Outcome-based 20/SU Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1307-10X1
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Online (DL2)
  • 4 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Collision Repair Welding
Course Description:A study of industry and standard welding and cutting procedures.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Lab:
Monday 10:00AM to 12:12PM
Building: 1ACR room 100
Lab:
Monday 1:20PM to 3:37PM
Building: 1ACR room 100
Instructor: Jannifer Stimmel
Office Phone Number: 254-867-3391
Email Address: jjstimmel@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 254-867-2315
Building & Office Room Number: Fentress Center 120
Office Hours: Online or Phone by Appointment
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2020-06-04
Course Outcomes
CO1: Identify welding equipment used in the collision repair industry
CO2: Set-up welding equipment used in the collision repair industry
CO3: Perform industry standard welds and cutting procedures
 

TSTC Grading Policy

(Grades for courses must be C or better)

Grade Percent Description Grade Points
A 90-100 Excellent/Superior Performance Level 4
B 80-89 Above Required Performance Level 3
C 70-79 Minimum Required Performance Level 2
D 60-69 Below Required Performance Level 1
F Below 60 Failure to meet Performance Requirements 0
IP -- In Progress
W -- Withdrawal 0
CR -- Credit 0
AUD -- Audit of Course 0
See College Catalog for complete descriptions.

Competencies Rating Scale

Rating Scale Key
6 90+ Proficient Student consistently performs the task accurately to industry standards without supervision.
5 80-89 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with no supervision.
4 70-79 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with little supervision. This is the minimum performance rating for STAR skill completion.
3 60-69 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task and can perform some of the tasks to industry standards.
2 50-59 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task, but cannot perform the task to industry standards.
1 0-49 Student was absent or did not complete assignment.

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1ABDR 1307 (Available in the bookstore)TSTCTSTC
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Safety Glasses1-Pair
2Welding Gloves1-Pair
3Welding Jacket1
4Welding Cap1
5Welding Fume Respirator1
6Tool Box1
7Welding Helmet (Self Darkening) , Optional1

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
ATTENDANCE 5%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Attendance:Attendance is a key element in the program. It will be calculated as %5 of the overall grade/participation grade5.00%
Category Description Category Value   
LECTURE 35%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
TEST 1:Lab Safety Test (Moodle)1.75%
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTS:Follow the directions and register. Login to Miller Welding Modules (Listed in Moodle in the First Week)3.50%
I-CAR WCS06e (I-CAR Website):I-CAR Welding Certification Online Class; Begin working on this assessment and continue working on it throughout the semester5.25%
QUIZ 1:Quiz over the parts and functions of the MIG welder- (MOODLE)0.88%
TEST 2:Welder Parts I.D. (Moodle)1.75%
QUIZ 2:Quiz given over material covered the first three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)0.88%
TEST 3:Vocabulary Test over a set of the glossary terms handout posted in Week 1 (MOODLE)1.75%
QUIZ 3:Quiz given over material covered the second three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)0.88%
TEST 4:Vocabulary Test over another set of glossary terms from handout (MOODLE)1.75%
QUIZ 4:Quiz given over material covered the last three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)0.88%
TEST 5:Vocabulary test over the last set of glossary terms from handout (Moodle)1.75%
TEST 6:WCS01 Midterm3.50%
TEST 7:WCS03 Test (Moodle)1.75%
TEST 8:Plug Weld:I-CAR Test (MOODLE)1.75%
TEST 9:Fillet: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)1.75%
TEST 10:Butt w/Backing: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)1.75%
TEST 11:Open-Butt: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)1.75%
TEST 12:WCS06 (Moodle)1.75%
Category Description Category Value   
LAB 40%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
LAB #1:Flat Position (16 ga.): Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill4.00%
LAB #2:Flat Position (22 ga.): Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill4.00%
LAB #3:Plasma Cutter2.00%
LAB #4:Horizontal Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld4.00%
LAB #5:Vertical Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld4.00%
LAB #6:Overhead Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Open Butt Weld, Butt with Backing Weld, Plug Weld4.00%
LAB #7:WCS05: Oxygen/Acetylene Set Up2.00%
LAB FINAL EXAM:All 10 qualifying welds completed in sequence to earn I-CAR Welding Certification and counted as a lab final exam grade16.00%
Category Description Category Value   
Final 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
FINAL EXAM:Final Exam20.00%
Total Assessment Percent          100.00%
Total Category Percent 100.00%
A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 D = 69-60 F = 59-0


Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Percent
% of Final Grade
AttendanceAttendance is a key element in the program. It will be calculated as %5 of the overall grade/participation grade
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
5.005.00%
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTSFollow the directions and register. Login to Miller Welding Modules (Listed in Moodle in the First Week)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
3.503.50%
TEST 1Lab Safety Test (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.751.75%
I-CAR WCS06e (I-CAR Website)I-CAR Welding Certification Online Class; Begin working on this assessment and continue working on it throughout the semester
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
5.255.25%
QUIZ 1Quiz over the parts and functions of the MIG welder- (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
0.880.88%
TEST 2Welder Parts I.D. (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.751.75%
LAB #1Flat Position (16 ga.): Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
4.004.00%
LAB #2Flat Position (22 ga.): Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
4.004.00%
LAB #3Plasma Cutter
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
2.002.00%
TEST 3Vocabulary Test over a set of the glossary terms handout posted in Week 1 (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO3, CO2
1.751.75%
LAB #4Horizontal Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
4.004.00%
QUIZ 2Quiz given over material covered the first three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO3, CO2
0.880.88%
TEST 4Vocabulary Test over another set of glossary terms from handout (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO1
1.751.75%
TEST 8Plug Weld:I-CAR Test (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.751.75%
TEST 9Fillet: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.751.75%
TEST 10Butt w/Backing: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.751.75%
TEST 11Open-Butt: I-CAR Test (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.751.75%
LAB #5Vertical Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing, Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
4.004.00%
TEST 5Vocabulary test over the last set of glossary terms from handout (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.751.75%
LAB #6Overhead Position: Beads, Lap Weld, Open Butt Weld, Butt with Backing Weld, Plug Weld
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
4.004.00%
TEST 6WCS01 Midterm
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
3.503.50%
QUIZ 3Quiz given over material covered the second three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
0.880.88%
LAB #7WCS05: Oxygen/Acetylene Set Up
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
2.002.00%
TEST 7WCS03 Test (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO3, CO2
1.751.75%
QUIZ 4Quiz given over material covered the last three weeks to assess understanding to this point (MOODLE)
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
0.880.88%
TEST 12WCS06 (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
1.751.75%
LAB FINAL EXAMAll 10 qualifying welds completed in sequence to earn I-CAR Welding Certification and counted as a lab final exam grade
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
16.0016.00%
FINAL EXAMFinal Exam
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
20.0020.00%
  100.00100.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1Introduction:Course Orientation and Overview/ Parts and Functions of the MIG Welder (June 1-7)
 
  • Explain course polices and procedures, with emphasis on individual and overall safety considerations and precautions while using MIG Welding Equipment.
  • Explain and Demonstrate how the welder operates in order to operate it efficiently and troubleshoot when problems arise.
Attendance: Attendance is a key element in the program.
It will be calculated as %5 of the overall
grade/participation grade
To be determined at the end of the semester.
Attendance will be taken in Moodle
and tracked by active status.
It will also be recorded weekly in lab.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review the Getting Started Section
Review Week 1
Vocabulary Terms
Read WCS01 Module 1 pgs. 4-28
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTS: Follow the
directions and register.
Login to Miller Welding Modules
(Listed in Moodle in the First Week)
06/07/2020
Miller Welding Assessments 1:
Complete Assessments:
1. Miller Safety Quick-Guide
2. History and Overview
3. Cutting Processes-Plasma Arc Equipment
TEST 1: Lab Safety Test
(Moodle)
06/01/20
Lab:
Functions and Parts Identification.
Hands-on observation of the Miller
and ProSpot welders in the lab;
discuss parts, functions, and troubleshooting.
2Set-Up and Tune the MIG Welder (June 8-14)
 
  • Explain and demonstrate all required steps necessary to properly set up and tune a MIG Welder for proper operational use.
    Explain and Demonstrate how the plasma cutter operates, it's purpose, and how it will be used in the lab throughout the rest of the semester.
I-CAR WCS06e (I-CAR Website): I-CAR Welding Certification Online Class;
Begin working on this assessment and
continue working on it throughout the
semester
08/02/20
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 2
Vocabulary Terms: Continue studying for
TEST 3 next week
Read WCS01 Module 1 pgs. 29-48
Miller Welding Assessments 2:
Complete Assessments:
4. Equipment
5. Transfer Modes
6. Wires
QUIZ 1: Quiz over the parts and functions
of the MIG welder- (MOODLE)
06/14/20
TEST 2: Welder Parts I.D.
(Moodle)
06/22/20
LAB #1: Flat Position (16 ga.):
Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing,
Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill
06/22/20
LAB #2: Flat Position (22 ga.):
Beads, Lap weld, Butt With Backing,
Open Butt Weld, Plug Weld, Hole Fill
06/22/20
LAB #3: Plasma Cutter06/08/20
Lab:
We will begin working on our lab
objectives this week beginning with
the flat position welds on 16 ga. and
22 ga. coupons; Introduce and demonstrate
the plasma cutter.
3Welding Variables (June 15-21)
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Different Variables associated with MIG Welding, and how they affect the welding process.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 3
Miller Welding Assessment 3:
Complete Assessment:
7. Welding Variables
8. Welding Techniques
TEST 3: Vocabulary Test over a set of the glossary
terms handout posted in Week 1
(MOODLE)
06/21/20
LAB #4: Horizontal Position:
Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing,
Open Butt Weld
06/29/20
Lab:
Continue working on flat position welds;
Horizontal position welds will be introduced
4Types of Welds (June 22-28).
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate proper Technique required to make quality welds on Automotive grade Galvanized Steel panels. Present examples of the most commonly used Auto Body Welds.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 4
Miller Welding Assessments 4:
Complete Assessments:
9. Welding Joint Types
10. Spot, Plug, and Slot Welding
QUIZ 2: Quiz given over material covered
the first three weeks to assess
understanding to this point
(MOODLE)
06/22/20
TEST 4: Vocabulary Test over another
set of glossary terms from handout
(MOODLE)
06/22/20
TEST 8: Plug Weld:I-CAR Test
(MOODLE)
08/16/20
TEST 9: Fillet: I-CAR Test
(MOODLE)
08/16/20
TEST 10: Butt w/Backing: I-CAR Test
(MOODLE)
08/16/20
TEST 11: Open-Butt: I-CAR Test
(MOODLE)
08/16/20
LAB #5: Vertical Position:
Beads, Lap Weld, Butt With Backing,
Open Butt Weld,
Plug Weld
07/13/20
Lab:
Continue working on horizontal
position welds that were not completed
in the previous week; Introduce and
demonstrate vertical position welds
5Welding Positions (June 29-July 5)
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Four welding positions required in auto collision repair, with emphasis on I-CAR Welding Standards.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 5
Miller Welding Assessments 5:
Complete Assessment:
11. Troubleshooting GMAW Systems
12. Welding Gun
13. Wire Feeders
TEST 5: Vocabulary test over the last set
of glossary terms from handout
(Moodle)
07/05/20
LAB #6: Overhead Position:
Beads, Lap Weld, Open Butt Weld,
Butt with Backing Weld, Plug Weld
07/20/20
Lab:
Horizontal position welding objectives
should be completed this week. Continue
working on vertical position objectives not
completed in the previous week; Introduce
and demonstrate the overhead position
6(MIDTERM) Weld Defects (July 6-12)
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Different Variables associated with MIG Welding, and how they affect the welding process.
    Explain and Demonstrate the different types of Welding Defects, their causes, and remedies.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 6
Miller Welding Assessments 6:
Complete Assessment:
14. Common Weld Defects
15. Shielding Gases
TEST 6: WCS01 Midterm07/06/20
Lab:
Continue working on vertical and
overhead position objectives not
completed in the previous week;
Introduce and demonstrate the
overhead position
7Welder Qualification Testing Discussion and Demonstration (July 13-19)
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the I-Car Welding Qualification
    Testing procedures and criteria.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 7
QUIZ 3: Quiz given over material covered
the second three weeks to assess
understanding to this point
(MOODLE)
07/13/20
LAB #7: WCS05: Oxygen/Acetylene Set Up08/10/20
Lab:
Vertical position welds should be
completed before the end of lab this week.
Continue working on overhead position welds.
8Welder Competency Objectives (July 20-26)
 
  • Have students conduct visual and destructive testing on Personal weld samples, with the emphasis on I-CAR
    Welder Qualification Standards.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 8
TEST 7: WCS03 Test
(Moodle)
07/20/20
Lab:
Continue working on any welds
that were not completed by the deadline
for partial credit; practice for welding test
9Welder Competency Practice (July 27-August 3)
 
  • Individual welder practice of industry standard welds conducted on 3x5, 18 Gauge Galvanized Steel Panels, with emphasis on I-CAR Welding Qualification Visual and Destructive Standards.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 9
QUIZ 4: Quiz given over material covered
the last three weeks to assess
understanding to this point
(MOODLE)
08/03/20
Lab:
Continue working on any welds that
were not completed by the deadline
for partial credit; practice for welding test
Continue working on I-CAR
weld tests in Moodle if
not completed
10I-CAR Practice Welding Test (August 3-9)
 
  • Conduct Practice I-Car Welding Test, to include Destructive Testing of all prescribed welds.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 10
TEST 12: WCS06
(Moodle)
08/03/20
Lab:
Continue working on any welds that
were not completed by the deadline
for partial credit; Perform a practice
welding test
Continue working on I-CAR
weld tests in Moodle if not completed
11I-CAR Welding Qualification Test (August 10-16)
 
  • All welding lab objectives must be completed prior to the end of this week.
  • Administer I-CAR Welding Qualification Test. Visually and Destructively Test all welding coupons submitted for analysis. Grade test in accordance with I-CAR standards.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 11
All of the lab objectives on the
objective sheet must be completed
prior to the end of lab this week and
prior to the I-CAR Welding Qualification Test
All I-CAR weld tests in Moodle must
be completed by 11:59 p.m. Sunday,
the end of this week.
LAB FINAL EXAM: All 10 qualifying welds completed
in sequence to earn I-CAR
Welding Certification
and counted as a lab final exam grade
08/10/20
12Final Exam/Lab Clean Up (August 17-21)
 
  • Clean Welding Lab and perform shop maintenance in preparation for next semester. Emphasis on Preventative Maintenance and Shop Safety.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review Week 12
FINAL EXAM: Final Exam08/17/20
Homework: Meet with Faculty Advisor for class schedule for next semester.

Course Expectations

You will be asked to undertake these activities to help you to learn the subject matter of this course.

  • Review the weekly lessons provided in Moodle  
  • Research all study guides, articles, PowerPoints, or PDFs presented in Moodle, provided by your instructor or in your Workbook
  • Complete all weekly module activities in Moodle before 11:59 p.m., on the DUE DATE unless otherwise specified in  the Assignment.
  • Have reliable computer access not just a smartphone
  • Have reliable access to email with notifications
  • Have appropriate study skills and self-motivation to research the material
  • Meet the required attendance policy standards

Research; Definition - the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

 

Safety Procedures

Students are required to participate in a safety lecture prior to performing in the laboratory portion of the course. A written test will be given to each participating student covering the presented safety materials. Students must complete the safety test with 100% accuracy prior to receiving lab assignments.

 

**With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic; Approved face masks will be worn at all times and social distancing will be mandatory.  Hourly washing or disinfecting of hands and or gloves will be required according to the demonstrated lab regiment.

 

All lecture and laboratory safety rules and regulations will be followed in every detail. Failure to comply with this policy will result in dismissal from class until further notice. 

 

Acceptance Attire

  •  NIOSH approved clear safety glasses will be worn at all times
  • Full-toed shoes (no slippers, sandals, flip-flops, or bare feet)
  • Full length pants (must extend past ankles)
  • Pants must fit around waist within 3 inches of belly button
  • Shirts (no sleeveless or tank tops)
  • Shirts with and without buttons can be worn with instructor approval on neck opening exposure
  • Clothing must be reasonably snug fitting (not excessively loose, baggy, torn)
  • An inappropriate slogan on clothing is not acceptable.
  • Jogging clothes, sweats, or warm-ups are not acceptable.
  • Acceptable headgear: ball caps or bump caps (No do-rags, bandanas or shower caps)
  • The Instructor has the final authority concerning matters of dress

 

Classroom and Lab Behaviors

  • Smoking in classrooms, laboratories and shops are prohibited
  • Smoking is permitted only in designated areas
  • Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a building, when permitted
  • Smoking is prohibited within the fenced area surrounding the ACM and CAT Labs.
  • The consumption of drinks, candy and other food items is restricted to lounge areas
  • Eating or drinking in laboratories are hazardous because of the toxic nature of lab materials being handled
  • No horseplay at any time
  • Be responsible – Be a professional

 

Late Work/Test Policies

Due to COVID-19 circumstances students are required to check Moodle and email for updates to "Announcements" in Moodle or homework, lesson resource or videos, and tests in the Moodle "Weekly" sections.  Tests and homework must be completed by end of stated due dates. Complications with student activity will require student communication with instructor by phone, email or Moodle messages.      

 

All students are required to be present for class. However, unexpected circumstances will occur. If a student has an excused absence, death or illness in the immediate family, the student must notify the instructor of record immediately. If a test is missed, the instructor has to give permission for make-up. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.

 

An excused absence only allows for make-up of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.

 

Online Moodle assignments are due before 11:59 p.m., on the DUE DATE unless otherwise specified in  the Assignment.  Lab Objectives are due by the end of lab on the set due date. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of “zero” will be earned for said assignment. Students that have notified the instructor prior to the absence may be considered excused.

 

All students are required to be present for class. However, unexpected circumstances will occur. If a student has an excused absence, death or illness in the immediate family, the student must notify the instructor of record immediately. If a test is missed, the instructor has to give permission for make-up. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.

 

An excused absence only allows for make-up of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.

 

Assignments are due at the beginning of class of the set due date. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of “zero” will be earned for said assignment. Students that have notified the instructor prior to the absence may be considered excused.

 

Pop Tests


Can be given at any time by the instructor and are not make up items.


Exemptions


Students can be exempted from a final exam if:

A.    Lecture average is 90 or above

B.     Attendance is perfect

C.     Assignments are completed and turned in

D.    Projects are complete

  

Cell Phone Policy


Cell phones may be brought into the lab for music or necessary communication only.  They are not to be used during demonstrations or lab time that students are supposed t be using to complete objectives.
Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.  It will also be noted and referenced in the event that objectives are not completed in a timely manner.

 

Cleanup Policy


Each student is expected to participate in the cleanup activities once the date has been identified.

Student’s final exam grade is dependent upon their participation at these functions. One half (½) of the final exam grade for the course is participation. One half (½) of the final exam grade is completing the final exam for the course.  Students with unexpected circumstances can be excused by the department chair only.  TSTC school calendar identifies the end of the semester. Student break begins the day after.

 

Update: Due to the closures created by COVID-19, participation in Moodle will be counted as remote participation for Online Lecture.  This will be evaluated by the completion of content that is uploaded to Moodle for e-learning.  Participation will include checking Moodle, the TSTC website, and email regularly and maintaining contact with instructor.
 
Instructor’s Participation Policy:
 
      A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (lab). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. The student who chooses to consistently participate in class discussions and activities sets themselves to be highly successful. The class and lab activities are designed to develop skills necessary to thrive in the collision repair industry. Skills can only be developed by discovery, observed demonstration, time to try and time to increase neurological and muscle growth. Each student has purchased and set aside time to develop knowledge and skills to be successful in this industry. Make every effort to get everything possible from this time.  Participation in Moodle is also required and will be tracked. This includes submitting assignments according to their scheduled due dates.

But, life happens. In these situations handle it properly. Call in and leave word with the instructor or someone in the office.  At the very least send an e-mail to the instructor.  Let the instructor know beforehand so he can work with you and be better prepared to help keep you caught up. Schedule appointments outside of class time when possible. Provide documentation of the events when possible so that accurate records are kept and integrity is never questioned. Make sure to take responsibility of any make up work and adjust lab work to meet project deadlines. Always be honest and straight forward. When life happens, work through it.
 
Instructor's Non-Participation Policy:
 
A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (lab & online lecture). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. A student deemed a non-participant for more than 10% (3.0 hours) of the online lecture or 10% (6.0 hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course.  Student is also expected to be ON TIME!  Students will be expected to be in lab when lab starts and return from break at the time stated by the instructor.  A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the scheduled lab, and thereafter will be considered absent for that period of instruction.  3 Tardies= 1 Absence
 
A student will earn non-participation deductions for failing to be on time, present and failing to participate in the Lab activities. So, if you sleep in class, stand around and talk, sit around and wait on “Break Time”, sit on a bucket and lean your head on your lab project, talk and text on your phone for unnecessary reasons, hide in less visible areas, just “do nothing” etc., you will be notified and a non-participation credit will be added to your non-participation record.