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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 25-Oct 27 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS2 CR Nov 29-Dec 1 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS1 CR Mar 20-Mar 22 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS1 CR May 29-May 31 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Nov 22-Nov 24 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Apr 24-Apr 26 $389.00


Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

As the pace of change and demands increase in our work lives, our ability to handle our emotional states becomes even more important. Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been linked to leadership and managerial success in the workplace. This introductory course gives you a sense of how well you are currently functioning and how you can harness EI skills to attain your professional goals. Note: Preparation work prior to class

Section Location Dates Cost
COM-031-CVS1 CV Nov 22 $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 13-Dec 11 $329.00
CPA-015-CRS1 CR Apr 1-Apr 29 $329.00
CPA-015-PAS1 PA Nov 4-Dec 9 $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 12-Dec 3 $205.00
CPA-021-CRS1 CR Feb 20-Mar 12 $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 12-Nov 21 $30.00


Spanish for Senior Travellers

Instructor: Tony Fantillo This is a conversation-based course to introduce you to the basic language skills needed to enjoy the Spanish language.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2475-CRS1 CR Nov 7-Dec 12 $30.00


Crime Prevention for Seniors

Instructor: Cpl. Donna Breckon. Cpl. Breckon will provide tips, recommendations and strategies to make you safer in your home, in the community and when you travel. As well, topics will include internet security, scams and fraud directed at seniors.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5005-CRS1 CR Nov 20  


Self-Hypnosis for Chronic Pain

Instructor: Sharon McCann. Self-Hypnosis provides deep mind and body relaxation. It can also be used to alter your perceptions of pain. In 3 sessions, Registered Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist Sharon McCann will facilitate hypnosis and teach techniques to decrease your discomfort without side effects. Learn how to be in charge of your well-being!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5320-CRS1 CR Nov 1-Nov 15 $30.00


Advance Care Planning

Instructor: Geri Arkell. You've done your will, planned your estate, but have you thought about your health care decisions? If you were in a major accident today, would your family know what YOUR wishes are for the end of life care? Having "the Talk" with our families and writing the plan will be the best gift you can give them.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-CRS1 CR Nov 6-Nov 13  


Elder Abuse

Instructor: Jane Osborne. This workshop introduces participants to the topic of abuse and neglect of older adults using materials developed at the University of Western Ontario. The "It's not Right!" program represents the best and latest collective thinking in Canada for educating people about this difficult topic. To round out the offering, get real information about BC's Adult Guardianship Legislation & Community Response Networks, explore ways to prevent abuse and neglect, and develop the tools you need to help you decide who to refer to, and where to find help.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5770-CRS1 CR Nov 13-Nov 20 $20.00


Travelogue, the Series

Coordinator: Sue Vickery. Globetrotters delight - that is what you can expect from this fall's Travelogue series. Fly over Canada on your way to diverse locations such as Japan, China, Norway, Africa, New Mexico, Budapest and Prague.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5970-CRS1 CR Oct 25-Nov 29 $30.00


Bridge - Next Steps

Instructor: Michael Moskovich. This series of four sessions will allow you to develop some of the more advanced methods in bidding and playing of bridge hands. Each session will have some didactic explanations and will be followed by play of hands related to points discussed. The introductory course is recommended for beginners before taking this series.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6249-CRS1 CR Nov 15-Dec 6 $30.00


The Art of Making Fresh Sausage

Instructor: Frank Bast. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day in the kitchen making fresh sausage for your family? Join Frank to get details on the meat, the spice, and the grind, then get to work stuffing your sausage, and creating links for that professional finish. Be prepared to take your creation with you - dinner is served! Your course fee includes a supply fee of $15.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-7245-CRS1 CR Oct 26 $45.00


Retire to the Garden

Facilitator: Sally Wilson. Join members of the Campbell River Garden Club as they explore ways to retire comfortably in your garden, discuss the difficulties in gardening in Campbell River, show you how to lay out your garden, examine the commitment, and introduce you to ways to inject fun and magic into your garden.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-7520-CRS1 CR Oct 29-Nov 12 $30.00


Strata -The Basics

Instructor: Mike Naish. 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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8740-CRS1 CR Oct 28-Nov 25 $30.00


Representation Agreements

Every adult in BC should have a representation agreement. A lawyer specializing in Estate Planning will guide you through the rules and forms that can empower someone you trust to speak for you when you can't. A planning booklet will be provided for a $10 fee.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3537-CVS1 CV Nov 12 $15.00


A Day in the Life of my iPad

Selective coverage of my favourite applications ("apps") and features including Internet use and management, e-mail, photo sharing and albums, word processing, dictation, printing, presentations, iCloud storage, and iPad maintenance/manuals. Apps covered include those for news, sports, radio stations, games, birdwatching, currency conversion, hearing aid management and marine traffic. This is an intermediate course for people who have a basic familiarity with their iPad.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4569-CVS1 CV Nov 7-Nov 28 $20.00


Life on Whole Food, Plant Bsd Diet

Great benefit can be gained from Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) eating for health and curing many health-related conditions. The instructor is 77, in excellent condition (squash at least 5x a week). The material taught in this class is all supported in the research literature. Recipes for delicious WFPB meals will be provided, with explanation, in class.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5626-CVS1 CV Oct 30-Nov 20 $20.00


Natural Burial: A Growing Alternative

As many of us seek to live more environmentally conscious lives, we are also looking at our end-of-life options. This course is an exploration of natural or green burial alternatives, which are increasingly available in funeral and cemetery services.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5755-CVS1 CV Nov 15 $10.00


Shinrin Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing

Join Chanchal in an illustrated lecture describing how the simple art of contemplative walking can bring healing to body, mind and spirit. We'll journey from the structure of DNA to the shape of flowers, from ancient meditation to cutting edge medicine.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5860-CVS1 CV Oct 25 $5.00


Geology of Vancouver Island

This course is an introduction to the geology of Vancouver Island for the lay person. We will look into the types of rock that make up our island, where they originated, when and how it all got put together, and what economic mineral deposits formed. We will discuss aspects of the active seismic region in which we live and look at what history tells us of the earthquake and tsunami risks.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6331-CVS1 CV Oct 31-Nov 21 $20.00


Early Mining History in BC

Stories about early mining in B.C. Tales of claim-jumping and murder, political manipulation, legal chicanery, etc. What was the extent of American influence? Why did some cities prosper after mine closures, and others die? And much more.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6335-CVS1 CV Nov 14-Dec 5 $20.00


Tsolum: Wild River in Recovery

The Tsolum River flows from Mount Washington and joins the Puntledge River before emptying into the K'omoks Estuary. The river meanders 45 kilometres through rural areas and city neighbourhoods. An abandoned copper mine on the mountain polluted the river with toxic acid mine drainage for 40 years. The mine was capped in 2009. Learn about the problem, the solution, the recovery efforts and this amazing river.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6340-CVS1 CV Oct 24-Nov 28 $30.00


Working with Ancient Murrelets

Learn about Bela's exciting work as a volunteer, banding chicks of Ancient Murrelets on Lime Stone Island, Haida Gwaii. These fascinating sea birds are declining, but we used to have them here on our own Island coast.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6382-CVS1 CV Oct 25 $5.00


People Types and Tiger Stripes

Myers-Briggs Type Theory is based on Jungian psychology and describes inborn preferences for various ways of seeing the world and operating in it. The preferences describe opposite strengths. Understanding these allows us to reflect on our own filters and those of the people around us. This focus can show us how to maximize our own talents as well as accommodate and appreciate the differing gifts of others.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6605-CVS1 CV Oct 30-Nov 27 $25.00


People Types And Tiger Stripes II

This interactive course is a follow-up to last winter's People Types and Tiger Stripes course. Students must have attended the first-level course. We will examine ways to further our own Type development and problem-solve in practical ways to enhance relationships.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6606-CVS1 CV Nov 14-Nov 21 $20.00


Buddhism And Dzogchen-21st Century

A basic study of Buddhism as a synergistically Integrated educational system. The focus will be on the Wisdom /Compassion traditions through Study/Practice. Patterns that connect Meditation, Contemplation, and Realization. Qualities of self reflective awareness becoming the Altruistic mind of Enlightenment. The Dzogchen symbol for Mind is the mirror! Understanding the qualities of reflections, the conceptual structure of Mind can be known! The paradoxes of change become the paradigms evolution!

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6680-CVS1 CV Oct 24-Nov 28 $60.00


Strata Basics -Know the Good, Bad & Ugly

Downsizing to a strata property has positives and negatives. Thinking of buying, or already a Strata Owner, this course will guide you through the things you need to know and the questions you need to ask. Topics covered: Owner's rights and obligations according to strata legislation, governance, who pays for what, insurance issues, privacy legislation and how you can ensure you are being treated fairly, and the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT).

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7040-CVS1 CV Oct 29-Nov 19 $20.00


This Northern Life: Stories on Film

This filmmaker documents stories of Inuit youth traversing the Nunavik tundra and a Labradorian Inuit community resisting the development of a Hydro Dam at Muskrat Falls. Her professional and personal journey unpacks what it means as a cultural outsider to share intimate moments of struggle and perseverance. Video clips highlight how resilience results from environmental grief, ancestral connections to the land, and the power of the collective.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9003-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $6.00


Where Earth Shows Its Bones: W Nfld

Western Newfoundland is one of Canada's most scenic landscapes. Scenic fjords, rivalling Norway or BC, offer the interested hiker, sea kayaker or backcountry skier a variety of places to explore. The unique geology is one reason for the establishment of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This talk unravels why part of Newfoundland looks the way it does and what processes have shaped its rugged landscape.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9004-CVS1 CV Nov 2 $6.00


Halifax: Warden of the North

Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, possesses one of the world's greatest harbours. First fortified in 1749, it quickly became an important military centre, and remains one. Britain's NA stronghold became a Canadian Citadel. Halifax played a role in the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War. It was involved in the Titanic disaster, survived a vast civic explosion, and a hub in both World Wars plus the Cold War.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9005-CVS1 CV Nov 9 $6.00


Uses Geothermal Energy Frm Old Coal Mine

Springhill Nova Scotia is known for mine disasters and Anne Murray's lovely voice, but not many Canadians realize that mine water is a source of geothermal energy. These mines flooded after closure, but various entrepreneurs since then have used this water for commercial sources of energy. The Municipality of Cumberland NS geothermal expansion is part of an overall plan to develop renewable energy sources within the region.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9006-CVS1 CV Nov 16 $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-CRS1 CR Feb 1 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Apr 25 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jun 13 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Aug 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Oct 27 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Dec 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Mar 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV May 24 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 9 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Nov 23 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Feb 8 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA May 2 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Jun 20 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 15 $105.00


Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR Recertification Course

This course is for current Red Cross Instructor Trainers to recertify in First Aid & CPR program (CPRIT, FAIT). Certification is valid for 3 years. All prerequisites must be met.

Prerequisite(s): A current CRC First Aid Program Instructor certification. -Have taught a minimum of three Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program courses during the three-year certification period. -One course must have been taught in each Instructor designation seeking recertification (to the highest level of certification with each program area, recertification courses qualify) Courses which were taught in combination (example: Standard First Aid and CPR C) do not count as separate courses for the purpose of recertification prerequisites.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-023-CVS1 CV Nov 17 $240.00


Psychological First Aid

This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 18 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-055-CRS2 CR Nov 6 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS1 CR Jan 18 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS2 CR Mar 20 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS1 CR May 21 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS1 CR Jul 9 $110.00


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 with a certification period of three years.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Oct 29-Oct 30 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS2 CR Dec 4-Dec 5 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS2 CR Jan 22-Jan 23 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS3 CR Mar 4-Mar 5 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 14-Nov 15 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 18-Feb 19 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Apr 27-Apr 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Jan 18-Jan 19 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Mar 7-Mar 8 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 9-May 10 $170.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Feb 22-Feb 23 $190.00
FAC-082-UCS2 UC Apr 18-Apr 19 $190.00


Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Advanced course will cover the Red Cross; 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 is valid for three 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-CVS2 CV Nov 18-Nov 22 $625.00
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Mar 2-Mar 6 $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 26 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Nov 16 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Dec 14 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Jan 18 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Feb 22 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Mar 21 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS7 CR Apr 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 20 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR Jul 18 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Nov 16 $275.00


Fused Copper & Silver Rings

In this beginner level course you will design two artistic custom copper rings with sterling silver fused on top. You will learn to apply texture or patina and a torch method fusing technique to apply the sterling silver over copper. This is a great course to improve your soldering and fabricating skills while learning new fusing techniques. This ring course is for perfect for anyone who is new to our studio or wants to create a beautiful gift in one day. Please 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-1200-CRS1 CR Nov 3 $120.00


Metal Jewellery Design Info Session

This free information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet instructors and learn about the 8-month Metal Jewellery Design Certificate as well as the evening, weekend and summer jewellery workshops available at NIC. Tour the well-equipped studio, discover more about the field of jewellery making and design, learn about jewellery-making equipment and tools, and see what past students have accomplished. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you please pre-register.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1212-CRS1 CR Nov 14  
GENI-1212-CRS1 CR May 7  


Nature Casting-Lost Wax

Create exquisite lost wax cast pieces, using Mother Nature as your guide, in this unique one day course. This course will use actual pieces of flora and fauna to allow you to create a pendant to take home with you. All levels welcome. 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-1238-CRS1 CR Oct 26-Oct 27 $211.00


Decorative Riveting

Come explore how to use tube and flush rivets to create decoration as well as a way to secure multiple pieces of metal together with no soldering required. You will have the chance to play with copper, brass and silver to create a unique one of a kind pendant, ring or earrings. All levels welcome. Please 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-1239-CRS1 CR Nov 16 $99.00


Riveting: Stones, Metal & Beach Glass

This one day workshop will explore how to rivet through stones and beach glass and use tube and flush rivets with silver, copper and brass to create amazing pieces of wearable art with your choice of either a pendant or a pair of earrings. All levels welcome. Please 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-1240-CRS1 CR Nov 17 $120.00


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 Nov 2 $199.00


Watercolours: Outside the Lines

Learn how to bravely express yourself through watercolours by letting go and letting the paint flow. Share in a class of humour, enthusiasm, and knowledge in a friendly, accepting environment. A course for beginners. Instructor: Teresa Knight Note: Request a supply list at time of registration.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1524-CVS1 CV Nov 2-Nov 16 $99.00


Clay - Wheel-throwing Fundamentals & Beyond

This course is designed for those with some previous experience working with clay. We will cover the skills of basic wheel-throwing, as well as an introduction to intermediate and advanced skills required to move on to more complex forms, dependent on individual skill level. We will cover how to make various forms on the wheel starting with a simple cylinder and moving on to mugs, bowls, jugs, and vase, as well as firing and glazing. Join us and have fun getting your hands dirty!

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1622-CVS1 CV Nov 7-Dec 12 $299.00
GENI-1622-CVS1 CV Jan 30-Mar 5 $299.00


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 Oct 29-Dec 5 $220.00


Test Success Using Self-Hypnosis

This course provides participants with a lifelong skill; a calm and focused approach to taking tests and other stressful situations. Hypnosis is used to anchor positive suggestions and emotional states. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind a characteristic of which is an extraordinary quality of mental, physical, and emotional relaxation. There is heightened mental focus and responsiveness to suggestion, direction, and instruction. When coupled with an emotionalized desire to satisfy the suggested behavior, positive change is created through hypnosis.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5370-CVS1 CV Nov 6 $55.00


Market Gardener Program Info Session

This informative info session will provide prospective students with a comprehensive overview of the Market Gardener Program, and a chance to meet the instructor teaching the program.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7580-CVS1 CV Oct 29  


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-CRS3 CR Nov 1 $209.00
MED-003-CRS4 CR Nov 8 $209.00
MED-003-CRS5 CR Dec 13 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Jan 17 $209.00
MED-003-CRS3 CR Feb 7 $209.00
MED-003-CRS4 CR Mar 6 $209.00
MED-003-CRS5 CR Mar 30 $209.00
MED-003-CRS6 CR Apr 24 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR May 8 $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-CRS3 CR Nov 18-Nov 21 $690.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Dec 2-Dec 5 $690.00
MED-032-CRS5 CR Dec 19-Dec 22 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR Jan 20-Jan 23 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Feb 4-Feb 7 $690.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Mar 13-Mar 16 $690.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Apr 6-Apr 9 $690.00
MED-032-CRS5 CR Apr 20-Apr 23 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR May 11-May 14 $695.00
MED-032-UCS1 UC Feb 29-Mar 3 $690.00


Vehicle Inspector

This course prepares trade-qualified mechanics for the Authorized Vehicle Inspector (AVI) certification. Upon completion, students will be able to perform inspections on private and commercial vehicles according to specifications and responsibilities described in the Vehicle Inspection Manual and the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. AVIs help maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must hold a B.C. Trade Qualification or an Inter-provincial Red-Seal Certificate in at least one of the following: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic, Commercial Trailer Mechanic, or Motorcycle Mechanic. Apprentices who have reached Level 4 in any of the above trades may also participate in the course, but will not receive their Inspectors Certificate until they become certified mechanics.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Oct 25-Oct 27 $609.00
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Mar 13-Mar 15 $609.00
MVI-010-CRS1 CR May 22-May 24 $609.00


Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-005-CRS3 CR Oct 28-Oct 31 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS4 CR Nov 21-Nov 24 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS5 CR Dec 9-Dec 12 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS2 CR Jan 13-Jan 16 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS3 CR Feb 3-Feb 6 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS5 CR Mar 9-Mar 12 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS4 CR Mar 26-Mar 29 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS6 CR Apr 14-Apr 17 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS1 CR May 4-May 7 $569.00
NAU-005-UCS1 UC Feb 24-Feb 27 $569.00


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 26 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Nov 2 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS5 CR Dec 6 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS4 CR Dec 14 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Jan 18 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Feb 8 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS4 CR Mar 7 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS5 CR Mar 31 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS6 CR Apr 18 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR May 9 $219.00
NAU-016-UCS1 UC Feb 28 $219.00


Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial

Mariners serving on compulsorily-fitted commercial ships (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems or GMDSS) within the North American A1 sea areas require this course for compliance with the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). Note: Existing ROC certificate holders who take a valid (1999 or earlier) certificate to class, are required to attend the last two days of classes only (NAU 041). Canadian Power & Sail Squadron certificates do not meet this requirement. You must present this certificate when registering. Persons without an existing ROC certificate must attend all three days of classes.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 18 years of age.

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-051-CRS2 CR Nov 12-Nov 14 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS1 CR Jan 27-Jan 29 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS2 CR Mar 17-Mar 19 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS3 CR Apr 27-Apr 29 $469.00


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 27 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS6 CR Feb 26 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS7 CR Apr 29 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jul 8 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Jan 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Mar 31 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 15 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 20 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Nov 20 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Feb 20 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Apr 22 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Jun 3 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Aug 19 $150.00
OFA-010-PHS2 PH Oct 28 $95.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Nov 21 $175.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Feb 21 $175.00
OFA-010-UCS2 UC Apr 23 $175.00


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-CVS1 CV Jan 15 $115.00
OFA-015-PHS1 PH Oct 29 $115.00


Occupational First Aid Level 3

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Oct 28-Nov 8 $750.00
OFA-030-CVSI CV Jan 27-Feb 7 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 4-May 15 $750.00


Occupational First Aid Level 3 Renewal

This course is for Occupational First Aid Level 3 First Aid attendants who prefer not to take the full OFA 030 course, but would like to attend a few classes as a refresher before challenging the Level 3 exam. Homework assignments must be completed before the first class. Note: This course is offered in accordance with WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21) All studentswill be required to complete an NIC waiver form. Certification is by WSBC for a period of three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have or have had a WSBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 ticket or equivalent certification (i.e.: EMP 76 Hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 Supplement ticket). Students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed wavier. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-032-CVS1 CV Nov 4-Nov 8 $600.00


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


Hiking the World

Join Rob Liddicoat, he will show exciting walking excursions in many different countries, with beautiful views of the world. He will share information about travelling on a budget, when to go, packing everything you need on your back, hiking in safe areas and what to wear.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5511-PAS1 PA Nov 6 $10.00


Cruising the Baltic Region

Join Bob Perkins and take in the sights from a 15-day cruise with stops in Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Experience the history through photos of canal trips, walking tours, bicycle trips, and sampling local beers. He will also share the memories while spending 6 days in Amsterdam where he toured the many museums and historical sites in the city . including the infamous "Red Light District".

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5981-PAS1 PA Oct 30 $10.00


19th Century Romantic Poetry

The 19th century Romantic Poets reacted against a callous, mechanical view of life in Europe's Age or Reason, and instead looked for meaning in nature, emotion, and the sublime. This movement was led by gifted introspective youths and elderly misfits driven to challenge civilization's greed and arrogance, and instead embrace the humbling mystery of life. This 6-part course will look at the ideas and work of writers such as William Blake, William Wordsworth, and John Keats amongst others.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-6259-PAS1 PA Oct 24-Nov 28 $35.00


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 26 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 14 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Jan 18 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 21 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 25 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Nov 16 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Dec 7 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jan 11 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 8 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 7 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Apr 4 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Dec 14 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jan 18 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 22 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Mar 21 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Apr 18 $99.00


Joint Occupational Health & Safety

This course will introduce participants to the fundamentals needed to be a member on the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee in their organization and meets WorkSafeBC's new mandatory training requirements as referred to in British Columbia Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) 3.27 Minimum training requirements for new joint committee members. This course will serve as a great refresher course for current Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee members. It is designed to assist participants to identify and interpret joint health and safety committee member functions and duties and to carry out their responsibilities to promote workplace health and safety.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-032-CVS2 CV Nov 18 $295.00