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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-CRS1 CR Jan 23-Mar 13 $305.00
BKK-010-CVS1 CV Jan 21-Mar 18 $305.00
BKK-010-PAS1 PA Sep 24-Oct 22 $305.00
BKK-010-PAS1 PA Jan 28-Mar 25 $305.00


Building Service Worker Level 1 & WHMIS

Learn the skills required to work in the building service custodial field. Topics include: attitudes, ground rules, WHMIS, blood borne pathogen and sharps safety, hanta virus awareness, basic cleaning chemistry, cleaning procedures overview, interior office cleaning, restroom cleaning, daily floor maintenance and classroom cleaning. Note: Please bring a bagged lunch and beverage.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have basic English speaking, writing and reading skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
BSW-101-CRS1 CR Oct 26-Oct 28 $389.00
BSW-101-CRS1 CR Mar 15-Mar 17 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Oct 19-Oct 21 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA Apr 26-Apr 28 $389.00


Excel Level 1

This course introduces the latest version of Microsoft Excel, one of several widely used electronic spreadsheet and graphing applications. Participants will learn the basics of creating and navigating spreadsheets, how to apply formatting, auto formatting, editing, copying and moving, inserting rows/columns, simple formulas, data entry, charting and printing. In this 12-hour course we will also look at absolute and relative addressing, one of the many features of this amazing program. Note: Please bring a flash drive to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
CPA-011-CRS1 CR Oct 9-Oct 30 $205.00
CPA-011-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $205.00
CPA-011-CVS1 CV Jan 22-Feb 12 $205.00


ElderCollege Spelling Bee

Facilitator: Ed Cooper and Annemarie Rodger. Are you fond of mellifluous verbiage? Test your wits and exercise your brain cells at the fifth annual Campbell River ElderCollege Spelling Bee! This event is free to all ElderCollege members but pre-registration is required.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2307-CRS1 CR Sep 25  


Getting to Know Your Android Phone

You have an Android phone that lets you stay in touch with your friends and family. Did you know that what you really have is a handheld computer? Come and get acquainted with the power of your Android smart phone...who provides service, which plan is best for your needs, how does cell technology work? Learn how to adjust your phone settings, install some apps, customize your phone screen, and more. Instructor: Bob Bray

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4014-CRS1 CR Oct 3-Oct 24 $30.00


Introduction to 3D Printing

3D Printing-What's All the Noise About? Facilitator: Roger Jennings. Come and see what 3D printing is about. How it works, what it does and see if there is anything in it for you? Roger has learned enough to be dangerous and feels that there is something very interesting for seniors. This is more a show and tell but hopefully can build to something bigger.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4071-CRS1 CR Oct 2 $10.00


Windows 10 for Dummies

New systems come with Windows 10 installed. Are you confused about how to search, find your settings, move tiles around your screen? Join us as we discover how to operate efficiently in the new Windows 10 environment. Presenter: Wendy Samaroden.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4318-CRS1 CR Oct 15 $10.00


Yoga for Seniors

Instructor: Vivian Pickard. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of Yoga - breathing, stretching and relaxation using various approaches. Through gentle stretches and movement, you will release stiffness and tension, and begin to improve flexibility, posture and balance. We do not sit on the floor for long periods of time. Please bring your own mat.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5410-CRS1 CR Sep 27-Oct 4 $20.00


Five Minute Mind Body Fitness

Instructor: Bev O'Sullivan, retired Integrative Physiotherapist. Dr. Keith Jeffery's fitness program uses various exercise techniques which incorporate the concepts of Tai Chi, yoga, Feldenkrais, visualization, breathing, posture, anatomy and physics. These exercises, which can be done standing or sitting, will help to increase your focus and concentration. And they are fun to do!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5450-CRS1 CR Sep 28-Oct 5 $20.00


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 Oct 3-Oct 10  


Spirituality: An Exploration

There have been two massive cultural shifts in our lifetimes - a general decline of interest in organized religion, and an exponential growth of interest in spirituality and spiritual practices. We'll discuss why these shifts have occurred, and explore the meaning of this often used but misunderstood term 'Spirituality' from various perspectives. You will be encouraged to define this term for yourself and how it might apply to your life. Instructor: Murray Etty

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5853-CRS1 CR Oct 4-Oct 25 $30.00


Travelogue, the Series

What could be better than a month in Paris, a journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a Bike & Barge Tour along the Dutch and Belgian Canal systems from Amsterdam to Brugesa, a tour of Ireland, a cruise through the Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, or a visit to Guatemala, an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler? Round out your adventures with a coach tour through Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Coordinator: Sue Vickery

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5970-CRS1 CR Oct 12-Nov 16 $30.00


Medieval Building Guide

Get primed for Europe - this is a spotter's guide so that you get more out of your trip. Presenter: Erik Mairs.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5973-CRS1 CR Oct 19 $10.00



Ooooh la la - what could be better than a month in Paris? Jodi Cohen will share memories and photos of the time she spent in this glorious city in October 2017. Instructor: Jodi Cohen

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5982-CRS1 CR Oct 12 $10.00


Canada and the Antipodes

New Zealand and Australia... what are the similarities and differences in our forms of government, culture and economic governance? Explore the geography and delve into the great wine regions in both countries. See these countries through the eyes of a 35-year resident of the 'land down under'. Instructor: Bob Hillier

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6224-CRS1 CR Oct 3-Oct 17 $30.00


Aboriginal Regalia

Join our Campbell River Elder in Residence to gain insights in to the various garments and adornments worn or passed through time by the varied aboriginal cultures of Canada. Instructor: Daryle Mills

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6236-CRS1 CR Oct 1  


Cryptic Crosswords

Looking for an interesting and challenging pastime? Learn to interpret and enjoy solving the clues in cryptic crosswords through identifying the riddles, applying some simple rules, and practicing. Instructors: Malcolm and Sally Wilson.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6240-CRS1 CR Oct 17-Oct 24 $20.00


Introduction to Bridge

This course is designed for absolute beginners; those who have never played bridge. Not only will you learn the rules of play but you will get to practice your new skills. Instructor: Michael Moscovich.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6250-CRS1 CR Oct 12-Nov 2 $30.00


Darwin to DNA

Darwin did not start the discussion on evolution, but by stating a few easily understandable principles he gave us a framework for discussion and further research. Studying human evolution has posed some unique challenges. Where are we headed? Instructor: Erik Mairs

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6302-CRS1 CR Oct 2-Oct 30 $30.00


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 Oct 4-Nov 8 $30.00


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness practice enables us to live more fully in the present moment. That, in turn, decreases our anxiety about the future and enables us to live our lives more peacefully and with clarity. During the six sessions, we will learn about how to be mindful in everyday life, which results in feeling less pressured, more compassionate and able to enjoy the beauty of our daily activities. The sessions will consist of an opening discussion period, followed by two or three mindful meditations focusing on different aspects each week. The importance of the breath and breathing with intention will be highlighted. Instructor: Jane Jennings

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6612-CRS1 CR Oct 2-Nov 6 $30.00


On the Go with Mobility Scooters

Is balance an issue for you? Has the time come for you to consider purchasing a mobility scooter? This course will introduce you to these vehicles and help you make an informed decision as to how they will fit into your life. We will look into the history of mobility scooters and learn how to ride them, along with safety concerns. Legalities such as rules of the road, insurance, parking and licensing will be covered, as well as how to maintain your vehicle and keep it running at top performance. Instructor: Blake Nobles

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8205-CRS1 CR Sep 29 $10.00


On the Go with eBikes

Have you thought about incorporating an eBike into your lifestyle? This course will introduce you to electric assisted bikes and electric scooters and help you make an informed decision as to how they would fit into your life. We will look into the history of power-assisted bicycles and learn about how to ride them, along with safety concerns. Legalities such as rules of the road, insurance, parking and licensing will be convered, as well as how to maintain your vehicle and keep in running at top performance. Instructor: Blake Nobles

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8207-CRS1 CR Oct 13 $10.00


Creating Beautiful Art Cards

In this easy class you will create greeting cards using watercolours, dye links and techniques that include sponging and stamping. You will learn some of the newest trends and re-discover some of the tried and true methods of card making. This class will surely get your creative mojo going! Participants must bring double-sided tape or tape runner. There is a $40 course supply fee which will be collected by the instructor. Instructor: Gayle Lindsay

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1171-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $20.00
CVEC-1171-CVS2 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $20.00


Russian Film and Society

In this course, six films made in the USSR and two after its dissolution will be shown. Viewed in chronological order, these popular films reflect contemporary issues and also mark the changes through which Russia had passed since the 1917 revolution and the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. As well, these films provide an insight into the mentality and reflect the system of values that influence many issues today. Instructor: Nicholas Tyrras

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1733-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00
CVEC-1733-CVS2 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


Beginner's Improv

In this course participants will learn techniques actors use to support one another. It is not about being on stage, or becoming an actor, or memorizing lines, but rather an opportunity to stretch the imagination and spark spontaneity. This course is especially for people who have not previously participated in Improv class and would like to try it. As Victor Borge states 'Laughter is the shortest distance between two people'. Hope you can join us! Instructor: Susan Osso

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1797-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-1797-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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. Instructor: George Brose

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1799-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1982-CVS1 CV Oct 4-Nov 22 $30.00
CVEC-1982-CVS2 CV Oct 4-Nov 22 $30.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2310-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-2310-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2348-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


Hablemos Espanol

Give Spanish a try in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Using a communicative approach, class members will be encouraged to talk a bit about themselves, learn some basics and be able to understand and express themselves at a beginner's level. Instructor: Consuelo Ortiz

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2480-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00
CVEC-2480-CVS2 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


Conversemos - Intermediate / Advanced Spanish

Students of Spanish of intermediate or advanced beginner levels will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish. Participating in role plays, sharing the news, enjoying music or poetry among other activities, will help students to increase vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and organize and share ideas. It is a great opportunity to have a good time with others who also enjoy Spanish. Instructor: Consuelo Ortiz

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2482-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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. 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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2761-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00
CVEC-2761-CVS2 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00


Introduction to Compassionate Communication

Our culture has taught us to communicate in a way that often results in conflict. The four step process of Compassionate Communication teaches us how to listen and speak authentically from the heart and brings peace to our lives. This course is highly participatory and focuses on practicing this new skill in the group with real life examples. Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg is required reading. Book may be purchased or borrowed. Instructor: Bonnie Larush

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2800-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 8 $25.00
CVEC-2800-CVS2 CV Oct 11-Nov 8 $25.00


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."

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3532-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 7 $25.00
CVEC-3532-CVS2 CV Oct 10-Nov 7 $25.00


The Future of the Internet

Big Data is essential to the Internet's future. What is Big Data? How might it improve your life, your business? How might it negatively impact you, your business? Most significantly, what do you need to know about the differences in generational approaches to Internet use? Instructor: Robert Thompson

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-3602-CVS1 CV Oct 12 $10.00
CVEC-3602-CVS2 CV Oct 12 $10.00


How Your Computer Works

Starting with the earliest calculating machines, this course describes the path which has led to the computer. The operation of a modern computer is described in layman's terms. The class ends with a brief introduction to coding. Instructor: Jim Koehler

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4131-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00


Getting to Know Windows 10

This course is an introduction to Windows 10 and will cover the following topics: . Windows 10 features . Personalizing your desktop (making Windows 10 more familiar) . Managing settings / accounts . Security and maintenance . Email and attachments . Safe internet Instructor: Bruce Menzies

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4317-CVS1 CV Oct 15-Nov 26 $30.00
CVEC-4317-CVS2 CV Oct 15-Nov 26 $30.00


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 backup for peace of mind), iTunes, iPhoto 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! Instructor: Phil Smith

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4555-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-4555-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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. Instructor: Peter Newsted

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4569-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $20.00


Photos And Windows 10

Finding, organizing, renaming, sharing and improving photos using the Photos App in Windows 10 and storing them on OneDrive for backup and sharing. Access your photos from anywhere. Share whole folders. Make slideshows. Some Windows experience necessary. Instructor: Frances Wright

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4770-CVS1 CV Oct 12 $10.00
CVEC-4770-CVS2 CV Oct 12 $10.00


The Evolution of Our Waste

From our local $15 million landfill, RecycleBC programs, and the China National Sword policy, the waste management industry constantly responds to changes in commodity markets, and our consumption choices. Learn how this affects what you leave at the curb, and why. Instructor: Gayle Bates

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5221-CVS1 CV Oct 12 $5.00


Vocal Yoga-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, Tao, The Void, Great Creator, or recreate energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcome. Instructor: Oliver Clarke

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5413-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00
CVEC-5413-CVS2 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


T'ai Chi Gong

T'ai Chi Gong is a gentle form of exercise and a "moving meditation." It is a combination of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong. It consists of 20 simple, gentle movements. Physical health benefits may include improved balance, circulation, strengthened muscles, increased bone density, and energy. Other benefits may be the promotion of overall wellness, self-awareness, reduced stress, and internal peace. This can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5461-CVS3 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00
CVEC-5461-CVS4 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00
CVEC-5461-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-5461-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


Walking Local Trails

These 6-8 walks (weather dependent) will take us to different areas of the valley. The trails, while fairly flat, will have some hilly sections and the occassional rough patch. The walks will be about 1 ½ to 2 hours long. Coffee or lunch after is an option. Well socialized dogs are welcome but no more than two per person. Instructor: Ricarda Van Orden and Cathy Anderson

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5506-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 15 $30.00


Scenic Hikes (No Dogs)

These 2 to 4 hour hikes that cover variable terrain for 7-10 km are suited for those who walk or hike regularly. Planned hike routes include the Rosewall Creek trail, Ship's Point area, Cumberland area trails, Headquarters Townsite, Tsolum River trails, Puntledge River salmon spawning waters, One Spot Trail, and Strathcona Park trails. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5520-CVS1 CV Oct 2-Nov 20 $40.00
CVEC-5520-CVS2 CV Oct 2-Nov 20 $40.00


Scenic Hikes with Dogs

Explore the Comox Valley in this series of walks/hikes in the Cumberland forest and along the banks of the Puntledge, Brown's, Tsolum, Oyster, Trent and Rosewall rivers. They will be 6 - 8 km long and take a leisurely 2 plus hours, allowing ample time to enjoy the flora and take photographs. Most of these trails will have occasional steep, muddy or interesting sections. Be advised that there will be some hills, Dogs welcome. Instructor: Rod Bell-Irving

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5521-CVS3 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00
CVEC-5521-CVS4 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00
CVEC-5521-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00
CVEC-5521-CVS2 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00


Medical Assistance in Dying

MAiD: The facts, fears and future. This course will provide a review of Medical Assistance in Dying as an end of life option. Instructor: Dr. Tanja Daws

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5727-CVS1 CV Oct 15 $5.00


Sharing the Burdens of Aging

My mother was not a burden to me, but her lengthy illness became a heavy burden for both of us. Our experience has given me a wealth of resources to share with aging individuals and their families, friends, and communities. Instructor: Wendy Sutton

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5730-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Oct 19 $10.00
CVEC-5730-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Oct 19 $10.00


Speech Craft: Communication Skills

Using Toastmasters Speech Craft guidelines for listening, organizing thoughts and delivering a speech, participants will be shown the importance of gestures and vocal variety as part of speech making. Participants will be introduced to impromptu speaking and taught how to recognize strong statements and given suggestions on how to improve speaking and gain self-confidence in communicating their thoughts and ideas. Participants will be given feedback on all aspects of their presentations. Instructor: Harry Piercy

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5829-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-5829-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


Rubik's Cube

There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations in a Rubik's cube. One perspective; if you had one standard sized cube for each of these permutations it would cover the earths surface 275 times. Another perspective is that you can solve the cube in 8 simple steps. The Rubik's cube is a great mental stimulator. Each class you will learn a step, have several days to practice it and then carry on in the following class learning the sequential step; after 4 weeks you will master the cube. Instructor: James Cathcart

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6011-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 5 $40.00


Introduction to Probability & Statistics

What everyone needs to know about probability and statistics in order to consider oneself an educated citizen. The course will give an overview of the two important branches of statistics: descriptive (the study of the methods of collecting and organizing data) and inferential (the study of interpreting data). Topics will include sampling techniques, probability distributions, counting and various formal hypothesis tests to determine the validity of sample data. Instructor: Dr. Barrie Turnham

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6014-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 16 $30.00


Great Books

This course is a discussion group based on reading material from The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, specifically Great Conversations 6. Readings include works by Seneca, Bacon, Locke, Twain and others. About 2-3 hours of reading is required each week. The text book is available from (about $40). Instructor: Ken McKenzie

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6210-CVS1 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00
CVEC-6210-CVS2 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00


Demystifying Proportional Representation

In view of the referendum on Proportional Representation scheduled for November, this course is designed to offer an explanation of how the various PR systems can address existing problems in our current 'First Past the Post' electoral system. Instructor: Barbara Berger

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6229-CVS1 CV Oct 12 $5.00


Arab Spring: from Dream to Disaster

The roots of conflict in the Middle East go deep into the long-distant past. To understand the events of recent years we need to examine Western involvement over the last 100 years in terms of both political and geographic decision-making in the region. It's very complex, but a rudimentary understanding is possible in this 8 week course. Classes are based on both photos and experiences from living in Egypt for 5 years, culminating in the revolution of 2011. Instructor: Neil Crouch

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6244-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-6244-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6250-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-6250-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


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

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6252-CVS1 CV Oct 15-Dec 10 $40.00
CVEC-6252-CVS2 CV Oct 15-Dec 10 $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. Instructor: Gary Priestman

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6253-CVS1 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00
CVEC-6253-CVS2 CV Oct 12-Nov 30 $40.00


Atoms and Molecules

This course will examine the modern scientific theories of atoms and molecules. We will delve into details of these theories, examining their basic tenets, their history, and their predictions. We will discuss the make-up and properties of atoms and molecules, and see how they explain and organize many everyday phenomena including heat and temperature; melting and boiling; pressure, sound and thunder; electric conductivity, radioactivity, crystals, and basic ideas in chemistry. Instructor: Joel Kositsky

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6304-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


Science and Pseudoscience

Our modern world is in many ways the result of scientific ways of thinking, yet few really understand what makes one human discipline scientific, while another fails in fulfilling the criteria of science. Often couched in language reminiscent of science, many pseudoscientific endeavours prey on our innocence while making a pretense of being "good science". In this class, we will learn the criteria of science, and how to spot shamscience. Instructor: Joel Kositsky

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6306-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 28 $40.00


Geological Evolution of Planet Earth

We will discuss the geological history of our planet, including, where it sits in the universe, when it formed, the rock cycle, plate tectonics, fossils, evolution and mass extinctions. Emphasis will be on our local geology, earthquakes and the formation of selected ore deposits - how diamonds form and what natural processes produce economic concentrations of lead, zinc, copper and uranium. Instructor: Ted Trueman

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6324-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Nov 14 $30.00
CVEC-6324-CVS2 CV Oct 10-Nov 14 $30.00


History of Mineral Exploration in BC

"Lite" history of mineral exploration in B.C. Topics include mineral claim acquisition and naming, methods of transportation, transportation routes, and some early Government expeditions. Material includes photos and drawings (old and new), quotes from original reports, stories (historical and personal), and artifacts for viewing. No technical knowledge is required and no books or other materials are needed. Instructor: Giles Peatfield

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6335-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $20.00
CVEC-6335-CVS2 CV Oct 11-Nov 1 $20.00


Crisscross Through Iran With Bela

Come and visit this ancient fabulous land, with cities like Tehran, Kashan, Qom, Abyaneh, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, the Pasargadae World Heritage site, Naqsh-e-Rustam necropolis, and Qeshm Island. Experience this rich culture, both ancient and modern, through my eyes. Instructor: Bela Hermanek

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6454-CVS1 CV Oct 19 $5.00


China Legal System: 221 BC to the 1911 Republic

An examination of Chinese Law, Legal Theory, and Legal Practice Over 2000 Years of History. Instructor: Clive Ansley

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6456-CVS1 CV Oct 11-Nov 29 $40.00


History of Brewing & Beer, Part 1

This course, the first of two parts, investigates the relationship that humanity has had with beer from the dawn of civilization to the Industrial Revolution. Along the way, we will explore beer's central role in the economy, religion and art of ancient societies, the move from medieval kitchens to monasteries to brewing guilds, and the first industrial brewers. Instructor: Alan Brown

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7353-CVS1 CV Oct 9-Nov 27 $40.00


Travel Tips & Tales

We all have different personal reasons for why we travel. This eclectic series of lectures will cover some how's, where's and why's of visiting new places both far from home and near at hand. Each lecturer brings tremendous insight and experience to their topic. You will receive travel tips with respect to travelling light, with a group, or on a cruise. You will see amazing photos of and hear exciting tales from travel destinations such as Central Asia, Norway, Tanzania, and our Arctic and West Coast. Our presenters will offer you in-depth views into their areas of expertise which are sure to inspire your next travel experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9000-CVS1 CV Oct 13-Dec 1 $48.00
CVEC-9000-CVS2 CV Oct 13-Dec 1 $48.00


Checked Luggage = Lost Luggage

Travel has changed, and today more than ever, the traveller is responsible for the details. Deb Dewar has travelled extensively in over 40 countries. She believes travelling successfully begins with understanding what kind of traveller you are - an explorer or a tourist. She also firmly believes that a checked bag is a lost bag and whether you are going for 6 days or 6 months, it can all go in a carry-on bag. This lecture will cover the ins and outs of safe travel, provide tips on trip preparation, security, money and luggage. You will also hear how to avoid lining the airlines' pockets thereby saving some cash to enjoy spending at your destination. Instructor: Deb Dewar

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9001-CVS1 CV Oct 13 $6.00
CVEC-9001-CVS2 CV Oct 13 $6.00


The Big Dipper Route: Stories of Flying In the Arctic

Danny Bereza is a retired airline pilot living in Courtenay. In the late 1960's he flew the Douglas DC-3 aircraft from Whitehorse, Yukon and Inuvik Northwest Territories, on scheduled and charter flights into the Canadian Arctic. He will describe how he matured as a pilot and the interaction of the various cultures that worked in the Arctic in those days and the beauty and dangers of the Arctic environment. Instructor: Danny Bereza

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9002-CVS1 CV Oct 20 $6.00
CVEC-9002-CVS2 CV Oct 20 $6.00


Medical Terminology Online

Section Location Dates Cost
EDGO-3150-PAW1 PA Sep 24-Jan 30 $169.00


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

This is a comprehensive first aid course for those who require the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. The RC Standard First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Oct 13-Oct 14 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS2 CR Dec 4-Dec 5 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Jan 29-Jan 30 $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 Nov 14-Nov 15 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Dec 10-Dec 11 $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-PAS1 PA Sep 22-Sep 23 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA Jan 12-Jan 13 $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


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-CRS1 CR Nov 7-Nov 8 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 7 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Feb 14 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Apr 15-Apr 16 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Oct 20-Oct 21 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Dec 1-Dec 2 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Feb 9-Feb 10 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 18-May 19 $170.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Nov 17-Nov 18 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Feb 23-Feb 24 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS2 UC Apr 6-Apr 7 $180.00


Forklift Operator

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

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 Sep 22 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Oct 27 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Nov 17 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Dec 15 $275.00
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-PAS1 PA Sep 29 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Nov 17 $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


Leather & Copper Cuff Bracelet

Create a stamped, textured, leather and copper bracelet in just one day. Learn to stamp leather and texture copper and rivet the two together into a funky bracelet. 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-1202-CRS1 CR Oct 14 $125.00


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 Oct 13-Nov 3 $369.00
GENI-1205-CRS1 CR Jan 26-Feb 23 $369.00


Beginner's Enamelling

Explore this exciting medium of the marriage of glass on metal. In this two-day workshop, you will learn the basics of enameling with the two different forms of glass - opaque and transparent. An assortment of applications will be taught. Simple yet effective pieces of jewellery will be made over the duration of this workshop. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1220-CRS1 CR Sep 22-Sep 23 $230.00


Engraved Wrap Ring

Learn the traditional skill of engraving metal to produce an aboriginal and/or contemporary-themed wrap-ring in this 2-day workshop. Use engraving tools to practice hand engraving and try the electric Gravermax engraving system. Discuss the historical aspect of this technique and the complexities of appropriation. 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-1246-CRS1 CR Sep 29-Sep 30 $199.00


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 Oct 2-Nov 6 $169.00
GENI-1410-CVS1 CV Jan 29-Mar 5 $169.00


Watercolours: Beginner & Continuing

Experience the magic of watercolour painting while letting go of control and painting with flow. Watch the miracle of spontaneity as it explodes on paper. If you haven't already tried painting or you feel rusty because it has been a while since you did, a few sessions with this enthusiastic instructor will excite and inspire you. Learn the steps to creating a watercolour, from initial drawing to finished painting using demonstrations, discussion and lots of hands-on practice. Learn care and use of quality materials, drawing fundamentals, colour theory and mixing colours. Techniques such as flat wash, graded wash, dry brush, and wet-in-wet will be demonstrated. Discover how exciting it is to transform your ideas into completed projects. Note: Request a supply list.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1510-CVS1 CV Oct 4-Nov 8 $179.00


Watercolours: Outside the Lines

Learn how to bravely express yourself through watercolours by letting go and letting the paint flow. Share in a class of humour, enthusiasm, and knowledge in a friendly, accepting environment. A course for beginners. Instructor: Teresa Knight Note: Request a supply list at time of registration.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1524-CVS1 CV Oct 20-Nov 3 $99.00


Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Enjoy learning to paint with this colourful, versatile, water-soluble medium. The instructor explains the basics of acrylic paint, brushes and painting surfaces. She will introduce you to key elements such as colour mixing, value and painting techniques. The class will include demonstrations and practice in the elements of realism and landscape painting, and mixed media. In a relaxed environment, the instructor will provide group and individual instruction to encourage and inspire the beginner. Request a supply list at time of registration.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1535-CVS1 CV Oct 2-Nov 6 $179.00


Chinese Brush Painting

Explore Chinese culture and learn beginner techniques to paint flowers and landscapes, the two major categories of Chinese brush painting. Both traditional and contemporary Chinese artists and their works will be introduced and the evolution of brush painting will be discussed. Students will learn about ink, colour, texture, composition, the aesthetic principles and technical skills of Chinese brush painting through instructor's demonstration, in-class discussions and hands-on practice. Students will be encouraged to explore their own styles. An art background is not necessary. Instructor: Andy Lou Note: $65 kits available from the instructor and include the required supplies.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1565-CVS1 CV Oct 20 $90.00


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 Oct 4-Nov 22 $299.00
GENI-1605-CVS1 CV Jan 31-Mar 21 $299.00


Creative Writing for Beginners

Do you have a story you want to write but don't know where to start? Have you been away from writing for a long time? Cultivate a writing practice and explore your unique writing voice in an encouraging environment. We will review the building blocks of creative writing and explore specific elements of writing fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Through readings, discussions, in-class writing exercises and optional homework activities this course will unleash your inner writer.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-2336-CVS1 CV Oct 4-Nov 8 $199.00


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 Oct 2-Nov 6 $229.00
GENI-2721-CVS1 CV Jan 22-Feb 26 $229.00


Your iPad - Beginners

Do you have an iPad that you really don't know how to use? Anyone with an iPad - young or old - that does not have the skills to configure it, integrate it with other devices or install applications to make the device more functional should register for this class. You will get to know your iPad, create folders, navigate your iPad, personalize your settings, add your email account, surf the web and use it for word processing. Your iPad will never leave your side again. Instructor: Shannon Hagen. Note: Please bring your own iPad to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-4570-CRS1 CR Nov 3 $79.00
GENI-4570-CVS1 CV Oct 13 $79.00


Beer for All Seasons: Red Ale

This four-part series, in partnership with Beachfire Brewing, will allow you to develop your ability to become an at-home brewer. Learn how to make a delicious red ale to help you enjoy the fall. No experience necessary.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7313-CRS1 CR Oct 14 $200.00


Culinary Skills-Tastes of Europe: French

Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of French cuisine. Basic cooking skills required.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7330-CRS1 CR Oct 11 $160.00


Culinary Skills-Tastes of Europe: Greek

Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of Greek cuisine. Basic cooking skills required.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7331-CRS1 CR Oct 18 $160.00


Culinary Skills-Tastes of Europe: Spanish

Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of Spanish cuisine. Basic cooking skills required.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7333-CRS1 CR Oct 4 $160.00


Low Carbon Future

Learn how to use permaculture principles to guide your landscaping design with a goal of reducing carbon emissions and preparing for a low carbon future. This is a discussion-oriented session that will take a deeper look at efficient energy and resource use, real world economics and personal and collective action - what you can do to make a difference.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7552-CVS1 CV Oct 20 $35.00


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 Oct 18-Nov 15 $165.00


HR Strategy: Staffing & Development

Employers need to become more innovative in a hot labour market in order to recruit and retain talented professionals. In this practical course, you'll learn how to lure great talent and how to keep them in your organization.

Section Location Dates Cost
HMR-010-CRS2 CR Nov 1-Nov 8 $175.00
HMR-010-CVS1 CV Oct 10-Oct 17 $175.00
HMR-010-CVS1 CV Apr 3-Apr 10 $175.00


CPR Level C with AED

This is an adult, child and infant CPR course. Skills taught and practiced include one- and two-rescuer CPR; Adult, child, and infant CPR techniques; management of the obstructed airway and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer CPR, choking, barrier devices/pocketmasks, and AED. Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.

Section Location Dates Cost
HRT-011-CRS1 CR Aug 23 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Nov 4 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jan 20 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS2 CV Apr 14 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Oct 13 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Mar 2 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jun 1 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $70.00


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 of 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-CRS2 CR Oct 19 $209.00
MED-003-CRS3 CR Dec 14 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR Jan 18 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Mar 8 $209.00
MED-003-CRS3 CR Apr 12 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR May 10 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Jun 7 $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-CRS1 CR Sep 24-Sep 27 $690.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Nov 5-Nov 8 $690.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Dec 17-Dec 20 $690.00
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


Workplace Mental Health for Managers

One of the most difficult workplace situations for a manager is navigating when an employee is dealing with mental health concerns or illness. This practical workshop series will give managers hands on tools to address these complex situations from both a legal and ethical perspective, including how to facilitate a mentally healthy workplace culture and how to navigate legal considerations such as workers' rights to privacy, an employer's duty to accommodate people with mental illness and the boundaries of those accommodations. Participants will walk away with practical skills and an overview of community-based mental health resources.

Section Location Dates Cost
MGT-012-CRS1 CR Oct 16-Oct 18 $175.00
MGT-012-CRS1 CR Feb 26-Feb 28 $175.00


Vehicle Inspector

This course prepares trade-qualified mechanics for the Authorized Vehicle Inspector (AVI) certification. Upon completion, students will be able to perform inspections on private and commercial vehicles according to specifications and responsibilities described in the Vehicle Inspection Manual and the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. AVIs help maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must hold a B.C. Trade Qualification or an Inter-provincial Red-Seal Certificate in at least one of the following: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic, Commercial Trailer Mechanic, or Motorcycle Mechanic. Apprentices who have reached Level 4 in any of the above trades may also participate in the course, but will not receive their Inspectors Certificate until they become certified mechanics.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Oct 19-Oct 21 $609.00
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Mar 8-Mar 10 $609.00


Designated Inspection Facility Operator

Prepare for your Designated Inspection Facility Operator exam in this one-day course. Course content covers applicable regulations, legislation and vehicle inspection program requirements. You will gain the required knowledge to effectively participate in the BC Vehicle Inspection Program and ensure that vehicles inspected at your facility meet all applicable safety standards for on-highway use.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVI-011-CRS1 CR Oct 13 $319.00
MVI-011-CRS1 CR Apr 13 $319.00


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.

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-005-CRS2 CR Oct 15-Oct 18 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS3 CR Dec 10-Dec 13 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS1 CR Jan 14-Jan 17 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS2 CR Mar 4-Mar 7 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS3 CR Apr 8-Apr 11 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS1 CR May 6-May 9 $569.00
NAU-005-CRS2 CR Jun 3-Jun 6 $569.00


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-CRS1 CR Sep 22 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Oct 20 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Dec 15 $219.00
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


Board Governance

Board directors and volunteers in the not-for-profit sector will learn practical tips and insights that can enrich and enhance their value on the board. Instructor: Lynn Mosely

Section Location Dates Cost
NPM-020-CVS1 CV Oct 12 $179.00


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-CRS4 CR Nov 24 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS3 CR Feb 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS4 CR Apr 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jun 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Aug 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Nov 16 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Feb 20 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Apr 10 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 25 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 7 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Nov 7 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS1 PA Feb 6 $150.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Apr 9 $150.00
OFA-010-PHS2 PH Sep 28 $95.00
OFA-010-PHS3 PH Oct 30 $95.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Nov 21 $150.00
OFA-010-USC1 UC Feb 7 $150.00
OFA-010-UCS2 UC Apr 10 $150.00


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 Nov 19-Nov 30 $750.00
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-PHS2 PH Oct 9-Oct 19 $750.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Nov 17-Nov 28 $750.00


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 Oct 1 $10.00


LGBTQ Information Session

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) Information Session. In this interactive class we will be learning about the LGBTQ spectrum through a short movie, various activities and guided discussions.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5841-PAS1 PA Oct 12 $10.00


Cruising the British Isles

Join Bill & Katy Lekich as they share their traveling experiences through the British Isles. Starting with spending a couple of days in Normandy, they then boarded a cruise with exciting stops such as London, Guernsey, Cork, Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Invergordon, Edinburgh & back to LeHavre, France. They finished their adventure with four days sightseeing in Paris. Instructors: Bill & Katy Lekich

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5904-PAS1 PA Oct 17 $10.00


Rootless Europeans Or Economic Migrants?

Join Robert Gunn & Janis Naire as they share their travels in search of the departure points of their great grandparents, with a side trip to Bosnia. They explore 19th and 20th century Scottish, Irish and Croatian emigration to the 'new world', using travel snaps. Why, and from where, did they come, and what did they experience once settled in four new countries - Canada, South Africa Australia and New Zealand.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5905-PAS1 PA Oct 10 $10.00


Armchair Travel Series

Join our presenters as they share their travel adventures to places such as: Cuba, Europe (including cruising the British Isles) and Australia.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5920-PAS1 PA Oct 3-Oct 24 $35.00


Changes in Cuba

Join Linda and Walt Fenske as they share their journeys to Cuba, two decades apart. In 1997, they travelled to Varadero on an all-inclusive holiday. On numerous day trips away from the tourist area, they saw heartbreaking poverty and inspirational people. This session will examine that journey and compare it to their trip back in 2017 and the dramatic change they saw in the country.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-5962-PAS1 PA Oct 3 $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-CRS1 CR Sep 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Oct 27 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 24 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 15 $99.00
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-CVS3 CV Oct 13 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS4 CV Nov 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS5 CV Dec 8 $99.00
TFS-010-CVS1 CV Jan 12 $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-PAS2 PA Oct 20 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Nov 17 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS4 PA Dec 8 $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 Sep 29 $99.00
TFS-010-PHS1 PH Mar 30 $99.00