CIMTA-103: Rigging Awareness and Fundamentals

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Advanced Manufacturing
Academic Level
Course Subject
Trade & Apprenticeship
Course Number
Course Title
Rigging Awareness and Fundamentals
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the basic concepts, safety rules, and issues related to the use of rigging equipment, attachment components, calculating sling angle stresses, and safe lifting and turning loads.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Trade and Apprentice Education, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.

Core Course Topics
  1. Rigging Safety
  2. Center of Gravity and Proper Balancing of a Load
  3. Calculating Load Weights
  4. Functions and Types of Slings
  5. Types of Hitches
  6. Rigging Attachments
  7. Rigging Equipment Maintenance
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate satisfactory rigging safety knowledge, based on loads and equipment to be lifted.*
  2. Calculate or verify lifting weights.
  3. Identify functions and types of straps and/or slings.
  4. Explain the proper pre-operation inspection procedures for slings, chains, and attachments.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• AMTEC Modular Pre and Post exams
• Lab evaluation utilizing a standard evaluation matrix


AMTEC Module 1093 Digital Learning Materials

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of AMTEC Course Module 1093 Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Effective Term
Winter 2014