METS1200 Industry Practices and Procedures

This course will familiarize the learner with a variety of established practices and procedures. This course introduces widely followed environmental procedures prescribe by State and Federal laws. An emphasis on established safety, preventive maintenance and good industrial practices will be experienced throughout this course. A focus on accepted workplace rules, behavior and professionalism, material handling, hand tool identification and proper usage will be discussed. The importance of utilizing emerging computer software and mobile based applications will be highlighted. This course is appropriate for those seeking employment within technical skill fields.




Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR METS1000

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explain key terms and concepts and the importance of safety-related work practices
Describe confined spaces terminology and concepts
Identify the elements contained in lockout/tagout procedures
Utilize various software applications found in the workplace
Review Safety Data Sheet systems related to hazard communication programs with regard to the labeling of hazardous materials
Demonstrate proper use of hand tools
Recognize the importance of machine guarding to preventing injury
Utilize workplace based mobile applications
Recognize hazardous waste as per the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Demonstrate the ability to perform material handling techniques
Follow various professional communication protocol methods

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details