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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 Jun 19-Jun 30 $1020.00
AET-020-PHS1 PH Aug 28-Sep 9 $1450.00

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 Jul 9 $180.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Aug 27 $180.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Jul 16 $180.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Aug 13 $180.00
FAC-081-CVB3 CV Aug 20 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jun 3 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jul 8 $180.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Aug 19 $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 Jun 5-Jun 6 $180.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Aug 12-Aug 13 $180.00

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-CRS1 CR Jun 12-Jun 16 $650.00

Forklift Operator


Through this course you will receive thorough training that meets or exceeds all WorkSafeBC 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 completion. Please note: Unique conditions specific to the equipment and/or working environment encountered by operators may require that employers provide additional training and evaluation where appropriate. 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-CRS2 CR Jun 10 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS1 PA Jun 10 $295.00

Fancy Beach Glass Pendant


Fancy Beach Glass Pendant with precious stone is a one day course, designed for beginners. Sawing, stone setting, polishing and introduction to soldering will be taught. Also, students will learn how to drill safely though beach-glass and how to set a stone into beach-glass. Students may also bring their own beach-glass, if preferred. Great for beginners as beginner level techniques will be taught including a no solder stone setting technique.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1240-CRS1 CR Jun 3 $195.00

Kiln Building Workshop


Join us for this 5-day course exploring all aspects of design, function and construction of a high fire gas kiln. Constructed on the North Island College Comox Valley campus, it will be specifically designed for soda firing, while also covering the principals applicable to all gas kilns. Hands-on activities will include learning how to cut firebricks for specialty shapes on our diamond blade brick saw, mixing fireclay mortar and how to use it in layering up the different kinds of firebrick. Participants will be given a supply list in advance of class.

Section Location Dates Cost
KBW-010-CVS1 CV Jun 19-Jun 23 $400.00

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-CRS2 CR Jun 5-Jun 8 $765.00

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-PHS1 PH Jun 22 $235.00
OFA-010-PHS1 PH Aug 28 $235.00

Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement


This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate 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 and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-015-PHS1 PH Jun 23 $250.00
OFA-015-PHS1 PH Aug 29 $250.00

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, recieving 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 Jun 10 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Jun 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Aug 26 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jun 3 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Aug 19 $99.00