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BKK-010

Beginner's Bookkeeping

Gain an understanding of the accounting equations, debits and credits, record keeping, bank reconciliation, maintaining a general ledger, using a columnar journal and preparing simple financial statements. This course is valuable to small business owners and non-profit groups as well as for those needing to upgrade job skills. Note: Please bring a calculator to class.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Jan 29-Mar 26
$295.00

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
PA
Apr 27-Apr 29
$389.00

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
PA
May 7-Jun 11
$329.00

FAC-010

Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children up to eight years of age. Topics include: recognition of home hazards, accident prevention, and safety education. Skills focus on respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding management and common first aid situations. This course is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. Certification period is three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level B is recommended.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Feb 24
$105.00
PA
May 5
$105.00
PA
Jul 11
$105.00

FAC-021

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

Gain the comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. 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
PA
Jan 27-Jan 28
$170.00
PA
Apr 14-Apr 15
$170.00
PA
Jun 23-Jun 24
$170.00

FAC-082

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross and Marine Transport Canada with a certification period of five years.

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

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Jan 27-Jan 28
$170.00
PA
Mar 24-Mar 25
$170.00

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
PA
Jan 27
$275.00
PA
Mar 24
$275.00
PA
Apr 28
$275.00

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
PA
Jul 25
$70.00

HRT-015

Health Care Provider (CPR Level HCP)

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

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

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Jul 18
$80.00

MVO-071

Transport of Dangerous Goods - Online

This course provides shippers, handlers and drivers with a clear understanding of the basic transportation of dangerous goods, which meet the requirements of federal and provincial legislation. The flexible online format allows participants to complete the course at their own pace and convenience. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required. Ask for information sheet when registering.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
MVO-071-PAW1
PA
May 1-Jul 30
$75.00
MVO-071-PAW1
PA
Jul 2-Sep 30
$75.00

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
PA
Mar 21
$150.00
PA
May 30
$150.00
PA
Jul 17
$150.00

PAEC-0001

PA ElderCollege Membership

ElderCollege Course

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Apr 30
$10.00

PAEC-2802

More History in Writing

ElderCollege Course

Explore history through the study of selected medieval manuscripts. The discussion will take a somewhat light-hearted approach to history and include an examination of both the historical context of the documents and the resulting impact. Documents presented include the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Magna Carta.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Apr 6
$12.00

PAEC-2804

Cultural Awareness

ElderCollege Course

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
PA
Mar 6
$10.00

PAEC-3531

Estate Planning

ElderCollege Course

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
PA
Feb 15
$12.00

PAEC-4011

iPhone Basics

ElderCollege Course

Learn how to use your iPhone in a hands-on, stress free environment! Essentials will be covered including; multi-touch gestures, multitasking, navigation and optimization. Bring your device and your questions! All IOS versions welcome.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Apr 10
$10.00

PAEC-4012

Android Basics

ElderCollege Course

Learn how to use your Android device in this hands-on learning session. It is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about Android navigation and optimize your experience with your smartphone or tablet. Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and above only.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Apr 17
$10.00

PAEC-4575

iPad - What Can I Do With It?

ElderCollege Course

We will examine some available apps for the iPad platform. Learn how to make presentations, listen to music, take pictures, keep track of your food intake, take a tour of the Solar System, read a newspaper, make a movie, crunch some numbers, download free books, check the latest hockey scores, play games, send email, update your Facebook page. The possibilities are indeed endless.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Jan 25-Feb 8
$60.00

PAEC-6227

Canada - 1967 100th Anniversary of Confederation

ElderCollege Course

Apr 3 - Prime Minister Pearson Presenter: Bill Lekich An introduction to the year 1967 by looking at the impact Lester (Mike) Pearson had on Canadian history. Topics covered will be his background, events such as growth of separatism, social programs, American relations and the Canadian flag. There will be focus on how he managed to have a significant impact on Canada without ever having a majority government. Apr 10 - Movies and Music Presenter: Dr. Bob Perkins Lots happening in 1967: 100th anniversary of Confederation, Charles de Gaulle's "Vive le Quebec lebre" speech in Montreal, expansion of the NHL from 6 teams to 12, and the amalgamation of Alberni and Port Alberni. In this session we will look at, and listen to, a number of the important genre-changing movies and music albums that were released in that year. Apr 17 - Fashion Presenter: Tricia Knight, Centennial Belles Learn about the fashion trends during the era of Canada's centennial year "1967". Tricia Knight will guide you through the 1960's covering popular styles and necessities of the fashion world in Canada through slide show and a brief fashion show!

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Apr 3-Apr 17
$25.00

PAEC-7410

Beer & Wine Making At Home

ElderCollege Course

Many people have taken advantage of various U-Brew facilities to make their own beer and wine, but have you ever considered making your own fermented beverages at home? Come and join Bob Perkins for a hands-on exploration/discussion of what equipment and materials are needed. Bob has been making homemade beer and wine for more than 25 years and has been a regular exhibitor of the fermented products at the Alberni Fall Fair.

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Location
Dates
Cost
PA
Feb 6
$10.00

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
PA
Feb 17
$99.00
PA
Mar 17
$99.00
PA
Apr 21
$99.00
PA
May 12
$99.00
PA
Jun 16
$99.00
PA
Jul 21
$99.00
PA
Aug 18
$99.00

WSF-024

Confined Space Pre-Entry - Online

This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. Please note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
WSF-024-PAW1
PA
May 1-Jul 30
$72.00

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