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Pre-Technical Foundation Skills

**Course #: **Block X21
**Duration: **30 hours
**What Students Learn: **This module of six study units offers the trainee arithmetic and basic mathematics, metric measurement, and calculator fundamentals. The Metric System is an introductory unit which includes metric conversions. Problem exercises and examples in this module are presented in on-the-job scenarios with applications drawn from the industrial context.
**Components:** Addition and Subtraction (186008); Multiplication and Division (186009); Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles (186010); Metric System (186011); Formulas (186012); Introduction to Algebra (186013);
**Special Notes:** This updated course replaces lessons contained within Practical Math and Measurements, Block X01. Each study unit contains a progress examination.

**Course #: **186008
**Duration: **5 hours
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- Define the terms: whole number, numeral, digit, decimal, place value, addend, sum, minuend, subtrahend, and difference.
- Explain the significance of the digit zero in a number.
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract numbers.
- Properly prepare numbers for addition and subtraction.
- Perform addition and subtraction on numbers.
- How to check your answers to both addition and subtraction problems.
- How to use a calculator to add and subtract numbers.

**Course #: **186009
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186010
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186011
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186012
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186013
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **Block X22
**Duration: **25 hours
**What Students Learn: **The five lessons in this block present the trainee with a broad overview of measurements found in an industrial setting. In addition to the basic measurements of length, temperature, energy, force, and power, the trainee will learn how materials are measured and handled in bulk quantities. Fluid measurements include the measuring of fluid flow, fluid pressure, and fluid level. All lessons include the metric conversions in addition to the English units.
**Components:** Temperature Measurement (186023); Linear and Distance Measurement (186021); Bulk Measurement (186022); Energy, Force, and Power (186024); Fluid Measurement (186025);
**Special Notes:** This updated course replaces the X0105 to X0109 lessons found in Practical Math and Measurements, Block X01. Each study unit contains a progress examination.

**Course #: **186021
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186022
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186024
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **186025
**Duration: **5 hours
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**Course #: **Block X02
**Duration: **72 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **This twelve lesson block is for those trainees requiring more advanced math subjects. The subject of algebra is covered in detail and the subjects of geometry and trigonometry are introduced in a practical manner.

Because math skills vary widely, a placement test is available to determine the trainee's specific knowledge of the various areas. Test X0250: Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry is divided into four sections: lessons X0201 through X0204; lessons X0205 through X0208; lessons X0209 through X0210; and lessons X0211 and X0212.
**Components:** Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials (X0201); Algebra: Factoring (X0202); Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions (X0203); Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions (X0204); Algebra: Linear Equations (X0205); Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations (X0206); Algebra: Determinants (X0207); Algebra: Quadratic Equations (X0208); Algebra: Exponents (X0209); Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers (X0210); Applied Geometry (X0211); Practical Trigonometry (X0212); Progress Examination Booklet (X0220); Progress Examination (X0221); Progress Examination (X0222); Progress Examination (X0223); Progress Examination (X0224); Placement Test: Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (X0250);

**Course #: **X0201
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0202
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0203
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0204
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0205
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0206
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0207
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0208
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0209
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0210
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0211
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **X0212
**Duration: **6 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
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**Course #: **186001
**Duration: **5 hours
**What Students Learn: **Preview

A thorough knowledge of safe practices is an important part of working in any industrial setting. Every industrial worker should be familiar with accident prevention techniques, fire safety mehods, and the use of personal protective equipment.

Injuries in the workplace cost many millions of dollars in medical costs, lost wages, and production losses each year. Many injuries can be prevented by understanding how accidents and injuries can occur. This study unit is designed to help trainees understand why safety is so important, and to present students with information about safety that goes beyond common sense.

Objectives

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

Contents

Introduction; Safety Regulations; Key safety Issues; Protecting Yourself and Your Co-workers.

**Course #: **186002
**Duration: **5 hours
**What Students Learn: **Preview

This study unit deals with the safe use of chemicals in the workplace. The two primary causes of chemical accidents are the misuse of chemicals and the improper disposal of chemical wastes. Understanding the hazards that chemicals can create is the first step in protecting people from harm.

The main goal of this study unit is to provide students with sound, practical knowledge about chemical use and disposal, both in the workplace and at home. You will learn how to recognize common chemical hazards and how to deal with them. Trainees will learn how to perform a job analysis to look for potential chemical dangers in your daily taks. Finally, people will learn how to take precautions to avoid chemical accidents and make all jobs as safe as possible.

Objectives

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

Contents

Introduction: Living with Chemicals; Chemical Injuries; Accident Prevention; Handling Hazardous Wastes.

**Course #: **186003
**Duration: **5 hours
**What Students Learn: **Preview

Fires are the most destructive and expensive of all accidents. However, fires can be effectvely prevented through the combined use of technology and common sense. By understanding how fires get started and how to extinguish them, students will have much of the knowledge needed to protect people from fire. This study unit will introduce trainees to the information you need to practice fire safety and prevention in the workplace.

Objectives

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

Contents

Introduction to Fire; Fire Hazards in the Workplace; Preventing Fires; Fixed Fire Protection Equipment; Portable Fire Extinguishers; Fire Protection Techniques.

**Course #: **186006
**Duration: **5 hours
**What Students Learn: **Preview

This study unit introduces the safe techniques and work practices commonly used when handling manufacturing and industrial materials. Trainees will learn the procedures necessary to avoid physical injury to yourself and those working with you, for both manual handling methods and mechanical handling methods. You will also learn procedures that minimize damage to the materials being moved and to facility property. Knowing the proper procedures will also give you the insight to decide when mechanical handling is necessary, or preferred, over traditional physical handling.

Objectives

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:

Contents

Introduction to Material Handling; Housekeeping and Storage; Material Handling Equipment; Hoists and Cranes.

**Course #: **4400
**Duration: **10 hours
**What Students Learn: **Electrician Categories and Classifications; Electrical Safety Standards and Codes, including OSHA, NEC, and NESC; Materials Standards; Listing and Labeling by Testing Laboratories; Electric Shock; Safety Precautions; First Aid for Electric Shock; Protective Clothing.

**Course #: **VB06XX
**Duration: **1.12 hours
**What Students Learn: **Electricity is unforgiving! It is important that every student, trainee and mechanic know the dangers and precautions before they step onto the shop floor. This most important program contains the vital information employees working with electricity should know before they get started. Dramatic interviews with survivors of electrical accidents, combined with a crisp pace and vivid images, will keep students glued to their seats.
**Components:** The Shock Emergency (VB0602); Emergency Response (VB0604); Electricity Can Kill (VB0601); The Importance of Grounding (VB0603);
**Special Notes:** This video series is available in a Spanish version.

**Course #: **186036
**Duration: **5 hours
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