ERIC Number: ED256950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Development--Post-Secondary Electro-Mechanical Technology. Parts I-IV.
Texas State Technical Inst., Sweetwater.
This curriculum guide consists of materials for use in teaching a four-part course in electromechanical technical technology. The first part contains nine units dealing with hydraulics and nine units on pneumatics. Addressed in the individual units are the following topics: an introduction to hydraulics; control of hydraulic energy; check valves and accumulators; flow control valves; directional control valves; pressure control valves; pilot-operated controls; hydraulic pumps and motors; fluids, reservoirs, coolers, and filters; force transmission; energy transmission and gas laws; control of pneumatic energy; compressors; compressed air and its conditioning and distribution; check valves, cylinders, and motors; directional control valves; flow control valves, exhaust, and silencers; and air preparation. The second part contains four units dealing with electric motors and controls and six units on digital electronics. Addressed in the individual units are the following topics: direct current (DC) motors, DC controls, alternating current (AC) motors, AC controls, digital fundamentals, digital circuits, Boolean algebra, flip-flops, sequential logic circuits, and combinational logic circuits. The third part contains five units dealing with power distribution and seven units on mechanical devices. Addressed in the individual units are the following topics: the basics of power distribution, raceways and conductors, feeders and branches, grounding devices, transformers, gears, mechanisms, drives, linkages, linking mechanisms, and cams. The fourth part contains five units dealing with microprocessors and interfacing and one unit on automation. Addressed in the individual units are the following topics: microprocessor architecture, input and output, standard interfaces, analog-to-digital interfaces and peripheral equipment, procedures for troubleshooting microprocessors, and automated systems. Each unit contains some or all of the following: objectives, suggested activities, notes to the instructor, student guidelines, information sheets, job sheets, assignment sheets, criterion-referenced tests, and test answers. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Electric Motors, Electromechanical Technology, Energy, Force, Guidelines, Hydraulics, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Mechanical Equipment, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Physics, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Pressure (Physics), State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Technical Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Inst., Sweetwater.
Identifiers - Location: Texas