Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

ESTR Skill Training Courses

ESTR 0080
ESTR 0080
Workplace English and Written Communications (4,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
This course focuses on the reading and writing skills needed in a workplace environment. The content of the course is individualized to met the needs of the student and is also related to their area of occupational skills training (kitchen, retail or automotive). Materials that offer the student the opportunity to locate relevant information, understand and read the information and complete applicable writing tasks are provided.
Prerequisite: Completion of Education Skills Training general courses
ESTR 0090
ESTR 0090
Workplace Mathematics (4,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
This course focuses on the math skills needed in the workplace environment. The content of the course is individualized to meet the needs of the student and is also related to their area of occupational skills training (kitchen, retail or automotive worker). Topics in measurement, fractions, percent and money are included.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0110
ESTR 0110
Practical Experience 2 (0,0,20)
Credits: 5
Campus
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PREP
Students complete the Educational Skills Training Program with a six-week practicum in a business related to their field of training (Kitchen, Retail or Automotive). Students will be required to work at least 20 hours per week and perform the functions of an entry-level employee. Students are expected to demonstrate the skills learned in the program. Students must successfully complete the practicum in order to graduate from the program.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0210
ESTR 0210
Kitchen Theory 1 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
Food theory concepts will be taught in a classroom setting and a smaller kitchen lab will be used to practice basic kitchen skills in a safe environment. Safety and Sanitary Procedures will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students need to have completed the General Stream option or achieve a Level 5 Reading Level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills
ESTR 0310
ESTR 0310
Kitchen Theory 2 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
This course is a continuation of the fall semester. Students will build on learned food theory concepts and test their knowledge in the kitchen lab. Food groups will be presented and students will prepare recipes. Accurate measurement, organization and following directions will be stressed. Students will prepare to write Food Safe Test.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0220
ESTR 0220
ESTR 0220
Kitchen Experience 1 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
Campus
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PREP
In this course students will begin to learn those skills needed to work in a commercial kitchen. Students will learn kitchen clean-up, sanitation, basic food preparation, and use of kitchen equipment and machines. Safety will be stressed. Students will work in the CAC cafeteria where they will learn to follow directions, organize work and work as a team member.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students will need to have completed the General Stream option or achieve a Level 5 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
ESTR 0320
ESTR 0320
Kitchen Experience 2 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
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PREP
Students in this course will continue in the CAC kitchen where they will become aware of the daily operation of a commercial kitchen and develop the necessary speed to perform routine commercial kitchen tasks.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0220
ESTR 0230
ESTR 0230
Automotive Theory 1 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
In this course students will be trained in Safety Procedures required in the Automotive Service Industry. This will help students to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. Students will be taught the use of basic hand tools and will make a tool that they can add to their toolbox. Basic Automobile Systems will be covered in this course to familiarize students with the workings of a car. These skills and information will help them fulfill their employment goals in this field.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students need to have completed the General Stream option or achieve a Level 5 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
ESTR 0330
ESTR 0330
Automotive Theory 2 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
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PREP
In this course students will be trained in more detail the different systems that make up the automobile. The use of air impact tools will be introduced to gain skill and speed that shops require. Shop maintenance will be covered to help students fit into the shop environment.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0230
ESTR 0240
ESTR 0240
Automotive Experience 1 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
Campus
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PREP
In this course students will be trained in Safety Procedures in an automotive shop. This is essential for students to recognize dangerous situations and how to avoid them. Students will be trained in the use of basic hand tools, in the making of a tool that will be able to be kept for latter use. The basic automobile systems covered in the theory course will be demonstrated on a vehicle to familiarize students, to help remove the fear of the unknown. Tire service and oil changes and detailing will be a major part of the shop time.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students need to have completed the General Stream option or achieve a Level 5 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
ESTR 0340
ESTR 0340
Automotive Experience 2 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
Campus
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PREP
In this course, students review Safety Procedures in an automotive shop. This will help students to recognize dangerous situations and what to do. Students will be trained in the use of basic hand tools, and the use of air impact wrenches. The Automobile Systems covered in the theory course will be studied in more detail then demonstrated on a vehicle. Tire service and oil changes and detailing is still a major part of the shop time, but more time is spent on minor tasks that are included in the maintenance of an automobile.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0240
ESTR 0250
ESTR 0250
Retail Theory 1 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
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PREP
In this course, students will be exposed to the skills needed to work successfully in a retail environment. These skills include teamwork and customer relations' skills. Students will also learn a variety of organizational skills including time management, numeric filing and alphabetic filing. Money skills will also be covered, including counting money accurately and counting back change.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students need to be able to count money accurately.
ESTR 0350
ESTR 0350
Retail Theory 2 (3,0,3)
Credits: 3
Campus
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PREP
In this course students will continue to learn those skills needed to work in a retail environment. Telephone skills and sales techniques will be taught in this part of the course. Students will continue working on money skills including cash register reports, and calculating sales tax, markups and markdowns.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0250
ESTR 0260
ESTR 0260
Retail Experience 1 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
Campus
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PREP
This course reinforces the theory component with hands-on experience in a real time environment. Students will be given experience in general clean-up, shelving, merchandising and inventory control. Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills, teamwork and time management.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students need to be able to count money accurately.
ESTR 0360
ESTR 0360
Retail Experience 2 (0,0,6)
Credits: 2
Campus
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PREP
This course is a continuation of the fall semester. Students will be given the opportunity to improve the quality and speed of their duties. Students will be given more experience in inventory control, merchandising, including using a Point of Sale System (POS) and pre-inventory preparation.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0260