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ABT-189 Clinical Procedures and Practice

Online, 2 credits


Clinical Procedures and Practice is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will learn to perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the role of the medical assistant as a link between the doctor and external medical testing and treatment facilities. Students will be required to attend a skills assessment session at North Island College or attend a 2 day skills assessment in Vancouver, BC (all costs paid by student).


Prerequisite(s):

  • English pre-requisite for the Applied Business Technology program, and ABT 020

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AED-037 Exploring the World with Computers

108 hours lecture/ one-on-liasion with student and support staff.


The Exploring the World with Computers course will provide students who have existing basic computer skills the opportunity to practice and continue computer and literacy skill development while using the internet to research countries, cultures and geography of the world. Students should be prepared to work independently and cooperatively on projects and to make presentations to the class.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission interview with instructor

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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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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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ANT-260 Forensic Anthropology

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 credits


This is an introductory course of forensic anthropology, a branch of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropology involves human osteology, and is directed towards identifying human remains for legal purposes. Students will learn to assess through physical remains the sex, stature, and 'age at death' of human specimens, as well as the validity of determining 'genetic heritage'. Students will learn to understand how teeth and bones can give evidence of behaviourial patterns, trauma and disease, and how to assess cause and manner of death, and the effect of a postmortem interval on determining the above.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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AQT-201 Biology of Cultured Finfish

3 credits


This course provides an overview of several major biological concepts, with an emphasis on the biology of salmonid species utilized in the aquaculture industry. The course covers topics on taxonomy and diversity, anatomy, organ systems, reproduction, life cycle, life history and migration patten, physiology, ecology, and genetics as they relate to aquaculture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Aquaculture Technician Diploma 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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AQT-204 Finfish Grow-out Production

4 credits


This course focuses on salmonid husbandry techniques and principles that include feeds and feeding (nutrition), fish health and biosecurity, development and growth, physiological requirements, fish handling, environmental monitoring, and culture facilities. Management of salmonids from smolt to marketable size and harvesting procedures will be emphasized. Advances in salmonid culture and application of biotechnology to improve production will be discussed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Aquaculture Technician Diploma program.

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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-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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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-159 Human Anatomy & Physiology fr Prac Nurs

lecture, 5 credits


This course gives an overview of the structure and function of 10 body systems. It also discusses various health promotion strategies that work toward optimal function of these systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Biology 12 or BIO 060 or equivalent completed within 10 years.

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BIO-160 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course is the first half of a comprehensive survey of human structure and functions. Topics include: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. An extensive laboratory component is included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Biology 12, BIO 060 or BIO-110.
  • C+ in Chemistry 11 or CHE 051. Biology and Chemistry prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years.
  • Take BIO-160L

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BIO-161 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course is the continuation and completion of the comprehensive survey of human structures and functions started in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. It includes an extensive laboratory component.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BIO 160
  • Take BIO-161L

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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-230 Principles of Ecology

3 hours lecture , 3 hours lab, 3 credits


An introduction to the basic principles of ecology. BIO 230 explores the physical components of the environment, adaptations of organisms to the physical environment and how elements of the environment influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. Community structure and dynamics, ecosystem energetics, nutrient cycles, and biological interactions at the population, community, and ecosystem levels are examines. The lab series offers students hands-on opportunities to study natural systems and practice several sampling techniques. The majority of the labs take place in an outdoor setting and may include a 2-day field trip during a weekend.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 & BIO 103 or BIO 110 & BIO 111. Minimum Grade C STA 115 or MAT 115 is strongly recommended
  • Take BIO-230L

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BIO-260 Pathobiology I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is the first half of an overview of basic health science. It provides an introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition relevant to nursing. The focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples. A series of assignments provides opportunities to investigate other diseases that may be encountered in the clinical area.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 161 and enrolment in the 2nd year Nursing Program Minimum Grade C

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BIO-261 Pathobiology II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is the continuation and completion of the introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition started in Pathobiology I. Again, the focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 260 and enrolment in the 2nd year Nursing Program 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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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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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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CMH-150 Concepts for Mental Health Practice 1

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab


This course will prepare students for admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Certificate. Students who have not completed a recognized Health Care Assistant or Human Services Certificate will need to complete this course for admission into the CMHW Certificate. It will provide students with the basic theoretical concepts related to changes in mental functioning, an introduction to physiological disorders seen in the mental health population, basic communication skills, and basic job search skills. It will also include a lab practice component that will provide opportunities to acquire and apply personal care-giving skills in an organized and safe manner.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 11 or ENG 052, or assessment

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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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ECC-136 Foundations of Professional Practice

45 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to the commitment and responsibility involved in being an early childhood educator. Included are the history and philosophy of ECCE and the BC Child Care Regulations. The later part of the course provides opportunities to explore the personal and professional development of the early childhood educator, current trends and professional issues in child care.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Early Childhood Care & Education Program

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ELC-140 Programmable Devices

30 hours Lecture, 90 hours Lab


Students will be introduced to basic microcontroller operation. The course will include lectures on software with exercises and laboratory experiments to explore programming and operation of popular open-source platform microcontrollers. There will also be discussions on the general architecture of a microcomputer. Students will use a physical programmable circuit board, and integrated development environment (IDE) software to write and upload computer code. The research, design and construction of a student lead project will form a portion of the final mark.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician Core Program

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ELC-201 Process Measurement

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


Students will be introduced to basic process measurement and instrument calibration. Topics covered include terminology, sources of error, standards, operation and calibration of typical instruments used in the measurement of: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic [pH] and electro-mechanical processes. Students will learn the physics of each process variable and the theory behind related measuring devices then apply and calibrate selected instruments to the measurement of those process variables, in the lab.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.

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ENG-107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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ENG-207 Creative Non-Fiction

3 hours seminar, 3 credits


ENG 207 is a second year university studies writing workshop that explores the method and craft of creative writing with a focus on creative non-fiction, including creative essay writing, documentary writing, travel writing, life-writing and biography. Students will create a portfolio of work.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of the following: English 107, 108, 115, 120, 121, 125, 126, or by portfolio with instructor permission

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ENG-230 Selected Topics in Literature

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


For 2019 Fall, the topic is narrative and digital media. This course introduces the function of narrative and examines narrative method in a variety of genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, biography, autobiography, essay, film, and textbook. The focus of study will vary according to instructor interest and may include themes such as love and sex, war, crime, death, family, or social justice. Students will be introduced to narratology and will examine the ways in which narrative structures shape understanding of the self and the world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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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-021 Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

14 hours


This is a comprehensive first aid course for those who require the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. The RC Standard First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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FAC-062 Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level HCP

16 hours


This is a comprehensive first aid course for those who require the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries, and moving and transportation. Adult, child and infant CPR techniques for health care providers and other professional rescuers. Skills taught and practiced include one and two-rescuer CPR with pulse checks, bag valve mask, respiratory arrest, AED, and management of the obstructed airway in the adult, child and infant. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level HCP is recommended.


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FAC-070 Skills of Survival - Level 1

6 hours


In this course students are introduced to basic survival theory though lecture, discussion, and demonstrations in the skills of wilderness crafts and tools. Topics include the seven enemies of survival, survival philosophy, theory of survival, and preparation of a First Aid kit to suit personal needs. Food and water requirements, as well as the option of fasting, will be covered. Students will appreciate the need for water and understand the dangers of exposure. They will have opportunity to develop skills such as cordage making, flint and steel fire lighting, construction of a buddy burner and making a willow whistle. Upon completion, students should have a comprehensive understanding of Basic Wilderness Survival Skill concepts, and be ready for advancement to Level 2 (FAC 071). An NIC waiver will be required.


Prerequisite(s):

  • At least an 8-hour First Aid course is recommended. FAC 030 or equivalent (other Wilderness courses).

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FAC-084 Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

40 hours


The Marine Advanced course will cover the Red Cross; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal Injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

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FIN-145 Introduction to Photography


This studio course introduces the student to the fundamentals of black & white photography. Students learn the basics of camera operations including exposure and creative camera controls using 35mm cameras to produce photographic images. Basic darkroom and silver-based print production techniques are covered. 35mm single lens reflex cameras are provided for students to use in this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples or NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or equivalent; 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-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-247 Introduction to Digital Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab, 3 credits


This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for cataloguing, editing and output to print and electronic media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in FIN 110

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FIN-296 Directed Independent Study: Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits


This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of photography courses an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of photography: studio lighting, darkroom techniques, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in FIN 145, FIN 245 & FIN 247, and instructor permission

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FIN-710 Digital Photography 1

3 credits


An introduction to the basics of digital photographic equipment, techniques and digital image workflow.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-716 History of Photography

3 credits


An introductory survey of the history of photography designed to develop an understanding and appreciation for the historical development of the medium. Students will apply theories and techniques discussed in class through hands on experience with B&W films and silver gelatin papers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-720 Digital Photography II

3 credits


An intermediate course incorporating advanced digital camera operation, functions and techniques along with optimizing image workflow.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-721 Creative Explorations

3 credits


Through the use of digital imaging and analogue photographic processes, students explore photography as a narrative/metaphorical medium. A survey of historic and contemporary photographic styles is designed to help students recognize and begin to establish a unique personal style.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-723 Editorial/Photojournal Photography

3 credits


Illustrating magazine articles and shooting for publishers as a freelance editorial photographer or photojournalist is the emphasis of this course. Equipment, film, planning shoots, working for photo editors, selling photo rights, contracts and payment schedules, marketing, photo editing, packaging and shipping assignments are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-726 Photography Work Experience Practicum

40 hours practicum


This practicum-based course offers the student a hands-on job experience in the diverse field of photography. For two weeks in late April, students in the Pro Photo Program will work for employers based either on Vancouver Island or elsewhere, if practical. Placements may be with portrait, wedding or commercial photographers, newspapers, photo retail stores, processing labs or graphic designers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-727 Lifestyles Photography

3 hours lecture/3 hours lab


Designing and shooting outdoor adventure activities for advertising and stock markets is the emphasis of this course. Location shoots include snowboarding, alpine and cross country skiing along with mountain biking and water sports.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-729 Advertising & Commercial Photography

3 credits


The fundamentals of commercial photography will be presented through studio and location shooting. Students will work to deadlines; learn invoicing and record keeping as well as promotional techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-731 Landscape & Nature Photography

3 credits


Through lecture and field work, students will be instructed in the principles and ethics of landscape and nature photography. Landscape composition (framing, relationship, perspective, continuity, light), natural history photography (wildlife and wildflowers), practical techniques, and photographic equipment will be surveyed and demonstrated.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-734 Business Practices in Photography

3 credits


This course provides students with a detailed range of basic business skills specific to planning, establishing and maintaining a photography business. Topics include marketing, business plan development, legal issues of business start-up, financing, accounting and invoicing/billing procedures as applied to photography.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-736 Client Project

3 credits


This course provides students with the opportunity to successfully plan and execute photography and media projects as required for a client.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-739 Videography & Multimedia

3 credits


This course will introduce students to techniques of capturing and editing professional quality digital camera video and audio. Interviewing techniques with a focus on storytelling will be included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FOR-115 Introduction to Forest Ecology


This course provides an introduction to the geography of British Columbia and gives an overview of Vancouver Island and Provincial ecosystems. The course encompasses coastal tree identification, essential wildlife identification skills, and soil identification, assessment and texturing techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.

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GAS-010 H2S Alive

8 hours


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


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GEO-112 Introduction to Human Geography

Distance (D), 3 credits


GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system.


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-200 Geography of Canada

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course takes a wholistic approach in examining the dynamic relationships between the physical and cultural environments associated with the people and places in Canada. The focus is on relationships, location and the resulting ever- changing geographic patterns that create the diversity, issues and opportunities facing Canada and Canadians. Some of the topics covered are: the physical setting, settlement patterns and growth, urbanization and politics, environmental regions, regional disparities and Canada's place on the international stage.


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-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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HCA-145 Practice Experience II

60 hours practicum, 2 credits


This practice course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from all other courses with individuals and families in a community setting. Opportunity will be provided for students to become more familiar with the role of the HCA within a Home Support Agency, Assisted Living Facility, and/or a Group Home and to gain abilities that will prepare graduates for employment in these settings. It is important that students understand the philosophy of community care settings and its emphasis on client choice and independence.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to Health Care Assistant Program. Successful completion of the appropriate HCA theory courses is required to progress into the Practice Experience.

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HIS-225 History of British Columbia

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


Major historical events are discussed, and their significance analyzed, in this survey course on British Columbia's history. The roles played by economics, geography, politics and social factors in shaping the province's development will also be 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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HRT-030 CPR Instructors Course

28 hours


This course is designed to qualify instructors for delivery of all CPR and AED level courses using standardized Curriculum and Learning Outcomes. Course content follows the First Aid Instructor's Manual and includes skill assessment, Facilitation philosophy, Administration, PDT, CPR course outlines. Upon completion Instructors will be qualified to prepare, deliver and evaluate CPR students. NOTE: Skill testing in the course is not a relearning opportunity. Candidates whose skills are not up to standard will not be permitted to attend the remainder of the course. (CPR Instructor certification with an expiry date of three years from the last day of the month the course was completed.)


Prerequisite(s):

  • All Instructor & Instructor Recertification courses must be reviewed by the NIC Department prior to Registration as follows: 18 years of age or older at the start of the course; CPR Level HCP. Post Requisites(s)8 hours co-teach (recommended to c0-teach a Level "C") unless specified by the Instructor Trainer, Co-teaching MUST be done within 1 year of completing the Instructor course, with a current FAI or CPRI who has 2 years or more of teaching experience or IT.

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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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HSW-174 Human Service Practice Exp II

30 hours/week practicum placement for 6 weeks + 3 hours seminar/week, 4 credits


This full-time, six week practice experience completes the final component of the Community Support Worker and Education Assistant training. Students are placed in an agency, facility or educational setting, supporting individuals with a physical, cognitive, or psychiatric disablity. Students must successfully complete this practice experience at an employment readiness level in order to receive their certificate.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 2nd term HSW courses

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HTC-101 Biology of Wild Fish

4 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

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

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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-105 Unit Clerk Procedures

3 credits


This course is designed to introduce the student to management techniques and communication in a hospital environment. It deals with the transcription and understanding of physicians' orders - the major and most critical function of the Unit Clerk. This would include dietary, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, physical and occupational medicine and medications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program. Take HUC-104

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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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KWA-096 Introduction to Kwak'wala

3 credits


Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass our way of life, as Kwakwaka'wakw, and give insight on how our language is essential to who we are. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisition methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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KWA-097 Introduction to Kwak'wala II

3 credits


Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes, including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, place names, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass the way of life of the Kwakwaka'wakw and give insight to how Kwak'wala is essential to who the Kwakwaka'wakw are and how Kwak'wala ties Kwakwaka'wakw to land, sea and place. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response, the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisiton methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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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-130 Understanding Soil


Horticulturists need to understand physical, biological and chemical properties of soils and their effects on plant growth. Students in this course will examine soil and soil-less media samples to learn about their qualities, profiles and chemical characteristics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program

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LIB-250 Wisdom of the Ancients

1.5 hr Lecture + 1.5 hr Seminar, 3 credits


A rigorous exploration of ideas from Israelite and Greek religion, philosophy, poetry, drama, art and history. We will examine key texts not only in an effort to understand the ancients on their own terms and to assess their legacy to our own world, but also to provide a focus for discussion about such topics as human nature, justice, love, war, faith and reason.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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MJD-116 Business Practices for Jewellery Artists I


Students will begin to create their digital portfolios with an introduction to small scale photography. This course will be further enhanced by an introduction to marketing including social media, web sales, exhibition entries and other promotional opportunities. The students will learn to design and create their own business card for business and promotional purposes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

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NUR-206 Health And Healing III: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

3 hours seminar, 3 hours learning centre, 6 credits


Building on the learners' understanding of health, the focus of this course is on people's experience with healing for both chronic and episodic health challenges. Participants integrate theory and concepts of health as they relate to healing. This course is complementary to Health Sciences III and provides opportunities for learners to integrate pathophysiology with their understanding of health and healing and the nursing approaches that accompany this understanding.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of year 1

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NUR-216 Health and Healing IV: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

3 hours seminar,3 hours learning centre, 6 credits


Participants in this course continue to develop an understanding of people's experience with healing related to a variety of increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges within a variety of practice contexts. This course is complementary to Health Sciences IV and provides opportunities for learners to integrate pathophysiology with their understanding of health and healing and the nursing approaches that accompany this understanding.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Term 3

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OFA-030 Occupational First Aid Level 3

77 hours


This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

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PHI-100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to selected problems in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics (theory of reality), and epistemology (theory of knowledge). Topics include the existence of God; the nature of mind and its relation to body; computers and consciousness; personal identity and mortality; freewill and determinism; the nature and sources of knowledge; and the justification of scientific beliefs.


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. PHI 100 may be taken before or after PHI 101.

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PHI-101 Introductory Philosophy: Values & Society

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to selected problems in philosophical ethics and social-political philosophy. Topics include the relativity or objectivity of values; egoism and altruism; the nature of right and wrong action; classical and contemporary ethical theories; applied ethical problems; the nature of justice; the relation between individuals and society; and approaches to the meaning of life.


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. PHI 101 may be taken before or after PHI 100.

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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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PHI-230 Contemporary Moral Issues

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of moral and social issues facing the contemporary world. Topics include animal and environmental ethics; conception and death in the medical context; hate literature and pornography; the ethics of violence. The principal aim is to teach students to think critically about their own views. To this end, philosophical attempts to apply various moral theories to these concrete problems will be assessed.


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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PHI-240 Philosophy of Art

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues.


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-101 Introduction to Physics II

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


This is the second of the Introduction to Physics courses. PHY 101 includes light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and special relativity. Laboratory work is used to reinforce theoretical concepts and develop laboratory skills and concepts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in PHY 100.
  • Corequisite(s): MAT 151 or MAT 182 (MAT 182 is recommended for most students; however, students continuing on to life sciences at the University of Victoria could take MAT 151).
  • Take PHY-101L

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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-121 Principles of Physics II

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 121 includes electricity and magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. This course includes extensive laboratory work intended to illustrate theoretical concepts and to develop laboratory skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in PHY 120
  • C in MAT 181
  • MAT 182 must be taken concurrently, if not already completed

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PHY-141 Mechanics I (Statics)

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. The course introduces a methodology for analysis of forces and moments acting on, or within, rigid bodies, structures and machines that are in static equilibrium. Topics include conditions of equilibrium and applications to particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures, including beams, trusses and arches; bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams; dry friction.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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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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PHY-216 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This course introduces topics in Electricity and Magnetism and explores both their theoretical and practical applications. Students will study electric charges, electrostatic forces and fields, electric potential, and capacitance, as well as magnetic forces and fields, magnetic-field generation, magnetic flux, and inductance. Students will work with both direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, starting with the specific cases of RC, LR, and LC circuits, and finishing with LRC curcuits. Maxwell's equations will also be introduced.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of PHY 121 and MAT 182
  • MAT 210 must be taken concurrently if not already completed
  • Take PHY-216L

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PNS-111 Professional Practice 1

Lecture, 1.5 credits


This theory course introduces the profession of practical nursing. Legislation that informs PN practice within British Columbia will be introduced. The history of nursing and specifically, the evolution of Practical Nursing within the Canadian health care system will be discussed. The philosophy and foundational concepts of the provincial Practical Nursing Program are explored.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Practical Nursing Diploma Program

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PNS-113 Health Promotion 1

Lecture, 2.5 credits


This introductory course provides the learner with the foundations of disease and illness across the lifespan. Learners will gain an understanding of pathophysiological alterations of body systems. Nursing management of disease and illness across the lifespan with an emphasis on interventions and treatment is also discussed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as the incorporation of evidenced informed practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Practical Nursing Diploma Program

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PNS-122 Health Promotion 2

Lecture, 2 credits


This course focuses on health promotion as it relates to the aging process including exploring health promotion activities aimed at supporting clients to maintain their health. The concepts of health promotion, physical and mental wellness, normal aging changes and continued independence are examined.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Practical Nursing Diploma Level 1 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience I.

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PNS-123 Variations in Health 2

Lecture, 3 credits


This course focuses on pathophysiology as it relates to the ageing process and selected chronic illness. The main focus is on the care of the older adult experiencing a health challenge. Cultural diversity in healing practices are explored as well as evidence-informed research and practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Practical Nursing Diploma Level 1 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience I.

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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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PNS-233 Variations in Health 3

Lecture, 3 credits


This course focuses on the continuum of care and the development of knowledge related to health challenges managed in the community setting. Pathophysiology and nursing care of clients requiring home health care, rehabilitation, and supportive services in the community are explored. As well, cultural diversity in healing approaches are explored along with the incorporation of evidence-informed research and practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Practical Nursing Diploma Level 2 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience II.

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PNS-243 Variations in Health 4

Lecture, 4 credits


This course focuses onpathophysiology as it relates to acute disease and illness of clients across the lifespan, specifically the care of the client experiencing acute illness including nursing interventions and treatment options. Implications of acute exacerbation of chronic illness are addressed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as evidence-informed research and practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Practical Nursing Diploma Level 3 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience III.

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PSY-250 Human Development From Conception Through Childhood

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an overview of child development up to, but not including adolescence. The impact of genetics and environment, major theories of human development, methods for studying child development, cultural diversity, and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & 131 Minimum grade C

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PSY-251 Human Development From Adolescence Through Adulthood

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an overview of human development from adolescence through old age. Topics include the impact of genetics and environment, development in adolescence and adulthood, cultural diversity, change and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres, and death, dying and grieving.


Prerequisite(s):

  • PSY 130 & PSY 131. Students may take PSY 251 without PSY 250 but must read Chapters 1 and 2 in the text before starting PSY 251 Minimum grade C

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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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TGA-100 Guiding Skills 1

3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program

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THM-170 Food & Beverage Service

3 credits


This course focuses on the philosophy and psychology of service as well as the technical skills (or the mechanics) of service. Students will experience a combination of service theory reinforced by the actual practice of the concepts learned. Emphasis on the concept of customer relations, from its broadest perspective, and the ways it impacts on the customer and on the interpersonal skills needed to manage situations. Students will understand and appreciate the areas of service that are important and critical from a guest and management point of view.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11, or B in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, or successful completion of MAT-033, or completion of Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or assessment.
  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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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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WFO-FT Wildfire Crew Member Header

149 hours


The Wildfire Crew Member program is designed to provide the fundamental theory and practical skills necessary to fulfill job requirements of a wildland firefighter. The program encompasses industry certifications required in British Columbia and Alberta when entering the firefighting sector. Training is comprehensive and includes basic suppression, fire entrapment avoidance, pump operations, incident command systems, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods-Ground & Air, and power saw training. In addition, instruction includes VHF Radio Operator training preparing students for the Industry Canada Radio Operator Certificate exam. A fitness inventory and training plan will be developed for each student to help imporve all levels of physical fitness.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Acceptance into the Wildfire Crew Member Training Program.

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