Outcome-based 21/FA Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:AACT-1372-50X1
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Unknown Hour Type (z)
  • 4 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:15.0406
Course Title:Automation Safety and Complian
Course Description:Introduction to safety procedures and practices relating to Automation Applications. Includes Lock/Out tag out training, Arc flash training, working with fluids training, first aid training and CPR certifications.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Instructor: Douglas Clark
Office Phone Number: 903-330-0489
Email Address: dclark25782@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number:
Building & Office Room Number: South Office 455
Office Hours: Online Office/Conference Hours, M-F via Hangouts, always available via email & hangouts as well
 
Approved by: Juan AlferezDate: 2021-07-23
Course Outcomes
CO1: Describe the basic components of safety;
CO2: Interpret equipment alarm system data;
CO3: Perform lock out/tag out procedures;
CO4: Demonstrate how to perform CPR;
CO5: Identify OSHA requirements related to personal protective equipment (PPE) when working in automation systems
 
Added Outcomes
CO6: CO1: Describe the basic components of safety, health, and environmental systems as defined by theOccupational Safety and Health Administration
CO7: CO2: Describe Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER) standards
CO8: CO3: Locate Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and interpret the data
CO9: CO4: Select and don Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CO10: CO5: Perform lock out/tag out procedures
CO11: CO6: Complete a confined space and hot work permit
CO12: CO7: Select and employ fall protection equipment
CO13: CO8: Fill out a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

TSTC Non-PBE 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.

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.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center provides online and in person library resources and services.  Go to tstc.libguides.com to find help with your assignments, projects, and papers.  Clicking the Student tab will allow you to find resources, homework help, tutorials, and real time chat to answer your questions.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

For the latest information on COVID-19 safety and protocols, visit tstc.edu/coronavirus.

Wearing a face mask while indoors is strongly encouraged.

Should you, or someone with whom you have had close contact, have shown any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and let us know as soon as possible by filling out this simple form. We will contact you to provide you with further guidance on when you may return to campus.

Title IX

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) seeks to provide an environment that promotes equal opportunity free from discrimination and harassment.

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.

All students (including pregnant and parent students), regardless of their legal status are entitled to protections under TSTC’s policy.

For more information about Title IX or sexual misconduct, as well as your options, please visit https://www.tstc.edu/student_life/titleix.

For information about equal opportunity and civil rights policies, visit https://www.tstc.edu/governance/sos.

Emergency Assistance Available

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as food insecurity, housing, transportation, and childcare concerns, or you may be unable to pay your bills. These stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. TSTC offers emergency aid and services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. Please contact the TSTC Advocacy & Resource Center. You can reach a coach here: http://bit.ly/ARCCoach


Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
129 CFR 1910 OSHA OSHAMancommJanuary 20211-59959-921-X
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Calculator1
2Pens & Pencils1 ea.
3Note Book1
4Laptop/Computer and Internet Access1

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Homework 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Homework 1:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 2:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 3:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 4:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 5:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 6:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 7:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 8:Online, To be announced1.67%
Homework 9:Online, To be announced1.67%
Category Description Category Value   
Quizzes 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Quiz 1:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 2:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 3:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 4:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 5:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 6:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 7:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 8:Take quiz on Moddle0.79%
Quiz 9:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 10 :Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 11:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 12:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 13:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 14:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 15:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 16:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 17:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 18:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Quiz 19:Take quiz on Moodle0.79%
Category Description Category Value   
Labs 70%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Lab 1:Lab 1: Review with class lecture on Introduction to OHSA. Discussion and review of questions.3.68%
Lab 2:Lab 2: Review with class lecture on and review of questions for regulations for managing safety and health3.68%
Lab 3:Lab 3: Review with class lecture on and review of questions for regulations for walking and working surfaces3.68%
Lab 4: Lab 4: Review with class lecture on and review questions for exit routes, emergency action plan. fire protection plans, and fire protection3.68%
Lab 5:Lab 5: Review with class lecture on and review questions for electrical3.68%
Lab 6:Lab 6: Review with class lecture on and review questions for PPE3.68%
Lab 7: Lab 7: Review with class lecture on and review questions for materials handling3.68%
Lab 8:Lab 8: Review with class lecture on and review questions for hazard communications3.68%
Lab 9:Lab 9: Review with class lecture on and review questions for hazard communications3.68%
Lab 10:Lab10: Review with class lecture on and review questions for machine guarding3.68%
Lab 11:Lab 11: Review with class lecture on and review questions for bloodborne pathogens3.68%
Lab 12:Lab 12:Review with class lecture on and review questions for powered industrial vehicles3.68%
Lab 13:Lab 13: Review with class lecture on and review questions for confined spaces3.68%
Lab 14:Review with class lecture on and review questions for welding, cutting and brazing3.68%
Lab 15:Understanding of regulations for lecture on and review questions for ergonomics3.68%
Lab 16:Lab 16: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Fall Protection3.68%
Lab 17:Lab 18: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Understanding of Regulations for Safety and Health Programs3.68%
Lab 18:Review with class lecture on and review questions for introduction of industrial hygiene3.68%
Lab 19:Lab 19: Understanding of regulations for introduction to hazard matertials3.68%
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
Homework 1Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO13, CO1, CO5, CO6, CO8, CO11
1.671.67%
Lab 1Lab 1: Review with class lecture on Introduction to OHSA. Discussion and review of questions.
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 1Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1
0.790.79%
Lab 2Lab 2: Review with class lecture on and review of questions for regulations for managing safety and health
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO12, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 2Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO6
0.790.79%
Homework 2Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO6, CO5, CO11, CO8, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 3Lab 3: Review with class lecture on and review of questions for regulations for walking and working surfaces
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO12, CO10
3.683.68%
Quiz 3Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO1, CO3, CO5, CO2
0.790.79%
Lab 4 Lab 4: Review with class lecture on and review questions for exit routes, emergency action plan. fire protection plans, and fire protection
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 4Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO5, CO3, CO1, CO2
0.790.79%
Homework 3Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO5, CO6, CO8, CO11, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 5Lab 5: Review with class lecture on and review questions for electrical
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO12, CO10
3.683.68%
Quiz 5Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO1, CO3, CO5, CO2
0.790.79%
Lab 6Lab 6: Review with class lecture on and review questions for PPE
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 6Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO13, CO11, CO12
0.790.79%
Homework 4Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO11, CO8, CO1, CO6, CO5, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 7 Lab 7: Review with class lecture on and review questions for materials handling
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 7Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO8, CO7, CO12, CO11, CO13
0.790.79%
Lab 8Lab 8: Review with class lecture on and review questions for hazard communications
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 8Take quiz on Moddle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO13, CO11, CO12
0.790.79%
Homework 5Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO8, CO11, CO5, CO6, CO1, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 9Lab 9: Review with class lecture on and review questions for hazard communications
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 9Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO8, CO7, CO12, CO11, CO13
0.790.79%
Lab 10Lab10: Review with class lecture on and review questions for machine guarding
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3
3.683.68%
Quiz 10 Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO11, CO12, CO13
0.790.79%
Homework 6Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO11, CO8, CO1, CO6, CO5, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 11Lab 11: Review with class lecture on and review questions for bloodborne pathogens
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 11Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO11, CO8, CO13, CO12
0.790.79%
Lab 12Lab 12:Review with class lecture on and review questions for powered industrial vehicles
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 12Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO11, CO12, CO13
0.790.79%
Homework 7Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO8, CO11, CO5, CO6, CO1, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 13Lab 13: Review with class lecture on and review questions for confined spaces
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 13Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO11, CO8, CO13, CO12
0.790.79%
Lab 14Review with class lecture on and review questions for welding, cutting and brazing
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 14Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO11, CO12, CO13
0.790.79%
Homework 8Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO11, CO8, CO1, CO6, CO5, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 15Understanding of regulations for lecture on and review questions for ergonomics
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 15Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO11, CO8, CO13, CO12
0.790.79%
Lab 16Lab 16: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Fall Protection
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 16Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO11, CO12, CO13
0.790.79%
Homework 9Online, To be announced
Course outcomes met: CO8, CO11, CO5, CO6, CO1, CO13
1.671.67%
Lab 17Lab 18: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Understanding of Regulations for Safety and Health Programs
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO12
3.683.68%
Quiz 17Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO11, CO8, CO13, CO12
0.790.79%
Lab 18Review with class lecture on and review questions for introduction of industrial hygiene
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO10, CO9, CO8, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO3, CO2
3.683.68%
Quiz 18Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO11, CO12, CO13
0.790.79%
Lab 19Lab 19: Understanding of regulations for introduction to hazard matertials
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10
3.683.68%
Quiz 19Take quiz on Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO11, CO8, CO13, CO12
0.790.79%
  100.00100.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1Unit 1
Introduction to OHSA (M) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of how, why and when OSHA
    came about.
Homework 1: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 1: Lab 1: Review with class
lecture on Introduction to OHSA. Discussion and
review of questions.
TBA
Quiz 1: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
2Unit 2
Managing Safety And Health (M) Min 2hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for managing health and safety
Lab 2: Lab 2: Review with class
lecture on and review of questions for
regulations for managing safety and health
TBA
Quiz 2: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
3Unit 3
Walking And Working Surfaces (M) Min 2hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for walking and working surfaces
Homework 2: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 3: Lab 3: Review with class
lecture on and review of questions for
regulations for walking and working surfaces
TBA
Quiz 3: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
4Unit 4
Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plan, Fire Protection Plans, and Fire Protection (M) Min 2hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for exit routes, emergency action plan. fire protection plans, and fire protection.
Lab 4: Lab 4: Review with class
lecture on and review questions for exit routes,
emergency action plan. fire protection plans,
and fire protection
TBA
Quiz 4: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
5Unit 5
Electrical (M) Min 2hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for electrical.
Homework 3: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 5: Lab 5: Review with class
lecture on and review questions for electrical
TBA
Quiz 5: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
6Unit 6
Personal Protective Equipment -PPE
(M) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for personal protective equipment (PPE)
    PPE
Lab 6: Lab 6: Review with class
lecture on and review questions for PPE
TBA
Quiz 6: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
7Unit 7
Materials Handling (M) Min 2hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for materials handling.
Homework 4: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 7: Lab 7: Review with class
lecture on and review questions for materials
handling
TBA
Quiz 7: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
8Unit 8
Hazard Communications (M) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for hazard communications.
Lab 8: Lab 8: Review with class
lecture on and review questions for hazard
communications
TBA
Quiz 8: Take quiz on ModdleTBA
9Unit 9
Lockout/Tagout (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for lockout/tagout
Homework 5: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 9: Lab 9: Review with class lecture on and review questions for hazard
communications
TBA
Quiz 9: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
10Unit 10
Machine Guarding (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for machine guarding
Lab 10: Lab10: Review with class lecture on and review questions for machine guardingTBA
Quiz 10 : Take quiz on MoodleTBA
11Unit 11
Bloodborne Pathogens (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for bloodborne pathogens
Homework 6: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 11: Lab 11: Review with class lecture on and review questions for bloodborne pathogensTBA
Quiz 11: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
12Unit 12
Powered Industrial Vehicles (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for powered industrial vehicles
Lab 12: Lab 12:Review with class lecture on and review questions for powered industrial vehiclesTBA
Quiz 12: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
13Unit 13
Permit Required Confined Spaces (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for confined spaces
Homework 7: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 13: Lab 13: Review with class lecture on and review questions for confined spacesTBA
Quiz 13: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
14Unit 14
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for welding,cutting and brazing
Lab 14: Review with class lecture on and review questions for welding, cutting and brazingTBA
Quiz 14: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
15Unit 15
Ergonomics (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for ergonomics
Homework 8: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 15: Understanding of regulations for lecture on and review questions for ergonomicsTBA
Quiz 15: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
16Unit 16
Fall Protection (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for fall protection
Lab 16: Lab 16: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Fall ProtectionTBA
Quiz 16: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
17Unit 17
Safety And Health Programs (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for safety and health programs.
Homework 9: Online, To be announcedTBA
Lab 17: Lab 18: Review with class lecture on and review questions for Understanding of Regulations for Safety and Health ProgramsTBA
Quiz 17: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
18Unit 18
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Understanding of regulations for introduction to industrial hygiene.
Lab 18: Review with class lecture on and review questions for introduction of industrial hygieneTBA
Quiz 18: Take quiz on MoodleTBA
19Unit 19
Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids , Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases,
Dipping, and Coating Operations) (E) Min 1hr
 
  • Review with class lecture on and review questions for introduction of hazard materials
Lab 19: Lab 19: Understanding of
regulations for introduction to hazard matertials
TBA
Quiz 19: Take quiz on MoodleTBA

FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:

  • Wear a face covering at all times.
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart.
  • Pay attention to entrance-and exit-only doors.
  • Follow directional signs.
  • Follow any safety directions posted.

Should you, or someone with whom you have had close contact, have shown any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and let us know as soon as possible by filling out this simple form We will contact you to provide you with further guidance on when you may return to campus.

 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

 Disability Services

Any student who, because of a disability, may require special accommodations in order to meet the course requirements, should contact the Disability Services office, as soon possible, to make necessary arrangements.  Please note that instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodation to a student until appropriate verification from the Disability Services office has been provided.

Abilene Campus 
Susan Hash 
Testing and Support Services 
Abilene Main Campus Bldg. Rm. 112 
325-734-3641 

Breckenridge Campus 
Lisa Langford 
Testing and Advisement located in 
The Main Building Rm. 106 
254-559-7731 

Brownwood Campus 
Nicole Whitley 
Testing and Advisement 
Building 2 Rm. 120 
325-641-5955

Fort Bend Campus 
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Industrial Technology Center Rm. 108 
346-239-3422 

Harlingen Campus 
Corina De La Rosa 
Disabilities Services 
Student Support Services 
Student Services Bldg. Rm. 216 
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Marshall Campus 
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Administration and Admissions Rm. 150 
909-923-3313

Sweetwater Campus 
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Disability Services 
Student Support Services 
Lance Sears Building Rm. 140 
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North Texas Campus 
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Student Services, Room 227 
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Waco Campus 
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Disabilities Services Office 
Student Services Center Rm. 198 
254-867-3600 

Williamson County 
Chemese Armstrong 
Enrollment Services Rm. B113C 
512-759-5907

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.

Learning Resource Center

The purpose of the TSTC Learning Resource Center is to serve the TSTC Community and support academic, advanced, specialized and emerging programs, contributing to the educational and economic development of the State of Texas. You can access the Learning Resource Center page at  https://portal.tstc.edu/employee/Departments/operations/Pages/Learning%20Resource%20Center.aspx

Texas State Technical College challenges students to be learners who assume responsibility for being a part of a community of scholars. Student presence and participation in the classroom is an important component of this challenge.

Furthermore, as part of its mission, TSTC offers an education that prepares students for professional employment. Each student is encouraged to develop a professional work ethic that reflects responsibility, initiative, and teamwork.

Students are expected to attend all classes. Students who are absent from class miss opportunities to contribute to the learning environment of the classroom and are developing patterns that will not be tolerated in the professional workplace.

In light of the above, the student is responsible for all assigned course work and cannot be absolved of this responsibility.  When enrolled in a particular course, the student is obligated to do all of the work assigned. Punctual and regular attendance is vital to the discharge of this obligation and absences, excused or not, do not alter this responsibility.  

Student Conduct 

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to dress in the appropriate attire for the class being presented. 

Each student is expected to act responsibly and take the consequences for his/her action or inaction as appropriate.

An atmosphere of respect will be expected of all within the classroom. 

Any open displays of prejudice, harassment, etc. will not be tolerated. 

Any student who disrupts the classroom will be asked to leave and will receive a zero on all work due that day and will be counted as absent for the day. 

A second disruption by that student will be grounds for the student to be administratively dropped from the class and other disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. 

There will be no smoking, dipping, chewing tobacco or use of profane language in the classroom.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phone usage is prohibited in the classroom and during lab sessions. All cell phones will be put away and/or shut off during class. If a need or a situation arises such as an emergency the student will be required to leave the room to use the phone.

Participation Policy (Attendance)
A student upon their 6th absence will be issued a course grade of "F". When attendance roll is called at the beginning of class and you do not answer you will be considered absent.

Make-up Work

You are responsible for arranging to make-up missed work with proper documentation.

If you miss any Quizzes or Daily Labs it will be counted as a "0"! 

Quizzes- No make-up for missed quizzes. 

Tests - No make-tests for missed tests. 

Lab Sessions

Supplies - Every time you come to lab you must bring (but not limited to) the required supplies, required tools, test equipment, lab book, textbook and/or handouts. Points will be deducted for failing to bring these supplies.

You will be expected to complete any and all labs during the allotted time frame.

Conduct - No food, no drink, no tobacco products, no horseplay. 

Breaks - Breaks are allowed at your choosing on a limited basis. Be sure you will have time to complete the lab. 

Cheating / Plagiarism Policy  

TSTC expects all students to engage in scholastic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity. Any student found guilty of scholastic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on academic work (such as copying, bribing, or buying/selling tests), plagiarism (claiming another’s work as one’s own without acknowledgement INCLUDING Internet data), and collusion (unauthorized collaboration). See College Catalogue for additional information.

The instructor holds the right to change and/or alter this class as needed through the semester at their discretion.

Other

All students in this course will comply with all general safety rules, which apply to the type of activity in progress in each class.  Violation of course safety rules can result in grade penalties and/or other appropriate disciplinary action.

 

If you are a student with a disability and would like to request special accommodations, please notify the Support Services Office.  Requests should be made before the 12th class day to receive special accommodations for the present semester. Proper documentation of your disability will be required.  

 

HB 1508 Policy

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency