Join us for Summer School at NIC's Comox Valley Campus
View our full Summer School 2018 schedule for a wide selection of university transfer courses available at NIC this spring and summer.
NIC's educational advisors can help you choose the right courses for your interests and goals. Call us at 1-800-715-0914 to make an appointment.
Enhanced Security Guard
This program provides the knowledge and practical skills required for entry into the field, including mandatory training required for provincial licensing.
Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. Tuition & textbooks are provided at no cost to eligible participants.
Program Dates: Winter 2018: February 19 – March 16, 2018 Monday through Friday, 9 - 5 pm
Location: North Island College, Comox Valley (classes may be held at various locations, bus or alternate transportation is required).
Funding Eligibility: Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. Tuition and textbooks are provided at no cost to eligible participants. Sponsorship does not include living expenses.
All participants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• be legally entitled to work in Canada
• currently be living in British Columbia
• not be a student (i.e., not enrolled in high school or post-secondary training) and
• at the time the training is to take place, not be participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program.
a) Unemployed and not EI eligible; or,
b) Employed and low-skilled, such as those who do not have a high school diploma; or,
c) Underemployment, such as those who do not have permanent or full-time employment.
Participation Requirements: You should be in good physical condition; able to work standing for long periods of time; able to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds; and able to read and write in English. A criminal record check is required for admission.
Best to apply by: February 13, 2018 to guarantee a seat in the program.
For more information and to confirm your eligibility, contact NIC Continuing Education:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-334-5000 ext 4601
NIC's Comox Valley campus is now registering students for WorkSafe BC certified Occupational First Aid Level 3 and Level 3 renewal training.
The course runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, starting February 19.
Instructor: Ernie Payne
Dates: Feb 19- March 2 for the new certification; Feb 26 to March 2 for renewal training
Cost: $750 (full) & $600 (renewal) approx., plus fees.
Location: NIC Comox Valley Campus, Courtenay
: You can register for these or any other first aid course online at http://www.nic.bc.ca/ce
or at any of our campuses.
This course, requires some pre-reading. Register by February 5 to receive your textbooks and complete the required reading before the course starts. Contact Susan at 250-334-5092 or email@example.com
to receive your textbooks.
Register early as First Aid courses fill quickly.
NIC Global Learning Initiative Presents: Everybody's Children
This documentary captures a year in the life of two teenage refugees, Joyce and Sallieu, who have left their own countries to make a new life in Ontario. Joyce, 17, left the Democratic Republic of Congo to avoid being forced into prostitution by her family. Sallieu, 16, had witnessed the murder of his mother as a young boy in war-torn Sierra Leone. The film follows them as they bear the normal pressures of being a teenager while simultaneously undergoing the refugee application process.
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Comox Valley campus
Admission is by donation to NIC's Global Learning Initiative, which aims to foster awareness of global issues through partnerships with local communities and individuals. There will also be an opportunity to purchase chocolate and coffee in support of this fund.
For more information contact Lynne Oberik at 250-334-5061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NIC School of Fine Arts and Design Presents: Rande Cook
Date: Thursday, February 22
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay
Cost: Admission is free, donations welcome
Join accomplished northwest coast artist Rande Cook for an inspiring evening as part of NIC’s ongoing 2018 Artist Talk Series.
Cook was born in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island. The natural beauty of his surroundings served as inspiration in his early years, as did his grandparents, whom he credits for instilling important life and cultural values. He has solidified his status as a talented artist in several mediums, including wood sculpture, metal work and painting. He trained under mentors in Italy and New York, and his works can be seen in galleries in the US, Canada and around the world. He credits his international travel and exhibitions with a desire to push the boundaries of traditional works such as ceremonial masks and potlatches with performance, carving, photography and painting.
This free public event, hosted by NIC’s School of Fine Arts and Design, runs Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Stan Hagen Theatre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. The evening also features a reception, local wine, refreshments and the launch of fundraising efforts to support future Artist Talk Series.
Beat(nik) the Winter Blues with Poet Laureate Natalie Nickerson
Winter hues gotcha blue? Reject the standard narrative. LIghten-up with the up-beats! Join Comox Valley Poet Laureate Natalie Nickerson at the Tyee Lounge for a beatnik poetry reading and dada workshop. Featured poets include William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane di Prima and Kerouac. Defy convention, create poetry and share your saucy gems on the open mic. We promise not to play William Tell.
Date: Friday, February 23
Time: 6:30 - 9 pm
Location: Tyee Student Lounge, NIC Comox Valley campus