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BSW-101

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 Mar 22-Mar 24 $389.00
BSW-101-PAS1 PA May 10-May 12 $389.00

COM-071

Coaching Conversations

This experiential skills-based workshop is designed to equip leaders, managers and team members with core coaching skills and a framework to have coaching conversations in the workplace. Utilizing coaching skills lets you get the best out of yourself and team, increase employee engagement, improve performance, strengthen trust and achieve results. The workshop is designed for anyone who has an interest in cultivating and applying a "coach approach" in their personal and professional life.

Section Location Dates Cost
COM-071-CVS1 CV Apr 5 $229.00

CPA-015

Sage 50-1

Set-up and use all six modules in Sage 50 -1 accounting software (formerly Simply Accounting) with emphasis on the general ledger, accounts payable, receivable and payroll modules. The job cost and inventory modules may also be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): Basic Bookkeeping or equivalent & familiarity with Windows

Section Location Dates Cost
CPA-015-CRS1 CR Apr 3-May 1 $329.00
CPA-015-PAS1 PA May 6-Jun 10 $329.00

CREC-1526

Watercolor: Backlt Forests/Wthrd Barns

In this course, techniques will be used to create sunrays streaming through backlit forests, and adding texture using pen, ink and watercolour to represent weathered old barns. There will be demonstrations and lots of opportunities for practice. This course is intended for those who have experience painting with watercolours. A supply list will be made available prior to start of the course. Instructor: Marilyn Foos

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-1526-CRS1 CR Apr 13-May 11 $30.00

CREC-6233

A Tale of Old Gold River

The Gold River Museum and Archives Society have prepared a video presentation and interpretive walk of the Gold River area. Described in the newspapers of the time as a "saga of the wild lifted from pages of fiction" this dramatic story unfolds in what was then called Gold River country during the "Hungry Thirties". Transportation to and from Gold River and lunch will be included. Unfortunately, the walk is not handicap accessible.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6233-CRS1 CR Apr 17 $60.00

CREC-6323

A Pebble Geology Story

Dixon Edwards and Jon Ackroyd. Local pebbles help explain the geology of our region. We will identify the type and abundance of our pebbles, connect them to their bedrock source and finally consider when (geologically), how and where on earth this bedrock source originated!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6323-CRS1 CR Mar 21-Mar 28 $30.00

CREC-6511

Campbell River Museum Presents

Join two of your favourite presenters from the Campbell River Museum to explore the past, present and future of the protected Beaver Lodge Lands. Instructors: Norm Lee and Danny Brown

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6511-CRS1 CR Mar 26-Apr 9 $30.00

CREC-6915

Emergency Preparedness

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

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

CVEC-5476

Learn to Meditate

Learn different approaches to mindfulness awareness meditation. Each method will be introduced, then there will be a short practice of that method and time for dialog and feedback. A handout is included so that participants can take away the material and practice at home or in a group setting.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5476-CVS1 CV Mar 22 $10.00
CVEC-5476-CVS2 CV Mar 22 $10.00

CVEC-5493

Bike Right

Learn/review rules of the road and safety skills through classroom, parking lot, and on-road activities. Participants should be comfortable handling their bikes. Bring bike, helmet, suitable clothing, water, and snack. $10 CV Cycling Coalition membership fee payable at the time for insurance.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5493-CVS1 CV Apr 6 $10.00
CVEC-5493-CVS2 CV Apr 6 $10.00

CVEC-9004

Firing Lines: Three Cdn Women Write WWI

Author and historian Debbie Marshall shines a light on the lives of women in the Great War. Many journalists wanted to cover the War - few were given the opportunity. Based in London and Paris, three Canadians: Mary MacLeod Moore (Saturday Night Magazine), Beatrice Nasmyth (Vancouver Province) and Elizabeth Montizambert (Montreal Gazette), were assigned to provide the "women's viewpoint" - everything from war shortages and bombing raids to the ways women were serving near the front. Instructor: Debbie Marshall

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9004-CVS1 CV Apr 6 $6.00
CVEC-9004-CVS2 CV Apr 6 $6.00

CVEC-9007

Canada's Hnd Days Final Cmpgn WWI

With 41 years military service, Col. Maxwell shares his knowledge and passion for military history with us. In this session we learn that after four years of entrenched siege warfare, the First World War came to a dramatic end in a dynamic 100-day campaign that led to the Allies-dictated armistice of 11 November 1918. The Canadian Corps, ranks bolstered by a wave of 25,000 conscripts with more on the way, played a critical spearhead role in the defeat of the German Army. This is their story. Instructor: Colonel (Ret'd) Keith Maxwell, OMM.CD

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9007-CVS1 CV Mar 23 $6.00
CVEC-9007-CVS2 CV Mar 23 $6.00

CVEC-9008

Voices From Past: Letters of Great War

Professor Davies, founder of The Canadian Letters and Images Project, examines Canada's war experience through the letters of the participants themselves. Letters put a human face to war and provide a unique perspective to our understanding of the war experience, permitting us to know the participants as individuals, as ordinary Canadians, and not simply as statistics or as names on a cenotaph. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Davies

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9008-CVS1 CV Mar 30 $6.00
CVEC-9008-CVS2 CV Mar 30 $6.00

FAC-020

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C

The emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. The RC Emergency First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. It includes initial assessment, respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding, unconsciousness, shock, poisons, and secondary assessment. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-020-CRS1 CR Apr 6 $100.00
FAC-020-CRS1 CR Jun 22 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV May 23 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Aug 18 $100.00

FAC-021

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-021-CRS1 CR May 29-May 30 $170.00
FAC-021-CRS1 CR Aug 27-Aug 28 $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 May 11-May 12 $170.00
FAC-021-PAS1 PA Jul 13-Jul 14 $170.00

FAC-055

Psychological First Aid

This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-055-CVS2 CV Apr 2 $110.00

FAC-056

Psychological First Aid - Self-Care

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 14 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-056-CVD4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD1 CV May 1-May 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD2 CV Jun 1-Jun 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00

FAC-057

Psychological FAID - Caring for Others

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma on others, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Self-Care online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 16 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-057-CVD4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD1 CV May 1-May 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD2 CV Jun 1-Jun 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00

FAC-082

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross 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-CVS2 CV Apr 15-Apr 16 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 18-May 19 $170.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Mar 30-Mar 31 $180.00
FAC-082-UCS1 UC Nov 16-Nov 17 $180.00

FLO-010

Forklift Operator

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

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Mar 23 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Apr 27 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 25 $275.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 22 $275.00
FLO-010-PAS3 PA Apr 27 $275.00

GENI-1203

Adorned Silver Pendant

This course is a modern spin on granulation. Handmade silver balls will be used and soldered in place to create a one-of-a-kind pendant in sterling silver. Note: materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list for additional items you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1203-CRS1 CR Mar 24 $145.00

GENI-1233

Beachy Bezels

Create unique designs using one-of-a-kind beach stones and beach glass. Learn to drill stone and glass and set in unusual ways using sterling silver and copper. All beach stones, glass and silver will be provided. This class is suitable for all levels; just bring your creativity. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the suuply list online for additional items you may need to bring from home.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1233-CRS1 CR Apr 7 $124.00

GENI-5110

Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session

This information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Please note students must preregister and there is no cost.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5110-CRS1 CR Apr 9  

GENI-7915

Introduction to Beekeeping

Beekeeping is the most detailed form of animal agriculture. This course is an introduction to the art and science of beekeeping and will teach you how to keep bees in an increasingly inhospitable world. It is suitable for all levels of beekeepers - including those just starting out, beekeepers who want a "refresher" or anybody that just wants some bee time. If you don't have bees but want to hang out with like minded people and get into the hives - this course is also for you. Textbook / Reference materials provided.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-7915-CRS1 CR Apr 16-Apr 25 $299.00
GENI-7915-CVS1 CV Apr 2-Apr 11 $299.00

GENI-7945

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 Mar 21-Apr 18 $165.00

GENI-8020

Animal Care Aide Info Session

This strongly recommended information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Note: The session is free, but students must pre-register.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-8020-CVS1 CV Apr 10  

HMR-010

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-CVS1 CV Apr 3-Apr 10 $175.00

HMR-011

HR Strategy: Compensation & Benefits

This comprehensive 6-hour course will help human resources professionals learn how to design a well-structured and equitable compensation and benefits program to help your organization remain competitive in a busy labour market. You will also learn how to use occupational health standards as a guideline to develop human resources policy.

Section Location Dates Cost
HMR-011-CVS1 CV Apr 17-Apr 24 $175.00

HRT-011

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-CVS2 CV Apr 14 $70.00
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jun 1 $70.00
HRT-011-PAS1 PA Jul 20 $70.00

MED-003

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-CRS3 CR Apr 12 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR May 10 $209.00
MED-003-CRS2 CR Jun 7 $209.00

MED-032

Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)

In addition to topics covered by the Basic Safety (SDV-BS) course, this Transport Canada approved course enables you to learn safety-related skills associated with small boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. These skills include assisting passengers to survive an emergency, maintenance of safety equipment, and safety record keeping. Note: Bring a towel and bathing suit for pool exercises.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-032-CRS4 CR Apr 1-Apr 4 $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

MVI-011

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 Apr 13 $319.00

NAU-005

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-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

NAU-016

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-CRS3 CR Apr 13 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS5 CR Apr 27 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS1 CR May 11 $219.00
NAU-016-CRS2 CR Jun 8 $219.00

OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-010-CRS4 CR Apr 23 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Jun 11 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR Aug 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Apr 24 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 25 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 7 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Apr 9 $150.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Nov 21 $175.00

PAEC-2804

Cultural Awareness

This interactive session will provide an introduction to the history and territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth People of Vancouver Island. We will discuss some of the protcols of the Nuu-cha-nulth, talk about language loss and revitalization, and investigate some of the practices that make us unique. We will finish up the session with a Q and A, so bring your curiosity and questions!

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-2804-PAS1 PA Apr 1 $10.00

PAEC-3531

Estate Planning

Join us for presentations by knowledgeable members of the community in the three areas that most adults need advice on when making estate decisions: financial planning, estate planning and final wishes. Our presenters include: Chris Gow, a CGA experienced with estate finances and dealing with the new rules regarding financial planning for those putting their affairs in order. Matthew Dearin, a Notary Public specifically versed in estate legalities, how to set up Wills and Estates. Justin Johannesson, a Family Services Counselor and Margaret Vatamaniuck, Funeral Director who are experienced in prearranging funerals as well as how to put final wishes in place. This session is designed to encompass a broad range of information and participants will have some time for more specific questions and answers at the end.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-3531-PAS1 PA Apr 11 $12.00

PAEC-6506

The Alberni Valley - Air & Sea

Come and join us to learn more about the Alberni Valley's airport and sea port. In the first session, Pat Deakin, Economic Development Manager for the City of Port Alberni, will talk about the airport expansion, why it was done and the opportunities it created. He will discuss the next steps in realizing the possibilities and challenges that the airport faces. In the second session Dave McCormick & Mike Carter, from the Port Alberni Port Authority, will provide an overview of the Port Authority's mandate, role, jurisdiction and facilities. Community contributions; including partnerships and sponsorships, business goals and projects, marinas, terminal operations, spill response base and commercial fishing cluster will also be covered.

Section Location Dates Cost
PAEC-6506-PAS1 PA Mar 27-Apr 3 $15.00

TFS-010

FoodSafe Level I

Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-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-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-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