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Community Practicum

Course Code: CSCT 0150
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is designed to provide students with a realistic work opportunity in a community practicum. The intent of the course is for students to transfer skills learned in the classroom and lab to the work environment. Students are placed at a practicum in a supervised and supportive atmosphere in the customer service or retail field.

Course Content

  • Student observation of the workplace
  • Mature workplace communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving workplace issues
  • Following instructions
  • Differences between full and part-time employment
  • Employment standards in the workplace

Methods of Instruction

Students will be monitored at their practicum placement by faculty and staff. Feedback will be elicited from the practicum supervisor and shared with the student, verbally and in writing. Following the practicum placement the student will meet with the instructor for a thorough evaluation.

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when:

  • Student has actively participated in the work practicum
  • Student has demonstrated appropriate work habits
  • Student has been actively involved in feedback sessions, written and verbal evaluation process
  • Student has maintained regular attendance and practicum expectations from the supervisor

Learning Outcomes

  1. To gain realistic working exposure in a retail or customer service practicum setting
  2. To demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in relating to supervisor and co-workers
  3. To develop an awareness of the employers expectations in relation to the workplace
  4. To establish basic knowledge of labour information necessary to retain employment

course prerequisites

Acceptance into CSCT program

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.