ERIC Number: ED401441
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 11: Computer-Aided Manufacturing & Advanced CNC, 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 computer-aided manufacturing and advanced computer numerical control (CNC) specialty area. It is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of San Diego City College, the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) a computer-aided manufacturing and CNC technician competency profile of job duties and tasks; (3) a 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: Basic Principles of Machine Technology; Introduction to CNC and Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM); Introduction to CNC Verification and Communication; Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Applications of CAD/CAM I; Introduction to CNC Controlled Vertical Machining and EDM; Application of CNC Controlled Vertical Machining and EDM; Advanced CAD/CAM; Application in Advanced CAD/CAM I; Introduction to CNC Controlled Turning; and Applications of CNC Controlled Turning. Components of each syllabus are as follows: lecture, lab, and credit hours; course description; prerequisites; course objectives; required course materials; method of instruction; course objectives: technical competencies; and course objectives: SCANS competencies. Appendixes contain the individual competency profiles for each company surveyed by the MAST development center. and narrative of the pilot program for this occupational specialty. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Software, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Job Skills, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education
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.