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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-PAS1 PA Jan 27-Mar 23 $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 Feb 15 $225.00


Cross Connection Control

This course is intended for individuals working with potable water distribution systems including plumbers, pipe fitters, irrigation installers, municipal water works personnel or any individual that is responsible for a water distribution system as outlined in the BC Plumbing Code. All plumbing codes and most municipalities require some form of back flow protection between their potable water systems and any other system or device connected to their potable water system. The tester's certification course covers the basics of back flow protection from hydraulics to administering a Cross Connection Control program with an emphasis placed on testing back flow prevention assemblies.

Section Location Dates Cost
CCC-101-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Feb 14 $825.00


Excel Level 2

Advance your Excel skills in this hands-on Level-2 class using the world's most popular electronic graph paper. Apply basic skill sets along with some intermediate to advanced functions to manage and audit numerical reports. Students will learn to create and manipulate charts, work with different types of graphics, look at various methods of analyzing, organizing, linking and sharing workbooks, plus learn to use advanced formatting features.

Prerequisite(s): CPA 011 or previous Excel experience

Section Location Dates Cost
CPA-021-CRS1 CR Feb 20-Mar 12 $205.00


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 11-Feb 20 $30.00


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 7-Feb 28 $55.00


Writing Your Own Story

Facilitators Gus Valen and Quentin Dodd. Have you ever thought that your life is worth writing about, that your memories have value. If this is you, then you need to join Gus and Quentin to discover the tips and tricks to gather and organize your memories, write interesting introductions, and put your story down on paper. Bring your pencil, paper, and memories to class!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2212-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 27 $30.00


Living with Hearing Aids

Join Marlene for this one day class as she tells her story of living as a hearing impaired person. She will share the importance of taking care of yourself as you adapt to hearing assist devices and pass on some tips and tricks that you can use to include people with hearing issues in your community. Instructor: Marlene Taylor.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5308-CRS1 CR Feb 19 $10.00


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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-CRS1 CR Jan 29-Feb 5  


Mexico - a Brief History

More than just beautiful beaches, Mexico is a country rich in history, beauty and drama. Erik will look at some of the roads less travelled by Canadian tourists. The pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial periods will be featured. Facilitator: Erik Mairs

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5909-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Mar 5 $30.00


Intro to American Mah-Jongg

This workshop will introduce you to the tiles used in American Mah-jongg (The version with acceptable winning combinations printed on a card, plus joker tiles to make life easier!) You won't be able to turn pro after these sessions, but you will be able to join various groups around Campbell River. Instructor: Marcia Mackay.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6247-CRS1 CR Feb 21-Feb 22 $20.00


Films And Music Together

Music and film are two great art forms and when combined they can be enthralling. We have our documentary films that are great examples of that collaboration: Stop Making Sense, The Last Waltz, Forever Young, and one that will be chosen by the participants. It all should make for interesting disussions.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1722-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Mar 4 $40.00



Improv for all, experienced or not. Let loose your  "inner child" and learn to play again. Improv games for 3 hours too much? Come when you  can and leave when you must. Two instructors  will put you through a number of games for you to both learn and grow your Improv skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1796-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Apr 1 $60.00


Ukelele for Beginners

This course will get you started playing the ukulele - from tuning to strumming basic chords and accompanying yourself on several songs. The goal will be to make you familiar enough with the ukulele that you would feel comfortable to join a Uke Circle either here in the valley or perhaps in Hawaii! Participants should bring a ukulele and a tuner to the first class.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1840-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 3 $20.00


Dance Fitness

In an encouraging and supportive environment for both beginner and experienced dancers, this course will focus on developing and maintaining flexibility, endurance and strength using dance forms from Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre and World Beat. Class scheduled at Berwick Comox, 1700 Comox Avenue, Comox.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1872-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Apr 6 $40.00


Maintaining the Mature Singing Voice

Participants will learn techniques designed to increase the richness and fullness of their voices, to increase their vocal range and breath support, plus vocal projection. Course is scheduled at Berwick Comox, 1700 Comox Avenue, Comox.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1889-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 17 $30.00


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. Each two hour class will be followed by an optional hour for discussion of writing improvement.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2310-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Apr 3 $60.00


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 and phone cameras. Students should be familiar with the basic operations of their own camera and should bring the camera to each class. A tripod is useful but not mandatory. There will be three field trips.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2761-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 31 $40.00


Compassionate Communication

Our culture has taught us to communicate in a way that perpetuates conflict and pain. The four step process of Compassionate Communication teaches us how to listen and speak authentically from the heart and bring peace to our lives. The class focuses on practicing these skills with real life examples. Please read Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2800-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Mar 26 $30.00


Be Kind to Those You Leave Behind

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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3532-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Mar 26 $30.00


Your Email/Files in the Cloud

Know how to do basic email? Want to know more about using Google or Microsoft in a better way for your personal email, and then explore the cloud drive features? This course will walk you through setting up an account and then synchronizing your files on your computer to have them copied to the cloud. Then we'll walk through all kinds of access and sharing possibilities! A Windows operating system on your computer is required.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4019-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Mar 4 $40.00


Creating Slideshows Using iMovie

Learn to use iMovie to turn your photos into a movie, with music and titles, for playing on your TV, iPad, etc. Must have working knowledge of Photos program and Mac computers. Bring photos and music on a memory stick.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4565-CVS1 CV Feb 21-Feb 28 $20.00


A Day in the Life of my iPad

Selective coverage of my favourite applications ("apps") and features including Internet use and management, e-mail, photo sharing and albums, word processing, dictation, printing, presentations, iCloud storage, and iPad maintenance/manuals. Apps covered include those for news, sports, radio stations, games, birdwatching, currency conversion, hearing aid management and marine traffic. This is an intermediate course for people who have a basic familiarity with their iPad.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4569-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Mar 12 $20.00


Foundations of Contentment

This program is aimed at those persons who feel a longing to experience their deeper being. Only the deeper being satisfies our fundamental yearning for contentment. Simple mindfulness practices will be used to turn within to the deeper reaches of our being. We'll begin by exploring what a foundation of contentment is about, and then examine six foundational elements: clarity, inner peace, self awareness, appreciation, inner strength, and well-being support.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5322-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Mar 18 $30.00


Ceremonies From Beautiful to Bizarre

Through videos we'll view 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-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Feb 24 $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: God, the Tao, the void, the Creator, or the re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcome. Course is scheduled at Berwick Comox, 1700 Comox Avenue, Comox.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5413-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 31 $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-5455-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Mar 12 $20.00


Fitness & Exercise for Aging Population

Physical activity is medicine for older adults. Evidence from high quality studies supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity and improved health in older adults. This course will provide helpful information on both aerobic and strengthening exercises.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5495-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 17 $30.00


Medical Overdiagnosis

In today's medicine, there is a lot of diagnosis and even more treatment, often of dubious value. This course examines this phenomenon critically by increasing understanding of what doctors do and why they 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-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Mar 4 $20.00


Your Microbiome - Both Good & Bad

In recent years there's been a scientific revolution in our understanding of the human microbiome - the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in/on us and are now known to be essential for normal development and function of the brain, immune systems 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-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Mar 20 $60.00


iRest© for Sleep And Pain Relief

iRest is an evidence-based protocol that combines deep relaxation with meditative inquiry to promote healing. Learn easy-to-use techniques to relieve chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety and enhance your well-being. Experience a guided iRest practice. Accessible for all physical abilities.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5752-CVS1 CV Feb 22 $10.00


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-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Mar 6 $40.00


Servas - an Enriching Travel Experience

SERVAS ("we serve" in Esperanto) helps build world peace and understanding by introducing international travelers to local families eager to share their culture, food and local attractions. This class will tell you what you need to know to become a SERVAS traveler or host.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5907-CVS1 CV Feb 21 $5.00


Public Art around the World

This course offers an eye-opening look at public art in its many forms. We'll move from cave drawing to graffiti, local and world art on massive scales, sculptures, and the splendors of Las Vegas and Dubai.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6120-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Feb 21 $10.00


Great Books, East and West

Join in lively discussions of literature from the past that has influenced Western thinking. Such works as the Bhagavad Gita, Analects of Confucius, Horatian odes, and an eclectic selection of Roman writers will be explored. Discover who said "a room without books is like a body without a soul". A tablet is useful but not essential to read the weekly emailed selections.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6211-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Apr 9 $40.00


Arab Spring in a New World Order

A renewed sense of nationalism is sweeping across the globe. Alliances and tensions between nations are under constant threat and change. This course deals with the ancient history of the Middle East and the development and fragility of the modern nations carved out since WWI. Classes are based on photos/experiences from living in Egypt for 5 years, culminating in the revolution of 2011, and close attention to world events.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6244-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 31 $40.00


Bridge-Intermediate Bidding

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 Doubles. We will also explore the 2/1 Bidding System.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6250-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Apr 3 $40.00


Bridge - Intro to Modern Bidding

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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6252-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Apr 6 $40.00


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 more successfully.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6253-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Apr 3 $40.00


Consciousness in the Veda

Vedas, ancient Indian writings, thought to be simple praise to gods, have proven to be more. Once ridiculed, the Vedas now lead science exploring the complexity of our world and our life within it. For example, subjects such as: cosmology, language, physical development, ayurveda, and near-death experiences are explored. Once introduced, the importance of consciousness in the world and in life experiences, with self and others, will become the focus.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6255-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Apr 9 $60.00


Founders of Religions

The purpose of this course is to consider the character of (some) founders of religions as they set the "DNA" of their movement. Some founders are deemed perfect while others are less virtuous. Some founders are vehemently defended while others allow the seeker/follower to discern the truth. The search for truth is best discovered by understanding the interplay of the founder and the conditions of his or her time.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6279-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Apr 9 $40.00


Russian Hist Thought & Culture 19-20 Cen

This course follows Russian history of the 19th and 20th centuries, examining the country's evolving trends in culture that culminated with the revolution of 1917. As revolutionary zeal began to wane, the dichotomy between Marxist ideology and a thousand-year-old Russian culture began to surface. Finally, World War II, the Cold War, and the dissolution of the USSR were demoralizing but also rejuvenating as Russia began to re-assert itself.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6285-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 31 $40.00


Irish Poetry - The Consummate Word

A novel relies on the decision about which paragraphs to include; the short story is built on the choices of a sentence. But the word can make all the difference.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6288-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Mar 20 $30.00


Science of Chaos

"Chaos Theory", a fascinating and revolutionary science that appeared just recently, surprised (and both delighted and horrified) scientists in many fields. Surprisingly, this theory also lands us in the amazingly beautiful world of fractals and the famous "Mandelbrot Set". From the complicated rhythms of the heart, to the forecasting of weather, many (often totally unrelated) scientific subjects show irregularities that nonetheless exhibit a hidden structure: an order in the chaos.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6310-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Apr 3 $40.00


Understanding the US Electoral College

Electing a President. A romp through American history with a focus on the Electoral College and its role in American elections.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6428-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Feb 19 $10.00


Modern Chinese Legal 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.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6456-CVS1 CV Feb 12-Apr 1 $40.00


Buddhism for the 21st Century

A basic study of Buddhism as a synergistic integrated educational system. The focus will be on the Wisdom/Compassion traditions through Study/Practice. Patterns that connect Meditation/Contemplation/Realization. Qualities of self-reflective awareness becoming the altruistic mind of enlightenment. Contrasted with the Epistemology of thought behind our current Techno-Industrial Civilization. Paradox of change, the paradigms of evolution. Zen Koans new age. Experience with meditation/homework helpful.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6681-CVS1 CV Feb 14-Apr 3 $60.00


History of Beer, Part 2

This course continues the relationship of humanity with beer. (Part 1 is not a prerequisite.) We start 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 U.S., the globalization of beer, and the craft beer revolution. A $10 course supply fee will be added to your tuition during registration.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7354-CVS1 CV Feb 11-Mar 31 $50.00


Ready, Set, Garden!

Early spring has arrived. It's time to get your garden ready. New beds to be started. Soil needs feeding, plants need dividing. Fruit trees, shrubs and vines need pruning. Vegetable garden needs attention. Compost needs tending. Get set, we're gardening!

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7548-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Mar 2 $15.00


Gardening for the Planet

Students will learn via lecture, hands-on planning and field trips to create a natural garden, reduce resource use, increase the population of beneficial organisms. Every class will be an opportunity to create a garden plan, and learn to care for a guilt-free nature loving paradise. Ideal for those who are tired of mowing grass and are nature lovers. Neighbourhood groups are welcome. Please bring to first class: pencil, graph paper, trace paper, ruler or scaled ruler.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7552-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Mar 26 $60.00


Introduction to Mason Bees

You will learn their life cycle, and how to make nesting tubes, boxes, and a starter house. A $15 supply fee for a starter kit and tube materials will be added to your tuition. Students will also have the option to purchase 20 cocoons for $20 at the beginning of the class, if desired. Help your fruits and veggies!

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7922-CVS1 CV Feb 13 $20.00


No Time for Complacency

For many years Mother Nature has shouted warnings at us in the form of raging fires and unprecedented storms of every kind, but like children we happily continue skipping down the same road, blind to what lies ahead. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the clock is ticking. We have 11 years to set in motion actions which will mitigate climate change. This series touches on two areas of importance locally, but mainly focusses on aspects of our society that got us here in the first place and hopefully will inspire ideas on how we can make that U-Turn.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9000-CVS1 CV Feb 8-Mar 28 $48.00


Two Perspectives

Robert Everson, Hereditary Chief of the Gigal'gam Walas Kwagut, member of K'omoks First Nation and long time indigenous advocate will address aspects of climate change from a First Nations perspective. He will be followed in this first session by biologist Dr. Loys Maingon. This lecture highlights the ecological uniqueness of a Comox Valley and suggests ways of nurturing our stewardship by reconnecting with the land for the benefit of future generations.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9001-CVS1 CV Feb 8 $6.00


The Dragons of Inaction

Robert Gifford is professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. He has worked on nonverbal behaviour and on climate change behaviour barriers. "We all have intentions to improve ourselves and the world, but we don't always act on those intentions. Why not? This talk gathers together the many "dragons of inaction" that hold us back, and suggests some ways to "slay" them. The focus is on climate change and sustainability actions, but the dragons might also apply to diet, exercise and other good works.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9002-CVS1 CV Feb 15 $6.00


The Role of the Media

Sean Holman is an associate professor of journalism at Mount Royal University. He is currently writing a book on the history of freedom of information and is active in campaigning for the news media to cover the climate crisis with the urgency it demands In the coming months and years, no decision will be more important than how we decide to respond to climate change, both individually and collectively, and the media plays a major role in informing such decisions.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9003-CVS1 CV Feb 22 $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 Apr 25 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jun 13 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Aug 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Mar 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV May 24 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 9 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Feb 8 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA May 2 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Jun 20 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 15 $105.00


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 May 12 $100.00
FAC-020-CRS1 CR Jul 6 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Feb 22 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS2 CV Apr 19 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Jul 12 $100.00
FAC-020-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $100.00


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-CRS3 CR Feb 21 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS1 CR May 21 $110.00
FAC-055-CRS1 CR Jul 9 $110.00


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-CVS1 CV Feb 27-Feb 28 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Apr 27-Apr 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Mar 7-Mar 8 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 9-May 10 $170.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Feb 22-Feb 23 $190.00
FAC-082-UCS2 UC Apr 18-Apr 19 $190.00


Forklift Operator

Receive thorough training that meets or exceeds all WorkSafe BC and CSA regulations and standards. Each student will be evaluated and those able to demonstrate a minimum level of operational competence receive an Ives & Associates document of successful program completion. Note: Ask for information sheet when registering.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Jan 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Feb 22 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Mar 21 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS7 CR Apr 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 20 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR Jul 18 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Aug 22 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS1 PA Feb 1 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Mar 7 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Apr 25 $275.00


Silver Jewellery Express II

In this fast-paced and exciting workshop, a continuation of Silver Jewellery Express I, you will be creating two more sterling silver projects. Learn new techniques such as advanced fabrication and soldering, creating a tube setting for a ring and setting the stone with accuracy. We will be adding texture by introducing surface ornamentation techniques using our studio stamps and hammers, fusing with metal, and coloring with patinas. Advance your skills and reignite your creative process in a creative group atmosphere. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional materials you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1207-CRS1 CR Feb 22-Feb 23 $231.00


Silver Wire Work Essentials

Unleash your creativity! Using three simple hand tools, discover the basics of working with sterling silver wire to create your own beautiful jewellery. Learn techniques to make essential jewellery components such as ear wires, connectors, wrapped beads, clasps, head pins, jump rings and chain. Using semi-precious beads, you will assemble the components to take home three pairs of earrings; a bracelet and a wire ring. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional items you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1216-CRS1 CR Feb 8 $139.00


Torch Techniques

This intermediate class will focus on advanced torch and stone setting techniques. Each student will be guided through the steps to create a reticulated pendant and then embellish their design with a claw or tube set stone. The second project will be an advanced wire work project which will require more detailed instruction to help each student with the complexity of finer soldering. Students need to have previous soldering experience and it is recommended that they have taken a beginner's level metal jewellery workshop in advance of taking this course. All materials are included in the course fee. See the supply list online for additional items that you may need to bring from home, such as a mask, apron and safety glasses.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1255-CRS1 CR Feb 1-Feb 2 $215.00


Drawing: The Basics

Explore basic drawing techniques with artist Clive Powsey. Learn to accurately draw what you see with line and then render light and shade on form with shading and hatching. Informal perspective and measuring of angles and proportions will be considered. Planar drawing, modular drawing, and shading and separating the effect of local colour from light and shade on form will also be covered. Subject matter will include still life, architecture, machinery, the face and the figure (including drawing from life). Instructor: Clive Powsey Note: Request a supply list when registering.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1410-CVS1 CV Feb 4-Mar 10 $169.00


Textures in Acrylics

This class provides students with the skills to apply textural styles to their paintings. Through implied texture and actual (real) texture students will use fluid acrylics and glazing medium, normal acrylics, and heavy bodied and high viscosity acrylics to achieve various affects. Working with natural elements such as trees and bark, flowers, fur and layered abstract backgrounds, students will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where they can express and create in new ways.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1534-CVS1 CV Feb 4-Mar 10 $179.00


Clay - Wheel-throwing Fundamentals & Beyond

This course is designed for those with some previous experience working with clay. We will cover the skills of basic wheel-throwing, as well as an introduction to intermediate and advanced skills required to move on to more complex forms, dependent on individual skill level. We will cover how to make various forms on the wheel starting with a simple cylinder and moving on to mugs, bowls, jugs, and vase, as well as firing and glazing. Join us and have fun getting your hands dirty!

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1622-CVS1 CV Jan 30-Mar 5 $299.00


Introduction to AutoCAD

In this practical 8 week course, students will learn to become comfortable using AutoCAD and its basic functionality. Students will learn about industry standards and produce simple drawings that meet them, come to understand blocks and when to use them, as well as develop the ability to take a conceptual shape and create fabrication drawings. This general course will allow students to understand how to utilize AutoCAD for a variety of different types of projects. Note: This course will not appear on a transcript.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-4910-CRS1 CR Feb 5-Mar 25 $276.00


Test Success Using Self-Hypnosis

This course provides participants with a lifelong skill; a calm and focused approach to taking tests and other stressful situations. Hypnosis is used to anchor positive suggestions and emotional states. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind a characteristic of which is an extraordinary quality of mental, physical, and emotional relaxation. There is heightened mental focus and responsiveness to suggestion, direction, and instruction. When coupled with an emotionalized desire to satisfy the suggested behavior, positive change is created through hypnosis.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5370-CVS1 CV Feb 19 $55.00


Market Gardener Program Info Session

This informative info session will provide prospective students with a comprehensive overview of the Market Gardener Program, and a chance to meet the instructor teaching the program.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7580-PAS1 PA Feb 12  


Permaculture: Design Your Property

Large or small, your property has the potential to provide you with an abundance of fresh food! Permaculture is a science-based ethical design system that teaches people how to layout their gardens in a way that cares for the planet. Applying the principles of permaculture, you will design your property by analyzing, mapping and planning it. You will learn the tools and techniques required to develop a regenerative abundant landscape.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7945-CVS1 CV Feb 6-Mar 12 $165.00


Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles from shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-003-CRS3 CR Feb 7 $209.00
MED-003-CRS4 CR Mar 6 $209.00
MED-003-CRS5 CR Mar 30 $209.00
MED-003-CRS6 CR Apr 24 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR May 8 $209.00
MED-003-PAS1 PA Feb 11 $209.00
MED-003-UCS1 UC Mar 4 $209.00


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 Feb 4-Feb 7 $690.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Mar 13-Mar 16 $690.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Apr 6-Apr 9 $690.00
MED-032-CRS5 CR Apr 20-Apr 23 $690.00
MED-032-CRS1 CR May 11-May 14 $690.00
MED-032-UCS1 UC Feb 29-Mar 3 $690.00


Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-005-CRS3 CR Feb 3-Feb 6 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS5 CR Mar 9-Mar 12 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS4 CR Mar 26-Mar 29 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS6 CR Apr 14-Apr 17 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS1 CR May 4-May 7 $569.00
NAU-005-UCS1 UC Feb 24-Feb 27 $569.00


Master, Limited/ Fishing Master IV

This course is for those working towards their Master, Limited or Fishing Master, IV Class certification. The Master Limited certificate is required by masters of vessels up to 60 gross tonnage and is valid on passenger carrying vessels, work boats, and tugs of less than 60 gross tons. The Fishing Master, IV Class certificate is for masters of fishing vessels of not more than 100 gross tons engaged on near-coastal or sheltered waters voyages; or officer in charge of the watch of a fishing vessel of any tonnage engaged on near-coastal and sheltered waters voyages. This comprehensive course prepares mariners for writing two core Transport Canada exams, Navigation Safety Level 1 and Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-014-CRS1 CR Feb 13-Mar 5 $1859.00


Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M).

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Feb 8 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS4 CR Mar 7 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS5 CR Mar 31 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS6 CR Apr 18 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR May 9 $219.00
NAU-016-PAS1 PA Feb 12 $219.00
NAU-016-UCS1 UC Feb 28 $219.00


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 Jan 27-Jan 29 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS2 CR Mar 17-Mar 19 $469.00
NAU-051-CRS3 CR Apr 27-Apr 29 $469.00


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-CRS6 CR Feb 26 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS7 CR Apr 29 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jul 8 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Mar 31 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 15 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 20 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Mar 1 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Apr 22 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Jun 3 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Aug 19 $150.00
OFA-010-PHS1 PH Feb 18 $95.00
OFA-010-UCS2 UC Apr 23 $175.00


Occupational First Aid Level 3

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Jan 27-Feb 7 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 4-May 15 $750.00


Occupational First Aid Level 3 Renewal

This course is for Occupational First Aid Level 3 First Aid attendants who prefer not to take the full OFA 030 course, but would like to attend a few classes as a refresher before challenging the Level 3 exam. Homework assignments must be completed before the first class. Note: This course is offered in accordance with WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21) All studentswill be required to complete an NIC waiver form. Certification is by WSBC for a period of three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have or have had a WSBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 ticket or equivalent certification (i.e.: EMP 76 Hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 Supplement ticket). Students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed wavier. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-032-CVS1 CV Feb 3-Feb 7 $600.00
OFA-032-CVS1 CV May 11-May 15 $600.00


Health & Wellness Series

Join us for this Health & Wellness series where the presenters, who are experts in their field, will be offering valuable information on the following topics: Nutrition & Cancer Prevention, Brain Health & Dietary Strategies for Preventing Dementia, Mindful Eating for Those Battling Emotional Cravings, Shingles Vaccine, Blood Thinners, Foot Care, Oral Health, Dementia and Arthritis.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5302-PAS1 PA Jan 30-Mar 12 $30.00


Home Maintenance Series

In this Home Maintenance Series Terry will focus on preventative maintenance, safety tips and will explain how upkeep will influence the condition of your home including roof, structure, safety, plumbing, heating and electrical. Know that, for peace of mind, the care and attention to your home will serve you well year after year and in comfort.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-8300-PAS1 PA Jan 28-Feb 25 $35.00


Home Maintenance-Structure/Security

In this session Terry will focus on preventative maintenance, safety tips and will explain how upkeep will influence the condition of your home structure and security. Know that, for peace of mind, the care and attention to your home will serve you well year after year and in comfort.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-8302-PAS1 PA Jan 28 $10.00


Home Maintenance-Plumbing

In this session Terry will focus on preventative maintenance, safety tips and will explain how upkeep will influence the condition of your home plumbing. Know that, for peace of mind, the care and attention to your home will serve you well year after year and in comfort.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-8303-PAS1 PA Feb 4 $10.00


Home Maintenance-Heating

In this session Terry will focus on preventative maintenance, safety tips and will explain how upkeep will influence the condition of your home heating. Know that, for peace of mind, the care and attention to your home will serve you well year after year and in comfort.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-8304-PAS1 PA Feb 11 $10.00


Home Maintenance-Electrical

In this session Terry will focus on preventative maintenance, safety tips and will explain how upkeep will influence the condition of your home electrical. Know that, for peace of mind, the care and attention to your home will serve you well year after year and in comfort.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-8305-PAS1 PA Feb 18 $10.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 21 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 25 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 30 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 8 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 7 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Apr 4 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV May 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Jun 13 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jul 11 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Aug 15 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Sep 12 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Oct 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Nov 14 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Dec 5 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jan 9 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS2 CV Feb 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS3 CV Mar 13 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Apr 10 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 22 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Mar 21 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Apr 18 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA May 23 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Jun 20 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jul 18 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Aug 15 $99.00
TFS-010-UCS1 UC Mar 9 $99.00
TFS-010-UCS1 UC May 11 $99.00
TFS-010-UCS2 UC Jun 13 $99.00


Women in Construction Trades

Women in Construction Trades is a two week tuition-free initiative specifically designed to engage women in the Alberni Valley interested in pursuing a career in the Trades. Students wil be given orientation to Welding, Metal Fabrication, Automotive, Plumbing, Carpentry and Culinary Arts. For more information, please contact Agnes Sharkie at (250) 923-9700 x 7831.

Section Location Dates Cost
TRAD-0110-PAS1 PA Feb 3-Feb 14  


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-CRS3 CR Jan 27-Apr 24  
TRD-020-CRS1 CR Jan 27-Apr 24  
TRD-020-CRS2 CR Jan 27-Apr 24