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FAC-082 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.

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MED-003 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.


Prerequisite(s):

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MVO-070 Transportation of Dangerous Goods


This workshop is an excellent introduction to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act for any person who is involved in the shipping and handling or the transportation of items under the Act. Participants will gain an awareness of important policies and procedures under the Act including classification, safety marks, shipping documents, dangerous occurrence reporting and emergency measures. A certificate of training will be issued.


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NAU-005 Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

26 hours


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.


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NAU-016 Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

7 hours


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


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.

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SFQ-100 Shellfish Aquaculture Business Development

6 credits


This course provides students with foundational knowledge of the phases of shellfish aquaculture production and the infrastructure, operations and management principles, which support production. Students will review government regulation on tenure, licenses, and permits. Students will be able to identify commercially important shellfish species in Canada and discuss habitat dynamics and environmental protection for sustainability.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-101 Shellfish Diseases And Biosecurity

3 credits


This course introduces students to important diseases affecting growth and survival of the stock, as well as measures taken to protect the health of consumers. The course will focus on biosecurity including the detection of common microbial diseases of filter-feeding molluscan shellfish to protect the health of human consumers. Identification and monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom organisms will be presented.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-102 Shellfish Post-Harvest Processing And Marketing

3 credits


This course focuses on how growers improve the quality of harvested bivalve mollusks destined for market. Post-harvest processing techniques like relaying and depuration to eliminate microbial pathogens from oyster, mussel, clam and cockle will be presented. Analysis and mitigation of common microbial diseases to protect the health of human consumers will be discussed. Shellfish grading, packaging and marketing will be included. HACCP-based shellfish sanitation plan and Preventive Control Plan (PCP) mandated by the BC Government and CFIA will be presented.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-103 Innovations in Shellfish Aquaculture Production

3 credits


This course explores the latest innovations to improve "seedling" production using biotechnology including an introduction to genetic manipulation and the mass-production of nutritious microalgae. Innovative techniques available in the market, such as genomics for detection of microbial pathogens, will be discussed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-104 Shellfish Aquaculture Health And Safety

3 credits


This course introduces students to specific aquaculture safe workplace practices and systems. The purpose and correct methodology behind hazard recognition and emergency preparedness will be explored as well as information relating to personal protective equipment requirements and specifications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-105 Strategies for Success in Shellfish Aquaculture

3 credits


This course provides students with an overview of job readiness skills to secure work in the shellfish aquaculture industry. Leadership principles, conflict resolution and diversity sensitivity training will be introduced. Students will participate in practical hands-on industry skills training and review common computer software applications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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SFQ-106 Shellfish Aquaculture Field School

3 credits


This course provides each student with the opportunity to develop their skills within a shellfish farm site. Students will engage in daily farm activities at industry worksites and acquire practical knowledge of farm operations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successfully complete all other SFQ courses except SFQ 107. (SFQ 100 - SFQ 105)

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SFQ-107 Shellfish Aquaculture Practicum

3 credits


This practicum provides students with onsite experience within an established aquaculture company. With supervision, the students will apply their knowledge and skills of shellfish husbandry in either freshwater or seawater production sites.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of SFQ-106.

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WSF-016 Confined Space Awareness


Many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces. In this four-hour workshop you will learn how to identify a confined space, how to assess the risks involved, learn how to eliminate or minimize the hazard of confined spaces for yourself and others and communicate/apply emergency exit and rescue procedures.


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