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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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OFA-001

WHMIS 2015

4 hours

This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.


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OFA-015

Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement

8 hours

This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.


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OFA-020

Occupational First Aid Level 2

43 hours

This is a WorkSafeBC course for work environments that require the Occupational First Aid Level 2 according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21. Students will be required to complete a NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 years of age 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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OFA-030

Occupational First Aid Level 3

77 hours

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for FirstAid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC RegulationsPart 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational FirstAid Level 3 course is offered with the objective ofqualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First AidAttendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomyand physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reportingaccidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will berequired to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBCand 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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OFA-031

Occupational First Aid Level 2 or 3 Practice

6 hours

This is a refresher course for Occupational First Aid Level 2 or 3 ticket holders, which prepares students for Level 2 or 3 examinations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must have a current WSBC Occupational First Aid Level 2 or 3 or equivalent certification: (EMP) 76 hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 Supplement ticket.


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OFA-032

Occupational First Aid Level 3 Renewal

42 hours

This course is for Occupational First Aid Level 3 First Aid attendants who prefer not to take the full OFA 030 course, but would like to attend a few classes as a refresher before challenging the Level 3 exam. Homework assignments must be completed before the first class. Note: This course is offered in accordance with WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21) All studentswill be required to complete an NIC waiver form. Certification is by WSBC for a period of three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must have or have had a WSBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 ticket or equivalent certification (i.e.: EMP 76 Hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 Supplement ticket). Students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed wavier. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.


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OFA-033

Paramedic in Industry Practical Workshop

4 hours

Learn the expectations, roles and responsibilities required to practice as an Occupational First Aid (OFA) Attendant. Successful students will receive certification to practice within an OFA Level 3 Attendant's scope of practice - only valid when the paramedic has current license as an emergency medical responder, a primary care paramedic or an advanced care paramedic. Certification is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • To be eligible for a Paramedic in Industry Occupational First Aid Level 3 certificate a candidate must hold a current BC EMA License at the EMR, PCP or ACP level. Be at least 19 years of age before course starts Pre-reading and homework required, contact the First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.


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OFA-050

Occupational First Aid Level 1 Instructor Training

40 hours

The course follows WSBC Level 1 Instructor curriculum and provides participants with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in the preparation and successful delivery of lesson plans. They will learn the effective use of multi -media equipment, and practice the basic instructional skills required to present the OFA Level 1 course. The instructor course will also prepare participants to evaluate the knowledge and skills required for their students. (Certification as a Level 1 instructor will be issued by the agency and will be renewed In accordance with Worksafe BC. It is expected that candidates meet the course objectives before certification is issued. Instructors must maintain their current level of certification or higher. Certification period is three years)

Prerequisite(s):

  • 1.Hold an OFA level 2 certificate (or a nationally recognized Standard First Aid certificate or higher); 2.Be at least 19 years of age before course starts; 3.Provide evidence of having participated in or observed a complete Level 1 course prior to instructor training.


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