ERIC Number: ED422486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced CNC and CAM 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 student laboratory manual for a 1-year vocational training program to prepare students for entry-level positions as advanced computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) 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 9 duties (and supporting technical workplace competencies): practice safety; apply mathematical concepts; interpret engineering drawings and control documents; recognize different manufacturing materials and processes; measure/inspect; perform conventional machining; perform advanced machining; use verification and communication systems; and program using CAM [computer-aided manufacturing] systems. The first volume contains the justification, documentation, and course 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 in the student manual 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 Design, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Science, Consortia, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Manufacturing Industry, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Production Technicians, Robotics, Technical Education, 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.