DACUM Facilitation for Occupational Analysis

Riverland Community College offers the DACUM 
(Developing a Curriculum) Process for Occupational Analysis for:

  • Management Decision Making
  • Curriculum Development/Training
  • Human Resources/Organizational Development
  • Career Advising/Counseling
  • Assessment/Testing
  • Certification/Licensing

The DACUM process for occupational analysis involves expert workers - the local men and women with reputations for being “the best” at their jobs. These workers tell us what they do and how they do it. Their descriptions are in the language of the occupation. That means we get the straight story from the people on the job, the ones who know. In turn, information gathered is the information that’s hard to come by.
When the process is completed, you will be provided with a graphic profile of the duties and tasks required in an occupation developed by expert workers from the occupation in the form of a DACUM chart.

Advantages of the DACUM process:

  • Provides solid foundation for program development or revision
  • Maximizes stakeholders input
  • It is efficient - 1 day with minimal planning
  • Identifies all the critical tasks and related general knowledge, skills, tools, and worker behaviors
  • Maximizes quality because of the group synergy and consensus