LAND 290 - Work Practicum

This unpaid practicum provides students with an opportunity to put into practice program theory from both the lab and classroom in structured project led by various industry sponsors. Students gain an enriched understanding of the relationship between program theory, terminology, and day to day field duties from multiple experts in the field and an opportunity to collaborate on the experiences with their peers.


Credits: 3


Hours: 96 (Seminars/Tutorials: 16; Practicum Hours: 80)


Total Weeks: 15


Must be a student in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher after a minimum of 36 course credits applicable to the Land and Water Resources or Archaeology Diploma, or permission of Chair


Non-Course Prerequisites:
Appropriate safety tickets and training as per practicum sponsor





Course Content:
Participate in practicum projects including (but not limited to):
- Borehole drilling
- Groundwater sampling, Surface Water Feature Identification
- Line locating & ground disturbance planning
- Schedule “A” Assessment forested/farmland
- Identifying Wetlands, Stream Classification
- Post construction monitoring
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge Assessment in field
- Touring an active cattle and farm operation
- Understanding plant health: Native plant nursery (Twin Sisters)
- Schedule “B” Assessment of a wellsite/pipeline
- Observing winter construction/reclamation techniques
- Tree Planting (College)
- Project Heavy Duty, Heavy Equipment Operator Workshop (NPSS)


Learning Outcomes:
- Participate in activities of entry-level work in chosen field
- Apply critical thinking and use holistic approach to activities to solidify connections among varied skills and knowledge gained to date in the diploma
- Interact with practicum sponsors in a professional manner
- Be accountable to a Project Manager and collaborative team


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


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