Technical and Trades Curation

This is the phase one curation group for LOUIS, finding and curating appropriate OER content to cover technical and trades courses associated with the Louisiana Community and Technical College's career clusters framework.
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Chemistry of Cooking

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People around the world are fascinated about the preparation of food for eating. There are countless cooking books, TV shows, celebrity chefs and kitchen gadgets that make cooking an enjoyable activity for everyone. The chemistry of cooking course seeks to understand the science behind our most popular meals by studying the behavior of atoms and molecules present in food. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the chemistry involved in cooking such as caramelization, Maillard reaction, acid-base reactions, catalysis, and fermentation. Students will be able to use chemistry language to describe the process of cooking, apply chemistry knowledge to solve questions related to food, and ultimately create their own recipes.

Material Type: Textbook

Manufacturing CAD I

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This course introduces computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students develop an understanding of the commands needed to produce a two-dimensional drawing. Topics include drawing setup, geometry creating, editing functions, layer techniques, dimensioning, model and paper space, title block creation, and plotting a completed drawing. Other related topics include multi-view drawings, selection and arrangement of orthographic views, section and auxiliary views, and isometric and oblique drawings. Students gain proficiency in the operation of a PC-based CAD system and a functional understanding of basic computer-aided drafting techniques.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment

Author: Damian Kieran

Machine Tool Technology Model

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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Introduces the student to the changing era of machining technology, emphasizing terminology, referencing and applications related to manufacturing environments. The fundamental use of bench tools, layout procedures, materials, precision measuring tools, machining processes, drilling and cut-off machines and other machining/manufacturing processes will be stressed. Skill competencies and standards will be identified.Students will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, grooving, tapers, knurling, and single point threading.Teaches students to identify the major parts of the vertical mill, align a vise, use an indicator, edge finder, and boring head, determine speeds and feeds perform simple indexing, mill flat, square surfaces and slots, drill, bore, and tap holes.Covers computer numerical control (CNC) lathe and mill operations, control functions, the letter address system, the program format, and machine setup. G & M codes, control functions, the letter address system, and math issues related to CNC are included.

Material Type: Full Course

Problem and Project Based Learning: Welding

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This collection of Welding documents was developed by specialized subject matter experts who understand the full impact and methodology of working with and teaching Welding courses. Documents in the collection include: Weld Joint Design and Preparation, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Project 1, Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Project 2, Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Project 3, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Project 4. (Source: Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (copyright owner), Skills Commons' website).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Reading, Syllabus

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

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This course will introduce you to the basic knowledge and skills required of paralegals. By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of what a paralegal does, the skills needed to be a successful paralegal, and what it will take to begin a career as a paralegal.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Syllabus

American Government

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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Material Type: Full Course

Public Policy Process

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The study of public policy offers every citizen an understanding of the various roles played by the different branches of the U.S. federal government as well as by state, county, and local governments in various areas of contemporary American life. It focuses on the priorities of American society as portrayed in the public policy choices that representatives make and the size of different interest groups that advocate on behalf of particular policy goals. This course will introduce this various actors involved in the making of American public policy, explore public policy formulation by examining a variety of case studies, and examine the implementation of public policies, the allocation of funding to pay for these projects, and the evaluation of these projects to determine their effectiveness. The rest of the course will examine specific case studies and areas of public policy. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate a working knowledge of various key concepts in the process of American public policymaking and the major steps from start to finish in the public policy process; identify vital issues and specific areas of concern for contemporary American policymakers within the broad fields of economic, national security, public health, environmental, education, rural, and social policy; identify key actors and agencies involved in the making of public policy within the United States and their respective roles in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policy; demonstrate skills in the analysis of the various political, social, economic, military, legal, and ethical goals and cultural values that form the basis of policymaking decisions; identify key debates in contemporary American public policy as well as the issues at stake and the arguments advanced by each side of the debate; demonstrate an understanding of various decision frameworks used by policymakers in creating, developing, and executing various public policies; demonstrate an understanding of the context, evolution, and linkages of specific policies and between certain polices within the broader context of American political history. (Political Science 431)

Material Type: Case Study, Full Course, Lecture, Lecture Notes, Reading, Syllabus

Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

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This introductory textbook is unique because it was a collaborative effort by all Criminology and Criminal Justice professors at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. This book can be used on a quarter or semester system, as well as cover topics that may get left out of some introductory texts such as controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Further, we made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more. Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/introduction-to-the-american-criminal-justice-system

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alison S. Burke, Brian Fedorek, David Carter, Lore Rutz-Burri, Shanell Sanchez, Tiffany Morey

Criminal Law

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Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Lisa Storm

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law, Fall 2014

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This seminar looks at key issues in the historical development and current state of modern American criminal justice, with an emphasis on its relationship to citizenship, nationhood, and race/ethnicity. We begin with a range of perspectives on the rise of what is often called "mass incarceration": how did our current system of criminal punishment take shape, and what role did race play in that process? Part Two takes up a series of case studies, including racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty, enforcement of the drug laws, and the regulation of police investigations. The third and final part of the seminar looks at national security policing: the development of a constitutional law governing the intersection of ethnicity, religion, and counter-terrorism, and the impact of counter-terrorism policy on domestic police practices.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Ghachem, Malick

Constitutional Law: Structures of Power and Individual Rights, Spring 2013

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This course examines American constitutional law in historical and modern context. It focuses closely on the constitutional text and Supreme Court case law. It explores the allocation of decision-making authority among government institutions, including the distribution of power across the branches of the federal government and between the federal and state governments. The course also examines the guarantees of individual rights and liberties stemming from the due process, equal protection, and other clauses in the Bill of Rights and post Civil War amendments.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Christopher Warshaw

Math for Manufacturing: Student Workbook

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Based on the workbook Mathematics for Manufacturing by Ray Prendergast and Stacey Toscas, 2000. This material was based in part on work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program under grant number DUE-9850327.Editable MSWord docx: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17ruoRN9jrgP-xbkBwtiHVKP1q7jRIxnTPretest: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/math-for-manufacturing-student-workbook-pretestPosttest: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/posttest-for-math-for-manufacturing-student-workbookAnswer keys: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/math-for-manufacturing-student-workbook-pre-test-answers

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Textbook

Author: Ray Prendergast

HEV II Hybrid and Electric Vehicle: Preventative Maintenance and Repair

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This course is designed to familiarize the student with hybrid and electric vehicle safety, hybrid internal combustion engines (ICE), regenerative braking systems, high voltage climate control system, power inverter and battery pack cooling systems, high voltage analysis tools used, high voltage safety systems, and 12 volt systems used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Hands-on application to safety disconnect, use of high voltage analysis tools to perform basic checks, and perform service and preventive maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles. (Source: Skills Commons' website).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Case Study, Lecture, Lecture Notes, Reading

Author: Gordon Tablo

Working in the Food Service Industry

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Working in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker, and Meat Cutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.Working in the Food Service Industry covers B.C. legislation and regulations for employment standards, as well as an overview of the “soft skills” of communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, and career planning.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: The BC Cook Articulation Committee

Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry

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Human Resources in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: BC Cook Articulation Committee and The BC Cook Articulation Committee