ENT-100: Basic Workplace Skills

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Basic Workplace Skills
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Presents basic workplace skills for careers in the energy technology and facilities maintenance fields. Addresses on-the-job safety concerns including hazards associated with electrical maintenance, chemical use, hazardous and toxic materials, and confined space scenarios. Offers American Red Cross CPR/AED and Blood-borne Pathogens Training certificates as part of the successful completion of this course.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction; Orientation to Safety
  2. OSHA Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety Act
  3. OSHA Regulations & Act including Workers' Compensation
  4. Electrical and Fire Hazards
  5. Mechanical Hazards and Machine Guarding, Basic Power Tools
  6. Falling, Lifting Hazards, Eye, Hand, Foot Protection
  7. Toxic Substances, Confined Spaces
  8. Temperature and Pressure Hazards
  9. Blood-borne Pathogens, HAZMAT Awareness
  10. First Aid, CPR, AED, and Emergency Preparedness
  11. Practical Application Exercises for Safety Skills
  12. Review and Assessment of Required Practical Skills and Certification Knowledge
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Describe the importance of problem solving in the workplace.
  • Identify hazardous situations.
  • Apply the problem-solving process independently and in group situations.
  • Identify safety problems and solutions.
  • Complete Certification for Adult Basic CPR and AED.
  • Complete Red Cross Certification for Adult Basic First Aid and basic safety practices in the workplace.
  • Plan for safe working conditions under a number of different work place scenarios.
  • Assess common safety violations in industry and their means of prevention.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Lecture/demonstration and online web site generated research
  • Text-generated scenarios
  • Team collaborative projects
  • Hands-on laboratory exercises
  • Internet activities and research
  • Problem solving through scenarios

Instructors will utilize Student Assignment Completion Sheet activities with percentages identified.

Information on Methods of Achieving Objectives:
This is a course which is web-based and conducted with up to 50% or more on-line. Laboratory sessions in addition to classroom assignments are required in the course schedule.

Students study materials that are taken from workplace literature and actual field systems and utilize a workbook to complete study of multi-skilling tasks similar to those completed by skilled technicians in the field. Students are required to complete sketches, workbook exercises, and field activities along with quizzes and exams related to the study materials and field systems.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Mandatory period for completion of the course:
Students enrolling in the course will be expected to complete the course in the time period of one semester. Students should progress at the rate of one module per week. Students not completing the course in a one-semester period will be eligible for a one-time-only, two-month extension if it is determined by instructors that the student can complete the course in that period. For students not completing the course in the required time, they must re-enroll and complete the course to receive credit and a completion certificate. Credit for previously completed modules will be given to students re-enrolling in the course after failing to complete it in the required time period.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

This course is identified as a departmental course for which a learner can receive college credit for prior college-level learning and/or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. Terms of the HFC Credit for Prior College-Level Learning Policy may be met by review of the appropriate documentation, skill, certifications, and/or knowledge acquired by the learner and submitted for evaluation by the appropriate departmental faculty. As required, one or more of the following may be considered in the evaluation process:
1. field experience
2. licenses held
3. completing course exams and/or
4. completion of laboratory performance sequences or steady-state lab sessions and/or
5. completing a portfolio

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date