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An organized, systematic plan of instruction, which ultimately mirrors the goals of the HVACR program, shall

be used. A listing of objectives and task assignments to achieve the goals must be a major part of the

instruction plan.

Standard 5.1 - Program Design

Post Secondary Schools

The program design or plan shall consist of using a curriculum outline, organized in logical sequential

procedures, with stated tasks, objectives and competencies. The curriculum shall reflect the needs of the

community’s future work force. Students shall receive a syllabus for each course in which they are enrolled.

Secondary Schools

The program design or plan shall consist of using a curriculum outline, organized in logical sequential

procedures, with stated tasks, objectives and competencies. The curriculum shall reflect the requirements for

entrance and/or articulation to local Post Secondary programs. Basic skills such as mathematics, reading,

communication skills, team concepts and any other related instruction necessary for gainful employment

should be reflected in the curriculum.

Standard 5.2 - Students Per Instructor

The number of students per instructor shall be reasonable and allow for individual instruction. Lab/Shop

classes shall consist of no more than a maximum of 20 students per instructor. “Qualified Lab Assistants”

must be utilized when the student to instructor ratio exceeds 20 to 1.

Standard 5.3 - Specialized Training Plan

Well defined exit points shall be established for students that opt to specialize in specific segments of the

program.

Supplemental/part-time preparatory training to meet the specialized training needs of area employers requires

that the instructor devise individual training plans to achieve special objectives or goals.

Standard 5.4 - Safety

Safety shall be taught during the first week of training and throughout the entire training program. Instruction will

include all safety rules and special safety practices. Safety equipment such as eye protection and gloves are

required equipment. All safety instructions shall be administered before any student is allowed to operate or

work on lab equipment. All students shall sign a statement indicating their understanding of all safety procedures

in each safety lecture and/or covered in each exam. These records shall be maintained by the institution for a

minimum of seven years or longer as defined by your governing board policies.

Standard 5.5 - Work Ethics & Worker Characteristics

The development of high personal standards for the student shall be an on-going part of training. The work

ethics exhibited by students shall be comparable to those required by industry. Appropriate work ethics and

worker characteristics shall be taught as an ongoing part of the students' training. Each student will be

evaluated continuously for attendance, tardiness, completion of assigned jobs, tasks and lab projects. This

evaluation shall be reviewed with the student each month or grading period.

Standard 5: Instructional Design and Program Elements