Tours and Tests

Red and Yellow Tag Test

 

Tour Information - All tours are postponed due to COVID 19. Only the online portion of the Red Tag is currently available 


COVID NOTE: The following is for future informational purposes until the time that we can open the shops for certification tours and tests. Please access the Red Tag Canvas page through the red button above or here.

Red and yellow tags certify students to work in the M.E. Department machine shops. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do tours take place?

All tours are given at the Hangar (Bldg. 004).

When are tours offered?

Tours are offered from Week 2 to Week 8. No tours are offered after Week 8.

Tours begin at 10 minutes past the hour. You will be turned away if you are late.

What should I wear to the tour?

You must wear pants and closed-toed shoes. You will be turned away without them.

You must not wear clothing or jewelery that dangles. (No necklaces, lanyards, or hoodies with strings).

You must tie back long hair.

What should I bring to the tour?

Bring a pencil, hair scrunchie (if needed), and Z87+ safety glasses (if you have them).

Can I get a yellow tag without a red tag?

No. The red tag introduces fundamental safety information and is required to get a yellow tag.

Where can I pick up my shop ID card?

You can pick up your red tag ID card after you've (1) completed the quiz and uploaded a photo on PolyLearn (2) completed your red tag tour and passed the red tag test. If we do not have your ID card at the time that you complete your red tag test, your ID card may not have been made yet. You can visit Mustang '60 during open hours to check if your ID has been printed.

Class Tours


Professors should contact Eric Pulse (epulse@calpoly.edu) to make arrangements for class tours.

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