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-CVS2 CV Apr 26-May 7 $1010.00

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

Section Location Dates Cost
BKK-010-DLS1 CR Jan 27-Mar 17 $305.00

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 Mar 19-Mar 21 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR May 28-May 30 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Apr 23-Apr 25 $389.00

CCC-010

Cross Connection Control BCWWA Exam

This exam allows Students that have completed an credited Cross Connection Control course to complete the BCWWA certification exam. Students will complete a written exam and three practical exams.

Prerequisite(s): CCC 101 or permission of instructor

Section Location Dates Cost
CCC-010-CVS1 CV Jan 30 $225.00

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-2475

Spanish for Senior Travellers

Instructor: Tony Fantillo This is a conversation-based course to introduce you to the basic language skills needed to enjoy the Spanish language. This class will be online through Zoom.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-2475-DLS1 CR Jan 18-Mar 1 $30.00

CREC-3500

Fundamentals of Investing

Instructor: Kim Emsley-Leik This class is geared to people who are either new to investing or need a refresher.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-3500-DLS1 CR Mar 10-Mar 24 $30.00

CREC-4016

Apps for Your Iphone

Course Description: Instructor: Nina Baksh. In this class we'll spend some time with some common iPhone apps starting with Photos. We'll learn how to organize photos, do some basic editing, like cropping, and then send or share our photos. The second class will focus on entertainment apps such as Spotify, Pandora and NPR, that allows you to browse local headlines, stream radio stations and find podcasts. In the third class we'll talk about social media apps like Twitter and Instagram.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-4016-DLS1 CR Feb 19-Mar 5 $30.00

CREC-5765

Advance Care Planning

Instructor: Geri Arkell. You've done your will, planned your estate, but have you thought about your health care decisions? If you were in a major accident today, would your family know what YOUR wishes are for the end of life care? Having "the Talk" with our families and writing the plan will be the best gift you can give them. Participate in this online interactive offering. Make sure your family is informed.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-DLS1 CR Feb 10-Feb 17  

CREC-5970

Travelogue, the Series

Join various presenters in the Zoom room and visit Canada in a way you have not seen, then take a hop across the ocean to the sandy beaches of Spain and Portugal. Additional destinations will be added to foster your need for adventures in other lands! Coordinator: Wendy Samaroden.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5970-DLS1 CR Jan 29-Feb 12 $20.00

CREC-6030

Fun Day Friday

Course Description: Facilitator: Wendy Samaroden. Zoom into the digital classroom to play a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, Name that Tune, Old Time Gadgets, and more! This will be a very interactive class so be prepared to participate.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6030-DLS1 CR Feb 12-Mar 5  

CREC-6232

Crime Prevention for Seniors

Instructor: Cpl Matthew Shearer. Cpl. Shearer will give tips, recommendations and strategies to make you safer in your home, in the community and when you travel. As well, topics will include internet security, scams and fraud directed at seniors. Bring your questions to the session.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6232-DLS1 CR Feb 3  

CREC-6270

Escape from Colditz Castle

Facilitator: Mike Naish. Reich Marshall Hermann Goering visited Colditz early in WWII. He declared the castle to be 'escape-proof'. But one of many prognostications Goering got wrong. Come and see how the presenter's uncle and a bookkeeper from Brandon, Manitoba, pulled off one of the most famous & successful World War II escapes. See how the Dutch pulled off an incredibly audacious and successful escape, did the same a few days later and only got caught when the plan was used for a fourth time. Learn about the Liberation of Colditz Castle. The escapes will be illustrated using power point with pictures, diagrams, and maps. If there is time, lesson 2 will be completed with a brief travelogue.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6270-DLS1 CR Feb 16-Feb 23 $20.00

CREC-6430

Current Events Discussion Group

A lively discussion on current news stories of interest; local and provincial matters that directly affect our community and national and international issues that are hitting the headlines. Reporter and freelance writer Quentin Dodd will moderate and suggest some topics to get us started. Then we will decide on further subjects to explore and debate. Join us online to participate from the comfort of your own home. Facilitator: Quentin Dodd.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6430-DLS1 CR Feb 4-Feb 25 $30.00

CREC-6436

Canada And the World - Now!

Instructor: Bob Hillier. Join Bob in the digital classroom to learn about global affairs operations, cryptoanalysis, international defense obligations, some critical infostructure in Canada, and operating in a COVID-19 environment.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6436-DLS1 CR Jan 26-Feb 23 $30.00

CREC-6511

Campbell River Museum Presents

Join two seasoned historians from the Campbell River Museum, Norm Lee and Steve Lackey, to explore the past, present and future of Campbell River. The class will consist of three presentations: "Memories of Rock Bay (1900-2000)", "Marine Forest Service Depot at Thurston Bay, Sonora Island (1917-1941)", and "Then and Now: A Pictoral History of BC's West Coast Forest Industry (1900-2020)".

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6511-DLS1 CR Feb 11-Feb 25 $30.00

CREC-6915

Household Disaster Preparedness

Instructor: Shaun Koopman. In this workshop you will learn steps to prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves, and other disasters. You can also learn how to prepare for your pets and reduce possible damage to your property.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6915-DLS1 CR Mar 1-Mar 15 $20.00

CREC-7532

No Such Thing as a Vegetable

Instructor: Sandra Milligan. Are you a food gardener, person who loves to cook, or just curious about the beauty of our natural world? In this course we'll learn about plant anatomy and the secretes of flowers: how they produce the diverse fruits we fondly call vegetables. Did you know that fruits are the number one consumed food item on the planet? You will look at your dinner plate with newfound appreciation for the plants in our lives, and even the common pea will become a marvel.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-7532-DLS1 CR Jan 27 $10.00

CREC-8740

Strata -The Basics

Instructor: Mike Naish. 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: owner rights and obligations under strata legislation, how to ensure you are being treated fairly, who pays for what, insurance, governance, privacy, human rights, managing during COVID and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8740-DLS1 CR Feb 18-Mar 18 $30.00

CVEC-0001

CV ElderCollege Membership

ElderCollege membership is an annual membership from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 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-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-2310

Writers' Workshop

This is an interactive class in which writers and would-be writers may share their work and have it gently appreciated and critiqued by others. No formal instruction.

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-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.

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.

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-5844

Biofilia: Our Connection to Nature

Is Nature intelligent? How closely related are we to other living species? Molecular biology is allowing us a peek at molecules at work in living cells, revealing that all cells function with the same protein molecules and genetic code, and the same molecules that energize all organisms. Come and learn the importance of bacteria, plants, animals and humans, in the natural systems and cycles of the Biosphere. A non-technical course.

CVEC-5906

Visiting More Uncommon Corners

Following upon a previous course, we will visit 5 (not quite so uncommon) new countries: Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) and Papua New Guinea. We'll touch upon some earlier first-hand experiences living, working, and travelling in these countries. And we'll bring things up to date by layering on top lots of history, culture, politics, and current events. Discussion encouraged. Instructor: Gregg Strong

CVEC-5908

Travelling and Technology

Leveraging the various travel-related internet sites available, and using your personal devices while you travel (smartphones, tablets, laptops), have put a different spin on planning, globe-trotting, and wrapping things up on your return. This lecture will present various travel and technology options and implications of their usage. Each class runs 2 hours with an optional Q & A afterwards.

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.

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!

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-6620

Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is a mindful practice. It is calming, relaxing, grounding, and helps one to focus. Regular meditation is an exercise for the brain. It increases brain activities in the happy, calm zone of the brain. Meditation is simple and for everyone.

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; Privacy: Human rights, managing during Covid: 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-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 Spirit 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.

DVX-001

Introduction to DEEP

In Module 1 participants will introduce themselves and possibly their business or business ideas, go over the fundamentals of the program and how it can propel them towards a long-lasting, self-sustaining, digital business career model. Participants will build an understanding of their course educational tools and how to work with the online platform provided.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-001-DLS1 CR Feb 22-Feb 26  

DVX-002

Business Branding And Storytelling

In Module 2 participants will examine digital business branding development and digital marketing methods while discussing business plans, mission statements, and the value of storytelling. Participants will understand how to build out a comprehensive "elevator pitch" that communicates their small business marketing story for their intended digital target market.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-002-DLS1 CR Mar 1-Mar 5  

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 CR Mar 8-Mar 12  

DVX-004

Website Development 1

In Module 4 participants will examine creating a digital presence through a registered business website while understanding the importance of a domain name. Entrepreneurs will discuss optional website programs and sales platforms ranging from Shopify to Weebly and which one will best suit the needs of each business, its online presence, and customer base. Participants will learn how to initiate a branded website with the host of their choosing, link their registered business domain name, and explore the range of templates and design concepts available to them through online website development.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-004-DLS1 CR Mar 15-Mar 19  

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 CR Mar 22-Mar 26  

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 CR Mar 29-Apr 2  

DVX-007

Website Development 2

In Module 7 participants will further refine their website knowledge with the additional information of linking their social media and Google Business presence, while utilizing it for a point-of-sales (POS) platform. Participants will delve into the fundamentals of online and in person digital sales while exploring payment gateways, inventory tracking, shipping, applicable sales taxes, and how to fully display products and services online. Participants will know how to further build out their website and optionally create online inventory and sales accessibility to their products and services be it locally or nationally.

Section Location Dates Cost
DVX-007-DLS1 CR Apr 5-Apr 9  

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 CR Apr 12-Apr 16  

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 CR Apr 19-Apr 23  

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 CR Apr 26-Apr 30  

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 Jan 23 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS3 CR Mar 20 $105.00
FAC-010-CRS1 CR Jun 5 $110.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Mar 13 $105.00
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-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-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-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 Jan 22 $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-CVS1 CV Aug 12 $105.00
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-021-PHS1 PH Feb 17-Feb 18 $225.00

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-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-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-051

Mental Health Frst Aid Standard-Virtual

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. This 8-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3. Upon registration, participants will receive the "MHFA Participant Reference Guide" that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises. Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 19 years of age.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-051-DLS1 CV Feb 16 $150.00

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-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-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-CRB1 CR Jul 17 $105.00
FAC-080-CVB2 CV Apr 10 $100.00
FAC-080-PAB1 PA Feb 20 $100.00
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-CRB1 CR Feb 20 $170.00
FAC-081-CRB1 CR May 15 $175.00
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 Feb 6 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB2 CV Mar 14 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV May 15 $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 Jan 30 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB3 PA Apr 10 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA May 15 $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-CRS1 CR Feb 6-Feb 7 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS3 CR Apr 7-Apr 8 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Mar 27-Mar 28 $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-082-UCS1 UC Mar 20-Mar 21 $250.00

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 Feb 8-Feb 12 $625.00

FLM-011

Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set. This orientation program is just one step in a series of courses or programs which will be required by the different associations, guilds, and unions in order to make your entry into the industry. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-011-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-011-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  

FLM-019

Motion Picture Safety Awareness

This informative course provides an essential orientation to safety considerations and is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. This course is a requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-019-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-019-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  

FLM-020

Respectfl Wrkplcs in Motion Picture Ind

Respectful workplaces are of paramount consideration to the motion picture industry. This course provides foundational knowledge for Production Assistants (PA's) as individuals, team members, and as crew members who interact directly with the public. This programming offers the opportunity to develop an enhanced awareness of unconcious bias and the role of Production Asisstants as contributors of respectful workplaces. Production Assistants are vital to fostering and strengthening respectful work places while honouring individuals' rights and promoting work environments free of discrimination.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-020-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-020-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  

FLM-021

Pandemic Safety Protocols

Crew members have a collective responsibility to actively engage and foster safe and healthy worksites. This course includes an orientation to health and hygiene protocols and the particular role of Production Assistants in supporting requirements for implementation of a production's COVID 19 guidelines.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-021-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-021-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  

FLM-022

Propane Safety Awareness-Motion Pic Ind

This course provides instruction on protocols and requirements for working safely with and around propane. This awareness training is designed for those responsible for coordinating, using and/or lighting propane-fired heaters or other propane related equipment or vehicles.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLM-022-DLU1 CR Feb 10-Mar 31  
FLM-022-DLU2 CR Mar 1-May 21  

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-CRS3 CR Jan 23 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Feb 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Mar 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS7 CR Apr 17 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00

GENI-5110

Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session

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

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5110-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-CVS1 CV Feb 14 $70.00

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 May 1-Jul 30 $90.00
LPN-016-DLU1 PA Jul 1-Sep 30 $90.00

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-CRS1 CR Jan 27-Jan 30 $825.00
MED-032-CRS2 CR Feb 22-Feb 25 $825.00
MED-032-CRS3 CR Mar 22-Mar 25 $825.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Apr 7-Apr 10 $825.00
MED-032-UCS1 UC Mar 8-Mar 11 $1000.00

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

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 May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
MVO-071-DLU1 PA Jul 2-Sep 30 $75.00

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-DLS2 CR Feb 6-Feb 7 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS3 CR Mar 6-Mar 7 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS1 PA May 13-May 14 $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-CRS1 CR Feb 8-Feb 12 $970.00
NAU-030-CRS2 CR Mar 15-Mar 19 $970.00

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 Feb 1-Feb 17 $1610.00

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-CRS1 CR Jan 18-Jan 26 $1080.00
NAU-039-PAS1 PA Apr 27-May 5 $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-CRS1 CR Feb 18-Feb 20 $825.00
NAU-051-CRS2 CR Mar 18-Mar 20 $825.00
NAU-051-CRS3 CR Apr 12-Apr 14 $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-CRSD CR Jan 19 $95.00
OFA-010-CRSE CR Mar 10 $95.00
OFA-010-CRS1 CR May 5 $100.00
OFA-010-CVS4 CV Mar 22 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS5 CV Apr 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV May 26 $100.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $100.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Feb 3 $115.00
OFA-010-PAS4 PA Mar 17 $115.00
OFA-010-PHS2 PH Mar 2 $235.00
OFA-010-PHS3 PH Apr 14 $235.00
OFA-010-UCS1 UC Feb 9 $175.00

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 Mar 23 $115.00
OFA-015-PHS1 PH Mar 3 $250.00
OFA-015-PHS2 PH Apr 15 $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 Feb 22-Mar 5 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 31-Jun 11 $765.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Aug 16-Aug 27 $765.00
OFA-030-PHS1 PH Mar 8-Mar 19 $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 Mar 1-Mar 5 $600.00
OFA-032-CVS2 CV Jun 7-Jun 11 $610.00
OFA-032-CVS1 CV Aug 23-Aug 27 $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-021

Greenhouse Propagation and Production

This course introduces students to greenhouse operations and production techniques. The course covers plant science, soil science, pest identification and control, irrigation, humidity, plant propagation, pruning and seeding. Hydroponics, aquaponics, building materials, glazing and tool use are also covered. Students will learn to grow transplants in a greenhouse, as well as how to propagate crops in greenhouses. They will also learn about different season extension techniques for vegetable production.

No upcoming sections.

SSF-025

Mixed Livestock Production

This course will cover the basics of livestock husbandry; including the economics of livestock operations, the fundamentals of working with livestock safely, livestock health & nutrition, livestock facilities & fencing, safe transportation, sales & marketing and value added breeding.

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-CRS1 CR Jan 23 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Feb 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Mar 20 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Apr 17 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $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-CVS1 CV Jan 18-Jan 29  
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-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-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 May 1-Jul 30 $45.00
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 May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
WSF-024-DLU1 PA Jul 2-Sep 30 $75.00

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-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