The Trades Sampler course is intended to introduce students to a variety of trades in a short period of time, with the goal of assisting them in making an informed choice regarding which trade may interest them. It is intended to help students gain a clear understanding of the standards, material, instructional methods and academic performance associated with apprenticeship training. This course provides a well aligned entry point into the trades and apprenticeship opportunities available at Northern Lights College. Students will be exposed to at least one trade in each of the construction, metalwork and mechanical trades.
Hours: 360 (Lecture: 108; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 252)
Use Safe Work Practices
Control workplace hazards
Use OHS regulations and WorkSafeBC standards
Use personal protective equipment (PPE)
Describe fire protection
Use fire extinguishers
Use tools and equipment
Use common hand tools
Use common portable power tools
Read and interpret drawings
Describe codes and regulations
Use codes and regulations
Level 1 First Aid training
Attend a worksite visit
Attend a guest speaker event
The Trade Sampler course allows you try out 5 different trades. You’ll learn the basics and get a sense of what trade(s) you want to pursue. You’ll also gain practical skills and complete the certifications that many trades employers are looking for.
Grading System: Attendance
Passing Grade: Attendance of 80%
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.