This course introduces students to the basic hands-on technical skills required for skilled trades, manufacturing and other advanced technology trades. Students receive instruction in use of hand and power tools, operation of equipment, use of English and Metric measurement instruments, use of precision measuring instruments, as well as, basic heating, bending and cutting.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Apply basic accident prevention practices and procedures relative to personal protection.
Interpret sketches, drawings and schematics, and perform basic layout practices.
Use English and Metric rules, weights and other instruments to make accurate measurements and layouts.
Perform basic electrical measurements.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to utilize common hand and power tools.
Conduct basic heating, bending and cutting.
Demonstrate basic rigging and equipment moving procedures.