ERIC Number: ED401433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology (MAST). Common Ground: Toward a Standards-Based Training System for the U.S. Machine Tool and Metal Related Industries. Volume 3: Machining, of a 15-Volume Set of Skill Standards and Curriculum Training Materials for the Precision Manufacturing Industry.
Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.
This document is intended to help education and training institutions deliver the Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology (MAST) curriculum to a variety of individuals and organizations. MAST consists of industry-specific skill standards and model curricula for 15 occupational specialty areas within the U.S. machine tool and metals-related industries. This volume provides the MAST standards and curriculum for the machinist specialty area. (A machinist is a person who is responsible for the planning, layout, set up, and operation of hand and machine tools to perform machining operations necessary to produce a workpiece to referenced engineering standards.) This volume is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of Texas State Technical College, the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) a machinist competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a machinist duty, task, and subtask outline; (4) a course curriculum outline, course descriptions, and a list of capital equipment needed; (5) a technical workplace competencies and course crosswalk; and (6) a Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) proficiencies course crosswalk. Individual syllabi for the following courses are provided: Machine Tool Practices I-IV; Precision Tools and Measurements; Industrial Specifications and Safety; Survey of Welding Processes and Applications; Manufacturing Processes; Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC); and Advanced CNC. Each course syllabus includes the following: course hours, course descriptions, prerequisites, required course materials, teaching and evaluation methods, lecture and laboratory outlines, course objectives for technical and SCANS competencies, and suggested references. Two appendixes contain industry competency profiles and a pilot program narrative. (KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Entry Workers, Hand Tools, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Machine Tools, Machinery Industry, Machinists, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Teaching Methods
World Wide Web: http://machinetool.tstc.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.
Note: For other volumes in this set, see CE 072 924-938.