ERIC Number: ED401436
Record Type: RIE
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 6: Welding, 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 welding specialty area. (A welder is a person who uses arc and gas, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, brazing, metallurgy, and print interpretation to perform welding operations necessary to produce a workpiece to required standards.) This volume is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois), the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) a welder competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a welder 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: Basic Arc/Gas Welding I-II; Electrical Welding Circuits; Reading Welding Blueprints; Advanced SMAW and Cutting I-II; Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Brazing I-II; Basic Welding Metallurgy; Individual Welding Problems I-II; Basic Pipe Welding I-II; and Visual Inspection of Welds. 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 the pilot program narrative. (KC)
Descriptors: Blueprints, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Entry Workers, Hand Tools, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Machine Tools, Machinery Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Teaching Methods, Welding
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.