Continuing Education Search Results

BRW-010

Beer and Brewing Basics

This course covers the importance of malt, yeast, hops and water and explores the myriad of combinations used to create the wide variety of craft beer brewed around the world. Students will learn the basic processes and ingredients used in the production of beer.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-020

Introduction to Brewing Equipment Operation

This course introduces the students to the equipment used in the brewing and packaging of craft beer. Students will receive hands-on operation instruction on the equipment and experience a full brewing cycle during the class. The class may overrun the allotted 3 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-020

Introduction to Brewing Equipment Operation

This course introduces the students to the equipment used in the brewing and packaging of craft beer. Students will receive hands-on operation instruction on the equipment and experience a full brewing cycle during the class. The class may overrun the allotted 3 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-030

Recipe Development and Quality Control

This course explores the wide variety of beer styles from around the world. Recipe software and brewery specific quality control issues will also be studied.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-040

The Biology and Chemistry of Brewing

This course covers the chemical processes that create beer. The measurement of alcohol content as well as the effect malt, yeast and hops have on the flavour of the beer.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-050

Malting Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the malting process and includes hands-on experience in selecting and cleaning the barley preparing it for the malting process. Students learn steeping, germination and kilning techniques in partnership with a local professional maltster.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-060

The Business of Craft Brewing

Starting a craft brewing business is a complicated process with federal and provincial regulations as well as excise tax considerations. This course covers all aspects of building a business plan for your craft brewery.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

No upcoming sections.

BRW-PT

Craft Brewing And Malting Program

Prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in the craft brewing and malting industry or start your own craft brewery. You'll gain hands-on experience working with industry experts developing and mastering brewing recipes, handling and operating commercial brewing equipment and learning the economic fundamentals of operating a successful brewing business.

No upcoming sections.

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-CRB1 CR May 28-May 30 $389.00

CAMP-BTGR

Nicbot Camp Girls Only

Calling all girls! Explore building, programming, and controlling Lego EV3 robots while connecting with other females who share your passion. No prior experience required. "Xtreme" expansion kits available for those with prior robotics experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-BTGR-CRS1 CR Jul 26-Jul 30 $200.00
CAMP-BTGR-CVS1 CV Jul 12-Jul 16 $200.00

CAMP-CDCN

Code-Con

Discover what exists behind the scenes of the digital world we work and play in. Learn popular coding languages and how to program creative digital projects. The sky is the limit!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-CDCN-CVS1 CV Jul 26-Jul 30 $235.00

CAMP-FREN

French Language Camp

Be prepared for high school this September with fun, interactive activities, games, and challenges - all in French!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-FREN-CVS1 CV Aug 23-Aug 27 $220.00

CAMP-HLSC

Future Health Leaders

This interactive, fun-focused sampler explores professions in Health and Human Services. Learn hands on skills like CPR, take part in labs and challenges, and see what it takes to be a health care hero!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-HLSC-CVS1 CV Aug 3-Aug 6 $185.00

CAMP-JRDV

Jr. Adventure Guides

Prepare for your next wilderness adventure! Learn the fundamentals of wilderness safety and survival, navigation and orienteering, leadership and communication skills and take part in fun outdoor challenges!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-JRDV-CVS1 CV Aug 16-Aug 20 $220.00

CAMP-LEGO

NICBot Camp

Learn how to build, program and control Lego EV3 Robots. No prior experience required. This year's camp will be offered as a combination of previous Level 1 and "Xtreme" camps with expansion kits available for those with prior robotics experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-LEGO-CRS1 CR Jul 19-Jul 23 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CRS2 CR Aug 16-Aug 20 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CVS1 CV Jul 5-Jul 9 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CVS2 CV Aug 23-Aug 27 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-PAS1 PA Aug 9-Aug 13 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-TOS1 TO Aug 3-Aug 6 $170.00

CAMP-MDSC

Mad Scientist Camp

Explore optics in physics, create reactions in chemistry and navigate the wonders of life in biology. Take part in hands on experiments, fun games and challenges. Be prepared for anything!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-MDSC-CVS1 CV Jul 5-Jul 9 $235.00
CAMP-MDSC-CVS2 CV Aug 9-Aug 13 $235.00

CAMP-STTN

S.T.E.A.M. Teens

Combined Art with STEM to ignite your inner creativity! Featuring hands on experiments, innovative builds, creative design, coding, and programming digital projects.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-STTN-CVS1 CV Jul 19-Jul 23 $235.00

DVX-003

Digital Design

In Module 3 participants will assess digital logos and storytelling visuals, how they correlate to digital brand development and digital marketing, and discuss how these are influenced by social, economical, and political factors of the ever-growing digital economy. Participants will recognize how to build out their branding with an understanding of visual messaging and produce digital logos with an understanding of assets and their specifications.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-003-DLS1 PH May 17-May 21  

DVX-005

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin & More

In Module 5 participants will focus on an overview of the fundamentals of social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter - and how to ensure they are pursuing their intended digital target market. Participants will recognize how to create a social media presence that conveys their business brand and marketing to the digital economy with an understanding of each platform's digital asset specifications.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-005-DLS1 PH Jun 7-Jun 11  

DVX-006

Business Communications with Google

In Module 6 participants will be exploring how to utilize Google for business communications, while applying their business brand message. Entrepreneurs will learn how to operate Google in the digital economy with Gmail, Google Business, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, Google Docs and more. Participants will understand how to develop a professional Gmail and Google Business presence that properly conveys their brand message and digital business communication skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-006-DLS1 PH May 31-Jun 4  

DVX-008

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Analytics

In Module 8 participants will learn the fundamentals of search engine optimization (SEO) and how to utilize them in order to grow the quality and quantity of website traffic and ultimately increasing the visibility of a business presence in the digital economy. Entrepreneurs will also examine analytics and how they are used for the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Participants will understand how to improve unpaid search results and digital presences on the world-wide-web and have developed an insight on how to utilize company analytic information in order to apply data patterns towards effective business decision making.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-008-DLS1 PH Jun 14-Jun 18  

DVX-009

Digital Marketing Opportunities & Business Networking

In Module 9 participants will delve into how to establish digital sales leads, follow digital networking and marketing opportunities, deal with negative reviews and internet "trolls", and build out digital entrepreneurial cohorts to keep themselves relevant and inspired. participants will recognize how to create a significant library of digital press, business relationships, and peer groups - and will understand how to utilize those relationships.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-009-DLS1 PH Jun 21-Jun 25  

DVX-010

Digital Marketing Adverts & Content Creation

In Module 10 participants will explore different forms of digital marketing including the necessity of content creation and how to perpetuate content streams. Participants will know how to create content to produce unpaid search results through blogging/vlogging/youtube/podcasts/etc, work in partnerships utilizing affiliate and influencer marketing, and the fundaments of focused paid advertising through Social Media and Google AdWords adverts.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-010-DLS1 PH Jun 28-Jul 2  

DVX-011

Websites & their POS Systems

In this module participants will be creating a registered business website while understanding the importance of a domain name, and explore website programs and sales platforms, range of templates and design concepts available and which one will best suit the needs of each business - in addition, they will further refine website knowledge, linking social media and Google Business presence, while utilizing it for a point-of-sales (POS) platform, learn the fundamentals of online and in person digital sales, explore payment gateways, inventory tracking, shipping, applicable sales taxes, and how to fully display products and services online.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-011-DLS1 PH May 24-May 28  

EDGO-4740

Photoshop Elements 11 for the Digital Photographer

Section Location Dates Cost
EDGO-4740-DLU1 PA Jul 1-Sep 30 $179.00

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
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jun 5 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Jun 19 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 8 $110.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 14 $110.00

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-CVS1 CV Aug 12 $105.00

FAC-080

Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C - Blended Learning

The blended emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. Students will complete the theory portion online and the practical portion in class. The Blended RC Emergency First Aid course is NOT recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. 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-080-CRB1 CR Jul 17 $105.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Jun 19 $105.00

FAC-081

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C - Blended Learning

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 Blended RC Standard First Aid course is recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 021) 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-081-CRB2 CR Jun 16 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Aug 16 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Aug 28 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV May 16 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Jul 12 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Jul 24 $175.00
FAC-081-CVB3 CV Aug 22 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jul 10 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Aug 11 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB3 PA Aug 21 $175.00

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-PAS1 PA May 29-May 30 $175.00

FAC-084

Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR BLS

The Marine Advanced course will cover the Red Cross; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal Injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

No upcoming sections.

FLO-010

Forklift Operator

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

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00

LOG-015

Coastal Log Scaling - Theory

The program prepares the participant for the Ministry of Forests theoretical Coastal Log Scaling Examination. It includes familiarization with the industry, theory of log measurement, review of necessary math skills, use of scale sticks and recording scale sheets or slips, maintenance of equipment, identification of commercial log species and scaler safety.

Prerequisite(s): The minimum age to acquire a Scaling License is 16 and student must be a Canadian resident. Students must complete the Customized Log Scaling Assessment.

No upcoming sections.

LPN-016

Calculations for Caregivers

Calculations for Caregivers provides an opportunity for potential nursing students, nurses, and family caregivers to refresh their number skills and gain confidence in safe, accurate medication administration for oral dosing of solid and liquid medications. Designed for those who do not identify as 'math people,' students work online, at their own pace through a set of lessons that include interactive learning activities culminating in self-assessment quizzes with instant feedback. Successful completion of a comprehensive final test results in a certificate of completion.

Section Location Dates Cost
LPN-016-DLU1 PA Jul 1-Sep 30 $90.00

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 from shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-003-CRS3 CR May 20 $209.00
MED-003-CRS1 CR Jun 18 $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-CRS2 CR Jun 7-Jun 10 $825.00

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-DLU1 PA Jul 2-Sep 30 $75.00

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.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-005-CRS5 CR May 25-May 28 $570.00
NAU-005-CRS6 CR Jun 14-Jun 17 $570.00
NAU-005-PAS1 PA May 25-May 28 $570.00

NAU-038

Chartwork & Pilotage 1

This course is for those working towards their Master Limited (60 T), Fishing Master IV, Mate 150 GT or Watchkeeping Mate, Fishing Vessel. Students will learn to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand and make use of various navigation-related publications, determine a ship's position and keep required records. This comprehensive 12 day course prepares mariners for writing the Transport Canada exam, Chartwork & Pilotage 1 (CP1), on the final day of the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-038-CRS1 CR May 25-Jun 9 $1610.00

NAU-051

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial

Mariners serving on compulsorily-fitted commercial ships (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems or GMDSS) within the North American A1 sea areas require this course for compliance with the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). Note: Existing ROC certificate holders who take a valid (1999 or earlier) certificate to class, are required to attend the last two days of classes only (NAU 041). Canadian Power & Sail Squadron certificates do not meet this requirement. You must present this certificate when registering. Persons without an existing ROC certificate must attend all three days of classes.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 18 years of age.

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-051-CRS1 CR Jun 21-Jun 23 $825.00
NAU-051-PAS1 PA May 17-May 19 $588.00

OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

This is a WorkSafeBC course that includes an introduction to CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The course is excellent for forestry and other industrial applications and required by many employers. 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-CVS1 CV May 26 $100.00
OFA-010-PHS2 PH May 25 $235.00
OFA-010-PHS3 PH May 26 $235.00

OFA-015

Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement

This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate 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 and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-015-PHS2 PH May 27 $250.00

OFA-030

Occupational First Aid Level 3

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

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

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 31-Jun 11 $765.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Aug 16-Aug 27 $1345.00

OFA-032

Occupational First Aid Level 3 Renewal

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

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

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-032-CVS2 CV Jun 7-Jun 11 $610.00

SSF-013

Business Plan Preparation

This course leads the student through the creation of a business plan with the goal of securing a business start-up loan to fund their farming enterprise.

No upcoming sections.

SSF-020

Mixed Crop Production Fundamentals

This course takes the students from the classroom and the greenhouse into the field, applying the theories they have learned. The course covers all aspects of hands-on market garden and medium scaled crop production operations including, planting, production, weeding and harvesting. Students will also cover business planning, marketing, value added techniques and sales.

No upcoming sections.

SSF-026

Sustainability and Climate Change

This course will cover the impacts of climate change on agriculture and methods and strategies to grow food in an ever-changing climate.

No upcoming sections.

SSF-027

Agricultural Equipment and Tools

This course covers the basics of agricultural equipment safety, operation, and maintenance. The course will focus on tractors and walk-behind tractors. It will also teach the use of basic, carpentry and plumbing tools for farm use applications, and look at irrigation pumps and maintenance. Introduction to farm welding.

No upcoming sections.

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jun 26 $99.00

WSF-019

Orientation to WHMIS Online

Orientation to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive on-line program that covers all major topics relevant for new hires. The online material will cover the fundamental information for worker education, including material safety and training. You must complete the course within 30 days. A valid email address is required.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-019-DLU1 PA Jul 2-Sep 30 $45.00

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-DLU1 PA Jul 2-Sep 30 $75.00