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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.

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FAC-010

Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

8 hours

This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children up to eight years of age. Topics include: recognition of home hazards, accident prevention, and safety education. Skills focus on respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding management and common first aid situations. This course is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. Certification period is three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level B is recommended.

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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-012

Canadian Red Cross Babysitter's Course

8 hours

This course is designed in compliance with the Canadian Red Cross to help children learn child care, injury prevention, and basic first aid skills. They will learn important child care skills; safety tips for children of all ages; how to cope with common problems, like tantrums and crying; what to do if anything makes the babysitter uncomfortable; some great games and other ideas for having fun with the children while babysitting; how to make the children's environment safe and enjoyable and how to handle emergencies and basic first aid. Note: Students will need to bring a baby sized doll or stuffed animal to class for practice. Please bring a bag lunch and snacks.

Prerequisite(s):

  • This course is for children 11 years and older. An emergency first aid course would be beneficial, but is not required.


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FAC-015

Red Cross First Responder

40 hours

Pre-hospital care and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders. Course teaches techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Participants must be certified in CPR Level C. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to pick-up course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age and students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed waiver.


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FAC-020

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C

This emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. It includes initial assessment, respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding, unconsciousness, shock, poisons, and secondary assessment. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

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  • None


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FAC-021

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

14 hours

Gain the comprehensive 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. 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-023

Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR Recertification Course

7 hours

This course is for current Red Cross Instructor Trainers to recertify in First Aid & CPR program (CPRIT, FAIT). Certification is valid for 3 years. All prerequisites must be met.

Prerequisite(s):

  • A current CRC First Aid Program Instructor certification. -Have taught a minimum of three Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program courses during the three-year certification period. -One course must have been taught in each Instructor designation seeking recertification (to the highest level of certification with each program area, recertification courses qualify) Courses which were taught in combination (example: Standard First Aid and CPR C) do not count as separate courses for the purpose of recertification prerequisites.


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FAC-024

Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR Course

14.5 hours

This course is for individuals wishing to become certified as a Red Cross First Aid & CPR program instructor (CPRIT, FAIT). Certification is valid for 3 years. All prerequisites must be met.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Must be 18 years or older. Successfully complete the Fundamentals of Instruction - First Aid Programs online component (approx. 8 hours)


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FAC-025

Instructor Transfer Course

30 hours

This course is designed to qualify instructors from other agencies for delivery of CPR and AED, Emergency First Aid (EFA) and Standard First Aid (SFA) courses using standardized Curriculum and Learning Outcomes. Course content follows the First Aid Instructor's Manual and includes the First Aid program philosophy, skill assessment, leadership styles, teacher/learner methodology, evaluation, communication, organizing the first aid course, lesson planning and course outlines, instructional techniques, practice teaching and knowledge assessment. Upon completion Instructors will be qualified to prepare, deliver and evaluate CPR, EFA and SFA students. (First Aid 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 First Aid Department prior to Registration as follows: 18 years of age or older at the start of the course; current First Aid Instructor with one of the Nationally recognized training agencies (Canadian Ski Patrol, Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. John's Ambulance, AmCross SFAI, LSS Aquatic Emergency Care Instructor, LSS IT with SFA, Red Cross WS IT with SFA). *Current Red Cross CPR Instructor with current SFA. Expired Vital Link Instructor certification (since 1992) with a current SFA. Post Requisite(s): Co-teach a minimum of 16 hours and a maximum of 18 hours in any of the following Red Cross approved courses (SFA, EFA, CPR Level C (Basic Rescuer)). Co-teaching must be done within 6 months of completing the Instructor course, with a current Red Cross FAI who has 2 years or more of teaching experience or IT.


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FAC-026

Standard First Aid & Cpr C Recertification

7 hours.

Comprehensive recertification course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training for work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation & breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine).

Prerequisite(s):

  • Take proof of current SFA certification to class.


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FAC-030

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

36 hours

This course is designed for when 911 is not available, e.g., for hiking, boating, hunting, fishing, and farming. Certification period is 3 years. Students will be required to complete an NIC waiver.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum 13 years of age, CPR Level A recommended and pre-read both books


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FAC-031

Wilderness & Remote First Aid - Challenge

24 hours

This course is the same course as FAC 030, but with higher prerequisites for those who already have solid First Aid skills and therefore require less class time. Students will be required to complete an NIC waiver. (Certification period is three years).

Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum 13 years of age; current CPR Level C certification with Red Cross Standard First Aid, or WCB OFA Level 2 or 3, or EMT 77 Hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 within 6 months prior to course start date, and pre read both books


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FAC-051

Mental Health First Aid - Basic

15 hours

Mental Health First Aid - Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This courses focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students 19 years of age


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FAC-052

Mental Health First Aid - Adults Who Interact With Youth

14 hours

Mental Health First Aid Adults who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students 16 years of age


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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-071

Skills of Survival - Level 2

8 hours

This course advances knowledge acquired in Level I by applying skills in a day of hands-on activities. Focus will be on shelter and bough bed construction, fire skills, cooking over open fire with varied suspension systems and knife skills via wilderness crafting. On completion, students will have the practical skills to survive in the wilderness for up to four days, the skills necessary to combat West Coast weather extremes, and competency in fire skills. An NIC waiver will be required.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FAC 070 - Skills of Survival Level 1


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FAC-082

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross and Marine Transport Canada with a certification period of five years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.


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FAC-084

Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

40 hours

An overview of Red Cross advanced first aid techniques and scenarios. Topics covered include; 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 the Marine Transport Canada and is valid for five 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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