• This site
    supported by:
  • BCcampus
Pages Menu
TwitterRss
Categories Menu

Find Open Textbooks

Available results: 24

0 | 10 | 20 | 24 available results

  • OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors

    Author(s): Sue Doner, Susan Chandler, Rod Lidstone, Josh Stull; Camosun College
    Date: Jun 23, 2017

    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]

  • Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-1: Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 9, 2017

    Description: Hand tools are used in almost every trade, but many of them have particular applications in a specific trade. It is likely you have used some of these tools already at work, at school, or at home, but this may be the first time you have had the chance to study some of the tools’ designs and applications in detail. 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 use...[more]

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

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 9, 2017

    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]

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

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    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]

  • Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-3: Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: Rigging loads for lifting requires the use of various hardware items. Knowing how to correctly select, inspect, and assemble of each of these items is critical to a safe lift. To effectively use ropes in a work setting requires that you become familiar with several types of ropes, knots, bends, and hitches. 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 st...[more]

  • Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.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 ...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

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

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    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]