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Beginner's Bookkeeping

Gain an understanding of the accounting equations, debits and credits, record keeping, bank reconciliation, maintaining a general ledger, using a columnar journal and preparing simple financial statements. This course is valuable to small business owners and non-profit groups as well as for those needing to upgrade job skills. Note: Please bring a calculator to class.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
BKK-010-DLS1 CR Sep 28-Nov 23 $305.00


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-CRB1 CR Oct 2-Oct 4 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB2 CR Dec 4-Dec 6 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR Mar 19-Mar 21 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR May 28-May 30 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Nov 13-Nov 15 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Apr 23-Apr 25 $389.00


Writing Your Own Story

Facilitators Gus Valen and Quentin Dodd. Have you ever thought that your life is worth writing about, that your memories have value. If this is you, then you need to join Gus and Quentin to discover the tips and tricks to gather and organize your memories, write interesting introductions, and put your story down on paper. Bring your pencil, paper, and memories to class!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2212-DLS1 CR Sep 24-Oct 22 $20.00


iPhone Basics

Learn how to use your iPhone from the comforts of your home! Essentials will be covered including; top iPhone features, adding contacts, phone call basics, how to conference call, texting, using facetime for video chats, using email, and sending pictures. Instructor: Nina Baksh.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4011-DLS1 CR Sep 25-Oct 16 $20.00


Healthy Aging

Join Helen for a lively discussion, giving you the information that you need to keep your body and your mind in tip top shape as you age. Instructor: Helen Hays.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5730-DLS1 CR Oct 21-Oct 28 $20.00


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. Participate in this online interactive offering. Make sure your family is informed.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-DLS1 CR Oct 7-Oct 14  


London Through the Ages

London, capital of the United Kingdom, is among the oldest of the world's great cities-its history spanning nearly two millennia. We will look at four stages of development: the Roman settlement, the Norman Era, Elizabethan Times, and the 20th Century. Each has left its mark on the modern metropolis - the country's economic, transportation, and cultural centrre. Facilitator: Erik Mairs.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5902-DLS1 CR Oct 6-Oct 27 $20.00


Current Events Discussion Group

A lively discussion on current news stories of interest; local and provincial matters that directly affect our community and national and international issues that are hitting the headlines. Reporter and freelance writer Quentin Dodd will moderate and suggest some topics to get us started. Then we will decide on further subjects to explore and debate. Join us online to participate from the comfort of your own home. Facilitator: Quentin Dodd.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6430-DLS1 CR Oct 6-Nov 3 $20.00


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-DLS1 CR Oct 21-Nov 25 $20.00


Dance Fitness

In an encouraging and supportive environment for both beginner and experienced dancers, this course will focus on developing and maintaining flexibility, endurance and strength using dance forms from Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre and World Beat.


Writers' Workshop

This is an interactive class in which writers and would-be writers may share their work and have it gently appreciated and critiqued by others. Each two hour class will be followed by an optional hour for discussion of writing improvement.


Taste of GAB (Guided Autobiography)

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is designed to help people recall, write about, and share meaningful memories with others in a small group. The focus is content; writing experience is not needed. We'll learn, reflect, write, and share. We'll laugh, and we'll think a lot.


Fundamentals of Photography

This is a non-technical look at how to improve your photographic composition. Although many of the concepts presented will apply to adjustable cameras, concepts will also apply to point-and-shoot cameras and phone cameras. Students should be familiar with the basic operations of their own camera and should bring the camera to each class. A tripod is useful but not mandatory.


Foundations of Contentment

Within us lies a boundless source of inner peace and contentment. This course is aimed at people who feel a longing to experience this source. The course is largely experiential; simple mindfulness practices are used to turn within to the deeper reaches of our being. We'll examine seven foundational elements of contentment: clarity; inner peace; self awareness; gratitude; inner strength; choice; and well-being support."


How to Organize "Stuff"

Overwhelmed, concerned, or just frustrated with items you have accumulated over the years? Explore your relationship with "stuff" and ways to sort and possibly let go of some of it. As well as downsizing, you will learn what to do with things like old love letters, collections, photos, and/or unwanted gifts. You will also find ways to talk to your family about the "stuff" you may leave behind.


Universal Devotional Chanting

The educational and devotional benefit of this course is the realization, through actual experience, that all traditions are based in the same spirit. Like yoga, devotional chanting unites us with the essential energy of the universe: God, the Tao, the Voice, the Creator, or the re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcome.


Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is a mindful practice. It is calming, relaxing, grounding, and helps one to focus. Regular meditation is an exercise for the brain. It increases brain activities in the happy, calm zone of the brain. Meditation is simple, light, healthy, and everyone can do it. Try it now.


Circadian Cycles Through Life

Natural cycles have a tremendous influence on our wellbeing. Learn how they affect us and how to stay in sync with them.


Your Microbiome - Both Good & Bad

In recent years there has been a scientific revolution in our understanding of the human microbiome - the trillions of bacteria, archaea, yeasts, and other microbes that live in/on us and are now known to be essential for normal development and function of our brain, immune systems, and metabolism. Learn how medical science is taking the first small steps toward powerful new approaches to obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies and - perhaps - Alzheimer's.


Stress Management

Stress is very costly to society: it impacts health, relationships, and business. It also makes us vulnerable to bad habits and addictions. Yet stress management is not something we learn in school or at home. Learning to deal effectively with stress will boost your health, energy, and self-esteem and you will enjoy your life more doing the things you really would like to do.


Biofilia: Our Connection to Nature

Is Nature intelligent? How closely related are we to other living species? Molecular biology is allowing us a peek at molecules at work in living cells, revealing that all cells function with the same protein molecules and genetic code, and the same molecules that energize all organisms. Come and learn the importance of bacteria, plants, animals and humans, in the natural systems and cycles of the Biosphere. A non-technical course.


Electric Cars And Solar Panels

This two-session course will help break the myths of solar energy, electric cars, and autonomous driving, providing the latest advancements today. Session 1 will cover electric cars and session 2 will cover solar panels. Learn how EV cars can fit into your lifestyle and details of installing solar panels at home.


History of the Comox Valley

An overview of the history of the Comox Valley during the 19th and 20th centuries, including early settlement, agriculture, forestry, military and social history. We will also highlight the valley's many colourful characters. Questions and discussion will be welcome.


Founders of Religions

The character, persona, and charisma of the founders of religions set the "DNA" of each movement. Some founders are deemed perfect while others are less virtuous. Some followers vehemently defend their founder and others allow the seeker to discover the truth for himself or herself. In all cases, understanding a religion is aided by knowing the founder, their culture and times, and the core of the religion.


What Am I Doing Here?

All religions nurture their followers as they involve themselves in the belief system. However, in a multicultural society, all faiths are but one among the many. This course considers some basic characteristics of eight major world religions and aspects of their spiritual practices. This inquiry considers how these might influence us as we ask, "What am I doing here?"


Consciousness in the Veda

Vedas - ancient Indian writings - once thought to be simple praises to gods, have proven to be more. Previously ridiculed, Vedas now lead science exploring the complexity of our world and life within it. We will explore subjects such as cosmology, language, physical development, ayurveda, and near-death experiences. The importance of consciousness in the world and in life experiences, with self and others, will become the focus.


Geology of Vancouver Island

This introductory course looks at the types of rock on Vancouver Island: where they originated as well as when and how they all got put together. We will discuss our active seismic region and look at what history tells of earthquake and tsunami risks. The economic mineral deposits and groundwater resources of the region will also be examined.


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).


Environmental Law

Youth are in the streets, but politicians sometimes seem reluctant to make the tough political decisions needed to fight climate change. Increasingly climate change is ending up in the courts, but are judges better placed to form public policy? Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer and the head of West Coast Environmental Law's climate program, will discuss the opportunities, and limits of using the law to fight climate change.


Disaster At the Crossroads

Our achievements come at a cost. By supplanting natural systems with those we've designed, we are increasingly exposed to the unintended impact of our success. Human modifications amplify the disastrous effects of natural processes and are becoming increasingly catastrophic. How are we to respond? Where do we put our efforts, and for what should we plan? Dr. Guthrie will consider practical limits to our abilities to respond.


The Way We See Our Future

A group of students, along with students around the globe, formed an alliance in the past two years for the purpose of raising awareness of key issues around climate change. Members of the Comox Valley Youth Environmental Action Group representing the three high schools in the Valley will present on the climate change topic.


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 Nov 7 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Oct 4 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Nov 22 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Dec 5 $105.00


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-CVS3 CV Oct 17-Oct 18 $170.00


Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C - Blended Learning

The blended emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. Students will complete the theory portion online and the practical portion in class. The Blended RC Emergency First Aid course is NOT recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. It includes initial assessment, respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding, unconsciousness, shock, poisons, and secondary assessment. 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-080-CRB1 CR Oct 3 $100.00
FAC-080-CRB2 CR Nov 25 $100.00
FAC-080-CVB3 CV Nov 8 $100.00
FAC-080-CVB1 CV Dec 6 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Sep 27 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB4 PA Nov 21 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB2 PA Nov 28 $100.00


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C - Blended Learning

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 Blended RC Standard First Aid course is recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 021) 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-081-CRB1 CR Sep 22 $170.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Nov 21 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Oct 17 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Oct 31 $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 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 5-Oct 6 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Oct 13-Oct 14 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 12-Nov 13 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Oct 24-Oct 25 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Dec 12-Dec 13 $170.00


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 First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Oct 19-Oct 23 $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 Sep 26 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Oct 24 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Nov 21 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Dec 12 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Jan 23 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Feb 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Mar 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Oct 24 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Nov 21 $295.00


Proposal Development & Management

Proposals that fit the funder's goals and captures the mind of the reviewer are the ones that will be funded. This course is for anyone who is involved with or interested in proposal development and management; writers, managers, researchers, program leads, SME and business owners, students. Success rate can be improved with this three part process: prepare - it's about building capacity and readiness; develop - excellent proposals present a compelling narrative, are technically sound, and have a robust budget; and manage - the funds and project in order to meet agreed outcomes, on-time, on-budget. The process is straight forward, the work will be challenging, but the results can be amazing. This course is designed to guide you to success.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-3015-DLS1 CV Oct 13-Nov 17 $149.00


What's Next - A Process for Change

This course is about What's Next for you. It's a process for change. It's for people seeking change: people who have been unable to make that change alone. It is a sensible 5-step process. It works. It is based on four proven principles (reflection, storytelling, intention and action) and comes with a workbook. You must do the work. The work will be challenging, but the results can be amazing. This course is designed to guide you to success. People who are actively seeking change in their lives: 1. people seeking (life) change: ".we all have the wisdom we need to decide on a meaningful next step in our own journey, and we have developed a process to help you find yours;" 2. People needing to make work related change: "What's Next started as a personal 'sensemaking' process during [my] work-life transition;" and 3. people ready to explore and develop their small business start-up ideas. NOTE: quotes are from the course workbook (What's Next: the Journey - a process for personal change).

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-3060-DLS1 CV Oct 15-Oct 29 $149.00


Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session

This information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Please note students must preregister and there is no cost.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5110-DLS1 CR Oct 20  
GENI-5110-DLS1 CR Apr 13  


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 from 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. NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-003-DLS2 CR Oct 6-Oct 7 $275.00
MED-003-DLS4 CR Nov 9-Nov 10 $275.00
MED-003-DLS5 CR Dec 5-Dec 6 $275.00


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 Oct 13-Oct 16 $825.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Oct 28-Oct 31 $825.00
MED-032-CRS5 CR Nov 25-Nov 28 $825.00
MED-032-CRS6 CR Dec 9-Dec 12 $825.00


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). NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-DLS2 CR Sep 23-Sep 24 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS3 CR Oct 8-Oct 9 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS5 CR Nov 7-Nov 8 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS6 CR Dec 7-Dec 8 $375.00


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.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-030-CRS2 CR Oct 19-Oct 23 $970.00
NAU-030-CRS3 CR Nov 2-Nov 6 $970.00


Chartwork & Pilotage 1

This course is for those working towards their Master Limited (60 T), Fishing Master IV, Mate 150 GT or Watchkeeping Mate, Fishing Vessel. Students will learn to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand and make use of various navigation-related publications, determine a ship's position and keep required records. This comprehensive 12 day course prepares mariners for writing the Transport Canada exam, Chartwork & Pilotage 1 (CP1), on the final day of the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-038-CRS1 CR Oct 19-Nov 3 $1610.00
NAU-038-PAS2 PA Nov 16-Dec 1 $1610.00


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-CVS2 CV Sep 30 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Dec 7 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Oct 14 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Nov 30 $95.00
OFA-010-PHS4 PH Oct 22 $160.00


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.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Sep 26 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Oct 24 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 21 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 12 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Nov 28 $99.00