Introduction to Developing a Curriculum (DACUM)

About this Learning Experience
Learn the fundamentals of the DACUM technique for analyzing jobs, occupations, processes, or functions. Engage with practical exercises, explore sample DACUM data, and gauge learning gains through assessments developed to measure understanding of the elements of DACUM and the DACUM process overall.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this learning experience, you should be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements and characteristics of the DACUM process
  • Recognize the difference between job duties, tasks, and steps
  • Develop duty and task statements as defined by the DACUM process
  • Explain the techniques for developing duty and task statements when facilitating a DACUM workshop
  • Describe questioning techniques to probe for additional details and specifics when facilitating a DACUM workshop
  • Identify the criteria for identifying and selecting panelists
  • Describe techniques for facilitating group interaction during a DACUM workshop


Approximately four hours, four weeks allotted for completion


Included in learning experience

  • Rich Learning Content
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Work Samples
  • Practical Application
  • Taught by Subject Matter Experts
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Learning Objectives