Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

DISL 20 - Technical Practices

  • Prerequisite: ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23; MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53

DISL majors only. Classroom instruction and laboratory training in the identification, selection, safety procedures, use, and maintenance of protective hardware; lubricants and sealants; hand power tools; cleaning and lifting equipment; and precision measuring tools. The course also discusses hazardous waste.

60 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of DISL 20, the student will be able to:

  • List 5 different kinds of personal safety gear and how they protect you
  • Describe the 5 ways that industry classifies threaded fasteners
  • Discuss about the safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Explain how to identify and measure fittings, tubing, pipe and hose
  • Identify lubricants & sealants used in the diesel field
  • Distinguish between the correct and incorrect methods of using and maintaining tools
  • Identify specialty tools by use of manufactures manuals and part numbers
  • Manipulate and read precision measuring instruments with care and accuracy
  • Sharpen a twist drill bit
  • Demonstrate basic rigging methods of rope, cable and chain
  • Operate hoisting and lifting equipment correctly and safely
  • Explain about the safety precautions to be used when operating electric, pneumatic and hydraulic driven power tools with attachments
  • Demonstrate the removal of a broken bolt or stud
  • Demonstrate the proper methods of using threading tools to cut and trace threads
  • Demonstrate the proper and safe use of cleaning equipment
  • Discuss about how the working angles of lifting equipment affect the safe working load

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