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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ENG 160; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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NAU-016 Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

7 hours


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

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TCS-010 SuperHost Fndations of Service Quality


SuperHost introduces the principles of providing a quality service experience in the workplace and an understanding of the importance of exceptional customer service. You will learn about workplace communication, problem solving, customer and employer expectations, and more.


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TFS-010 FoodSafe Level I

8 hours


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.


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TGA-100 Guiding Skills 1

3 credits


This course introduces tools for establishing and maintaining physical and psychological safety considerations for effective outdoor guiding leadership, and further prepares students with the practical skills specific to field training experiences and industry expectations for risk and trip management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-101 Interpretation Culture

3 credits


The Interpretation course introduces the principles and skills for providing quality interpretation programs. Through a variety of in-class and in-the-field experiences, students develop their own style of interpretation along with a broad understanding of the rich natural and cultural heritage of coastal British Columbia.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-102 Wildlife Viewing

2 credits


This course is delivered in two parts, terrestrial and marine. The first half prepares students with the foundations for working as an assistant bear viewing guide through training course standards established by the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVABC) or equivalent, with an opportunity to achieve certification. The second half focuses on marine mammal viewing skills, knowledge, and regulations as promoted through the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) or equivalent. This course builds on the foundations provided in TGA 101 Interpretation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-103 Sea Kayaking 1

2 credits


This course introduces introductory skills and knowledge for sea kayak touring as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming an instructor and/or guide in the sea kayaking industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings and experiences in SKGABC Class 1 & 2 waters.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-104 River Rafting 1

2 credits


This course introduces skills and knowledge for commercial white water rafting as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings on Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-105 Canoeing

2 credits


The course is designed to develop tandem-paddling and tripping skills for flatwater and lake canoeing as per industry standards. This course provides a foundation for next pursuing instructor certification, and prepares students with a solid foundation for understanding and effectively managing these craft in camp and wilderness settings. Students are exposed to the rich history and modern use of canoes in Canada.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-106 Sea Kayaking 2

3 credits


This course advances learning from TGA 103 toward becoming an assistant sea kayaking guide on the rugged BC Coast. A multi-day expedition allows students to apply and refine guiding skills learned elsewhere in the AG program. This is an approved guide training course with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC).


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-107 Sailing

2 credits


This course introduces students to sailing and to the role of the crew and guide in providing an enjoyable and safe sailing trip. The course is structured to teach you the skills needed for safe day-cruising in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop-rigged keelboat of six to 10 meters in moderate wind and sea conditions. Successful participants will receive their Canadian Yachting Association Basic Cruising Standard or equivalent ISPA certification.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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TGA-108 Mountain Skills 1

2 credits


This course covers the basics of mountaineering from movement on snow, rock and ice to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, route finding and much more. Recommend previous experience working with ropes, or having done Rock Skills 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-109 Winter Mountain Travel 1

2 credits


This field-focused course includes an introduction to avalanche awareness and winter mountain backcountry touring skills, including one night of winter camping. Students have the opportunity to achieve Avalanche Skills Training One (AST 1).


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-110 Guiding Skills 2

3 credits


This course builds on the foundations of Guiding Skills 1 while further integrating leadership techniques and considerations with environmental and navigational considerations when planning and managing outdoor adventure activities to industry standards.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-111 Wilderness First Aid

2 credits


This course and certification is a core field requirement for most adventure tourism sectors and entry-level guide positions. This course includes CPR "C" and provides comprehensive training and certification for wilderness guides operating remote from immediate emergency medical assistance. Leadership and client pre-trip preparation with respect to contingency planning is emphasized.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.

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TGA-112 Rock Skills 1

2 credits


This course covers rock climbing and lead climbing skills including movement on rock, belaying, rappelling, simple anchor building, complex anchors, using removable protection and advanced movement skills. Lead climbing skill development will included leading safe pitches with protection placement and planning your ascents to station management, plus some self-rescue techniques. On completion of this course students will feel comfortable going top-rope climbing and beginning to lead climbs on their own in a consistent, safe and confidence inspiring manner.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program

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TGA-114 River Rafting 2

2 credits


This course builds on skills and knowledge attained in TGA 104. It will further train and certify students to work as a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with intermediate and advanced paddling skills for organizing personal and commercial day trips and overnight expeditions in Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve British Columbia River Outfitters Association (BCROA) Guide certification.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program and TGA 104.

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TGA-131 Field Specialty Option 1

2 credits, 40 hours


This course provides credits for field skills training and/or recognized industry certification specific to an adventure guiding related discipline as described in the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Standardized Core Curriculum.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.

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TGA-132 Field Specialty Option 2

2 credits, 40 hours


This course provides credits for field skills training and/or recognized industry certification specific to an adventure guiding related discipline as described in the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Standardized Core Curriculum.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.

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TGA-700 Work Placement

1 credits


This is a two-week opportunity to show and refine abilities in a working environment while learning from seasoned professionals in the industry. In preparing for work placements, students receive guidance and feedback for fine-tuning resumes, and for ways of presenting yourself to prospective employers. Students will have the opportunity to work as an assistant guide or apprentice in a meaningful on-the-job experience


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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THM-100 The Tourism Industry

3 credits


An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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THM-211 Sustainable Tourism Industry

3 credits


This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites.

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THM-212 Tourism and Hospitality Law and Ethics

3 credits


This course deals with a summary of Canadian Law in general and specific areas applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include sources of law, common law, statute law, forms of business, the sale of goods, human rights, working conditions, crime, labour relations, methods of securing debt, liquor, health and other licensing, sale of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, safety of guests and guest's property and environmental issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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THM-225 Cross Cultural Tourism

3 credits


This course is aimed at increasing participant's awareness of and sensitivity toward their own and other cultures and challenging participants to view themselves as cultural beings. This course develops knowledge and demonstrable skills competence in cross-cultural settings and increases participant's knowledge of issues related to cultural sustainability within the context of tourism activity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites. Minimum Grade C

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