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On this page you will find a number of resources available at no cost to facilitate teaching and learning of Industrial Arts. Included on this page are OER texts, as well as curriculum resources by Camosun College and videos produced by Kansas City Community College Training for Employment (T4E).
Introduces the principles of interpretation and application of industrial fabrication drawings. Basic principles and techniques of metal fabrication are introduced by planning and construction of fixtures used in fabrication from drawings. Basic tools and equipment for layout fitting of welded fabrications are utilized. Covers the use and application of the AWS welding symbols.
Presents the building blocks for math training including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and per cents. Material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. Prepares students for more advanced topics.
Textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.
OER Texts from Camosun College Trades Access Common Core (TACC)
Presents a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and the safe operation of these tools. Describes proper maintenance, correct set-up and operating procedures to ensure good results and prevent injury.
Correct selection, inspection, and assembly of various hardware items used in rigging loads for lifting. Each of these items is critical to a safe lift. Familiarization with several types of ropes, knots, bends, and hitches used in a work setting.
Essential skills used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity, which provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace.
Introduces the basic principles governing the structure and the behavior of solids, liquids, and gases, including the effects forces have on objects and the basic machines that transmit a force. Examines the effects of thermal and electrical energy.
Examines an essential skill for anyone involved in a trade: the ability to correctly interpret technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment.