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Wake Technical Community College Will Host a DACUM

Occupational Analysis Will Strengthen Digital Game Curriculum


RALEIGH, N.C. (December 11, 2006) - Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College, announced that the college has invited professionals from the digital game industry to participate in a DACUM on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The DACUM will attempt to connect the dots between what occurs in the classroom and what happens on the job. The industry professionals will serve as a panel of experts to analyze occupations in the industry and produce a profile of the duties and tasks required of successful workers. Their focus will be on programming, game and level design, testing, production and modeling.

DACUM, or Developing a Curriculum, is an approach developed and copyrighted in 1990 by the Center for Education and Training for Employment at The Ohio State University. A DACUM can be used as a basis for curriculum development, worker performance evaluations, competency test development and job descriptions.

"We are pleased to host a DACUM to ensure we are preparing workers to meet the workforce requirements of this important Triangle industry," says Dr. Scott. "We appreciate the time and effort of the many industry professionals who are helping us develop and refine this curriculum."

About Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) is a two-year, public institution providing an open door to education and training for the citizens of Wake County and surrounding communities. Known as "College for the Real World," the college provides a comprehensive array of learning opportunities. Curriculum (for-credit) programs in more than 168 academic, vocational, and technical specialties offer two-year associate degrees in science, applied science, the arts, and general education; university transfer programs for entry into four-year institutions; and diploma and certificate programs that prepare workers to succeed at jobs in high demand in the community. Wake Tech offers a broad scope of continuing education courses, including training for entrepreneurs and small business owners, public safety officer training (fire, rescue, and law enforcement), high school equivalency classes, and noncredit courses for personal and professional development. As the second largest community college in the state, Wake Tech provides customized workforce training for new and expanding industries and a cooperative education program that interfaces with the corporate community. For more information, please visit


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