ESTR Skill Training Courses

ESTR 0080 Workplace English and Written Communications (4,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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
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ESTR 0090 Workplace Mathematics (4,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop the math skills required in a workplace environment. The course content is individualized to meet the needs of students, and related to their area of occupational skills training (kitchen, retail or automotive worker). The topics include measurement, fractions, percent, and money. Prerequisites: Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
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ESTR 0110 Practical Experience 2 (0,0,20)

Credits: 5 credits
Delivery: Campus

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, and ESTR 0320, or ESTR 0340 or ESTR 0350
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ESTR 0210 Kitchen Theory 1 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Food theory concepts are explored in a classroom setting and in a kitchen laboratory. Students develop practical kitchen skills in a safe environment, in which safety and sanitary procedures are emphasized. Prerequisites: Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
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ESTR 0310 Kitchen Theory 2 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a continuation of the Fall semester, ESTR 0210: Kitchen Theory I. Students extend their practical kitchen work skills and test their knowledge in a kitchen laboratory. Food groups are discussed, and students prepare food according to relevant recipes. Accurate measurement, organization, and following directions is emphasized. Students prepare to write the Food Safe Certification.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0220
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ESTR 0220 Kitchen Experience 1 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to the skills needed to work in a commercial kitchen, such as learning to follow directions, organizing work, and being a team member.Students are also instructed in kitchen clean-up, sanitation, basic food preparation, and the use of kitchen equipment and machines. Safety is stressed in this course. Prerequisites: Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
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ESTR 0320 Kitchen Experience 2 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students continue to work in commercial kitchens, where they are familiarized with the daily procedures and develop the necessary speed to perform routine commercial kitchen tasks. Prerequisites: ESTR 0220
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ESTR 0230 Automotive Theory 1 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are trained in the safety procedures required in the Automotive Service Industry, in order to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. Students are taught the use of essential hand tools, and make a tool that they can add to their toolbox. The automobile systems discussed in this course enable students to understand the basic workings of a car. These skills and information contribute towards fulfilling students' employment goals in this field. Prerequisites: Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
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ESTR 0330 Automotive Theory 2 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students review safety procedures in the automotive shop. Topics include the basic systems in the automobile such as the exhaust system, steering, lubrication, and brakes. The use of air impact tools is introduced, and shop maintenance is considered to help students fit into the shop environment.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0230
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ESTR 0240 Automotive Experience 1 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students learn safety procedures in an automotive shop before they are trained in, and practice, the use of essential hand tools to complete several projects in the shop. The basic automotive systems discussed in the theory course are demonstrated on a vehicle in the shop. The major shop activities include completing tire service, oil changes and detailing.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills.
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ESTR 0340 Automotive Experience 2 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students review safety procedures in an automotive shop. Air impact tools are introduced and students practice using them, while the basic automotive systems are studied in more detail and demonstrated on a vehicle in the shop. The major shop activities include completing tire service, oil changes, and interior and exterior detailing. Students continue to work on their speed and accuracy.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0240
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ESTR 0250 Retail Theory 1 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are instructed in the skills required to work successfully in a retail environment. Topics include teamwork and customer-relations skills. Students also learn the importance of organization, and skills related to the organization of retail merchandise. Students also cultivate money skills, including counting money accurately and counting back change.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills. Students need to be able to count money accurately.
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ESTR 0350 Retail Theory 2 (3,0,3)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students continue to learn retail concepts and skills, such as telephone skills, sales techniques, and small business planning. Students also further cultivate their money skills, including the use of a cash register, completing cash register reports, and calculating sales tax, mark-ups and mark-downs.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0250
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ESTR 0260 Retail Experience 1 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course reinforces the theory component with hands-on experience in a real work environment. Students practice general clean-up, shelving, merchandising, and inventory control. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate communication skills, teamwork, and time management in the work setting.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program. Students must complete the Career Exploration option or achieve a Level 4 Reading level on the Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills. Students need to be able to count money accurately.
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ESTR 0360 Retail Experience 2 (0,0,6)

Credits: 2 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a continuation of the Fall semester, ESTR 0260: Retail Experience I. Students are given an opportunity to improve the quality and speed of their duties, while gaining more experience in inventory control and merchandising. Students use a Point of Sale System (POS), and learn pre-inventory preparation.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0260
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