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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
**What Students Learn: **

- 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 #: **5254
**Duration: **10 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **Table of Common Logarithms; Table of Useful Numbers; Exponents; Logarithms of Numbers; Determination of Characteristics of a Logarithm; Determination of Mantissa of a Logarithm; Proportional Parts; Determination of Antilogarithms; Multiplication by Use of Logarithms; Division by Use of Logarithms; Finding Powers and Roots by Logarithms; Cologarithms; Hyperbolic Logarithms.

**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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**Course #: **286085
**Duration: **5 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Trades Safety: Getting Started (186001); Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **Preview

The purpose of a preventive maintenance program is to locate possible machine or equipment faults before the machine fails.

Objectives

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

Contents

Introduction To Preventive Maintenance; Why Perform Preventive Maintenance?; Scheduling Preventive Maintenance; PM Program Personnel; PM Program Goals; Computerized PM Programs.

**Course #: **286086
**Duration: **5 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Trades Safety: Getting Started (186001); Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **Preview

How to implement a preventive maintenance (PM) program is just as important as the why and when of such a program. It doesn't pay to create a well thought out and scheduled PM program only to have the lubrication, inspection, or repair tasks performed improperly. The objective of this unit is to show you how to perform these tasks safely and properly. This will include showing you typical PM tasks as they are performed on common industrial equipment.

Objectives

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

Contents

PM Of Power Transmission Systems; PM Of Electric Motors And Controllers; PM Of Pneumatic Systems; PM Of Conveyors; PM Of Vertical Lifts; PM Of Vacuum And Fluid Pumps; PM Of Electronic Controllers; PM Of Robots.

**Course #: **286087
**Duration: **5 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Trades Safety: Getting Started (186001); Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **Preview

Predictive technologies measure one or more characteristics of machine operation, calculate the expected life of the monitored system, and then estimate the condition of equipment and, therefore, the need for maintenance on that equipment. With this information passed along to a good preventive maintenance program, the preventive maintenance team can make informed decisions on task scheduling and make the most of its maintenance and inspection tasks.

Vibration analysis programs are the most commonly conducted PDM efforts. By performing inspection and repairs during downtime, uptime failures of the analyzed components are all but eliminated. PDM is more than vibration analysis, however; multiple technologies, such as infrared thermography, balance, alignment, and electrical signature analysis are part of many PDM programs. Because of these technologies, plants run better and are more competitive. PDM allows maintenance departments to predict when a unit will fail and plan its maintenance during a scheduled downtime, usually when the unit is cooler, cleaner, and not needed for the manufacturing process.

Objectives

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

Contents

What Is Predictive Maintenance?; Predictive Maintenance Program Goals; Basic Mechanical Predictive Maintenance; Forms Of PDM Data.

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