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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"

About the Webinar:
At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

You’ll learn about:
  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Hand Tools

    Hand Tools

    Covers the most important hand tools used on the job. The online course begins with measuring tools, including a discussion of units of measurement. Examines the various kinds of wrenches and screwdrivers, their uses, maintenance, and handling techniques. Explains other hand tools by specialty: pipefitting tools, plumbing tools, electrician's tools, sheet metalworking tools, machinists' metal-working tools. Ends with hoisting and pulling tools. Hand Tools is available in online and course manual formats.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this program.

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    • Online Course & Test $85.00
    • Course Manual $71.00
    • Course Manual (Spanish) $71.00

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    Lesson 1 - Measuring Tools


    Linear and angular measurement; Rules and measuring tapes; Slide, vernier, and micrometer caliper; Squares

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how to hold a rigid rule correctly when measuring an object and show from which point the measurement begins.
    – Describe how to set lock joint transfer-type calipers.
    – Identify vernier calipers.
    – Explain how to take a measurement with a micrometer caliper.
    – Name the parts of a combination square.

    Lesson 2 - Wrenches and Screwdrivers


    Wrenches-open-end, box-end, combination, socket, adjustable, torque; Screwdrivers-standard, cross-slot, spiral, ratchet, offset; Driving and removing screws; Restoring a blade

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify types of materials used for making wrenches.
    – Identify open-end, box-end, socket, socket-head, adjustable, torque, and striking-face wrenches.
    – Describe two sizes that are important in identifying a socket wrench.
    – Identify standard, Phillips, offset, and spiral-ratchet screwdrivers.
    – List the steps to follow when driving a screw.

    Lesson 3 - Pipefitting Tools


    Pipe wrenches; Vises; Cutting, reaming, threading, and tapping pipe; Cutting tubing and plastic pipe; Flaring tubing; Tool care

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify a straight pipe wrench, a Stillson wrench, a chain pipe wrench, a strap wrench, and a compound-leverage wrench.
    – Explain how to use a pipe wrench.
    – Explain why a machinists' vise should not be used for holding pipe.
    – Explain how to thread pipe.
    – Explain how to clean a pipe tool.
    – Explain how to cut and flare tubing.

    Lesson 4 - Plumbing Tools


    Plumbing systems and codes; Joining pipe; Tube bending; Cutting and assembling pipe; Plungers; Augers; Sewer tapes; Special wrenches

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how to use a mechanical tube bender.
    – List the steps in joining hubless pipe.
    – Explain why the drain pipe should be completely covered by the force cup.
    – Name the criteria used in selecting line clearing tools.
    – List the steps in measuring pipe when using the center-to-center measuring systems.

    Lesson 5 - Electrician's Tools


    EMT bender; Bending and assembling conduit; Knockout punches; Fish tapes; Pliers; Wire and cable strippers; Test and safety equipment

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how to use an EMT bender and a neon circuit tester.
    – List the parts of a knockout punch.
    – Name the uses of the all-purpose tool.

    Lesson 6 - Woodworking Tools


    Planes; Scrapers; Drills and bits; Chisels; Levels; Plumb bobs; Hammers and nail sets

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe the difference between a ripsaw and a crosscut saw.
    – Explain the difference between a compass saw and a keyhole saw.
    – Describe the different types of planes.
    – Identify a Forstner bit.
    – Explain the working of a plumb line.

    Lesson 7 - Masonry, Plastering, and Glazing Tools


    Working with bricks, mortar, concrete; Tuckpointing; Edging and finishing; Repairing plaster and wallboard; Cutting and installing glass

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how to mix a small batch of mortar.
    – List the uses of a trowel.
    – Define tuckpointing.
    – Explain why flat concrete surfaces must be screeded.
    – Explain how to repair one of the following problems: (a) small plaster cracks, (b) shrinkage cracks, or (c) loose or bulging plaster.
    – Explain how to replace a broken pane of glass in a window.

    Lesson 8 - Sheet Metalworking Tools


    Gauges; Layout tools; Dividers; Punches; Nibblers; Riveting tools; Metal-cutting chisels; Hammers; Snips; Dressing tools; Bench stakes

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify different types of snips and punches.
    – Identify the bench stakes discussed in this Lesson.
    – List six safety practices to follow when working with sheet metal.
    – Describe different types of sheet metal.

    Lesson 9 - Metalworking Tools


    Vises; Hacksaws; Files; Taps; Dies; Thread classes; Reamers

    Learning Objectives:
    – Select the proper hacksaw blades for cutting various materials.
    – Explain the difference between single-cut and double-cut files.
    – List the types of taps usually found in a tap set.
    – Explain how to cut an external thread on a bolt, screw, or stud.
    – Explain how to remove a reamer from a hole.

    Lesson 10 - Hoisting and Pulling Tools


    Knots; Wire rope; Slings, sling angles, hitches; Sling spreader beams; Block and tackle; Chain fall; Pullers

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how to prevent synthetic and fiber rope from unraveling.
    – Explain how individual wires and strands of wire are formed into wire rope.
    – Identify the most appropriate sling for use near corrosive chemicals.
    – Identify a slide-hammer puller.
    – Describe different kinds of slings and loads.

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