Skill Sets

Eastern's 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 Easten'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

 

Accounting

  • Accounting Principles

Administrative Support Technology

  • Business Applications of Computers
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Medical Support
  • Office Support

Automotive Technology

  • Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
  • Automotive Electricity/Electronics
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Manual Drive Train & Transaxle
  • Suspension and Steering Systems

Biological & Environmental Technology

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Business Management

  • General Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Travel/Tourism

Agribusiness

  • Agribusiness

Electromechanical Technology

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electricity

Information Technology

  • Information Technology A+*

Residential Care Specialist

  • American Sign Language
  • Residential Care Specialist

Wind Turbine Technician

  • Electronic Control Systems and Troubleshooting
  • Electromechanical Systems & Troubleshooting

Skill Sets Course Sequences

Accounting: Skill Set Course Sequences

Accounting Skill Set Outcomes

  • Prepare, record, and analyze financial statements and other reporting documents according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing accounting software programs
  • Prepare basic tax returns and payroll reports

Administrative Support Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

Business Applications of Computers Skill Set Outcomes

  • Design and manage a database
  • Analyze and present data in a visual format
  • Apply computer skills to create a professional business document

Business Computer Applications* Skill Set Outcomes

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

*Students successfully completing the skill set in Business Applications of Computers are prepared to take the certification examination for Microsoft® Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)

Medical Support Skill Set Outcomes

  • Describe the legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the healthcare 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 Skill Set Outcomes

  • Manage an office setting
  • Coordinate events and activities

Automotive Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Develop knowledge and skills to service automatic transmission and transaxles
  • Apply knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair system components such as automatic transmissions, transaxles, torque converters, and electronic controls

Automotive Electricity/Electronics Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Develop skills necessary for diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical and electronic components and systems
  • Interpret wiring diagrams, electronical symbols and functions of automotive electrical and electronic systems
  • Apply knowledge and skills in diagnosis and repair of electronically controlled operations such as anti-theft systems, supplemental restraints, body modules,and keyless entry
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of hybrid and alternative fuel technology

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • 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 heating, ventilation, and A/C system

Braking Systems Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Remove, clean, and inspect brake shoes, springs, pins, clips, levers, adjusters/self-adjusters, and related brake hardware, and backing support plates; lubricate and reassemble
  • Diagnose poor stopping, wheel lock-up, abnormal pedal feel or pulsation, and noise concerns cause by the anitlock brake system (ABX); determine necessary action

Engine Performance Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Develop knowledge and skills for the diagnosis and repair of systems that control engine performance
  • Diagnose mechanical and electornic malfunctions and exhaust problems which impact engine performance
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary for diagnosis and repair of electronic systems that enhances engine performance
  • Apply OBII and Mode 6 diagnostics techniques

Engine Repair Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Disassemble engine block; clean and prepare components for inspection and reassembly
  • Perform cooling systems pressure tests; evaluate coolant condition; examine and test radiator, pressure cap, coolant recovery tank, and hoses; determine necessary action

Manual Drive Train & Transaxle Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, 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 Systems Skill Set Outcomes

  • Develop skills in maintaining and using computers through the use of Windows®
  • Use the Internet, email, and other software applications
  • Diagnose power steeing gas binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and fluid leakage concerns; determine necessary action
  • Diagnose suspension system noises, body sway, and uneven riding height concerns; determine necessary action

Biological & Environmental Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skill Set Outcomes

  • Use global positioning systems (G.P.S.) and geographic information (G.I.S.) to collect, map, and analyze biological and environmental data

Business Management: Skill Set Course Sequences

General Business Skill Set Outcomes

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

Small Business Management Skill Set Outcomes

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

Travel/Tourism Skill Set Outcomes

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

Agribusiness: Skill Set Course Sequences

Agribusiness Skill Set Outcomes

  • Design a marketing plan for an agribusiness product
  • Explain the current events and issues that are occurring in agriculture and how they affect the future of agriculture
  • Discuss technology and finances as they relate to Agribusiness

Electromechanical Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

Industrial Maintenance Skill Set Outcomes

  • Discuss OSHA standards for safety and health issues, and how they apply to an industrial workplace environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with industrial mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems
  • Apply proper techniques and practices when using hand and power tools, materials, and equipment for industrial maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of a variety of systems, equipment and components

Electricity Skill Set Outcomes

  • Analyze direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits
  • Understand the operation of transformers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in wiring industrial motor control circuitry
  • Use trainers and computer analyzing software to understand 3-phase power generation, transmission, and distribution

Information Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

Information Technology: A+* Skill Set Outcomes

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the personal computer (PC)
  • Install and troubleshoot programs
  • Secure personal computer (PC) and local area network (LAN)
  • Troubleshoot printer and scanner

Residential Care Specialist: Skill Set Course Sequences

American Sign Language Skill Set Outcomes

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

Residential Care Specialist Skill Set Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between the school and residential setting in attendance of the development of students' academic skills
  • Know and understand the importance of maintaining belief in capable young people during a crisis

Wind Turbine Technician: Skill Set Course Sequences

Electronic Control Systems and Troubleshooting Skill Sets

  • Demonotrate basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and Office applications
  • Use, program, analyze, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) in remote process monitoring and control systems
  • Use discrete and analog input and output devices in ladder logic programs and schematic diagrams
  • Use PLC's in SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition) systems
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and software to analyze remote process monitoring and control systems

Electromechanical Systems & Troubleshooting Skill Sets

  • Construct electrically-controlled hydraulic and pneumatic circuits from schematic diagrams
  • Utilize wind turbine training simulators to learn and operate systems components and to demonstrate critical thinking skills when troubleshooting various wind turbine electromechanical systems
  • Explain flow states of a turbine control system, analyze schematic diagrams, and use multimeters and other diagnostic equipment
  • Discuss mechanical failures and their probable cause
  • Discuss the importance and functions of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safety protection systems