ESTR 035 - Essential Skills for Trades: Preparation for Oil and Gas Filed Operations

A strong essential skills foundation is crucial for students interested in pursuing a career in trades. This course imparts essential skills for Oil and Gas Field Operations, addressing such topics as reading text, document use, and numeracy including whole numbers, fractions, percents, geometry, measurement, data analysis and algebra. Successful completion of ESTR 042 satisfies the academic admission requirements for NLC's Oil and Gas Field Operations program.

 

Hours: 120 (Seminars/Tutorials: 120)

 

Total Weeks:  16

 

Prerequisites: 
None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites: 
- Grade 8 completion or equivalent performance on the CCP English and Math Appraisals.
- Reliable internet and computer access.
- Identification of a Trade of interest.
- Minimum 17 years of age when program starts.

 

Co-requisites: 
None

 

Course Content:
Reading Level 1
- Reading Strategies
- Messages, Letters and Forms
- Reference & Technical Material
Reading Level 2
- Reading Strategies
- Reading Directions
- Letters and Reports
Reading Level 3
- Reading Strategies
- Reading Reports
Document Use Level 1
- Reference & Technical Material
- Forms
- Data Collection
- Reading Graphical Data
Document Use Level 2
- Reference & Technical Material
- Forms
- Computing Graphical Data
- Scaling and Proportion
Document Use Level 3
- Forms
- Complex Charts and Graphs
- Charting and Graphing
- Constructing Charts and Graphs
- Control Charts
Numeracy Level 1
- Whole Numbers
- Fractions
- Decimals
Numeracy Level 2
- Percents and Mixed Operations
- Data Analysis – Basic Skills
- Measurement
- Geometry – Basic Skills
Numeracy Level 3
- Geometry - Solids
- Algebra

 

Learning Outcomes:
Reading Text Outcomes
- Ability to apply short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging.
- Ability to apply written instructions about the use of personal protective equipment.
- Ability to apply written instructions in safety bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets.
- Ability to apply written manufacturers' instructions about the set-up, use and maintenance of power tools and shop equipment.
- Ability to interpret regulations that govern occupational health and safety.
- Ability to identify short comments written on technical drawings.
- Ability to locate information contained in service and recall bulletins.
- Ability to apply written instructions about the preparation of building materials such as mortars.
- Ability to interpret written information in text books, training manuals and technical reports.
- Ability to interpret written national, provincial and local building and fire codes.
- Ability to summarize permit application procedures.
- Ability to apply written manufacturers' instructions about the use and maintenance of hand tools such as chisels and levels. Document Document Use Outcomes
- Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems.
- Ability to interpret warning and directional signs.
- Ability to enter data such as dates and identification numbers into labels and tags.
- Ability to locate data such as quantities in simple lists and tables.
- Ability to locate information such as dimensions and the locations of components using basic isometric, orthographic and assembly drawings.
- Ability to scan flowcharts to learn the sequencing of simple tasks and processes.
- Ability to use legends and symbols found on technical drawings.
- Ability to locate data such as identification numbers, specifications and quantities in moderately complex tables.
- Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using moderately complex isometric, orthographic and assembly drawings.
- Ability to accurately complete complex entry forms such as building permits.
- Ability to locate data such as specifications, classifications, material coefficients, identification numbers, quantities and costs in complex tables.
- Ability to locate information such as dimensions, elevations, spans and the locations of fixtures using complex isometric and orthographic drawings.
Numeracy Outcomes
- Whole Numbers: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.
- Fractions: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.
- Decimals: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals.
- Percents and Mixed Operations: Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; and complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals.
- Data Analysis - Basic Skills: Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations.
- Geometry - Basic Skills : Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems.
- Geometry - Solids : Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids.
- Measurement : Ability to measure distances, weights, liquid volumes, temperatures, angles, etc.; use SI measurement units: metre, gram, etc.; use Imperial measurement units: foot, pound etc.; convert measurement units.
- Algebra : Ability to construct and solve equations and use common formulas.

 

Grading System:  Percentage

 

Passing Grade:  80%

 

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.