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Course details

Students who have completed Terms 1 and 2 of the Associate Certificate will be placed for either one 160 hour or two 80 hour placements with a kitchen/bath cabinetry company or residential materials/fixture supplier. Students who have completed Term 3 of the Diploma in Residential interiors may be placed with the aforementioned and/or a residential design firm. Students will perform work-related tasks at the industry sponsor’s place of business during office hours. Students will prepare a portfolio and resume to present to the practicum placement sponsor – students may be interviewed by the sponsor prior to being placed. The first day of class students will be exposed to a variety of design portfolio layouts and formats intended to best market their design work. Students will be encouraged to prepare their own portfolio and marketing materials for the second day of the course, when they will receive a one-on-one personal critique of their work. Students will be required to submit weekly assignments and present their experience to peers during the final week of class.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of INTR 4130 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 64709


Wed Jul 12 - Wed Aug 30 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 64709
  • $999.65
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 12 - Jul 19 Wed 17:00 - 21:30 Burnaby
Jul 26 - Aug 18 N/A N/A Burnaby
Aug 23 - Aug 30 Wed 17:00 - 21:30 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Mandatory Requirements: Must have completed Term 1 and Term 2 of the Diploma in Residential Interiors with a 65% or higher in all courses. Students should only register for this practicum if they are not planning on completing the Diploma in Residential Interiors. Students who plan to complete the Diploma will take the practicum in the Winter term. Please note - students are required to find their own placement. If you have questions, please contact the Program Head, Lori Burns, at Course registration will end on June 20th, 2023. Students are required to have an updated complete resume for the first class to review.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Research and report on the organizational structure, design philosophy, work environment and design specialty of a residential design firm, kitchen/bath cabinetry company or residential materials/fixture supplier.
  • Develop interview and interpersonal skills for successful entry into the workplace.
  • Clarify expectations of performance with the sponsor.
  • Prepare a professional quality resume and portfolio for job interviews.
  • Assess various options for employment opportunities within the design field locally.
  • Attend a Vancouver Chapter NKBA meeting.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Practicum (INTR 4130) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Kitchen & Bath Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time


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