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 Nov 16-Nov 27 $995.00
AET-020-CVS1 CV Jan 25-Feb 5 $995.00

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

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-CRB2 CR Dec 4-Dec 6 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR Mar 19-Mar 21 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR May 28-May 30 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Nov 13-Nov 15 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Apr 23-Apr 25 $389.00

CPA-011

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.

No upcoming sections.

CREC-0001

CR ElderCollege Membership

By requesting membership with ElderCollege, 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
CREC-0001-CRS1 CR Apr 30 $10.00

CREC-5741

Plaques and Tangles

We hear so much about dementia and Alzheimer's these days so it is time to give these terms some perspective. With information from the 2012 John Hopkins White Paper called 'Memory', we will distinguish between normal senior moments' and mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Note: The White Paper is available on Amazon for a fee. Join us in the Zoom Room to delve into this most interesting topic!! Facilitator: David Brown.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5741-DLS1 CR Nov 20 $10.00

CREC-6270

Escape from Colditz Castle

Reich Marshall Hermann Goering visited Colditz early in WWII. He declared the castle to be 'escape-proof'. Was he wrong! Come and see how a man educated in Irish catholic schools and a bookkeeper from Brandon, Manitoba pulled off one of the most famous World War II escapes. See how the Dutch pulled off an incredibly audacious escape and then did the same the next day. The presenter is closely related to one of the escapees and has recently visited Colditz Castle. The escapes will be illustrated using power point with pictures, diagrams, and maps. Facilitator: Mike Naish.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6270-DLS1 CR Nov 3-Nov 10 $20.00

CVEC-0001

CV ElderCollege Membership

ElderCollege membership is an annual membership from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. CVEC does not run courses during the period of May 1 to August 31. By requesting membership with ElderCollege, 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-CVS1 CV Apr 30 $5.00

CVEC-1536

Strong Landscape Paintings

This series is designed for novice to intermediate painters wanting to understand or strengthen the fundamentals required to produce strong landscape paintings. Fundamentals such as shape, value, colour, design, perspective, edges, and more will be covered, as will supplies, equipment and working with paint. The course is most suitable to those working with acrylics, oils or gouache.

CVEC-2337

Taste of GAB (Guided Autobiography)

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is designed to help people recall, write about, and share meaningful memories with others in a small group. The focus is content; writing experience is not needed. We'll learn, reflect, write, and share. We'll laugh, and we'll think a lot.

CVEC-3251

Where Is This Business Going?

Predicting the future has become harder, and hence planning a path for a business has become more complex. This interactive lecture will enable you to see how a business can define itself, an essential stage for plotting its future strategic direction.

CVEC-3503

Stocks: the Nuts And Bolts

This course will help to demystify stocks and their associated jargon. Learn about common and preferred stocks, dividends, investment strategies, and different ways to own stocks. The class will include an update on the markets.

CVEC-3505

Investing Rules of the Road

This course provides participants with 10 principles for sound investing and also discusses how to identify and avoid the most common investment mistakes. The class will begin with a current overview of market performance covering the day and week of the course.

CVEC-3508

Retirement Outlook for Women

This course shares perspectives on financial concerns facing women who are getting ready for, or have transitioned to retirement. Part one shares retirement income strategies; part two discusses four separate themes to help people live well in retirement.

CVEC-3520

Making Your Money Last

Ten principles for living well in retirement. This course shares perspectives to help participants keep on track during retirement, and help make sure their money lasts. Subjects include planning, spending, inflation, maintaining a healthy portfolio, taxes and legacy considerations.

CVEC-3528

Looking Forward, Giving Back

You don't have to choose between supporting your family and the community you love. Learn how to leave a legacy that benefits both. We will cover tax laws and estate planning. A lawyer and an accountant will be available to answer questions on using tax savings to benefit future generations.

CVEC-3531

Estate And Financial Planning

Learn legal and financial aspects of estate planning including the benefits of having an enduring power of attorney, a representation agreement, and a will. Discuss how joint ownership, beneficial designation and trusts can minimize the need for probate, and the importance of investment planning.

CVEC-3550

Socially Responsible Investing

This course will present ideas and strategies used in the marketplace today to evaluate investments against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. This interactive presentation will be made in partnership with an expert in this field.

CVEC-4019

Your Email/Files in the Cloud

Want to improve using your personal email, and then explore having your files in the cloud? We will work together, using your computer, to set up new Google and Microsoft accounts and walk through their features. Requirements: a Windows computer connected to the internet, and a cell phone. To fix issues you may have during the class, the course leader will show how to allow sharing of your computer display.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-4019-DLS1 CV Nov 7-Dec 12  

CVEC-5010

Digital Safety for Seniors

The TELUS Wise Seniors program engages Canadian seniors in a discussion about getting the most out of participating in our growing digital society, safely. Topics include internet, smartphone, and social media safety tips as well as protecting yourself from identity theft.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5010-DLS1 CV Nov 5  

CVEC-5322

Foundations of Contentment

Within us lies a boundless source of inner peace and contentment. This course is aimed at people who feel a longing to experience this source. The course is largely experiential. Simple meditative and heartfulness practices are used to turn within to the deeper reaches of our being. We'll examine seven foundational elements of contentment: clarity; inner peace; self-awareness; gratitude; choice; living consciously and well-being support. You can also expect interaction with other students.

CVEC-5340

Beautiful & Bizarre Ceremonies

Through images and videos we'll view the rites of passage, marriages, a massive tomato fight, ritual body piercings, controversial baby jumping, and mythological creatures. Bizarre includes Monty Python and Carol Burnett.

CVEC-5360

How to Organize "Stuff"

Participants will explore their relationship with "stuff" and ways to sort it out and possibly let go of some of it. As well as downsizing, they will learn what to do with old love letters, collections, photos, and unwanted gifts.

CVEC-5392

Medical Uses of Cannabis

The instructors will guide us through accepted medical uses for cannabis, such as for chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, and the side effects of chemotherapy. Learn more about this developing field of treatment, and be a wise consumer.

CVEC-5413

Universal Devotional Chanting

The educational and devotional 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, Voice, Great Creator, or re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcomed.

CVEC-5477

Exercise for Older Adults

In this time of COVID-19, exercise is recognized as vitally important in regards to strengthening the immune system and maintaining a healthy body weight. Older adults face particular challenges in starting and maintaining an exercise program. This course will give participants a good base knowledge of exercise physiology, prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries, and will discuss why and how to get fit. Home-based fitness programs will be discussed.

CVEC-5630

Exercise And Diet for Arthritis

Learn more about how to take an active role in managing your arthritis. We will review the types of arthritis, benefits of staying active, and the role of nutrition. Includes an overview of assistive devices.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5630-DLS1 CV Nov 13-Nov 20  

CVEC-5708

Medical Overdiagnosis

In today's medicine, there is a lot of diagnosis and even more treatment, often of dubious value. This course examines the phenomenon critically by increasing understanding of what doctors do and why they need to do it, the influence of statistics, the role played by academic institutions, and the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality of the pharmaceutical industry.

CVEC-5735

Cognitive Impairment & Dementia

UBC Professor of Geriatrics Dr. Roger Wong will discuss the effects of aging on brain health, and introduce the health conditions of cognitive impairment and dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease), including their prevention and management strategies.

CVEC-5751

Your Microbiome - Both Good & Bad

In recent years there has been a scientific revolution in our understanding of the human microbiome-the trillions of bacteria, archaea, yeasts, and other microbes that live in/on us and are now known to be essential for normal development and function of our brain, immune system, and metabolism. Learn how medical science is taking the first small steps toward powerful new approaches to obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies and-perhaps- Alzheimer's.

CVEC-5806

Stress Management

Stress management is not something we learn in school, yet it is very costly to society. It negatively affects health, relationships and business. It makes us vulnerable to bad habits and addictions. This course introduces ways to effectively deal with stress.

CVEC-5810

Making Your Dreams Come True

Bring new clarity to what you really want out of life. Identify your longings and discontents and uncover the fears that are holding you back. Design a vision or goal and use the tools the instructor provides. Classes are interactive and geared toward different learning styles with lots of fun and insights into how the universal laws work.

CVEC-6120

Public Art around the World

This course offers an eye-opening look at public art in its many forms. We'll move from cave drawings to graffiti, local and world art on massive scales, sculptures and the splendors of Las Vegas and Dubai.

CVEC-6180

Electric Cars And Solar Panels

This two-part course will help break the myths of solar energy, electric cars, and autonomous driving, providing the latest advancements. Learn how EV cars can fit into your lifestyle and details of information on installing solar panels at home.

CVEC-6205

Invigorate Your Book Club

Want to liven up your book club meetings? Learn how to apply the language of literary analysis to the work you read, and sound informed as you comment on what you liked or disliked about the book selection.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6205-DLS1 CV Nov 5-Nov 12  

CVEC-6232

How to Argue About Ethics

This entertaining, interactive lecture will describe a simple framework for the analysis of ethical problems--practical ethics without the sermon!

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6232-DLS1 CV Nov 3  
CVEC-6232-DLS2 CV Nov 10  

CVEC-6234

History of the Comox Valley

An overview of the history of the Comox Valley during the 19th and 20th centuries, including early settlement, agriculture, forestry, military and social history. We will also highlight the valley's many colourful characters. Questions and discussion will be welcome.

CVEC-6279

Founders of Religions

This course attempts to grasp the "DNA" of Eastern religions through the lives and circumstances of their founders. Consideration is given to sects, cults, and philosophies versus religion of non-Abrahamic or Eastern religions. Given the founding circumstances, it is helpful to understand reasons why a particular religion exists and what an adherent might experience.

CVEC-6280

What Am I Doing Here?

All religions nurture their adherents as they involve them in the belief system. However, in a multicultural society, all faiths are but one among the many. This course considers some basic characteristics of eight major world religions and aspects of their spiritual practices. This inquiry considers how these might influence us as we ask, "What am I doing here?" Recommended books: "Spirituality..." by Philip Sheldrake & Prothero's "God is not One" (Amazon.ca)

CVEC-6316

Forage Fish on Our Beaches

Forage fish play a vital role in the aquatic ecosystem as a primary food source for salmon and orcas. Little is known about forage fish species (Pacific sand lance and surf smelt). Join Project Watershed and partner groups to learn about important forage fish studies in our region.

CVEC-6327

Comox Valley Paleontology

Gain a basic understanding of our prehistoric environment and some of the marine creatures that inhabited the area 85 million years ago. Learn about the geologic history of Vancouver Island, including plate tectonics and other geologic processes.

CVEC-6456

Modern Chinese Legal System

The course covers the Republican Era (1911 to 1949), Soviet Era (1949 to 1958), Mao Era (1958 to 1976) and Westernization (1979 to present). Our focus is on the current human rights situation, the function of Chinese "courts" under the Chinese Communist Party, and involuntary organ harvesting. We will also examine the impact of China's legal system on Canadian domestic and foreign policy, with particular emphasis on Canada's refugee practices.

CVEC-7040

Strata Basics -Know the Good, Bad & Ugly

Downsizing to a strata property has positives and negatives. Thinking of buying, or already a strata owner? This course will guide you through the things you need to know, the questions you need to ask, and where to find answers. Topics covered: owners' rights and obligations according to strata legislation; governance; who pays for what; insurance; how to ensure you are being treated fairly; and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

CVEC-7352

Craft Beer: Styles & Pairings

With so many good beers available, how do you decide which one to try? This course explores basic styles of beer and what they taste like, how to properly taste beer, off flavours, proper storage, presentation, glassware, food pairings, recipes using beer, how and where to buy beer, and much more. You will have the option each week of shopping for a particular beer for a simultaneous in-class tasting.

CVEC-7548

Ready, Set, Garden!

Spring is around the corner. Soil needs amending; compost needs tending. New beds to be started. Plants need dividing; fruit trees and shrubs need pruning. Vegetable garden needs attention; a plan developed for year-round production. Pest and diseases to watch for and controlled. Get set, we're gardening!

CVEC-7551

Sharing a Garden to Grow Food

Do you want to garden to grow your own food, but don't have the space, tools, time, or expertise? We share land, labour, knowledge, and a bountiful harvest. Learn about the Community Food Growers Co-op and how it works.

CVEC-8903

The Truth About Happiness

What makes us happy? Is it money, marriage, religion? Why do we sometimes feel sad when we live better than anyone else at almost any time in human history? Is there anything we can do to be happier? This three-part course examines strategies to make life easier: Session 1: Understanding your brain; Session 2: Baseline happiness; Session 3: Strategies to cope and make the most of your baseline. Required textbook: The Wellness Myth by Dr. Richard Guthrie. (Available on Amazon - $12.99 paperback, $5.00 digital).

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-8903-DLS1 CV Nov 3-Nov 17  

CVEC-9000

Armchair Tours of London

This unique eight-part online series will explore the fascinating history of London, England. Hosted by a blue-badge guide, Annamaria Dall'Anese, this virtual tour will reveal London's rich history - including its architectural marvels, key museums and art galleries, vibrant neighbourhoods and modern street art, as well as its many secrets that lie beneath its skyscrapers.

CVEC-9001

London: 2000 Years in Buildings

This virtual tour will present seven buildings in a chronological sequence stretching from the birth of London to the 21st century. We will situate these landmarks in their respective historical context and answer questions such as: why is London where it is? How long would it take to read all of the books at the British Library? Is the Shard cutting-edge or obsolete? We will also see how each of these timeless landmarks exemplifies one of the multiple facets of London that make it so attractive today. Royalty, education, religion, finance. Regardless of what you like, you will find it in London.

CVEC-9002

London's Museums & Galleries

In this virtual tour we will go on a journey across different continents and millennia following the theme of change. Drawing from the finest collections in the British capital, we will look at an eclectic selection of masterpieces, and highlight how each of them, in its peculiarity, relates to the topic of transformation, whether this means the transition from death to life, a change in artistic taste, the extinction of a species or technological progress.

CVEC-9003

Roman London

In our Roman London virtual tour we will delve into the 2,000-year-old history that lies beneath the skyscrapers of the City of London and learn more about the amphitheatre, the excavations at Number 1 Poultry, the fort and wall, and the Mithraeum. We will hear the story of the discovery of these sites, understand their importance for the people of Londinium, and gain some contextual knowledge of the Roman presence in Britain.

CVEC-9004

Shakespeare's London

In our virtual tour of Shakespeare's London we will discover the places where the Bard lived and worked, including the Blackfriars Playhouse and the Globe Theatre. We will also get a taste of what going to the theatre and living in the British capital was like in his time.

CVEC-9005

British Spririt in Paintings

Royalty and scientific innovation, but also an unconditional love for nature and a passion for animals have always characterised the British spirit. We will explore these themes, as well as satire and respectability, through a selection of masterpieces from the London art galleries.

CVEC-9006

World Civilizations' Treasures

Or shall we say, 'world civilization'? Although we tend to speak of 'the Egyptians,' 'the Romans,' etc., connections between different peoples have shaped human history since its inception. In this virtual tour of highlights of the British Museum we will discover the magic encounters that happen when religions spread, ideas are exchanged, and goods shipped across borders.

CVEC-9007

Intellectual Bloomsbury

All London neighbourhoods have their own charm, but Bloomsbury is special because of its intellectual connections. Numerous blue plaques mark the beautiful Georgian houses where writers such as Virginia Woolf lived, and the calm garden squares give today's academics the tranquillity to focus their minds on their latest discoveries or ideas. In fact, Bloomsbury is home to many prestigious medical institutions, London's oldest university, University College London, as well as the oldest public museum in the world, the British Museum.

CVEC-9008

London's St Art

In our virtual tour on street art we will gain a better understanding of this phenomenon through works, big and small, made by international street artists in Brick Lane and the surrounding areas. We will appreciate the impressive diversity of styles and techniques of this art form, as well as the powerful messages that emanate from it. We will also learn how street art developed in this multi-ethnic part of town, and speculate on where it is heading.

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-CRS2 CR Nov 7 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Jan 23 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS3 CR Mar 20 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Nov 22 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Jan 17 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Mar 13 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Dec 5 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS1 PA Jan 23 $105.00

FAC-016

Bloodborne Pathogens

This online program is designed for individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids or items contaminated with blood during the performance of their work and who wish to gain a basic understanding of blood-borne pathogens. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-016-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $35.00
FAC-016-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $35.00

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-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $280.00
FAC-017-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $280.00

FAC-019

CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS)

The CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS) is training in the recognition of, and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to, a patient suffereing from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The BLS curriculum supports the delivery of high performance, team-based professional-level resuscitation. The BLS course is industry -driven, designed as a robust resuscitation training program geared toward high quality CPR in a team environment, and recoginizes the nuances of multipdisciplinary teams with varied experiences. The BLS Course covers content from standard BLS training, as well as Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy. This course is for people in or entering health care field including nurses, doctors, first responders and other health care professionals. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-019-CVS1 CV Dec 9 $80.00

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-PAS1 PA Mar 13 $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 Mar 23-Mar 24 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Feb 20-Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 24-Apr 25 $170.00

FAC-045

Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers

This online course aims to give employees the best possible understanding of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, their responsibilities when using medical cannabis in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. This course explains the laws relating to human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate employees who have medical authorization to use cannabis.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-045-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $30.00
FAC-045-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $30.00

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-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $30.00
FAC-046-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 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-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 30 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-056-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 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-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 30 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $45.00
FAC-057-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $45.00

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 Feb 10 $100.00
FAC-080-CRB2 CR Apr 20 $100.00
FAC-080-CVB1 CV Dec 6 $100.00
FAC-080-CVB1 CV Jan 16 $100.00
FAC-080-CVB2 CV Apr 10 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB4 PA Nov 21 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Feb 20 $100.00

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 Nov 21 $170.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR Feb 20 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Nov 14 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Feb 6 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Mar 14 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Oct 31 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB5 PA Nov 14 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Jan 30 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB3 PA Apr 10 $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 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-CRS2 CR Nov 17-Nov 18 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 7 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS2 CR Mar 2-Mar 3 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS3 CR Apr 7-Apr 8 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 12-Nov 13 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Feb 11 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Mar 27-Mar 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Nov 7-Nov 8 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Dec 12-Dec 13 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Mar 6-Mar 7 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Mar 27-Mar 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA May 1-May 2 $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.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Mar 15-Mar 19 $625.00

FAC-084

Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS2 CV Nov 30-Dec 4 $625.00

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-CRS5 CR Nov 14 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Dec 12 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Jan 23 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Feb 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Mar 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00

GENI-1212

Metal Jewellery Design Info Session

This free information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet instructors and learn about the 8-month Metal Jewellery Design Certificate as well as the evening, weekend and summer jewellery workshops available at NIC. Tour the well-equipped studio, discover more about the field of jewellery making and design, learn about jewellery-making equipment and tools, and see what past students have accomplished. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you please pre-register.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-1212-DLS1 CR Nov 18  

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-DLS1 CR Apr 13  

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.

Prerequisite(s): 16 years of age before course starts.

Section Location Dates Cost
HRT-011-CVB1 CV Dec 8 $70.00

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 CR Feb 22-Mar 30  

LOG-016

Coastal Log Scaling - Practical

This full-time course is comprised of fieldwork with the majority of time being spent in the field and at log sort locations. The course prepares participant for the Ministry of Forests practical Log Scaling Examination. Includes application of the theory of log measurement, application of math skills, use of scale sticks and recording scale sheets or slips, maintenance of equipment, identification of commercial log species, scaler safety, and the practical application of the BC Grading Rules.

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-016-CRS1 CR Apr 7-May 9  

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. NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-003-DLS4 CR Nov 9-Nov 10 $275.00
MED-003-DLS5 CR Dec 5-Dec 6 $275.00

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-CRS5 CR Nov 25-Nov 28 $825.00
MED-032-CRS6 CR Dec 9-Dec 12 $825.00

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 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 Mar 19-Mar 21 $645.00

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. NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-005-DLS4 CR Nov 16-Nov 20 $655.00
NAU-005-DLS5 CR Nov 30-Dec 4 $655.00

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). NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-DLS5 CR Nov 7-Nov 8 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS6 CR Dec 7-Dec 8 $375.00

NAU-030

Simulated Electronic Navigation Ltd

This course is designed to provide the student with a practical knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using Radar, Loran-C, GPS, Echo Sounder, a compass, and an Electronic Charting System. Each course participant must attend a minimum of 90% of lecture classes and 100% attendance is required during simulation exercises and evaluation. Participants must have prior training in topics such as basic Chart Work and Navigations Safety in order to have background knowledge required for the navigation of a vessel under simulated conditions.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-030-CRS3 CR Nov 2-Nov 6 $970.00

NAU-039

Navigation & Safety 1

This course is for those working towards their Master Limited (60 T), Fishing Master IV and Master 150 GT. Students will learn to plan safe navigation, using collision regulations, watchkeeping standards, vessel lights and signals, distress signals, fog and maneuvering signals and watchkeeping at night and in restricted visibility. This comprehensive 7 day course prepares mariners for writing the Transport Canada exam, Navigation & Safety 1 (NS1), on the final day of the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-039-CRS2 CR Nov 19-Nov 25 $1080.00

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-CRS2 CR Nov 12-Nov 14 $600.00

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-CRSD CR Jan 19 $95.00
OFA-010-CRSE CR Mar 10 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Dec 7 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Jan 12 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS4 CV Feb 18 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS5 CV Apr 14 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Nov 30 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Feb 3 $115.00
OFA-010-PAS4 PA Mar 17 $115.00
OFA-010-PHS5 PH Nov 9 $160.00
OFA-010-PHS6 PH Nov 10 $160.00

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-CVS1 CV Feb 19 $115.00

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 Feb 22-Mar 5 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS2 CV Apr 26-May 7 $750.00

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 Mar 1-Mar 5 $600.00
OFA-032-CVS1 CV May 3-May 7 $600.00

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-CRS3 CR Nov 21 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 12 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Nov 28 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA Jan 23 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Feb 27 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS3 PA Apr 10 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS1 PA May 15 $99.00

TRAD-0110

Women in Construction Trades

Women in Construction Trades is a tuition-free initiative specifically designed to engage women interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Students will be given an orientation to various high demand, skilled trades.

Section Location Dates Cost
TRAD-0110-CRS1 CR Jan 11-Jan 22  
TRAD-0110-CVS1 CV Jan 25-Feb 5  
TRAD-0110-PAS1 PA Nov 9-Nov 20  
TRAD-0110-PHS1 PH Nov 23-Nov 27  
TRAD-0110-PHS1 PH Feb 8-Feb 12  

TRD-020

Introduction to Trades

Introduction to Trades provides students with the opportunity to gain an introduction to a number of trades specific to the region. This program provides ease of access to introductory theory and applied skills training spanning a number of trades to inform their planning and decision making in choosing a trade or further education. Course content includes an exploration of trades as a career, employment considerations and educational requirements.

Section Location Dates Cost
TRD-020-CRS1 CR Jan 25-Apr 23  

WSF-017

Lock Out - Tag Out

This online course covers Lockout/Tagout. The term "Lockout/Tagout" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard workers from the unexpected energizing or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Lockout/Tagout explains the importance of Lockout/Tagout in protecting the health and safety of workers. The course examines basic workplace safety tenets and examines the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout/Tagout process. The basic tenets of safety are explained as are the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout-Tagout process.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-017-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $25.00
WSF-017-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $25.00

WSF-050

Fire Safety

This online Fire Safety course teaches participants about the legislated fire safety responsibilities of the employer and the worker, describes safe work practices related to fire prevention, and provides practical information about emergency response in situations involving fire.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-050-DLU1 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU2 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU1 CV Jan 1-Jan 31 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU2 CV Feb 1-Feb 28 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU3 CV Mar 1-Mar 31 $25.00
WSF-050-DLU4 CV Apr 1-Apr 30 $25.00