to faculty teaching CARD courses. The study was also designed to determine ratings of the perceived importance and relevance of National Occupational CADD Skill Standards by faculty teaching CADD courses at NAIT accredited institutions based on their area of specialization, professional ranking, and teaching experience. This study provided NAIT accredited programs, professionals, and affiliated organizations a reflection of CADD standards developed, adopted, and practiced by faculty teaching CADD courses at NAIT accredited institutions in relation to National Occupational CADD Skill Standards. The population used for this study includes faculty teaching CADD courses in various Industrial Technology programs. For testing hypothesis I, a single sample was used for survey responses. Independent samples were used for survey responses in hypotheses II, III, and V. A single survey instrument was developed for this study. The survey instrument has five sections representing: demographics, fundamental drafting skills, fundamental computer skills, basic CADD skills, and advanced CADD skills. A research hypothesis (H 1 : μ ≠ 3) was established for hypothesis I for each item. Research hypotheses (H 1 At least one pair of the category means would be different) were established for hypotheses II, III, and IV. Hypothesis I was tested using a single sample t -test at the .O5 level of significance for each of the CADD skill standard item. The ANOVA was used to test hypotheses II, III, and IV. The results of the statistical analyses were used to arrive at inferences on the importance and relevance of National Occupational CADD Skill Standards developed by National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) by faculty teaching at NAIT accredited institutions. Statistical analyses also checked on the balance of opinions on importance and relevance of National Occupational CADD Skill Standards between industry and educators. Statistical analyses failed to establish significant mean differences on how faculty teaching CADD at NAIT accredited institutions perceive the importance and relevance of National Occupational CADD Skill Standards in the four hypotheses tested. The four hypotheses are stated in Chapter 1 of the study. Recommendations for further studies are provided in Chapter 5.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Doctor of Technology

First Advisor

Ali E. Kashef, Committee Chair

Date Original

7-2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (vii, 114 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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