APR 101 - Trade Skills Fundamentals
This course provides an introduction into the apprenticeship industry and the necessary skills required for selection into a specific trade career. Students will explore current trends in Apprenticeship and basic requirements to enter individual programs. Students will become familiar with licensing and certification in a chosen trade. General topics include: industry opportunities and basic concepts in basic safety, trade vocabulary, trade calculations, hand and power tool care and use, blueprint reading, rigging, and materials and handling, in addition to basic communication and employability skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Understand and describe the application and selection procedures for an apprenticeship trade, employer expectations, and workplace responsibilities.
2. Employ appropriate and safe workplace behavior, common safety practices, and use of personal protective equipment.
3. Effectively use common trade calculations in standard and metric lengths, areas, weights, volumes, etc.
4. Recognize, identify and safely use and care for various hand and power tools, employ common safety practices, and use different types of protective gear.
5. Understand basic blueprint terms, components, symbols, drawing classifications and dimensions, and interpret drawings.
6. Identify and describe basic rigging slings, hitches, hardware, signals, and safety.
7. Choose appropriate materials-handling equipment for the task and recognize hazards.
8. Demonstrate ability to interpret information both verbally and in writing and communicate effectively in on-the-job situations using both written and verbal skills.
9. Demonstrate effective relationship skills with co-workers and supervisors, ability to work on a team, and appropriate leadership skills.
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