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ABT-111 Administrative Procedures

Online, 1.5 credits


This course enables students to develop essential organizational skills and efficient office practices for today's dynamic offices. Topics include time management, safety and ergonomics, information resources, mail services, travel arrangements, meeting coordination, office technologies, telephone practices, appointment scheduling, and banking procedures.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 100, ABT 116 and ABT 148.
  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program.

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ABT-116 Word Processing Level I

Online, 1.5 credits


Word Processing Level I is designed to teach students the basic functions of a word processing program as well as how to properly format business documents such as letters and memoranda.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 100 and ABT 101.
  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program.

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ABT-126 Presentation Software

Online, 1 credit


Using PowerPoint presentation software, students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a colourful and well-organized format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attributes and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 101.
  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program.

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ABT-135 Electronic Databases

Online, 1.5 credits


This course introduces you to the Microsoft Access data management system. It will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today's workplace. You will learn terminology, database concepts, and features of relational databases, and will use various commands and features to create tables, queries, forms and reports. You will enter data, work with calculations, extract information, generate, and print reports.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 101.

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ABT-146 Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

Online, 1.5 credits


This course provides an advanced knowledge of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to use spreadsheets for advanced applications in today's workplace. Exercises include using advanced formulas and functions to perform calculations, filter and format data, linking to Excel data for Mail merge, and developing a custom Excel application.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.
  • Take ABT 101 and ABT 145.
  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program.
  • Math prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program.

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ABT-147 Business Calculators & Mathematics

Online, 1.5 credits


This course teaches computational skills using the electronic calculator. Students will learn the touch method, common features of the calculator, and solve basic business mathematics problems using the most efficient and accurate techniques possible.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020.

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ABT-172 Litigation Procedures I

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in civil litigation in BC. Topics include terminology and rules relating to preparing and handling legal correspondence and documents in civil litigation actions and matters in the Supreme Court of BC. The course also introduces students to the legal concepts necessary for a basic understanding of the functioning of the courts and the professional environment that graduates will be entering. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting skills with a knowledge of civil law.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148 or equivalents, and Co-requisite(s): ABT 170 & ABT 171 (may be taken as prerequisites)

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ABT-173 Litigation Procedures II

Online, 2 credits


Litigation Procedures II builds on skills and knowledge from Litigation Procedures I. The course deals with documents and procedures from the discovery process to preparation and attendance at trial and post trial procedures, including bills of costs and enforcement procedures. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting skills with a knowledge of civil law.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 147, ABT 148, or equivalents. ABT 170, ABT 171 and ABT 172

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ABT-178 Corporate Procedures II

Online, 1 credit


This course is a continuation of ABT 177. It covers corporate structure and completion of filing forms as it relates to Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Partnerships, Societies, Cooperatives, Non-Reporting companies and Extra-Provincial Non-Reporting companies. The course also introduces the student to Securities and to BC Online (an Internet access to government services and information about BC companies).


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for ABT Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 102, ABT 148, ABT 117, ABT 170, ABT 171, ABT 177, or equivalents.

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ABT-183 Medical Terminology II

Online, 3 credits


This course takes a systems approach to understanding and using medical terminology. CD-Video instruction and supporting printed materials provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills in the correct spelling and use of medical terms applicable to administrative and office environments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 182 and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program

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ABT-184 Medical Transcription

Online, 2 credits


Medical Transcription is an introductory course which will familiarize students with transcribing from oral dictation, medical documents with accurate content applying correct formats, grammar and punctuation. The main objective is to provide the students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program Successful completion of Office Assistant 1 Certificate ABT 182 ABT 183

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ACL-030 Math Measurement & Money Skills for Work

1 credit


This course is designed to introduce learners to math, measurement, and portioning skills used in the kitchen. Budgeting, money management, and purchasing food items are also covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Employment Transition/Culinary Assist. Program

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ACL-042 Career Explorations/Job Shadow Work

1 credit


This course will give students the opportunity to participate in career exploration through industry tours, informational interviews, and a job shadow work experience placement. Students will identify possible job shadow work experience locations, participate in self-evaluation, work-site evaluation, specific safety assessment, and demonstrate specific skills at one or more work sites.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Employment Transition/Culinary Assist. Program

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ACN-030 Introduction to Construction 1

120 hrs, 3 credits


Students will learn procedures for handling equipment and tools safely and for handling and distributing construction materials on-site. These practical skills will be applied to various shop projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Employment Transition/Construction Access Program

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AED-031 Working with the Environment

2 hours lecture/ one-on-one liaison with students and support staff; 72 hours


Students will be introduced to information regarding our environment and how to protect and sustain it. They will also learn about potential volunteer and employment opportunities in their local community.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission interview with ASD instructor

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AED-032 Math, Money & Managing It All

Lecture/ one-on-one liaison with student and support staff, up to 144 hours


This course is designed to introduce students to money management strategies and skills. This will assist students in becoming more independent in their personal lives as well as provide them with skills that they can utilize in employment situations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission Interview with ASD Interview

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AED-038 Literacy for Life

Seminar, max of 192 hours


This course is designed to increase literacy skills, and to aid in useful and relevant integration of new or previously acquired skills into work and everyday life. The course is learner centered. Students are involved in determining the content, and their individual goals, and they assist in the evaluation proves through ongoing self assessment. The course instructor integrates the individual learning goals /information with informal and formal assessments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission interview with ASD instructor

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AED-050 Preparation for FoodSafe

2 hours lecture/ one-on-one liaison with student and support staff; 32 hours


Students who take this course will be introduced to Foodsafe Certificate course information. They will participate in a variety of pre-test and practice exercises that will help to prepare them for certification. Students who wish to complete the Foodsafe certificate must take the actual test upon completion of this preparatory course. There will be an additional charge for the actual Foodsafe course testing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission Interview with an ASD Instructor

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AED-056 Workplace Safety Literacy

60 hrs, 2 credits


This course will enhance workplace safety. Connecting information from Employment Transition courses, personal knowledge and workplace experiences will be the basis to building workplace safety literacy skills. This course will aid in useful and relevant integration of literacy skills into work.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Meeting with Instructor

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AED-057 Advanced Literacy

75 hours, 2 credits


This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students with higher levels of literacy in the ASD program to study English at a level that will encourage a development of more literacy skills. Students will be exposed to reading and writing at their literacy level. Students will practice writing grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. Students will read passages and demonstrate comprehension of what they read. Students are involved in determining the content of the course, based on their individual goals. Students assist in the evaluation process through ongoing self-assessment. The course instructor integrates the individual learning goals with the informal and formal assessments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Documented Cognitive/ Mental health disability; intake interview

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AED-059 Math and Money Basics

30 hrs, 1 credit


This course will teach the basics of numeracy skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Students will develop skills of working with money such as taking a payment and making change.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Meeting with Instructor

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AED-060 Contemporary Issues

3 hours lecture; 108 hours


General topics and workshops are presented on employment skills, personal development, daily living, and community access. Specific topics are determined in consultation with students and support agency personnel and may include assertiveness skills, anger management, information sessions with support agencies, goal setting, budgeting/money management, employer contact skills, public speaking, drug and alcohol awareness, medical and augmentative medical issues, etc.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission interview with an ASD instructor

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AED-063 Advanced Literacy 2

60 hrs, 2 credits


This course is designed to build on literacy skills already developed in Advanced Literacy (AED 057), and to aid in useful and relevant integration of new or previously acquired skills into work and everyday life. The course is learner centered. Students will practice writing, reading and responding to emplyment based and interest based materials. Students will write sentences of increasing complexity and meaning as well as read passages and demonstrate comprehension of what they have read through discussion and written responses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • AED 057 (Advanced Literacy) and meeting with Instructor

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AED-064 Advanced Literacy 3

60 hrs. 2 credits


This course is designed to build on literacy skills already developed in Advanced Literacy 2 (AED 063), and to aid in useful and relevant integration of new or previously acquired skills into work and everyday life. The course is learner centered. Students will practice writing, reading and responding to emplyment based and interest based materials. Students will write sentences of increasing complexity and meaning as well as read passages and demonstrate comprehension of what they have read through discussion and written responses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • AED 063 (Advanced Literacy 2) and meeting with Instructor

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AED-068 Basic Computer Skills 2

1 credit


This course is designed to address both computer and literacy skills. It will provide students with basic knowledge of components of a computer system and how to use it. The course will teach word processing, an improvement in typing fluency, use of the internet with support, formatting of small slide show and poster projects and literacy skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • AED 030, documented cognitive/mental health disability, and intake interview

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AED-069 Computer Foundations 2

1 credit


This course is designed to address computer skill development for beginning computer users. It will provide students with practice using the components of a computer system. The course will teach word processing, an improvement in typing fluency, use of the internet with support, and formatting of small slide show and poster projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • AED 041, documented cognitive/mental health disability, and intake interview

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AED-070 Intermediate Computer Skills 2

2 credits


This second Intermediate Computer Skills course will provide students who have taken the first Intermediate Computer Skills course to continue developing their skills. Students will use the internet to do research, gather information and images to create projects on a variety of topics. Students will communicate with email, messenger, share documents, work concurrently on web-based projects and create projects independently. Students should be prepared to work independently and cooperatively.


Prerequisite(s):

  • AED 036, documented cognitive/mental health disability, and intake interview

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AMH-101 Employability Skills

27 hours


This course introduces essential workplace skills including: using electronic service information, communication skills, computer applications and employment readiness skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Automotive Service Technician Harmonized Program

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ANH-100 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology

33 hours


This course will provide information on the structure and function of the major parts of dogs and cats. Topics include basic terminology, identification of animal body systems, and understanding structure and functions related to each body system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-101 Introduction to Radiology

9 hours


This course introduces students to the basic principles of radiology. Topics include components and function of the x-ray machine, the formation of x-ray beams, and radiation safety. Students learn to assist the Animal Health Technician or Veterinarian in producing a radiograph and image through digital, automatic processor, or dip tank technology.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANT-151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

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


This course is an introduction to the sub-fields of anthropology: physical anthropology and archaeology. Through readings and audio-visual material, the origins and development of humans and their cultures are explored, including the development of the civilizations of the Old and New World.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090, or Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, or placement testing.

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AQT-105 Shellfish and Algal Production

3 credits


This course provides an overview of the production approaches used in the shellfish aquaculture sector. Topics include seed transport, juvenile rearing systems (e.g., Floating Upweller System (FLUPSY) design and function), production systems (raft, longlines, beach), containment structures (nets, trays), farm siting, production planning, growing water and product quality monitoring and husbandry protocols such as grading, tumbling, beach hardening, predator protection, and gear fouling management. In addition, system maintenanc is covered, including anchoring, materials use/life cycle, and other Standard Operating Protocols (SOP's)will be reviewed. Algal production of seaweeds and microalgae will be discussed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician Certificate program.

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AQT-115 Aquaculture Health & Safety

3 credits


Students will be introduced to the specifics of aquaculture safe workplace practices and systems. The purpose and correct methodology behind hazard recognition and emergency preparedness will be explored as well as information relating to personal protective equipment requirements and specifications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician Certificate program.

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AQT-202 Aquaculture Equipment and Facility Maintenance

3 credits


This course will introduce students to the operation and maintenance of aquaculture facilities and equipment. This course also includes technical mathematical skills and use of MS Excel as applied to physical, chemical and biological aspects of the daily operations in an aquaculture farm site. Basic concepts in aquaculture engineering will be introduced as related to operations and management of specific hatchery facilities and farm sites such as basic systems including electrical, plumbing, water supply, drainage, aeration, and recirculating aquaculture systems. Knowledge and skills on the use of "Fishtalk" and "AquaManager" for data entry and analysis of data in the day to day farm site operations will be introduced. Aquaculture safety and health will be reviewed and student will gain hands on experience with operation and maintenance of equipment used at aquaculture facilities.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Aquaculture Technician Diploma program.

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ARTS-5121 Printmaking - Open Studio


Open Studio in Printmaking will be held for six weeks. This is non-instructional course for current and former students to have access to the Printmaking studio and equipment. Printmaking: Open studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art and Design printmaking courses. A limited amount of materials are included. Students will be required to provide all of their own paper. Screens, registration pins, etching and woodblock tools can be rented through Fine Arts Department. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Students must have successfully completed FIN 115 in order to register for the open studio.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful Completion of FIN 115.

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ARTS-5122 Ceramics - Open Studio


Open Studio in ceramics will be held for six weeks. This is a non-instructional course for current and former students to have access to the ceramics studio and equipment. Ceramics: Open studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art and Design Ceramic courses. A limited amount of materials are included. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Student must have successfully completed FIN 135 in order to register for the open studio.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of FIN 135.

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ARTS-5123 Darkroom - Open Studio


Open Studio in Darkroom is a six week non-instructional program for current and former students to have access to darkroom equipment. Darkroom: Open Studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art & Design photography courses. Students are required to provide all of their own paper, film and negataive sleeves. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Students must have successfully completed FIN 145 in order to register for the open studio.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of FIN 145.

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ASM-101 Regulation, Documentation & Technical Information

22 hours


This provides an introduction to the terminology used in Aircraft Structures Repair (sheet metal) and to the Regulations, Documentation and Technical information used in the control of structural repair of aircraft.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Structures Technician Program

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ASM-102 Structural Materials & Heat Treatment

32 hours


This course provides an introduction to the technology of materials. Content includes the chemical and physical nature of matter, the types of materials used in aircraft structures and their identification, and how to evaluate their condition. Also included is an introduction to treatments of metals including heat treatment, annealing and hardening.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Structures Technician Program

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ASM-105 Standard & Special Fastener Identification & Installation

66.5 hours


The correct use of fasteners is fundamental to the work of aircraft structural repair. During this course students will learn about the types of fasteners used in aircraft construction, to prepare materials for the installation of a range of fasteners, and to correctly install fasteners.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Structures Technician Program

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ASM-110 Composite Repairs & Fabrication

78 hours


Composite materials are used extensively in modern aircraft. During this course you will learn to safely manufacture and repair composite structures and components. Activities include the construction of moulds and completing repairs using a variety of composite materials.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Structures Technician Program

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ASM-114 Thermoplastics

30 hours


During this course you will learn about the thermoplastic materials used in aircraft, and how to identify, select, store, handle, form and repair these materials.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Structures Technician Program

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ASM-125 Strd & Spcl Fastnrs- ID & Installations

27 hours


The correct use of fasteners is fundamental to the work of aircraft structural repair. During this course students will learn about the types of fasteners used in aircraft construction, to prepare materials for the installation of a range of fasteners, and to correctly install fasteners.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician Program

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BIO-060 Concepts in Biology I (Inhabiting the Human Body)

3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab, online, or distance (D) with attendance at a Campus Lab is required.


An introduction to biological science containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12. This course covers scientific methods and principles, cell biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 11, ENG 052. English 12 is highly recommended. It is also recommended students have CHE 051 or Chemistry 11, although this is not required.
  • Take BIO-060L

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BIO-110 Concepts of Biology I (Inhabiting the Human Body)

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course, containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12 and meeting the same requirements of BIO 060, is designed for non-science majors who require a science elective, or science students without the necessary prerequisites for BIO 102/BIO 103 and/ or BIO 160/161. Topics include an introduction to concepts in cell biology beginning with basic concepts in chemistry, cell structure, cell energetics, cell division and genetics. The last part of the course will focus on human anatomy and physiology. Throughout the course the connection between topics covered and human health will be emphasized.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 11, ENG 052 or placement testing. English 12 highly recommended. It is also recommended students have CHE 051 or Chemistrty 11, although this is not required.
  • Take BIO 110L

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BIO-170 Foundations of Ethnobotany

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


Foundations of Ethnobotany provides students with a broad survey of the major areas of study within the discipline of ethnobotany. Topics include: folk taxonomy, plant identification and ecology, origins of agriculture, traditional foodways, phytomedicinals, fibre technologies, and plants and community. Global indigenous experiences will be used to illustrate course material and when possible, examples from Pacific Northwest cultures will be included. The laboratory component of this course illustrates and further explores lecture topics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL-090, or placement testing.
  • Take BIO-170L

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BIO-202 Principles of Genetics

3 hours lecture + 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits(may be offered in alternate years)


A study of the principles and mechanisms of inheritance, including an analysis of transmission genetics, the nature and function of the genetic material, molecular genetics and population genetics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 102 and BIO 103.
  • C in CHE 110 and CHE 111.

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BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance

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


This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment.

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BUS-211 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course studies accounting from the viewpoint of the manager as a decision-maker. The emphasis is on analysis of accounting theory and the means available to the manager to use accounting information for planning and control of business activities. Balance sheet accounts are explored in further detail and disclosure requirements are dealt with.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 200 or BUS 113.

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BUS-290 Management Information Systems

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the use of information and the role of information technology within organizations. Topics include: evaluation of organizations and the use of information technology; computer communications and basic conversational capacity with computer systems; designing information systems; problem analysis; office and professional work system administration; ethical and organizational issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 & BUS 170 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-340 Leadership

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will consider the importance of high quality leadership and review evolving theory, practice and skill development in connection with this important topic. Topics will include leadership traits, behaviours and the situational aspects of leadership as well as self-leadership, team leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, crisis leadership, inter-cultural leadership, servant and authentic leadership and leadership abuse and ethics, among others. Students will be provided opportunities to reflect on their leadership philosophy and plans and related skill development in areas such as communication and emotional intelligence, as well as the opportunity to explore leadership from an experiential perspective.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of 30 academic credits

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BUS-362 Market Research

3 hour lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is about providing quality information upon which managers can act. Market research is the set of tools that have been developed to allow managers to collect and analyze information, primarily information about customers. This course is designed for people who will be using rather than for those who will be specializing in market research. However, for someone to be an intelligent user of market research, he or she needs a solid general understanding of market research techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 162 and STA 115 or MAT 115.

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CAMP-MDSC Mad Scientist Youth Camp


Campers, strap on your safety goggles and prepare to partake in hands on experiments and laboratory demonstrations in this week long camp! Children (ages 10 to 13) can join this camp to expand on their knowledge of the wacky world of science! Campers will explore optics in physics, forces/strength of material in engineering, gooey reactions in chemistry, wonders of life in biology and the basics of coding. A good time will be had by all!


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CED-061 Career and Educational Planning Support

48 hours per year


This course provides support to students with disabilities in order to facilitate success in their chosen field of study. Students may have access to technical aids, financial support, transition services, agency liaison, tutorial and attendant care, taped materials, exam invigilation, and other specialized accommodations as required and when available funding allows.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Must be a student with a documented disability

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CFH-103 Documentation, Codes & Drawings

105 hours


This course provides an introduction to regulatory requirements and standards specific to the construction of wood-frame housing in Canada. To perform the work of a carpenter trades professionals are required to read and understand construction drawings. During this course students will learn to interpret construction drawings, sketch, extract information from drawings, work with building codes, and government bylaws, and will be introduced to the purpose and expectations concerning all inspections required during the construction of a house.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program

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CFH-106 Footing & Wall Forming

90 hours


The course encompasses identifying and selecting concrete types, materials, additives and treatments; selecting concrete forming systems; building footings and vertical framework. Students will build slab-on grade forms and suspended slab forms, install reinforcement and embedded items and place and finish concrete.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program

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CFH-107 Residential Framing

309 hours


During this course students learn theory and applied techniques of wood framing systems and industry recommended materials used in residential construction. Instruction encompasses the application of building floors and their supporting systems, walls and partitions, ceiling joists, gable and hip roofs, and stairs, while meeting the standards of the BC Building Code.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program

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CFW-104 Forest Ecology 1

4 credits


This course provides an introduction to forest ecology. Emphasis will be given to tree and flora identification, BC's Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC), and wildlife habitat management. In this course students will explore how climate, geography, water and soils influence the forest ecosystem's form and function.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Worker Certificate program

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CHE-051 College Preparatory Chemistry I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, or distance with attendance at campus labs required 3 credits


College Preparatory Chemistry I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of Grade 11 Chemistry. The content of the course includes: nature of matter, mole concept, chemical reactions, atomic theory, solution chemistry and organic chemistry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Math 10, Foundations of Math and Precalculus 10 or MAT 034.
  • Take CHE-051L

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CHE-200 Organic Chemistry I

3 hours lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


Organic Chemistry I and II are second-year chemistry courses. Organic Chemistry I, CHE 200, is the first of two Organic Chemistry courses. Topics includes structure, bonding and reactivity in alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; stereochemistry; substitutions and eliminations of alkyl halides; and spectroscopy of IR and NMR. Laboratory work illustrates material learned in lectures and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE-111
  • Take CHE-200L;

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CHE-201 Organic Chemistry II

3 hour lecture + 4 hour lab, 4 credits


This is the second of the Organic Chemistry courses. CHE 201 includes structure, bonding and reactivity in alcohols, ethers and epoxides, ketones and aldehydes, aromatic compounds and amines, carboxylic acids and derivatives; functional group transformations in organic synthesis; carbohydrates and amino acids. Laboratory work illustrates material learned in lectures and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in CHE 200
  • Take CHE-201L

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CHN-101 Introduction to Chinese 1

3 Hours lecture, 1 Hour Lab, 3 credits


This is a Chinese language course designed for beginners. Chinese pronunciation and phonetic system, as well as approximately 200 Chinese characters in Simplified form will be introduced in this course. Students will engage in basic daily conversations such as self-introduction and making phone calls, and be able to write short notes in Chinese at the end of the semester. Students will also explore contemporary culture through "Culture Notes" in each lesson.


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CHN-102 Introduction to Chinese 2

3 Hours lecture, 1Hour lab, 3 credits


This is the second course of introductory Chinese designed for beginning learners. More Chinese expressions and grammar, as well as approximately 200 Chinese characters in simplified form will be introduced in this course. Students will be able to engage in conversations on various topics and write longer paragraphs in Chinese by the end of the semester. Students will also explore traditional and contemporary culture through "Culture Notes" in each lesson.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CHN 101 or equivalent

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CPS-101 Computer Programming II

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course continues with the techniques and tools introduced in CPS 100 for development and maintenance of software systems and documentation. The main emphasis is on classic structures and basic algorithms in the object-oriented programming paradigm. The introduced object-oriented data structures include strings, vectors, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Several searching and sorting algorithms are introduced in the context of applicable data structures. Topics also include data abstraction, information hiding, encapsulation, layers of abstractions, program design, separate compilations, component re-use, software libraries, and techniques for development of professional quality software components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CPS 100 Minimum Grade C

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CPS-104 Introduction to Computer Science

3 hours lecture + 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course introduces Computer Science and its applications. Topics include hardware and software design including logic design, basic computer organization and system software; programming paradigms; external storage, sequential file processing and elementary relational databases; networks and electronic information services; artificial intelligence; ethical and societal considerations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11; or assessment.
  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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CRF-107 Residential Framing

309 hours


During this course students learn theory and applied techniques of wood framing systems and industry recommended materials used in residential construction. Instruction encompasses the application of building floors and their supporting systems, walls and partitions, ceiling joists, gable and hip roofs, and stairs, while meeting the standards of the BC Building Code.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program

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CRM-241 Introduction to Corrections

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the development and operation of correctional systems in Canada. Topics include the history of corrections, contemporary correctional institutions, relationships between inmates and staff, case management and treatment, community-based corrections, and life after prison.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or assessment.

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CTQ-150 Carpentry Inter-Provincial Trade Qual.

60 hours lecture/lab


Are you doing all of the work of a Journey-person Carpenter but lack the 'ticket'? Join us for this 60 hour course that will delve into the fundamentals and explain the theoretical concepts and practices of the trade. This course will assist carpenters that meet the ITA's criteria to challenge the Certificate of Qualification examination in the trade of Carpenter. The course covers trade mathematics, tools and safety, blueprint reading, layout, materials, formwork and foundations, framing, roof framing, residential standards and finishing. Candidates to challenge the examination require documentation of at least 9,720 hours working in the trade. Details of the ITA's challenge process and its requirements can be found at http://www.itabc.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=1837. It is time to put your Red Seal on display!


Prerequisite(s):

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ECC-125 The Learning Child - Part II - Planning for Play & the Environment

90 hours hands-on experience + lecture, 6 credits


Part II of this course will expand on the development of responsive physical environments taking into account all the elements that contribute to a positive learning environment for young children. Students will apply knowledge of cognitive development by designing and implementing curriculum ideas around math, music and movement, and social studies. Students will incorporate all aspects of curriculum planning with the actual designing of play spaces for all children.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ECC 124 Minimum Grade C

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EFH-103 Applied Mathematics and Sciences for the Electrical Trade

34 hours lecture, 5 hours shop


This course encompasses a review of algebra and trigonometry, with and without calculators, as it pertains to electrical applications. The curriculum is presented in the context of electrical applications in the field and are required of industry. In addition, instruction encompasses an introduction to the basic properties of thermal energy including heat transfer in solids, liquids and gases with the goal of performing heat loss calculations in residential buildings in order to size electric heating.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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ELC-090 Technical Mathematics

20 hours Lecture, 25 hours Lab


Students will review high school math as it applies to the courses in the Electronics Technician Program. Topics include basic arithmetic and algebra, number systems, complex numbers, linear and quadratic equations, determinants, graphing, trigonometry and logarithms. The principle emphasis is on problem solving using an electronic calculator. All example problems used are typical of those encountered in the study of electronics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician Core Program

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ELC-220 Autocad for Technicians

Lecture/Computer lab


Students will also learn the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical; the most widely used computer aided drafting program in industry. They will be able to use CAD to prepare schematic layouts, circuit and instrument diagrams, bill of material, and to import/export graphics files. This course is 90% CAD lab, 42 hours of immersion in AutoCAD and 19 hours developing CAD drawings as a component of other courses within the program.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None, High School Drafting recommended and familiarity with MS Windows applications and computers is strongly recommended.

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ELC-250 Fluid Power Controls

15 hours lecture, 45 hours lab


Students will examine typical electronic controls used to position pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders found in many mechanical processes. The basics of cylinder and valve operation will be covered. Topics will include actuators, servo valves, for both pressure and position, and an Electro-pneumatic Automation Station.


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ELE-101 Electrical Trade Mathematics

60 hours


Students will review the curriculum taught in secondary school from grade 8 levels to algebra and trigonometry with and without calculators. The curriculum is presented in the context of electrical applications. Many of the symbols, formulae and concepts introduced are found in later courses in the electrical program.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrical Entry Program

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ENG-013 Fundamental English Level I

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-014 Fundamental English Level 2

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-015 Fundamental English Level 3

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. After completing English 015, students will enroll in Fundamental English 025. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-166 Effective Organizational Communications

3 credits


ENG 166 focuses on the oral and written communication skills required to function in administrator and leadership positions within Aboriginal organizations and communities. Students will examine and practice the writing process in various capacities specific, but not always limited, to Aboriginal organizations, including email etiquette, minute-taking, briefing notes, and professional letter writing. Students will also learn reporting processes, both written and electronic, with a particular focus in INAC and other provincial and national Aboriginal funding organizations. Finally, students will gain research skills necessary to access and apply to funding sources, and to write formal reports that will include a proposal, executive summary, and formal report with appropriate APA formatting and references. Students may not receive credit for ENG 166 if they have successfully completed ENG 160.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Aborginal Leadership Certificate, or C in ENG 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with bandscores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENR-101 Introduction to Engineering II

2 hours lecture, 2 credits


As part of the Engineering Foundations Certificate, this course will include practical engineering design skills and practice, including computer aided design and manufacture, rapid prototyping using a variety of materials and fasterners, electronics testing and troubleshooting. The course will include a major design project which will include a microcontroller, with sensors, actuators and fabricated parts to perform an assigned task (in teams of 3 or 4).


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ENR 100

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ENR-151 Engineering Graphics with CAD

3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course is intended for students in first-year engineering. The course covers the fundamentals of orthographic projection, technical sketching, schematic diagrams, engineering graphic standards and conventions, computer representation of data and problem solving with engineering graphical techniques. Drafting is taught through sketched assignments and assignments performed on computer using CAD software.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in MAT 133 and PHY 120
  • Take ENR-151L

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ESL-062 Advanced Reading & Writing

8.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4 credits


This highly interactive reading and writing course is of interest to students who wish to enhance their academic English reading and writing skills in preparation for further education and training at NIC. One focus is the development of clear, grammatically accurate and effective written expression for a variety of academic contexts, including transactional letters, paragraphs, and short essays. To this end, points of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, style, and format will be studied, with special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students at the advanced level. The second focus of this course is the development of reading, academic, and lexical skills through the study of authentic texts, focused vocabulary work, and an introduction to paraphrasing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IELTS 5.0 or Assessment by ESL Department

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ESL-065 Advanced Listening & Speaking

8.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4 credits


This highly interactive listening and speaking course is of interest to students who wish to enhance their academic English listening and speaking skills in preparation for further education and training at NIC. One focus is the development of clear, grammatically accurate and fluent spoken expression for a variety of academic contexts, including group work, class discussions, oral presentations, and role-plays. To this end, points of sentence structure and grammar will be studied, with special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students at the advanced level. In addition, students will improve their pronunciation by learning and practicing the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. The second focus of this course is the development of listening and comprehension skills for a variety of contexts, including academic lectures and interviews. Students are encouraged to draw on their personal experience and the information provided through listening materials and/or basic research to discuss and analyze a variety of current and relevant themes. Students will increase their lexical skills and use/comprehension of idiomatic language in addition to gaining academic skills such as note-taking, critical thinking, and basic research skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IELTS 5.0 or Assessment by ESL Department

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ESL-092 Coll/Univ Prep Reading & Writing

8.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4 credits


This highly interactive reading and writing course is of interest to students who can already communicate quite comfortably in English but wish to further refine their academic English reading and writing skills to the level required for entry into further education and training at NIC. One focus is the further development of clear, grammatically accurate and effective written expression for a variety of academic contexts, including summaries, longer essays, written responses, and guided research-based writing. To this end, points of increasingly complex sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, style, and format will be studied, with special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students at the college-entrance level. The second focus of this course is the development of higher level reading and lexical skills through the study of longer authentic texts and focused vocabulary work. Academic skills such as note-taking, summarizing, and reference/citation will also be covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IELTS 5.5 or Assessment by ESL Department or C+ in ESL 062

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ESL-095 Coll/Univ Prep Listening & Speaking

8.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4 credits


This highly interactive listening and speaking course is of interest to students who can already communicate quite comfortably in English but wish to further refine their academic English listening and speaking skills to the level required for entry into further education and training at NIC. One focus is the further development of clear, grammatically accurate and fluent spoken expression for a variety of academic contexts, including group work, class discussions, formal presentations, debates, and role-plays. To this end, points of increasingly complex sentence structure and grammar will be studied, with special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students at the college-entrance level. In addition, students will further refine their pronunciation by learning and practicing higher-level sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. The second focus of this course is the further improvement of listening and comprehension skills for a variety of contexts, including longer, more complex academic lectures. Students are encouraged to draw on their personal experience and the information provided through listening materials and/or research to effectively discuss and analyze, at some length, a variety of current and relevant themes. Students will further increase their lexical skills and use/comprehension of idiomatic language in addition to honing academic skills such as note-taking, critical thinking, research, and formal presentation skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IELTS 5.5 or Assessement by ESL Department or C+ in ESL 065

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FAC-011 Blood Pressure Monitoring

2.5 hours


This course is designed to educate the students with crucial information on translating blood pressure numbers and how to physically use stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and machines.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 16 years of age before course starts

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FAC-055 Psychological First Aid


This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. 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 18 years of age (recommended)

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FBR-101 Trade Math Problems

40 hours


During this course you will learn to apply math to solve problems as they relate to the metal fabrication trade.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program

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FBR-106 Blueprint Reading

30 hours


This course is designed to teach student how to read blueprints of varying types with the intent to fabricate the object or objects that are on the blueprint and to develop a necessary bill of materials and/or cut list and the need for item numbers and their application. The interpretation of standard welding symbols is also a part of this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program

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FBR-107 Material Handling Equipment

10 hours


This course is designed to teach the reason for correct material handling procedures and methods, also to operate material handling equipment. Students will learn how to calculate mass for safe lifting; and load carrying capacity of rope, chains, cable and synthetic slings. This course also teaches safe rigging and disconnecting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program

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FBR-111 Projects

386 hours


This course is designed to apply common fitting practices used in the metal fabrication industry. Students will fabricate a project that will allow them to apply knowledge and develop fitting skills, as well as, reinforce material learned in the previous courses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program

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FIN-100 Introduction to Art History and Visual

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the history of art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II / FIN 101, this course explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 098, ENG-096, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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FIN-101 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of the introduction to the history of art that began with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I / FIN 100. This course serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. It explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time-period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 100

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FIN-110 Drawing & 2-DIMENSIONAL Language I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making, it introduces methods, material and concepts particular to the medium of drawing and visual language. The intention of this course is to provide students with foundational skills and artistic vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves in the medium of drawing. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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FIN-111 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to expand on materials, methods, concepts and drawing techniques introduced in FIN 110. Students develop their visual vocabulary and drawing skills by experimenting with various media to investigate: observational, figurative, illusionistic space, and conceptual drawing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C

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FIN-115 Introduction to Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course will introduce students to the printmaking processes of relief, etching, and screen print. Technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of each process will be explored through the production of hand-made prints. Students will learn safe studio practices and responsible use of materials, tools and studio equipment. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop a personal and expressive response to printmaking processes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C

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FIN-130 Fdn Studio in 3 Dimensnl Art & Design

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits


This foundation studio art course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Students are familiarized with the technical, material and conceptual frameworks and approaches to three-dimensional structures. Elements and principals, processes and vocabulary of three-dimensional art and design are introduced through a variety of studio projects. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st century art and design practices.


Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 (may be taken as a co-requisite).

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FIN-131 Fnd Studio in 3D Objects & Space

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits


This foundation course expands upon 3-D art and design fundamentals explored in FIN130 Foundation Studio in 3-Dimensional Art and Design. Through hands-on studio projects, students explore a variety of material processes and expressive potential related to objects and space. Formal elements and principals of art and design provide framework for production. Projects are informed by research, readings, presentations and critiques; historical and contemporary three-dimensional art and design contextualize the studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 130

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FIN-140 Creative Processes

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course explores the creative process of the artist, how to develop conceptual subject matter and experiment with materials and processes in the studio. It is an introduction to the important principles and philosophies of contemporary art. Students will learn to take responsibility for their own creative responses and channel the creative process from conception to realization.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples or NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or English assessment.

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FIN-201 Video + Sound 2

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits


This project-oriented course introduces the student to media arts practice through an exploration of video, sound and expanded media production such as animation, physical computing and installation art. Technical principles combined with experimentation, critical discourse and exposure to diverse media practices support the production of student projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples, or NIC ENG 096, 098, ESL 090 or English assessment.

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FIN-215 Intaglio Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an in-depth investigation of the materials and techniques related to intaglio printmaking including, dry-point, etching, collograph and monotype. Multi-colour printing, chin colle, mixed media and experimental approaches are explored. Assigned and self-directed projects, demonstrations, class discussion and critiques encourage student's artistic development and expression of contemporary ideas in print form.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 115

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FIN-220 Painting Intermediate 1

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course develops awareness in relation to issues in Contemporary Painting. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Emphasis will be on students' individual development and on enhancing technical skills, thematic development and personal expression. Course projects serve as an opportunity for students to engage in research, experimentation, consultation and production. An emphasis will be put on process, analysis, and ability to expand and resolve artistic problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 121

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FIN-221 Painting Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of FIN 220, concepts of visual language and critical inquiry are used to investigate the discipline of painting. Through exploration and experimentation students will develop individualized approaches to technical, formal and conceptual painting. Emphasis will be on painting as a process to develop thematic imagery and personal expression.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 220.

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FIN-230 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the diverse technical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture. Assignment-based studio explorations in sculpture support material interests and the development of traditional and experimental practices. To develop their studio practice, students express their intentions, document and reflect on their concepts and processes. Class dialogue, presentations and research inform their studio projects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 131

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FIN-245 Photography Intermediate II

4 hours, includes lecture + lab 3 credits


This course will serve to expand technical and conceptual skills in photography as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. Students will use photographic equipment, materials and processes in the production of black & white photographic imagery. Experimental approaches to the photographic medium, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 145

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FIN-250 Modern Art History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is an examination of the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and considers their effects on the development of modern art. Course material integrates methodologies of critical cultural theory as a form of analysis to explore the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place and that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN 101

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FIN-292 Directed Independent Study: Drawing

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of drawing an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in drawing: portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, research, drawing as a finished product, and material experimentation. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in FIN 110 & FIN 111 and FIN 210 & FIN 211, and instructor permission

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FIN-293 Directed Independent Study: Painting

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of painting an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in painting: alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in FIN 120 & FIN 121 and FIN 220 & 221, and instructor permission

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FIN-294 Directed Independent Study: Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of printmaking an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in printmaking: studio administration, alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in FIN 115, FIN 215, and FIN 217, and instructor permission

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FIN-297 Directed Independent Study: Sculpture

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student who has already completed 12 credits of 3D and Sculpture an opportunity to investigate several areas in sculpture: alternative forms or materials, portfolio or exhibition preparation, or research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in FIN 130, FIN 131, FIN 230 and FIN 231, and Instructor permission

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FIN-298 Directed Independent Study: Mixed Media

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student an opportunity to make use of more than one medium. This course is for students who have successfully completed 12 credits in studio courses. Students will have an opportunity to investigate one of several areas: alternate forms and materials, portfolio or exhibition, preparation and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 12 studio courses and instructor permission

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FIN-335 Clay Technology 1

16 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time


In this course, students will study and test the different characteristics of the major types of clay, and learn how to blend them together to create clay bodies for various firing temperatures. We will cover the different materials that can be added to increase plasticity, lower or raise firing temperature, and improve glaze fit. Focusing on higher temperature clay bodies, this course will tie in with work being produced in FIN 330, FIN 340, FIN 345 and FIN 346.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program

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FIN-337 Clay Technology III

1 credit


In this course students will study how to modify clay bodies to mature at mid-range temperatures, such as cone 6. Topics covered will include earthenware bodies, both terra cotta and white talc, as well as vitreous ware. Colourant for clay and decorative applications will be covered, as well as terra sigillata.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of FIN-336.

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FIN-345 Kilns and Firing Technology i

2 credits


This course will cover the evolution of kiln design from ancient to contemporary and the advantages of different types of kilns. We will cover refractory materials available and strengths and weaknesses of each, and construction techniques for gas and wood fired kilns. Topics also included will be comparative fuel economy of electricity, gas and wood, and commercially built kilns compared with artist-built kilns


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program.

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FIN-366 Glaze Sciences I

1 credit


In this course we will study the many different minerals and metallic oxides that go into glazes, and the role each can play. Topics covered will include material comparison tests, line blends, triaxial blends, flux variations to raise or lower melting temperature, colour possibilities with different metals, and creating shiny, satin or matte surfaces. The emphasis will be on high temperature glazes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program

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FIN-367 Glaze Sciences 2

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time


This course will build upon FIN 366 and will focus on mid range and low temperature glazes. Topics covered will include the different balance of materials needed for lowering melting temperatures, colours possibilities with different metals, and creating shiny, satin or matte surfaces. Glaze calculation software will be covered, and colour development explored.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program

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FIN-368 Glaze Sciences 3

20 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time


This course will build on FIN 367 and tie in with FIN 370. The course will further explore glaze calculation software and its usefulness in material substitutions, glaze recipe organization, and batch pricing. Emphasis will be placed on colour development and each student will create a personal pallet of glazes, and begin to specialize on a firing technique.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program

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FIN-737 Digital Imaging I

3 credits


This course will cover the manipulation and enhancement of photographic images using industry standard image processing software and plug-ins. Digital file formats, capture, importing and cataloguing will also be covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FLM-011 Motion Picture Industry Orientation


THis course was designed to introduce the position of PA and give an extensive overview. It will cover types of PA's and what their various job duties include from both the Assistant Director's and the Location Department's point of view. An instructor from each of these departments will be in class at all times. In addition to the knowledge necessary to work as a Production Assistant the course will include information on the preparation of a resume and the interview process as well as tips on how to get and keep a job as a PA.


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FLM-018 Carpentry & Set Construction


This course provides an introduction to the role of the carpentry and set construction crew who are responsible for the design, construction and take down of each set with the scope and scale varying from quaint scenes to grand sets involving the reproduction of court buildings, restaurants, spaceships, houses, elaborate staircases, ships, outdoor structures and more. The course encompasses the essentials of safety; communications and key terminology; interdepartmental relations and protocols; roles and expectations; specialty tool requirements; the unique attributes of set construction materials and handling; and the fundamentals of set planning, design, construction and take down.


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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.


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FNS-160 First Nations Education: Traditional and Contemporary

3 credits


First Nations Studies 160: First Nations Traditional and Contemporary Education was developed by North Island College to meet the needs and demands for a culturally relevant First Nations course about education with credits that transfer to other post secondary institutions. In the context of the Human Service Worker Teaching Assistant Certificate program this course will provide core content about aboriginal education, which permits students to explore and critically examine traditional, historical and contemporary ideas, processes, development, and issues in the field in which they practice. First Nations Studies 160 is designed to address historical and contemporary issues that include First Nations perspectives about the content and process of education. This is facilitated by using and reflecting on First Nations teaching and learning techniques and bringing First Nations voices into the discussions and lectures through text, audio-visual resources and visitors. Instruction is based in a dialogical approach that permits students to use their knowledge in interaction with the instructor about the readings, videos, and presentations they experience. The class format will be a seminar/talking circle in which the instructor serves as a facilitator to mediate dialogue and manage curricular progression. The format will include group work and cooperative learning activities that includes orientation to WEBCT, the Internet, oral and textual resources for networking, research and knowledge production. First Nations Studies is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or equivalent articulated BC College course, as pre- or co-requisite; or placement testing.

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FOR-125 Intro Timber Cruising, Grading & Scaling


This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of timber cruising concepts, practical and applied measurement techniques and field applications. Instruction also includes options and methods of obtaining information, discussion of cruising methodologies, including fixed area plot measurement and point sampling. Students will be introduced to basic Log Scaling rules and the use of specific tools in this field.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.

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GENI-1525 Mastering Watercolours: Flowing With the Medium!


Once you've finished an introductory course in Watercolours, where do you go next/from here? THIS course! You'll get lots of practice and review in watercolour techniques and when to use them. We'll go In-depth with ideas about how plan your painting, while encouraging the freedom and looseness in your style that watercolours allow for! We will paint watercolours which incorporate new techniques and skills, viewing examples of art that contain the style and watching demonstrations to gain an understanding of the process. Then we will use it in the creation of your own paintings! Watercolour methods we include are the use of transparent and opaque colours, glazing areas, blending of edges, use of textured paper for effect, different brushstrokes, wet in wet techniques, washes, and ink with watercolour, As we progress in the course, you may bring in subject matter of your own choosing and get guidance and pointers to help you in creating your work, including the composition, and planning and choice and mastery of techniques.


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GENI-3082 Public Speaking: Transform Nerves & Speak With Power


This workshop teaches practical skills to shift nervous thinking into present moment engagement, access vocal power and range, communicate with clear intention, bring language to life, and speak to the hearts of your listeners. It combines information-packed content with opportunity for practice and 1-1 coaching within an encouraging learning environment that honors individual learning styles, preferences, and comfort zones.


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GEO-111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

Distance (D), 3 credits


This course focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. It provides an introduction to how the biosphere functions, examines the impacts of human activities and resource exploitation on the environment, and considers the potential for a sustainable society. Topics covered include; energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and dynamics, climate change, water resources, marine resources, biodiversity loss, protected areas and endangered species, human population growth, ecological footprint analysis, and environmental world-views.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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GEO-205 Geography of British Columbia

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


GEO 205 explores the physical and human landscapes that are British Columbia. The course is a blend of the regional and wholistic systems approaches to the relationships between physiography, climate, resources and people. Basic geomorphology, natural hazards and other constraints on land use in British Columbia are examined.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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GEO-214 Biogeography

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the changes in the geographic distribution patterns of plants and animals over geologic time. The attributes of the life layer involved in these shifting relationships are investigated from the geographic perspective. Sampling concepts, methods and tools of analysis are introduced. Some of the topics covered are: the basics of a functioning life layer, feedback in natural systems, disturbance and succession, interpreting distribution patterns, changing continents and climate, colonization, dispersal and invasion, genetic modification, extinctions, conservation and conservation planning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • GEO 105 or GEO 106 or GEO 111 Minimum Grade C

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GEO-215 Society and the Environment

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Global, national and regional perspectives on current environmental issues are the subject matter of this course. The social perspectives and rationale for the study of the natural and human environments are introduced. Topics include human effects on land and ocean environments, living natural communities, the human environment, the character of civilizations and planet management. A wholistic systems approach is used in examining the broad range of topics and issues involved. The academic and practical skills emphasized in the course include various types of research, oral communications and an awareness of and appreciation for a range of views on controversial issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Any first year GEO Course Minimum grade C

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GEO-220 Intro to Climate Change: Human And Ecological Dimensions


This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives. Some key areas of focus include climate science, vulnerability of human and ecological systems, observed and projected impacts, climate change adaptation and mitigation, policy debates, and current and future challenges.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or assessment.

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HIS-220 War, Memory, Myth and History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


"Since wars begin in the minds of men," reads the UNESCO charter, "it is in the minds of men that we have to erect the ramparts of peace." This course explores how humans have struggled to understand, memorialize, and learn from war. Although the course uses a comparative thematic approach, there is a heavy emphasis upon twentieth-century wars, since this will both provide focus and allow us to probe the politicized relationship between lived memory and history. "War," notes the journalist Chris Hedges, "is a force that gives us meaning." This course will use monuments, memorials, museums, myths, paintings, photographs, weapons, flags, cartoons, family stories, novels, and movies as sources for thinking about the ways in which war is remembered and defined.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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HMC-102 Process Technical Information

7 Hours Lecture, 5 Hours shop


Introduction to record keeping, report writing and using various resources to source information such as parts and servicing documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Acceptance into the Heavy Mechanical Foundation program

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HRT-010 CPR Level A with AED

4 hours


This course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults. Topics include choking, airway and breathing emergencies, prevention of disease transmission, Automated External Defibrillation (AED).


Prerequisite(s):

  • 16 years of age before course starts

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HRT-011 CPR Level C with AED

6 hours


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):

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HRT-025 Automated External Defibrillator - AED

4 hours


This course is designed to teach the general public and first aid attendants how to use an automated External Defibrillator (AED). Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum of 16 years of age. Must have current CPR or Occupational First Aid certification.

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HSW-130 Ed Assist in Cross-Cultural Classroom

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools, including working with diverse cultures. The roles of Education Assistants in the schools, and their relationships with other professional groups, parents and the local community are covered through various methods, Indigenous ways of knowing and an understanding of differing world views are woven throughout the academic material.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate- Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program. C in HSW 131, HSW 132, HSW 164, FNS 160, ENG 115 or ENG 116, and PSY 250.
  • Corequisites: HSW 166, HSW 137, HSW 170, PSY 251

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HSW-132 Cross-Cultural Social Analysis

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


HSW 132 is designed to investigate Indigenous perspectives on social issues at the local, national, and global levels. This course introduces students to a wide range of social issues, starting with the student's own experiences with social justice and cultural awareness. Using critical thinking and a participatory approach, learners will analyze the historical, political and social factors affecting the issues discussed. An Indigenous lens will be utilized through the use of guest speakers, videos, and supplementary material. Group works and cooperative learning activities will be used. This course is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program

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HSW-136 Holistic Health And Well BeingPLA

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course is designed to examine and incorporate holistic perspectives in the health of both clients and caregivers. Topics will include self-care and awareness, trauma-informed care and ethical and legal issues related to health care. It will also provide instruction in the basics of personal care for clients. Community resources for health information and support will be explored.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or assessment.

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HSW-166 Health Care Principles

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course gives an introduction to physical care planning with emphasis on developing physical care skills. Areas of study include basic anatomy and physiology of body systems, basic assessment and physical care skills, common health challenges among persons with physical disabilities, nutrition and food handling, body mechanics. Ethics and legal issues related to health care will also be explored. Community resources for health information and support will be introduced.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses

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HUC-101 Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology

72 hrs lecture, 2.5 credits


Acquire a medical terminology vocabulary related to body systems necessary to communicate information in a medical office or hospital environment. Learn and practice the principles of medical words formation, including the basic rules of building medical words, identifying suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms related to the structures and functions of the associated systems of the body.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

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HUC-103 Introduction to Pharmacology

30 hrs Lecture, 1 credit


This course discusses fundamental information Unit Clerks must know about medications. The main focus is on names and classifications of commonly used medications, the twenty-four hour clock, pharmacology vocabulary, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) and other references.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

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IMG-112 Typography

4 hours, lecture and studio time, 3 credits


Graphic design exists to enhance communication, and language (written or oral) is our primary means of communicating. This studio course develops aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills for visual communication problems in which type is the primary element. Historical reference gives context to the evolution of written communication. Students learn to relate the elements and principles of design to typography and projects facilitate students in identifying, classifying, and creating letter forms. Students will analyse form and content issues, typographic emphasis, composition, organization and clarification of information.


Prerequisite(s):

  • IMG 105 Minimum Grade C

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IMG-250 Applied JavaScript

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


Built on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first JavaScript course, this application driven course further explores the advanced features of JavaScript and its practical use in website and web application development. Topics may include special effects, Ajax applications, Web animations, and simple web game development.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in IMG 111

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JNY-100 Introduction to the Joinery Trade & Safety

23 hours


This course describes the Joinery trade, the role of the apprentice, and employer-employee relations. As well, safe work practices, fire prevention, safe material handling, and WorkSafeBC regulations are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-105 Identify Materials

125 hours


This course describes the materials and their applications in the Joinery Trade including solid wood, panel products, plastic laminates, glass, specialty materials, adhesives and hardware.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-140 Apply a Finish

23 hours


This course describes the tools, materials, and methods used to prepare and repair a wood surface for finishing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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KWA-098 Kwak`wala Intro to U`Mista Orthography

45 hrs lecture, 3 credits


The course will focus on introducing students to the U'mista orthography. Students will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and editing ability using the orthography to study content relating to contemporary and traditional worldview and activities of daily living. This course is intended to provide students with the ability to read and write Kwak'wala and foster their ability to access written and online resources to support their language acquisition outside of class. The units cover an introduction to the U'mista orthography, history of the development of the orthography, advantages of establishing an orthography, the 46 sounds of Kwak'wala, pronunciation, introduction to transcription, and grammatical structure. During the course, students will participate in online dialogues and be introduced to electronic resources that are advantageous for self-practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of KWA 096 or KWA 097

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LHC-121 Plant Science for Horticulture


Students will learn plant morphological characteristics, life cycles, and adaptations as they apply to plant identification, plant propagation, arboriculture and turf maintenance. Students will work with fresh and preserved plant material to learn how basic botany relates to landscaping and the use of ornamental plants.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program

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LIB-160 Culture, Comm & Global Citizenship

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore what it means to be both a human being and a global citizen within the context of complex intercultural interactions that are either face-to-face or in a virtual environment. Students will be challenged to reconsider their views on what is considered to be legitimate knowledge, "appropriate" ways of being and what it means to communicate well with others. Through critical reflection on historical and current world events, as well as their own values and beliefs, students will be encouraged to develop compassion and empathy for others, a greater appreciation for and understanding of diversity, and a curiosity about other ways of being.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English Frst Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or assessment.

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LOG-015 Coastal Log Scaling - Theory

Reserved for students of the Coastal Log Scaling program.


The program prepares the participant for the Ministry of Forests theoretical Coastal Log Scaling Examination. It includes familiarization with the industry, theory of log measurement, review of necessary math skills, use of scale sticks and recording scale sheets or slips, maintenance of equipment, identification of commercial log species and scaler safety.


Prerequisite(s):

  • The minimum age to acquire a Scaling License is 16 and student must be a Canadian resident. Students must complete the Customized Log Scaling Assessment.

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LOG-016 Coastal Log Scaling - Practical

Reserved for students of the Coastal Log Scaling program.


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • The minimum age to acquire a Scaling License is 16 and student must be a Canadian resident. Students must complete the Customized Log Scaling Assessment.

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MAT-017 Fundamental Math Level 1

3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system, addition and, subtraction of whole numbers, estimations, time, and shapes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • No Prerequisites Required.

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MAT-018 Fundamental Math Level 2

150 hours, 3 credit


This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system and how to add, subtract, and multiply. Students also learn how to make change, tell time, add and subtract units of time, and how to find the perimeter of square and rectangles.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 017 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-019 Fundamental Math Level 3

150 hours, 3 credit


This is a self-paced course that teaches students how to multiply and divide. Students also learn how to make change, and convert units of time by adding and subtracting. They are also introduced to the metric system and learn how to measure length, volume, and mass, as well as how to figure out the area of rectangles and squares.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 018 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-027 Fundamental Math Level 4

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, as well as how to use decimals in real life. Students also learn the metric system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 019 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-028 Fundamental Math Level 5

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches students common fractions and decimals, equivalent fractions, and how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract fractions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 027 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-029 Fundamental Math Level 6

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches students the basics of ratios, rates & proportion, percents, and introductory statistics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 028 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-033 Intermediate Mathematics I

3 credits


Intermediate Mathematics I is the first of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 033 consists of six modules, which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement and Perimeter, Area and Volume within six modules.


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 029 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-034 -Intermediate Mathematics II

3 credui


Intermediate Mathematics II is the second of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 034 consists of Polynomials, Factoring, Equations, Linear Equations and Graphing; Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notations; Trigonometery.


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 033 or mathematics skills assessment

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MAT-036 Intermediate Mathematics for Trades


Intermediate Mathematics for Trades is a course designed for students planning to enter trades programs such as Automotive Service Technician, Welding and Welding Fabrication, Plumbing and Piping, Carpentry, or Joinery/Cabinet Making. The goal is to instil and reinforce intermediate skills and knowledge in the area of applied math to enter trades training at the post-secondary level. Completion of the course would meet mathematical entrance skills for trades programs or MAT 046.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of MAT 025 or MAT 029 or NIC Math Assessment

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MAT-053 Advanced Mathematics

6.0 Hours Lecture, Distance (D), Continuous Entry or Online. 3 credits


Advanced Mathematics is the equivalent of B.C. Ministry of Education Principles of Mathematics 11. The content of MAT 053 includes: real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions and relations, quadratic equations and trigonometry(functions and solving right and oblique triangles).


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Principles of Math 10, Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 or MAT 034; or assessment. It is strongly recommended that a student consider assessment if prerequisite courses were completed more that five years ago.

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MAT-055 Foundations of Mathematics

3 credits


Foundations of Mathematics includes rates, systems of linear equations, quadratic functions, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, measurement, and logical reasoning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Principles of Math 10, Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 or MAT 034; or assessment.

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MAT-060 Provincial ABE Mathematics

6 hrs lecture or distance or continuous entry; 3 credits


The goals of the Provincial Algebra and Trigonometry are to prepare adult learners with the knowledge and skills in algebra and trigonometry necessary for entry to technical, vocational and career programs that require Math 12 equivalency as a prerequisite and for future study in higher-level math courses at college/university.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Precalculus 11, MAT 053 or Principles of Math 11; or placement testing. A review of the concepts of algebra (e.g. order of operations, factoring, rational expressions, exponents and equation solving) is strongly recommended before beginning the course.

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MAT-102 Calculus for Life Sciences

3 hours lecture, or online, 3 credits


This course covers calculus of one variable with applications to the life sciences. The content includes limits, differentiation of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; applications of differentiation - graphing and optimization problems; exponential growth and decay; integration and areas - techniques, exponential models; Taylor polynomials; introduction to differential equations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067, MAT 060 or MAT 100.

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MAT-122 Logic and Foundations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course primarily targets mathematics and computer science students. It presents foundational topics in mathematics, including methods of argument. Topics include proofs and logic, sets and relations, functions, integers, induction and recursion and principles of counting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 181 or MAT 102 or MAT 151. Minimum Grade C

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MAT-133 Matrix Algebra

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits


MAT 133 is an introduction to matrix algebra. It is a required course for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. Topics include complex numbers, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, linear transformations, independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or MAT 200.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067 or MAT 060.

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MAT-151 Finite Mathematics

3 hours lecture or web-based distance, 3 credits


This course covers linear systems and Gauss-Jordan elimination, geometric linear programming, matrices and matrix operations, symbolic logic, set theory, permutations and combinations, discrete probability, including conditional probability and Bayes' formula, random variables and their distributions, expectation, Markov chains.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Foundations of Math 12 or MAT 053.

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MAT-162 Mathematics for Elementary Education I

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


MAT 162 and MAT 163 together offer a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics covered in MAT 162 include: Set theory and Venn diagrams, symbolic logic, systems of numeration, computation in systems with different bases, mathematical systems, prime numbers, prime factorization and equivalence and order relations, real numbers and their representations, basic concepts of algebra.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus Math 11, Applications of Math 12, MAT 053 or MAT 055.

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MAT-163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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


MAT 163 is the second half of a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics include: graphs, functions, solving equations and inequalities of the first degree; coordinate geometry; introduction to probability and statistics; measurement and the metric system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, MAT 053 or MAT 055.

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MAT-181 Calculus I

3 hours lecture + 2 hours. lab, 3 credits


Calculus I and II together comprise a 1st-year course in calculus. MAT 181 - Differential calculus of both algebraic and transcendental functions. Topics include: limits and continuity, the derivative - definition, rules, implicit differentiation; applications - curve sketching, maximum-minimum and related rates problems; differentials; antiderivatives. Students will learn how to use a computer algebra system in the lab to enhance their understanding of calculus concepts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 067, MAT 060, MAT 100 or MAT 102.

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MAT-182 Calculus II

3 hours lecture + 2 hours lab, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course covers: a review of the Fundamental Theorem and area; methods of integration - substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and trapezoidal rule; introduction to differential equations; applications of integration - volume, arc length; L'Hospital's rule and improper integrals; infinite sequences and series, tests of convergence for infinite series, Taylor polynomials and series, and applications. Students will use a computer algebra system in the lab to improve their conceptual understanding, aid visualization, and to solve problems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • MAT 181 with a minimum of Grade D

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MAT-200 Linear Algebra

3 hrs lecture plus 1.5 hrs tutorial, 3 credits


This course covers systems of linear equations; matrices; determinants; Euclidian vector spaces; general vector spaces, Gram-Schmidt Process, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or Mat 200.


Prerequisite(s):

  • A in Principles of Math 12, Pre-calculus 12, or MAT 060; or a passing grade in MAT 102 or MAT 181.

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MAT-210 Calculus III

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours Tutorial, 3 credits


This course covers vectors and geometry of space; vector-valued functions; functions of several variables; partial differentiation; multivariable optimization; multiple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates and applications; change of variables in multiple integrals.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in MAT 182

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MAT-214 Calculus IV

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits


This course covers the calculus of vector fields and ordinary differential equations. Topics include the div, grad, and curl operators; Green's theorem, Stokes' Theorem, flux and Divergence theorem; Multivariate Taylor series and Fourier series and applications; Solving first and second order differential equations using analytical methods, including Laplace transform and series solutions about a regular point.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of MAT 210

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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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MJD-115 Final Project I


The student will complete a project that he/she has designed using at least three techniques. Each student will be given time with the instructor to discuss the design, its concept and ultimately its creation. This project will give the students a chance for some freedom in showcasing the techniques and skills learned in the program. Students will start to assemble a digital or pictorial portfolio, using the in-studio photo booth. The working logbook, as a project time-management tool, will be introduced.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate Program

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MJD-122 Metal Techniques II


This course is a continuation of Metal Techniques I. Students will learn more about tools and techniques used in working with metal. Metal techniques covered will include repoussage and tool making, intermediate stone setting, and additional ring styles. There will be an opportunity to explore electrolytic colouring of titanium and niobium. Students will also be introduced to other materials used in the production of jewellery.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take MJD-112 - Metal Techniques I;

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MPD-015 Propane Safety Awareness


Learn to work safely with and around propane. This awareness course is designed for those responsible for coordinating, using and /or lighting propane fired heaters or other propane related equipment or vehicles. Learn about the appropriate use and associated risks of propane, including safe handling, storing, transporting and installation of propane cylinders as well as safe use of direct and indirect fired portable heaters. In addition, this course includes information for field personnel who are responsible for the handling, offering for transport and transporting of propane and liquefied petroleum gas products. Guidelines include updated information to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations. Learn how to keep yourself and others safe!


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MVF-011 Traffic Control Person


Traffic Control Persons are responsible for construction traffic safety and make the greatest number of public contacts of all construction maintenance personnel. Learn about the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations. After successful completion of the course a photo ID Certification, valid for three years, is issued by the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance. Requirements: Minimum age is 16. Students must wear CSA approved construction safety boots with a minimum 6" on the ankle (not a shoe or hiking boot). Please dress appropriately for working outdoors (rain gear may be needed). Ask for an information sheet when registering.


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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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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.


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NAU-031 Meteorology Level 1

30 hours


This course provides preparation and guidance for students applying to Transport Canada for Examinations on Meteorology Level 1 for Fishing Master Class 2 and 3, Watchkeeping Mate, Chief Mate, Master 150 Ton, and Master 500 Ton.


Prerequisite(s):

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NAU-032 Chartwork and Pilotage 2

30 hours


This course prepares mariners for writing their Transport Canada Chartwork and Pilotage Level 2 exam, as required for Master 150Ton Domestic, Fishing Master 3rd Class, Chief Mate 500T Domestic and Watchkeeping Mate certifications. This course provides skills and practical application in subjects such as determining the ship's position by use of landmarks, Aids to Navigation, the Buoyage System, dead reckoning, winds, tides, currents, estimated speed, plotting running fixes, keeping records and logs.


Prerequisite(s):

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NUR-316 Health And Healing VII: Promoting Community and Societal Health

3 hours seminar, 3 credits


This course focuses on the role of the nurse in the promotion of community and societal health. It is intended to be a companion course with Health and Healing VI. Participants will continue to develop their competencies in relational practice with a focus on community and society as client. The political role of the nurse is explored as the emphasis is placed upon working with communities from a social justice and equity perspective. Community development and capacity building, as a pattern of community health promotion practice, is explored. In addition students will further develop their understanding of teaching and learning focusing on transformative and emancipatory approaches.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Term 5 or admission to Option B

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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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PBH-100 Plumbing Appr Harmonized Level 1

180 hours


This course introduces students to the tools, equipment, piping applications and components common to the plumber trade. Instruction encompasses; tool and equipment uses; safe operations and work practices; plumber code, mathematics and science; interpreting drawings, preparation and installation of pipe, valves and fitting; principles of electricity and essentials of workplace communications. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ITA Registered Apprentice

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PBH-200 Plumbing Appr Harmonized Level 2

180 hours


This course encompasses instruction and applied learning specific to the use of technical instruments and testers and continued instruction specific to mathematics, science, code, regulations and manufacturer guidelines. Emphasis will be given to installing plumbing fixtures and appliances as well as drainage, waste and vent (DMV) systems, hydronic systems and the selection of gas-fired appliances. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 2.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ITA Registered Apprentice

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PBH-300 Plumbing Appr Harmonized Level 3

180 hours


This course encompasses instruction on water services and distribution systems, sewers and sewage treatment systems in addition to hydronic and specialized systems. Instruction also includes cross connection control devices and assemblies, electrical schematics and wiring, gas fired system planning and installations. This course follows the requeirements of ITA Plumber Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 3.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ITA Registered Apprentice

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PFH-106 Sprinkler Fitter

4 credits


This course focuses on preparing, installing, and maintaining piping related to the Sprinkler Fitter Trade. In this course students will learn about testing, inspecting, and installing processes for a variety of automatic fire suppression systems. These include wet pipe, dry pipe, antifreeze, preaction, and deluge style systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-107 Applied Mathematics And Science for the Piping Trades

4 credits


This course provides students with the knowledge required to perform routine trades mathematics. Emphasis will be given to science commonly found in the piping trades. Students will learn how to apply gas laws to various systems, as well as the principles of flotation and displacement. This course also includes math applications related to the piping trades. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PHI-220 Philosophy of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An exploration of conceptual and normative issues in the areas of human love and sex. The course examines classical works of philosophy in an effort to understand the changing significance of intimate human relationships in Western history. The aim is to recognize and critically reflect on traces of these historical ideas in our contemporary views about love and sex. Topics include desire, romance, identity, repression, perversion, and power.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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PHY-050 College Preparatory Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab 3 credits


College Preparatory Physics I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Advanced Level Physics or Grade 11 Physics. The content of the course includes: measurement, kinematics in one dimension, dynamics in one dimension, Newton's laws, friction,gravitation, kinetic and potential energy,momentum, heat, wave phenomena and optics, and electricity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, or MAT 053 or MAT 055 preferred; however, students may take this course with a C+ in one of Principles of Math 10, Foundations of Math 10 or MAT 033/034 and must take MAT 053, or MAT 055 concurrently.
  • Take PHY-050L

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PHY-060 College Preparatory Physics II

4 hours lecture + 2 hours lab, or distance (D) with attendance at a Campus lab required, or online, 3 credits


College Preparatory Physics II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Provincial Level Physics or Grade 12 Physics. The course includes vectors using trigonometry, kinematics in one and two dimensions, energy and momentum, statics and dynamics, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, electromagnetism, and geometric optics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11 (Algebra), Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053. MAT 060 recommended to be taken concurrently.
  • C in PHY 050 or Physics 11.
  • Take PHY-060L

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PHY-100 Introduction to Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, or Web-Based Distance, 3 credits


Introduction to Physics I and II are first year algebra-based courses. They are designed for those students that have a relatively weak background in physics. PHY 100 includes vectors, and scalars, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, thermodynamics, fluids and wave motion. Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Physics 11 or PHY 050.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, Pre Calculus 12, MAT 060 or MAT 067. Corequisite(s): MAT 102 or MAT 181 (MAT 181 is recommended for most students; however, students continuing on to life sciences at the University of Victoria could take MAT 102).
  • PHY-100L

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PHY-120 Principles of Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


Principles of Physics I and II are first year university level (calculus based) foundation courses in physics designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in the physical sciences. PHY 120 includes statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; conservation of energy and momentum; vibration, waves, and sound; heat and thermodynamics. This course includes extensive laboratory work intended to illustrate theoretical concepts and to develop laboratory skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Physics in 12 or PHY 060.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 12, PreCalculus 12, MAT 060 or MAT 067.
  • Corequisite: MAT 181 must be taken concurrently, if not already completed.
  • PHY-120L

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PHY-170 Engineering Mechanics 1: Statics and Dynamics

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into engineering at UBC. Students will study the statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. They will apply vector analysis to three-dimensional static-equilibrium problems, and differential and integral calculus to dynamics problems, as well as make use of Newton's laws and the concepts of impulse, momentum, work and energy. Students will focus on the analysis of practical mechanics problems in two and three dimensions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in MAT 181 and MAT 133.
  • Corequisite: MAT-182.

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PHY-215 Introductory Quantum Mechanics

3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course introduces topics in Modern Physics, with an emphasis on Quantum Physics. It explores the experimental evidence for quantum theory and the resulting descriptions of both the atomic structure and the wave properties of matter. This course introduces the time-independent Schrodinger equation as well as wave functions and probability, and applies this knowledge to a variety of potential wells and the specific case of the Hydrogen atom.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of PHY 121 and MAT 210
  • Take MAT 214 concurrently if not already completed
  • Take PHY-215L

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PNS-232 Health Promotion 3

Lecture, 2 credits


This course is focused on health promotion as it relates to the continuum of care across the lifespan. Health promotion in the context of mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities and Maternal/Child health is highlighted. Normal growth and development from conception to middle adulthood is addressed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of all Level 2 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience II.

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PPF-104 Prepare & Assemble Plumbing Components

48 hours lecture and 84 hours shop


This course introduces students to all the common piping system materials used on the job. Students will learn the advantages and limitations of the various fittings and the pipe, valves, and support systems for pipe installations. Students will also learn installation methods during their practical assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Plumbing and Piping Foundation Program

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SCR-010 Screen Printing Basics

14 hours


Learn and apply the basic steps in the screen printing process, making films and photo-stencils, mixing inks, setting up and printing simple jobs on paper, textiles and other materials. Participants will apply their learning through the completion of an in-class print project under the guidance of the instructor. Note: Request a supply list at time of registration.


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SFQ-104 Shellfish Aquaculture Health And Safety

3 credits


This course introduces students to specific aquaculture safe workplace practices and systems. The purpose and correct methodology behind hazard recognition and emergency preparedness will be explored as well as information relating to personal protective equipment requirements and specifications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 10, 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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SOC-130 First Nations Sociology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


First Nations Sociology 130 introduces the student to some of the major concepts and issues in the discipline of Sociology through a unique and significantly different format. Within the course content we will address such complex issues as Cultural Racism / Socialization, Inequality & Stratification, and Racism in the Mass Media. Your instructors will collaborate to present an interactive and thought-provoking course through a balance of Western Sociological and Aboriginal perspectives. This course is designed to encourage students to think inter-culturally, beyond their own World View.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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SSA-101 Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy including: observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and galactic evolution, neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, extra-solar planets, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the possibility of life in the universe. This course will also explore related topics in physics and chemistry such as: light and the electromagnetic spectrum, optics, gravity, relativity, cosmology, and the origin of the chemical elements.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, First Peoples English 11, or ENG 052.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus, MAT 053 or MAT 055; or appropriate levels of Math and English placement testing.
  • Take SSA-101L;

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SSW-203 Conflict Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course focuses on the development of communication skills for the purpose of effective mediation, negotiation and resolution of interpersonal conflict. Participants will be taught conflict theory and provided with the necessary information to be able to move forward into resolution. Coaching and role play opportunities are provided in order to experience success in this important area.


Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent

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STA-115 Introduction to Statistics

3 credits


This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, bivariate analysis, data collection, probability, random variables, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and tests of hypotheses for one population, estimation and tests of hypotheses for two or more populations. Students will use statistics software to perform basic statistical data analysis.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Precalculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12, Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055.

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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. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.


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THM-112 Leadership and Management

3 credits


This course is a mix of theory and practical applications. Students will learn about the characteristics and dynamics of modern business organizations and the role of managers and leaders. The use of leadership and management theory, the development of management tools to achieve goals, and learning how to convey information effectively will provide the foundation of this course. The role of leaders and personal approaches to leadership will be explored as a starting point for the students' own leadership development.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-215 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting

3 credits


This course is designed to provide an understanding of financial practices and information used by management in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are financial analysis, working capital and cash-flow management, debt and equity financing, labour costs, forms of business, risk and insurance, income and other taxes, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, purchasing vs. leasing, pricing, R.O.I., investment decisions, contribution margin and breakeven analysis, feasibility studies and tax issues and planning. The course will expand on the use of computerized accounting software and spreadsheet software.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 100

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TMA-069 Bar & Beverage Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


Provides information on compliance with government regulations, establishing purchasing guidelines, practicing control systems and procedures, conducting in-house merchandising and supervising bar personnel.


Prerequisite(s):

  • TBT 024 or six months bartending experience

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TMA-145 Managing Hospitality Human Resources

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


No matter what department supervisors work in, they must be prepared to manage the industry's most precious resources, people. This course covers recruiting, selecting, compensation administration, interviewing, labour relations and all other issues with respect to the management of people.


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TMA-175 Hospitality Supervision

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


The material in this course will help you hit the ground running. You will learn proven ways to get maximum results by directing and leading. You will learn how to juggle the expectations of management, guests, employees, and governmental agencies. You will also learn creative strategies for effectively managing change and resolving conflict.


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TMA-215 Revenue Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This course focuses on the critical role that revenue management plays in ensuring profitability in hotels and other hospitality operations. Students will learn the difference between strategic and tactical revenue management and why this distinction is critical to business success. The course covers tools and the broad range of information available to revenue managers as well as vital issues to consider when implementing revenue management tactics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • TMA 150 plus either TMA 100 or TMA 275

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TMA-280 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


In this course you will learn how to become smart decision makers by practicing with managerial accounting information. You will learn how to make effective business choices based on the numbers that affect daily operations. You will learn to develop on-target budgets and control cash flow, and reach profit goals with the help of financial reports and other tools.


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WDH-100 Welder Apprentice Hrmnzd Lvl 1

240 hours


This course is the standard apprenticeship technical training which meets the Level 1 (Harmonized) outcomes as described within the BC Provincial Program Outline for Welder, and as developed by the Industry Training Authority. Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 1 is the first of three levels of apprenticeship training leading up to the Red Seal certification. This level focuses on safety, hand and power tools, oxy-fuel cutting, and fusion and braze welding and shielded metal arc welding processes,in addition to semi-automatic welding processes and welding drawing, layout and fabrication.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Registered Apprentice with the ITA

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WDH-200 Welder Apprentice Hrmnzd Lvl 2

240 hours


This course is the standard apprenticeship technical training which meets the Level 2 (Harmonized) outcomes as described within the BC Provincial Program Outline for Welder, and as developed by the Industry Training Authority. Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 2 is the second of three levels of apprenticeship training leading up to the Red Seal certification. This level focuses on safe material handling, shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic welding, basic metallurgy, submerged arc welding, trade related math, basic drafting and blueprint reading, layout and fabrication of components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Registered Apprentice with the ITA

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WFH-100 Occupational Skills

50 hours


The course encompasses tool safety and maintenance to include measurement and layout tools, electric and pneumatic power tools. Material handling and specialized mathematical concepts pertaining to volume, area and weight of materials are infused throughout theory and applied lessons. Instruction also includes the safe hands-on use of lifting, hoisting, and rigging equipment calculation of load center of gravity and the working load limits, while working as a team member in hoisting operation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Welding Foundation Harmonized Program

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WFH-101 Cutting and Gouging Processes

58 hours


The course introduces Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging (CAC-A) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).processes and their applications with both hand held and automatic equipment. Instruction includes a thorough grounding of safe uses and applications and equipment arrangements, in shop applications of various fuel gases, methodology of cutting and coping of common steel material shapes and edge preparation techniques


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Welding Foundation Harmonized Program

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WFH-105 Semi-Automatic and Automatic Welding

252 hours


This course encompasses fundamental and intermediate levels of instruction in the use of the most common semi-automatic and automatic wire feed processes. These processes include Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) including Pulse transfer, Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) including Gas and Self-shielded, Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). Students will be exposed to the operation of these processes as they relate to carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The theory component of this course includes the design and operation of various power sources and wire feed mechanisms as well as the different types of transfer modes commonly used. Instruction also includes shielding gases and their effect on weld metal transfer, weld metal chemistry, composition of electrode wires and associated fluxes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Welding Foundation Harmonized Program

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WFH-106 Basic Metallurgy

9 hours


This course encompasses instruction on the production of iron and steel and its transformation into useable structural shapes or castings. Also covered are common metal classification systems, the mechanical and physical properties of common metals, the identification of metals by various means along with weldability and pre and post heat treatment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Welding Foundation Harmonized Program

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WFH-107 Welding Drawings Layout and Fabrication

59 hours


This course introduces welding symbols and bolted connections, the fundamentals of drawing interpretation, drawing production and the layout and fit-up of fabricated parts. Instruction encompasses basic drafting principles, types of drawings, isometric and orthographic styles of drawings, line types used on drawings, basic, auxiliary and sectional views and techniques for dimensioning of drawings. Mathematical calculations involving angles, triangles and geometric construction as they apply to layout work will also be covered. Applications specific to concepts of planning, cost estimating, workspace preparation, material traceability, template development, use of measuring, layout and fitting tools and material preparation are employed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Welding Foundation Harmonized Program

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WJC-120 Wood Products Design for Joinery /Cabinetmaking

110 hours


This course will provide students with the problem solving tools needed to solve wood products design problems. These tools include needs analysis, form and function analysis, ergonomic considerations, properties of materials, and types and applications of hardware.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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WJC-150 Marine Joinery

63 hours


This course will apply the knowledge used in the design and building of furniture and cabinets to marine joinery. Design for the marine environment, material selection, joinery, and structural consideration will be covered. This course focuses primarily on interior construction with the addition of select exterior wooden components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/ Cabinet Making Foundation Program.

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WLA-200 Welding Apprenticeship Technical Training - Level 2

240 hours


The Welder Level Two program is the second of three levels of apprenticeship training leading up to the Red Seal certification. The program focuses on safe material handling, shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic welding, basic metallury, submerged arc welding, trade related math, basic drafting and blueprint reading, layout and fabrication of components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Registered Apprentice with the ITA

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WLD-200 Welder Apprentice Hrmnzd Lvl 2

240 hours


This course is the standard apprenticeship technical training which meets the Level 2 (Harmonized) outcomes as described within the BC Provincial Program Outline for Welder, and as developed by the Industry Training Authority. Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 2 is the second of three levels of apprenticeship training leading up to the Red Seal certification. This level focuses on safe material handling, shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic welding, basic metallurgy, submerged arc welding, trade related math, basic drafting and blueprint reading, layout and fabrication of components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Registered Apprentice with the ITA

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WSF-010 Responsibilities of Joint Health and Safety Committees

8 hours


During this course students will be introduced to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in British Columbia. Information will be provided detailing the requirements to implement an Occupational Health and Safety program, set up Joint Health and Safety Committees, conduct safety inspections, perform accident investigations with correct reporting, review Right to Refuse Unsafe Work legislation and implement strategies for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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WSF-011 Occupational Health and Safety in Small Business

8 hours


This course will introduce the participants to Occupational Health and Safety program requirements and provide specific employer information regarding the requirements and responsibilities for accident investigation and reporting, management of assessment and claim costs and describes the role of the WorkSafeBC officer.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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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.


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