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AUTO 150 - Practicum
Course Details

Course Code:  AUTO 150

Calendar Description:

Students will be placed in a 40 hour practicum. Efforts will be made to provide placements in line with student preferences, and 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 shop under the supervision of their instructor.

Date First Offered: 2010-09-01

  • Total Hours: 40
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 40
Total Weeks:  1

This course is offered online:  No

  • AUTO 090 - Automotive Service Technician Foundation Trades Training
  • AUTO 100 - Automotive Service Technician Level 1
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

  • In order to secure and begin a practicum placement, students must complete or show current valid certification in the following safety course:
  • WFTR 107 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Rearticulation Submission: Yes

Course Content:

Students will be placed in an industry setting for a period of 40 hours under the supervision of a certified Journey person. In this time, the student will be exposed to the terminology of the trade and become involved with the routine and duties performed by an Automotive Service Technician. Employers will complete a College generated evaluation of the student's performance. Depending on placement, students will be required to provide their own Class 1 CSA approved footwear and suitable clothing.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Improve and expand upon their newly acquired skills
  • Apply theoretical knowledge
Knowledge:  Use initiative to identify tasks

Attitudes: Use time productively

Skills: Select and use the appropriate tools

Grading System: Pass/Fail

Passing Grade:  Pass

Grading Weight:
  • Practicum: 100 %
Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • Practicum placement dependant upon instructor's discretion.
  • Student will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
  • CSA approved footwear
  • Coverall
  • Safety glasses.
Keys to Success:
  • Attendance
  • Maintaining a professional attitude
  • Successful integration of knowledge acquired in class into the workplace.
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