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.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To provide experiences that will allow students to better understand the opportunities and skills essential for successful careers in advance technology occupations.
- Occupation and Career Research in trades and technology
- Working individually and as part of a team in a diverse industrial environment.
- Critical thinking and problem solving in the industrial workplace.
- Preparation for Industry Technical Standardized Testing
- Hand Tool Use in Manufacturing
- Industrial Safety
- Identify and implement the techniques used to prepare for working individually and as a team member in an industrial environment.
- Research and analyze manufacturing work, culture, and industrial occupational topics.
- Compose journals, logs, and other forms of reflective writing used in an industrial environment.
- Define OSHA rules and regulations.
- Identify the types of technical standardized testing graduates in industry may be required to complete for employment.
- Define the process to prepare for Industry Certification Exams.
- Identify and define the common hand tools found in the manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrate safe use of hand tools.
Assessment and Requirements
The following will be used to assess student's academic achievement:
- Written Reports
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).