Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [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 Outcomes:
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.

Total Hours: 80 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60