A list of Open Textbooks being used at NSCC. Textbook content boxes are created for NSCC Open Textbook and hosted in this guide. The embed code for Textbook Content Boxes is shared so boxes can be added to Brightspace courses.
The Math for Trades: Volume 1 textbook represents the building blocks for math training. The book includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. The material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to get students prepared for the more advanced topics that they will encounter during their trades math education.
The Math for Trades: Volume 2 textbook continues where the first volume left off. Volume 2 increases the challenge with topics such as converting units and working with equations, perimeter, area, and volume. Once again the material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and videos explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to take the material you learned in Math for Trades: Volume 1 and apply it to more advanced topics that you may encounter during your trades training.
NSCC Edition [Adapted for NSCC]
Communication Skills is designed to guide college students in developing the vital communication skills that are necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. It is written in the reader-friendly style of a professional email between colleagues.
ollowing the Industry Training Authority’s outline for the Plumbing, Steamfitting, and Sprinkler-Fitter trades this book looks to address lines F in both level one and level 4 (level 3 with respect to Sprinkler-Fitter). There are sections for you to read, there are videos offered in most chapters, and there are quizzes embedded with the book.
This book has been broken down into two categories. Leadership and Business. You will need to learn both to be successful. We started with leadership as everything rises or falls with leadership and leading yourself is the most important step in learning to lead others. We finish off with some basic business concepts. Get these foundational pieces right will be essential for the rest of what you build. You and your business will be that much stronger because of it.