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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.



Invertebrate Biology

Scheduled lecture and Lab (3 hours/week) or distance (1.5 hours tutorial via MITV) with lab sessions arranged with instructor, 3 credits(may be offered in alternate years)

An introduction to the major invertebrate taxa from sponges to chordates with emphasis on functional anatomy, life-cycles, evolution, diversity and ecology. A compulsory 3-day field trip to the West Coast of Vancouver Island is an integral part of this course. Lab work involves first hand and microscopic observations of living animals with some dissections. Field work involves observations of intertidal and subtidal invertebrate individuals and their community ecology.


  • BIO 102 and 103 or BIO 110 and 111 Minimum Grade C
  • Take BIO-211L

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This course tranfers to the following post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

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