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2022-2023 Catalog 
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IBEST 52 - Student Success in the Trades for ELL 5

Credits: 3-10
A transitional studies course taught in the I-BEST program for students in the trades programs. Students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Refer to details in the written course materials for trades when explaining what the materials say and when drawing inferences from the materials.
  2. Identify the main idea of written course materials and explain how it is supported by key details.
  3. Create objective study notes on written course materials which summarize the main ideas and key details.
  4. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in technical trades materials based on specific information in the text.
  5. Show how these materials support the same approach or differ.
  6. Learn and use technical vocabulary (words and phrases) specific to area of study in spoken and written texts. 
  7. Identify various technical approaches in the written materials and determine how an author may agree or disagree with others on the same topics.
  8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in the written materials.
  9. Write informative or explanatory texts on technical topics while utilizing clear reasoning , evidence, development, and analysis to support one’s claims.
  10. Utilize critical thinking strategies to apply demonstrated concepts and techniques to practical problems presented in the trades course.
  11. Use what is taught to solve construction problems.
  12. Demonstrate listening comprehension of trades topics and techniques taught in the course.
  13. Effectively engage in classroom workplace discussions to achieve the trades course learning objectives.
  14. Learn and apply math concepts and techniques for the practical purposes of trades concentration.
  15. Effectively use an appropriate calculator for course objectives.
  16. Explore job opportunities in the trades field and prepare to apply and interview for these career openings.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate the skills necessary to earn a college credential and acquire employment in a high-demand, living wage job.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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