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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 Apr 17-Apr 28 $1020.00

Digital Design Lab


This multi-discipline design camp informs participants of the impact of design on all aspects of our every day lives. Develop design thinking skills and become and innovative problem solver through digital activities and challenges.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-DGDL-CVS1 CV Aug 22-Aug 26 $235.00

NICBot Camp


Learn how to build, program and control Lego EV3 Robots. No prior experience required. This year's camp will be offered as a combination of previous Level 1 and "Xtreme" camps with expansion kits available for those with prior robotics experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-LEGO-CVS3 CV Aug 22-Aug 26 $200.00

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 Aug 23 $110.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Sep 17 $115.00
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Nov 19 $115.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Oct 22 $115.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Dec 3 $115.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Sep 24 $115.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Jan 28 $115.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Apr 1 $115.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA May 13 $115.00

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-CVB1 CV Sep 11 $240.00

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. Students must complete the theory portion online prior to the in class day. The theory includes reading and short quizzes at the end of each unit. It takes approximately 2 - 3 hrs. The practical training and final test are done on the in class day. 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): Theory portion must be completed online before students attend class.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Aug 24 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Sep 21 $180.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Nov 29 $180.00
FAC-081-CVB4 CV Aug 25 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Oct 6 $180.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Dec 10 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Oct 15 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Feb 11 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Apr 22 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jun 3 $180.00

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-CRS2 CR Nov 8-Nov 9 $180.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Sep 7-Sep 8 $180.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 16-Nov 17 $180.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Oct 22-Oct 23 $180.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Mar 4-Mar 5 $180.00

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. Please bring your CSA approved steel toe boots. Dress for the weather and bring a lunch/snacks.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Sep 17 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Oct 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Nov 19 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS7 CR Dec 10 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Sep 17 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Oct 15 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS4 PA Nov 26 $295.00

Advanced Memory Care


This in-depth online course is designed for healthcare workers providing frontline care to residents with dementia. Students will learn about how the brain functions, and how to identify at least 8 types of dementia. Better understanding of these diverse diagnoses will assist staff in applying strategies for success in a needs-based, person-centered care model. Other key topics include improving the exchanges between families, colleagues, and residents, aimed at improving safety for all. Weekly assignments will inspire learners to consider new tools, perspectives, and understanding in support of residents using customized visual learning tools, engaging group discussions, and self-reflection assignments.

Section Location Dates Cost
LTC-011-DLS1 DL Sep 15-Nov 3 $575.00

Programming for Diversity In Long Term Care


This practical 8-week online course will explore the many ways you can enhance your Long Term Care programing to make it more culturally relevant, inclusive, and meaningful for diverse residents. How can we better understand cultural values, cultural differences, and culture change in a facility setting? How can we better develop activities that consider the needs of different cultures? Informative presentations by subject area experts, engaging videos, and group discussions will enhance your activity toolbox. Participants will examine First Nation, Jewish, Japanese, Chinese, Sikh, and Hindu traditions, as well as faith in the context of caregiving. Weekly self-reflection assignments will further inspire new, responsive approaches to programming.

Prerequisite(s): Attendace at all course sessions is required. All participants must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program. Content of this course has be specifically designed for those to who work closely with seciours in a Long Term Care Setting.

Section Location Dates Cost
LTC-022-DLS1 DL Sep 13-Nov 1 $575.00

Transport of Dangerous Goods - Online


This course provides shippers, handlers and drivers with a clear understanding of the basic transportation of dangerous goods, which meet the requirements of federal and provincial legislation. The flexible online format allows participants to complete the course at their own pace and convenience. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required. Ask for information sheet when registering.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVO-071-DLC1 DL Sep 6-Jan 31 $75.00
MVO-071-DLC1 DL Jan 9-May 31 $75.00
MVO-071-DLC1 DL May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
MVO-071-DLC1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $75.00

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 Sep 12 $250.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Oct 27 $250.00
NAU-016-CRS4 CR Nov 24 $250.00

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 24-Nov 4 $765.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 8-May 19 $775.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Aug 22-Sep 2 $1325.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Feb 6-Feb 17 $1350.00

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 Oct 31-Nov 4 $610.00
OFA-032-CVS1 CV May 15-May 19 $625.00
OFA-032-PHS1 PH Aug 29-Sep 2 $1170.00

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 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Oct 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 19 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 10 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Sep 24 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Oct 29 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Nov 26 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jan 28 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 25 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 25 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Oct 1 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Dec 3 $99.00

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)


Approx. 24h of training towards accomplishing the Rescue 3 SRT 1 certification, delivered in association with Raven Rescue.

No upcoming sections.

Orientation to WHMIS Online


Orientation to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive on-line program that covers all major topics relevant for new hires. The online material will cover the fundamental information for worker education, including material safety and training. You must complete the course within 30 days. A valid email address is required.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-019-DLC1 DL Sep 6-Jan 31 $50.00

Confined Space Pre-Entry - Online


This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. Please note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-024-DLC1 DL Sep 6-Jan 31 $75.00
WSF-024-DLC1 DL Jan 9-May 31 $75.00
WSF-024-DLC1 DL May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
WSF-024-DLC1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $75.00