Career and Technical Education

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Beginning Excel
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This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

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Career and Technical Education
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Barbara Lave
Diane Shingledecker
Julie Romey
Mary Schatz
Noreen Brown
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks
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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.

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Career and Technical Education
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University of Hawaii
Author:
Clifford Rutherford
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Chemistry of Cooking
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People around the world are fascinated about the preparation of food for eating. There are countless cooking books, TV shows, celebrity chefs and kitchen gadgets that make cooking an enjoyable activity for everyone. The chemistry of cooking course seeks to understand the science behind our most popular meals by studying the behavior of atoms and molecules present in food. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the chemistry involved in cooking such as caramelization, Maillard reaction, acid-base reactions, catalysis, and fermentation. Students will be able to use chemistry language to describe the process of cooking, apply chemistry knowledge to solve questions related to food, and ultimately create their own recipes.

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Culinary Arts
Chemistry
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Textbook
Author:
Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Criminal Law
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Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

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Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
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University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Lisa Storm
Date Added:
01/01/2012
DC Electrical Circuits Workbook
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This supplement is intended for an introductory electrical circuits course offered in a two or four year electrical engineering technology program. It features approximately 500 problems in DC electrical circuits ranging from introductory concepts and units through resistor color code, series, parallel, series-parallel and multi-source source circuits using voltage and current sources. Coverage includes Thévenin's and Norton's Theorems, maximum power transfer, source conversions, mesh & nodal analysis and superposition. Introductory material on capacitors and inductors with RL and RC transients rounds out the collection. Problems in each section are divided into four categories: Analysis, Design, Challenge and Simulation. Answers to the odd-numbered Design and Analysis problems are given in the appendix.

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James Fiore
Date Added:
12/01/2017
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition
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Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/digital-foundations-introduction-to-media-design-with-the-adobe-creative-cloud-revised-edition/24461332

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Michael Mandiberg
xtine burrough
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Digital Media (Course Files)
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This set of course materials includes lecture slides, activity files, images, quizzes, tests, review questions, and project assignments for Digital Media at Georgia Gwinnett College. The course uses open-source applications such as GIMP and InkScape.

Individual chapters are available for download due to the large file sizes. Web-based assignments to supplement these materials are located on the GGC Wiki: All Digital Media Assignments

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Digital Images
Image Processing
Audio Processing
Video Processing
Creating Animation

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Film and Music Production
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Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
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Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Kairui Chen
Shuhua Chen
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Ethics in Law Enforcement
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In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking. By the end of this book, you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Steve McCartney
Date Added:
03/24/2015
Exploring Movie Construction and Production
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Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students’ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.

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Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
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State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
John Reich
Date Added:
07/11/2017
Film Aesthetics (Open Course)
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This open set of course materials for Film Aesthetics is a downloadable version of a course created for a learning management system. Included are learning modules and a quiz bank based on introductory film concepts including the following topics: Narrative Structure and Motifs, Mise-en-Scene, Cinematography, Sound Design, Music, and Visual Effects.

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Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Elizabeth Lathrop
Thomas Anderson
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals
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This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
11/30/2015
Introduction to Permaculture
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Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
06/29/2017
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC
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This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized thematically moving from a global, then national, and finally provincial context. Chapters contain "Spotlight On" boxes that highlight an organization, business, or other key component and "Take a Closer Look" features that encourage further reading on particular subjects. Key terms, exercises and case studies can be found at the end of each chapter.

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Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Donna Owens
Don Webster
Eugene Thomlinson
Geoffrey Bird
Griff Tripp
Heather Knowles
Keith Henry
Kelly Glazer
Lynda Robinson
Micki McCartney
Morgan Westcott
Peter Briscoe
Ray Freeman
Rebecca Wilson-Mah
Terry Hood
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
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This introductory textbook is unique because it was a collaborative effort by all Criminology and Criminal Justice professors at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. This book can be used on a quarter or semester system, as well as cover topics that may get left out of some introductory texts such as controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Further, we made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alison S. Burke
Brian Fedorek
David Carter
Lore Rutz-Burri
Shanell Sanchez
Tiffany Morey
Date Added:
03/18/2019
Lab Manual for Linear Electronics
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This is a laboratory manual covering linear semiconductors, appropriate for students in an Electrical Engineering Technology program (AAS or BS). The exercises begin with basic diodes and progress through NPN and PNP bipolar transistors using various DC biasing forms. AC small signal analysis is encountered next followed by large signal class A and class B analysis. The manual concludes with exercises on JFET biasing and amplifiers.

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
07/26/2013
Laboratory Manual for Computer Programming with Python and Multisim (tm)
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This lab manual is intended for an introductory programming course for Electrical Engineering and/or Technology students at the AAS and/or BS level. It begins with an introduction to the Multisim (tm) simulation software and progresses to programming using the Python language. Most programming assignments are based on electrical applications.

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
01/13/2014
Laboratory Manual for Semiconductor Devices: Theory and Application
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This is the companion laboratory manual to the OER text Semiconductor Devices: Theory and Application. Coverage begins at basic semiconductor devices (signal diodes, LEDs, Zeners, etc.) and proceeds through bipolar and field effect devices. Applications include rectifiers, clippers, clampers, AC to DC power supplies, small and large signal class A amplifiers, followers, class B amplifiers, ohmic region FET applications, etc.
Mirror site: http://www.dissidents.com/resources/LaboratoryManualForSemiconductorDevices.pdf

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James Fiore
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques
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Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

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Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
BC Cook Articulation Committee
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Semiconductor Devices: Theory and Application
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This text covers the theory and application of discrete semiconductor devices including diodes, bipolar junction transistors, JFETs, MOSEFETs and IGBTs. It is appropriate for Associate and Bachelors degrees programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering and similar areas of study. Applications include rectifying, clipping, clamping, switching, small signal amplifiers and followers, and class A, B and D power amplifiers. A companion laboratory manual is available. The text is also available in Open Document Text (.odt) format.

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James Fiore
Date Added:
05/01/2017
Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition
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The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Colby J. Moorberg
David J. Crouse
Date Added:
08/28/2017