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CTQ-010 Construction Safety Training Systems

8 hours


The Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) is a web-based course developed by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA). This online training system uses interactive multimedia including full-motion video and sound. CSTS training is a requirement on most job sites in Alberta and British Columbia. Participants will receive instruction on various health and safety topics and will complete testing to ensure 100% mastery. The entire offering is completed online. Certificates will be issued by the BCCSA.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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FAC-021 Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

14 hours


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

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GAS-010 H2S Alive

8 hours


This one-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate self-contained breathing apparatus, a detector tube device, and perform rescue breathing on a mannequin. It is recommended that women wear pants or jeans. Upon successful completion of a written examination and demonstration of the required skills an industry standard certificate, valid for three years, will be issued.


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MIN-100 Introduction to the Mining Industry

31 hour lecture


This course will introduce students to the mining sector. They will gain an understanding of the history of mining in Canada, the industries effect on the economy, current day mine operations, exploration opportunities, the methods of mining, and general mining terminology. Students will learn how the mining cycle is governed by the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. They will gain knowledge of the definitions, duties and responsibilities, work refusal rights, discrimination, inspector rights and duties, as well as environmental regulations in the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MIN-101 Mining Health and Safety

33 hour lecture


Students will gain knowledge of safe workplace practices and systems, learn the purpose and correct methodology behind Hazard Recognition and Emergency Preparedness, and will learn about Personal Protective equipment requirements and specifications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MIN-102 Fundamentals of Mining Technologies

50 hours lecture/ 8 hours lab


Students will learn about the various ventilations systems and how they work, the types of gases that are encountered in a mining operation and the various detection methods used to provide a safe work environment. Students will also gain knowledge of the various ground control processes and support systems in today's mining world, learn about the geology of the earth and how it is impacted by the mining process, and develop an understanding of the basic elements of hydrology and the various water issues that are common in today's mining operations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MIN-103 Introduction to Mining Skills

38 hours lecture/ 70 hours lab


Students will gain knowledge and develop skills necessary to perform work operations in a mining setting. Guidelines, rules and regulations will be learned in the areas of Rigging, Blasting, Manual Drilling, Diamond drilling, the installation of mine services, staging and muck handling. Students will develop skills in the practical application for the various tasks performed at a simulated worksite or an underground mining worksite.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MIN-104 Emergency Mining Procedures

55 hours lecture/ 5 hours lab


Students will learn the steps necessary to react in the correct manner in an emergency situation. Students will gain knowledge of the processes and procedures for self rescue, the steps necessary to be safe during an evacuation, and to identify types of fire-fighting equipment and methods of fire-fighting in a mining environment. Students will gain industry certification in Surface Mine Rescue.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MIN-105 Worksite Readiness

50 hours lecture


Students will gain the knowledge necessary to apply for work in the mining industry, learn skills to deal with conflict, practice workplace respect principles, and work co-operatively in a culturally diverse industry. Students will learn skills that are necessary to work in a mechanized mining environment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.

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MVO-069 Trans of Dangerous Goods- Comprehensive


This course is designed to provide comprehensive training for all people involved in the handling and/or transportation of dangerous goods. Students will study the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations, study the information needed to effectively complete shipping documents and perform duties as consigners, transporters and handlers of dangerous goods. Using the TDG Clear Language Regulation the students will participate in hands on completion of shipping documents and effective search of the regulations to determine shipping requirements. Students will be tested in each of the eight areas of the Regulations. A certificate of training will be issued.


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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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