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OGOP 102 - Work Practicum

Students will be placed in an industry setting for a period of 80 hours. In this time, students will be exposed to operating terminology and become involved with the daily routine and duties performed by an Oil and Gas Field Operator. Practicum placements will be arranged only upon recommendation of the Instructor, and efforts will be made to provide placements in line with student preferences. Employers will be requested to provide a variety of tasks in line with the student's learning objectives.


Hours: 80 (Practicum Hours: 80)


Total Weeks: 2




Non-Course Prerequisites:
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Occupational First Aid - Level 1
H2S Alive
Electronic General Safety Orientation (eGSO)
*All four certificates must be valid for the term of the Practicum.




Course Content:
Students will be placed in an industry setting for a period of 80 hours.  In this time the students will be exposed to oil and gas field operational terminology and become involved with the routine and duties performed by an Oil and Gas Field Operator. 


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to follow safe work practices
- Demonstrate ability to perform and complete assigned tasks
- Demonstrate knowledge, aptitude and organization in performing assigned tasks
- Develop and maintain positive and cooperative professional working relationships with peers

Demonstrate a firm understanding of safety and facility practices

Demonstrate teamwork skills

Demonstrate troubleshooting skills

Demonstrate mechanical aptitude


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
Practicum placement dependent upon instructor's discretion.
Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
If a practicum placement with an actual employer cannot be offered, students will complete their practicum at the Northern Lights College simulated well site under supervision of their Instructor.


Depending on placement, students will be required to provide their own Class 1 CSA approved footwear and suitable clothing.


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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