Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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IBEST 57 - Student Success in the Trades for TS 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. Find and cite evidence in written course materials to support major ideas and inferences. Understand the major trades concepts and how they are applied for specific course objectives.
  2. Locate a theme or central idea in the written course materials and how that theme is supported through detailed information.
  3. Find the central theme for each unit studied and how the details of the texts support that theme. If the theme of a unit is about a construction process, be able to locate the specific sequences involved in that process and determine how these sequences are interrelated.
  4. Provide notes which summarize the written course materials without giving personal opinions or judgments.
  5. Take notes on texts to align with units taught in the course.
  6. Find connections and distinctions in various course written materials.
  7. Explain how materials support similar ideas or present variant concepts.
  8. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, particularly connotative, and technical meanings for carpentry.
  9. Identify various technical approaches in the trades written materials and determine how an author may agree or disagree with others on the same topics.
  10. Assess the claims and approaches of authors on relevant topic using one’s theoretical, personal and practical knowledge of the trades area.
  11. Determine the reasoning and use of authors to support claims made on issues relating to industry techniques.
  12. Write explanatory texts on technical topics while utilizing clear reasoning, evidence, development, and analysis to support one’s claims.
  13. Utilize relevant information from multiple print and digital sources to answer a research question and present information learned to the instructor and other students to complete a course assignment on safety.
  14. Follow standards of citation and avoid plagiarism.
  15. Utilize critical thinking strategies to apply demonstrated concepts and techniques to practical problems presented in the trades course.
  16. Use what is taught to solve technical problems. 
  17. Demonstrate listening comprehension of carpentry topics and techniques taught in the course.
  18. Engage in classroom workplace discussions to achieve the course learning objectives.
  19. Apply math concepts and techniques for the practical purposes of building.
  20. Use an appropriate calculator for course objectives.
  21. Explore job opportunities in the field of study 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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