RAC 150: Cooperative Education

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: RAC 150 Cooperative Education

Campus: CTE Center

Initiator: Bertoldo Esteban Jr.

Date: January 30, 2020

Course description:


This course will provide the student with the opportunity to experience the actual world of work and enhance their knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to become more responsive to the demands of refrigeration and air conditioning profession. Observe best practices in servicing refrigeration units as mandated in the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendments.

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

   

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

5

x

3

x

15

=

0

Laboratory

   

x

 

x

 

=

 

Workshop

 

30

x

4

x

120

=

4

         

Total Semester

Credits

 

4

                     

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[ x ] Certificate

[ ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES: RAC 101 and RAC 102

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

   

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

[ ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[x]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[x]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[ ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[x]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able

to:

 

1. Determine safety and occupational health requirements in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

2. Demonstrate proper use of refrigeration and air conditioning materials, tools, equipment, and instruments.

3. Perform installation, preventive maintenance and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning units.

4. Participate in the refrigeration and air conditioning trade.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be

able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate technical knowledge of his/her trade and apply the same to the directed work experience.

2. Demonstrate proper work ethics typical at the work place.

3. Complete given task as appropriate to his/ her trade.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be

able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Demonstrate technical knowledge of his/her trade and apply the same to the directed work experience.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1. 1.1 Perform refrigeration and air conditioning service- related as directed by the supervisor

2.

3.

4. ISLO

3*, 4*, 7*

5. PSLO

6. 1,2,3 &4

Worksheets completed by student or supervisor from sponsoring company.

1.2 Report work carried out.

3, 4, 7

7. 1,2,3 &4

Worksheets completed by student or supervisor from sponsoring company.

CSLO (General) 2. Demonstrate proper work ethics typical at the work place.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Show proper work ethics in the following areas;

  • Work attitude
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Quality of work
  • Personal growth
  • Alertness
  • Safety work habit
  • Appearance
  • Attendance

3, 4, 7

8. 1,2,3 &4

Supervisor’s evaluation of a student during the On the job training from the work experience and training evaluation form.

CSLO (General) 3. Complete given task as appropriate to his/ her trade.

 

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Complete a worksheet signed by the supervisor.

3, 4, 7

9. 1,2,3 &4

Worksheet or timesheets completed by students or supervisors from sponsoring company stating the number of hours worked each day, including job carried out.

3.2 Complete 120 hours On the job training.

3, 4, 7

10. 1,2,3 &4

Worksheet or timesheets completed by students or supervisors from sponsoring company stating the number of hours worked each day, including job carried out.

 

5) COURSE CONTENT:

Note: This is an internship course for experiential learning.

 

6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

Experiential learning carried out at the workplace.

 

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

None

 

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

A. Althouse, A., Turnquist, C., & Bracciano, A. (2004). Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. 18th Edition. Tinley Park, IL: The Goodheart-Wilcox Co., Inc. (or most recent edition)

B. Russel A. Smith. Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning. 8th Edition. 5 Maxwell Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065 2919 USA. Delmar Cengage Learning (or most recent edition)

 

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

 

10) EVALUATION:

The student must achieve a grade of C to pass the course.

Students will be evaluated according to the Work Experience and Training Evaluation form filled in by the sponsoring company supervisor, and the number of hours worked during the internship period. Program instructor will monitor and review student’s performance and calculate student’s grade by the following:

Work Experience & Training Evaluation from Supervisor: 60%

Number of hours worked: 40%

Total:100%

 

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None

RAC 150 Cooperative Education  CC endorsed: 8/4/20
 

VPIA approved: 8/11/20

 

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