APR 101A - Trade Skills Fundamentals
Designed for Oregon state-recognized apprentices employed in a specific trade. The curriculum is competency-based and modular in format. This course provides the necessary skills required for a variety of trade careers. Students will become familiar with licensing and certification in a chosen trade. General topics include: employability skills and an introduction to construction and maintenance skills used in various crafts. Basic concepts in safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, and materials handling are examined in this course.
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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