Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature


In this short four-hour online self-directed course, learners will explore basic hand tools that are primarily used within the heavy equipment trade.  Learners will discover how to use them, their functions, applications, and safety measures to practice while using them in the trade.  Learners will also explore scan tools, pins/bushings, and what to expect while working as a heavy equipment technician.

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, learners should be able to:

  • Select appropriate tools for a specific job

  • Describe the functions and application of different tools used in the trade

  • Recognize how to use different kinds of tools in a safe manner

  • Discuss appropriate safety rules and best practices to follow when using basic hand tools

  • Describe what to do when workers are operating basic hand tools in an unsafe manner


    1. Land Acknowledgement

    2. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    3. Before we begin...

    4. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    5. Learner Resources and Supports

    6. Technology Requirements

    7. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    8. Navigation

    9. Learner Introductions

    10. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    11. Frequently Asked Questions

    12. Help & Contact Information

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Micro-credential Overview

    3. Learning Outcomes & Goals

    4. Modes of Learning

    1. Basic Hand Tools - Introduction

    2. Pre-Test

    1. Types of Hand Tools

    2. Discussion Forum: Using Basic Hand Tools

    3. Scenario-Based Learning: Unsafe Practices

    4. Lesson 2 - Self-Check Quiz

    1. What to Expect in this Trade?

    2. Discussion Forum: Reflection

    3. Lesson 3 - Self-Check Quiz

    1. Final Quiz Instructions

    2. Final Quiz

About this course

  • $49.99
  • 30 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content