Continuing Education Search Results

AET-020

Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder - EMR

The EMR course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting and includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years. Being a certified EMR opens the doors to a variety of employment opportunities including BC Ambulance Services, private ambulance services (ie LifeSupport Transport), fire departments, law enforcement, ski-patrol and rescue, and industry employers in remote locations in BC / Alberta.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver.

Section Location Dates Cost
AET-020-CVS1 CV May 30-Jun 10 $1010.00

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
BSW-101-CRB1 CR Jun 10-Jun 12 $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 25-Jul 29 $200.00
CAMP-BTGR-CVS1 CV Jul 11-Jul 15 $200.00

CAMP-BTXT

NICBotCamp Xtreme

Ready, Set, Build bigger and more complex robots at this NICBotCamp Xtreme! Students (ages 10 to 14) can join this week-long camp to expand on your Lego Robot skills by learning NEW programming techniques and working with sensors! Students must have either taken a previous Lego robotics camp or have experience building and programming Lego EV3 robots.

Prerequisite(s): Previous Lego Robotics Camp or Lego EV3 experience.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-BTXT-CRS1 CR Jul 18-Jul 22 $200.00
CAMP-BTXT-CVS1 CV Jul 4-Jul 8 $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-CRS1 CR Aug 8-Aug 12 $235.00
CAMP-CDCN-CVS1 CV Jul 18-Jul 22 $235.00

CAMP-DGDL

Digital Design Lab

This multi-discipline design camp informs participants of the impact of design on all aspects of our every day lives. Develop design thinking skills and become and innovative problem solver through digital activities and challenges.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-DGDL-CVS1 CV Aug 22-Aug 26 $235.00

CAMP-ENGR

Explore Engineering - Girls

This all-girls camp provides a unique and inclusive environment to introduce girls to the multi-faceted field of engineering. Work on fun, inspirational projects and hear from female mentors about the exciting opportunities for girls in STEM!

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-ENGR-CRS1 CR Aug 22-Aug 26 $235.00
CAMP-ENGR-CVS1 CV Jul 25-Jul 29 $235.00

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 18-Jul 22 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CRS2 CR Jul 25-Jul 29 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CRS3 CR Aug 15-Aug 19 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CVS1 CV Jul 4-Jul 8 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CVS2 CV Jul 11-Jul 15 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-CVS3 CV Aug 22-Aug 26 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-PAS1 PA Aug 8-Aug 12 $200.00
CAMP-LEGO-TOS1 TO Aug 2-Aug 5 $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-CVS2 CV Aug 2-Aug 5 $195.00

CAMP-SDFX

Sound FX for Video Games

Participants will explore the world of a foley artist, from sound creation and recording, through to sound manipulation. Each participant will create their own library of sounds and apply them to an existing video game on the Scratch platform.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-SDFX-CVS1 CV Aug 2-Aug 5 $195.00

CAMP-SPCX

SPACE-X

Investigate how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) helps send people and objects into space! Take a dive into learning about planets, moons and other space phenomena in our solar system.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-SPCX-CVS1 CV Aug 8-Aug 12 $235.00

CAMP-STEM

STEM & Sport

Sport based activities will provide the framework for participants to explore and get excited about the world of Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Be prepared for fun in the outdoors. All skill levels welcome.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-STEM-CVS1 CV Jul 4-Jul 8 $210.00
CAMP-STEM-CVS2 CV Jul 11-Jul 15 $210.00
CAMP-STEM-CVS3 CV Jul 25-Jul 29 $210.00

CAMP-STGR

Stem & Sport "All Girls"

In this all girls camp, sport-based activities will provide the framework for participants to explore and get excited about the world of Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Be prepared for fun in the outdoors. All skill levels welcome.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-STGR-CVS1 CV Jul 18-Jul 22 $210.00

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-CRS1 CR Aug 15-Aug 19 $235.00
CAMP-STTN-CVS1 CV Jul 11-Jul 15 $235.00

CAMP-XENG

Explore Engineering

Learn about the diverse field of engineering by participating in fun, hands on collaborative projects and thinking outside the box to find solutions to modern issues.

Section Location Dates Cost
CAMP-XENG-CVS1 CV Aug 15-Aug 19 $235.00

CREC-5554

Beaver Lodge Walk: Stories of this Land

Facilitator: Sandra Milligan. Do you love the Beaver Lodge Lands, or have you always wanted to go there but didn't know how to get around? Have a walk with Sandra Milligan, President of Greenways Land Trust and long-term member of the Beaver Lodge Trust Committee. Hear and share the many stories of the Beaver Lodge Lands: trail and stream stewardship projects, signage, and how not to get lost in the woods. Learn the stories of the most common species that you'll encounter while walking in the woods.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5554-CRS1 CR May 28 $10.00

CREC-5970

Travelogue, the Series

Steve Cooley will lead you on a slow boat from Buenos Aires to Vancouver, stopping at such ports of call as Montevideo, Falkland Islands, Punta Arenas, Cape Horn, and more. George Wagner will traverse the opposite coast with a journey through Newfoundland, the youngest province in Canada, home to some of the country's finest artists and performers, and a rich Viking history!

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5970-CRS1 CR May 20-May 27 $30.00

CVEC-0001

CV ElderCollege Membership

ElderCollege membership is an annual membership from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. CVEC does not run courses during the period of May 1 to August 31. By requesting membership with ElderCollege, I understand the membership fee is non-refundable; I consent to NIC releasing my personal information to the ElderCollege Executive Committee and its subcommittees, for the purposes of course registration/notification, and in supporting ElderCollege volunteer activities.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-0001-DLS1 CV Apr 30 $10.00

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 May 28 $110.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Aug 6 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 6 $110.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Aug 6 $110.00

FAC-017

Medical Terminology

This online Red Cross Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the program will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Course content includes medical terminology, body structures, word parts, integumentary system, the breast, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, the sensory system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, the endocrine system, reproductive system and urinary system. Students will be issued a Red Cross Certification once course is completed and passed. All training materials included in course cost. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-017-DLC1 DL Aug 1-Aug 30 $280.00

FAC-046

Cannabis in the Workplace: Management Training

This online course provides participants with information about cannabis in the workplace, focusing on the issue of impairment and providing practical guidance to help develop and apply appropriate and effective policies and procedures. This course has been designed for business owners, organizational leaders, and those with management responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-046-DLC1 DL Aug 1-Aug 30 $30.00

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-DLC1 DL Aug 1-Aug 30 $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 caring for others. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others tocope 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-DLC1 DL Aug 1-Aug 30 $45.00

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. Students must complete the theory portion online prior to the in class day. The theory includes reading and short quizzes at the end of each unit. It takes approximately 2 - 3 hrs. The practical training and final test are done on the in class day. 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): Theory portion must be completed online before students attend class.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Jun 15 $175.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Aug 8 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jun 18 $175.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Aug 3 $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. Please bring your CSA approved steel toe boots. Dress for the weather and bring a lunch/snacks.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 28 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 25 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS1 PA May 28 $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.

Section Location Dates Cost
LOG-015-DLS1 DL Oct 18-May 27  

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 DL Jul 2-Sep 30 $90.00

LPN-026

Calculations for Caregivers Level 2

Calculations for Caregivers 2 builds on the basic dosing calculations covered in Calculations for Caregivers to include IV calculations (flow rate, drip rate, infusion time and adjusting rates) as well as provides a review of basics of safe medication calculation. Designed for those who do not identify as 'math people,' students work at their own pace through 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. Medication math covered is equivalent to the content generally required in second year nursing studies (IV calculations).

Section Location Dates Cost
LPN-026-DLU1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $90.00

LTC-011

Advanced Memory Care

This in-depth online course is designed for healthcare workers providing frontline care to residents with dementia. Students will learn about how the brain functions, and how to identify at least 8 types of dementia. Better understanding of these diverse diagnoses will assist staff in applying strategies for success in a needs-based, person-centered care model. Other key topics include improving the exchanges between families, colleagues, and residents, aimed at improving safety for all. Weekly assignments will inspire learners to consider new tools, perspectives, and understanding in support of residents using customized visual learning tools, engaging group discussions, and self-reflection assignments.

No upcoming sections.

LTC-022

Programming for Diversity In Long Term Care

This practical 8-week online course will explore the many ways you can enhance your Long Term Care programing to make it more culturally relevant, inclusive, and meaningful for diverse residents. How can we better understand cultural values, cultural differences, and culture change in a facility setting? How can we better develop activities that consider the needs of different cultures? Informative presentations by subject area experts, engaging videos, and group discussions will enhance your activity toolbox. Participants will examine First Nation, Jewish, Japanese, Chinese, Sikh, and Hindu traditions, as well as faith in the context of caregiving. Weekly self-reflection assignments will further inspire new, responsive approaches to programming.

Prerequisite(s): Attendace at all course sessions is required. All participants must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program. Content of this course has be specifically designed for those to who work closely with seciours in a Long Term Care Setting.

Section Location Dates Cost
LTC-022-DLS1 DL Sep 13-Nov 1 $575.00

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-CRS1 CR May 20 $209.00

MVI-010

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 in Level 4 ARE eligible to register.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Jun 24-Jun 26 $549.00

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-DLC1 DL 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-CRS2 CR Jun 13-Jun 16 $569.00

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-PHS1 PH May 25 $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-PHS1 PH May 26 $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 Aug 8-Aug 19 $765.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Aug 22-Sep 2 $1325.00

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-CVS1 CV Aug 15-Aug 19 $610.00

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 28 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 25 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jun 4 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jul 16 $99.00

TTGA-6910

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

Approx. 24h of training towards accomplishing the Rescue 3 SRT 1 certification, delivered in association with Raven Rescue.

No upcoming sections.

WSF-016

Confined Space Awareness

Many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces. In this four-hour workshop you will learn how to identify a confined space, how to assess the risks involved, learn how to eliminate or minimize the hazard of confined spaces for yourself and others and communicate/apply emergency exit and rescue procedures.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-016-CRS1 CR Sep 6-Dec 23 $75.00

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-DLC1 DL 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-DLC1 DL Jul 2-Sep 30 $75.00