Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2016

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Engineering and Technology Education

First Advisor

Edward Reeve

Second Advisor

Gary Stewardson

Third Advisor

Michael L. Pate

Abstract

This project is an attempt to close the gap between local industry, higher education, and the Engineering Drafting and Design Technology (EDDT) department at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). As a longtime drafting instructor in the EDDT department at SLCC, a need for change in industry from board drafting, to 2-D CAD, and now to 3-D CAD has occurred. Because of these changes, the program has continually been updated to meet the needs of the students and local industries. The purpose of this project detailed in this report was first, to explore the drafting needs of professionals working in the industry; second, update the SLCC – EDDT curriculum to make sure students are getting prepared with solid drafting knowledge and skills, in order to be better prepared to enter the work force, or go onto higher education. Finally, this project helped to develop articulation plans between SLCC and other universities in Utah (i.e., Weber State University and Utah State University) so that students wishing to continue their studies in higher education could easily transition into their programs.

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