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 Course Title:   Introduction to Tools

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Overview of the tools and techniques used in modern industry. Includes measurement tools, basic hand tools, tools for the automotive, marine and diesel trades, tools for welding and composite industry and modern industrial equipment. Fundamental computer use is integrated into the coursework.



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 certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Operate measuring tools.
  2. Recognize advanced manufacturing tools.
  3. Understand categories of tools.
  4. Describe tools used in automotive and diesel industry. Describe tools used in welding and composite industry.
  5. Explore functions of CNC machinery.
  6. Operate the computer as tool for manufacturing.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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 . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

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.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).

Course Contents

  1. Measuring tools. Advanced manufacturing tools.
  2. Categories of tools.
  3. Tools used in automotive and diesel industry. Tools used in welding and composite industry.
  4. Functions of CNC machinery. The computer as a tool for manufacturing.