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ERIC Number: ED422494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 3145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Welding 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 2-year vocational training program to prepare students for entry-level employment as welders. 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 25 duties (and supporting technical workplace competencies): follow safety practices; total quality; work ethics; communication skills; work as a team; mathematical skills; weld-related requirements; blueprinting, structural layout and fit-up; set-up welding process(es); prepare joint for welding; oxyacetylene cutting and welding; shield metal arc welding (SMAW)--basic; SMAW--advanced; gas metal arc welding (GMAW)--basic; GMAW short circuit transfer (intermediate); GMAW spray and pulsed spray, pipe transfer (advanced); flux core arc welding (FCAW); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)--basic; GTAW--advanced; plasma arc cutting and welding; in-process weld inspection; in-process rework; housekeeping activities; emergency vehicle terminology; and wellness/physical abilities. 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 three-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 two-volume student laboratory manual contains a DACUM chart and learning modules for duties A-U. Each module in the student manual includes some or all of the following: objectives, outline, laboratory exercises, laboratory aids, and handouts. (KC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
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.