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POPR 302 - Work Practicum

Course Details
Course Code:
POPR 302

Calendar Description:
Students will be placed in an industry setting for a period of 4 weeks. In this time, students will be exposed to operating terminology and become involved with the daily routine and duties performed by a Power Engineer. 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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 160

Practicum Hours:
Formal Work Experience: 160

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

POPR 200: Fourth Class Power Engineering Part A
POPR 201: Fourth Class Power Engineering Part B
POPR 208: Laboratory in Power Engineering and Gas Processing
POPR 011: Gas Process Operations Level A
POPR 012: Gas Process Operations Level B
POPR 013: Gas Process Operations Level C
POPR 014: Gas Process Operations Level D

In order to secure and begin a practicum placement, students must complete or show current valid certification in the following safety courses:
WFTR 101: Occupational First Aid - Level 1
WFTR 102: Occupational First Aid - Transportation Endorsement
WFTR 108: H2S Alive
WFTR 114: Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
WFTR 164: Confined Space Entry and Rescue Training
WFTR 169: Industrial Worker Fall Protection
WFTR 170: Industrial Fire Extinguisher
WFTR 302: Petroleum Safety Training (PST)

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Students will be placed in an industry setting for a period of 160 hours under the supervision of a certified Power Engineer. In this time, the student will be exposed to the terminology of the trade and become involved with the routine and duties performed by a Power Engineer. Employers will complete and submit a College generated evaluation form of the student's performance to the Instructor.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Apply theoretical classroom knowledge in practical workplace settings that meet the established workplace and program competencies
- Apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings

Demonstrate a firm understanding of safety and plant practices

Demonstrate teamwork skills

Demonstrate troubleshooting skills

Demonstrate mechanical aptitude

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Practicum: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students are required to sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

In situations where a student's conduct has been deemed unacceptable, for reasons including but not limited to attendance issues and safety concerns, Northern Lights College reserves the right to withhold their practicum placement based on the recommendation of the Instructor and Department Chair.

Personal protective equipment (safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, and fire retardant coveralls).

Keys to Success:
Attendance, maintaining a professional attitude, and successful integration of knowledge acquired in class into the workplace.
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