ERIC Number: ED401443
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 13: Laser Machining, 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 laser machining specialty area. It is organized in the following sections: (1) a profile of Springfield Technical Community College (Massachusetts), the development center that produced these standards and curriculum; (2) a laser machinist 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: Industrial Mathematics; Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics and Controls; Computer-Aided Design; Computer Numerical Control; Modern Optics; Laser Safety; Industrial Laser Systems; Computer-Aided Manufacturing; Metrology; and Laser Materials Processing. 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, Computer Assisted Design, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Drafting, Electronics, Job Skills, Lasers, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Machinists, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Optics, 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.