SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:52:52 PMNRM 132 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 132Title:  CHAINSAW OPER/CARE  
Full Title:  Chainsaw Safe Operation and Care
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled.501 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 35.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  NRM 204

Catalog Description:
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The proper operation, maintenance, and care of chainsaws.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The proper operation, maintenance, and care of chainsaws.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Comprehend and employ all safety measures related to chainsaw operation and maintenance.
2.  Be aware of and recognize hazardous field situations when operating a chainsaw.
3.  Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw power units.
4.  Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw electrical systems.
5.  Perform basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures for chainsaw bar and chains.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Safety Procedures of Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance
   A. Recognition of hazardous field situations
   B. Importance of proper equipment maintenance
   C. Importance of proper safety gear and clothing
   D. Implementation of proper falling and bucking techniques
   E. Evaluation of personal factors in chainsaw operation
II. Saw and Chain Nomenclature
   A. Two-cycle gas engine theory
   B. Power system size designation-displacement/horsepower
   C. Gas and electrical systems
   D. Bar and chain types and sizes
III Chainsaw Field Operational Techniques and Procedures
   A. Proper falling and bucking techniques
   B. Recognition of potential hazardous field situations
   C. Field maintenance and chain sharpening
   D. Use of axes and wedges in tree falling and bucking
IV. Bench Maintenance Procedures
   A. Power unit and fuel system maintenance
   B. Spark plug and electrical system maintenance
   C. Chain and bar maintenance
V.  Purchasing a Chainsaw
   A. Evaluating overall needs and matching equipment with the job
   B. Comparing individual features of different makes and models
   C. Evaluation of maintenance features of different makes and models
   D. Evaluation of operational features of different makes and models

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments of approximately fifty pages total.
2.  Written safety exam.
3.  Field demonstration of proper operational and safety techniques.
4.  Demonstration of proper bar and chain maintenance techniques.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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