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ELFT 150 - Electrician Practicum
Course Details

Course Code:
  ELFT 150

Calendar Description:
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:
  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 90
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 90
  • On the Job Experience: 90
Total Weeks:  3

This course is offered online:
  No

Pre-Requisites:
  • Students must be enrolled in the Electrician Foundation Trades Training Program
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:
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
Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:

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
  • Threading conduits
  • Running cable between boxes
  • Site cleanup
  • Any task the journey person in charge deems appropriate for the worker's skill level
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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.
Knowledge:  Use initiative to identify tasks

Attitudes:
  Use time productively

Skills:  Select and use appropriate tools

Grading System:  Pass/Fail

Passing Grade: Pass (based on Employer evaluation)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 10 %
  • Practicum: 90 %
Number of Assignments:  1

Writing Assignments:
  • Practicum report
Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • Practicum placement dependent upon instructor's discretion.
  • Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
Keys to Success:
  • Attendance
  • Maintaining a professional attitude
  • Successful integration of knowledge acquired in class into the workplace.
Text Books:
  • Required - Northern Lights College, Work Practicum Handbook and Log Book (Northern Lights College)
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