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Trades Exploration Program - TEXP


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe training options
  • Describe prerequisites for each specific trade
  • Apply safe work practices
  • Follow direction
  • Maintain clean workplace
  • Perform job task analysis
  • Identify and use trade specific hand tools
  • Identify and use trade specific power tools
  • Interpret blueprints and shop drawings
  • Produce and maintain legible technical documents (assignments)
  • Work in groups
  • Communicate effectively
  • Define mechanical advantage
  • Install and test a cast iron drainage system
  • Identify main safety features of a hot water tank
  • Identify pipe and fittings
  • Install and test a basic cast iron drainage waste and vent system
  • Recognize and choose appropriate alloy for water distribution system
  • Solder and Braze copper tubing
  • Identify common water supply components
  • Select piping supports and hangers
  • Operate power pipe threading machine
  • Construct and test a threaded steel piping project
  • Design a practical piping route to a hot water tank
  • Calculate using 3, 4, 5 theory
  • Lay-out and construct a utility shed
  • Identify and use Framing terms
  • Layout and construct a saw pony
  • Describe the function of grounding, ground wires and how they are used
  • Describe how electricity works and what causes electron flow
  • Explain the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and power and how this applies to Ohm's Law and the formula of power
  • Solve for series and parallel DC (Direct Current) circuit characteristics using Ohm's law
  • Construct an extension cord by correctly connecting the conductors and explain the relationship of color-coded wires and terminals
  • Describe how magnetism works and what causes electro-motive force
  • Construct, install and correctly connect three-way switches, series and parallel circuits in accordance with C.E.C (Canadian Electrical Code Standards)
  • Demonstrate the safety precautions and procedures when handling power actuated tools
  • Describe the Theory of Flight
  • List the components of an aircraft
  • Describe how a Gas Turbine Engine operates
  • List the components of a Gas Turbine Engine
  • Describe the safety features of lock wire use
  • Perform lock wire
  • Describe how to use a pneumatic drill
  • Demonstrate proper pneumatic drilling procedures
  • Describe how to use a pneumatic rivet gun
  • Demonstrate the proper use of a pneumatic rivet gun
  • Describe rivets for aviation sheet metal
  • Demonstrate proper procedures for riveting a piece of sheet metal
  • Use a Brake
  • Lay out for Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Create a “Pittsburgh” edge
  • Use a spot welder
  • Use a Rotex punch machine
  • Operate plate shear
  • Use a squaring and electric shear
  • Construct a wooden box
  • Use a Builders level
  • Construct a bench hook
  • Engine performance evaluation and basic tune up
  • Used car purchase evaluation
  • Engine oil change and lubrication service
  • Brake inspection and parts identification
  • Steering inspection and parts identification
  • Discussion and application of air care related issues
  • Tire and wheel replacement
  • Engine drives belt replacement
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • Identify Safety Requirements pertaining to Powder Actuated Tools
  • Determine proper fasteners and cartridges requirements for specific applications
  • Perform fastenings with Powder Actuated Tool
  • Test batteries used in heavy equipment
  • Describe a two-stroke engine cycle
  • Describe a four-stroke engine cycle
  • Disassemble and reassemble a two-stroke engine
  • Identify and describe the use of slings and common rigging hardware
  • Describe basic inspection techniques and rejection criteria used for slings and hardware
  • Describe basic load handling safety practices
  • Demonstrate proper use of American National Standards Institute hand signals
  • Explain and perform fabricating procedures
  • Explain and perform machine operations

Effective as of Fall 2016

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