Results: 42 Open Textbooks
  • Math for Trades: Volume 2

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, Mark Overgaard; BCIT

    Updated: Jul 23, 2021

    Description: The Math for Trades: Volume 2 textbook continues where the first volume left off. Volume 2 increases the challenge with topics such as converting units and working with equations, perimeter, area, and volume. Once again the material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and videos explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to take the material you learned in Math for Trades: Volume 1 and apply it to more advanced topics that you may encount...[more]

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  • Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Wendy Garcia, Lisa Seto Nielsen, Rezwana Rahman

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

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  • Basic HVAC

    Author(s): Aaron Lee, BCIT

    Updated: Apr 21, 2021

    Description: This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter covered in each section.

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  • Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

    Author(s): Michelle Nakano, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Apr 7, 2021

    Description: Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. It is an editable, open access learning resource with interactive web-based experiences customized for horticulture students studying plant identification. This edition supports student achievement of the Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 learning goals for Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Line F2.

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  • Barbering Techniques for Hairstylists

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University, Gary Franceschini, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Apr 6, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices who desire to grow beyond their foundational haircutting knowledge and skills, and expand their knowledge to include more advanced barbering services, such as beard and moustache design, and straight razor shaves.

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  • Hair Colour for Hairstylists: Level 2

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Mar 9, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency. This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today.

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-1: Solve Trades Mathematical Problems

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Feb 27, 2021

    Description: Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathemat...[more]

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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-2: Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 13, 2021

    Description: Power tools play a major role in virtually every trade. You will be expected to be familiar with a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and to understand the safe operation of these tools. Proper maintenance improves the life and performance of the tool. Correct set-up and operating procedures ensure good results and prevent injury. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Nov 17, 2020

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

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  • Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

    Author(s): go2HR, The BC Cook Articulation Committee

    Updated: Oct 16, 2020

    Description: Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

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