YETS 091 - Trades Sampler

The Trades Sampler course introduces students to a variety of trades in a short period of time. It is intended to help students gain a clearer understanding of the standards, materials, instructional methods and academic performance associated with various apprenticeship training paths and assist them in choosing the trade they wish to pursue. This course provides a well aligned entry point into the Foundation Trades Training and Apprenticeship programs available at Northern Lights College. Trades students will explore could include, but are not limited to, Carpentry, Mechanics, Plumbing, Electrical, Professional Cook and Welding.


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


Prerequisites: None


Non-Course Prerequisites: None


Co-requisites: None


Course Content:
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
Organize Work
Read and interpret drawings
Describe codes and regulations
Use codes and regulations
Workforce Certificates
WHMIS training
Level 1 First Aid training
Employment Engagement
Attend a worksite visit
Attend a guest speaker event


Learning Outcomes: The Trades Sampler 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 50% overall grade and complete 80% of major units. (reported to ITA as a PASS/Incomplete)


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