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Eastern offers the Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Within the degree programs, certificates and skill sets are also available....

Skill Sets

Eastern Skill Sets: (<-click here for all skill sets)

  • are structured sets of courses designed to meet technical skill competencies of a specific occupation
  • provide adults with non-conventional, short-term programs of study
  • designed to meet job performance needs within Eastern's service district
  • each skill set is structured as a distinct "mini-curriculum" that specifically identifies competencies or skills mastered
  • Skill Set Certifications may be applied to the completion of an appropriate degree or certificate program

Skill Sets

Automotive Technology
   Engine Repair
   Braking Systems 
   Manual Drive Train and Transaxle 
   Suspension and Steering
   Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
Business Management 
   General Business 
   Real Estate 
   Small Business Management 
   Travel/Tourism 
Administrative Support Technology    
   Computer Applications 
   Medical Support
   Office Support
Information Technology 
Health and Human Services 
   American Sign Language 
   Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 
Electromechanical Technology 
   Automated Systems 
   Electrical Communications 
   Technical Communications 
   Technical Electricity 
   Technical Electronics 
   Technical Foundations 
   Industrial Maintenance

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Skill Sets Course Sequences

Automotive Technology

General AutoTech Skill Set Outcomes:

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of windows.
  • Use internet, e-mail, and other software applications.

Engine Repair

Braking Systems

Manual Drive Train and Transaxle  

Suspension and Steering

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Engine Repair

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

ATT

103

Engine Repair *

4

 

Total Hours 

7

Skill Set Outcomes  

  • Disassemble engine block
  • Clean and prepare components for inspection and reassembly
  • Perform cooling system pressure tests
  • Evaluate coolant condition;
  • Examine and test radiator, pressure cap, coolant recovery tank, and hoses;
  • Determine necessary action

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Braking Systems

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

ATT

105

Braking Systems*

4

 

Total Hours 

7

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Remove, clean, and inspect brake shoes, springs, pins, clips, levers, adjusters/self-adjusters
  • Remove, clean, and inspect other related brake hardware
  • Remove, clean, and inspect backing support plates; lubricate and reassemble
  • Diagnose poor stopping, wheel lock-up, abnormal pedal feel or pulsation, and noise concerns caused by the antilock brake system (ABS)
  • Determine necessary action

 

Manual Drive Train & Transaxle

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ATT

224

Manual Drive Train & Transaxle *

4

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

 

 

*NOTE:  Course may require Pre/Co-requisite courses. 
Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of windows
  • Use internet, e-mail, and other software applications
  • Develop knowledge and skills to service automotive manual drive trains and transaxles.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to diagnosis and repair system components such as clutches, manual transmissions, transaxles and axles.

Suspension and Steering

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

ATT

107

Suspension and Steering*

4

 

Total Hours 

7

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Diagnose power steering gear binding, uneven turning effort, looseness,
    hard steering, and fluid leakage concern
  • Determine necessary action
  • Diagnose suspension system noises, body sway, and uneven riding
    height concerns
  • Determine necessary action 

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Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

CIS

108 

Computer Fundamentals

 

3

 

ATT

128

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning*

4

 

Total Hours 

7

 Skill Set Outcomes

  • Diagnose malfunctions in the vacuum, mechanical, and electrical components
    of the heating, ventilation, and A/C (HVAC) system
  • Diagnose malfunctions in the electrical controls
    of the heating, ventilation, and A/C (HVAC) system

Business Management 

General Business

Real Estate Small Business Management

Travel/Tourism

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General Business

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

ACC

120

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS

101

Introduction to Business

3

MGT

250

Principles of Management

3

MKT

260

Principles of Marketing

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of accounting management and marketing

Real Estate

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

BUS

227

Real Estate Law

3

FIN

225

Real Estate I

3

FIN

226

Real Estate II

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in areas of concern to consumers such as contracts, deeds, wills, estate and trust
  • Describe the process of purchasing real estate including the contract for sale, mortgage, title insurance, and deed of trust
  • Discuss real estate law and financing

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Small Business Management

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

ACC

120

Principles of Accounting I

3

MGT

262

Small Business Management

3

MGT

251

Human Resource Management

3

MTH

115

Business Math

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Perform and manage basic accounting duties
  • Manage employees
  • Manage business and work processes
  • Apply math to specific business applications

Travel/Tourism

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

MKT

261

Advertising and Sales Promotion

3

MKT

274

Services Marketing

3

TRT

100

Intro. to Travel Tourism

3

TRT

201

Hospitality Management

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Analyze tourism industry
  • Examine importance of customer service and impact on business operations
  • Apply sales and public relations techniques
  • Observe industry regulation

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 Administrative Support Technology

Computer Applications

Medical Support

Office Support

Computer Applications of Business: Option I/[Business Computer Applications]

Dept.

 

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

BOS

103

108

Keyboarding (transferable to AST degree or certificate)

OR

[Computer Fundamentals (transferable to Business Management degree or certificate)]

3



[3]

CIS

111

Introduction to Electronic Presentations

1

CIS

117

Word Processing Concepts

3

CIS

119

Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS

121

Data Base Management Systems Concepts (OR)

3

Computer Applications of Business: Option II
(for high-school dual-credit students only

BOS

103

Keyboarding

3

BOS

126

Microsoft Applications

6

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Utilize business software programs
  • Design information material
  • Maintain office and business records

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Medical Support

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

AHS

108

Medical  Terminology

3

BOS

142

 Administrative Procedures

3

BOS

143

Medical Billing and Coding

3

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Describe the legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment
  • Perform administrative medical procedures
  • Apply correct medical terminology to all specialties of medicine
  • Demonstrate computer competency
  • Demonstrate competency in basic medical billing and coding


 

Office Support

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

BOS

103

Keyboarding

3

BOS

142

Office Procedures & Techniques

3

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

CIS

117

Word Processing Software

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Manage an office setting
  • Coordinate events and activities 

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Information Technology

Information Technology A+*

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

IT

180

PC Maintenance

3

IT

181

Advanced PC Maintenance

3

*Note: Must pass industry standard certification test for credit to be articulated.

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the PCInstall and troubleshoot programs
  • Secure PC and LANTroubleshoot printer and scanner

Health and Human Services

American Sign Language

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

American Sign Language

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

ASL

111

Beginning Sign Language

3

ASL

112

Intermediate Sign Language

3

ASL

113

Advanced Sign Language

3

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Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive receptive, expressive, and interactive skills using American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apply ASL skills when interacting with the deaf community
  • Develop cultural awareness and cross-cultural adjustment skills

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hrs.

LTC

101

Care of the Aged

4

LTC

102

Care of the Aged Practicum

5

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Utilize the conceptual framework to identify basic patient needs
  • Perform basic clinical assessment related to patient needs according to criteria identified under each nursing assistant concept
  • With guidance, implement a plan of care for selected patients
  • Perform selected technical skills according to scientific principles
  • Demonstrate behavior appropriate for a member within the discipline of nursing

Electromechanical Technology

Automated Systems

Electrical Communications

Industrial Maintenance

Technical Foundations

Technical Communications

Technical Electricity

Technical Electronics

 

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Automated Systems

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ELM 110

Electrical Machine Control

3

ELM 120

Fundamentals of Fluid Power

3

ELM 210

PLC Fundamentals

3

ELM 220

Introduction to Automated Systems

3

 

Total Hours

12

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Explain the concepts, construction and function of fundamental machine and process control circuitry
  • Design a 'ladder-logic' control schematic
  • Explain the construction, function and application of hydraulic devices and circuitry
  • Explain the construction, function and application of pneumatic devices and circuitry
  • Discuss the design, operation and application of a programmable logic controller (PLC)Program a programmable logic controller (PLC)
  • Explain discrete vs. continuous and open-loop vs. closed-loop control methods
  • Describe the design, function and characteristics of industrial robots

Electronic Communications

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ELM 227

Electronic Communication Systems I

4

ELM 228

Electronic Communication Systems II

4

 

Total Hours

8

 

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Skill Set Outcomes

  • Describe the function and application of analog and digital components and circuitry used in electronic communications
  • Analyze and troubleshoot electronic communication systems
  • Explain the various methods of transmitting communication signals
  • Discuss fiber optic and laser communications methods

Technical Communications

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ENL 101

English Composition I

3

ELM 115

Technical Communications

3

CIS 108

Computer Fundamentals

3

 

Total Hours

9

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in writing documents
  • Use proper punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar in writing documents
  • Use proper grammar, usage, and mechanics appropriate to technical situations
  • Develop oral communication skills directed towards technical applications
  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of windows
  • Use Internet, e-mail, and other software applications

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Technical Electricity

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ELM 105

DC Electrical Circuits

4

ELM 106

AC Electrical Circuits

4

 

Total Hours

8

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Discuss the properties, devices and circuitry for direct-current (DC) electricity
  • Analyze series, parallel, series-parallel DC electrical circuits
  • Discuss the properties, devices and circuitry for alternating-current (AC) electricity
  • Analyze series, parallel, series-parallel AC electrical circuits

Technical Electronics

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ELM 205

Fundamentals of Analog Electronics

4

ELM 207

Fundamentals of Digital Electronics

4

ELM 208

Microprocessor Fundamentals

4

 

Total Hours

12

Skill Set Outcomes

  • Explain the operation and application of semi-conductor devices
  • Analyze and troubleshoot solid-state electronic circuits
  • Explain the application and logic concepts of digital electronic circuits
  • Design various digital logic circuits
  • Explain the theory, operation and application of microprocessors
  • Program a microprocessor using basic assembly language

 

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Technical Foundations

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

MTH

117

Math for Technicians*

4

PHS

115

Applied Physics*

3

WTT

110

Wind Safety and OSHA

4

Skill Set Outcomes

 

 

*NOTE:  Course may require Pre/Co-requisite courses. 
Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Discuss OSHA standards as they apply to safety and health issues in an industrial environment
  • Apply safe and approved practices in the workplace
  • Apply proper techniques in solving algebraic problem
  • Explain concepts and principles of physics and mechanics
  • Solve problems involving physical and mechanical properties

Industrial Maintenance

Dept.

Course Title

Semester Hours

ELM 100

Occupational Safety & Health

3

ELM 217

Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals

3

ELM 218

Maintenance Applications

3

 

Total Hours

9

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Skill Set Outcomes

  • Discuss OSHA standards as they apply to safety and health issues in an industrial environment
  • Apply safe and approved practices in the workplace
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with industrial mechanical and power transmission systems
  • Apply proper techniques and practices when using hand and power tools and in the repair of industrial equipment and systems
  • Apply proper techniques in troubleshooting and maintaining industrial systems and components
  • Develop knowledge of mechanical, fluid power, and electrical industrial systems and their interrelationships