The Applied Learning Mapping Project will provide students with an at-a-glance format to see where applied learning opportunities are available.
Arts & Science
|Applied research project*|| |
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funded projects in partnership with local companies.
|Consulting project||Special lab projects|| |
Work on an analytical-based project in collaboration with a company, government organization, or non-profit group.
|Environmental study|| |
Collect water and sediment samples from local lakes and streams and carry out relevant chemical testing using the latest industry quality-assurance measures.
|Co-op work term|| |
Apply and extend academic knowledge while employed in an approved workplace setting.
|Course-based||Assignments and assessments||Give verbal notes from the stage regarding a chosen repertoire as part of a performance.|
|Creative performance||Jury performance||Perform 12-20 minutes of music on stage for an audience.|
|Term-end concert performance||Perform a selected work for the class at term end.|
|MUSC 261||Jury and recital performance|| |
Perform a 40-minute recital before the end of the term.
|MUSC 265|| |
Conducting performance project
Conduct either a school choir or orchestra at the end of the term.
|Term-end concert performance||As part of a Large Ensemble, perform on stage for an audience showcasing work done in various ensemble/team settings.|
|Term-end concert performance||As part of a Small Ensemble, perform on stage for an audience showcasing work done in various small ensemble/team settings.|
|Term-end performance|| |
Complete and perform a contemporary arrangement for a large ensemble.
|Recital performance||Perform a 12-20-minute self-produced recital before the end of term.|
Creative project and performance
|Song performance at term end||Create and perform a personal original work.|
|Compositional project|| |
Write and perform a composition based on theoretical work done over the course of the term.
|Skill development||Mock lesson|| |
Acquire practical skills necessary to instructing beginner and intermediate students. Demonstrate skills in front of the class with a sample student.
Acquire practical skills necessary to instructing intermediate and advanced students. Demonstrate skills in front of the class with a sample student.
|Various||MUSC 276||Various projects|| |
Demonstrate learning through completion of various related aspects required by the business and profession of music such as field recordings, website URL registration and website development, SOCAN registration and contract writing.
*For more information, please contact Blair Surridge.
|Clinic||Tax courses|| |
Community volunteer income tax program at Camosun
|Prepare tax returns for Camosun College students.|
|Competitions||Various||Applied case competition|| |
Compete internally in an applied case competition and in a BC wide case competition.
|Co-op||Co-op work term|| |
Apply, extend and integrate academic or technical knowledge through relevant work experience with qualified organizations.
|Course-based||ACCT 110||Simulation|| |
Perform an accounting cycle for a mock business including invoices, checks, etc.
Financial statement Analysis
Use real firms to analyze financial statements with trends and ratios.
|ACCT 161||Real-life examples|| |
Perform assignments and examples that mirror what a student would see while working in industry.
|ACCT 207|| |
Financial statement Analysis
Use real firms to analyze financial statements with trends and ratios.
Cost volume profit statement
Create a cost volume profit statement for the Camosun Food Truck.
Use Profile tax software to prepare tax returns for simulated people.
|ACCT 385||Audit plan|| |
Using auditing software, prepare an audit plan and audit a section of a company.
|ACCT 480||Real-world assignments|| |
Perform assignments that mirror what a student would see while working as an auditor, a tax preparer and working in industry.
|FIN 210||Class discussions|| |
Participate in discussions about a company’s decisions related to ethical violations, dividend policy, investment, etc.
|FIN 310||Case study|| |
Capital Budgeting Case exclusively using Excel.
Financial Planning Case exclusively using Excel.
|Lab||FIN 210|| |
Efficient market hypothesis testing
Design an experiment to show that the efficient market hypothesis holds, use this hypothesis to select stocks and your own method and compare the results of performance.
|Consulting Project||MARK 110||Marketing plan||Work on a marketing plan for a non-profit or small business.|
|MARK 220||Integrated marketing communications plan||Complete an integrated marketing communications plan for a local organization or event.|
|MARK 235||Sales call for client||Venture into the community on behalf of a non-profit.|
|MARK 360||Sustainable marketing plan||Evaluate the social and environmental applications of a business.|
|MARK 365||Consumer behaviour analysis||Analyze and evaluate customer behaviour for a small business.|
|MARK 420||Project management||Use project management practices to design and implement a service-learning project for an international not-for-profit organization.|
|MARK 440||Social media analysis||Analyze web presence and social media strategies for small business, government or non-profit.|
|MARK 465||Business-to-Business (B2B) marketing||Develop a strategic business marketing plan by collaborating with a local organization.|
|Co-op||BUS 301||Co-op work term||Alternate academic study with paid work terms to gain workplace experience.|
|Research Project||MARK 220||Marketing research||Complete an applied market research project to support decision-makers with useful information.|
|Work Experience||MARK 499||Unsupervised work term||Self-directed work, volunteer or project experience.|
Health & Human Services
|Community service learning||Public clinic|| |
Provide preventive dental care to children and adults in the Camosun College dental clinic.
Low-cost dental clinic
Work alongside a dentist providing restorative dental services to clients.
Provide free dental care to young mothers.
|Field school||Various|| |
Field school in Mexico
Travel to Mexico and provide care to the residents of the local community.
|International exchange||Various||Dental hygiene program in Japan|| |
Go to school in Japan for one week as part of an exchange program.
|Practicum||Community dental office|| |
Gain six weeks of practicum experience in a general dentistry office.
Trades & Technology
|Consulting project||MENG 295||Final capstone project|| |
Produce a working prototype or finished product. Start with an idea based on a problem, develop a conceptual solution, and then develop the concept into a working design. Collaborate and communicate with clients, businesses and each other while solving real-world engineering problems.
|Co-op||Work experience||Participate in co-operative education work terms to gain up to twelve months of paid industry experience.|
|Course-based||MENG 152||Mechanical CAD project|| |
Using standard industry engineering document practices, deliver a complete "manufacturing-ready" drawing package. Use these deliverables for future job applications to demonstrate readiness to become productive members of a company's engineering team.
|MENG 171||Assessment and improvement|| |
Assess a community-based product for its materials selection and identify potential design improvements.
|ENGR 175||Assess a community-based product for its static load carrying capacity and identify potential design improvements.|
|ENGR 293||Mechanical project|| |
Working in teams and following standard engineering design practice, produce a working prototype to solve a real-world problem.
|Creative practice||MENG 293||Social Responsibility project|| |
Design and bring to a final prototype stage a social responsibility project demonstrating applications of engineering for the betterment of society.
Learn to tie four knots and how to use charts and navigation equipment.
|Creative performance||Role playing exercises|| |
Role-play with classmates realistic situations of shipboard life. Manage challenges, authority, responsibility, and discipline.
|LTW||Role playing exercises|| |
Role-play with classmates realistic situations of shipboard life such as team work, organization, human situations, and responsibility.
|ECDIS operation|| |
With the use of the marine simulator, operate an ECDIS on several voyages to the Seattle, San Francisco, and Baltimore areas.
|Operational Training|| |
With the use of the marine simulator, position own ship with several different systems.
|Collision Avoidance|| |
With the use of models, experience collision avoidance techniques and safe procedures to follow with the international regulations.
|Float tank experiments|| |
With the use of a model and float tank, determine underwater volumes and other stability data.
|Practical Voyages|| |
With the use of the marine simulator, operate a vessel in a variety of situations such as fog, heavy seas, narrow channels, and high traffic.
|Field experience||DVS|| |
Use extinguishers to control three fires. Practical fire hose handling in the pool work with survival suits, life jackets, and life rafts.
|Professional/technical skills development||NAUT CP2|| |
Use a marine sextant to measure vertical and horizontal angles.
|NAUT CG2|| |
Use ropes and pulleys to mechanical advantage and loads of lifting equipment.
Weather data measurement
Use equipment to accurately measure weather data.
"I love the idea of experiential or applied learning. The more that the college gets behind and supports those things, I think the stronger student base we'll be sending out into the working world or onto universities."
~Tommy Happynook Jr, Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections, Camosun College
Where will applied learning take you?
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