ERIC Number: ED401435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
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 5: Mold Making, 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 speciality areas within the U.S. machine tool and metals-related industries. This volume provides the MAST standards and curriculum for the mold making specialty area. (A mold maker is a high-level craftsperson 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 fine and precise 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 mold maker competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a mold maker duty, task, and subtask outline; (4) a course curriculum outline and course descriptions; (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 (MTP) I; Drafting Principles; MTP II; Application Software; Introduction to Plastics; Survey of Welding Processes and Applications; Safety and Accident Prevention; Engineering Materials; Computer Assisted Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) I; Mold Making I; Statics; Composites; Introduction to Computer Drafting; CAD/CAM II; Mold Making II; Strength of Materials; CAD/CAM III; Mold Making III; Mold Design and Maintenance; and Engineering Technology Project. 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. An appendix contains industry competency profiles. (KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, 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, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Teaching Methods, Tool and Die Makers
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.