ERIC Number: ED401438
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 8: Sheet Metal & Composites, 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 sheet metal and composites specialty area. (A sheet metal and composites technician is a person who plans, lays out, cuts, fabricates, and joins sheet metal to produce a work piece 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 sheet metal and composites technician competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a sheet metal and composites technician 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: Bench Work and Layout; Precision Tools and Measurements; Industrial Specifications and Safety; Introduction to Metal Working Processes; Introduction to Plastics; Survey of Welding Processes and Applications; Sheet Metal Processing I; Plastic Materials and Testing; Manufacturing Processes; Computer Assisted Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) I; Sheet Metal Processing II; Composites; and Sheet Metal Structures. 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 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, Sheet Metal Work, 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.