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HTC-100 Fish Stock Enhancement And Stewardship

4 credits


This course encompasses the biological and ecological principles which are essential to the fish stock enhancement, protection and management within the aquatic environment of any given region. Students will be introduced to existing enhancement programs and the status of fish stock enhancement needs at a regional level while learning of national and international initiatives.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-101 Biology of Wild Fish

4 credits


This course encompasses theory and applied learning on the identification of various fish species including lessons specific to the external and internal anatomy of fish. Emphasis will be given to fish life cycles, migration, ecology and physiology in relation to growth, reproduction and osmoregulation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-102 Hatchery Design and Systems

4 credits


This course introduces students to fundamental hatchery systems and designs. Theoretical and applied instruction will include hatchery site assessment, planning and design considerations and related support system requirements. Instruction also includes engineering concepts applicable to hatchery operations such as basic electrical, plumbing, water supply, drainage, aeration, and recirculating aquaculture systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-103 Fish Hatchery Operations

4 credits


This course encompasses theoretical and applied instruction specific to the day-to-day operational considerations of a fish hatchery. Emphasis will be placed on required protocols to support and enable healthy fish development and seedling production critical to stock enhancement for improved conservation. Instruction also includes monitoring and controlling environmental factors and pathogens to maximize health during the early life stages.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-104 Hatchery Health and Safety

4 credits


This course introduces students to common safe work practices of stock enhancement facilities. Hazard recognition and emergency preparedness will be thoroughly discussed and applied throughout the course to include fundamentals of personal protective equipment requirements and specifications. Workplace rights and responsibilities are also discussed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-105 Disease Management in Hatchery Environments

4 credits


This course encompasses fish health and disease management from the perspective of fish, the pathogen, and the environment. Emphasis will be given to major diseases, epidemiology, and pathogen characteristics, as well as disease prevention, and mitigation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, English First Peoples Spoken Language 10, or NIC ENG-035, or C+ in Communications 12, or C+ in ESL 062 and 065; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT-029, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

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HTC-106 Stock Enhancement Practicum Environments

2 credits


This practicum provides students with onsite experience within fish hatchery facilities in addition to specialized fish enhancement society facilities. Under supervision, students will apply their knowledge and skills in the fish hatchery environment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Complete all other Level 1 HTC courses.

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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).


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. 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.

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