Tools, Instruments and Measures

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Intro to Technology

This course, as the title suggests, is comprised of hands on training experiences. The beginning of every session is concerned with safety. After the safety section of the lesson, there is vocabulary review and preview followed by demonstration and ending with the learner working with the tool, instrument or measure with instructor feedback. This classic model is an effective technique for skill based competency and we apply it to all sessions:


  1. Introduction to tools, instruments and measures
  2. Introduction to hand tools
  3. Fasteners, anchors and small parts
  4. Introduction to portable power tools
  5. Introduction to stationary power tools
  6. Drive
  7. Fixed meters and gauges
  8. Valves, piping and flow
  9. Portable instruments
  10. Measuring temperature, humidity and pressure
  11. Measuring solids, liquids and gases
  12. Measuring liquids
  13. Introduction to schematics and diagrams


The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable technology advancement, and assist in job creation through a commitment to diversity, innovation and comprehensive education.

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Telephone: 412-802-0988

1435 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219