ESTR 047 - Advanced-Level Essential Skills for Trades

Strong Essential Skills are critical for student success in NLC's Foundational Trades programs. This course imparts Advanced-Level Essential Skills for NLC Foundational Trades that require Grade 11 and 12 ability. Building on skills in numeracy, reading text, document use, and mechanical science, this course covers trigonometry, chemistry, and thermal/electrical energy.

 

Hours: 60 (Seminars/Tutorials: 60)

 

Total Weeks:  20

 

Prerequisites:
Minimum 67% in ESTR 037
Alternatively,
(1) Minimum “C” or equivalent in ENGL 030 or in any English Language Arts 10 course or Advanced-Level placement on the CCP English Assessment
AND
(2) Minimum “C” or equivalent in one of MATH 030, MATH 031 or MATH 035 or in Mathematics 10, or Advanced-Level placement on the CCP Math Assessment.

 

Non-Course Prerequisites: 
None

 

Co-requisites: 
None

 

Course Content:
Module 1: Advanced Numeracy for the Trades
Review of Measurement and Calculation for the Trades:
-using imperial and metric
-whole numbers
-decimals
-fractions, measuring fractions, converting between fractions and decimals
-converting imperial linear measurements
-ratio and proportion
-geometry
Introduction to Advanced Measurement and Calculation for the Trades
-rectangles and rectangular solids
-circles and cylinders
-weight load estimations
-trigonometry
-scientific and engineering notation
Module 2: Advanced Reading Text and Document Use for the Trades
Reading Text:
-written regulations that govern occupational health and safety
-complex policy and procedure manuals
-text books, training manuals, and lengthy technical reports
-reading complex graphical data
Document Use:
-complex charts and graphs
-electrical code regulations
-control charts
-scaling and proportion
Module 3: Advanced Science for the Trades
Chemistry:
-states of matter and basic chemical structures
-atoms and molecules
-compounds and mixtures
-mechanical and physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases
-atmospheric pressure
Thermal and Electrical Energy:
-measurement of temperature
-electrical voltage, current, resistance, and their uses

 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Demonstrate Advanced Essential Skills in numeracy for the trades:
-calculate angles, triangles and trigonomic ratios
-calculate unknown right-angle triangles using trigonometry
-calculate volumes of rectangular solids, circles, and cylinders
-calculate weights and load estimates using imperial and metric measurement
-calculate scientific and engineering notations
Demonstrate Advanced Essential Skills in reading text:
-explain written regulations that govern occupational health and safety
-follow complex policy and procedure manuals
-explain text books, training manuals, and long technical reports
-interpret complex charts and graphs
Demonstrate Advanced Essential Skills in documents use:
-explain complex reference and technical material
-define warning signs, symbols and labels
-interpret graphical data
-interpret complex charts and graphs
-explain electrical code regulations
-complete complex entry forms, and other trade documents
Demonstrate Advanced Essential Skills in science for the trades:
-explain states of matter and basic chemical structures
-identify the characteristics of Matter (solid, liquid, and gases)
-describe atoms and molecules
-explain compounds and mixtures
-describe the mechanical and physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases
-explain atmospheric pressure
-describe the measurement of temperature
-explain electrical voltage, current, resistance, and their uses

 

Grading System:  Percentage

 

Passing Grade:  67%

 

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

 

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