Road Runner Aircraft Scales
Students in the Aircraft Structures Technician program use
specialized scales to accurately measure the weight of aircraft.
The program currently borrows a set of scales for student use
from a local aviation company.
Program area: Aircraft Structures Technician
Consulab Light Trainer
This item is a working set of vehicle lights on a stand which can be
used to train in troubleshooting. Students can build a complete
automotive lighting system with body control module (BCM)
daytime running lamps, instrument panel lamps and dimmer,
dome lamp and door switches and high beam indicator light. The
BCM also monitors the on/off operation of many other circuits.
Trainer uses a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier platform and provides
hands-on learning to four students at a time.
Program area: Automotive Service Technician
Used Compact Car, 2005 or Newer
Automobile technology advances swiftly from year to year.
Each make and model utilizes different parts and processes for
automotive repair. To tackle the vast knowledge required in this
industry, students practice on a fleet of 11 vehicles (including
three trucks and one compact SUV) with models ranging in age
from 1999 and older to more computerized 2010 models. Within
this fleet, both campuses are currently in need of at least one 2005
or newer model to enhance access and support student learning
opportunities for this very common model.
*TAX RECEIPTS are issued based on average value of three estimates.
The Valve Grinder is an essential piece of equipment used in
the automobile repair industry for restoring intake and exhaust
valves. A new or used item would give students hands-on training
and practice learning how to renew valves. This training is part of
the curriculum but the equipment is not currently available for
hands-on student practice.
Battery Powered Cordless Drill Set
Students in the Carpentry Foundation program and all Carpentry
Apprentice Technical Training levels use cordless battery powered
hand drills daily on a wide range of projects. New drill sets will
replace this well-used equipment which is reaching the end of
their product lifespan from continuous use.
Program area: Carpentry Foundation
Automated External Defibrillator
The HeartStart Trainer Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
is a piece of lifesaving equipment that is becoming more
commonplace in businesses, community and public locations in
Canada. The use of the AED is a very vital part of all of our first
aid training courses and is taught along with CPR to increase the
chances of survival in someone whose heart has stopped due to a
medical emergency. Unfortunately, AED trainers are not repairable
so once they have reached the end of their life cycle, they need
Program area: First Aid Training
Handheld Digital Weather Instrument
Fire and EMT professionals rely on accurate weather data to
properly execute their essential responsibilities. Wildland
firefighters can replace their outdated belt weather kits with a
single, cell-phone sized Kestrel Meter, while urban firefighters use
Kestrel Meters to measure wind speed before deploying ladders
and aerial equipment.
Program area: Coastal Forest Resource
Contactors and Starters
Contactors and starters are an essential part of motor control.
There isn't a motor in the world that doesn't have a starter
associated with it. Industrial Automation students use basic small
hardware devices that are used in every section and critical to
putting together our capstone project. Every additional unit helps.
Program area: Industrial Automation
Industrial Automation students work on a wide range of electronic
systems, from motor controls and Programmable Logic Controllers
(PLCs) to data acquisition, computer control systems, and
robotics. Motors are used in every section and critical to putting
together our capstone project. These well-used devices are
replaced on a regular basis from continuous use.
Solar Panel and Inverter
This energy source of the future relates directly to student
coursework in power electronics. The solar panels are combined
with central inverters and battery storage for off grid applications,
or with micro inverters for a â€œgrid backupâ€ system. To ensure
student learning keeps pace with industry, the program would
like to begin building an inventory of new or used solar panel
technology for student use. For example, even one solar panel +
micro inverter ($880) would allow the program to begin hands-on
Water Cooled Tig Torche
Advanced Welding Level A students use water cooled tig torches
on a regular basis for high frequency AC aluminum welding.
Water cooled torches are required because of the high currents
that students are using and the heat that is generated in use.
Several torches are nearing the end of their useful lifespan from
continuous use and are ready to be replaced.
Program area: Welding