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 Course Title:   Hand and Power Tools

 Title Abbreviation:   HAND & POWER TOOLS

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    117

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to the safe and proper use of hand and power tools commonly used in the welding and fabrication trades. Covers set-up, operation, trouble-shooting, and maintenance of saws, grinders, drill press, roller, sheet metal brake, and planer.

 Prerequisite  

CSS 100 and MATH 96 or concurrent enrollment or department chair permission. Call either (360) 416-7975 or (360) 416-7948 if you are receiving a “haven’t met prereq” message.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe shop practices and correct use of personal protective equipment.
  2. Demonstrate the safe set up and use of each covered piece of shop equipment.
  3. Perform basic cutting and forming operations using industry standard power tools.
  4. Perform troubleshooting and maintenance operations on hand and power tools.
  5. Be aware of proper safety guidelines per OSHA for each piece of equipment being used in the shop.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. Safe shop practices and correct use of personal protective equipment.
  2. Safe set up and use of each covered piece of shop equipment.
  3. Basic cutting and forming operations using industry standard power tools.
  4. Troubleshooting and maintenance operations on hand and power tools.
  5. Proper safety guidelines per OSHA for each piece of equipment being used in the shop.
  6. Lock out/tag out procedures per industry standards.