Results: 150 Open Textbooks
  • Math for Trades: Volume 1

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

    Updated: Aug 25, 2020

    Description: The Math for Trades: Volume 1 textbook represents the building blocks for math training. The book includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. The material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to get students prepared for the more advanced topics that they will encounter during their trades math education.

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  • OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors

    Author(s): Sue Doner, Susan Chandler, Rod Lidstone, Josh Stull; Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 15, 2019

    Description: The "OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors: Adopting an Open Education Resource & Integrating it into a Trades Course" illustrates a snapshot of the OER adoption process. This Toolkit is designed to answer questions posed by BC Trades instructors specifically, but the steps described will also support similar projects in other disciplines and programs. The Toolkit is presented in the form of a (possible) case study, which is based on questions and issues shared by Trades instructors from three BC ...[more]

  • Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trades Training

    Author(s): Marlin Ratch, Francesca de Bastiani, Shelby Desjarlais, Chef Andrew George, Chef Nathan Hyam, Chef Chris Monkman, Jason Forseth

    Updated: Jun 17, 2019

    Description: The Essential Skills Companion Kit to Culinary Arts Trades Training was developed to complement technical Culinary Arts Trades Training. The various activity sets are designed to reinforce academic information that students are required to know during their training. The Content Experts provided the Curriculum Development Team with themes and the curriculum was created to practice Essential Skills such as Reading Text, Document Use, Thinking Skills, Oral Communication and Working with Others.

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

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    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 D - Organizational Skills Competency D-2: Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: This Competency introduces the basic principles governing the structure and the behaviour of solids, liquids, and gases. You will look at the effects forces have on objects and the basic machines that transmit a force. You will also examine the effects of thermal and electrical energy. 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. Lin...[more]

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  • Cross Connection Control for Plumbing and Piping Trades: Plumber Apprenticeship Program Level 3

    Author(s): Richard V. Mawle RSE, Camosun College (retired)

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This manual is as part of your third year of apprenticeship training program you must have completed your level 1 and level 2 training to be eligible for this level of training in cross connection control. If you pass the theory and practical portion of this third year and your fourth year training during your apprenticeship training and pass your Red Seal Interprovincial examinations, you will be issued a Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. This Red Seal endorsement entitles you to work any...[more]

  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. 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 ...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-2: Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Many types of electric devices are used in almost every trade. Mechanical trades will find electrical devices in every motor-driven vehicle. Construction trades will encounter them in most construction projects. To be able to recognize or troubleshoot electrical devices, you must be familiar with the correct terminology and symbols used to identify them. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offe...[more]

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-4: Use Codes, Regulations and Standards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and recommended practices are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing, and inspection. 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 Mathematical Problems, D-2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications, D-3 Read ...[more]

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-5: Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Sep 9, 2020

    Description: Document use is one of the nine essential skills identified by the Government of Canada to be successful in the workplace. It refers to the skills needed to find, enter, and use letters, numbers, symbols, and images in electronic and paper form. In the trades, people use document literacy skills to find and enter information in forms, lists, tables, graphs, maps, and drawings. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training res...[more]

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