Apr 24, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

APR 101 Trade Skills Fundamentals

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credits: 4

Introduces the apprenticeship industry and the requirements necessary to enter an apprenticeship program. Includes employment and industry opportunities, and base construction and maintenance skills used in various crafts. Examines concepts in safety. Covers use of trade vocabulary, math, hand and power tools, blueprint reading, basic rigging, and basic principles of resume writing.

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use information to select the trade as a career. 
  2. Apply industry standard safe workplace behavior. 
  3. Use trade-specific vocabulary in workplace situations. 
  4. Make common trade calculations. 
  5. Use safety standards with selected power and hand tools. 
  6. Read a basic blueprint. 
  7. Identify rigging slings, hitches, hardware, and signals. 

Content Outline
  • Introduction to BOLI Trades 
  • Trade Industry Vocabulary and Soft Skills 
  • Construction Math  
  • Blueprints 
  • Basic Safety 
  • Hand Tools 
  • Power Tools 
  • Rigging