The Industrial Instrument Mechanic Foundation Trades Training course provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking when hiring new trainees to the field. The course prepares the student for entrance into the field of Industrial Instrument Mechanics. Industry required and requested safety courses will also be taught in this program. Students will be exposed to substantial hands-on exercises that will directly relate to the workplace. Upon successful completion students will normally proceed into the Practicum and Level One portion of the program.
Hours: 300 (Lecture Hours: 150; Laboratory Hours: 150)
Total Weeks: 10
Applicants will fit one of three specific groups:
1) Dual Credit - Admission through this process is limited to high school students residing in a school district that supports this structure. Contact with the high school counselors is the best place to initiate application.
2) The following high school courses: Grade 11 Math (Applications or Principles), or ABE Math 040 English 11 or ABE English 040, and Physics 11. Marks received for these courses should be a minimum of C+ (67%).
3) An applicant who does not have the above academic background is required to write an assessment in Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, and Mechanical Reasoning. A minimum Grade Equivalent (GE) score of 11.0 is required in both Reading Comprehension and Math; Mechanical Reasoning score should be in the above average range (51/70; 6th Stanine) or higher. Also, all applicants for Electrical and Power Engineering are required to write an additional Math test, minimum score of 70%. Based on the results of these assessments, applicants may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine admissibility. Any related experience will also be considered at this time. Interview may be conducted via teleconference if necessary.
Job Entry Level Material:
- Safe Work Practices
- Solve Mathematical Problems
- Applied Science Concepts
- Sketch and Read Drawings
- Use Basic Measuring
- Layout and Hand Tools
- Use Power Tools
- Lift Loads
- Erect Ladders and Scaffolds
- Oxy-Acetylene Cut and Weld
- Assembly and Test Electrical Circuits
- Use Common Fasteners and Fittings
- Bend and Plumb Tubing and Piping
- Use Materials
- Prepare for Employment
- Develop Employability Skills
- Process Technical Information
- Demonstrate an intensive awareness of, and appreciation for good safety procedures.
- Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of applied mathematics and science related to the Instrumentation Industry
- Demonstrate the proper use of trade-related tools.
- Demonstrate appropriate basic trade skills expected of a first year apprentice.
- Demonstrate desirable attitudes and good work habits.
Grading System: Percentage
Passing Grade: 70%
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.