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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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IBEST 53 - Student Success in the Trades for ELL 6

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. Find evidence in written course materials to support major ideas and inferences.
  2. Understand the major trades concepts and how they are applied for specific course objectives.
  3. Locate a theme or central idea in the written course materials and how that theme is supported through detailed information.
  4. Find the central theme for each unit studied and how the details of the texts support that theme.
  5. Provide notes which summarize the written course materials without giving personal opinions or judgments.
  6. Take notes on texts to align with units taught in the course.
  7. Find connections and distinctions in various trades course written materials.
  8. Explain how materials support similar ideas or present variant concepts.
  9. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, particularly connotative, and technical meanings for the context of trades are being taught.
  10. Identify various technical approaches in the written materials and determine how an author may agree or disagree with others on the same topics.
  11. Assess the claims and approaches of authors on relevant topics using one’s theoretical, personal and practical knowledge of the trades area.
  12. Determine the reasoning and use of authors to support claims made on issues relating to industry techniques.
  13. Write explanatory texts on technical topics relating to area of study while utilizing clear reasoning, evidence, development, and analysis to support one’s claims.
  14. Utilize critical thinking strategies to apply demonstrated concepts and techniques to practical problems presented in the trades course.
  15. Use what is taught to solve construction problems
  16. Demonstrate listening comprehension of topics studied and techniques taught in the course.
  17. Engage in classroom workplace discussions to achieve the trades course learning objectives.
  18. Apply math concepts and techniques for the practical purposes of building.
  19. Use an appropriate calculator for course objectives.
  20. 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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