North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Trades & Industry • Power Equipment/Recreation Vehicle Technology
Power Equipment Service & Repair Lab OPRV-120L
Instructor: Brian Coons
Small Gas Engines Workbook
Students will need one Navy blue Dickies workshirt to be worn in class. Workboots will be needed along with safety glasses with side shields.
A college education is designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a broad base of information and skills, not just prepare students for one career. The General Education Abilities at NIC represent learning experiences designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function well in society. Nine general education abilities have been developed which are to be obtained and measured during the student's time at NIC. These nine abilities are: (1) Aesthetic Response; (2) Communication; (3) Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving; (4) Historical, Cultural, and Global Awareness; (5) Information Literacy; (6) Mathematical, Scientific, and Symbolic Reasoning; (7) Social Responsibility/Citizenship; (8) Valuing/Ethical Reasoning; and (9) Wellness.
While many of these nine abilities are incorporated in your courses to varying degrees, the development of technical skills is the primary focus of this program. Specific portions of this program may incorporate General Education abilities; for example, Critical Thinking skills when troubleshooting, Communication skills when practicing customer service, or Information Literacy skills when accessing information resources. Course level assessment of these abilities will occur as appropriate.
Students will develop sound shop practices through labs, mockups and limited customer work.
Students are evaluated in lab according to the following breakdown: Lab Evals.=25% of grade and Lab Procedures=75% of final grade. Lab Procedures include: Attitude, neatness of area, organization, following good shop practices and safety procedures, job completion and attendance.
In order to be successful as a powersports/small engine tech. you need to be punctual and ready for work when you work for an employer. This includes showing up on time and being alert on the job. Please treat your educational experience at NIC in the same fashion and you can be rest assured of great success in the OPRV program!
The lab schedule will follow the lecture sequence as close as is possible for this type of setting.
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