Field Placement

Placement or work integrated learning is an important component of the curriculum for many programs. It provides students with relevant work experience and can be completed in various ways. In order to be eligible for placement students must have completed all courses leading into their final year of studies and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Our placement officer works with faculty and students to secure relevant placement opportunities for all eligible students. Students are encouraged to search for their own positions in order to enhance their job search skills. Prior to starting placement students must complete 4 online modules to prepare them for the workplace. These include Health and Safety training, WHMIS training, AODA training and Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention. Once completed, students will have access to jobs posted on the course page and can begin to apply. Placement is typically unpaid but in some cases paid positions are found. Students must successfully complete a minimum number of work experience hours. This may be done one day per week in the final year of studies, during the spring/summer prior to their final year, block time during school breaks or other options as agreed upon with the placement officer. Specific details of placement are presented to students upon course registration.