Curriculum Guideline

Work Experience Practicum

Effective Date:
Course Code
CAEP 0310
Work Experience Practicum
Career and Employment Preparation
Applied Community Studies
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
165 hours/semester
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction
  • On-site practice and guidance
  • Seminar (small group discussion)


Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with on the job experience related to their career goals. Students are placed at supervised and supportive worksites in fields that match their interests and abilities. Students are expected to demonstrate and practice appropriate work habits and attitudes while gaining exposure to different work environments.
Course Content

Topics to be explored include:


  • Safework practices
  •  Positive work habits and attitudes
  •  Employability/workplace and interpersonal skills
  •  Goal-setting and self-evaluation of job performance
Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Complete various inventories/assessments related to education and employment, and develop and participate in personal, education and career planning
  2. Identify and describe reasonable education / workplace accommodations/adjustments and support
  3. Participate in verbal and non-verbal feedback
  4. Demonstrate positive workplace values
  5. Respond to different forms of feedback positively, considering the information to support positive changes.
  6. Demonstrate organizational skills (e.g. use planning tools, follow schedules, maintain punctuality and attendance)
  7. Participate in work site training orientation
  8.  Identity and evaluate safe and unsafe work sites
  9.  Complete a minimum of one work experience in an identified job, based on interests, skills and abilities when applicable
  10. Set goals and participate in evaluations
  11. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills with supervisors, coworkers and customers
  12.  Develop strategies for getting along with others, co-workers, supervisors, customers and other stakeholders
  13.  Define conflict and demonstrate conflict resolution strategies
  14. Demonstrate effective goal setting and time management skills
Means of Assessment

This course uses the mastery grading system and will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Mid-point and final self-assessments
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Regular attendance and participation in class activities
Textbook Materials



Instructor permission


No corequisite courses


No equivalency courses