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PLMB 150 - Plumber Practicum

Course Details
Course Code:
PLMB 150

Calendar Description:
This is an unpaid work practicum which will be coordinated by Trades Staff and supervised by the employer and instructor. In this time, students will be exposed to operating terminology and become involved with the daily routine and duties performed by a Plumber. 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. If a practicum placement with an actual employer cannot be offered, students will complete their practicum in the Northern Lights College lab under supervision of their Instructor. Students may also have the opportunity to work on the plumbing requirements of the Enhanced Carpentry Foundation Program's residential construction project.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 180

Practicum Hours:
Total Practicum Hours: 180
Formal Work Experience: 180

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Successful completion of PLMB 100 Plumber Level 1

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Course Content:
Improve and expand on skills and theory taught in the Plumber program. Content to be guided by the employer. Skill development, workplace relationships and communication, commitment to the employer.

Learning Outcomes:
Gain experience and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom/lab session. Perform first/second year apprenticeship tasks as assigned.

Applies theoretical knowledge in practical situation

Uses time productively at all times. Accepts criticism in a positive manner. Participates in a team approach to productivity.

Selects and uses appropriate tools and materials. Demonstrates trade skill expected of a first/second year apprentice.

Grading System:

Grading Weight:
Field Experience: 60 %
Employer Evaluation: 40 %

Keys to Success:
Field Experience will be based on performance at the Residential Construction sites.

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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