ERIC Number: ED422489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Laser Machining 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 laser machining 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): practice laser safety; apply mathematical concepts; perform measurement and inspection; troubleshoot industrial electronics and control; apply concepts of modern optics; perform computer numerical control machining; investigate industrial laser systems; perform computer-aided drafting; perform laser materials processing; and perform computer-aided manufacturing. 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 two-volume 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 for duties A-J. Each module in the student manual includes some or all of the following: objectives, outline, laboratory exercises, laboratory aids, and handouts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Design, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Drafting, Educational Certificates, Electronics, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Lasers, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Machinists, Numerical Control, Optics, Postsecondary Education, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Troubleshooting
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.