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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 Feb 10-Mar 31 $305.00


Cross Connection Control BCWWA Exam

This exam allows Students that have completed an credited Cross Connection Control course to complete the BCWWA certification exam. Students will complete a written exam and three practical exams.

Prerequisite(s): CCC 101 or permission of instructor

Section Location Dates Cost
CCC-010-CVS1 CV Jan 30 $225.00


Apps for Your Iphone

Course Description: Instructor: Nina Baksh. In this class we'll spend some time with some common iPhone apps starting with Photos. We'll learn how to organize photos, do some basic editing, like cropping, and then send or share our photos. The second class will focus on entertainment apps such as Spotify, Pandora and NPR, that allows you to browse local headlines, stream radio stations and find podcasts. In the third class we'll talk about social media apps like Twitter and Instagram.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4016-DLS1 CR Feb 19-Mar 5 $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. Participate in this online interactive offering. Make sure your family is informed.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-DLS1 CR Feb 10-Feb 17  


Travelogue, the Series

Join various presenters in the Zoom room and visit Canada in a way you have not seen, then take a hop across the ocean to the sandy beaches of Spain and Portugal. Additional destinations will be added to foster your need for adventures in other lands! Coordinator: Wendy Samaroden.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5970-DLS1 CR Jan 29-Feb 12 $20.00


Fun Day Friday

Course Description: Facilitator: Wendy Samaroden. Zoom into the digital classroom to play a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, Name that Tune, Old Time Gadgets, and more! This will be a very interactive class so be prepared to participate.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6030-DLS1 CR Feb 12-Mar 5  


Crime Prevention for Seniors

Instructor: Cpl Matthew Shearer. Cpl. Shearer will give 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. Bring your questions to the session.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6232-DLS1 CR Feb 3  


Escape from Colditz Castle

Facilitator: Mike Naish. Reich Marshall Hermann Goering visited Colditz early in WWII. He declared the castle to be 'escape-proof'. But one of many prognostications Goering got wrong. Come and see how the presenter's uncle and a bookkeeper from Brandon, Manitoba, pulled off one of the most famous & successful World War II escapes. See how the Dutch pulled off an incredibly audacious and successful escape, did the same a few days later and only got caught when the plan was used for a fourth time. Learn about the Liberation of Colditz Castle. The escapes will be illustrated using power point with pictures, diagrams, and maps. If there is time, lesson 2 will be completed with a brief travelogue.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6270-DLS1 CR Feb 16-Feb 23 $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 Feb 4-Feb 25 $30.00


Canada And the World - Now!

Instructor: Bob Hillier. Join Bob in the digital classroom to learn about global affairs operations, cryptoanalysis, international defense obligations, some critical infostructure in Canada, and operating in a COVID-19 environment.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6436-DLS1 CR Jan 26-Feb 23 $30.00


Campbell River Museum Presents

Join two seasoned historians from the Campbell River Museum, Norm Lee and Steve Lackey, to explore the past, present and future of Campbell River. The class will consist of three presentations: "Memories of Rock Bay (1900-2000)", "Marine Forest Service Depot at Thurston Bay, Sonora Island (1917-1941)", and "Then and Now: A Pictoral History of BC's West Coast Forest Industry (1900-2020)".

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6511-DLS1 CR Feb 11-Feb 25 $30.00


No Such Thing as a Vegetable

Instructor: Sandra Milligan. Are you a food gardener, person who loves to cook, or just curious about the beauty of our natural world? In this course we'll learn about plant anatomy and the secretes of flowers: how they produce the diverse fruits we fondly call vegetables. Did you know that fruits are the number one consumed food item on the planet? You will look at your dinner plate with newfound appreciation for the plants in our lives, and even the common pea will become a marvel.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-7532-DLS1 CR Jan 27 $10.00


Strata -The Basics

Instructor: Mike Naish. 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, the questions you need to ask, and where to find answers. Topics covered: owner rights and obligations under strata legislation, how to ensure you are being treated fairly, who pays for what, insurance, governance, privacy, human rights, managing during COVID and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8740-DLS1 CR Feb 18-Mar 18 $30.00


Strong Landscape Paintings

This series is designed for novice to intermediate painters wanting to understand or strengthen the fundamentals required to produce strong landscape paintings. Fundamentals such as shape, value, colour, design, perspective, edges, and more will be covered, as will supplies, equipment and working with paint. The course is most suitable to those working with acrylics, oils or gouache.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1536-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 17 $60.00


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. No formal instruction.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2310-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Apr 9 $60.00


Looking Forward, Giving Back

You don't have to choose between supporting your family and the community you love. Learn how to leave a legacy that benefits both. We will cover tax laws and estate planning. A lawyer and an accountant will be available to answer questions on using tax savings to benefit future generations.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3528-DLS1 CV Feb 17 $5.00


Estate And Financial Planning

Learn legal and financial aspects of estate planning including the benefits of having an enduring power of attorney, a representation agreement, and a will. Discuss how joint ownership, beneficial designation and trusts can minimize the need for probate, and the importance of investment planning.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3531-DLS1 CV Feb 10 $5.00


Socially Responsible Investing

This course will present ideas and strategies used in the marketplace today to evaluate investments against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. This interactive presentation will be made in partnership with an expert in this field.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3550-DLS1 CV Feb 16 $10.00


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 meditative and heartfulness 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; choice; living consciously and well-being support. You can also expect interaction with other students.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5322-DLS1 CV Feb 11-Apr 1 $40.00


Beautiful & Bizarre Ceremonies

Through images and videos we'll view the rites of passage, marriages, a massive tomato fight, ritual body piercings, controversial baby jumping, and mythological creatures. Bizarre includes Monty Python and Carol Burnett.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5340-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Feb 17 $10.00


How to Organize "Stuff"

Participants will explore their relationship with "stuff" and ways to sort it out and possibly let go of some of it. As well as downsizing, they will learn what to do with old love letters, collections, photos, and unwanted gifts.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5360-DLS1 CV Feb 9-Mar 2 $20.00


Medical Uses of Cannabis

The instructors will guide us through accepted medical uses for cannabis, such as for chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, and the side effects of chemotherapy. Learn more about this developing field of treatment, and be a wise consumer.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5392-DLS1 CV Feb 17 $10.00


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. That may be called God, Tao, Voice, Great Creator, or re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcomed.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5413-DLS1 CV Feb 9-Mar 30 $40.00


Exercise And Diet for Arthritis

Learn more about how to take an active role in managing your arthritis. We will review the types of arthritis, benefits of staying active, and the role of nutrition. Includes an overview of assistive devices.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5630-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Feb 19 $10.00


Medical Overdiagnosis

In today's medicine, there is a lot of diagnosis and even more treatment, often of dubious value. This course examines the phenomenon critically by increasing understanding of what doctors do and why they need to do it, the influence of statistics, the role played by academic institutions, and the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality of the pharmaceutical industry.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5708-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 3 $20.00


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 system, 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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5751-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Apr 9 $40.00


Stress Management

Stress management is not something we learn in school, yet it is very costly to society. It negatively affects health, relationships and business. It makes us vulnerable to bad habits and addictions. This course introduces ways to effectively deal with stress.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5806-DLS1 CV Feb 8-Apr 12 $60.00


Making Your Dreams Come True

Bring new clarity to what you really want out of life. Identify your longings and discontents and uncover the fears that are holding you back. Design a vision or goal and use the tools the instructor provides. Classes are interactive and geared toward different learning styles with lots of fun and insights into how the universal laws work.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5810-DLS1 CV Feb 9-Mar 2 $20.00


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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5844-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Apr 9 $40.00


Visiting More Uncommon Corners

Following upon a previous course, we will visit 5 (not quite so uncommon) new countries: Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) and Papua New Guinea. We'll touch upon some earlier first-hand experiences living, working, and travelling in these countries. And we'll bring things up to date by layering on top lots of history, culture, politics, and current events. Discussion encouraged. Instructor: Gregg Strong

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5906-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 10 $25.00


Electric Cars And Solar Panels

This two-part course will help break the myths of solar energy, electric cars, and autonomous driving, providing the latest advancements. Learn how EV cars can fit into your lifestyle and details of information on installing solar panels at home.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6180-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Feb 19 $10.00


Invigorate Your Book Club

Want to liven up your book club meetings? Learn how to apply the language of literary analysis to the work you read, and sound informed as you comment on what you liked or disliked about the book selection.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6205-DLS1 CV Feb 11-Feb 18 $10.00


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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6234-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 31 $40.00


Founders of Religions

This course attempts to grasp the "DNA" of Eastern religions through the lives and circumstances of their founders. Consideration is given to sects, cults, and philosophies versus religion of non-Abrahamic or Eastern religions. Given the founding circumstances, it is helpful to understand reasons why a particular religion exists and what an adherent might experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6279-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 31 $40.00


What Am I Doing Here?

All religions nurture their adherents as they involve them 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?" Recommended books: "Spirituality..." by Philip Sheldrake & Prothero's "God is not One" (

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6280-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 17 $30.00


Forage Fish on Our Beaches

Forage fish play a vital role in the aquatic ecosystem as a primary food source for salmon and orcas. Little is known about forage fish species (Pacific sand lance and surf smelt). Join Project Watershed and partner groups to learn about important forage fish studies in our region.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6316-DLS1 CV Feb 9-Feb 16 $10.00


Comox Valley Paleontology

Gain a basic understanding of our prehistoric environment and some of the marine creatures that inhabited the area 85 million years ago. Learn about the geologic history of Vancouver Island, including plate tectonics and other geologic processes.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6327-DLS1 CV Feb 12-Feb 19 $10.00


Modern Chinese Legal System

The course covers the Republican Era (1911 to 1949), Soviet Era (1949 to 1958), Mao Era (1958 to 1976) and Westernization (1979 to present). Our focus is on the current human rights situation, the function of Chinese "courts" under the Chinese Communist Party, and involuntary organ harvesting. We will also examine the impact of China's legal system on Canadian domestic and foreign policy, with particular emphasis on Canada's refugee practices.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6456-DLS1 CV Feb 11-Apr 1 $40.00


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 and for everyone.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6620-DLS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 3 $20.00


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, the questions you need to ask, and where to find answers. Topics covered: owners' rights and obligations according to strata legislation; governance; Privacy: Human rights, managing during Covid: who pays for what; insurance; how to ensure you are being treated fairly; and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7040-DLS1 CV Feb 8-Mar 15 $25.00


Craft Beer: Styles & Pairings

With so many good beers available, how do you decide which one to try? This course explores basic styles of beer and what they taste like, how to properly taste beer, off flavours, proper storage, presentation, glassware, food pairings, recipes using beer, how and where to buy beer, and much more. You will have the option each week of shopping for a particular beer for a simultaneous in-class tasting.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7352-DLS1 CV Feb 8-Mar 8 $20.00


Ready, Set, Garden!

Spring is around the corner. Soil needs amending; compost needs tending. New beds to be started. Plants need dividing; fruit trees and shrubs need pruning. Vegetable garden needs attention; a plan developed for year-round production. Pest and diseases to watch for and controlled. Get set, we're gardening!

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7548-DLS1 CV Feb 9-Mar 2 $20.00


Sharing a Garden to Grow Food

Do you want to garden to grow your own food, but don't have the space, tools, time, or expertise? We share land, labour, knowledge, and a bountiful harvest. Learn about the Community Food Growers Co-op and how it works.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7551-DLS1 CV Feb 8 $5.00


Armchair Tours of London

This unique eight-part online series will explore the fascinating history of London, England. Hosted by a blue-badge guide, Annamaria Dall'Anese, this virtual tour will reveal London's rich history - including its architectural marvels, key museums and art galleries, vibrant neighbourhoods and modern street art, as well as its many secrets that lie beneath its skyscrapers.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9000-DLS1 CV Feb 6-Mar 27 $48.00


London: 2000 Years in Buildings

This virtual tour will present seven buildings in a chronological sequence stretching from the birth of London to the 21st century. We will situate these landmarks in their respective historical context and answer questions such as: why is London where it is? How long would it take to read all of the books at the British Library? Is the Shard cutting-edge or obsolete? We will also see how each of these timeless landmarks exemplifies one of the multiple facets of London that make it so attractive today. Royalty, education, religion, finance. Regardless of what you like, you will find it in London.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9001-DLS1 CV Feb 6 $6.00


London's Museums & Galleries

In this virtual tour we will go on a journey across different continents and millennia following the theme of change. Drawing from the finest collections in the British capital, we will look at an eclectic selection of masterpieces, and highlight how each of them, in its peculiarity, relates to the topic of transformation, whether this means the transition from death to life, a change in artistic taste, the extinction of a species or technological progress.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9002-DLS1 CV Feb 13 $6.00


Roman London

In our Roman London virtual tour we will delve into the 2,000-year-old history that lies beneath the skyscrapers of the City of London and learn more about the amphitheatre, the excavations at Number 1 Poultry, the fort and wall, and the Mithraeum. We will hear the story of the discovery of these sites, understand their importance for the people of Londinium, and gain some contextual knowledge of the Roman presence in Britain.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9003-DLS1 CV Feb 20 $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-CRS2 CR Jan 23 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS3 CR Mar 20 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jun 5 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Mar 13 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Jun 19 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 8 $110.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 14 $110.00


Bloodborne Pathogens

This online program is designed for individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids or items contaminated with blood during the performance of their work and who wish to gain a basic understanding of blood-borne pathogens. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-016-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $35.00


Medical Terminology

This online Red Cross Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the program will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Course content includes medical terminology, body structures, word parts, integumentary system, the breast, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, the sensory system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, the endocrine system, reproductive system and urinary system. Students will be issued a Red Cross Certification once course is completed and passed. All training materials included in course cost. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-017-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $280.00


CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS)

The CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS) is training in the recognition of, and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to, a patient suffereing from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The BLS curriculum supports the delivery of high performance, team-based professional-level resuscitation. The BLS course is industry -driven, designed as a robust resuscitation training program geared toward high quality CPR in a team environment, and recoginizes the nuances of multipdisciplinary teams with varied experiences. The BLS Course covers content from standard BLS training, as well as Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy. This course is for people in or entering health care field including nurses, doctors, first responders and other health care professionals. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-019-CVS1 CV Jan 22 $80.00


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-CRS1 CR Mar 23-Mar 24 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Feb 20-Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 24-Apr 25 $170.00
FAC-021-PHS1 PH Feb 17-Feb 18 $225.00


Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers

This online course aims to give employees the best possible understanding of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, their responsibilities when using medical cannabis in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. This course explains the laws relating to human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate employees who have medical authorization to use cannabis.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-045-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $30.00


Cannabis in the Workplace: Management Training

This online course provides participants with information about cannabis in the workplace, focusing on the issue of impairment and providing practical guidance to help develop and apply appropriate and effective policies and procedures. This course has been designed for business owners, organizational leaders, and those with management responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-046-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $30.00


Mental Health Frst Aid Standard-Virtual

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. This 8-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3. Upon registration, participants will receive the "MHFA Participant Reference Guide" that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises. Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 19 years of age.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-051-DLS1 CV Feb 16 $150.00


Psychological First Aid - Self-Care

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. 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 14 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-056-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00


Psychological FAID - Caring for Others

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma on others, with an emphasis on caring for others. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others tocope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Self-Care online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. 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 16 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-057-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00


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 Feb 10 $100.00
FAC-080-CRB2 CR Apr 20 $100.00
FAC-080-CRB1 CR Jul 17 $105.00
FAC-080-CVB2 CV Apr 10 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Feb 20 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Jun 19 $105.00


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 Feb 20 $170.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR May 15 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Jun 16 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Aug 16 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Aug 28 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Mar 14 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV May 15 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Jul 12 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Jul 24 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB3 CV Aug 22 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB3 PA Apr 10 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA May 15 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jul 10 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Aug 11 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB3 PA Aug 21 $175.00


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 Feb 6-Feb 7 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS3 CR Apr 7-Apr 8 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Mar 27-Mar 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Mar 6-Mar 7 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Mar 27-Mar 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 1-May 2 $175.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Mar 20-Mar 21 $250.00


Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR BLS

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 Feb 8-Feb 12 $625.00


Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set. This orientation program is just one step in a series of courses or programs which will be required by the different associations, guilds, and unions in order to make your entry into the industry. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-011-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-011-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  


Motion Picture Safety Awareness

This informative course provides an essential orientation to safety considerations and is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. This course is a requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-019-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-019-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  


Respectfl Wrkplcs in Motion Picture Ind

Respectful workplaces are of paramount consideration to the motion picture industry. This course provides foundational knowledge for Production Assistants (PA's) as individuals, team members, and as crew members who interact directly with the public. This programming offers the opportunity to develop an enhanced awareness of unconcious bias and the role of Production Asisstants as contributors of respectful workplaces. Production Assistants are vital to fostering and strengthening respectful work places while honouring individuals' rights and promoting work environments free of discrimination.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-020-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-020-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  


Pandemic Safety Protocols

Crew members have a collective responsibility to actively engage and foster safe and healthy worksites. This course includes an orientation to health and hygiene protocols and the particular role of Production Assistants in supporting requirements for implementation of a production's COVID 19 guidelines.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-021-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-021-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  


Propane Safety Awareness-Motion Pic Ind

This course provides instruction on protocols and requirements for working safely with and around propane. This awareness training is designed for those responsible for coordinating, using and/or lighting propane-fired heaters or other propane related equipment or vehicles.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-022-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-022-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  


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 Jan 23 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Feb 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Mar 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS7 CR Apr 17 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00


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-CRS1 CR Jan 27-Jan 30 $825.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Feb 22-Feb 25 $825.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Mar 22-Mar 25 $825.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Apr 7-Apr 10 $825.00
MED-032-UCS1 UC Mar 8-Mar 11 $1000.00


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 Feb 6-Feb 7 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS3 CR Mar 6-Mar 7 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS1 PA May 13-May 14 $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-CRS1 CR Feb 8-Feb 12 $970.00
NAU-030-CRS2 CR Mar 15-Mar 19 $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 Feb 1-Feb 17 $1610.00


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-CRS1 CR Feb 18-Feb 20 $825.00
NAU-051-CRS2 CR Mar 18-Mar 20 $825.00
NAU-051-CRS3 CR Apr 12-Apr 14 $825.00
NAU-051-PAS1 PA May 17-May 19 $588.00


Occupational First Aid Level 1

This is a WorkSafeBC course that includes an introduction to CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The course is excellent for forestry and other industrial applications and required by many employers. 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-CRSE CR Mar 10 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR May 5 $100.00
OFA-010-CVS4 CV Mar 22 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS5 CV Apr 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV May 26 $100.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $100.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Feb 3 $115.00
OFA-010-PAS4 PA Mar 17 $115.00
OFA-010-PHS2 PH Mar 2 $235.00
OFA-010-PHS3 PH Apr 14 $235.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Feb 9 $175.00


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 Jan 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jan 23 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 27 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Apr 10 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA May 15 $99.00


Women in Construction Trades

Women in Construction Trades is a tuition-free initiative specifically designed to engage women interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Students will be given an orientation to various high demand, skilled trades.

Section Location Dates Cost
TRAD-0110-PHS1 PH Feb 8-Feb 12  


Introduction to Trades

Introduction to Trades provides students with the opportunity to gain an introduction to a number of trades specific to the region. This program provides ease of access to introductory theory and applied skills training spanning a number of trades to inform their planning and decision making in choosing a trade or further education. Course content includes an exploration of trades as a career, employment considerations and educational requirements.

Section Location Dates Cost
TRD-020-CRS1 CR Jan 25-Apr 23  


Lock Out - Tag Out

This online course covers Lockout/Tagout. The term "Lockout/Tagout" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard workers from the unexpected energizing or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Lockout/Tagout explains the importance of Lockout/Tagout in protecting the health and safety of workers. The course examines basic workplace safety tenets and examines the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout/Tagout process. The basic tenets of safety are explained as are the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout-Tagout process.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-017-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $25.00


Fire Safety

This online Fire Safety course teaches participants about the legislated fire safety responsibilities of the employer and the worker, describes safe work practices related to fire prevention, and provides practical information about emergency response in situations involving fire.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-050-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $25.00