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Operations Update

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 6:45 am: Skagit Valley College is open and on time at all locations. The Try A Trade event on the Mount Vernon Campus has been canceled.


Catalog Course Search Details

New Course: this course was added after the last catalog

 Course Title:   Introduction to Technical Trades

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/TECHNICAL TRADES

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Overview of the modern industrial sector including a historical look at systems and organizations. Includes automotive, diesel and marine trades, applications of welding and composite skills, metrology and modern manufacturing techniques. Fundamental writing and professional communication is integrated into the coursework. Industry speakers, career exploration and industry site visits included.



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. Understand the history of modern industry.
  2. Describe the modern automotive, diesel and marine trades.
  3. Describe the skills needed for the composite and welding industries.
  4. Explore the applications of modern manufacturing methods.
  5. Describe metrology and its function in industry.
  6. Communicate through writing in a professional manner. Explore local industries.

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.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

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. History of modern industry. Automotive, diesel and marine trades.
  2. Composite and welding industries. Applications of modern manufacturing methods.
  3. Metrology and its function in industry.
  4. Writing in a professional manner. Local industries.