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Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder - EMR

The EMR course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting and includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years. Being a certified EMR opens the doors to a variety of employment opportunities including BC Ambulance Services, private ambulance services (ie LifeSupport Transport), fire departments, law enforcement, ski-patrol and rescue, and industry employers in remote locations in BC / Alberta.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver.

Section Location Dates Cost
AET-020-CVS1 CV Oct 22-Nov 2 $995.00
AET-020-CVS1 CV Mar 11-Mar 22 $995.00
AET-020-CVS1 CV Jun 3-Jun 14 $995.00


Building Service Worker Level 1 & WHMIS

Learn the skills required to work in the building service custodial field. Topics include: attitudes, ground rules, WHMIS, blood borne pathogen and sharps safety, hanta virus awareness, basic cleaning chemistry, cleaning procedures overview, interior office cleaning, restroom cleaning, daily floor maintenance and classroom cleaning. Note: Please bring a bagged lunch and beverage.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have basic English speaking, writing and reading skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
BSW-101-CRS1 CR Oct 26-Oct 28 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS2 CR Dec 7-Dec 9 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS1 CR Mar 15-Mar 17 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Oct 19-Oct 21 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Apr 26-Apr 28 $389.00


Effective Communication

In today's competitive business world and difficult economy, effective communication is more essential than ever before. Successful communication has the potential to engage others, strengthen relationships, achieve results, save time and reduce confusion and frustration. Developing an engaging and responsive communication style will lead to positive results for you, your team and your business. This unique, innovative workshop is designed to take your communication skills to the next level.

Section Location Dates Cost
COM-051-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $229.00


Sage 50-1

Set-up and use all six modules in Sage 50 -1 accounting software (formerly Simply Accounting) with emphasis on the general ledger, accounts payable, receivable and payroll modules. The job cost and inventory modules may also be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): Basic Bookkeeping or equivalent & familiarity with Windows

Section Location Dates Cost
CPA-015-CRS1 CR Nov 7-Dec 5 $329.00
CPA-015-CRS1 CR Apr 3-May 1 $329.00
CPA-015-CVS1 CV Nov 24-Nov 25 $329.00
CPA-015-PAS1 PA Oct 29-Dec 3 $329.00
CPA-015-PAS1 PA May 6-Jun 10 $329.00


Excel Level 2

Advance your Excel skills in this hands-on Level-2 class using the world's most popular electronic graph paper. Apply basic skill sets along with some intermediate to advanced functions to manage and audit numerical reports. Students will learn to create and manipulate charts, work with different types of graphics, look at various methods of analyzing, organizing, linking and sharing workbooks, plus learn to use advanced formatting features.

Prerequisite(s): CPA 011 or previous Excel experience

Section Location Dates Cost
CPA-021-CRS1 CR Nov 6-Nov 27 $205.00


Lapidary Skills

Instructor: Steve Cooley. Learn how to safely use each piece of lapidary equipment in Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral club's shop. The shop has a large slab saw, 2 smaller trim saws, several grinder and polisher sets, drill press, and several polish wheels. The goal is to start with a small slab of rock, use a template to mark a standard shape of a standard size on it, trim excess material away with a trim saw, grind it to the desired size and shape, then polish it. In the course of grinding and polishing the small slabs of rock, some rock properties and types will be explored. Basic collecting and identifying of rocks will be demonstrated.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-1240-CRS1 CR Nov 13-Nov 22 $30.00


The Fate of Journalism

Take a look back at journalism in a large segment of the eastern, rural part of England and in Campbell River, through the eyes of area journalist Quentin Dodd. What was it and what has it become with the advent of radio, television, and the world wide web! What fate has it suffered? There will be time allowed for a robust group discussion. Instructor: Quentin Dodd

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2368-CRS1 CR Nov 6-Nov 20 $30.00


Android Explorer

Are you ready to explore your Android phone now that you have gotten to know it and are familiar with its settings, apps, screen layout, service provider and your voice/data account? We will explore transferring photos from your phone to your desktop or laptop; copying songs from a CD to your phone; printing; emailing; using voice commands and connecting with Bluetooth devices. Instructor: Bob Bray

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4015-CRS1 CR Nov 14-Nov 28 $30.00


Impressive Presentations

This course is designed for new users who want to create electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this course, students will explore the basics of electronic presentations: how to add/modify text, themes, music, graphical objects, animation and special effects to create an impressive slide show. Instructor: Wendy Samaroden

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4120-CRS1 CR Oct 22-Nov 5 $30.00


End of Life Issues - the Conversations

Instructor: Dr. Helen Hays. Join Dr. Helen Hays for informative discussions on topics related to Palliative Care. Bring your questions as you search for answers relating to new legislation in Canada regarding medical assistance in dying (MAID), marijuana in medicine, visiting the sick, approaching friends that have received an upsetting diagnosis, and bereavement - what is normal?

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5767-CRS1 CR Oct 31-Nov 14 $30.00


Medieval Building Guide

Get primed for Europe - this is a spotter's guide so that you get more out of your trip. Presenter: Erik Mairs.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5973-CRS1 CR Oct 19 $10.00


Cruising Panama and Chile

Roger and Jane fulfilled a life long plan and took a cruise from Miami to Santiago Chile via Columbia, the Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru. To wind it up, they stayed for a week in Santiago and a week in San Jose, Costa Rica. Please come and join them to relive this excellent cultural experience. Presenters: Roger and Jane Jennings

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5997-CRS1 CR Nov 2 $10.00


Belgium and Ireland

Join us for a Bike & Barge Tour along the Dutch and Belgian Canal systems from Amsterdam to Bruges. Following this we will tour Ireland. Not only is there spectacular scenery on the Emerald Isle but Pub visits offer a taste of Celtic music and culture. Instructors: George and Susan Wagner.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5998-CRS1 CR Oct 26 $10.00


Guatemala and Central America

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. See this fascinating area of the world through the eyes of Margaret and Chris.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5999-CRS1 CR Nov 9 $10.00


Cryptic Crosswords

Looking for an interesting and challenging pastime? Learn to interpret and enjoy solving the clues in cryptic crosswords through identifying the riddles, applying some simple rules, and practicing. Instructors: Malcolm and Sally Wilson.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6240-CRS1 CR Oct 17-Oct 24 $20.00


Emergency Preparedness

Instructor: Shawn Koopman. Would you know how to help yourself and those you love before and after a disaster? What are the real threats to the Strathcona Region? Be prepared! Know the risks and make a plan.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6915-CRS1 CR Oct 16 $10.00


Assessing Your Property Tax Valuation

One of the factors that determines the amount of your property tax is the value of your property. This value is estimated by professional appraisers. This course will show you how appraisers value property, whether it is for mortgage financing, litigation, expropriation etc. The emphasis will be on valuation for property tax purposes. By the end of the course you will have the tools and knowledge to challenge any real property appraisal. You will know how to ensure your tax assessment is fair and successfully appeal your assessment if necessary.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-7011-CRS1 CR Oct 25-Nov 8 $30.00


Strata -The Basics

Come and explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of strata living. Downsizing to a condominium/ strata property has positives and negatives. This is an overview concerning what you give up and what you gain. Mike will explain the difference between renting, owning a home, and owning a strata property. Topics include how strata property legislation governs strata living, who pays for what, insurance issues, privacy legislation and the Civil Resolution Tribunal. (CRT) Instructor: Mike Naish

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8740-CRS1 CR Oct 24-Nov 7 $20.00


Forever Young for Film Lovers

This 4 week course (Part I) will feature North American films that deal with the aging process, and they may include Young At Heart, Sunset Boulevard, Nebraska, About Schmidt...titles have yet to be confirmed. We look forward to offering you films that range from the humorous to the melancholy but that will always arouse our imagination. Instructors: Heather McFetridge & Brian Charlton

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1735-CVS1 CV Oct 26-Nov 16 $40.00
CVEC-1735-CVS2 CV Oct 26-Nov 16 $40.00


Energy Medicine for Vitality And Joy

Learn & practice the basics of Energy Medicine to provide you with a set of effective and practical tools to use anywhere, anytime to take better care of your health. You will learn how to calm the stress response, boost the immune system, stay grounded, test for energy imbalances, techniques to reduce pain, restore emotional balance, regain energy, vitality and joy. Instructor: Anicca de Trey

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5332-CVS1 CV Nov 5-Dec 10 $30.00


iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based protocol that combines deep relaxation with meditative inquiry to promote healing. Learn easy-to-use techniques to relieve chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety and enhance your wellbeing. Experience a guided Integrative Restoration practice led by a Certified Yoga therapist. Accessible for all physical abilities. Instructor: Donna Sullivan

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5410-CVS1 CV Nov 2 $5.00
CVEC-5410-CVS2 CV Nov 2 $5.00


Yoga for Men

Learn to develop a yoga practice based upon the Iyengar Syllabus that encourages the use of props and aids (such as chairs, blocks, straps) to practice and master the poses. Much attention is paid to alignment and breath. We will work with balance, core strength, flexibility and relaxation, basic standing, inversion, forward bending and back bending poses. Course will provide home practice sequences. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring your yoga mat.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5411-CVS1 CV Nov 7-Nov 28 $30.00
CVEC-5411-CVS2 CV Nov 7-Nov 28 $30.00


Equal Access to Long-Term Care

A discussion of the efforts to ensure that there are more long-term care beds in the Comox Valley and that residents have full access to all of their legal rights, including MAID, as is the case everywhere else on Vancouver Island. Instructor: Reg Crone

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5726-CVS1 CV Nov 9 $5.00


The Aging Eye

Do you, or a loved one, have eye health conditions that impact quality of life. Join me for a discussion on the aging eye - cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy - and learn about methods used in prevention and treatment. Instructor: Dr. David Dowe

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5735-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $10.00
CVEC-5735-CVS2 CV Oct 26 $10.00


Good And Bad Bugs - the Human Microbiome

In the last six years there has been a scientific revolution in the understanding of the human microbiome - the trillions of bacteria that live in/on us and are now known to be essential for normal development and function of our brain, immune system, and metabolism. Learn how medical science is taking the first small steps that could lead to powerful new approaches to obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies and autism.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5751-CVS1 CV Oct 25-Dec 6 $30.00
CVEC-5751-CVS2 CV Oct 25-Dec 6 $30.00


Seniors' Driving: Tips, Tests and What to Expect

ICBC training representatives will speak about road safety and driver fitness. The Enhanced Road Assessment for Seniors will be covered and a copy of Road Sense for Drivers provided. Learn how to improve your driving confidence and skills! Instructors: Caroline Robinson and Gerry McAteer.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5762-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $5.00
CVEC-5762-CVS2 CV Oct 26 $5.00


True Colours Self Analysis

Understand yourself and others better through a fun personality assessment course. How do your personality traits affect your communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills? How do you reduce stress and create happiness with the different personalities in your life? Instructor: Elaine Brown

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5821-CVS1 CV Nov 9 $10.00


Planes and Trains: Travel in Norway

The course will touch on highlights in Norway - what, when, where and how to travel. Basic travel planning and secret travel spots. A traditional Norwegian snack will be served during the break. Instructor: Sonya Jenssen

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5964-CVS1 CV Nov 2 $5.00


Public Art

The Comox Valley is filled with graffiti, street art, murals, sculptures, and even private art displayed for all to see. Learn how to appreciate graffiti and then be impressed by the multitude of public art all around us. Instructor: Diane Volrich

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6120-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $10.00
CVEC-6120-CVS2 CV Oct 26 $10.00


The Universe from My Back Yard

A slide presentation of subjects within the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, photographed locally from Les' backyard. He will address a number of basic concepts and principles of our universe, while sharing humorous anecdotes and little known facts about our night skies. Instructor: Les Disher

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6353-CVS1 CV Nov 2 $5.00
CVEC-6353-CVS2 CV Nov 2 $5.00


Understanding Canadian Constitution

This course will provide participants with an overview of the Canadian constitution. Topics discussed will include general principles relating to the Constitution Act of Canada, and other constitutional documents and conventions. In addition participants will gain a better understanding of what activities fall under the governance of each of the federal and provincial governments. Finally, limitations imposed on all levels of government by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms will be reviewed. Instructor: Keith Ritter

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6421-CVS1 CV Nov 8-Nov 29 $20.00


Crisscross Through Iran With Bela

Come and visit this ancient fabulous land, with cities like Tehran, Kashan, Qom, Abyaneh, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, the Pasargadae World Heritage site, Naqsh-e-Rustam necropolis, and Qeshm Island. Experience this rich culture, both ancient and modern, through my eyes. Instructor: Bela Hermanek

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6454-CVS1 CV Oct 19 $5.00


Alternatives for Senior Living in the Comox Valley

This course informs seniors about what to consider when deciding to move, as well as the housing options available to them locally. Participants do their own self-assessment on what housing option best suits them and create a checklist for future research. Instructor: Wendy Johnstone

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7015-CVS1 CV Nov 2-Nov 9 $10.00


Fraud Awareness & Prevention

This presentation by RCMP officers will cover the most common types of fraud being seen in the Comox Valley. Members will learn how to identify, avoid, and protect themselves from scams, both online and offline. Instructor: Constable Monika Terragni

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-8800-CVS1 CV Nov 2 $5.00
CVEC-8800-CVS2 CV Nov 2 $5.00


The Big Dipper Route: Stories of Flying In the Arctic

Danny Bereza is a retired airline pilot living in Courtenay. In the late 1960's he flew the Douglas DC-3 aircraft from Whitehorse, Yukon and Inuvik Northwest Territories, on scheduled and charter flights into the Canadian Arctic. He will describe how he matured as a pilot and the interaction of the various cultures that worked in the Arctic in those days and the beauty and dangers of the Arctic environment. Instructor: Danny Bereza

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9002-CVS1 CV Oct 20 $6.00
CVEC-9002-CVS2 CV Oct 20 $6.00


Norway, Everything You Need to Know

Sonya is a first-generation Canadian Norwegian with strong family ties to Norway. At the age of 20, she booked a one-way ticket to Norway and ended up living there for a total of six years in her 20s and 30s. She undertook a master's degree in water management on Norway's west coast, managed to learn the language within a year and enjoyed two summers slingin' beer on Norway's south coast. This lecture will present some key cultural facts and interesting tidbits about Norway. You'll hear about hidden berries, how to shake a Viking's hand, and if the best means of travel is by plane, train or automobile. Sonya is also the proud founder of the Comox Valley's only Scandinavian club: Instructor: Sonya Jenssen

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9003-CVS1 CV Oct 27 $6.00
CVEC-9003-CVS2 CV Oct 27 $6.00


Why Would I Want to Travel in a Group?

Cathie and Willy own a travel business where Willy specializes in arranging group trips, ranging from local day trips to bus tours in Canada and the USA and multi week biking or hiking trips abroad. Cathie manages the administrative work in their group travel business and co-hosts trips. Travelling in a group offers a safe, enjoyable way to explore new destinations and meet like-minded travellers. This can reduce the stress of travel and add to the pleasure of the trip. This presentation will discuss: benefits of group travel; active trips and tours; scheduled activities and free time; travelling solo or with a partner; and will feature examples of various group trips offered by the presenters. Instructor: Cathie Hagenson

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9004-CVS1 CV Nov 3 $6.00
CVEC-9004-CVS2 CV Nov 3 $6.00


Cycling the Mountains of Central Asia

Gregg worked as an overseas Canadian volunteer in West Africa and SE Asia, then many years with international Development agencies such as UNICEF and the former Canadian International Development Agency. His lecture is built around 5 biking tours into the awesome mountains of central Asia. He has toured high altitude routes in China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Nepal and India. The presentation is anchored by photos of local people and stunning natural grandeur. Sprinkled throughout are selective history, local culture, current events and a few global trends. Emphasis is on the places visited, though there's plenty to excite adventure cyclists. Greg has been active building and managing a website to encourage cycle tourists to tour Vancouver Island. Instructor: Gregg Strong

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9005-CVS1 CV Nov 10 $6.00
CVEC-9005-CVS2 CV Nov 10 $6.00


Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children up to eight years of age. Topics include: recognition of home hazards, accident prevention, and safety education. Skills focus on respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding management and common first aid situations. This course is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. Certification period is three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level B is recommended.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Dec 1 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jan 26 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Mar 23 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR May 11 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Aug 10 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Dec 2 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Feb 24 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV May 26 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 11 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Nov 3 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Jan 26 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Apr 27 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 10 $105.00
FAC-010-UCS1 UC Nov 24 $160.00


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

This is a comprehensive first aid course for those who require the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. The RC Standard First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-021-CRS2 CR Dec 4-Dec 5 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Jan 29-Jan 30 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS2 CR Mar 13-Mar 14 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR May 29-May 30 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Aug 27-Aug 28 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Nov 14-Nov 15 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Dec 10-Dec 11 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Jan 23-Jan 24 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 17-Apr 18 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Jun 27-Jun 28 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Aug 14-Aug 15 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA Jan 12-Jan 13 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS2 PA Mar 23-Mar 24 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA May 11-May 12 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA Jul 13-Jul 14 $170.00


Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross and Marine Transport Canada with a certification period of five years.

Prerequisite(s): Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Nov 7-Nov 8 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 7 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Feb 14 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Apr 15-Apr 16 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Dec 1-Dec 2 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Feb 9-Feb 10 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 18-May 19 $170.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Nov 17-Nov 18 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Feb 23-Feb 24 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS2 UC Apr 6-Apr 7 $180.00


Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

An overview of Red Cross advanced first aid techniques and scenarios. Topics covered include; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and the Marine Transport Canada and is valid for five years.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Nov 5-Nov 9 $625.00
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Mar 4-Mar 8 $625.00


Forklift Operator

Receive thorough training that meets or exceeds all WorkSafe BC and CSA regulations and standards. Each student will be evaluated and those able to demonstrate a minimum level of operational competence receive an Ives & Associates document of successful program completion. Note: Ask for information sheet when registering.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 years of age and have, or have had, a driver's license.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Oct 27 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Nov 17 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Dec 15 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jan 19 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Feb 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Mar 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Apr 27 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 22 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Nov 17 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS1 PA Jan 26 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Mar 16 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Apr 27 $275.00


Designer Sterling Silver Earrings

Using sterling silver plate and wire, learn tips and techniques to fabricate designer earrings - without soldering. You will saw, pierce, punch, texturize, file, patina and polish the silver plate into interesting earring components. By combining those pieces with three different styles of silver wire earring hooks, you will create six pairs of beautiful earrings. A great course for beginners. Note: materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1247-CRS1 CR Oct 28 $199.00


Spanish Conversation for Beginners Lvl 2

Students strengthen knowledge acquired in level 1 in this fun & interactive class. Learn to speak in a more detailed way about daily life, family, work, and hobbies. You will be able to carry on a simple conversation after this course.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-2471-CVS1 CV Nov 6-Dec 13 $220.00


Your iPad - Beginners

Do you have an iPad that you really don't know how to use? Anyone with an iPad - young or old - that does not have the skills to configure it, integrate it with other devices or install applications to make the device more functional should register for this class. You will get to know your iPad, create folders, navigate your iPad, personalize your settings, add your email account, surf the web and use it for word processing. Your iPad will never leave your side again. Instructor: Shannon Hagen. Note: Please bring your own iPad to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-4570-CRS1 CR Nov 3 $79.00


Activity Assistant Program: Info Session

This free information session provides you with an overview of the Activity Assistant Certificate Program. This program is designed to provide post-basic training for individuals with previous Health Care Assistant (HCA) training and experience. Graduates will be prepared to work as Activity Assistants in a variety of settings including intermediate care facilities, assisted living settings, adult day care programs, clients' homes, seniors' centres or residential group homes. Please note students must pre-register.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5120-CVS1 CV Nov 7  
GENI-5120-CVS1 CV Feb 6  


HR Strategy: Staffing & Development

Employers need to become more innovative in a hot labour market in order to recruit and retain talented professionals. In this practical course, you'll learn how to lure great talent and how to keep them in your organization.

Section Location Dates Cost
HMR-010-CRS2 CR Nov 1-Nov 8 $175.00
HMR-010-CVS1 CV Apr 3-Apr 10 $175.00


CPR Level C with AED

This is an adult, child and infant CPR course. Skills taught and practiced include one- and two-rescuer CPR; Adult, child, and infant CPR techniques; management of the obstructed airway and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer CPR, choking, barrier devices/pocketmasks, and AED. Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.

Section Location Dates Cost
HRT-011-CRS1 CR Aug 23 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Nov 4 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jan 20 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS2 CV Apr 14 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Mar 2 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jun 1 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $70.00


Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles of shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-003-CRS2 CR Oct 19 $209.00
MED-003-CRS3 CR Dec 14 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR Jan 18 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Mar 8 $209.00
MED-003-CRS3 CR Apr 12 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR May 10 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Jun 7 $209.00


Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)

In addition to topics covered by the Basic Safety (SDV-BS) course, this Transport Canada approved course enables you to learn safety-related skills associated with small boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. These skills include assisting passengers to survive an emergency, maintenance of safety equipment, and safety record keeping. Note: Bring a towel and bathing suit for pool exercises.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-032-CRS2 CR Nov 5-Nov 8 $690.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Dec 17-Dec 20 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR Feb 12-Feb 15 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Apr 15-Apr 18 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR May 13-May 16 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Jun 10-Jun 13 $690.00


Keeping Strategy And Change Initiatives Simple

Find innovative ways to simplify change initiatives and create actionable, focused steps to ensure their success. In this interactive course taught by an experienced strategy consultant, both new and experienced managers will learn the practical skills to clearly define aspects of the changes that are controllable and clarify the rationale for the proposed changes. You will also learn how to best communicate about change initiatives and how to encourage and support employees through the process.

Section Location Dates Cost
MGT-010-CRS1 CR Nov 6-Nov 8 $175.00


Facilitation Skills

Do you dream of being able to speak well and facilitate dialogue in meetings or in front of large groups? This 4-session workshop series is designed for you to develop the skills you need to facilitate dialogue, present information for a variety of different types of people and allow you to manage difficult audiences. Learn to engage your audience so that you walk away from meetings and presentations feeling like a pro.

Section Location Dates Cost
MGT-014-CRS1 CR Nov 7-Nov 21 $189.00
MGT-014-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 20 $189.00


Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M).

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Oct 20 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Dec 15 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR Jan 19 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Mar 9 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Apr 13 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR May 11 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Jun 8 $219.00


Simulated Electronic Navigation Ltd

This course is designed to provide the student with a practical knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using Radar, Loran-C, GPS, Echo Sounder, a compass, and an Electronic Charting System. Each course participant must attend a minimum of 90% of lecture classes and 100% attendance is required during simulation exercises and evaluation. Participants must have prior training in topics such as basic Chart Work and Navigations Safety in order to have background knowledge required for the navigation of a vessel under simulated conditions.

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-030-CRS1 CR Oct 22-Oct 26 $799.00
NAU-030-CRS1 CR Apr 29-May 3 $799.00


Occupational First Aid Level 1

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-010-CRS4 CR Nov 24 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS3 CR Feb 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS4 CR Apr 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jun 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Aug 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Nov 16 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Feb 20 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Apr 10 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 25 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 7 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Nov 7 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Feb 6 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Apr 9 $150.00
OFA-010-PHS3 PH Oct 30 $95.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Nov 21 $150.00
OFA-010-USC1 UC Feb 7 $150.00
OFA-010-UCS2 UC Apr 10 $150.00


Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement

This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-015-PHS2 PH Oct 31 $115.00


iPad - What Can I Do With It?

We will examine some available apps for the iPad platform. Learn how to make presentations, listen to music, take pictures, keep track of your food intake, take a tour of the Solar System, read a newspaper, make a movie, crunch some numbers, download free books, check the latest hockey scores, play games, send email, update your Facebook page. The possibilities are indeed endless.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-4575-PAS1 PA Nov 6-Nov 20 $60.00


Resilience and Aging

Join Linda St. Claire, a retired Mental Health Nurse/Counselor, for this two-part interactive series which includes developing awareness, coping skills and strategies to deal with the positives and possible hurdles during this interesting, and sometimes challenging, phase of life. Each session will include a short, fun and easy relaxation at the end.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5731-PAS1 PA Oct 22-Oct 29 $15.00


Cruising the British Isles

Join Bill & Katy Lekich as they share their traveling experiences through the British Isles. Starting with spending a couple of days in Normandy, they then boarded a cruise with exciting stops such as London, Guernsey, Cork, Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Invergordon, Edinburgh & back to LeHavre, France. They finished their adventure with four days sightseeing in Paris. Instructors: Bill & Katy Lekich

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5904-PAS1 PA Oct 17 $10.00


Cruising "Down-Under"

Join Bob Perkins as he guides you through a 6-day tour of the bustling city and surroundings of Sydney Australia - including beaches, caves, botanical gardens and its extensive ferry system. After that, Bob will lead you on a 14-day cruise to Melbourne and a circumnavigation of New Zealand. The topography, vegetation and wildlife is amazingly varied at each port-of-call as you move from the South Island to the North Island. If you have never been to this part of the world, now is your chance to get a glimpse of life "down-under".

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5963-PAS1 PA Nov 7 $10.00


FoodSafe Level I

Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Oct 27 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 24 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 15 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Jan 26 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 27 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 25 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Jul 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Aug 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Nov 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS5 CV Dec 8 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jan 12 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Apr 6 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV May 4 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Jun 1 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jul 6 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Aug 10 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Oct 20 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Nov 17 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Dec 8 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jan 19 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 16 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Mar 16 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Apr 13 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA May 11 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Jun 15 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Aug 17 $99.00
TFS-010-PHS1 PH Mar 30 $99.00


Power Saw Operator

Intended for both new and experienced chainsaw operators, this course provides participants with an understanding of their limits. Participants will gain an understanding of safe work procedures and saw handling principles necessary to safely operate a chainsaw. This training does NOT qualify participants to fall trees. Training meets the minimum WorkSafeBC requirements. Participants must dress for weather, wear safety approved boots and bring a lunch. Participants receive a wallet card upon successful completion.

Section Location Dates Cost
WFO-013-CRS2 CR Nov 3-Nov 4 $599.00
WFO-013-CRS1 CR May 11-May 12 $599.00
WFO-013-CRS2 CR Jun 8-Jun 9 $599.00