Skill Sets

Eastern 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 
Administrative Support Technology    
   Computer Applications 
   Medical Support
   Office Support
Information Technology 
Electromechanical Technology 
   Automated Systems 
Electrical Communications 
Technical Communications 
Technical Electricity 
Technical Electronics 
Technical Foundations 
Industrial Maintenance 
Wind Energy Turbine Technology 
   Airfoils and Composite Repair
   Electrical Generation Applications
   Wind Control Systems
   Wind Energy Safety and Basic Operations
   Wind Turbine Systems and Repair

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Skill Sets Course Sequences

Automotive Technology: Skill Set Course Sequences

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 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
  • Braking Systems 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 and Transaxle Skill Set Outcomes
    • *NOTE:  Course may require Pre/Co-requisite courses. 
    • 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 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 
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning  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

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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
  • Real Estate Skill Set Outcomes
    • 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 
  • 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 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: Skill Set course sequences

  • Computer Applications of Business: Option I & Option II Skill Set Outcomes
    • Utilize business software programs
    • Design information material
    • Maintain office and business records
  • Medical Support Skill Set Outcomes 
    • 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 Skill Set Outcomes 
    • Manage an office setting
    • Coordinate events and activities 

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Information Technology*: Skill Set course sequence

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

  • Information Technology Skill Set Outcomes 
    • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the PCInstall and troubleshoot programs
    • Secure PC and LANTroubleshoot printer and scanner


Electromechanical Technology: Skill Set course sequences

  • Automated Systems 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
  • Electrical Communications 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
  • Industrial Maintenance 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 
  • Technical Electricity 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 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 
  • Technical Foundations 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
    • Apply proper techniques in solving algebraic problem
    • Explain concepts and principles of physics and mechanics
    • Solve problems involving physical and mechanical properties
    • NOTE:  Some courses in this Skill Set may require Pre/Co-requisite courses 

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Wind Energy Turbine Technology Skill Set course sequences

  • *NOTE: All Skill Sets  may require Pre/Co-requisite courses.
  • Airfoils and Composite Repair Skill Set Outcomes 
    • Demonstrate airfoil repair techniques
    • Discuss construction methods used in airfoil construction
    • Analyze airfoil failure methods
    • Explain airfoil limitations
    • Describe materials utilized in various types of airfoils
  • Electrical Generation Applications Skill Set Outcomes
    •  Describe how motor controls are used in a Wind Turbine
    • Explain how power is generated in the various types of Wind Turbines
    • Describe the operating system that controls a Wind Turbine and Wind Farm
    • Discuss issues related to high voltage distribution
  • Wind Control Systems Skill Set Outcomes
    •  Discuss remote monitoring systems
    • Discuss software utilized for remote system operations
    • Analyze turbine systems and control via remote connections
    • Analyze PLC programs
    • Apply ladder logic and schematic analysis techniques 
  • Wind Energy Safety and Basic Operations Skill Set Outcomes
    •  Explain how wind turbines generate power
    • Explain how the energy grid operates
    • Discuss OSHA requirements and safety needs of a wind operation
    • Describe the operations of a wind farm management system 
  • Wind Turbine Systems and Repair Skill Set Outcomes
    • Discuss mechanical systems within a wind turbine
    • Explain standard troubleshooting procedures
    • Demonstrate critical thinking skills utilized in troubleshooting
    • Discuss mechanical failures and their probable causes
    • Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing industrial meters and diagnostic equipment 

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