ERIC Number: ED401439
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 9: Tool and Die, 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 tool and die maker specialty area. (A tool and die maker is a person who produces tools, dies, and special guiding and holding devices that are used in machine tools and to produce a variety of machined parts and products.) This volume is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of Itawamba Community College (Mississippi), the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) a tool and die maker competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a tool and die 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 Technology; Introduction to Die Making Procedures; Fundamentals of Drafting; Introduction to Computers; Die Design I; Die Making I; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operations I; Principles of Computer Assisted Design (CAD); Die Design II; Die Making II; CNC II; Die Making III; CNC III; and Special 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. Two appendixes contain industry competency profiles and the 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, 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.
Note: For other volumes in this set, see CE 072 924-938.