ERIC Number: ED401442
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 12: Instrumentation, 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 instrumentation specialty area. It is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of Augusta Technical Institute (Georgia), the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) an instrumentation and 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: College Algebra; Composition and Rhetoric I; Computer Programming Fundamentals; Engineering Graphics I; College Trigonometry; Technical Communications; Mechanics; DC Circuit Analysis; Differential Calculus; Electricity and Magnetism; AC Circuit Analysis I; Electronic Devices; Fluids, Heat, Sound, and Light; AC Circuit Analysis II; Digital Fundamentals; Electromechanical Devices; Control Systems; Microcomputer Fundamentals; Programmable Controllers; Motor Controls; Introduction to Process Control; Control Systems II; Distributed Control Systems; and Introductory Psychology. 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: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Technicians, Job Skills, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, 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.