Introduces students to the fundamentals of being a successful college student on the path to a profession in industrial technology. The course is divided into four categories: manufacturing work culture; teamwork in an industrial environment; technical standardized testing in various industries including graphic arithmetic, assemblies, mechanical comprehension and troubleshooting; and industrial safety. The class includes guest speakers from manufacturing and the service industry.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Students will demonstrate successful use of all class related hands-on tools selected at the discretion of faculty. The class hand tool evaluation rubric will be used. Students must complete one or more of the Standardized Pre-employment course tests successfully as selected by faculty.
Students must provide writing samples related to the topic of the, "Self-directed student".
Students will be interviewed by faculty to determine their level of understanding of: advanced technological occupations, careers, success factors and self-directed learning strategies (if not assigned in a writing assignment).