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Auto Shop Safety [electronic resource]

Reinforcing concepts with helpful animation, this video provides crucial knowledge about accidents that can occur in automotive repair shops. The best ways to prevent them, and the smartest and safest steps to take when they happen, are explained. The video covers all major shop areas, including the stall, grease rack, front end rack, tool room, and classroom. Running engines, open fuel lines, welding tools, moving cars, cars on lifts or jacks, and other shop hazards are illustrated, with detailed information on avoiding fires, explosions, asphyxiation, chemical burns, electric shock, and impact injuries. Hybrid vehicle technology is also explored. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards
Online
2005; 2008
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Automotive Measurement [electronic resource]

Examines how to use the precision measuring tools essential to auto mechanics. Demonstrates the use of micrometers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, plastigauges, dial bore gauges, straight edges and other tools essential to the trade, while showing actual auto part measurements.
Online
2005; 1992
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Basic Car Care [electronic resource]

This is an excellent program for anyone owning and operating a motor vehicle, in particular beginning auto mechanics courses and driver's education classes. It brings a basic owner's manual "to life" and summarizes the tasks that can and should be done without the use of specialized tools. The program covers checking and adding fluids, inspecting for obvious problems with belts and hoses, changing a flat tire, using jumper cables on a dead battery, paint touch-up and care, body lubrication, lightbulb replacement, and much more. A short segment on careers in the auto care business is included. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
Online
2005; 2008
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Bleaching [electronic resource]

Bleaching is a twenty-seven minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis [electronic resource]

This program covers basic inspection, checking control head and air door action, feeling and measuring line temperatures, listening for normal and abnormal sounds, as well as other techniques for finding trouble. Compares R-134a refrigerant systems with the older R-12 systems. Viewers also learn how to use a manifold gauge set to complete a performance test to diagnose system operation.
Online
2005; 1999
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Heating and Air Conditioning Operation [electronic resource]

This program covers physical principles, the basic refrigeration cycle, and the function of major parts, and compares the two major system classifications, expansion valve and orifice tube. Includes theoretical and service information on R-134a refrigerant systems.
Online
2005; 1999
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Heating and Air Conditioning Service [electronic resource]

This program complements the information given in the diagnosis and operation videos and includes service methods for heating systems, component replacement, and flushing heater cores.
Online
2005; 1999
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Lacquers and Varnishes [electronic resource]

Lacquers and Varnishes is a twenty-two minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Life After High School [electronic resource]: Succeeding in the Workplace

As students take their places in the workforce, they will need to quickly acquire important work-related behaviors such as punctuality, respect for managers and coworkers, and a willingness to follow company guidelines. They must also develop good communication and time management skills, to help them work efficiently. This program shows how five teenagers successfully adjust to the workplace environment as they share their achievements as well as their fears and concerns. Keys to success are reinforced throughout as each of the new employees deals with job-related difficulties. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video will speak volumes to students as they prepare to make their transition to the world of work.
Online
2005; 2000
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Math in Construction Technology [electronic resource]

In this dramatized program, a contractor trainee prepares an exterior painting estimate for a house that has been vandalized by taking exact measurements, calculating square footage using geometry, adding cost of materials, and multiplying labor costs per hour. Afterward, a group of teens gets ready to build a bike repair shed by reading blueprints, calculating floor area, and squaring the shop's footprint by equalizing the floor's diagonal measurements.
Online
2005; 1998
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Math in Electrical Technology [electronic resource]

Math in Electrical Technology is an eleven-minute video which is part of the series, Math in Technology. "But why do I need math?" Now, using this series, give students a clear, definitive, and logical answer. Math is necessary to get the job done in most technical fields, including auto mechanics, electricity/electronics, and the building trades. Each video shows real-life problem situations solved by using practical math and actual computations on the screen. Use Introduction to Math in Technology as an overview and then progress to specific topics. At last..a program to help your students succeed in the world of technical math.
Online
2005; 1998
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Oil, Shellac, and Wax [electronic resource]

Oil, Shellac, and Wax is a sixteen-minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Painting Wood Furniture [electronic resource]

Painting Wood Furniture is a ten-minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Preparing Wood [electronic resource]

Preparing Wood is a seventeen-minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Professional Image [electronic resource]

The secret to presenting a professional image goes much deeper than external appearances. This video investigates not only the visible factors of proper attire and hygiene, but the issues of attitude, professional self-esteem, familiarity with technology, and knowledge of business trends as well. The image a person communicates through written correspondence and in after-hours settings is also addressed.
Online
2005; 2000
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Refinishing [electronic resource]

Refinishing is a twenty-seven minute video which is part of the series, Wood Finishing.A craftsman can plan, cut, and assemble a fine piece of furniture..but it does not become beautiful until the finish is applied. This series will give your students an understanding of the finishing options available, including advantages and disadvantages. The correct preparation and safe application methods for each are demonstrated.
Online
2005; 1994
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Log on for Success [electronic resource]: Using Internet Job Sites

Show your students how to find great jobs fast-with the Internet. This video will tell them everything they need to know to start blazing an electronic path to outstanding career opportunities. It covers how to find and then effectively search mega-job sites, industry- or profession-specific sites, and individual company sites; how to prepare Web-ready and E-mail-compatible resumes and cover letters; how to fill out online questionnaires; and how to save, organize, and keep track of what's been posted and sent. The video also clues viewers in to what information not to post, like social security numbers, so bad guys won't be able to scam them. In an Information Age job market, success begins with a click! Correlates to the career standards from the National Occupational Information C [...]
Online
2005; 2004
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The Arts, Audio Visual Technology & Communications [electronic resource]

Here's a place where your students can turn their creativity into a career. This program looks at opportunities to design, produce, exhibit, perform, write, or publish in a variety of media, including theater, film, textiles, newspapers, radio, and television. Real-world insights into this cluster are provided through interviews with a cable TV broadcast engineer, newspaper reporter, professional actor, commercial artist, and a TV director/producer. Correlates to the National Standards for Life Work.
Online
2005; 2004
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Hospitality & Tourism [electronic resource]

The hospitality and tourism cluster is all about providing food, lodging, and entertainment to people when they're away from home. This program provides an inside track on what the work is like by talking to a travel agent, hotel manager, baker, and waitress. Correlates to the National Standards for Life Work.
Online
2005; 2004
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Architecture & Construction [electronic resource]

With over 13 million jobs in the U.S. alone, the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster is simply huge. This program offers a sense of how wide-ranging the opportunities can be by looking at the educational and training requirements, as well as the actual work of an architect, plumber, electrician, and construction and building inspector. Correlates to the National Standards for Life Work.
Online
2005; 2004