Courses

Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson together with the TVET, Ministry of Education, and other stake holders have developed course contents that are suitable for students and to prepare them to work in Industry. Occupational standards of safety and competence should be achieved in the course program. Below is the Course Content of the different Trade courses at present. Programs and courses offered

All courses are open to both boys and girls.  All courses are of a three-year duration that include an on-the-job component in the third year.  The responsibility of finding a workplace rests with the student.  At the end of the Second year, the student may be offered the possibility of the National Trade, Training and Testing Unit (NTTTU) examinations.  This will evaluate the student and grade in their Technology.  Short Courses will also be conducted. CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY This course introduces the student to the different engine types and its respective component systems with the main focus of identification and the familiarization of basic operations of the different engine types. The students are trained also with the removal, adjustment and replacement of the component parts. In addition, minor servicing procedures of the engine component systems. 1st year contents: Introduction to Automotives, Motor Vehicle safety, Shop tools and equipment, Vehicle Classification, Engine Classification, Engine fundamentals, Two stoke Engines, Arc Welding, Fuel Systems (Diesel and Petrol), Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Carburettor System and Injection Pump, Intake System and Exhaust System, Lubrication System, Cooling System, Suspension System. Students will be taught and trained in the science and art of servicing the mechanical aspects of motor vehicles. Emphasis will be given to the details of the why’s and how’s including the do’s and the don’ts. The practical aspect of this course involves students working on engines and other components of the motor vehicle. 2nd year contents: Clutch Fundamentals, Manual Transmission, Drive Shaft, Rear Axles, Differentials, Axle Shafts, Rear Suspension, Transaxle Final Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Front Suspension, Swing Axles, Torsion Rear Axle, Shock Absorbers, Suspension Service, Ball Joint Front Suspension, Strut Suspension, Coil Springs, Leaf Springs, Hubs and Bearings, Steering Systems, Steering Boxes, Electric- Hydraulic Power Steering, Electric Power Steering, Steering Boxes with Worm Gearing, Four Wheel Drive Steering, Steering Column Service, Power Steering Maintenance, Analysing Power Steering Problems, Rack and Pinion Steering, Steering Faults. CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY This course covers joinery and carpentry the basic in building construction with the usage of construction materials such as timber and concrete. The students learn the importance of work safety, the use of equipment and tools and its application in the relevant work place. It provides the means for the student to be able to construct projects beginning from building the foundation to the roofing. 1st year contents: Orientation, Personal Safety, Workshop and Site Safety, Scaffolding, Cutting Tools, Marking Tools Testing Tools, Levelling Tools, Driving or Impelling Tools, Holding or Gripping Tools, Gauging Tools Digging Tools, Framing Joints, Lengthening Points, Widening Joints, Angle Joints, Fasteners and Adhesives, Scale Readings, Plan Reading and Interpretation, Solomon Island Building Rules, Introduction to Drafting, Timber Treating, Selecting Timber, Calculating amount of Timber, Material Costs, Drop Saw, Circular Saw, Compound Saw, Electric Planer, Electric Drill, Electrical Sander, Block Making and Laying, Septic Tanks, Soak Away, Basic Concrete, Ground Slab, Suspended Slab, Column Beams, Concrete Placement and Reinforcement, Profiling, Levelling, Diagonals, Trenching, Ground Slab Form Work, Column Form Work, Suspended Slab Form Work, Beam Form Work, Wooden Stairs, Concrete Stairs, Landscaping, Skirting, Scribing, Cornices, Quarter Rounds, Doors and Windows. 2nd year contents: Occupational Health and Safety, Working Effectively in the Construction Industry, Planning and Organising Work, Basic Measurement and Calculation, Workplace Communication, Reading Interpretation Plans and Specifications, Timber Flooring, Timber Walls, Roofing, Exterior Cladding, Interior Lining, Doors and Windows, Fix outs, Timber and Concrete Stairs, Form Work, Using Construction Tools and Equipment, Working Safely at Heights, Erect and Dismantle Restricted Scaffolding, Drain and Dewater, Excavation, Concrete to Simple Forms, Explosive Power Tools, Placing and Fixing Reinforcements, Applying Basic Levelling Procedures CERTIFICATE IN LIFE SKILLS This course provides the opportunity for students to study food and its nutritional value, personal health studies with features of Home Management. The students will also experience a semi commercial work environment that deals with cooking, catering and hospitality. Another component of the course introduces the student to the basic of clothing and textiles which will enable the student to make projects from various fabrics. This course is related to those who are interested in Hospitality. 1st year contents: Food and Nutrition, Food Nutrients, Junk Food, Food in the Body, Food Needs of Family Members, Meal Planning, Food Hygiene, Preparation and Cooking of Food, Preserving Food, Family Resource Management, Care and Cleaning of Homes, Room cleaning and General Cleaning, Household Materials, Housework Planning, Household Pests, Waste Management, Care of Clothes, Care of Household Linen, Furnishing and Decorating the Home, Budgeting, the Budget, Social Health Problems, Reproductive Systems, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy and Labour, Contraceptives, Breast Feeding, Weaning, Traditional Island Fibres, Traditional Dyes, Introduced Fibres, Basic Sewing Equipment, Sewing Machines, Basic Hand Stitches, Sewing Processes, Body Measurement, Patterns, Sewing Garments. 2nd year contents: Hospitality Human Resources, Tourism and Hospitality, Restaurant Service, Hospitality Financial Management, House Keeping Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Marketing, Selecting, Preparing and Cooking Meals, Appetisers, Salads and Sandwiches, Organising and Preparing Food, Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs Farinaceous, Preparing and Cooking Seafood, Recipes, Pastry. Cakes and Yeast Goods, Buffets, Larder of Special Diets, Balanced Diet and Diet Related Disease, Factors Influencing Food Selection, Basic Nutritious Concepts, Food Basics, Essential Nutrients, Cereals Product, Vegetable Fats and Oils, Food Spoilage, Food Quality, Chemicals in Foods, Food Preservation, food packaging. Introduction of Electrical Sewing and Over Lock Machines, Drafting, Shirts, Skirts, Food Cover, Container Holder, Pillow Case, Craft, Blouses, Dying, Tissue Holder, Peg Holder, Bed Cover, Cloth Holder, Cutting Designs, Trousers, Dresses, Personal Hygiene, Food Hygiene, Kitchen Hygiene, Management Hygiene, Health and Safety Practices, Security Practices, Establish and Maintain an OHS Procedures, Safety in the Workplace, Safety with Chemicals. CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICAL TRADE This course deals with the study of Electrical fundamentals, principles and concepts of electricity and their applications. It helps the student develop knowledge of AC and DC machines with the emphasis on its operating principles and basic maintenance. Troubleshooting is also included. The student will acquire and apply with confidence and competence installation and termination of common electrical cords and cables, statutory regulations, general hand tools, protective devices and test equipment. 1ST year contents: Year 1 Students are engaged in studying the fundamentals of electrical technology as apply to this particular environment. Electrical Principle (Theory) is studied alongside electrical wiring (Theory and Practical) both combining to form what is popularly known as Domestic Installation. Deeply embedded in the course is also the fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety which forms the core of the Trade, “working to a safe and acceptable standard” in the environment. Students have the opportunity to explore the electricity benefits and do hands-on work in the workshop and at staff houses being classified as domestic installations. In the workshop students learn to do practical work on their own boards which are simulations of actual installations in and around the domestic environment. At the end of the first year at DBTI will be competent to work on any domestic installation and take on commercial work in part. It is the starting place to becoming a fully licensed electrician. 2nd year contents: The second year program is divided into two parts: Electrical principal (Theory) and Electrical Motor Controls, Troubleshooting and Repairs (Practical). These are studied alongside communications, mathematics and computers. The Motor Controls, troubleshooting and repair courses heavily involve Occupational Health and Safety, a requirement that has become standard in the modern day electrical installation environment. There are 22 practical exercises in motor controls which are designed to give the students the most out of electrical wiring and controls. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves in specialist areas of the Electrical Trade and they develop the necessary skills to trouble shoot, fault find and repair electrical machines. Students are involved in general maintenance and repair work in and around the workshop. CERTIFICATE IN MACHINING, FITTING AND MAINTANANCE (MFM) This course in introduces the students to the fundamentals of Maintenance Fitting Technology. It gives the opportunity for the students to acquire the habit of working safety practices, familiarization of basic tools, the basic use and knowledge of welding with gas and arc. 1st year contents: Benchwork, Personal Safety, Workshop Safety, Tools Safety, Measuring, Marking, Laying Out, Testing Tools, Cutting Hand Tools, Non Cutting Hand Tools, Safety with Electric Arc Welding, Electric Arc Welding Equipment, Electric Arc Welding Processes, Safety with Oxy-acetylene Equipment or Outfit, Oxy- Acetylene Equipment or Outfit, Oxy- Acetylene Welding and Cutting Processes, Brazing, Fits, Limits and Tolerance, The Production Processes, Material Science, Off-Hand Grinding, Power Saws, Drilling and Reaming, Centre Lathe, Importance of Technical Drawing, Abbreviations in Technical Drawing, Types of Different Drawing Instruments, Preparation of a Drawing Sheet, The Alphabet of Lines, Engineering Lettering and Drawing Symbols, The Drawing Scales, Freehand Sketching Techniques, Geometric Constructions, Orthographic Projections. 2nd year contents: Milling Machine, Portable Power Tools, Surface Grinding Machine, Tool Safety, Centre Lathe Tool Registry, Screw Cutting on Lathe, Tailstock Offset, Steady Rest and Traveling rest, Indexing Insert Cutting Machine, Indexing Operations on Milling Machine, Using Rotary Table, Using Indexable Insert Milling Cutter, Eccentric Turning, Job Planning with Lathe Operations, Working with Face Plate, Job Planning with Milling Operations, Generation of Internal and External Slots, Using Fly Cutter, Mechanical Power Transmission, Machine and Equipment Installation, Orthographic Projections of Complex Objects, Pictorial Drawings, Rules and Standards of Dimensioning in ISO, Sectioning, Review of Isometric Circles and Geometric Constructions, Applied Symbols and Abbreviations, Pictorial Drawings- Level 2, Sectional Views- Level 2, Concept of Working Drawings, Detail Drawings, Assembly Drawings. EOSDT (Employment Oriented Skills Development Training) One year in School and 600 hours in industry for On-the-Job Training. Communication Skills &Value Education are compulsory subjects. Time-table & uniforms will be like that of the Certificate Course students, 90% attendance & competency are required to be eligible for OJT. 1. Information Technology exposes the students to hands-on familiarity with the computer and Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Power-point, Publisher) needed for basic computer literacy. The students will also be introduced to Office Administration. 2. Fabrication & Welding exposes the students to various types of welding and practical experience of fabrication. Safety measures, use of appropriate tools and equipment are part of the training.