Catalog 2015-2016 
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Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TRAN 112 Shop and Business Practices

5 credits

This course focuses on beginning and advanced objectives dealing with industry expectations, tools, precision measurements, fasteners, safety, power tools, equipment, industrial first aid, and related topics.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)
Corequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125  

Quarters Offered: All

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Communication.

This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Further their education in their chosen field based on their understanding of the large scope and employment opportunities of the transportation industry
  • Make realistic and professional purchasing and use decisions based on an understanding of major tool equipment brands and qualities
  • Identify, care for and use basic hand tools
  • Purchase or provide proof of possession of the tools on the tool list identified as needed to complete objectives in other transportation technology programs
  • Use large pieces of shop equipment used in various shops such as hydraulic presses and vehicle hoists safely
  • Use standard and metric vernier calipers and micrometers, torque wrenches and other measuring tools and apply
  • Apply the understanding of weights, measures, standards, formulas to industry applications
  • Identify bolts, screws, locking devices, keys, studs, pins, dowels, snaprings, rivets, clamps, inserts, helicoils and specialty fasteners and use these devices properly in industry applications
  • Identify fastener failures and apply this knowledge in industry applications
  • Identify and use adhesives as joiners
  • Identify specialty fasteners used in the Auto, Motorcycle, Marine, Power Equipment, Diesel and Collision trades and use them in industry applications
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment
  • Apply the knowledge of safety laws, common sense safety and apply this knowledge to work and life applications
  • Possess communication and customer relations skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers and fellow workers
  • Participate in organizing a team. 
  • Discuss industry safety and compliance issues with employer/coworkers.