INTT 090 - Introduction to Trades

The Explore Trades for Adults course introduces students to a variety of different Trades pathways. Students will gain an understanding of the standards, materials, instructional methods and academic performance associated with Foundation Trades Training and Apprenticeship programs through exposure to four different trades during a twelve week course. Areas of focus could include a combination of Carpentry, Welding, Piping, Electrician, Auto Service Technician, Heavy Mechanical, or other combinations such as Millwright, Cook, and Oil & Gas Operator. The focus grouping will be based on a student interest survey and access to facilities of the different trades offered at time of application.


Hours: 300 (Lecture Hours: 100; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 200)




Non-Course Prerequisites:
Must be 19 years old by the first day of classes.




Course Content: 
- Use communication skills
- Use numeracy skills
- Apply study skills
- Work with others
- Read and interpret drawings
Use Safe Work Practices
- Control workplace hazards
- Use OHS regulations and WorkSafeBC standards
- Use personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Apply fire protection
Workforce Certification
- First Aid
- 3rd Workforce ticket (TBD)
Employability/Employment Engagement
- Describe apprenticeship system
- Attend a guest speaker event
- Describe employer expectations
- Attend a work site visit
Use Tools and Equipment
- Use common hand tools
- Use common portable power tools
Trade Units
- Describe the trade
- Describe the apprenticeship system
- Describe and use safe shop practices
- Control hazards in a shop environment
- Use hand and power tools, stationary tools and equipment specific to the trade
- Complete assigned trade project using appropriate materials, tools, equipment and safety procedures.


Learning Outcomes:The Introduction to Trades course introduces students to a variety of different trades. Students will learn the basics of these trades and get a sense of which they would like to pursue while they gain the practical skills and certifications required by Trades employers.


Grading System:  Pass/Fail


Passing Grade:  Must achieve a minimum 70% overall grade and complete 80% of major units.


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