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ARTS-5130

CV Printmakers Association - Studio

The CV Printmakers Association Studio course provides weekly access to the printmaking studios in the School of Fine Arts and Design. This is a non-instructional unsupported program, open to qualified members of the CV Printmakers Association who have met the prerequisite requirements as defined by the School and the Association.

Section Location Dates Cost
ARTS-5130-CVS1 CV Jan 25-Jun 21 $20.00

BKK-010

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-CRS1 CR Jan 23-Mar 13 $305.00
BKK-010-CVS1 CV Jan 21-Mar 18 $305.00
BKK-010-PAS1 PA Jan 28-Mar 25 $305.00

CREC-1240

Lapidary Skills

Instructor: Steve Cooley. Learn how to safely use each piece of lapidary equipment in Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral club's shop. The shop has a large slab saw, 2 smaller trim saws, several grinder and polisher sets, drill press, and several polish wheels. The goal is to start with a small slab of rock, use a template to mark a standard shape of a standard size on it, trim excess material away with a trim saw, grind it to the desired size and shape, then polish it. In the course of grinding and polishing the small slabs of rock, some rock properties and types will be explored. Basic collecting and identifying of rocks will be demonstrated.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-1240-CRS1 CR Feb 12-Feb 21 $30.00

CREC-1260

Carpentry 101 for Seniors

Join Dan to learn the principles of working safely, and the practical techniques that will allow you to construct an introductory level project. Tuition fee includes a supply fee.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-1260-CRS1 CR Feb 15-Mar 1 $55.00

CREC-2350

Life in Poetry

Instructor: Nicole Girard. Explore your inner poet! Learn various poetry forms such as Sonnet, Villanelle, Rhyme Royal and more! Students will receive two handouts per week; one outlining each form with a step-by-step technique for writing it and another about the craft of writing poetry. This course gives students time to write and share their work and to begin the editing process.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2350-CRS1 CR Jan 21-Mar 18 $30.00

CREC-2776

Lightroom for Senior Photographers

Learn how to edit, organize, store, and share your photographs. You will explore editing controls, light adjustments, cropping and adjusting perspective, and more with Adobe Lightroom. Instructor: Jos Krynen

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2776-CRS1 CR Feb 4-Mar 18 $30.00

CREC-3500

Fundamentals of Investing

This class is geared to people who are either new to investing or need a refresher.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-3500-CRS1 CR Feb 5 $10.00

CREC-3520

Focus on Fixed Income

This class covers bond characteristics and features, as well as key strategies to get the most out of one's fixed income investments.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-3520-CRS1 CR Feb 12 $10.00

CREC-4420

Excel Level I for Seniors

Instructor: Heiner Schwarz. This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft's powerful spreadsheet program. Students will learn basic spreadsheet techniques. Previous experience with Excel is not required, but students should be familiar with the Windows operating system. Students should have access to Excel 2007 (or newer) on a Windows platform. Please bring a flash drive to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4420-CRS1 CR Jan 21-Feb 6 $30.00

CREC-4421

Microsoft Excel Level II for Seniors

This course will focus on how to use Excel to build robust spreadsheet solutions for personal financial management. Building on the basic skills learned in the Excel Level I, participants will learn some useful new functions and will build a financial management workbook that can easily be modified to fit individual needs. Students should have taken the Excel Level I course or have equivalent experience. Instructor: Heiner Schwarz

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4421-CRS1 CR Feb 11-Mar 4 $30.00

CREC-5005

Crime Prevention for Seniors

Ron will provide 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. Instructor: Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5005-CRS1 CR Jan 24  

CREC-6370

Canada Geese in the CR Estuary

Facilitator: Cynthia Bendickson. Cynthia grew up in Campbell River and on Hardwicke Island. She is currently the Executive Director of Greenways Land Trust in Campbell River. Canada goose populations have increased substantially throughout North America since the early 1990s, and the population in the Campbell River Estuary has mirrored this growth. This talk will explore what is causing this increase, the impact it is having on estuary habitats, management options, and the principles of ethical wildlife control.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6370-CRS1 CR Jan 25 $10.00

CREC-6425

Think About It

Sweep out the cobwebs from your brain and come listen and think about things in our world today. A different speaker each week will present a topic and time will be allowed for questions and discussion. There will be lots of food for thought and our diverse selection of provocative speakers is sure to give you lots to ponder and "think about".

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6425-CRS1 CR Feb 8-Mar 8 $30.00

CREC-6430

Current Events Discussion Group

Facilitator: Quentin Dodd. 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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6430-CRS1 CR Jan 31-Mar 7 $30.00

CREC-6915

Emergency Preparedness

Would you know how to help yourself and those you love before and after a disaster? What are the real threats to the Strathcona Region? Be prepared! Know the risks and make a plan. Instructor: Shaun Koopman

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6915-CRS1 CR Feb 5 $10.00
CREC-6915-CRS2 CR Mar 19 $10.00

CRL-010

Cruise Line Service Training

This program provides employability skills-training for entry level positions in the cruise line service industry. Learn about the cruise line industry: departments, services and career options. Discover the major cruise routes and destinations, as well as the different cruise brands and their markets. Build service and communication skills to create a special cruise experience for guests. Discuss management skills and what makes an effective leader in this industry. Tour some ships, meet industry professionals, and develop an action plan to get started in an exciting career on board a cruise ship!

No upcoming sections.

CVEC-1797

Improv

Join us for improv, where laughs are guaranteed and learning is fun. During this course, participants will build on the knowledge they have learned to further their skills as improv performers. If you are new to improv and want to give it a try, step outside of your comfort zone and join us. As Victor Borge stated, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-1799

Intermediate Improv

This course is for participants who have taken Improv classes and are interested in learning more advanced techniques. Participants will build on the knowledge they have learned to further their skills as Improv performers and to examine how the pros make it look easy. It may not be easy, but it's definitely fun. Money back guarantee if you do not laugh with everyone in the class. Instructors: Susan Osso & William Fradgley

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-1837

All That Jazz

Learn about jazz - the artists, styles, and recordings that make up the story of this great music, in the US, Canada, and elsewhere. No musical ability needed; good ears recommended. "Stop playing all those weird notes. Play the melody." - Thelonious Monk

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-1982

Artists in Their Studios

Gain an insider's view of the creative process through visiting six central island artists in their studios. The studios include: Jo Swallow (fabric designer), alchemy (collective art), Douglas Walker (metal sculpture), Eilissa Anthony (acrylic painter), and Bette Kosmolak (acrylic painter and facilitator). Instructor: Dianne Volrich

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-2310

Writers' Workshop

This is an interactive class where writers and would-be writers have an opportunity to share their work with others and receive creative feedback. Any form of writing is welcome. In the first class, the participants will be divided - one class for the more advanced writers and another for the less experienced writers. Instructor: Marvin Haave/Ian McIntyre

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-2337

Telling Your Story: Writing a Memoir

This class will give you the tools to start that memoir you have been thinking about. The models to bring your memories to life will be such famous people as Churchill, Clive James, David Niven, and Michael Caine. We hope for voyages of self-discovery and that after sharing and fine tuning your recollections, you will have launched your own story. Instructor: Peter Coleman

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-2348

More Writing With Emily Carr

This course will explore imaginative writing in the genre of memoir, taking selections from Emily Carr's The House of All Sorts for examples. The instructor has developed a series of exercises to help participants generate writing ideas out of their personal experience. At each meeting we will apply one of these to a short writing activity. Those who choose can read their work to the group for comment and affirmation. Instruction will include thoughts on how to respond helpfully to the work of others. Participants will be invited to revise their work during the following week to share when the next meeting takes place. Instructor: Bill Graham

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-2761

Fundamentals of Photography

This is a non-technical look at how to improve your photographic composition. Although many of the concepts presented will apply to adjustable cameras, concepts will also apply to point-and-shoot cameras. Students should be familiar with the basic operations of their camera and should bring a camera to each class. A tripod is useful but not mandatory. There will be three field trips. Instructor: Norman Mathew

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-3532

Be Kind to Those You Leave Behind

Death is inevitable. Before and after that day, there may be health care decisions to make, information required for estate probate, many arrangements to be made, and wishes to be followed. We can be kind to those we leave behind, making it easier to handle all that will be required of them. This course will guide and encourage you to clarify your wishes, gather information and documentation into one place, and have "the conversation."

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-3540

Enduring Power of Attourney

Are you concerned about handling your future financial and legal affairs? A lawyer specializing in financial and estate planning will guide you in creating an Enduring Power of Attorney. A planning booklet will be provided for a $10 fee

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-3600

Big Data: Internet-Past,Presnt, Future

Are you ready for what's coming? As an active MBA instructor, my responsibility is to keep pace with developments. This session will not be "conspiracy theory," but a focus on factual trends and strategies, shared collectively: enabling family elders to join the vital conversation. Instructor: Rob Thompson

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-4017

Microprocessors Explained

They're everywhere; they're the heart of your computer, your cell phone, your car, even your electric toothbrush. In this class, you'll learn what they are, how they work, and how you (and hackers) can program them.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-4555

Beyond the Basic Mac

This course is for those with some, but limited, experience on Macs or PCs. You will be introduced to Mac's OS and its more useful apps, including Mail, Safari (to explore the web), Time Machine (a back-up for peace of mind), iTunes, Photos, and many others. You will also learn how all Mac computers and devices are linked. We will cover a lot, but we will have fun doing it. Come join us!

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5320

Self-Hypnosis for Chronic Pain

Self-hypnosis can help you be in charge of your well-being and decrease chronic pain. Through relaxation, you can let go of resistance to and reduce sensations of discomfort. Using imagination, you can replace sensations of discomfort with sensations that are more tolerable.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5335

Thrpeutc Essentl Oils Fr Health/Wellenss

Participants will learn how essential oils are made and how to identify quality, safety considerations, and four common ways to use the oils. In Weeks 2 & 3, we explore how oils can support the emotional, mental, and physical health of users. Week 4 includes some hands-on blending with rollerballs, and participants get a take-home sample. Each week features new oils to experience directly. Instructor: Sue Pearson

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5413

Universal Devotional Chanting

The educational focus and 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, The Tao, The Voice, Great Creator, or re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcome. Instructor: Oliver Clarke

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5455

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 and increases brain activity in the happy, calm zone of the brain. Meditation is simple; everyone can meditate.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5461

T'ai Chi Gong

T'ai Chi Gong is a cross between T'ai Chi and Chi Gong exercises. It is a series of 20 simple movements that are slow, gentle, repetitive, and a non-martial art form. It is a meditative exercise incorporating "chi" or energy that provides the practitioner with improved balance, circulation, and calmness. It can be done by anyone regardless of age or physical condition and can be modified to suit the individual's needs and abilities. Choose a morning or afternoon class.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5485

Fly Fishing: An Introduction

This beginner's course will cover fish habitat, behaviour, food, and how these all relate to fly fishing. We will show a variety of equipment and discuss how to choose appropriately. We'll also touch on the fine art of fly-tying!

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5623

Lacto-Fermenting for a Healthy Gut

Lacto-fermentation is a process that transforms raw ingredients into preserves using salt, water, and vegetables. The result is high in probiotics, which stimulate a healthy gut environment. Learn the basics with a simple sauerkraut demonstration. Other fermented foods will also be provided.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5844

Biofilia: Our Connection to Nature

Biofilia is about affiliation. Life - all living organisms - function at the cellular level with identical biochemical processes. The course reviews our most recent understanding of these processes at the molecular and cellular levels and some of the relationships of multicellular organisms like plants and animals. The goal of these lectures is to leave you with a sense of awe, feeling closer to Nature. When we know our place in Life, we understand that belonging comes with responsibilities and boundaries.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-5940

Visiting Uncommon Corners of the Globe

A course for those interested in less visited corners of our world: far west China, Pakistan, Turkey, Georgia (former Soviet Republic), Tajikistan, Madagascar, Iran, Nepal, and north India. Built around photo narratives from past cycling tours, which highlight the countries and communities visited, we see plenty of history, geography, culture, and current events layered on top. Group interaction encouraged. Come join us if you need to scratch a travel itch. (Note: There will be overlap with the fall 2018 travel lecture on Cycling the Mountains of Central Asia, though the course sessions will be in much more detail). Instructor: Gregg Strong

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6215

Who is Penelope? East/West Classicl Lit

Are we different from ancient people? Find out in this lively discussion group based on readings from the Eastern and Western canon. Explore the literature of the world, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and moving on to the Greeks for this semester. Later classes will continue the journey. Two to three hours of reading a week are required, and links to the material will be provided at no cost. Instructors: Rose Webber and Frances Wright

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6246

Mah Jong

In this class, you will learn to play Mah Jong. It is an ancient tile-based game developed in China. The player will be challenged to eliminate all 144 pieces from the board. This is the version played at the two senior centres in the Comox Valley.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6250

Bridge - Bidding (Intermediate)

This course is designed for intermediate players who are looking to add more bidding tools to their game. We will explore the more frequently used Conventions, Cue Bids and Doubels. Instructor: Gary Priestman

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6252

Bridge - Intro to Modern Bidding

This course is designed for new players or players returning to the game. The course will cover the modern Standard American system of bidding. Instructor: Gary Priestman

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6253

Bridge - Play the Hand, Defend the Hand

This course is designed to help new or less-experienced players to better play a hand as well as how to defend a hand. Instructor: Gary Priestman

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6283

A Different Taste of World's Religions

From the beginning of humanity, God has been part of the equation, but is this the same God who we talk about today? As the concept of God has evolved, so has religion; OR should we say, "As religion has evolved, so has the concept of God." We'll explore and discuss this together with specific reference to the five major world religions and the cultures each sprang from and influenced.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6285

Russian History, Thought & Culture

Nations with long histories cannot break with their past. Recently, Russia endured two transformations; the Russian Empire was supplanted by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, then the USSR fragmented into 15 States. Although this fragmentation marked the end of the Cold War, the old antipathy towards Russia continues. This course aims to acquaint you with the Russian past and its cultural heritage and to explain the Russian worldview. Instructor: Nicholas Tyrras

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6288

Terrible Beauty in Irish Short Stories

Countries that go through crises and wars mostly reveal the truth of those times through their literature. However, history books are written by the victors, complete with their biases. This course aims to provide an in-depth exploration and lively discussion of the changing face of modern Irish society as revealed by its literature. Through looking closely at this one small country, we can discover a microcosm of the universal condition. Instructor: Margaret Nyland

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6320

Extinctions & Mass Extinctions

Evolution is not only about the origin of new species, but is also equally about extinction, the loss of species. In fact, few species actually survive more than a few million years. In this course, I will describe the reasons for, and mechanisms of, species extinctions, giving special emphasis to the fascinating periods of mass extinctions: those periods (including the present day) when a large percentage of extant species disappeared.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6325

From Wellhead to Your Gas Tank

This course will review the processing of crude oil to produce the fuels used in transportation. First, we will review the characterization of crude and then the basic processes of separation, conversion, purification, and blending of refinery streams to produce the various fuels.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6330

Metals of Antiquity

An introduction to the "metals of antiquity" - those found and used by mankind from earliest metalworking times, including the precious metals gold and silver and the base metals copper, lead, zinc, and tin. We will examine metal uses and sources from earliest times to today. Talks are generally non-technical, with explanations in lay terms. No materials are required. Illustrations include photos, drawings, paintings, and maps, with artifacts for examination.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6350

Modern Astronomy

Astronomy is the study primarily of stars and the galaxies in which they reside: their births, lives, and deaths. Because of the recent advent of space-borne telescopes, we are living in a truly golden age of astronomy with new discoveries almost daily. In this course, we will explore the heavenly bodies from dust particles to massive black holes, to huge galaxies, as well as the forces that create and control them.

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6456

Mod Chinese Lgl System 1911-Today

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

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-6605

People Types and Tiger Stripes

Myers-Briggs Type Theory is based on Jungian psychology and describes inborn preferences for various ways of seeing the world and operating in it. The preferences describe opposite strengths. Understanding these allows us to reflect on our own filters and those of the people around us. This focus can show us how to maximize our own talents as well as accommodate and appreciate the differing gifts of others. Instructor: Mary Sullivan

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-7353

History of Brewing and Beer Part 2

This course, the second of two, continues our investigation into the relationship that humanity has had with beer. (Part 1 is not a prerequisite.) We pick up the story in the Industrial Revolution, examine the success story of both lager and of the American beer barons who made it, the backlash that resulted in Prohibition in both Canada and the US, the globalization of beer, and the craft beer revolution. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class. Instructor: Alan Brown

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-9000

Ordinary Canadians, Extraordinary Times

If we do not know our history, are we bound to repeat it? It is the 100th anniversary of the formal ending of WWI and the veterans of the Great War are gone. They did not glorify war nor speak much about the horrors they experienced. In this series, historians share uniquely Canadian perspectives about the geopolitics of the day, the battle experiences of men in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, and the roles played by women. We learn about trench culture and flying machines, we meet the famous and infamous, visit the Homefront, and take an intimate look at WWI diaries and letters

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-9001

Origins of the First World War

Wars are caused by situations developing, incidents occurring and individuals meddling. When these factors come together at the same time and in the same place, war is most possible. Frank Frketich draws upon his extensive experience teaching modern European history, and his many visits to WWI battle sites to bring history to life. We review the specific causative factors - some having their origins long before 1914 - that led to the Great War and we learn how Canada got involved. Instructor: Frank Frketich

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

CVEC-9002

Magnificent Men in Flying Machines WWI

Military Subject Advisor of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Ken MacLeod presents the role of the air war in WWI and the specific and significant contributions of Canadian airmen. To honour these men, Dale Erhart, former CF-18 pilot and formation lead in the Vimy Flight - in which a replica bi-plane re-enacted flyover of the Vimy Memorial Monument - shares the Vimy Flight story and his fighter pilot's perspective of flying these primitive yet lethal machines. Instructor: Ken MacLeod & Dale Erhart

For the latest schedule, see your local campus ElderCollege newsletter.

FAC-010

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 Jan 26 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Mar 23 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR May 11 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Aug 10 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Feb 24 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV May 26 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 11 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Jan 26 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Apr 27 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 10 $105.00

FAC-020

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C

The emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. The RC Emergency 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. 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-020-CRS1 CR Apr 6 $100.00
FAC-020-CRS1 CR Jun 22 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS3 CV Feb 11 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Mar 3 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV May 23 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Aug 18 $100.00

FAC-021

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 Feb 2-Feb 3 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS2 CR Mar 13-Mar 14 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR May 29-May 30 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Aug 27-Aug 28 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Jan 23-Jan 24 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 17-Apr 18 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Jun 27-Jun 28 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Aug 14-Aug 15 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS2 PA Mar 23-Mar 24 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA May 11-May 12 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA Jul 13-Jul 14 $170.00

FAC-055

Psychological First Aid

This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. 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 18 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-055-CRS1 CR Feb 27 $110.00
FAC-055-CVS1 CV Feb 1 $110.00
FAC-055-CVS2 CV Apr 2 $110.00

FAC-056

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-CVD2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD1 CV May 1-May 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD2 CV Jun 1-Jun 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00

FAC-057

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 self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others 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 - 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-CVD2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD1 CV May 1-May 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD2 CV Jun 1-Jun 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00

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 and Marine Transport Canada with a certification period of five years.

Prerequisite(s): Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Feb 14 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Apr 15-Apr 16 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Feb 9-Feb 10 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 18-May 19 $170.00
FAC-082-PHS1 PH Feb 21-Feb 22 $260.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Feb 23-Feb 24 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS2 UC Apr 6-Apr 7 $180.00

FLO-010

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-CRS2 CR Jan 19 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Feb 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Mar 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Apr 27 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 22 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS1 PA Jan 26 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Mar 16 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Apr 27 $275.00

GENI-1205

Silver Jewellery Making - Beginners

Explore traditional jewellery-making techniques in our fully equipped studio. Over four sessions, you will receive guidance from a jewellery professional who will introduce you to the basic tools and equipment used to create your own jewellery at home. The course begins with an introduction to design. Students then learn how to pierce metal, solder, apply textures, set a cabochon stone and create a bezel. Finally, you will practice fabrication techniques and learn how to finish and polish your work to perfection. You will complete several projects with the help of individualized attention, demonstrations and handouts. The course is labour intensive and has a moderate degree of difficulty. Students will benefit from good eye-hand coordination. All materials are included in the cost of the course. Please see supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1205-CRS1 CR Jan 26-Feb 23 $369.00

GENI-1248

Foldform Earrings

Create sterling silver foldform earrings using a technique that is exciting in its simplicity, yet creates small masterpieces. Suitable for all levels. Note: materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1248-CRS1 CR Feb 3 $149.00

GENI-1437

Myths, Memes and the Life Model

Enhance your life drawing skills with a focus on archetypal and unconventional poses. Classes will focus on studying and representing iconic poses; both the sacred and secular. Refresh your creativity with this unique approach. Both those with experience and those new to life drawing are welcome.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1437-CVS1 CV Jan 31-Mar 7 $169.00

GENI-1517

Watercolours - Inspired by Monet

Monet's Water Lilies paintings are famous for their Impressionist style which focuses on the beautiful play of light around the subject as it changes over time. You will study techniques of Monet and the Impressionists while painting objects, people or scenes from your own life.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1517-CVS1 CV Jan 26-Feb 9 $99.00

GENI-1534

Acrylics: Painting Textures

This class provides students with the skills to render realistic painting effects in acrylics. Students will discover how to simulate a variety of textures from natural elements, ranging from sand, water, and foliage to close up textures of fur and flowers. Fluid acrylics, glazing medium and mixed media techniques will be used to create confidence and build your skills. This is a fun and relaxed environment to discover your own unique style.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1534-CVS1 CV Jan 29-Mar 5 $179.00

GENI-1605

Introduction to Clay

Explore the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab construction to produce pottery, including an introduction to wheel-thrown forms. The instructor will provide direction for beginners and those with some previous experience. Note: Price includes approx. $50 worth of clay.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1605-CVS1 CV Jan 31-Mar 21 $299.00

GENI-2721

Basic Digital Photography

Learn basic photographic controls such as exposure, focus, depth of field, metering, and white balance in this introduction to digital single-lens reflect (SLR) photography. Lectures, workshops, slide shows and critiques of student work will stress positive achievement and build confidence to tackle more challenging photographic work. Instructor: Clinton Palmer, Campbell River; Paul Wenger, Comox Valley Note: Bring a digital SLR camera to class. No "point and shoot" cameras.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-2721-CVS1 CV Jan 22-Feb 26 $229.00

GENI-5120

Activity Assistant Program: Info Session

This free information session provides you with an overview of the Activity Assistant Certificate Program. This program is designed to provide post-basic training for individuals with previous Health Care Assistant (HCA) training and experience. Graduates will be prepared to work as Activity Assistants in a variety of settings including intermediate care facilities, assisted living settings, adult day care programs, clients' homes, seniors' centres or residential group homes. Please note students must pre-register.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5120-CVS1 CV Feb 6  

GENI-7541

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Learn how to properly prune annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to improve their health, appearance, and maintenance. Topics include: seasonal considerations, plant varieties, theories & techniques, and maintenance of pruning equipment. The course runs for two consecutive Saturdays with the first being a classroom session and the second being a field trip for hands-on practice and observation. Instructor: Zac Kregosky Note: Transportation to the field trip is not provided. Wear appropriate clothing and bring hand pruners and loppers, pruning saw, long handled pole pruner, and orchard ladder, if available.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7541-CVS1 CV Jan 19-Jan 26 $139.00

HRT-015

Health Care Provider (CPR Level HCP)

Learn adult, child and infant CPR techniques for health care providers and other professional rescuers. CPR Level A or equivalent is recommended prior to attending this course. Skills taught and practiced include one and two-rescuer CPR with pulse checks, bag valve mask, respiratory arrest, AED, and management of the obstructed airway in the adult, child and infant. (Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.)

Prerequisite(s): Strongly recommend previous certification in CPR Level A, B, C or any First Aid training provided by WSCB, Red Cross, EMP or St. John's Ambulance.

Section Location Dates Cost
HRT-015-CVS1 CV Jan 26 $80.00
HRT-015-PAS1 PA Feb 2 $80.00

LDS-015

Leadership Essentials

Increase your effectiveness and confidence as a leader in this practical two-day course. Learn tools to effectively transition into a leadership role and develop skills to create a positive work enviroment and better business results. Class discussion will include characteristics and challenges in today's workplace, traits and skills that characterize a successful leader, how to evaluate your own skill set and how to motivate people, communicate effectively, inspire and build trust while managing your time and tasks effectively.

Section Location Dates Cost
LDS-015-CRS1 CR Feb 2-Feb 3 $289.00

MED-032

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 Feb 12-Feb 15 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Apr 15-Apr 18 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR May 13-May 16 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Jun 10-Jun 13 $690.00

MGT-014

Facilitation Skills

Do you dream of being able to speak well and facilitate dialogue in meetings or in front of large groups? This 4-session workshop series is designed for you to develop the skills you need to facilitate dialogue, present information for a variety of different types of people and allow you to manage difficult audiences. Learn to engage your audience so that you walk away from meetings and presentations feeling like a pro.

Section Location Dates Cost
MGT-014-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 27 $189.00

NAU-016

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-CRS1 CR Jan 19 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Mar 9 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Apr 13 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR May 11 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Jun 8 $219.00
NAU-016-UCS1 UC Mar 2 $219.00

NAU-051

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 6-Feb 8 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS1 CR May 27-May 29 $469.00

OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-010-CRS3 CR Feb 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS4 CR Apr 23 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jun 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Aug 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Feb 21 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Apr 24 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 25 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 7 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Feb 8 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Apr 9 $150.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Feb 7 $150.00
OFA-010-UCS2 UC Apr 10 $150.00

OFA-030

Occupational First Aid Level 3

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for FirstAid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational FirstAid 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 Jan 28-Feb 8 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 6-May 17 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Jul 8-Jul 19 $750.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Feb 2-Feb 16 $750.00

PAEC-1803

The History of Music

Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and places. This course will conduct a brief survey of music through the past 400 years. The first class will be devoted to classical music, the second exploring the era of the Big Bands, blues/jazz in the third session, and then finish up with folk/rock in fourth session. Sessions will be a blend of YouTube videos, CD/LP, and for the last class you will get to enjoy listening to some live guitar. A fun time will be had by all.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-1803-PAS1 PA Feb 7-Feb 28 $25.00

PAEC-4013

Getting the Most Out of Your Iphone Camera

Come and learn how to use your iPhone camera with confidence. Graham Fox will cover functions including; settings, camera access, camera controls, aspect ratios and panorama, exposure and focal points, how to read QR codes and how to scan documents. The course will also cover using the iPhone App and using settings, storage, editing, albums and storage optimizations/options. Instructor: Graham Fox

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-4013-PAS1 PA Jan 29 $10.00

PAEC-5621

The Chemistry and Biochemistry of Food

You are what you eat. Have you ever wondered where this phrase came from, and whether it is actually true? Learn about the vitamins, minerals, fats, oils, carbohydrates and proteins in the food you eat. Is maple syrup/honey better for you than ordinary table sugar? What exactly happens to the foods once they hit your stomach? Who can you believe, and why does the research on good/bad foods seem to change all the time? No previous chemistry or biochemistry knowledge is required for the course.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5621-PAS1 PA Feb 7-Feb 28 $25.00

PAEC-5630

The 100 Mile Diet

Learn about the benefits of eating local food and how to incorporate locally produced food in your diet. This session will include a panel of local food producers who will share information about their role in providing local food.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5630-PAS1 PA Feb 13 $12.00

TFS-010

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. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Jan 26 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 27 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 25 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR Jul 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Aug 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Apr 6 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV May 4 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Jun 1 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jul 6 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Aug 10 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jan 19 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 16 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Mar 16 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Apr 13 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA May 11 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Jun 15 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Aug 17 $99.00
TFS-010-PHS1 PH Mar 30 $99.00