Outcome-based 21/SP Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1307-20X1
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Unknown Hour Type (z)
  • 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:
Tuesday 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Building: 200F room 112
Instructor: Joseph Cantu
Office Phone Number: 956-244-4612
Email Address: jcantu18@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 956-364-5159
Building & Office Room Number: F Lab 112
Office Hours: W-3-4pm Thurs.- 8-10am
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2020-12-20
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.

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

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(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

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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)0.50%
I-CAR WCS06e (I-CAR Website):I-CAR Welding Certification Online Class; Begin working on this assessment and continue working on it throughout the semester2.00%
QUIZ 1: Parts and Functions of The MIG Welder1.50%
TEST 2:Welder Parts I.D. Quiz2.00%
QUIZ 2:REVIEW QUIZ 11.00%
TEST 3:VOCABULARY TEST 12.00%
QUIZ 3:REVIEW QUIZ 21.00%
TEST 4:VOCABULARY TEST 2 2.00%
QUIZ 4:REVIEW QUIZ 3 1.00%
MIDTERM:WCS013.00%
TEST 8:I-CAR Plug Welds Test2.00%
TEST 9:I-CAR Fillet Welds Test 2.00%
TEST 10: I-CAR Butt w/Backing Weld Test 2.00%
TEST 11:I-CAR Open Butt Joint Weld Test2.00%
TEST 7:WCS032.00%
TEST 12:WCS062.00%
Introduction to Course Lesson:Lesson that covers all of the information contained in this course1.00%
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTS:There will be 8 total sets of Assessments assigned in Miller OpenBook. Each set will have a different due date. The overall average will be calculated at the end in WEEK 13 when all of the assessments are completed.1.00%
UNIT 1 LESSON:This unit will be broken down into weeks 1-4. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 4.1.00%
UNIT 2 LESSON:This unit will be broken down into weeks 5-10. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 10.1.00%
UNIT 3 LESSON:This unit will be broken down into weeks 11-13. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 13.1.00%
UNIT 4 LESSON:This lesson will contain comprehensive materials to study for the Final Exam.1.00%
DISCUSSION BOARD:Each unit will have a discussion board due in the last week of the unit. An average grade for this assessment will be counted at the end of the semester.1.00%
Category Description Category Value   
LAB 40%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
LAB #1:BEADS4.50%
LAB #2:PLASMA CUTTER2.50%
LAB #3:PLUG WELDS4.50%
LAB #4:OPEN BUTT JOINT4.50%
LAB #5:BUTT W/BACKING JOINT4.50%
LAB #6:FILLET (LAP) WELD4.50%
LAB FINAL EXAM:I-CAR WELD QUALIFICATION TEST All 10 qualifying welds completed in sequence to earn I-CAR Welding Certification and counted as a lab final exam grade15.00%
Category Description Category Value   
Final 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
FINAL EXAM:Comprehensive 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
UNIT 3 LESSONThis unit will be broken down into weeks 11-13. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 13.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
TEST 7WCS03
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
2.002.00%
FINAL EXAMComprehensive Final Exam
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
20.0020.00%
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%
Introduction to Course LessonLesson that covers all of the information contained in this course
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.001.00%
DISCUSSION BOARDEach unit will have a discussion board due in the last week of the unit. An average grade for this assessment will be counted at the end of the semester.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTSThere will be 8 total sets of Assessments assigned in Miller OpenBook. Each set will have a different due date. The overall average will be calculated at the end in WEEK 13 when all of the assessments are completed.
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
1.001.00%
UNIT 1 LESSONThis unit will be broken down into weeks 1-4. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 4.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
1.001.00%
TEST 1Lab Safety Test (Moodle)
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO3, CO2
0.500.50%
QUIZ 1 Parts and Functions of The MIG Welder
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.501.50%
TEST 2Welder Parts I.D. Quiz
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
2.002.00%
TEST 3VOCABULARY TEST 1
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
2.002.00%
TEST 4VOCABULARY TEST 2
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
2.002.00%
QUIZ 2REVIEW QUIZ 1
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
LAB #1BEADS
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
4.504.50%
LAB #2PLASMA CUTTER
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
2.502.50%
LAB #3PLUG WELDS
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
4.504.50%
LAB #4OPEN BUTT JOINT
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
4.504.50%
LAB #5BUTT W/BACKING JOINT
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
4.504.50%
LAB #6FILLET (LAP) WELD
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
4.504.50%
I-CAR WCS06e (I-CAR Website)I-CAR Welding Certification Online Class; Begin working on this assessment and continue working on it throughout the semester
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO1
2.002.00%
TEST 12WCS06
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
2.002.00%
LAB FINAL EXAMI-CAR WELD QUALIFICATION TEST All 10 qualifying welds completed in sequence to earn I-CAR Welding Certification and counted as a lab final exam grade
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
15.0015.00%
UNIT 4 LESSONThis lesson will contain comprehensive materials to study for the Final Exam.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
UNIT 2 LESSONThis unit will be broken down into weeks 5-10. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 10.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
1.001.00%
TEST 8I-CAR Plug Welds Test
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
2.002.00%
TEST 9I-CAR Fillet Welds Test
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO1, CO2
2.002.00%
QUIZ 3REVIEW QUIZ 2
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
TEST 10 I-CAR Butt w/Backing Weld Test
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
2.002.00%
MIDTERMWCS01
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
3.003.00%
TEST 11I-CAR Open Butt Joint Weld Test
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1
2.002.00%
QUIZ 4REVIEW QUIZ 3
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
1.001.00%
  100.00100.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1UNIT 1: Introduction to Welding: Welder Setup & Tuning, Welder Variables & Defects (WEEKS 1-4)
 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Different Variables associated with MIG Welding, and how they affect the welding process.
  • 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.
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.
Introduction to Course Lesson: Lesson that covers all of the information contained in this courseWEEK 1
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Objectives Posted
Review the Getting Started Section
Review The Course Introduction
Unit 1 Lesson
Unit 1 Discussion Board
DISCUSSION BOARD: Each unit will have a discussion board due in the last week of the unit. An average grade for this assessment will be counted at the end of the semester.At the end of each unit.
MILLER WELDING ASSESSMENTS: There will be 8 total sets of Assessments assigned in Miller OpenBook. Each set will have a different due date. The overall average will be calculated at the end in WEEK 13 when all of the assessments are completed. WEEK 13
Miller Welding Assessments 1:
1)Miller Safety Quick-Guide (Due Week 1)
2)History & Overview (Due Week 1)
Miller Welding Assessments 2:
3) Equipment (Due Week 2)
4) Cutting Processes-Plasma Arc Cutting Equipment (Due Week 2)
Miller Welding Assessments 3:
5) Welding Variables (Due Week 3)
6) Welding Techniques (Due Week 3)
Miller Welding Assessments 4:
7) Common Welding Defects (Due Week 4)
8) Arc Transfer Modes (Due Week 4)
UNIT 1 LESSON: This unit will be broken down into weeks 1-4. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 4.WEEK 4
TEST 1: Lab Safety Test
(Moodle)
IN LAB WEEK 1
QUIZ 1: Parts and Functions of The MIG Welder WEEK 2
TEST 2: Welder Parts I.D. QuizWEEK 3
TEST 3: VOCABULARY TEST 1WEEK 3
TEST 4: VOCABULARY TEST 2 WEEK 4
QUIZ 2: REVIEW QUIZ 1WEEK 4
UNIT 1 LAB:
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
* Functions and Parts Identification.
* Hands-on observation of the Miller and ProSpot welders in the lab
* Discuss parts, functions, and troubleshooting
*If time allows, we will begin working on the objective for Week 2 lab
ACTIVITIES:
Safety Test
WEEK 2 LAB:
Welder Demonstration
DEMO: Beads & Plasma Cutter
ACTIVITIES:
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.
OBJECTIVES:
LAB #1: BEADS
LAB #2: PLASMA CUTTER
LAB #1: BEADSWEEK 13
LAB #2: PLASMA CUTTERWEEK 3
LAB #3: PLUG WELDSWEEK 13
LAB #4: OPEN BUTT JOINTWEEK 13
LAB #5: BUTT W/BACKING JOINTWEEK 13
LAB #6: FILLET (LAP) WELDWEEK 13
WEEK 3 LAB:
DEMO: Plug Weld & Open Butt Joint
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on assigned lab objectives and begin new objectives if ready.
OBJECTIVES:
LAB #3: PLUG WELDS
LAB #4: OPEN BUTT
WEEK 4 LAB:
DEMO: Butt w/Backing & Fillet (Lap) Welds
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on assigned lab objectives and begin new objectives if ready.
OBJECTIVES:
LAB#5: BUTT W/BACKING
LAB #6: FILLET (LAP) WELDS
2Unit 2: Types of Welds & Welding Positions (WEEKS 5-10)
 
  • 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.
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Four welding positions required in auto collision repair, with emphasis on I-CAR Welding Standards.
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
WEEK 13
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Unit 2 Lesson
Miller Welding Assessments 5
Unit 2 Discussion Board (Due WEEK 10)
UNIT 2 LESSON: This unit will be broken down into weeks 5-10. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 10.WEEK 10
Miller Welding Assessments 5:
Complete Assessments:
9) Welding Joint Types (Due Week 5)
10) Spot, Plug, & Slot Welding (Due Week 5)
TEST 8: I-CAR Plug Welds TestWEEK 5
TEST 9: I-CAR Fillet Welds Test WEEK 5
QUIZ 3: REVIEW QUIZ 2WEEK 6
TEST 10: I-CAR Butt w/Backing Weld Test WEEK 7
MIDTERM: WCS01WEEK 8
TEST 11: I-CAR Open Butt Joint Weld TestWEEK 9
QUIZ 4: REVIEW QUIZ 3 WEEK 9
UNIT 2 LABS:
WEEK 5 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
Week 6 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
WEEK 7 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
WEEK 8 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
WEEK 9 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
WEEK 10 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
3Unit 3: Welder Competency (WEEKS 11-13)
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the I-Car Welding Qualification
    Testing procedures and criteria.
  • Have students conduct visual and destructive testing on Personal weld samples, with the emphasis on I-CAR
    Welder Qualification Standards.
  • 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.
  • Conduct Practice I-Car Welding Test, to include Destructive Testing of all prescribed welds.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Unit 3 Lesson
Miller Welding Assessments 6, 7, & 8
Unit 3 Discussion Board (Due WEEK 13)
I-CAR WCS06e (Due WEEK 13)
UNIT 3 LESSON: This unit will be broken down into weeks 11-13. Student will be required to complete a section each week. The overall lesson will be due at the at the end of week 13.WEEK 13
Miller Welding Assessments 6:
Complete Assessments:
11) Shielding Gases (Due Week 11)
12) GMAW Wires (Due Week 11)
Miller Welding Assessments 7:
Complete Assessments:
13) Troubleshooting GMAW Systems (Due Week 12)
14) The Welding Gun (Due Week 12)
Miller Welding Assessment 8:
Complete Assessment:
15) Wire Feeders (Due Week 13)
TEST 7: WCS03WEEK 11
TEST 12: WCS06WEEK 12
LAB FINAL EXAM: I-CAR WELD QUALIFICATION TEST
All 10 qualifying welds completed
in sequence to earn I-CAR
Welding Certification
and counted as a lab final exam grade
WEEK 14
UNIT 3 LABS:
WEEK 11 LAB:
Introduce the I-CAR Welding Qualification Test
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
OBJECTIVE:
LAB FINAL EXAM: I-CAR WELD QUALIFICATION TEST
WEEK 12 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
WEEK 13 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Continue working on lab objectives.
4Unit 4: Overview of Course Information: Final Exam Review/Final Exam (WEEKS 14-15)
 
  • All welding lab objectives must be completed prior to the end of this unit.
  • Administer I-CAR Welding Qualification Test. Visually and Destructively Test all welding coupons submitted for analysis. Grade test in accordance with I-CAR standards.
  • Clean Welding Lab and perform shop maintenance in preparation for next semester. Emphasis on Preventative Maintenance and Shop Safety.
MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete Unit 4 Lesson
Unit 4 Discussion Board (Due WEEK 15)
Course Evaluation
UNIT 4 LESSON: This lesson will contain comprehensive materials to study for the Final Exam.WEEK 14
FINAL EXAM: Comprehensive Final Exam11:59 p.m. Wed. WEEK 15
UNIT 4 LABS:
WEEK 14 & 15 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Complete the I-CAR Weld Qualification Test
Clean Welding Lab and perform shop maintenance in preparation for next semester. Emphasis on Preventative Maintenance and Shop Safety.

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 unit 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 lab on the set due date if handed out in paper form. 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 online 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.  Students will also be considered absent after 11 days of non-participation on Moodle.