Outcome-based 21/SU Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1419-10X1
Credit:4
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Unknown Hour Type (z)
  • 6 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Basic Metal Repair
Course Description:Covers basic metal principles and working techniques including proper tool usage and product application.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Lab:
Friday 1:00PM to 2:50PM
Building: 1ACR room 100
Lab:
Friday 8:00AM to 11:50AM
Building: 1ACR room 100
Instructor: Tracy Marshall
Office Phone Number: 254 709-9948
Email Address: tlmarshall@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 254 867-2315
Building & Office Room Number: Fentress Center 120
Office Hours: Thursday 8-12pm via Cell, Email, Moodle msg or Google Hangouts
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2021-04-23
Course Outcomes
CO1: Perform basic metal straightening procedures
CO2: Utilize basic body shop hand tools
CO3: Utilize appropriate plastic filler application techniques
CO4: Apply personal and environmental safety practices
 

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

The Supplemental Instruction & Tutoring Program at TSTC offers free tutoring and academic support services to help you achieve your academic and career goals. You can access the Tutoring Schedule, as well as MyTSTC Video Tutor Library, by visiting: https://portal.tstc.edu/student/Student_Learning/Pages/Tutoring.aspx (shortened link: goo.gl/Z9vJvY ).

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

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Title IX

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If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or any other form of protected class discrimination, we encourage you to make a report. If you report to a faculty member, she or he must notify TSTC’s Title IX Coordinator about the incident. You may also make a confidential report to TSTC’s Counselors.

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1Basic Metal Repair - RequiredABDR 1419 BookstoreWorkbookSKU: 10412565
2Auto Body Repair TechnologyJames E. DuffyCengage 6th9781133702856
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Facemask Level 1 minimum. Required at all timesAs needed
2Approved safety glasses (clear lens)1pair
3Shredder (Stanley 21-299A)2
44" Plastic spreader4
5Sanding block (3M #5519 or similar)1
6Ear plugs1 pair
7Particle mask (double strap design)3
8Solvent resistant gloves1 pair
917" Sanding board (Hutchins #AF16 or similar)1
10Mixing board (non-porous)1
11Nitrile gloves 5 pair
12Tool box (Small)1
133" Putty Knife1
14Pencils, wooden 2
15Scantrons1 pkg
16Mechanix glovesOption
17 Desktop, Notebook or Laptop computer or 24hr. access to1
18Internet access for above computer or 24hr. access to1
19Microsoft office software: Word and PowerPoint. Adobe Reader1

 

Tool Resource Statement
 
Tools and materials must be acquired by the beginning of the third class week or the student will be dismissed until resources are complete
 
Workbook should be acquired by end of Week 1

 

If software is not available on above computer students may create a free Microsoft

account (same as Xbox account) and download free Microsoft 365 at www.office.com

More info at    --  https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-get-microsoft-365-for-free/

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Written Assessments 1800    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Safety Test:Complete Safety Test during lab orientation105.88
Test 2 Moodle quiz:Tools and Equipment105.88
Homework 1:Safety Handout-complete 15 questions on answer sheet105.88
Test 3 Moodle quiz:Body Filler105.88
Test 4 Moodle quiz:Stud Gun and Pull rods105.88
Test 5 Moodle quiz:Basic Damage Analysis - Part One105.88
Test 6 Moodle quiz:Basic Damage Analysis Part 2105.88
Test 7 Moodle quiz:Basic Damage Analysis part 3 105.88
Test 8 Moodle quiz:Shrinking Damaged Metal 105.88
Test 9 Moodle quiz:Adv. Damage Analysis Part 1105.88
Test 10 Moodle quiz:Adv. Damage Analysis Part 2105.88
Test 11 Moodle quiz:Adv. Damage Analysis Part 3105.88
Test 12 Lab quiz:Analysis of Fender damage105.88
Test 13 Moodle quiz:Small Dent repair105.88
Test 14 Moodle quiz:Large Dent Repair105.88
Test 15 Moodle quiz:Rust Repair105.88
Test 16 Moodle quiz:Plastic Body Filler105.88
Category Description Category Value   
Performance Assessments 1800    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Lab 1:Metal work and Filler Panel200.00
Lab 2:Crease Dent Panel200.00
Lab 3:Fender Project200.00
Lab 4:Shrinking Objective Hood200.00
Lab 5:Shrinking Objective Fender 200.00
Lab 6:Styleline Panel200.00
Lab 7:Hail Damage Repair200.00
Lab 8:Kansas Jack Panel200.00
Lab 9:Vehicle Damage 200.00
Category Description Category Value   
Final Exam 1800    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Final Exam:Complete a comprehensive written final exam with at least 70% accuracy1,800.00
Total Assessment Points          5,400.00
Total Category Points 5,400.00
A = 5,400-4,860 B = 4,859-4,320 C = 4,319-3,780 D = 3,779-3,240 F = 3,239-0


Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Points
% of Final Grade
Final ExamComplete a comprehensive written final exam with at least 70% accuracy
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4
1,800.0033.33%
Safety TestComplete Safety Test during lab orientation
Course outcomes met: CO4
105.881.96%
Test 2 Moodle quizTools and Equipment
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
105.881.96%
Lab 1Metal work and Filler Panel
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO4, CO1, CO2
200.003.70%
Test 3 Moodle quizBody Filler
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4
105.881.96%
Homework 1Safety Handout-complete 15 questions on answer sheet
Course outcomes met: CO4
105.881.96%
Test 4 Moodle quizStud Gun and Pull rods
Course outcomes met: CO4, CO3, CO1, CO2
105.881.96%
Lab 2Crease Dent Panel
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4
200.003.70%
Test 5 Moodle quizBasic Damage Analysis - Part One
Course outcomes met: CO4, CO3, CO1, CO2
105.881.96%
Test 6 Moodle quizBasic Damage Analysis Part 2
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
105.881.96%
Test 7 Moodle quizBasic Damage Analysis part 3
Course outcomes met: CO1
105.881.96%
Lab 3Fender Project
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO4, CO2, CO1
200.003.70%
Test 8 Moodle quizShrinking Damaged Metal
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
105.881.96%
Lab 4Shrinking Objective Hood
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO4, CO3
200.003.70%
Test 9 Moodle quizAdv. Damage Analysis Part 1
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO4, CO1, CO2
105.881.96%
Lab 5Shrinking Objective Fender
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO4, CO3
200.003.70%
Test 10 Moodle quizAdv. Damage Analysis Part 2
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
105.881.96%
Test 11 Moodle quizAdv. Damage Analysis Part 3
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
105.881.96%
Test 12 Lab quizAnalysis of Fender damage
Course outcomes met: CO1
105.881.96%
Lab 6Styleline Panel
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1, CO4
200.003.70%
Test 13 Moodle quizSmall Dent repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO3, CO4, CO2
105.881.96%
Lab 7Hail Damage Repair
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO4
200.003.70%
Test 14 Moodle quizLarge Dent Repair
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO4, CO3, CO1
105.881.96%
Lab 8Kansas Jack Panel
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO4, CO2
200.003.70%
Test 15 Moodle quizRust Repair
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
105.881.96%
Test 16 Moodle quizPlastic Body Filler
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO4, CO3
105.881.96%
Lab 9Vehicle Damage
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
200.003.70%
  5,400.00100.00%

 

Description of Graded Elements of the Course
 
Student test assessments will be graded on the ability to choose the correct answer in regard to multiple choice
test questions or provide the correct answer to test questions that require a missing word or brief statement.
 

Performance assessments are designed to enhance the student’s level of competency based on the course outcomes and expectations of the industry

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1A. Course Orientation and Policies B. Lesson on Tools and Equipment for Small Dent Repair
 
  • Tour lab and discuss safety and proper use of equipment
  • Assemble panel jigs as demonstrated by instructor
  • Perform hammer and dolly exercises on panel to enhance skill level
Safety Test: Complete Safety Test during lab orientationWeek 1
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 1
Test 2 Moodle quiz: Tools and EquipmentWeek 2
Lab 1: Metal work and Filler PanelWeek 2
Daily Lab: Skill use of hammer, dolly, and slapper file
2Working with Body Filler
 
  • Identify types of filler and describe the proper method of application
  • Perform hammer and dolly exercises on panel to enhance skill level
  • Mix and apply body filler to panel
  • Shape body filler with a shredder
Review body filler notes - Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 2
Test 3 Moodle quiz: Body FillerWeek 3
Homework 1: Safety Handout-complete 15 questions on answer sheetWeek 3
Daily Lab: Complete side one of metal work panel
Remove damage on side two
Apply filler and shred level on practice area
3External Pulling Tools, Stud gun, and Pull Rods
 
  • Identify application and various types of external pulling equipment
  • Mix, apply, and shred body filler to panel
  • Using basic hand tools repair damage to side one of crease dent panel
  • Apply filler to crease dent area, shred and sand to proper shape
Homework due in Lab - Safety questions
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 3
Test 4 Moodle quiz: Stud Gun and Pull rodsWeek 4
Daily Lab: Tool box check
Stud gun and pull rod demo
Apply filler and shred level on side two of crease panel
Lab 2: Crease Dent PanelWeek 4
4Basic Damage Analysis 1: Historical look at sheet metal and and sheet metal properties
 
  • Define the properties of sheet metal and terms described in the lesson
  • Using a stud gun and pull rod repair damage to side two of crease dent panel
  • Apply filler to crease dent area, shred and sand to proper shape
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 4
Test 5 Moodle quiz: Basic Damage Analysis - Part OneWeek 5
Daily Lab: Crease panel side two
5: Basic Damage Analysis 2 & 3: Shapes and Their Reaction to Damage
 
  • Identify basic shapes of vehicle construction
  • Explain how shapes react when damaged
  • Repair assigned dents on a vehicle fender using established tools.
  • Apply filler to repair area, shred and sand to proper shape
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 5
Test 6 Moodle quiz: Basic Damage Analysis Part 2Week 6
Test 7 Moodle quiz: Basic Damage Analysis part 3 Week 6
Lab 3: Fender ProjectWeek 7
Daily Lab: Repair of small dents on a vehicle fender
6Shrinking: Sheetmetal shrinking with heat and mechanical methods
 
  • Explain different methods of shrinking sheetmetal
  • Demonstrate torch method of metal shrinking
  • Repair assigned dents on a vehicle fender using established tools
  • Apply filler to repair area, shred and sand to proper shape
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 6
Test 8 Moodle quiz: Shrinking Damaged Metal Week 7
Lab 4: Shrinking Objective HoodWeek 6
Daily Lab: - Demonstration with stud gun, torch, and shrinking hammer
Repair of small dents on a vehicle fender
7Advanced Damage Analysis 1: Identify types of damage to sheetmetal
 
  • Repair a gouge on fender using shrinking hammer, dolly, and stud gun to level surface
  • Repair assigned dents on a vehicle fender using established tools
  • Apply filler to repair area, shred and sand to proper shape
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 7
Test 9 Moodle quiz: Adv. Damage Analysis Part 1Week 8
Daily Lab: Repair of small dents on a vehicle fender
Repair a gouge on a fender
Lab 5: Shrinking Objective Fender Week 8
Shrink stretched metal on fender with shrink hammer and heat source
8Advanced Damage Analysis 2 & 3 Collision Variables and Correction of Damaged Sheet metal
 
  • Explain common variables and concepts of advanced repair methods to damaged sheetmetal shapes
  • Apply body filler to damaged styleline panel after proper metal work is achieved utilizing tools with access to rear of panel
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 8
Test 10 Moodle quiz: Adv. Damage Analysis Part 2Week 9
Test 11 Moodle quiz: Adv. Damage Analysis Part 3Week 9
Test 12 Lab quiz: Analysis of Fender damageWeek 9
Lab 6: Styleline PanelWeek 9
Daily Lab: Repair damage on a styleline panel with access
9Small Dent Repair Repair of hail damage and similar small dents. Discussion of PDR methods
 
  • Discuss various small dent repair methods within the context of the lesson
  • Using an oxy/acetylene torch and body file practice removal of hail damage on a sheetmetal hood to enhance skill level.
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle
Week 9
Test 13 Moodle quiz: Small Dent repairWeek 10
Lab 7: Hail Damage RepairWeek 11
Demonstrate use of torch and body file to repair small dents on hood
Repair damaged styleline panel w/o access
10Large Dent Repair - Discussion of repairs to large areas and use of related equipment
 
  • Identify the stages of repairing a large dent
  • Review the use of tension equipment and application of various tools used in the repair of large dents
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle
Week 10
Test 14 Moodle quiz: Large Dent RepairWeek 11
Lab 8: Kansas Jack PanelWeek 13
Demonstrate use of tension equipment to remove damage to a high crown panel
11Rust Repair - Discussion of repairs to sheet metal at various levels of corrosion damage.
 
  • Identify stages of corrosion and review methods of surface and rustout repair
  • Review types of sandblasting equipment and PPE
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 11
Test 15 Moodle quiz: Rust RepairWeek 12
Daily Lab: Demonstration of various sandblasting equipment
12Plastic Body Filler: Review of types, proper techniques and tips to use filler more effectively.
 
  • Identify the various types of filler and the applications to vehicle repair
  • List problems and solutions in using filler
  • Apply body filler to assigned dents on vehicle after proper metal work is achieved. Shred and sand surface to match contour of vehicle panel
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 12
Test 16 Moodle quiz: Plastic Body FillerWeek 13
Lab 9: Vehicle Damage Week 15
Daily Lab: Skill enhancement in the proper use of tools, body filler, and safety equipment during repair of assigned dents on vehicle
13Open discussion: Related problems to metal repair and working with body filler
 
  • Discuss damage analysis of damage on assigned vehicle or sheet metal closure
  • Apply body filler to assigned dents on vehicle after proper metal work is achieved. Shred and sand surface to match contour of vehicle panel
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 13
Daily Lab: Skill enhancement in the proper use of tools, body filler, and safety equipment during repair of assigned dents on vehicle
14Final Review - Review of concepts in preparation for Final Exam
 
  • Review for final exam. Evaluate past handouts and information to prepare for final
  • Apply body filler to assigned dents on vehicle after proper metal work is achieved. Shred and sand surface to match contour of vehicle panel
Review lesson handouts in Workbook
Research study guides, PowerPoint and PDFs - Moodle Week 14
Daily Lab: Skill enhancement in the proper use of tools, body filler, and safety equipment during repair of assigned dents on vehicle
15Final Exam and Completion of Lab Objectives
 
  • Complete a comprehensive final exam
  • Complete any outstanding lab objectives
Final Exam: Complete a comprehensive written final exam with at least 70% accuracyWeek 15
Complete vehicle damage repairs while maintaining safety and proper use of body filler and repair equipment
The Auto Collision Department or acting Instructor reserves the right to substitute or rearrange lecture topics, lab projects, homework, tests, or assignments based on the needs of the class or requirements to meet course outcomes and objectives.
 

 

 

Instructor Participation Policy:

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.

 

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% ( 8.0 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 scheduled lecture or lab, and thereafter will be considered a non-participant for that period of instruction and receive an absense.

 

Course Policies: 
 

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

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 online 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 or assignment is missed, the instructor has to give permission for make up. The missed test or assignment must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction or handed in immediately at the beginning of that period.
 
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 in case of emergency.
 
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:
 
  1. Lecture average is 90 or above
  2. Attendance is perfect
  3. Assignments are completed and turned in
  4. Projects are complete

 

Cell Phone Policy
 
Cell phones may be brought into the classroom or 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 lap top in class unless you use it to take notes. If there is a need to use a device in the classroom, 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 class 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.
 
Departmental Awards Ceremony/Cleanup Policy
 
Due to Covid restrictions this effent may not be applicable. Otherwise; Each student is expected to participate in the awards ceremony and cleanup activities once the date has been identified.
 
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.