ERIC Number: ED422484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Equipment Repair Series. Educational Resources for the Machine Tool Industry. Course Syllabi, Instructor's Handbook, [and] Student Laboratory Manual.
Texas State Technical Coll. System, Waco.
This package consists of course syllabi, an instructor's handbook, and a student laboratory manual for a 1-year vocational training program to prepare students for entry-level employment as automated equipment repair technicians. The program was developed through a modification of the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) technique. The course syllabi volume begins with the MASTER (Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology Educational Resources) Program Consortium competency profile with 10 duties (and supporting technical workplace competencies): apply science to solve industrial problems; use drawings to analyze and repair systems; use calibrated measuring instruments to test/calibrate components; resolve system failures with critical thinking, troubleshooting theory, and metrology; use techniques to isolate malfunctions of electrical/electronic systems; measure/isolate malfunctions of mechanical/fluid power systems; apply computer science to computer controlled industrial equipment; correct malfunctions in PLC [programmable logic controllers] controlled industrial equipment; resolve malfunctions in computer systems controlling manufacturing processes; and assemble/disassemble mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer systems. The first volume contains the justification, documentation, and syllabi for the courses. Each syllabus contains the following: course description; prerequisites; course objectives; required course materials; methods of instruction; lecture outline; lab outline; Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills competencies taught; and appropriate reference materials. The instructor's handbook consists of technical training modules that include some or all of the following: time required; duty; task; objective(s); instructional materials list; references; student preparation; introduction; presentation outline; practical application; evaluation; summary; and attachments, including handouts, laboratory worksheets, and self-assessment with answer key. The handbook is arranged by duty grouping, with technical modules developed for each task box on the competency profile. The student laboratory manual contains a DACUM chart and learning modules. Each module includes some or all of the following: objectives, outline, laboratory exercises, laboratory aids, and handouts. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Science, Consortia, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Employment Qualifications, Engineering Drawing, Entry Workers, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Machine Repairers, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Manufacturing Industry, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Production Technicians, Robotics, Technical Education, Troubleshooting, Vocational Education
Online at http://machinetool.tstc.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll. System, Waco.