This is an unpaid practicum which will be set up with assistance from Trades faculty. The practicum will be supervised and evaluated by Northern Lights College faculty and the employer. Students will be expected to select and use appropriate tools for their assigned tasks. Upon completion of their practicum, learners are required to provide a written report to their instructor detailing their experience on the practicum.
Date First Offered:
Total Practicum Hours: 90
On the Job Experience: 90
This course is offered online:
Students must be enrolled in the Electrician Foundation Trades Training Program
In order to secure and begin a practicum placement, students must complete or show current valid certification for the following safety courses:
WFTR 101 Occupational First Aid Level 1
WFTR 107 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
WFTR 108 H2S Alive
Practical application of skills and theory taught in the Electrician Foundation Trades Training Program.
- The 3 week practicum in the electrical industry may include electrical maintenance, electrical construction or other electrical industry related work.
- Drilling and tapping piles for grounding and bonding
Retrieving electrical parts and tools
Running cable between boxes
Any task the journey person in charge deems appropriate for the worker's skill level
Student's goal is to gain experience and demonstrate skills learned in the class/lab session, and to perform first year apprentice tasks as assigned.
Students must keep a detailed written report or log book of activities while on their practicum, and submit in report form to instructor upon completion of practicum.
Use initiative to identify tasks
Use time productively
Select and use appropriate tools
Pass (based on Employer evaluation)
Number of Assignments:
Assignments: 10 %
Practicum: 90 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Keys to Success:
Practicum placement dependent upon instructor's discretion.
Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
- Maintaining a professional attitude
- Successful integration of knowledge acquired in class into the workplace.
Required - Northern Lights College, Work Practicum Handbook and Log Book (Northern Lights College)