Outcome-based 21/SP Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1349-10X1
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Unknown Hour Type (z)
  • 3 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Auto Plastic & Sheet Mold Rpr
Course Description:A comprehensive course in repair of interior and exterior plastics including the use of various types of adhesives.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Lab:
Wednesday 8:00AM to 10:45AM
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: Fenterss Center 120
Office Hours: Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1:30 pm.-4:30 pm
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2020-12-20
Course Outcomes
CO1: Identify various types of automotive plastics
CO2: Repair various types of automotive plastics using approved product manufacturer's recommendations and use of adhesives
 

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.

Campus Standard Policies

The Student Handbook contains valuable information on campus policies and procedures.

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Plagiarism
  • Student Grievances and Complaints

Access and Learning Accommodations

(formerly Disability Services)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Texas State Technical College is committed to ensuring educational access to its students and promotes full participation in it’s programs, services, and course requirements.

Qualified students with disabilities are encouraged to access these services by contacting the Access and Learning Accommodations office to discuss their needs for accommodations.

Students reserve the right to request services at any time during the semester, however, instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from the Access and Learning Accommodations office has been provided.

For information, please contact the Access and Learning Accommodations office in a timely manner.

Statewide contact information: 
Email: adarequest@tstc.edu
Phone #: 254.867.3842

Tutoring Statement

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For more information, please contact Norma A. Salazar@ 956-364-4557.

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1Collision Repair and Refinishing (Not required)Alfred M. Thomas, Michael JundDelmarFirst9781401889944
2ABDR 1349 Plastics RepairAuto Collision & ManagementTSTCWorkbookSKU# 10412299
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1 Safety Glasses (Clear Lenses)1-(One Pair)
2Sanding Block ( 2 3/4" x 5")1
3Putty Knife (1 1/2" to 2")1
4Paint Brush (2") Chip brush style2
5Nitrile Gloves1-Box
6Solvent Resistant Gloves1-Pair
7Mixing Board or Tear-off Sheets1
8Shredder (Stanley 298/299B)1
9Plastic Spreaders (3" Wide)10
10Particle Mask1-Box or 12 minimum
11Long Sanding Board1
12Fiberglass Saturation Roller ( 3" )1
13Retractable Measuring Tape ( Combination Standard /Metric)1 3 ft/1M or longer
14Tool Box1
15Shop Apron (optional)1
16Standard pencil2

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Lecture 33.3%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
TEST 1:LAB SAFETY TEST2.00%
COURSE INTRO LESSON:Comprehensive introduction to the course and it's navigation1.50%
UNIT 1 LESSON:Comprehensive Unit 1 Lesson1.50%
TEST 2:IDENTIFYING PLASTICS TEST3.00%
TEST 3:Adhesive Bumper Repair 3.00%
UNIT 2 LESSON:Comprehensive Unit 2 Lesson1.50%
UNIT 3 LESSON:Comprehensive Unit 3 Lesson1.50%
TEST 4:Plastic Welding Test3.00%
UNIT 4 LESSON:Comprehensive Unit 4 Lesson1.50%
TEST 5:Fiberglass Repair3.00%
TEST 6:FRP/SMC Repairs 3.00%
UNIT 5 LESSON:Comprehensive Unit 5 Lesson1.50%
TEST 7:PLA03 S.13.00%
DISCUSSION BOARD:Each unit will contain a Discussion Board that will be one overall average at the end of the semester. 1.85%
CENGAGE MINDTAP COURSEWORK:Students will have some assignments in Cengage Mindtap. The overall average will count as one grade in Moodle.2.45%
Category Description Category Value   
Lab 33.34%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
LAB OBJECTIVE 1:Bumper Cover: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 2:Bumper Cover: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 3:Pinning/Tab Repair- Plastic Bumper3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 4:SMC Panel: Layup3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 5:Fiberglass Panel: Layup3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 6:Fiberglass Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 7:Fiberglass Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 8:SMC Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 9:SMC Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 10:SMC Panel: Sectioning3.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 11:Plastic Welding3.03%
Category Description Category Value   
Final 33.36%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
FINAL EXAM:COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM33.36%
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
COURSE INTRO LESSONComprehensive introduction to the course and it's navigation
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
CENGAGE MINDTAP COURSEWORKStudents will have some assignments in Cengage Mindtap. The overall average will count as one grade in Moodle.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
2.452.45%
UNIT 1 LESSONComprehensive Unit 1 Lesson
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
DISCUSSION BOARDEach unit will contain a Discussion Board that will be one overall average at the end of the semester.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.851.85%
TEST 1LAB SAFETY TEST
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
2.002.00%
TEST 2IDENTIFYING PLASTICS TEST
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.003.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 1Bumper Cover: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
UNIT 2 LESSONComprehensive Unit 2 Lesson
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
TEST 3Adhesive Bumper Repair
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.003.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 2Bumper Cover: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 3Pinning/Tab Repair- Plastic Bumper
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
UNIT 3 LESSONComprehensive Unit 3 Lesson
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
TEST 4Plastic Welding Test
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.003.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 4SMC Panel: Layup
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 5Fiberglass Panel: Layup
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
UNIT 4 LESSONComprehensive Unit 4 Lesson
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
TEST 5Fiberglass Repair
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.003.00%
TEST 6FRP/SMC Repairs
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.003.00%
TEST 7PLA03 S.1
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.003.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 6Fiberglass Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 7Fiberglass Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 8SMC Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 9SMC Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 10SMC Panel: Sectioning
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
LAB OBJECTIVE 11Plastic Welding
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
UNIT 5 LESSONComprehensive Unit 5 Lesson
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
1.501.50%
FINAL EXAMCOMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
33.3633.36%
  100.00100.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1UNIT 1: Ident. Different Types of Plastic: Characteristics, Level of Ident., & Rpr Considerations (WEEKS 1-2)
 
  • Course introduction and overview, with an emphasis on Program Policies, and Lab Safety Issues.

  • Explain and Demonstrate different methods of Plastics Identification.
  • Explain and demonstrate the level of identification for a particular repair product or procedure.
Course Orientation: Review program and class policies.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
GETTING STARTED
Course Orientation
UNIT 1 Lesson
Unit 1 Discussion Board
COURSE INTRO LESSON: Comprehensive introduction to the course and it's navigationWEEK 1
CENGAGE MINDTAP COURSEWORK: Students will have some assignments in Cengage Mindtap. The overall average will count as one grade in Moodle.WEEK 8
UNIT 1 LESSON: Comprehensive Unit 1 LessonWEEK 2
DISCUSSION BOARD: Each unit will contain a Discussion Board that will be one overall average at the end of the semester. DUE END OF EACH UNIT
TEST 1: LAB SAFETY TESTEND OF WEEK 1 LAB
TEST 2: IDENTIFYING PLASTICS TESTWEEK 2
UNIT 1 LABS:
WEEK 1 LAB:
SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO LAB
Learning about the location of safety items in the lab and how to follow proper safety guidelines
Identify and Explain Safety Standards
Lab Tour (including tool room)
DEMO: Cleaning Thinner Vats
*If time allows, we will begin working on the objective for Week 2 lab
ACTIVITIES:
TEST 1: LAB SAFETY TEST
WEEK 2 LAB:
DEMO: 1-sided (Cosmetic) Repair-Plastic Bumper
ACTIVITIES:
Issue Parts to be Repaired
Identify type and label
Put name and ISO code on parts
Wash parts and begin cosmetic repair
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 1: Bumper Cover: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair
LAB OBJECTIVE 1: Bumper Cover: One-Sided (Cosmetic) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
2UNIT 2: Bumper Repair Methods: Cosmetic, Structural, and Tab Repair (WEEKS 3-5)
 
  • Identify basic tab replacement methods.
  • Identify different products used to repair or replace bumper tabs.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities in each section)
Unit 2 Lesson
Unit 2 Discussion Board
UNIT 2 LESSON: Comprehensive Unit 2 LessonWEEK 5
TEST 3: Adhesive Bumper Repair WEEK 5
UNIT 2 LABS:
WEEK 3 LAB:
DEMO: Two-sided (Structural) Repair- Plastic Bumper
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on cosmetic bumper repair
Begin two-sided repair if cosmetic repair is completed
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 2: Bumper Cover: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair
WEEK 4 LAB:
DEMO: Tab Repair- Plastic Bumper
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
WEEK 5 LAB:
LAB:
Demo: Airless Welder
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
Begin pinning/tab repair if two-sided has been completed
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 3: Pinning/Tab Repair- Plastic Bumper
LAB OBJECTIVE 2: Bumper Cover: Two-Sided (Structural) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
LAB OBJECTIVE 3: Pinning/Tab Repair- Plastic BumperPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
3 UNIT 3: Plastic Welding (WEEK 6)
 
  • Explain and demonstrate various types of Plastic welding Equipment, and the different types of welds that may be performed on different types of automotive plastics.
  • Identify weld type and techniques used to repair various automotive plastics.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
Unit 3 Lesson
Unit 3 Discussion Board
UNIT 3 LESSON: Comprehensive Unit 3 LessonWEEK 6
TEST 4: Plastic Welding TestWEEK 6
LAB OBJECTIVE 4: SMC Panel: LayupPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
UNIT 3 LABS:
WEEK 6 LAB:
DEMO: SMC Panel Layup
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
Practice with airless plastic welder
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 4: SMC Panel: Layup
LAB OBJECTIVE 5: Fiberglass Panel: Layup
LAB OBJECTIVE 5: Fiberglass Panel: LayupPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
4UNIT 4: Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) & Repair Methods (WEEKS 7-13)
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the process for fabricating Fiberglass repair parts, Explain and demonstrate the proper repair procedures for repairing fiberglass parts.
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper procedures required to make repairs on Non-Fiber Reinforced plastic parts.
  • Explain differences between fiberglass and SMC panels.
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for effectively making one and two-sided repairs on Sheet Molded Compound Panels.
  • Explain SMC makeup and manufacturing methods.
  • Reinforce proper repair methods to SMC panels.
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper way of replacing Sheet Molded Compound Panels as well as sectioning rules and procedures available for partial panel replacement or repair.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
WEEK 4
UNIT 4 LESSON: Comprehensive Unit 4 LessonWEEK 14
TEST 5: Fiberglass RepairWEEK 8
TEST 6: FRP/SMC Repairs WEEK 10
TEST 7: PLA03 S.1WEEK 13
UNIT 4 LABS:
WEEK 8:
DEMO: SMC Cosmetic Repair
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
Complete layups and Fiberglass repairs
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 8: SMC Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) Repair
WEEK 9:
DEMOS: SMC Two-sided repair using 5”-piece & Front Side Pyramid
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 9: SMC Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) Repair
WEEK 10:
DEMO: SMC Panel Sectioning
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 10: SMC Panel: Sectioning
WEEK 11:
Continue repair objectives
OBJECTIVE:
LAB OBJECTIVE 11: Plastic Welding
WEEK 12:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
WEEK 13:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue repair objectives
WEEK 14:
ACTIVITIES:
Finalize repair objectives
LAB OBJECTIVE 6: Fiberglass Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
LAB OBJECTIVE 7: Fiberglass Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
LAB OBJECTIVE 8: SMC Panel: One-Sided (Cosmetic) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
LAB OBJECTIVE 9: SMC Panel: Two-Sided (Structural) RepairPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIRASDF
LAB OBJECTIVE 10: SMC Panel: SectioningPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
LAB OBJECTIVE 11: Plastic WeldingPRIOR TO NEXT REPAIR
5UNIT 5: Overview of Course Information: Final Exam Review/Final Exam (WEEKS 14 & 15)
 
  • Re-Emphasize key points on all phases of plastics repair, to include Identification, Cleaning, Prepping, and proper repair procedures and repair materials selection.
  • Review all previous course notes and handouts, in preparation for end of course Final Exam.
  • Brief all assigned students on Lab clean-up procedures and policies, with an emphasis on safety.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 5 LESSON
Unit 5 Discussion Board
Course Evaluation
UNIT 5 LESSON: Comprehensive Unit 5 LessonWEEK 15
FINAL EXAM: COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAMBY 11:59p.m., Wed. WEEK 15
UNIT 5 LAB:
WEEK 15:
ACTIVITIES:
Lab Clean-Up

Auto Collision and Management Participation Policy:

A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (lab & completing online assignments in Moodle). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term and continues to the last scheduled class day of the term. The student who chooses to consistently participate in lab discussions and activities sets themselves to be highly successful. The online materials 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.

If a student happens to complete assigned objectives ahead of schedule the instructor and the lead instructor/department chair will discuss and plan activities to continue the growth of these skills. Take advantage of every opportunity to grow as a technician.  The Auto Collision Department is dedicated to developing highly trained entry level technicians with the skills and knowledge to advance at a rapid pace.

But, life happens. In these situations handle it properly. Students should call in and leave word with the instructor or someone in the office. If possible 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.

 

Participation Policy
 
 Participation will also be based on completing online contact through Moodle and continued contact with instructor of the course through remote/virtual interaction during the weeks of closure.
 
Students are required to check Moodle and email for updates to "Announcements" in Moodle or homework, lesson resource or videos, and tests in Moodle, weekly.
 
 
 
Students are expected to present Repair Samples to the Instructor during each Lab period for evaluation.
 
A Student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (Online Lec & Lab). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. A student that misses more than 10% (4.0 hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course. 3 Tardies=1 Absence
 
A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of lab instruction.  This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term.  A student deemed a non-participant for more than 10% (4.0 hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course.  Participation in Moodle learning activities is recorded.  Students not participating in Moodle activities for more than 11 consecutive school days, excluding weekends, will be deemed a non-participant and will have to repeat the course.
 
A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the lab, and thereafter will be considered absent for that period of instruction.

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.

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 prior to scheduled lab time
  • Have reliable computer access not just a smartphone
  • Have reliable access to email
  • Have appropriate study skills and self-motivation to research the material
  • Meet the required attendance policy standards

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

**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.
 
Acceptable Attire
·        NIOSH approved with 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 Behavior
·        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
All students are required to be present for lab. 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 makeup. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.
 
An excused absence only allows for makeup of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.
 
Assignments are due by 11:59 p.m., the Sunday at the end of each week unless otherwise noted. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of “zero” will be earned for said assignment. Students who prior contacted the instructor 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 lab as they are a part of our society.  It is common courtesy to put devices such as cell phones and laptops away during presentations and discussions as alerts and notifications from devices can distract you and others. So, the rule is to turn off cell phones during class time and put them away. Do not use a laptop in lab unless you use it to take notes. If there is a need to use a device in the lab, communicate this to your instructor so a discussion can occur and an understanding reached.

Phones and earphones may be used in the lab for music only.  Phones must be off during demonstrations or lab discussions. 

 

Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.

 

 

TSTC school calendar identifies the end of the semester. Student break begins the day after.