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Building Service Worker Level 1 & WHMIS

Learn the skills required to work in the building service custodial field. Topics include: attitudes, ground rules, WHMIS, blood borne pathogen and sharps safety, hanta virus awareness, basic cleaning chemistry, cleaning procedures overview, interior office cleaning, restroom cleaning, daily floor maintenance and classroom cleaning. Note: Please bring a bagged lunch and beverage.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have basic English speaking, writing and reading skills.

Section Location Dates Cost
BSW-101-CRB1 CR Oct 2-Oct 4 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB2 CR Dec 4-Dec 6 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR Mar 19-Mar 21 $389.00
BSW-101-CRB1 CR May 28-May 30 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Nov 13-Nov 15 $389.00
BSW-101-PAB1 PA Apr 23-Apr 25 $389.00


Healthy Aging

Join Helen for a lively discussion, giving you the information that you need to keep your body and your mind in tip top shape as you age. Instructor: Helen Hays.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5730-DLS1 CR Oct 21-Oct 28 $20.00


Advance Care Planning

Instructor: Geri Arkell. You've done your will, planned your estate, but have you thought about your health care decisions? If you were in a major accident today, would your family know what YOUR wishes are for the end of life care? Having "the Talk" with our families and writing the plan will be the best gift you can give them. Participate in this online interactive offering. Make sure your family is informed.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5765-DLS1 CR Oct 7-Oct 14  


London Through the Ages

London, capital of the United Kingdom, is among the oldest of the world's great cities-its history spanning nearly two millennia. We will look at four stages of development: the Roman settlement, the Norman Era, Elizabethan Times, and the 20th Century. Each has left its mark on the modern metropolis - the country's economic, transportation, and cultural centrre. Facilitator: Erik Mairs.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-5902-DLS1 CR Oct 6-Oct 27 $20.00


Current Events Discussion Group

A lively discussion on current news stories of interest; local and provincial matters that directly affect our community and national and international issues that are hitting the headlines. Reporter and freelance writer Quentin Dodd will moderate and suggest some topics to get us started. Then we will decide on further subjects to explore and debate. Join us online to participate from the comfort of your own home. Facilitator: Quentin Dodd.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-6430-DLS1 CR Oct 6-Nov 3 $20.00


Strata -The Basics

Instructor: Mike Naish. Come and explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of strata living. Downsizing to a condominium/strata property has positives and negatives. This is an overview concerning what you give up and what you gain. Mike will explain the difference between renting, owning a home, and owning a strata property. Topics include how strata property legislation governs strata living, who pays for what, insurance issues, privacy legislation and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Section Location Dates Cost
CREC-8740-DLS1 CR Oct 21-Nov 25 $20.00


Dance Fitness

In an encouraging and supportive environment for both beginner and experienced dancers, this course will focus on developing and maintaining flexibility, endurance and strength using dance forms from Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre and World Beat.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-1872-DLS1 CV Oct 6-Nov 24  


Writers' Workshop

This is an interactive class in which writers and would-be writers may share their work and have it gently appreciated and critiqued by others. Each two hour class will be followed by an optional hour for discussion of writing improvement.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2310-DLS1 CV Oct 9-Nov 27  


Taste of GAB (Guided Autobiography)

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is designed to help people recall, write about, and share meaningful memories with others in a small group. The focus is content; writing experience is not needed. We'll learn, reflect, write, and share. We'll laugh, and we'll think a lot.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2337-DLS1 CV Oct 15-Oct 22  


Fundamentals of Photography

This is a non-technical look at how to improve your photographic composition. Although many of the concepts presented will apply to adjustable cameras, concepts will also apply to point-and-shoot cameras and phone cameras. Students should be familiar with the basic operations of their own camera and should bring the camera to each class. A tripod is useful but not mandatory.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-2761-DLS1 CV Oct 6-Nov 24  


Foundations of Contentment

Within us lies a boundless source of inner peace and contentment. This course is aimed at people who feel a longing to experience this source. The course is largely experiential; simple mindfulness practices are used to turn within to the deeper reaches of our being. We'll examine seven foundational elements of contentment: clarity; inner peace; self awareness; gratitude; inner strength; choice; and well-being support."

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5322-DLS1 CV Oct 8-Nov 26  


How to Organize "Stuff"

Overwhelmed, concerned, or just frustrated with items you have accumulated over the years? Explore your relationship with "stuff" and ways to sort and possibly let go of some of it. As well as downsizing, you will learn what to do with things like old love letters, collections, photos, and/or unwanted gifts. You will also find ways to talk to your family about the "stuff" you may leave behind.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5360-DLS1 CV Oct 7-Oct 28  


Universal Devotional Chanting

The educational and devotional benefit of this course is the realization, through actual experience, that all traditions are based in the same spirit. Like yoga, devotional chanting unites us with the essential energy of the universe: God, the Tao, the Voice, the Creator, or the re-creative energy found in nature. All are encouraged to participate and all levels of singing ability are welcome.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5413-DLS1 CV Oct 6-Nov 24  


Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is a mindful practice. It is calming, relaxing, grounding, and helps one to focus. Regular meditation is an exercise for the brain. It increases brain activities in the happy, calm zone of the brain. Meditation is simple, light, healthy, and everyone can do it. Try it now.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5455-DLS1 CV Oct 8-Oct 29  


Circadian Cycles Through Life

Natural cycles have a tremendous influence on our wellbeing. Learn how they affect us and how to stay in sync with them.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5580-DLS1 CV Oct 5-Nov 2  


Your Microbiome - Both Good & Bad

In recent years there has been a scientific revolution in our understanding of the human microbiome - the trillions of bacteria, archaea, yeasts, and other microbes that live in/on us and are now known to be essential for normal development and function of our brain, immune systems, and metabolism. Learn how medical science is taking the first small steps toward powerful new approaches to obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies and - perhaps - Alzheimer's.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5751-DLS1 CV Oct 16-Dec 4  


Stress Management

Stress is very costly to society: it impacts health, relationships, and business. It also makes us vulnerable to bad habits and addictions. Yet stress management is not something we learn in school or at home. Learning to deal effectively with stress will boost your health, energy, and self-esteem and you will enjoy your life more doing the things you really would like to do.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5806-DLS1 CV Oct 5-Nov 16  


Biofilia: Our Connection to Nature

Is Nature intelligent? How closely related are we to other living species? Molecular biology is allowing us a peek at molecules at work in living cells, revealing that all cells function with the same protein molecules and genetic code, and the same molecules that energize all organisms. Come and learn the importance of bacteria, plants, animals and humans, in the natural systems and cycles of the Biosphere. A non-technical course.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-5844-DLS1 CV Oct 9-Nov 27  


Electric Cars And Solar Panels

This two-session course will help break the myths of solar energy, electric cars, and autonomous driving, providing the latest advancements today. Session 1 will cover electric cars and session 2 will cover solar panels. Learn how EV cars can fit into your lifestyle and details of installing solar panels at home.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6180-DLS1 CV Oct 9-Oct 16  


History of the Comox Valley

An overview of the history of the Comox Valley during the 19th and 20th centuries, including early settlement, agriculture, forestry, military and social history. We will also highlight the valley's many colourful characters. Questions and discussion will be welcome.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6234-DLS1 CV Oct 7-Dec 2  


Founders of Religions

The character, persona, and charisma of the founders of religions set the "DNA" of each movement. Some founders are deemed perfect while others are less virtuous. Some followers vehemently defend their founder and others allow the seeker to discover the truth for himself or herself. In all cases, understanding a religion is aided by knowing the founder, their culture and times, and the core of the religion.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6279-DLS1 CV Oct 7-Nov 18  


What Am I Doing Here?

All religions nurture their followers as they involve themselves in the belief system. However, in a multicultural society, all faiths are but one among the many. This course considers some basic characteristics of eight major world religions and aspects of their spiritual practices. This inquiry considers how these might influence us as we ask, "What am I doing here?"

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6280-DLS1 CV Oct 7-Nov 18  


Consciousness in the Veda

Vedas - ancient Indian writings - once thought to be simple praises to gods, have proven to be more. Previously ridiculed, Vedas now lead science exploring the complexity of our world and life within it. We will explore subjects such as cosmology, language, physical development, ayurveda, and near-death experiences. The importance of consciousness in the world and in life experiences, with self and others, will become the focus.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6305-DLS1 CV Oct 8-Nov 26  


Geology of Vancouver Island

This introductory course looks at the types of rock on Vancouver Island: where they originated as well as when and how they all got put together. We will discuss our active seismic region and look at what history tells of earthquake and tsunami risks. The economic mineral deposits and groundwater resources of the region will also be examined.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-6329-DLS1 CV Oct 7-Dec 2  


Strata Basics -Know the Good, Bad & Ugly

Downsizing to a strata property has positives and negatives. Thinking of buying, or already a Strata Owner, this course will guide you through the things you need to know and the questions you need to ask. Topics covered: Owner's rights and obligations according to strata legislation, governance, who pays for what, insurance issues, privacy legislation and how you can ensure you are being treated fairly, and the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT).

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-7040-DLS1 CV Oct 5-Nov 9  


Environmental Law

Youth are in the streets, but politicians sometimes seem reluctant to make the tough political decisions needed to fight climate change. Increasingly climate change is ending up in the courts, but are judges better placed to form public policy? Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer and the head of West Coast Environmental Law's climate program, will discuss the opportunities, and limits of using the law to fight climate change.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9001-DLS1 CV Oct 3  


Disaster At the Crossroads

Our achievements come at a cost. By supplanting natural systems with those we've designed, we are increasingly exposed to the unintended impact of our success. Human modifications amplify the disastrous effects of natural processes and are becoming increasingly catastrophic. How are we to respond? Where do we put our efforts, and for what should we plan? Dr. Guthrie will consider practical limits to our abilities to respond.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9002-DLS1 CV Oct 10  


The Way We See Our Future

A group of students, along with students around the globe, formed an alliance in the past two years for the purpose of raising awareness of key issues around climate change. Members of the Comox Valley Youth Environmental Action Group representing the three high schools in the Valley will present on the climate change topic.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-9003-DLS1 CV Oct 17  


Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-010-CRS2 CR Nov 7 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Oct 4 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Nov 22 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Jan 17 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Mar 13 $105.00
FAC-010-PAS2 PA Dec 5 $105.00


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-021-CVS3 CV Oct 17-Oct 18 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Feb 20-Feb 21 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 24-Apr 25 $170.00


Psychological First Aid

This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 18 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-055-CRB1 CR Oct 26 $110.00


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C - Blended Learning

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 Blended RC Standard First Aid course is recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 021) 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

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-081-CRB2 CR Nov 21 $170.00
FAC-081-CVB1 CV Oct 3 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB1 PA Oct 17 $170.00
FAC-081-PAB2 PA Oct 31 $170.00


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 with a certification period of three years.

Prerequisite(s): Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-082-CRS1 CR Oct 5-Oct 6 $170.00
FAC-082-CRS2 CR Nov 17-Nov 18 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Oct 13-Oct 14 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 12-Nov 13 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Feb 10-Feb 11 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Mar 27-Mar 28 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS1 PA Oct 24-Oct 25 $170.00
FAC-082-PAS2 PA Dec 12-Dec 13 $170.00


Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

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 First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Oct 19-Oct 23 $625.00
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Mar 15-Mar 19 $625.00


Forklift Operator

Receive thorough training that meets or exceeds all WorkSafe BC and CSA regulations and standards. Each student will be evaluated and those able to demonstrate a minimum level of operational competence receive an Ives & Associates document of successful program completion. Note: Ask for information sheet when registering.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 years of age and have, or have had, a driver's license.

Section Location Dates Cost
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Oct 24 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Nov 21 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS6 CR Dec 12 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS3 CR Jan 23 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS4 CR Feb 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS5 CR Mar 20 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS1 CR May 22 $295.00
FLO-010-CRS2 CR Jun 19 $295.00
FLO-010-PAS2 PA Oct 24 $295.00


Proposal Development & Management

Proposals that fit the funder's goals and captures the mind of the reviewer are the ones that will be funded. This course is for anyone who is involved with or interested in proposal development and management; writers, managers, researchers, program leads, SME and business owners, students. Success rate can be improved with this three part process: prepare - it's about building capacity and readiness; develop - excellent proposals present a compelling narrative, are technically sound, and have a robust budget; and manage - the funds and project in order to meet agreed outcomes, on-time, on-budget. The process is straight forward, the work will be challenging, but the results can be amazing. This course is designed to guide you to success.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-3015-DLS1 CV Oct 13-Nov 17 $149.00


What's Next - A Process for Change

This course is about What's Next for you. It's a process for change. It's for people seeking change: people who have been unable to make that change alone. It is a sensible 5-step process. It works. It is based on four proven principles (reflection, storytelling, intention and action) and comes with a workbook. You must do the work. The work will be challenging, but the results can be amazing. This course is designed to guide you to success. People who are actively seeking change in their lives: 1. people seeking (life) change: ".we all have the wisdom we need to decide on a meaningful next step in our own journey, and we have developed a process to help you find yours;" 2. People needing to make work related change: "What's Next started as a personal 'sensemaking' process during [my] work-life transition;" and 3. people ready to explore and develop their small business start-up ideas. NOTE: quotes are from the course workbook (What's Next: the Journey - a process for personal change).

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-3060-DLS1 CV Oct 15-Oct 29 $149.00


Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session

This information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Please note students must preregister and there is no cost.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5110-DLS1 CR Oct 20  
GENI-5110-DLS1 CR Apr 13  


Coastal Log Scaling Information Session

The Coastal Log Scaling Information Session will be delivered online via Bluejeans meeting platform. Registered students must have a device with internet, audio and video capability. Those registered with by contacted by CET with access instructions prior to the information session. This session is free however pre-registration is required.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 OR over 19 years old with En-10 and Ma-11 OR by assessment.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5150-DLS1 CR Oct 27  


Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)

In addition to topics covered by the Basic Safety (SDV-BS) course, this Transport Canada approved course enables you to learn safety-related skills associated with small boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. These skills include assisting passengers to survive an emergency, maintenance of safety equipment, and safety record keeping. Note: Bring a towel and bathing suit for pool exercises.

Section Location Dates Cost
MED-032-CRS3 CR Oct 13-Oct 16 $825.00
MED-032-CRS4 CR Oct 28-Oct 31 $825.00
MED-032-CRS5 CR Nov 25-Nov 28 $825.00
MED-032-CRS6 CR Dec 9-Dec 12 $825.00


Vehicle Inspector

This course prepares trade-qualified mechanics for the Authorized Vehicle Inspector (AVI) certification. Upon completion, students will be able to perform inspections on private and commercial vehicles according to specifications and responsibilities described in the Vehicle Inspection Manual and the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. AVIs help maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must hold a B.C. Trade Qualification or an Inter-provincial Red-Seal Certificate in at least one of the following: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic, Commercial Trailer Mechanic, or Motorcycle Mechanic. Apprentices who have reached Level 4 in any of the above trades may also participate in the course, but will not receive their Inspectors Certificate until they become certified mechanics.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Oct 23-Oct 25 $645.00
MVI-010-CRS1 CR Mar 19-Mar 21 $645.00


Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M). NOTE: For 2020 FALL online-marine courses, registration closes 14-days in advance of section start date.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-016-DLS3 CR Oct 8-Oct 9 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS5 CR Nov 7-Nov 8 $375.00
NAU-016-DLS6 CR Dec 7-Dec 8 $375.00


Chartwork & Pilotage 1

This course is for those working towards their Master Limited (60 T), Fishing Master IV, Mate 150 GT or Watchkeeping Mate, Fishing Vessel. Students will learn to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand and make use of various navigation-related publications, determine a ship's position and keep required records. This comprehensive 12 day course prepares mariners for writing the Transport Canada exam, Chartwork & Pilotage 1 (CP1), on the final day of the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
NAU-038-CRS1 CR Oct 19-Nov 3 $1610.00
NAU-038-PAS2 PA Nov 16-Dec 1 $1610.00


Occupational First Aid Level 1

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Sep 30 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Dec 7 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Jan 12 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS4 CV Feb 18 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS5 CV Apr 14 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS2 PA Oct 14 $95.00
OFA-010-PAS3 PA Nov 30 $95.00
OFA-010-PHS4 PH Oct 22 $160.00


Occupational First Aid Level 3

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.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Oct 26-Nov 6 $750.00


FoodSafe Level I

Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

Section Location Dates Cost
TFS-010-CRS2 CR Oct 24 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS3 CR Nov 21 $99.00
TFS-010-CRS4 CR Dec 12 $99.00
TFS-010-PAS2 PA Nov 28 $99.00