ELFT 150 - Electrician Practicum

Students will be placed in a 60-hour unpaid practicum. During this time, students will be exposed to operating terminology and become involved with the daily routine and duties performed by an Electrician. Practicum placements will be arranged only upon recommendation of the instructor, and efforts will be made to provide placements in line with student preferences. Sponsors will be asked to provide a variety of tasks in line with the student's learning objectives. If a practicum placement cannot be offered, students will complete their practicum in the shop under the supervision of their instructor. Upon completion of their practicum, learners are required to provide a written report to their instructor detailing their experience.


Hours: 60 (Practicum Hours: 60)


Total Weeks:  2





Non-Course Prerequisites: 

Students must be enrolled in the Electrician Foundation Trades Training Program. After being accepted into the program but before the Electrician Practicum (ELFT 150) begins, students will be required to provide proof of the following certifications:
• Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
• Occupational First Aid - Level 1
• H2S Alive

* All certificates must be valid for the duration of the Electrician Foundation Practicum placement. Failure to provide proof may result in suspension or removal from this course and subsequently an inability to complete all requirements for successful program completion.




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.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass (based on Employer evaluation)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Course Comments:
- Practicum placement dependent upon instructor's discretion
- All Students will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Rules and Regulatory Practices for Students Policy.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.