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CE Continuing Education Sep - Nov 2018

It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined. -Henry James

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Continuing Education full time, part time and evening classes September - November 2018 BUSINESS & COMPUTER TRAINING

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Computers 11-13 FIRST AID & SAFETY First Aid

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Safety 6-7 FULL TIME Advising Services GENERAL INTEREST

RESOURCE SECTOR TRAINING Haul Truck Operator Program SPECIALIZED TRAINING Mental Health First Aid TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

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SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality

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Arts & Crafts

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Children’s Programs

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TRANSPORTATION 8 Air Brakes

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Graduated Licensing

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Cooking 17 Health & Wellness

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FIRST AID & SAFETY

First Aid Occupational First Aid Level 3 The ultimate course in first aid! Recognized in both Alberta and BC, this course prepares you to take on the responsibilities of the first aid attendant providing emergency care in your industry and covers a variety of emergency medical techniques. You must be 16 years of age to take the course. This is a 10 day course. Exam is held on the last day of the course. Course fee include books, exam and certificate, which is valid for three years. ALL STUDENTS MUST PICK UP BOOKS AT YOUR LOCAL CAMPUS PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE. Mon-Fri / Sep 17-28 / 10 sessions includes exam 8:30am-5pm / J. Titus / $895 / PVHE-300-IN01 Mon-Fri / Oct 29-Nov 9 / 10 sessions includes exam 8:30am-5pm / J. Titus / $895 / PVHE-300-IN02

Occupational First Aid Level 3 Re-certification Need to update your WorkSafe BC OFA Level 3? This course gives you the flexibility to enter the second week of the full two week OFA 3 to re-certify your ticket. All of week one materials must be completed prior to starting the second week. Exam is held on the last day of the course. Course fee includes books, exam and certificate, which is valid for three years. Note: All WorkSafeBC regulations apply. Prerequisite: Must have a current (unexpired) OFA Level 3 ticket or equivalent, proof must be shown prior to start of class. Must hold a current minimum CPR A /AED certification (that includes adult resuscitation) which has been issued within the prior 6 months, proof must be shown prior to start of class. ALL STUDENTS MUST PICK UP BOOKS AT YOUR LOCAL CAMPUS PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE. Mon-Fri / Sep 24-28 / 5 sessions includes exam 8:30am-5pm / J. Titus / $649 / PVHE-203-IN01 Mon-Fri / Nov 5-9 / 5 sessions includes exam 8:30am-5pm / J. Titus / $649 / PVHE-203-IN02

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Occupational First Aid Level 1 When accidents happen, you need to be able to handle the situation. This 7 hour program will equip you with emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Course fee includes the book. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that is valid for three years. Minimum age is 16. Note: MUST BRING PHOTO ID. Sat / Sep 22/ 8:30am-5pm / B. Lake / $125 / PVHE-100-IN01 Sat / Oct 20 / 8:30am-5pm / B. Lake / $125 / PVHE-100-IN02 Tue / Nov 20 / 8:30am-5pm / B. Lake / $125 / PVHE-100-IN03 Sat / Dec 1 / 8:30am-5pm / B. Lake / $125 / PVHE-100-IN04

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Transportation Endorsement As an endorsement to the WorkSafeBC Level 1 certificate, this course meets the needs of those responsible for transporting injured workers to medical aid from more remote settings (greater than 20 minutes transport time). Prerequisite: Current WCB OFA 1 or equivalent. Please review the WorkSafeBC regulations on equivalent certifications, or contact your local campus to confirm if you have the correct prerequisite. Sun / Oct 21 / 8:30am-5pm / B. Lake / $125 / PVHE-301-IN01

AED Recertification This four hour AED training is for those people whose duty is to respond to any cardiac arrest at their facility. Typically, security guards, ski patrollers, lifeguards, loggers and other people whose job description includes emergency response are logical candidates for training. Training will be specific to the AED on your worksite. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that is valid for one year. Prerequisite: Current WCB OFA 1 or equivalent. Sun / Dec 2 / 9:00am-1pm / B. Lake / $99 / PVHE-188-IN01

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St John Standard for Industry Designed for Industry, oil patch workers, nursing students, health care professionals and general public requiring Standard First Aid certification OFA1 Equivalent, this dual certificate prepares you to offer first aid at the scene of an accident without special equipment and professional medical help. Successful completion provides you with both a St. John Standard First Aid OFA1 equivalent, along with CPR C with AED valid for 3 years. This course meets first aid requirements for WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1, Canada Labour Code, Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid - Community Care. You must be 16 years of age. Indoor shoes required. TBA / $249 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates times locations or to schedule one for your company.

Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR-C Basic First Aid & CPR techniques are taught in an interactive environment for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR. Course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, CPR Level C, AED and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission. Course includes a three year certification. Sat / Oct 6 / 9am-5pm / J. Titus / $125 / PVHE-146-IN01

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Basic one-day course designed to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge. Course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and AED) for children, and babies. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and day care worker safety requirements. Course includes a three year certification. Sun / Nov 4 / 9am-5pm / J. Titus / $125 / PVHE-202-IN01

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR-C Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace or at home. This course covers a variety of topics from basics such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level C and prevention of disease transmission, to in-depth topics such as sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. Course includes a three year certification in Standard First Aid and CPR Level C. Sat-Sun / Nov 24-25 / 9am-5pm / J. Titus / $249 / PVHE-147-IN01

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid This 20 hour Wilderness & Remote First Aid covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Over 25% of the course is taught in a non-urban setting. Dress for the weather. TBA / $329 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates or to get on our interest list.

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Safety H2S Alive If you plan on working in the Canadian oil and gas industry, H2S Alive is a must! During this 8 hour course, learn about hydrogen sulphide properties, breathing apparatus use, gas detection and rescue techniques. Ticket is valid for 3 years. As the industry standard in Canada and recognized around the world, students will learn how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments and receive a 3 year certificate. DESIGNED FOR: All workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide H2S. TOPICS INCLUDE: H2S properties, Health Hazards and Locations - Including worker exposure limits - Hazard Assessment and Control - Including H2S case studies - Respiratory Protective Equipment - Including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus - Detection of H2S - Gas detection demonstrations with various detection devices - Initial Response Strategy - 7 steps; including 4 rescue techniques and case studies TBA / $249 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates or to get on our interest list.

Basic Fall Protection This eight hour course includes theory and practical application exercises to introduce the student to standards for fall protection which meet or exceed both Alberta and BC Occupational Health and Safety standards. This program teaches all core concepts of fall protection from a regulatory and standards perspective including: fall protection requirements for workers and employers, hierarchy of fall protection, methods of hazard identification, examining various Fall Protection and Fall Arrest systems, equipment care and maintenance, and understanding the ABCs of a Personal Fall Protection System. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of anchorages, body support, and connectors as well as an introduction into rescue basics including self-rescue and assisted rescue. TBA / $249 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates or to schedule one for your company.

Chainsaw Operator Course Learn the basics of chainsaw operation, safety and maintenance. This 2 day course covers the proper safety gear needed, safe work procedures, daily maintenance of chainsaw and /or brush saw, small diameter tree falling, bucking and limbing, cleaning and inspection of saw, minor troubleshooting and chain filing. Come prepared to use equipment. Theory and Field Exams will be conducted. Certification provided with successful completion of course. Chainsaws and all equipment is supplied. Students must dress for the weather and wear safety approved boots. Mon-Tues / Sept 24-25 / 9am-5pm / Timberwolf Training $369 / PVIN-692-IN01 Courses can also be delivered on-site for your business if field site requirements are met (eg. blown down or permission fall trees are provided).

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Confined Space Awareness This theory and practical course includes Part 9 of WSBC health and safety regulation. It covers hazards of confined space, confined space identification, preparation for entry, working in confined spaces, hazard classification, control measures, documentation and legislative requirements regarding worker responsibilities. Course required by those working in confined spaces. Certificate is valid for 3 years. TBA / $249 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates or to schedule one for your company.

Traffic Control Course covers the knowledge and practical skills needed to work safely as a traffic control person according to WorkSafeBC, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Ministry of Transportation standards and other regulatory requirements. Must bring safety toed boots and dress for the weather. Must register two weeks before date of course. Wed-Thu / Sep 12-13 / 9am-5pm / M. Thorn / $299 / PVIN-106-IN01

WHMIS 2015 - Classroom Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training to meet the Federal Hazardous Products Act requirements for handling hazardous materials in the workplace. Sat / Oct 13 / 1-5pm / K. Nickurak / $49 / PVHE-112-IN01

WHMIS 2015 - Online Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training to meet the Federal Hazardous Products Act requirements for handling hazardous materials in the workplace. WHMIS is delivered online and can be taken at your convenience. Anytime / Online / $29 / PVHE-700-IN01

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Classroom Required by Transport Canada if you are transporting dangerous goods, this course includes shipping documentation, labels and packaging, driver documentation and information regarding an accident or emergency. TBA / $69 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates or to schedule one for your company.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Online Required by Transport Canada if you are transporting dangerous goods, this course includes shipping documentation, labels and packaging, driver documentation and information regarding an accident or emergency. TDG is delivered online and can be taken at your convenience. Anytime / Online / $39 / PVHE-701-IN01

Did you know COTR Invermere can deliver the following Worksafe courses for your business? • New/Young Worker Orientation

• Supervisor Safety Management

• Occupational Health & Safety

• Joint Health & Safety Committee Training

• Hazard Recognition & Control

• Preventing & Investigating Musculoskeletal Injuries

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TRANSPORTATION

Graduated Licensing As a new driver, develop the skills that keep you and other drivers safe. This program helps you reduce roadway risks by improving your driving behaviour, skills and attitudes in a controlled environment. Spend 20 hours in the classroom and 12 hours gaining practical driving experience. This course is offered in conjunction with Columbia Valley Driving School. Sat & Sun / Sep 29-30 & Oct 13-14 / 10am-4pm / Columbia Valley Driving School / $1045 / PVIN-148-IN01 Sat & Sun / Nov 17-18 & Dec 1-2 / 10am-4pm / Columbia Valley Driving School / $1045 / PVIN-148-IN02

Air Brakes This course is a comprehensive study of commercial vehicle air brake systems and a presentation of pre-trip inspection and brake adjustment to prepare for the Motor Vehicle Branch Air Endorsement exam. This 20 hour course requires a valid BC Driver’s License (you may also take this course with a learner’s license). Prerequisites: Hold a valid British Columbia (or provincial equivalent) driver’s license. TBA / $295 / Call 250 342-3210 for course dates or to schedule one for your company.

Simulator Orientation This course will provide the students with an orientation to our Driving Simulator. Whether you are a new or experienced driver, the Driving Simulator can help prepare you for unexpected situations, before actually getting on the road. Using the simulator not only gives drivers realistic visual scenarios, but allows them to physically experience wheel resistance and the feel of braking. With the simulator we can imitate what a dangerous driving situation feels like and show drivers how to safely deal with these situations. TBA / PVIN-697 / Call 250-342-3210 for a quote today!

Class 1 Driving Simulator Refresher This Class 1 Driving Simulator refresher course will provide students, whether you are a new or experienced driver, the help to prepare for unexpected situations, shifting and braking before actually getting on the road. TBA / PVIN-698 / Call 250-342-3210 for a quote today! Call 250-489-8242 or visit cotr.bc.ca/driving-school for more information.

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RESOURCE SECTOR TRAINING

Haul Truck Operator Program This 4 week program offers an introduction to safe and efficient operation of a haul truck in a surface mining or oil sands site. Haul Truck operators are in demand in mines across Canada as well as the Alberta oil sands. Haul Truck operator is the common entry-level job in a mine site. Utilizing state-of-the-art motion-based simulators, classroom-led and online modules include safety and operating procedures, warning systems and protocols, assessing and reacting to alarms, emergency scenarios, walk-around inspections and cab controls, start-up, shutdown, braking, steering, tire care, dumping and loading procedures. Our program uses simulators for both Komatsu and Caterpillar haul trucks, which are most commonly used in large surface pit operations in Canada. The program includes instruction in the following safety tickets: Mine Supervisor Certificate (Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC), Standard First Aid for Industry (2 day), WHMIS and Construction Safety Training System (CSTS). Pre-requisites: Age 18, Grade 12 or equivalent, Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Declaration of physical ability to climb a ladder and informational conversation with HTO lead instructor. Tuition: $7500 Dates:

Cranbrook:

Fernie:

Oct 29-Nov 23, 2018

Oct 1-26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018

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SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Mental Health First Aid Certificate Did you know: • Mental illness is the #1 cause of disability in the Canadian workplace • $51 billion is lost in productivity each year due to mental illness • One in four Canadians will experience a mental health problem every year • The stigma associated with mental health hinders employees for seeking help Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trained employees will be equipped to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, including those related to substance use. The course will also work on reducing the stigma around mental illness and create mental wellness within the workplace. Participants will receive a handbook, a MHFA Certificate and be registered as a Mental Health First Aid Responder with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. With over 30 years of providing mental health support, education and advocacy, Zalika Adamson brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and passion to her teaching of MHFA Canada. She is a Registered Social Worker and certified instructor for MHFA Canada by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Thu-Fri / Oct 25-26 / 9am-4:30pm / Z. Adamson / $249 / PVHE-228-IN01

safeTALK – Suicide Alertness for Everyone This half-day training in suicide alertness teaches the basic first steps to: • Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide, • Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, then • Connect them to live-saving community supports and resources. Both professionals and members of the general public can benefit from safeTALK. Offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kootenays. Wed / Oct 24 / 1-4pm / L. Stuart / $79 / PVHE-124-IN01

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BUSINESS & COMPUTER TRAINING Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop Get the hands-on training you need to start using QuickBooks Desktop to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile bank accounts, create and print invoices, receipts, statements, track your payables, inventory and receivables, create estimates, prepare payroll and generate reports. Prerequisite: Basic Bookkeeping or equivalent experience. TBA / $289 / PVBM-1091 / Call 250-342-3210 for course dates times locations.

Computers Does your organization need help? We understand that everyone may not need our standard courses and we work directly with you to identify and understand your specific needs and goals and work together to create a customized learning solution. Call us at 250 -342-3210 for a consultation.

Keyboarding Learn how to improve your keyboarding accuracy and speed through this self-directed class. Our instructor will get you set up with the program in the first session and you can work through the lesson plans and drills in the comfort of your home. A check-in session will be held at the mid-point and a final class for assessments and testing. A keyboarding certificate including WPM will be given upon successful completion. Anytime / Online & In Class / $95 / PVBM-887-IN01

Customized Made Computer Training for individuals This course is excellent for individuals looking for computer training that is tailored specifically to their needs. Training can include basic File Management, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Templates, MAC computer software and more. Our instructor will contact you to assess your skill level, discuss your individual needs and arrange a time that is convenient with your schedule. Private Sessions and Semi-private 3 hour sessions can be booked. Call 250-342-3210 to arrange training! Private Session 3hr / L. Klassen / $189 / PVBM-1541 Semi-Private Session 3hr / L. Klassen / $99 per student based on 2 students / $65 per student based on 3 students PVBM-894

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NEW! MS Word 2016 Tips & Tricks! Be a Microsoft Word Master! Improve your productivity and efficiency in Microsoft Word with useful tips to make you a power user. Even if you use Microsoft Word on a daily basis there’s always something new to discover. We’ve pinpointed the top tips and tricks to help put you back in command. A must take for contractors, small business owners, office administrators or anyone else wanting to make better use of their time. Tue & Thu / Nov 6 & 8 / 6:30-8pm / $55 / L. Klassen / PVBM-428-IN01

NEW! MS Excel 2016 for True Beginners No experience? No problem! This course will get you acquainted with all the terminology and features of excel that will get you started using a spreadsheet without feeling frustrated. Tue & Thu / Nov 13 & 15 / 6:30-8pm / $55 / L. Klassen / PVBM-431-IN01

MS Excel 2016 Certificate Take the complete MS Excel Certificate to become proficient in MS Excel 2016. A chance to master all three levels of Excel at a discounted rate! This course will make your everyday easier by taking your skills to the next level. Receive certification as a result of successful completion and upgrade your resume. This certificate includes the content outlined in MS Excel Levels 1, 2 & 3. Successful students will receive a College of the Rockies Excel Certificate of Training. Wed & Fri / Nov 14-30 / 9am-12pm / $275 / L. Klassen / PVBM-509-IN01

MS Excel 2016 Level 1 Explore the basics of Excel 2016 and find out how to set up spreadsheets including formulas, graphs, and database features. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Students will also be shown how to create and modify charts, and learn how to manage large workbooks. Intro to Computers, Windows and File Management or equivalent are required for this course. Wed & Fri / Nov 14 & 16 / 9am-12pm / $109 / L. Klassen / PVBM-506-IN01

MS Excel 2016 Level 2 Formulas and functions are what make Excel spreadsheets so useful. Learn how to use more than just basic “SUM” functions and build on the skills and concepts taught in Excel 2016 Level 1. Learn advanced functions like absolute cell references, “IF” functions, using spreadsheets with formulas to answer “WHAT-IF” questions and using “GOAL SEEK” to analyze how to meet a desired target. This course will also explore the more advanced features of working with data charts. MS Excel Level 1 or equivalent is required for this course. Wed & Fri / Nov 21 & 23 / 9am-12pm / $109 / L. Klassen / PVBM-507-IN01

MS Excel 2016 Level 3 Apply your skills from MS Excel Level 1 and MS Excel Level 2 to go even further. Incorporated into the course are advanced spreadsheet formatting, advanced formulas, and creating and using templates. Learn advanced functions such as macros, pivots tables, lookup functions, and goal seeking. MS Excel Level 2 or equivalent is required for this course. Wed & Fri / Nov 28 & 30 / 9am-12pm / $109 / L. Klassen / PVBM-508-IN01

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Customized Website Design Workshop This 3 hour workshop is designed for individuals to get hands on training specific to their website design needs. You will receive individual or small group direction and training to get started in creating a website, perform necessary updates and maintenance of your website. Instructor Samantha Gernhart has been providing marketing, web and graphic services since 2005. Anytime / Call to arrange training / $189 per 3 hour session / S. Gernhart / PVBM-886

NEW! Wordpress Web Design Solutions Learn how to create and manage a WordPress website for your small business, non-profit organization or to showcase your professional portfolio. You will learn how to register a domain, set up hosting and email, choose and install a theme, basic customization, plugins, widgets and adding your content and images. By the end of the course you will have created your very own website and have the skills to update and manage it yourself moving forward. Wed / Oct 10-Nov 21, no class Oct 31 / 6 sessions / 6-9pm / $289 / S. Gernhart / PVBM-896-IN01

NEW! Social Media for Business or NPO Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. LinkedIn. Everyone is buzzing about how these free social networking sites can be powerful marketing tools for your small business or non-profit organization. But where do you start? What’s the right approach? In this course you will delve into the major Internet based social media, the technology, interface and etiquette. The focus will be on learning how to use social media as a marketing tool to establish and maintain your small business or organization’s online presence. In this course small business owners and non-profit organizations will learn which social media accounts should be used for their type of business, how to create the account, set up the profile and how to use the platforms properly, and how to grow and manage them. Mon / Oct 15-Nov 26, no class Nov 12 / 6 sessions / 6-9pm / $289/ S. Gernhart / PVBM-884-IN01

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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

FoodSafe Level 1 A food handling, sanitation, and work safety course designed for food service establishment operators and front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. This 8 hour course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Course fee includes the book and certificate; which is valid for 5 years. Exams can be pre-ordered in languages other than English, please contact us for more information. Please bring your identification to class! Sat / Sep 29 / 9am-5pm / A. Salzbrenner / $125 / PVPS-101-IN01

Food Safety for Food Handlers Online Food Safety for Food Handlers is the online equivalent to FOODSAFE Level 1. Complete all of your coursework online with a user-friendly website that provides practice questions and real life scenarios. You can register and begin this course any time. This multimedia training is available 24/7 and you can complete it from anywhere equipped with a windows-based computer, high speed connection and Internet Explorer web browser. The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete and once you have started, you have 30 days to study and write your exam. Students are required to complete the final exam at one of our campuses for a fee of $40. Anytime / Online / $85 + $40 Exam Fee / PVPS-109-KI01

SuperHost - Foundations of Service Quality SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality is a comprehensive, practical introduction to the principles of providing a quality service experience. This one-day course is ideal for people who are either entering the workforce for the first time or after a significant break, or are fairly new at working in a front-line, customer-facing role. Sat / Oct 13 / 9am-4pm / A. Rautenbach / $125 / PVPS-173-IN01

We offer this course for your business or organization. Let us help you provide your staff with the tools to improve the quality of customer service. Call 250-342-3210 to discuss details today!

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Custom Training Services Our Invermere Continuing Education & Contract Training Team will create customized training and educational programs for your industry, organization or business. We provide a wide range of training services including:

First Aid & Safety Training

Professional Development

• Red Cross First Aid / CPR (all levels)

• Management Training

• Occupational First Aid (all levels)

• Project Management

• St. John First Aid

• Computer Training

• H2S Alive

• Leadership Programs

• Fall Protection

• Conflict Resolution

• Confined Space Awareness

• Customer Service Training

• WHMIS & TDG

• Workplace Communication

• S100 & S100A

• Grant Writing

• Traffic Control / Flagging

• Managing Change in the Workplace

• Forklift

• Service and Sales Excellence

• FoodSafe

• Training Needs Assessment • Corporate or Community Branding • Industry Training

For more information on our custom training services call today!

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GENERAL INTEREST

Children’s Programs Red Cross Babysitting Course The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviors to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. Ages 11 - 15. Prerequisite: Must be 11 years of age. Fri-Sat / Oct 5-6 / 1:30-4:30pm (Fri) 9am-2pm (Sat) / K. Nickurak / $65 / PVSS-600-IN01 Fri-Sat / Dec 7-8 / 1:30-4:30pm (Fri) 9am-2pm (Sat) / K. Nickurak / $65 / PVSS-600-IN02

Home Alone Are you ready to leave your children home alone but want to make sure they have the skills and knowledge needed to be home alone safely? This course was designed with your child’s best interest in mind. Home Alone Safety for Children is an interactive safety program designed for children aged 10+ (siblings 7+ may also register and attend). First aid and safety skills are covered through interactive games and role playing. Equip your kids with the basic skills needed to stay home comfortably and safely! Fri / Oct 12 / 1:30-3:30pm / K. Nickurak / $30 (includes book), each additional sibling $20 / GISS-601–IN01 Fri / Dec 7 / 10-12 am / K. Nickurak / $30 (includes book), each additional sibling $20 / GISS-601–IN02

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Cooking French Cooking: The Foods of Provence Join Chef Alison Bell for an Evening in Provence, an area known for its fresh seafood, produce, olives, olive oil and herbs. Students will prepare a selection of specialties from the region including salade Niçoise, bouillabaisse, ratatouille olive tapenade and pissaladière. Learn about the culinary culture of the region, take away valuable cooking skills and enjoy a delicious dinner. Tue / Oct 23 / 6-9:30pm / A. Bell / $79 + GST / GIPS-149-IN01

NEW! More French Cooking If you enjoyed learning about the foods of Provence, this class is for you! Students will hone their skills, learn how to make a soufflé, the classic soupe à l’oignon gratinée and more. Chef Alison Bell continues her journey through the delectable cuisine of France. Sat / Oct 27 / 2-5pm / A. Bell / $79 + GST / GIPS-167-IN01

Sushi Learn how to make a variety of sushi using both raw and cooked ingredients. This hands-on class provides practice using different techniques and recipes for flavourful fillings. Finish with a full tummy and take home sushi. Sat / Nov 3 / 2-5pm / H. Watanabe / $ 79 + GST / GIPS-114-IN01

NEW! The Great Invermere Baking Exchange Come together for an afternoon of baking. Try new recipes and learn some handy baking tips. Bring a family member or friend along to join in the fun! At the end of the class you can exchange your goodies with other participants and leave with an assortment of delicious treats to enjoy and share. Please bring an empty container with you to fill up! Sat / Nov 24 / 1-4pm / A. Salzbrenner / $69 + GST / One additional participant $10 + GST / GIPS-168-IN01

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NEW! Non-Profit Capacity Building Making your non-profit organization stronger! Our Non-profit Advisors Program can help you increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. Pre-registration is required.

New! Funding Essentials In this fun, interactive half day workshop you will be shown how to become an enthusiastic and effective fundraiser for your cause, how to diversify finding sources and create a sustainable funding strategy. Thu / Oct 18 / 1-4pm / M. Rievaj / $10 + GST / GIBM-130-IN01

Health & Wellness NEW! Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food In today’s society, we are constantly being bombarded with information on fad diets, superfoods and how to lose weight. Together with images of food and social media messages on body image, one can easily develop an unhealthy relationship with food and eating. It can be so difficult to sort fact from fiction. The stress of wondering what and how to eat can not only wreak havoc on your mental and physical health, but also negatively impact your enjoyment of eating including social situations that involve food. Whether you have a history of disordered eating or you simply want to be able to feel confident and comfortable eating the foods you enjoy (even if it is a piece of cake or chocolate!), this course will help teach you how to look at food without judgment and will bring awareness to how our actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations influence our food choices. Join Registered Dietitian, Krystal Pawlick, to learn more about mindful eating practices and how we can incorporate them into making food choices that promote balance, choice, wisdom and acceptance. Tue / Oct 2 / 6-8pm / K. Pawlick / $34 + GST / GIHE-413-IN01

NEW! Introduction to Basic Nutrition Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, proper nutrition is essential for growth and development as well as for maintaining your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Eating a healthy, balanced diet not only reduces your risk of developing chronic diseases, but also helps you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Join Registered Dietitian, Krystal Pawlick, to learn about the fundamentals of basic nutrition including macronutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, minerals and hydration. This course will teach you how to fuel your body according to your age, lifestyle and activity level, including what to eat and when to eat it. Mon & Tue / Oct 29-30 / 6-8pm / K. Pawlick / $54 + GST / GIHE-414-IN01

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NEW! Nutritional Impact on Hormones Our hormones are influenced by a number of different factors and they can change dramatically throughout any given day, month and even over the course of a few years. The types and amounts of hormones we produce vary for each individual and nutrition can play a key role in regulating the impact these hormones have in our bodies and how we feel on any given day. Join Registered Dietitian, Krystal Pawlick, to learn about the basic human hormones testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, leptin and ghrelin and how you can detect if these are hormones are impacting your mood, behavior, sleep, hunger, satiety and metabolism. This course will provide you with strategies on how to implement dietary practices and lifestyle choices to help make you feel your best and live your fullest life no matter what life stage you are in or the changes your body may be going through. Mon & Tues / Nov 26-27 / 6-8pm / K. Pawlick / $54 + GST / GIHE-412-IN01

Active Aging Workshop As our body ages, an active lifestyle becomes a key component to a person’s overall health and independence. Daily exercise can increase one’s overall level of fitness, enhance mental capacity, happiness and memory, improve balance, manage symptoms of illness or pain and even reverse some of the signs of decline as we age. Join Active Aging Specialist and Personal Fitness Trainer Jennette St. Jean in this interactive workshop which will include key information about the aging process, Canadian guidelines and stats on active aging, the latest news and tips on nutrition, as well as functional exercises including cardiovascular fitness, mobility and strength. Jennette will guide you through the top 10 exercises for active aging that you can do in the comfort of your own home and also provide you with resources to get active in the community. This workshop is designed for the older adult in mind (50yrs plus) however those individuals who are younger and interested in the program are welcome. Dress in comfortable clothes and bring gym type shoes to class. Fee includes Student Take Home Fitness Kit! Sat / Nov 3 / 9am-1pm / J. St. Jean / $54 + GST / GIRE-177-IN01

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Reiki Certificate Level 1 Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The practice works with the concept of “life force energy” flowing through us which serves to fuel one’s energy and sense of aliveness. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. This ancient Japanese healing art has been proven through clinical studies to lower pain levels, reduce stress and improve feelings of well-being for a broad range of physical ailments including fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer treatments and many other chronic conditions. You can do this for yourself and others. The client remains clothed and the practitioner works above the body or with hands on the body. Class participants will learn the history and principles of Usui Reiki, work with managing energy in their own bodies, and practice both traditional and intuitive hand positions. Workbook and Level 1 Certificate included. Fri-Sun / Sep 21-23 / 6:30-9pm (Fri) & 10am-5:30pm (Sat & Sun) / B. Holden / $199 + GST / GIHE-634-IN01

Reiki Certificate Level 2 Reiki 2 participants will further open their energy channels. You will deepen your abilities to manage energy for yourself and develop a more intuitive approach to working with clients. You will learn techniques that send healing remotely over distance and Mental and Emotional Healing. On attaining this level of Reiki, the channel is able to facilitate absent / distance healing…the person receiving the healing is not physically present. The Reiki symbols learned at this level allow communication with the higher self. The energy flow is increased about 4 times. Participants at this level of Reiki must comprise the absence of the ego, the presence of humility, the commitment to serve another human being and the love and respect for life. Prerequisite: Reiki Certificate Level 1 or an equivalency if completed Level 1 with a different Reiki Master. Fri-Sun / Nov 30 Dec 1-2 / 6:30-9pm (Fri) & 10am-5:30pm (Sat & Sun) / B. Holden / $249 + GST / GIHE-640-IN01

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Positive Mindset & Team Building What possibilities can you create in your life? We all know the power of positive thinking, but do we know how to do it? In this course you will learn easy techniques to keep yourself in a good place, even when life sends you into unpleasant or unexpected places; how to set intention to create happiness; and how to build a support team at home or at work. Come as a team and accelerate your results together! Wed / Oct 17 / 6:30-9pm / B. Holden / $39 + GST / GIHE-382-IN01

NEW! Energy Clearing Things around you feeling stuck? Learn how to clear out that old energy from your person or your space. Learn the basics of determining what is in need of clearing and what tools are available for you using new and ancient methods from various cultures and belief systems. Included in the course fee is your choice of clearing tool (wand, spray or pendulum) for you to keep. Tue / Oct 23-Nov 6, no class Oct 30 / 2 sessions / 6:30-9pm / B. Holden / $79 + GST / GIHE-451-IN01

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Arts & Crafts NEW! Funky Jean Embroidery Bring your favourite pair of jeans, jacket or shirt and create your own personalized design to embroider. Add as many or as few designs as you like. This class will teach you enough basic embroidery skills to completely personalize your clothing. No experience needed. Embroidery thread and needles provided. . Wed / Sep 19 & 26 / 2 sessions / 6:30-9pm / J. Morgan / $49 + GST / GIAR-457-IN01

NEW! Build Your Own Pallet Project It is no secret that wood pallets can be repurposed into impressive furniture and décor, and this course will show you how and leave you wowed! Choose from one of four projects and learn how to construct either a bench, potting table or a coat, wine or shoe rack. The end result is something you can be proud of. This carpentry workshop introduces participants to basic carpentry skills and how to use woodworking tools safely. No woodworking knowledge or experience necessary. All tools and materials are provided. Tue & Thu / Oct 16 & 18 / 6-9pm / B. Murphy / $125 + GST / GIAR-831-IN01

Build Your Own Pallet Project Revisited Expand upon your success in the first workshop and choose another ingenious project to impress! These pallet projects will sharpen your woodworking skills while producing something awesome to keep or gift! We have a bookshelf, entry table, chair or planter on the workbench for this session. No woodworking knowledge or experience necessary however participation in the first workshop is recommended in order to finish this project on time. All tools and materials are provided. Tue & Thu / Nov 20 & 22 / 6-9pm / B. Murphy / $125 + GST / GIAR-832-IN01

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Outdoors NEW! Weekend Whiteway Skating Workshop Coming this winter, the definitive course on how to tackle the Whiteway. We will show you warm up and stretching exercises to optimize your skating. Our instructor will show you the best way to improve your technique to have you gliding along Canada’s longest skating trail. TBA / Call 250-342-3210 for more information and to get on our interest list.

CORE Hunter Training New to the hunting field? Make sure you possess the knowledge and skills needed to be a safe and ethical hunter by taking the CORE (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education) program. You will complete a practical firearms handling test, as well as a written exam. Must be 12 years and older. Must bring ID. Pre-course reading recommended. Fri-Sun / Nov 16-18 / 6-10pm (Fri) & 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun) / B. Trask / $169 + GST (includes book) GIRE-115-IN01

CDN Firearms Safety Course Are you applying for a Possession and Acquisition License? Get the needed firearms training with this course, focusing on non-restricted firearms such as rifles and shotguns. The course covers safety, operations and handling. By law, students have to be at least 12 years old. Check with the examiner regarding age requirements for licensing or review the RCMP website. Must bring ID and purchase book prior to course start. Fri-Sat / Nov 2-3 / 6-10pm (Fri) & 9am-5pm (Sat) / L. Fiss / $125 + GST + book / GIRE-104-IN01

ATTENTION COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY! If you are qualified to teach in the following areas, we want to hear from you! • Accounting & Bookkeeping

• Arts, Music, Crafts

• Web Design

• Health & Wellness

• Language Instruction

• Orienteering

• Ethnic Cooking

• Basic car and/or home maintenance

Please call the Invermere campus at 250-342-3210 or email invermere@cotr.bc.ca

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Adult Upgrading Adult Upgrading is designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be successful in employment situations and in further education. You can complete individual courses to meet prerequisite needs or to earn your Adult Graduation diploma. The program is flexible to individual need and ability, and students can fit classes and study into their work and personal schedule. Funding opportunities may be available. Please call 250-342-3210 , to book an appointment with the Education Advisor. Mon-Fri | various times

Advising Services An Education Advisor is available by appointment from September to June to provide assistance with education and career decisions. The Education Advisor can provide you with information about programs and courses at the College and other post-secondary institutions, assist you with identifying your career goals, supervise assessments for adult upgrading and vocational training programs, and assist with financial aid information. Computerized Career Assessments are also available for a fee of $40. Meet one-on-one with an Education Advisor to discuss: • Educational planning • Career planning • Program prerequisites • How to apply • Financial options • Where to find the program of your choice • Academic assessments Education Advising services are free and private by appointment only. Call 250-342-3210 to set up an appointment. This is a popular service – book early. Program funded by BC Government.

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Continuing Education Guide - Invermere  

College of the Rockies - Continuing Education - your community source for skills upgrading, career enhancement, pre-employment or special in...

Continuing Education Guide - Invermere  

College of the Rockies - Continuing Education - your community source for skills upgrading, career enhancement, pre-employment or special in...

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