Product Updates & Releases

Updates to the 5th Class

The 5th Class textbooks are being updated to Edition 3.2 which will be available Summer 2017. Changes to the 5th Class textbook include:

  • The learning materials will be printed in three perfect-bound textbooks (previously coil-bound)
  • Three new objectives introduced to Book 3 Chapter 9:
    1. Explain the application and operation of standpipes, hoses, and sprinklers in buildings
    2. Explain the various types of fire and smoke detectors
    3. Describe the operation, placement, and maintenance of the common types of portable extinguishers

Pumps and Compressors

The Pumps and Compressors unit is being introduced earlier in comparison to the Edition 2.5 textbooks. Learning material content for Compressors will now include all compressor theory. This change removes basic compression theory from the Refrigeration unit; however specific information relating to Refrigeration will remain in that unit.

The Pumps and Compressors unit can be found as Unit 2 in Part B of the new 4th Class Edition 3 textbook.

Lubrication and Bearings

The Lubrication unit is being introduced earlier in comparison to the Edition 2.5 textbooks. Additional information has been added to incorporate Bearings into this unit.

In an effort to reflect these changes, the unit title has been updated with chapters titles also revised accordingly. The Lubrication and Bearings unit can be found as Unit 1 in Part B of the new 4th Class Edition 3 textbook.

Fundamental Industrial Communication Skills

The Fundamental Industrial Communication Skills unit has several new additions and changes including:

  • Plant Communications will now include incorporate Sketching and Administration
  • Sketching will place more emphasis on Line Tracings and Diagram Reading
  • Verbal and Radio Communications will replace the English composition portion

Written communications will include:

  • Proper log book use, entries and legal requirements
  • Email etiquette in an industrial setting
  • Use of standard operating procedure documents
  • Maintenance documents and procedures