Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education

A selection of peer reviewed and/or widely used openly licensed resources for courses and programs in this discipline area. This is only a selection. Search for materials using tools on the Finding Sources page.

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Automotive Service

Construction Management

Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks
Author: Clifford Rutherford

Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks introduces and develops knowledge of basic building maintenance tools and materials, applied skills and techniques, industry health and safety standards, and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting practices required by employers for entry-level positions in the building trades and facilities maintenance fields.

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


From Growing to Biology Plants 1e
Author: Gokhan Hacisailhoglu

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Introduction to Permaculture
Author: Andrew Millison

This text provides a general overview of the Permaculture design system. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Library and Information Technology

Note: I was unable to find library textbooks appropriate for the the certificate and/or degree.

Manufacturing Technology


Basic Blueprint Reading
Author: Ric Costin

This is an entry level blueprint reading book written for the first year welding student. The book will be used in the first term of a two year welding program to familiarize the student to sketching and reading blueprints.

Interpretation of Metal Fab Drawings
Author: Cameren Moran

Subject areas include use of layout and fabrication tools, structural steel connections and components, chalk line layout, tank layout, ladder layout, stair layout, ring-flange layout, pipefitting fit-up, fall-protection, and rigging.