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Continuing Education

September 2018 - August 2019

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Your complete guide to professional and personal development at NIC’s Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

Metal Jewellery

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Welcome to NIC’s 2018/2019 Continuing Education Catalogue, your guide to some of the most accessible, relevant, short-term education and training on the North Island. Throughout these pages, you’ll find more than 175 professional development and personal interest courses and certificates to inspire, engage and educate. Whether you want to support your career, ignite your creativity or stay certified and safe on the jobsite, this year’s guide offers practical knowledge and applied skills for every learner, including: • Industry-certified first aid, Foodsafe and marine training courses for employees in the Island’s vibrant health, restaurant and marine industries, • Professional development courses in graphic design and social media, human resource strategies, bookkeeping and leadership and more for working professionals and small business owners, • Creative courses to learn a new language, develop your creative writing skills or learn how to design metal jewellery, throw clay, paint and draw with working artist instructors, • New home brewing and culinary courses in partnership with Campbell River’s Beachfire Brewing and Nosh House as well as a culinary tour of Europe with Spanish, Italian, French and Greek cooking courses, and • Important ElderCollege information and key dates to support the vast network of mature adults interested in fun, lively learning experiences. As usual, every course and certificate program offers the same quality and commitment to student success you get with all our programs at NIC. Grab a coffee or tea and discover what NIC’s Continuing Education and Training can do for you this year.

JOHN BOWMAN President, North Island College






First Aid................................................................................................... 22


Safety Training...................................................................................... 25

Photography.............................................................................................5 Pottery........................................................................................................5 Printmaking...............................................................................................6 Metal Jewellery........................................................................................6 Language.................................................................................................10 Writing......................................................................................................10



Business & Leadership.......................................................................... 11 Human Resources................................................................................. 12 Instructor Training ................................................................................ 13 Computer Skills...................................................................................... 13 Finance..................................................................................................... 14



Business & Leadership......................................................................... 15 Computers & Software........................................................................ 15 Digital Photography............................................................................. 16 Personal Development........................................................................ 16 Writing & Publishing............................................................................. 16

ELDERCOLLEGE 17 Campbell River ElderCollege............................................................. 17 Comox Valley ElderCollege................................................................ 18









Home Brewing........................................................................................ 31 Culinary................................................................................................... 32 Gardening............................................................................................... 33



Janitorial.................................................................................................. 34 Resource Industries............................................................................. 34 Transportation....................................................................................... 35 Landscape Horticulture...................................................................... 36



How to Register.................................................................................... 37 The Fine Print......................................................................................... 37 Contact Us.............................................................................................. 38 Registration Form................................................................................ 39

Program/course information may change after publishing. Please visit or call 1-800-715-0914 for up-to-date information.

Come talk with an educational advisor. Get help with education and course planning, transfer information, financial aid or funding options, and more. Call us to book an appointment. Comox Valley Campus: 250-334-5000 | 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 8N6 Campbell River Campus: 250-923-9700 | 1685 S. Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C1



ART & LANGUAGE Take a look at our exciting fine art courses. From watercolour courses and an introduction to clay in the Comox Valley, to jewellery-making in Campbell River—you’ll find something for every skill level. In a relaxed environment, the instructor will provide group and individual instruction to encourage and inspire the beginner.

DRAWING Drawing: The Basics (GENI-1410)

Note: Request a supply list at time of registration

Explore basic drawing techniques with artist Clive Powsey. Learn to accurately draw what you see with line and then render light and shade on form with shading and hatching. Informal perspective and measuring of angles and proportions will be considered. Planar drawing, modular drawing, and shading and separating the effect of local colour from light and shade on form will also be covered. Subject matter will include still life, architecture, machinery, the face and the figure (including drawing from life).

Instructor: Larissa McLean

Note: Request a supply list when registering. Instructor: Clive Powsey COMOX VALLEY

Oct 2 - Nov 6 Jan 29 - Mar 5

Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$169/6 $169/6



PAINTING Acrylic Painting for Beginners (GENI-1535) Enjoy learning to paint with this colourful, versatile, water-soluble medium. The instructor explains the basics of acrylic paint, brushes and painting surfaces. She will introduce you to key elements such as colour mixing, value and painting techniques. The class will include demonstrations and practice in the elements of realism and landscape painting, and mixed media.


Tue, 6 - 9 pm


Acrylics: Painting Textures (GENI-1534) This class provides students with the skills to render realistic painting effects in acrylics. Students will discover how to simulate a variety of textures from natural elements, ranging from sand, water, and foliage to close up textures of fur and flowers. Fluid acrylics, glazing medium and mixed media techniques will be used to create confidence and build your skills. This is a fun and relaxed environment to discover your own unique style. Instructor: Larissa McLean

Jan 29 - Mar 5

Enhance your life drawing skills with a focus on archetypal and unconventional poses. Classes will focus on studying and representing iconic poses; both the sacred and secular. Refresh your creativity with this unique approach. Both those with experience and those new to life drawing are welcome.

Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Oct 2 - Nov 6


NEW! Myths, Memes and the Life Model (GENI-1437)

Jan 31 - Mar 7



Tue, 6 - 9 pm


Chinese Brush Painting (GENI-1565) Explore Chinese culture and learn beginner techniques to paint flowers and landscapes, the two major categories of Chinese brush painting. Both traditional and contemporary Chinese artists and their works will be introduced and the evolution of brush painting will be discussed. Students will learn about ink, colour, texture, composition, the aesthetic principles and technical skills of Chinese brush painting through instructor’s demonstration, in-class discussions and hands-on practice. Students will be encouraged to explore their own styles. An art background is not necessary. Instructor: Andy Lou Note: $65 kits available from the instructor and include the required supplies. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 20

Sat, 10 am - 3 pm

NEW! Watercolours - From the Photo (GENI-1516) Learn to avoid the pitfalls of painting using a photo as a reference, by isolating the essence, while loosely painting the image. At first, you will work towards


wash, graded wash, dry brush, and wet-in-wet will be demonstrated. Discover how exciting it is to transform your ideas into completed projects.


Feb 23 - Mar 9

Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


NEW! Watercolours - Inspired by Monet (GENI-1517)

Oct 4 - Nov 8

Monet’s Water Lilies paintings are famous for their Impressionist style which focuses on the beautiful play of light around the subject as it changes over time. You will study techniques of Monet and the Impressionists while painting objects, people or scenes from your own life. COMOX VALLEY

Jan 26 - Feb 9

Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm



Watercolours: Outside the Lines (GENI-1524) Learn how to bravely express yourself through watercolours by letting go and letting the paint flow. Share in a class of humour, enthusiasm, and knowledge in a friendly, accepting environment. A course for beginners. Note: Request a supply list at time of registration Instructor: Teresa Knight

Oct 20 - Nov 3

With over 19,000 paintings to his name, English painter William Turner was the “Painter of Light”. The master of “romantic” watercolour landscapes, his beautiful paintings were the inspiration of the Impressionist movement. You will use Turner’s style and techniques as the basis and inspiration for atmosphere, excitement, and light in your works. COMOX VALLEY

Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


NEW! Watercolours - Inspired by Turner (GENI-1518)

Nov 17 - Dec 1

Note: Request a supply list. Instructor: Teresa Night COMOX VALLEY


refining your focal points to ease into your artistic statement and style.


Watercolours: All About Softness (GENI-1522) One of the great appeals of watercolour is its gentle, soft shapes - a focus in this session. Explore the delicacy of creating perfect edges, soft here, crisp there – in a step-by-step fully demonstrated format using practice sessions and hands-on applications. This course is for all levels. Note: Request a supply list at time of registration. Instructor: Teresa Knight

Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


PHOTOGRAPHY Basic Digital Photography (GENI-2721) Learn basic photographic controls such as exposure, focus, depth of field, metering, and white balance in this introduction to digital single-lens reflect (SLR) photography. Lectures, workshops, slide shows and critiques of student work will stress positive achievement and build confidence to tackle more challenging photographic work. Campbell River instructor: Clinton Palmer Comox Valley instructor: Paul Wenger Note: Bring a digital SLR camera to class. No point and shoot cameras. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 2 - Nov 6 Jan 22 - Feb 26

Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$229/6 $229/6


Sep 15 - 29

Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Watercolours: Beginner & Continuing (GENI-1510) Experience the magic of watercolour painting while letting go of control and painting with flow. Watch the miracle of spontaneity as it explodes on paper. If you haven’t already tried painting or you feel rusty because it has been a while since you did, a few sessions with this enthusiastic instructor will excite and inspire you. Learn the steps to creating a watercolour, from initial drawing to finished painting using demonstrations, discussion and lots of hands-on practice. Learn care and use of quality materials, drawing fundamentals, colour theory and mixing colours. Techniques such as flat

Professional Photography Build an industry-relevant portfolio as you develop core professional photography and media skills. fine-art-design/fine-art-programs/ professional_photography/






Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

Explore the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab construction to produce pottery, including an introduction to wheel-thrown forms. All levels welcome. Note: Price includes $50 worth of clay & firing. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 4 - Nov 22 Jan 31 - Mar 21

Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$299/8 $299/8

PRINTMAKING NEW! Linocut Printmaking (GENI-1662) Create an original stamp and integrate it into collage and hand-made cards. Learn image trasfer, registration and roll up, while emphasizing colour, layers and textures. Note: Request a supply list when registering. Instructor: Larissa McLean COMOX VALLEY

Nov 27

Tue, 6 - 9 pm


METAL JEWELLERY Metal Jewellery Design Certificate (MJD-FT)

Gain the technical skills and industry knowledge needed to conceptualize and create jewellery for artistic expression or as a source of income. This program is well-suited to anyone who is interested in beginning or advancing their skills in jewellery making and design. No previous experience is required; however, some studio work or hobby experience is advantageous. During the program, students explore a wide range of topics and apply professional techniques in jewellery making through extensive hands-on studio practice as well as demonstrations and lectures from skilled jewellery makers. The program focuses on metal techniques, including student work in base and precious metals. Courses emphasize individual creativity, giving you the opportunity to apply your learning to create your own designs. Graduates will also have the business skills to present and promote these designs. Prerequisites: Admission Requirements: Minimum age requirement of 19 years on the first day of class; C in English 10, English 035 or an English assessment test Note: Students’ supplies are not included in the course fee (approx cost $1,300). CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 5 - Apr 12



Introduction to Clay (GENI-1605)

Mon - Thu, 9 am - 3 pm

$6,000 approx


Born in 1966 to the late Francis Smith of Ehattesaht (Nuu-chahnulth) and Virginia Smith of We Wai Kai (Kwakwaka’wakw). Ernie was given a traditional name from both sides of the family: he carries the name Mowisaht as well as Gwa-gwa-da-kan. His first mentor was Dorie Brochie (his mother’s cousin), who taught him how to carve. Next, he met late Russell Kwakseestahla who taught Ernie how to carve and make knives. Ernie also had the opportunity to observe and become influenced by the work of late Art Nicolaye and Ernie’s relatives Ron Hamilton and Tim Paul. In 2015 he studied Metal Jewellery Design at North Island College and earned himself a place on the Dean’s List. The program provided him the opportunity to learn from Leanne Helin (Tsimshian). Today, he has come full circle and is delighted to be teaching in the program he graduated from. Ernie is a full-time jewellery artist who designs rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings often fusing silver and gold with stones in unusual settings. All of his designs are engraved with original native artwork. You can find Ernie at his family’s gallery in Campbell River. Ernie has a studio within the shop where he designs jewelry and accepts custom orders.

Metal Jewellery Design Info Session (GENI-1212)

This free information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet instructors and learn about the 8-month Metal Jewellery Design Certificate as well as the evening, weekend and summer jewellery workshops available at NIC. Tour the well-equipped studio, discover more about the field of jewellery making and design, learn about jewellery-making equipment and tools, and see what past students have accomplished. Note: There will be no cost to attend but we ask you to pre-register. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 15 May 9

Thu, 6:30 - 8 pm Thu, 6:30 - 8 pm



Oct 13 - Nov 3 Jan 26 - Feb 23

Sat, 10 am - 4 pm Sat, 10 am - 4 pm

$369/4 $369/4

Silver Jewellery Express II (GENI-1207) Silver Jewellery Express I (GENI-1204) This 2-day course is an introduction to the creative and fun world of jewellery making for beginners. It has been specifically designed for students with no previous metal working experience. You will learn all the techniques needed to create your own beautifully finished band ring and one-of-a-kind pendant. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice you will learn various basic techniques such as piercing, filing, soldering, annealing, sanding, polishing, texturing and fabrication. A focus will be on safe studio and equipment practices. We will demonstrate all the steps needed to complete each piece as well as provide handouts with all the details for your reference. By the end of this course you will be able to take home two new pieces of jewellery you will be proud to wear or share. Note: The cost of materials for the two projects are included in the tuition. Please check the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. There will be a few templates for designs for those who don’t want to design their own. Extra material will be available for an added cost. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 15 - 16 Mar 2 - 3 Jun 1 - 2

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm

$215/2 $215/2 $215/2

Silver Jewellery Making - Beginners (GENI-1205) Explore traditional jewellery-making techniques in our fully equipped studio. Over four sessions, you will receive guidance from a jewellery professional who will introduce you to the basic tools and equipment used to create your own jewellery at home. The course begins with an introduction to design. Students then learn how to pierce metal, solder, apply textures, set a cabochon stone and create a bezel. Finally, you will practice fabrication techniques and learn how to finish and polish your work to perfection. You will complete several projects with the help of individualized attention, demonstrations and handouts. The course is labour intensive and has a moderate degree of difficulty. Students will benefit from good eye-hand coordination.

In this fast-paced and exciting workshop, a continuation of Silver Jewellery Express I, you will be creating two more sterling silver projects. Learn new techniques such as advanced fabrication and soldering, creating a tube setting for a ring and setting the stone with accuracy. We will be adding texture by introducing surface ornamentation techniques using our studio stamps and hammers, fusing with metal, and coloring with patinas. Advance your skills and reignite your creative process in a creative group atmosphere.


We offer a variety of jewellery workshops in our Campbell River studio and add new ones throughout the year. Email Continuing Education at to subscribe to the Metal Jewellery Design email list and receive updates on workshops and related upcoming events.

Note: All materials are included in the cost of the course. Please see supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. No class on Feb. 9.

Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional materials you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 17 - 18 Apr 27 - 28

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm

$215/2 $215/2

Metal Jewellery Open Studio (GENI-1215) The Open Studio is an excellent opportunity to continue to work on the skills you learned in other courses and complete some additional projects in a professional studio under the guidance of a professional! You can use the equipment and tools in the NIC studio to work on your jewellery projects (excluding lost wax casting and mold-making), while getting expert guidance and tips from the instructor. The Open Studio also allows you to work side by side with your peers in a supportive, creative environment. Our Campbell River studio is well equipped with a variety of electric and hand tools, work benches and reference materials. Students must supply their own materials and consumables for their projects. Prerequisites: The Open Studio is suitable for students who have taken one or more of the NIC Metal Jewellery courses/programs including the part-time Silver Jewellery Making-Beginner’s course OR the Silver Jewellery Express I & II OR the Metal Jewellery Design certificate OR other similar jewellery-making courses. Note: Participants must have some experience in jewellery making and design and come with some projects & pieces to work on. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 24 - 25 Dec 1 - 2 May 4 - 5 May 11 - 12

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm

$155/2 $155/2 $155/2 $155/2




Beginner’s Enamelling (GENI-1220)

Explore this exciting medium of the marriage of glass on metal. In this two-day workshop, you will learn the basics of enameling with the two different forms of glass – opaque and transparent. An assortment of applications will be taught. Simple yet effective pieces of jewellery will be made over the duration of this workshop. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 22 - 23

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 4 pm


NEW! Engraved Wrap Ring (GENI-1246) Learn the traditional skill of engraving metal to produce an aboriginal and/or contemporary-themed wrapring in this 2-day workshop. Use engraving tools to practice hand engraving and try the electric Gravermax engraving system. Discuss the historical aspect of this technique and the complexities of appropriation. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. Instructor: Ernie Smith CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 29 - 30

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm


NEW! Leather & Copper Cuff Bracelet (GENI-1202) Create a stamped, textured, leather and copper bracelet in just one day. Learn to stamp leather and texture copper and rivet the two together into a funky bracelet. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 14

Sun, 10 am - 4 pm


NEW! Designer Sterling Silver Earrings (GENI-1247) Using sterling silver plate and wire, learn tips and techniques to fabricate designer earrings - without soldering. You will saw, pierce, punch, texturize, file, patina and polish the silver plate into interesting earring components. By combining those pieces with three different styles of silver wire earring hooks, you will create six pairs of beautiful earrings. A great course for beginners. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 28


Sun, 9 am - 4 pm



Foldform Earrings (GENI-1248) Create sterling silver foldform earrings using a technique that is exciting in its simplicity, yet creates small masterpieces. Suitable for all levels. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Feb 3

Sun, 9 am - 4 pm


Filigree Ring (GENI-1245) Create a truly unique filigree ring in sterling silver using an ancient technique in a contemporary style. All levels welcome. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Feb 24

Sun, 9 am - 5 pm


Silver Wire Work Essentials (GENI-1216) Unleash your creativity! Using three simple hand tools, discover the basics of working with sterling silver wire to create your own beautiful jewellery. Learn techniques to make essential jewellery components such as ear wires, connectors, wrapped beads, clasps, head pins, jump rings and chain. Using semi-precious beads, you will assemble the components to take home three pairs of earrings; a bracelet and a wire ring. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional items you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Mar 9

Sat, 9 am - 3:30 pm


Viking Knit Bracelet (GENI-1217) Explore the surprisingly simple but dramatic ancient art of viking knit. You will use sterling silver wire to cast, weave, draw and add finishing touches to a gorgeous bracelet that will be admired for years. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional materials you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Mar 10

Sun, 9 am - 3:30 pm


Silver Jewellery - Beyond Basics (GENI-1206) Explore more techniques, such as an introduction to cuttlebone casting, how to claw set and flush set a faceted gemstone, texturing techniques using the reticulation process, roller printing, and various finishing techniques that will give your creations a professional finish. This course is labour intensive and has a moderate degree of difficulty.

Note: Purchase your own supplies or a kit will be available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class. See supply list online. CAMPBELL RIVER

Mar 16 - Apr 6

Sat, 10 am - 3 pm


Spinner Ring (GENI-1242) Create a sterling silver spinner (meditation) ring; a great one-day project for all levels. Through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions, you will learn basic jewellery fabrication techniques including accurately measuring metal, filing, texturing and soldering. Complete the day by learning some finishing techniques to add those final touches to your ring. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional materials you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Mar 17

Sun, 10 am - 3:30 pm


NEW! Adorned Silver Pendant (GENI-1203) This course is a modern spin on granulation. Handmade silver balls will be used and soldered in place to create a one-of-a-kind pendant in sterling silver. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list for additional items you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Mar 24

Sun, 9 am - 4:30 pm


Beachy Bezels (GENI-1233) Create unique designs using one-of-a-kind beach stones and beach glass. Learn to drill stone and glass and set in unusual ways using sterling silver and copper. All beach stones, glass and silver will be provided. This class is suitable for all levels; just bring your creativity. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Apr 7

Sun, 10 am - 4:30 pm


Create a one-of-a kind ring that will be carved, cast and finished in only two days. On the first day, you will learn to size and carve a ring in wax and then invest it to prepare for the cast. On day two, you will learn how to pour the metal, saw off the sprue, clean and polish your ring. This course is suitable for any jewellerymaking student, beginner to advanced, who wants the opportunity to cast with professional equipment and instruction.


Vacuum Casting (GENI-1241)

Prerequisites: This course is for students who have taken either the Silver Jewellery Making-Beginner’s course or Silver Jewellery Express I AND II. It will provide students with the opportunity to expand on their skills.

Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the online supply list for additional materials you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

May 25 - 26

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 4 pm


Repoussé (GENI-1244) Learn to push metal into 3D form with one of the most exciting of all jewellery techniques: repoussé. Your instructor will demonstrate several repoussé and chasing techniques, teaching you how to prepare a pitch bowl and work with soft copper to create a piece of wearable art. Prerequisites: No previous experience is necessary. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you may need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Jun 8 - 9

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 4 pm


Centrifugal Casting for Beginners (GENI-1219) Students will create a wax carved ring or pendant that will be cast into sterling silver and completed into a finished piece of jewellery. They will learn how to create a wax model and cast their creation using the combination of lost wax and centrifugal casting methods. This carving method is very forgiving and suits the beginner who would like to experiment with the casting method of creating jewellery. Those with jewellery-making or carving experience will have the opportunity to work on more complex pieces. Note: Materials are provided and included in the price. See the supply list online for additional items you need to bring from home. CAMPBELL RIVER

Jun 22 - 23

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 4 pm





Valerie Harty’s interest in silversmithing began with her involvement in the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club. She was instrumental in setting up the club’s silversmithing shop, encouraging rock collectors to look at jewellery as a way to showcase their beautiful stones. After retirement from her career in the financial sector, Valerie made Vancouver Island home. She discovered the Metal Jewellery Design certificate program thanks to a presentation by teacher Tracey Gibbons at the Parksville Rock and Gem Club. “I’d taken some one-time classes and watched videos online, the program brought all those pieces together and built on them,” said Valerie. “The amount I learned was fantastic and the instructors were incredible to learn from. I can’t say enough about the experience.” - Valerie Harty, Metal Jewellery Design Certificate graduate


Instructor: Marcia Velasquez

$220/12 $220/12

Spanish Conversation for Beginners Lvl 2 (GENI-2471) Students strengthen knowledge acquired in level 1 in this fun & interactive class. Learn to speak in a more detailed way about daily life, family, work, and hobbies. You will be able to carry on a simple conversation after this course. Note: Manual NOT included COMOX VALLEY


Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Nov 24

Sat, 9 am - 12 pm


Creative Writing for Beginners (GENI-2336) Do you have a story you want to write but don’t know where to start? Have you been away from writing for a long time? Cultivate a writing practice and explore your unique writing voice in an encouraging environment. We will review the building blocks of creative writing and explore specific elements of writing fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Through readings, discussions, in-class writing exercises and optional homework activities this course will unleash your inner writer.

Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Writer’s Bootcamp (GENI-2337) Dynamic, practical and exploratory exercises will train and tone your creative muscles. Class includes an interesting writing prompt to kick you off the critic’s couch and into the driver’s seat of your creativity. No pressure, no critiquing, no angst; just freewheeling creativity to get your juices flowing. COMOX VALLEY


Nov 6 - Dec 13

This one-day seminar class will have you focus on techniques to help you bring characters to life through words. You’ll learn techniques for creating and revealing characters that seem as vividly dimensional as your father or next-door neighbour. Whether you’re working with imaginary or real people, you’ll learn how to write characters that readers won’t soon forget.

Oct 4 - Nov 8

Learn the most commonly used expressions, greetings, and basic vocabulary for travellers as well as sentence construction and some grammar in this popular course that introduces the basic concepts of the Spanish language. Students will also be introduced to the cultural aspects of Latin American societies.

Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

NEW! Creating Memorable Characters (GENI-2338)


Spanish Conversation for Beginners Lvl 1 (GENI-2470)

Sep 18 - Oct 25 Jan 22 - Feb 28




Jan 24 - Feb 28

Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


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NEW! Workplace Bullying And Harassment Prevention (HMR-012)

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP Board Governance (NPM-020) Board directors and volunteers in the not-for-profit sector will learn practical tips and insights that can enrich and enhance their value on the board. Instructor: Lynn Mosely COMOX VALLEY

Oct 12

Fri, 9 am - 4:30 pm


NEW! Workplace Mental Health for Managers (MGT-012)

This 3-hour workshop is designed for employees in any industry to meet the requirements outlined by WorksafeBC. In this practical hands on workshop, you’ll learn the definitions of bullying and harassment, practical skills to address how to respond to incidents and procedures for reporting. The course will be adapted to include industry-specific, relevant case studies for participants to work through. Instructor: Suzanne Jolly CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 23 Mar 19

Tue, 6 - 9 pm Tue, 6 - 9 pm

$85 $85

One of the most difficult workplace situations for a manager is navigating when an employee is dealing with mental health concerns or illness. This practical workshop series will give managers hands on tools to address these complex situations from both a legal and ethical perspective, including how to facilitate a mentally healthy workplace culture and how to navigate legal considerations such as workers’ rights to privacy, an employer’s duty to accommodate people with mental illness and the boundaries of those accommodations. Participants will walk away with practical skills and an overview of community-based mental health resources.

In today’s competitive business world and difficult economy, effective communication is more essential than ever before. Successful communication has the potential to engage others, strengthen relationships, achieve results, save time and reduce confusion and frustration. Developing an engaging and responsive communication style will lead to positive results for you, your team and your business. This unique, innovative workshop is designed to take your communication skills to the next level.

Instructor: Suzanne Jolly


Oct 16 - 18 Feb 26 - 28

Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 pm Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 pm

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Effective Communication (COM-051)

Oct 26


$175/2 $175/2


Whether you want to start a new career or expand your job skills, NIC will help you develop your professional qualifications. From basic computer skills and advanced software training to coaching and leadership skill development, our courses are tailored to meet industry needs.

Fri, 9 am - 4 pm


NEW! Facilitation Skills (MGT-014) Do you dream of being able to speak well and facilitate dialogue in meetings or in front of large groups? This 4-session workshop series is designed for you to develop the skills you need to facilitate dialogue, present information for a variety of different types of people and allow you to manage difficult audiences. Learn to engage your audience so that you walk away from meetings and presentations feeling like a pro. Instructor: Suzanne Jolly CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 7 - 21 Feb 6 - 27

Wed, 6 - 9 pm Wed, 6 - 9 pm

$189/3 $189/3 11


NEW! An Interactive Guide to Leadership and Management (MGT-013) In this 3-session workshop, you will learn a variety of key leadership skills including ethical decision making, successful goal setting and team development and how to embed safe and healthy practices into the workplace culture. Aspiring or experienced leaders will learn about practical skills and evidence-based tools from a highly experienced and engaging instructor who has an extensive background in training managers all over the world. Instructor: Tobyn Pearson

Instructor: Sharon Edwards CAMPBELL RIVER


Nov 20 - 22

Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 pm


NEW! Coaching Conversations (COM-071) This experiential skills-based workshop is designed to equip leaders, managers and team members with core coaching skills and a framework to have coaching conversations in the workplace. Utilizing coaching skills lets you get the best out of yourself and team, increase employee engagement, improve performance, strengthen trust and achieve results. The workshop is designed for anyone who has an interest in cultivating and applying a “coach approach” in their personal and professional life. COMOX VALLEY

Nov 23

Fri, 9 am - 4 pm


NEW! Keeping Strategy and Change Initiatives Simple (MGT-010) Find innovative ways to simplify change initiatives and create actionable, focused steps to ensure their success. In this interactive course taught by an experienced strategy consultant, both new and experienced managers will learn the practical skills to clearly define aspects of the changes that are controllable and clarify the rationale for the proposed changes. You will also learn how to best communicate about change initiatives and how to encourage and support employees through the process. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 6 - 8

Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 pm

Feb 2 - 3

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 4 pm



SHARON EDWARDS Sharon is a presentation skills coach, facilitator, and writer who fosters innovation and creativity through great communication. Sharon honed her communication skills over 25 years as an award winning broadcast journalist (including time as host of CBC Radio Calgary) and has been teaching those skills for over a decade through her company, The Voice of Influence. She has also taught for the CPA of Alberta and the Radio and Television Arts program at Seneca College in Toronto. The theme that runs through her work is clear: becoming a great communicator is the way to get the highest return on the investment you have made in yourself and your career.

HUMAN RESOURCES NEW! HR Strategy: Compensation & Benefits (HMR-011)

Instructor: Greg Gilks


Leadership Essentials (LDS-015) Increase your effectiveness and confidence as a leader in this practical two-day course. Learn tools to effectively transition into a leadership role and develop skills to create a positive work enviroment and better business results. Class discussion will include characteristics and challenges in today’s workplace, traits and skills that characterize a successful leader, how to evaluate your own skill set and how to motivate people, communicate effectively, inspire and build trust while managing your time and tasks effectively.



This comprehensive 6-hour course will help human resources professionals learn how to design a wellstructured and equitable compensation and benefits program to help your organization remain competitive in a busy labour market. You will also learn how to use occupational health standards as a guideline to develop human resources policy.

Instructor: Jennifer White in CV, TBD in CR CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 22 - 29


Wed, 6 - 9 pm Wed, 6 - 9 pm

$175/2 $175/2


Oct 24 - 31 Apr 17 - 24

NEW! HR Strategy: Staffing & Development (HMR-010) Employers need to become more innovative in a hot labour market in order to recruit and retain talented professionals. In this practical course, you’ll learn how to lure great talent and how to keep them in your organization. Instructor: Jennifer White in CV, TBD in CR CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 1 - 8

Thu, 6 - 9 pm



Oct 10 - 17 Apr 3 - 10

Wed, 6 - 9 pm Wed, 6 - 9 pm

$175/2 $175/2

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Provincial Instructor Diploma This fall and winter session North Island College, working in collaboration with Vancouver Community College, is pleased, once again, to offer components of the Provincial Instructors Diploma program at a campus close to where you live. Save time and money getting your education. Prepare for rewarding employment as an adult educator. Students in this program build knowledge and skills to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. The program also provides instructors with an accredited development program leading to diplomas and degrees at VCC and other institutions All classes will be held at the Comox Valley campus of North Island College. To apply to the program or to register please contact the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College. Phone: 604.871.7000 extension 7488 Email: The following modules are available:

3250 Instructional Strategies 3210 Curriculum Development

Oct 12, 13, 14 and Oct 26, 27, 28 Feb 22, 23, 24 and Mar 8, 9, 10

Tuition is approximately $537 per module plus textbooks

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR ALL COMPUTER COURSES Please bring a USB drive to every computer course.

Excel Level 1 (CPA-011) This course introduces the latest version of Microsoft Excel, one of several widely used electronic spreadsheet and graphing applications. Participants will learn the basics of creating and navigating spreadsheets, how to apply formatting, auto formatting, editing, copying and moving, inserting rows/columns, simple formulas, data entry, charting and printing. In this 12-hour course we will also look at absolute and relative addressing, one of the many features of this amazing program. Instructor: Hans Tang CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 9 - 30

Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$205/4 $205/4


Thu, 6 - 9 pm


Oct 11 - Nov 1 Jan 22 - Feb 12

Excel Level 2 (CPA-021) Advance your Excel skills in this hands-on Level-2 class using the world’s most popular electronic graph paper. Apply basic skill sets along with some intermediate to advanced functions to manage and audit numerical reports. Students will learn to create and manipulate charts, work with different types of graphics, look at various methods of analyzing, organizing, linking and sharing workbooks, plus learn to use advanced formatting features. Prerequisites: CPA 011 or previous Excel experience Instructor: Hans Tang CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 6 - 27

Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Sage 50-1 (CPA-015) Set-up and use all six modules in Sage 50 -1 accounting software (formerly Simply Accounting) with emphasis on the general ledger, accounts payable, receivable and payroll modules. The job cost and inventory modules may also be introduced. Prerequisites: Basic Bookkeeping or equivalent & familiarity with Windows Instructor: Hans Tang. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 7 - Dec 5 Apr 3 - May 1

Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$329/5 $329/5

Sat & Sun, 9 am - 5 pm



Nov 24 - 25




Your iPad - Beginners (GENI-4570) Do you have an iPad that you really don’t know how to use? Anyone with an iPad - young or old - that does not have the skills to configure it, integrate it with other devices or install applications to make the device more functional should register for this class. You will get to know your iPad, create folders, navigate your iPad, personalize your settings, add your email account, surf the web and use it for word processing. Your iPad will never leave your side again. Note: Please bring your own iPad to class. CAMPBELL RIVER

Instructor: Hans Tang in CR, Brad Dolce in CV.

Sat, 9 am - 1 pm




Sep 12 - Oct 31 Jan 23 - Mar 13


Oct 27

Sat, 9 am - 1 pm

Did you attend the beginner session and realize that your iPad could do so much more than you thought it was capable of? Do you have an iPad right now that you feel comfortable using but you would like to explore what else it is capable of, such as pictures (photo editing), calendar events, contacts and connecting to other devices using iCloud? This course can help you unleash the power of your iPad. Note: Please bring your iPad to class. Instructor: Shannon Hagen


Instructor: Suzanne Jolly CAMPBELL RIVER


Mon, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Mon, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$305/8 $305/8

Basic Payroll (PYR-010) Learn all aspects of payroll including setting up and calculating payroll, benefits and deductions, T-4 forms, the implications of the Employment Standards Act, and Records of Employment. Emphasis is on practical skills. This course is beneficial for those in administrative positions or business owner/operators. Instructor: Alina Constantin CAMPBELL RIVER

Mon, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 pm



This 3-session workshop is designed for people new to roles in marketing and communications and small business owners. In the first session, participants will learn the basics of graphic design and how to use Canva (an online free basic graphic design software) to design great marketing images for posters and social media. In the last two sessions, participants will use their images and learn to post effectively to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to market services and products and engage their audience. Participants will need basic computer skills and their own laptop or tablet to take this course.

Mon, 6 - 9 pm Mon, 6 - 9 pm

Sep 17 - Nov 19 Jan 21 - Mar 18

Mar 4 - 25

NEW! Graphic Design Basics and Social Media Skills (MKT-010)

Sep 10 - 24 Jan 14 - 28

$305/8 $305/8

Prerequisites: Previous bookeeping knowledge.


Sat, 9 am - 1 pm

Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Your iPad - Intermediate (GENI-4572)

Nov 24

Beginner’s Bookkeeping (BKK-010) Gain an understanding of the accounting equations, debits and credits, record keeping, bank reconciliation, maintaining a general ledger, using a columnar journal and preparing simple financial statements. This course is valuable to small business owners and non-profit groups as well as for those needing to upgrade job skills. Note: Please bring a calculator to class. No class in CR February 18, 2019.

Instructor: Shannon Hagen

Nov 3


$205/3 $205/3


Nov 21 - Dec 12


Computer Skills & Finance

HANS TANG Hans Tang is a certified math teacher and Microsoft Excel/Access freelancer. He worked as an analyst for a pension plan and investment consulting firm, and he returned to teaching in 2013. He has experience designing spreadsheets, reports, creating formulas, coding and analyzing with data sets. He is familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and other financial and programming software used in both Windows and Mac platforms.

ONLINE ED2GO Over 200 online Courses


Six week courses - $169 + GST each Instructor facilitated Open to everyone Start dates every month

Browse sample courses below or view the complete catalogue online at

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP Building Teams That Work What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time.

Effective Business Writing Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don’t be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Prepare to take advantage of the many new job opportunities in health care, legal services, and other industries.

Project Management Fundamentals This course provides essential information to introduce or refresh your skills and competencies as youprepare and complete your first project. This course will also help you prepare for the internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams offered by the Project Management Institute, PMI.

Using Social Media in Business Learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+to grow and promote your business.


Through North Island College and Ed2Go, adult learners have access to an online catalogue of more than 200 courses, all delivered by expert instructors with exceptional insight into their respective areas of knowledge.

COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web APIs to create cross-platform mobile apps and mashups.

Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming Learn to create Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps and programs using Objective-C/Swift and the Xcode compiler.

Responsive Web Design Learn to build fully responsive websites optimized for mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, and desktop viewing environments.

Introduction to QuickBooks 2018 Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business.

Computer Skills for the Workplace Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market.

Introduction to Windows 10 Learn to use this powerful new operating system, including how to customize your desktop, manage files and folders, and navigate the Web with the new Microsoft Edge browser

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (now available through Office 365) to create professionallooking presentations using slide and layout masters that make global changes in a snap.



Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports.


Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2016 (now available through Office 365) and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently.

Discover Digital Photography

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera Take your photography to the next level with your digital SLR camera by learning how to master lenses, apertures, shutter speed, exposure settings, and more.

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Introduction to Lightroom CC Learn to use the tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic for the cloud to organize and edit your images, fine-tune lighting and color, and develop an efficient image-processing workflow.

Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (also called Photoshop CC) to edit and enhance your photographic images.



Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach.

Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

WRITING & PUBLISHING Introduction to Journaling

Learn the tricks and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home.

Administrative Assistant Applied Business Technology Certificate

Skills for Making Great Decisions

Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be!

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography.

Learn how to use the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for editing and fixing your digital photos and images.

Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success Getting married is just the first step! Learn how to build a solid foundation for a healthy partnership that will last far beyond ”I do.”

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer


Discover how journaling can help you learn more about yourself, explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, improve your health, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Write Fiction Like a Pro A published author teaches you how professional writers use story outlines to structure any type of story.

How to Make Money From Your Writing You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you’re earning as a writer, you’ll find the how-tos here.

Write Effective Web Content Learn how to write Web content and produce multimedia elements to make your website or blog a must-visit site on the Internet.

Advance your career with flexible and supportive online classes designed to give you specialized office administration skills. applied-business-technology-programs/ administrative-assistant-certificate/

ELDERCOLLEGE Celebrating lifelong learning since 1999. At ElderCollege the learning process is lively, full of discussion, controversy and humour. Everyone 50 and over (55 in the Comox Valley) is encouraged to join and participate no exams, no grades, and no pressure.


CREC 5853 CREC 6307 CREC 6612 CREC 5757

Spirituality – An Exploration Heart of the Matter Mindfulness Meditation Hospice in Your Neighbourhood

$30 $16 $30 FREE

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2018 (SEP-DEC) Information Session: Fri, Sep 7, 1:45 pm Registration: Mon, Sep 10, 9 am Watch for your ElderCollege 2019 winter newsletter for information session dates in January.

The Arts CREC 1240 Introduction to Lapidary CREC 2350 Life in Poetry

$30 $30

History and Culture CREC 2368 CREC 6090 CREC 6203 CREC 6236 CREC 6302 CREC 6430 CREC 6224

The Fate of Journalism $30 A Day in the Life $30 Central America and the Caribbean $30 Aboriginal Regalia FREE Darwin to DNA $30 Current Affairs Discussion Group $30 Canada and the Antipodes $30

Travel CREC 5970 CREC 5982 CREC 5912 CREC 5997 CREC 5999 CREC 5998 CREC 5971

Travelogue, the Series Paris The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cruising Panama and Chile Guatemala and Central America Belgium and Ireland Journey Through the Atlantic

$30 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10

Personal Wellness CREC 5450 CREC 5765 CREC 5767 CREC 5800

Five Minute Mind & Body Fitness Advance Care Planning End of Life Issues: The Conversations Your Brain – Parts and Plans

$20 $10 $30 FREE

CREC 3526 CREC 6915 CREC 7011 CREC 8205 CREC 8206 CREC 8740

Tax Issues for Seniors Emergency Preparedness Assess Your Tax Evaluation On the Go with Mobility Scooters On the Go with eBikes Strata – the Basics

$10 $30 $30 $10 $10 $30


Better Living

Just for the Fun of it CREC 2307 CREC 6240 CREC 6249 CREC 6250

ElderCollege Spelling Bee Cryptic Crosswords – Getting Started Bridge – Next Steps Introduction to Bridge

FREE $20

Introduction to 3D Printing Getting to Know Your Android Phone Android Explorer Impressive Presentations Windows 10 for Dummies

$20 $30

$30 $30

Tech Savvy CREC 4071 CREC 4014 CREC 4015 CREC 4120 CREC 4318

$30 $30 $10

GET INVOLVED! If you would like to share your life skills with us in any capacity – as an instructor or a committee member – please attend an information session or contact us by email at Membership Fees Renew your membership early to take advantage of the benefits: • Timely newsletter and up to the minute information on new course offerings, dates and times • North Island College library privileges • Affordable courses and workshops Membership (CREC-0001) is $10 + GST for the year from September 2018 to August 2019. For the most up-to-date course listings, visit continuing-education/eldercollege/





Comox Valley ElderCollege offers lifelong learning for adults aged 55 or over. The expectation is for “laughter, friendship and new knowledge” - and that is exactly what is delivered. Run entirely by volunteers, CVEC offers more than 50 courses per semester. Courses can be taught once a week for eight, six or four weeks, or maybe once for a single afternoon. The variety of topics is quite superb – where else can learners find out about the solar system, how to play bridge, or how to write poetry all in the same week without a single examination or test. With a membership of well over 1000 adults, CVEC is one of the largest elder colleges in the country. Every week in October-November and again in FebruaryMarch, hundreds of seniors walk the halls of North Island College, perfectly at home with the younger students. Under the Executive and chairs of five core volunteer committees, Curriculum, Communications, Finance and Administration, Member Support and Volunteer Support, ElderCollege is guided by experienced hands. As all the work, both teaching and organizing, is done by volunteers, the cost is very low. Currently, with taxes, membership is $10.50 and the maximum payment for a regular course is $42.

In addition to the weekday courses, always taught in mornings or afternoons, CVEC offers a special series of Saturday morning lectures. This series brings in a number of experts who provide extremely wellinformed and very popular presentations. In recent semesters, themes have ranged from the Canadian Arctic, to crime and punishment in Canada, to first nations’ art, to local writers. Lectures can be enrolled individually or as a complete course over eight Saturdays. CVEC courses are generally held at North Island College, who also take care of the registration process and provide liaison assistance. CVEC supports the NIC Foundation and provides two bursaries per year to NIC students who are considering a career related to the well-being of seniors. Course leaders at ElderCollege come to share their professional background or their personal passion. The classes are relaxed, informative and filled with discussion and fascinating information. Everyone aged 55 or over is welcome to join the fun.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2018 (SEP-DEC) • Fall Public Info Session: Sat, Sep 8, 10 am - 12 pm • Fall registration begins the 3rd week of September, watch your email for details • Fall classes begin October 9 • Winter Public Info Session: Sat, Jan 12, 10 am - 12 pm • Winter registration begins the 4th week of January, watch your email for details • Winter classes begin Feb 11

Joy of Lifelong Learning


Select university-level arts, science, creative writing and fine arts courses are now available at reduced rates to students 55+. Learn with faculty and students of all ages.

Register now for courses starting this September. Call 1-800-715-0914 or visit the Registration Offices at any NIC campus. 18


MARINE TRAINING Marine education is vital to commercial and recreational mariners in all our coastal communities. Whether for the workforce or for personal use, NIC’s marine courses are valuable to anyone wishing to increase their safety, survival and rescue abilities on the water. Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)

Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)


Sep 21 Oct 19 Dec 14 Jan 18 Mar 8 Apr 12 Jun 7

Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$209 $209 $209 $209 $209 $209 $209

“Instructor was very knowledgeable in all aspects of safety training and kept the class involved in discussions.” “This course has aided me to feel more competent in my understanding of boat safety and has given me ideas of things I could propose to implement at my place of employment in the future” Student feedback on Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety

“Great instructor. Jock’s experience shines through. He is a wealth of information and he keeps the class interesting” - James L, Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

Note: Bring towel & bathing suit for the pool (2nd day) CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 24 - 27 Nov 5 - 8 Dec 17 - 20 Feb 12 - 15 Apr 15 - 18 May 13 - 16 Jun 10 - 13

Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Tue - Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm

$690/4 $690/4 $690/4 $690/4 $690/4 $690/4 $690/4


Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles of shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.

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.

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course (NAU-005) Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 17 - 20 Oct 15 - 18 Dec 10 - 13 Jan 14 - 17 Mar 4 - 7 Apr 8 - 11 May 6 - 9 Jun 3 - 6

Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu, 8:30 am - 4 pm

$569/4 $569/4 $569/4 $569/4 $569/4 $569/4 $569/4 $569/4



Chartwork and Pilotage 2 (NAU-032) This course prepares mariners for writing their Transport Canada Chartwork and Pilotage Level 2 exam, as required for Master 150Ton Domestic, Fishing Master 3rd Class, Chief Mate 500T Domestic and Watchkeeping Mate certifications. This course provides skills and practical application in subjects such as determining the ship’s position by use of landmarks, Aids to Navigation, the Buoyage System, dead reckoning, winds, tides, currents, estimated speed, plotting running fixes, keeping records and logs. CAMPBELL RIVER

Feb 20 - Apr 2

Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



Master, Limited/ Fishing Master IV (NAU-014) This course is for those working towards their Master, Limited or Fishing Master, IV Class certification. The Master Limited certificate is required by masters of vessels up to 60 gross tonnage and is valid on passenger carrying vessels, work boats, and tugs of less than 60 gross tons. The Fishing Master, IV Class certificate is for masters of fishing vessels of not more than 100 gross tons engaged on near-coastal or sheltered waters voyages; or officer in charge of the watch of a fishing vessel of any tonnage engaged on near-coastal and sheltered waters voyages. This comprehensive course prepares mariners for writing two core Transport Canada exams, Navigation Safety Level 1 and Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 19 - Dec 7

Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime (NAU-016)


Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$219 $219 $219 $219 $219 $219 $219 $219

Looking for Marine First Aid courses? Go to First Aid and Safety Training starting on page 22 for Marine First Aid courses.


Mariners serving on compulsorily-fitted commercial ships (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems or GMDSS) within the North American A1 sea areas require this course for compliance with the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). Prerequisites: Minimum 18 years of age. CAMPBELL RIVER

May 27 - 29

Mon - Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



CLIVE QUIGLEY NIC marine training instructor Clive Quigley fell in love with working on the water as a young boy growing up in Alert Bay. He started his career as a deckhand on the ferry between Port McNeill and Sointula and then transferred to the Powell River – Comox route, working in various positions from deckhand to chief officer. It was at BC Ferries he got his first taste of teaching. “I got into instructing pretty quickly and really enjoyed it,” Quigley said. “I started with first aid and developed from there. So when I retired I thought, let’s see if NIC could use my skills – and they could. I’m busier now than I thought I would ever be.” Quigley is one of three marine training instructors at NIC. His teaching portfolio has included a variety of marine courses, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, WHMIS, Confined Space and Forklift training.

This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M).

Sep 22 Oct 20 Dec 15 Jan 19 Mar 9 Apr 13 May 11 Jun 8

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (NAU-051)


Through all the material and courses he instructs, Quigley’s top focus is safety. “Things can happen fast out on the water,” he said. “That’s why having proper safety training is so important.”

Ship Construction & Stability Level 3 (SCS 3) (NAU-023) This course prepares students for Transport Canada examination on Ship Construction and Stability Level 3, as required towards Master 150 and 500 Gross Tonnage certification. Students will learn about the design and construction of various types of vessels and be able to perform stability calculations and interpret data from hydrostatic tables and curves. The courses covers topics such as stability and construction terminology; transverse stability and trim calculations, stability data for vessels and tugs; survivability of the vessel in case of flooding and damage control; and maintaining watertight integrity. CAMPBELL RIVER

Jan 7 - Feb 4

Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This course is designed to provide the student with a practical knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using Radar, Loran-C, GPS, Echo Sounder, a compass, and an Electronic Charting System.

Learn in-demand STEM skills from innovative NIC faculty who support your career or university degree options.

Prerequisites: Participants must have prior training in topics such as basic Chart Work and Navigations Safety in order to have background knowledge required for the navigation of a vessel under simulated conditions.


Simulated Electronic Navigation Ltd (NAU-030)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Programs & Courses

Note: Each course participant must attend a minimum of 90% of lecture classes and 100% attendance is required during simulation exercises and evaluation. CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 22 - 26 Apr 29 - May 3

Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm

$799/5 $799/5

Cruise Line Service Training 13-week program starting February 2019 Coming to NIC Campbell River campus. Employability skills-training for entry level positions in the cruise line service industry. Learn about the cruise line industry: departments, services and career options. Discover the major cruise routes and destinations, as well as the different cruise brands and their markets. Build service and communication skills to create a special cruise experience for guests. Discuss management skills and what makes an effective leader in this industry. Tour some ships, meet industry professionals, and develop an action plan to get started in an exciting career on board a cruise ship.

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) Learn about the basic theory of flight, aircraft systems, construction and Transport Canada regulatory requirements. Learn to fabricate and repair metal skins and structures as well as fix and install wood, plastic and composite components. trades-technical/transportation-programs/ aircraft-structures-technician-ame-s/

To find out more and get on an interest list, email



FIRST AID & SAFETY TRAINING Be able to respond and help those in need with first aid certifications at North Island College. Choose from over 30 courses from basic first aid to emergency medical responder to Red Cross instructor training. First aid training gives you the skills to deal with emergencies at home or in the workplace. Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B (FAC-010)



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.

WORKPLACE FIRST AID TRAINING Cost-effective solutions tailored to your business needs. Staying competitive in today’s changing marketplace means continually updating skills. Our custom first aid training solutions are designed to bring out the best in your people and to provide them with quality training. Training is offered how, when, and where you need it. Find out how First Aid Services can help your business get ahead.


Call 250-334-5005 today.

CPR Level C with AED (HRT-011) This is an adult, child and infant CPR course. Skills taught and practiced include one- and two-rescuer CPR; Adult, child, and infant CPR techniques; management of the obstructed airway, choking, barrier devices/pocketmasks, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year. CAMPBELL RIVER

Aug 23

Fri, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Sun, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

$70 $70 $70 $70


Nov 4 Jan 20 Apr 14 Jul 21

Sep 15 Dec 1 Jan 26 Mar 23 May 11 Aug 10

Sat, 8 am - 5 pm Sat, 8 am - 5 pm Sat, 8 am - 5 pm Sat, 8 am - 5 pm Sat, 8 am - 5 pm Sat, 8 am - 5 pm

$105 $105 $105 $105 $105 $105

Sun, 8 am - 5 pm Sun, 8 am - 5 pm Sun, 8 am - 5 pm Sun, 8 am - 5 pm Sun, 8 am - 5 pm

$105 $105 $105 $105 $105


Sep 16 Dec 2 Feb 24 May 26 Aug 11

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C (FAC-020) 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. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 17 Apr 6 Apr 13 Jun 22



Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$100 $100 $100 $100

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C (FAC-082)


Sep 9 Dec 9 Mar 3 May 23 Aug 18

Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$100 $100 $100 $100 $100

Health Care Provider (CPR Level HCP) (HRT-015) Learn adult, child and infant CPR techniques for health care providers and other professional rescuers. CPR Level A or equivalent is recommended prior to attending this course. 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 period is three years, but recommended for one year. Prerequisites: Recommend previous certification in CPR Level A, B, C or any First Aid training provided by WSCB, Red Cross, EMP or St. John’s Ambulance.

Sun, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C (FAC-084) 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. Red Cross certification is valid for 3 years, but is recognized by Transportation Canada for 5 years. We recommend you renew every 3 years. Prerequisites: Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previousÿ knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, butÿ not required. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 29 - Nov 2 Mar 4 - 8

Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

$625/2 $625/2

Prerequisites: Some previous knowledge ofÿFirst Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required. CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 7 - 8 Feb 6 - 7

Wed & Thu, 8 am - 5 pm Wed & Thu, 8 am - 5 pm

$170/2 $170/2

Wed & Thu, 8 am - 5 pm Wed & Thu, 8 am - 5 pm Mon & Tue, 8 am - 5 pm

$170/2 $170/2 $170/2


Oct 10 - 11 Feb 13 - 14 Apr 15 - 16

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA-010) 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 two years. Prerequisites: 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. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 19 Nov 24 Feb 11 Apr 11 Jun 11 Aug 14

Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tue, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$95 $95 $95 $95 $95 $95

Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tue, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$95 $95 $95 $95 $95 $95



Aug 25

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. Red Cross certification is valid for 3 years, but is recognized by Transportation Canada for 5 years. We recommend you renew every 3 years.


Sep 12 Nov 16 Feb 20 Apr 10 Jun 25 Aug 7



Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA-030) This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for FirstAid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational FirstAid 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 two years. Prerequisites: 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.



Nov 19 - 30 Jan 28 - Feb 8 May 6 - 17 Jul 8 - 19

Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$750/10 $750/10 $750/10 $750/10

Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder EMR (AET-020) The EMR course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting and includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years. Being a certified EMR opens the doors to a variety of employment opportunities including BC Ambulance Services, private ambulance services (ie LifeSupport Transport), fire departments, law enforcement, skipatrol and rescue, and industry employers in remote locations in BC / Alberta. Prerequisites: Participants must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-3345092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 15 - 26 Mar 11 - 22 Jun 3 - 14


Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

$995/10 $995/10 $995/10


Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement (OFA-015) 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 two years. Prerequisites: 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. COMOX VALLEY


Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Red Cross First Responder (FAC-015) 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. Prerequisites: Participants must be certified in CPR Level C. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to pickup course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age and students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. COMOX VALLEY

Nov 5 - 9 Apr 29 - May 3

Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

$675/5 $675/5

Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR Course (FAC-024) This course is for individuals wishing to become certified as a Red Cross First Aid & CPR - Basic Level program instructors (CPRIT, FAIT). Certification is valid for 3 years. All prerequisites must be met. Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older. Successfully complete the Fundamentals of Instruction - First Aid Programs online component (approx. 8 hours) COMOX VALLEY

Sep 17 - 20

Mon - Thu, 8 am - 5 pm


Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C (FAC-021)

Red Cross First-Aid Instructor Transfer (Option #2) (FAC-025)

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.

The Red Cross First-Aid Instructor Transfer (Option #2) course is for Red Cross Water Safety Instructors or educators (elementary or secondary level) who want to become certified as a Red Cross First-Aid Instructor. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Canadian Red Cross first aid and CPR courses. The candidates are expected to have finely tuned first aid and CPR technical skills, therefore this course focuses on how to teach and facilitate first aid and CPR skills. With this certification you would be able to teach the Canadian Red Cross Standard First-Aid, Emergency First-Aid, Marine Basic First-Aid, Babysitting Emergency Childcare First-Aid, AED, CPR HCP, CPR C and CPR A as well as the recertification for all of these course. In order to complete certification, all instructor candidates must complete teaching experience with a Teaching Experience Supervisor.


Oct 13 - 14 Dec 4 - 5 Jan 29 - 30 Mar 13 - 14 May 29 - 30 Aug 27 - 28

Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tue & Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tue & Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed & Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed & Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tue & Wed, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2


Wed - Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon & Tue, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed - Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed & Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thu & Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed & Thu, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2 $170/2

ADVANCED LEVEL FIRST AID TRAINING OFFERED AT NIC NIC First Aid offers three advanced level courses on a regular bases for those individuals wanting to work as first aid attendants, work in remote locations, or pursue a career in the paramedic field. We offer: • WorkSafe BC OFA Level 3 • Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder • Red Cross Marine Advanced Find out more online at continuing-education/

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older. This course is for Red Cross Water Safety Instructors or educations (elementary or secondary level) who want to become certified as a Red Cross First-Aid Instructor. First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach) COMOX VALLEY

Sep 19 - 20 Dec 6 - 7

Wed & Thu, 8 am - 5 pm Thu & Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

$610/2 $610/2

SAFETY TRAINING WHMIS 2015 (OFA-001) 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.


Nov 14 - 15 Dec 10 - 11 Jan 23 - 24 Apr 17 - 18 Jun 27 - 28 Aug 14 - 15

COMOX VALLEY ADDITIONAL TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE Other first aid courses available as contract courses include: • • • •

Red Cross Babysitter Red Cross First Responder Red Cross Emergency First Aid WSBC OFA Level 2

To arrange contract courses phone 250-334-5092 or email

Jul 19

Thu, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Orientation to WHMIS Online (WSF-019) Orientation to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive on-line program that covers all major topics relevant for new hires. The online material will cover the fundamental information for worker education, including material safety and training. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. You must have a valid email address to participate CAMPBELL RIVER





Confined Space Pre-Entry - Online (WSF-024) This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. You must have a valid email address to participate.



Transport of Dangerous Goods - Online (MVO-071) This course provides shippers, handlers and drivers with a clear understanding of the basic transportation of dangerous goods, which meet the requirements of federal and provincial legislation. The flexible online format allows participants to complete the course at their own pace and convenience. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. You must have a valid email address to participate





Forklift Operator (FLO-010) 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. Prerequisites: Must be 16 years of age and have, or have had, a driver’s license. Note: Bring a packed lunch & beverage to class. Participants should bring steel-toed shoes/boots to class for the practical portion of the training. Ask for information sheet when registering. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 23 Oct 21 Nov 18 Dec 16 Jan 20 Feb 24 Mar 24 Apr 21 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21

Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm

$275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275


Health Care Assistant Certificate Experience the rewards of working in a caring profession, supporting older adults and vulnerable members of society as part of a dynamic health care team. As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as frontline care provider in a variety of settings including adult day programs, group homes, community care, residential care facilities or acute care hospitals.

NIC NOW RED CROSS INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE North Island College has been selected as the Red Cross Instructor Development Centre for the North Island. Development centres are Red Cross Training Partners that have been selected to guide candidates through the instructor development process. NIC is the only postsecondary on Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland to be designated a development centre, and the only one serving the North Island. Previously, people would have to travel to Victoria to be certified.

NIC lead first aid instructor, Ernie Payne, will be teaching the new instructor training courses. “Being associated with Red Cross is beneficial because it’s an organization that people recognize,” said Payne. “They know they’re getting high quality instruction from reputable organizations like Red Cross and NIC.” There’s also a big demand for instructors on the North Island, noted Payne. “I’ve found the most effective way to teach people first aid is to go to job sites and workplaces,” said Payne. “The biggest thing with first aid is comfort – being comfortable with the skills you’re learning and the equipment you’ll be using. If you start in an environment where people are already comfortable, it makes it easier for them to absorb the information. Plus, you can also use examples that are relevant for them in terms of their work environment.”

Instructor training focuses on being able to articulate information clearly, answering questions and making information relatable. “Most new instructor candidates are nervous when they start out,” said Payne. “It’s amazing to see the progression people make as they learn to instruct and knowing the impact they’ll have on the students they’ll go on to teach.” Having some level of first aid training is valuable no matter your age or where you work, noted Payne. “People think of first aid as this big, complex thing, but anyone can do it,” said Payne. “Whether it’s putting on a bandage or clearing someone’s airway if they’re choking. I think people would be surprised at how little effort it takes to help someone in need.” NIC will be running the Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR course April 15 – 18 at the Comox Valley campus. For more information, visit or call 1-800-715-0914 ext 5005.



“Having dedicated development centres ensures our instructor candidates get consistent, high quality training,” said Ada Chan, first aid program representative for the Canadian Red Cross, Western Zone. “It also ensures instructor candidates receive support through the entire process as they go through the steps to become an instructor and when they recertify in the future.”


FOODSAFE With classes scheduled year-round throughout the region, NIC is proud to offer FoodSafe training endorsed by the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Regional Health Authorities, the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, and WorkSafeBC. FoodSafe Level I (TFS-010) 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. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and governmentissued picture ID to class.



Sep 22 Oct 27 Nov 24 Dec 15 Jan 26 Feb 23 Mar 23 Apr 27 May 25 Jun 22 Jul 20 Aug 17

Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99

Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 $ 99


Sep 15 Oct 13 Nov 17 Dec 8 Jan 12 Feb 9 Mar 9 Apr 6 May 4 Jun 1 Jul 6 Aug 10



Program/course information may change after publishing. Visit or call 1-800-715-0914 for up-to-date information.

“Down to earth instructor. This was a great class and I enjoyed the fun atmosphere.” - Margo O, TFS-010

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Whether you are starting a career, working toward a credential, or adding to your qualifications, we offer a range of programs to meet your needs. Activity Assistant Certificate – Fall 2019

Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session (GENI-5110)

To add your name to the interest list call 250-334-5005

This information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Note: Students must preregister and there is no cost. COMOX VALLEY

Apr 9

Tue, 6:30 - 8 pm


Hospital Unit Clerk, Part-Time (HUC-PT)

Prerequisites: 1. Application for Admission form and $25 one-time fee for first time applicants to North Island College. 2. Grade 12 graduation (including English 12), OR successfully complete a NIC Hospital Unit Clerk Math and English assessment. 3. Keyboarding speed minimum of 50 words per minute. 4. Computer Skills: Successful completion of an Introduction to Computers course within the past 2 years or equivalent course; OR if you use computers regularly in your work or have extensive experience using computers, provide documentation of this work in your application, detailing the systems and programs you use and know. CAMPBELL RIVER

Sep 5 - May 31

Mon, Wed & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: Admission into the Activity Assistant Program. Health Care Aide certificate or equivalent. COMOX VALLEY

Sep - Dec 2019

Wed, 5 - 8 pm; Sat, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Activity Assistant Program: Info Session (GENI-5120) This free information session provides you with an overview of the Activity Assistant Certificate Program. This program is designed to provide post-basic training for individuals with previous Health Care Assistant (HCA) training and experience. Graduates will be prepared to work as Activity Assistants in a variety of settings including intermediate care facilities, assisted living settings, adult day care programs, clients’ homes, seniors’ centres or residential group homes. Note: Please note students must pre-register. COMOX VALLEY

Nov 7 Feb 6

Wed, 6 - 7 pm Wed, 6 - 7 pm



Develop the practical skills and knowledge needed as a unit clerk, from medical terminology and transcription to hospital organization and administrative support. Workplace practicums give you first-hand experience and applied training in the field. Hospital unit clerks play a vital role in managing the information flow in hospital nursing units, providing administrative support and services. Employment opportunities exist throughout the health care industry, from hospitals to medical offices and care facilities. Note: Texts are included in the course fee, travel for field trips not included.

Develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to plan and implement, with supervision, individual and group activities for older adults in facility and community settings. Students will explore the theory and skills necessary to work as an activity assistant role, activity for wellbeing, programming for individuals with cognitive impairments, and practicum. Visit programs-courses/health-human-services/ for more information.

$5,045 approx



COMMUNITY CARE ANIMAL CARE Animal Care Aide Info Session (GENI-8020) This strongly recommended information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Note: The session is free, but students must pre-register. COMOX VALLEY

Apr 10

Wed, 6:30 - 8 pm


Animal Care Aide Program (ANH-PT) Learn the practical skills and knowledge needed for employment in veterinary clinics, animal recovery centres, animal shelters and kennels. Courses are held in the evening, with field trips on weekends. The Animal Care Aide certificate consists of six courses and includes hands-on sessions in specialized facilities and work experience. The program includes: anatomy and physiology of animals, communicating on the job, laboratory procedures, medical nursing, surgical procedures, radiology, complimentary medicine and veterinary office procedures. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 1 - May 17

Mon & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

$2,475 approx

Human Service Certificate Educational Assistant/ Community Support Prepare to provide support and assist individuals with a broad range of differing abilities. Connect with employers and gain first-hand experience through workplace practicums. Qualify to work as an educational assistant or community support in school districts, group homes, employment agencies and community organizations. Or keep learning and transfer to NIC’s Human Services diploma.




HOME & GARDEN Invest in your home and garden. Develop beer making skills, learn how to design and grow a sustainable garden or increase your cooking finesse. NEW! Beer for All Seasons: Stout (GENI-7312)


This four-part series, in partnership with Beachfire Brewing, will allow you to develop your ability to become an at-home brewer. Enjoy this opportunity to help you learn to make a stout to keep you warm through the winter. Location: Beachfire Brewery and Nosh House CAMPBELL RIVER

Nov 18

Sun, 9 am - 5 pm


NEW! Beer for All Seasons: IPA (GENI-7311)

Learn how to brew delicious beer year-round at home from these innovative new courses with Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House in Campbell River.

NEW! Beer for All Seasons: Red Ale (GENI-7313)

Location: Beachfire Brewery and Nosh House CAMPBELL RIVER

Apr 14

Sun, 9 am - 5 pm


NEW! Beer for All Seasons: Pale Ale (GENI-7314) This four-part series, in partnership with Beachfire Brewing, will allow you to develop your ability to become an at-home brewer. This season learn how to make a delicious pale ale to help you stay refreshed in the hot summer months. No experience necessary. Location: Beachfire Brewery and Nosh House CAMPBELL RIVER

May 26

Sun, 9 am - 5 pm


This four-part series, in partnership with Beachfire Brewing, will allow you to develop your ability to become an at-home brewer. Learn how to make a delicious red ale to help you enjoy the fall. No experience necessary.


Each season you will have a chance to learn about and brew a different beer for the distinct taste of the season: red ale for the fall, stout for the winter, IPA (India pale ale) for spring and a pale ale for the summer. Join for one season or join all four seasons for a year of great brewing.

This four-part series, in partnership with Beachfire Brewing, will allow you to develop your ability to become an at-home brewer. Learn how to make a delectable India Pale Ale (IPA) to help you hop into spring. No experience necessary.

Location: Beachfire Brewery and Nosh House CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 14

Sun, 9 am - 5 pm




CULINARY Explore the tastes of Europe by learning to cook a new meal from a different culture. These evening cooking courses are designed to enjoy a meal that you learn to cook. Opt into one or all four evenings to learn and enjoy delicious Greek, Spanish, French or Italian dinners. Anyone with basic level cooking skills is welcome. NEW! Culinary Skills - Tastes of Europe: Spanish (GENI-7333) Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of Spanish cuisine. Prerequisites: Basic cooking skills required. Note: Off-site Location: TBA CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 4

Thu, 6 - 9 pm


NEW! Culinary Skills - Tastes of Europe: French (GENI-7330) Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of French cuisine. Prerequisites: Basic cooking skills required. Note: Off-site Location: TBA CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 11

Thu, 6 - 9 pm



NEW! Culinary Skills - Tastes of Europe: Greek (GENI-7331) Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of Greek cuisine. Prerequisites: Basic cooking skills required. Note: Off-site Location: TBA CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 18

Thu, 6 - 9 pm


NEW! Culinary Skills - Tastes of Europe: Italian (GENI-7332) Explore the world through this exciting 4 part culinary course series with different cuisine each week. Explore the traditional foods and cooking styles of Italian cuisine. Prerequisites: Basic cooking skills required. Note: Off-site Location: TBA CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 25


Thu, 6 - 9 pm



GARDENING NEW! Low Carbon Future (GENI-7552) Learn how to use permaculture principles to guide your landscaping design with a goal of reducing carbon emissions and preparing for a low carbon future. This is a discussion-oriented session that will take a deeper look at efficient energy and resource use, real world economics and personal and collective action - what you can do to make a difference. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 20

Sat, 10 am - 12 pm


Permaculture: Design Your Property (GENI-7945) Large or small, your property has the potential to provide you with an abundance of fresh food! Permaculture is a science-based ethical design system that teaches people how to layout their gardens in a way that cares for the planet. Applying the principles of permaculture, you will design your property by analyzing, mapping and planning it. You will learn the tools and techniques required to develop a regenerative abundant landscape. COMOX VALLEY

Oct 18 - Nov 15

Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 pm; Sat, Nov 3, 9 am - 1 pm


Pruning Trees and Shrubs (GENI-7541)

Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) Launch your culinary career and expand your skills in well-equipped training facilities, including the Third Course Bistro in Campbell River or the Roger Street Bistro in Port Alberni. Learn from highly experienced instructors as you develop core culinary skills in Level 1, advance your skills in Level 2 and prepare to take a leadership role in the kitchen with Level 3.

Learn how to properly prune annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to improve their health, appearance, and maintenance. Topics include: seasonal considerations, plant varieties, theories & techniques, and maintenance of pruning equipment. The course runs for two consecutive Saturdays with the first being a classroom session and the second being a field trip for hands-on practice and observation. Instructor: Zac Kregosky.:


Note: Transportation to the field trip is not provided. Wear appropriate clothing and bring hand pruners and loppers, pruning saw, long handled pole pruner, and orchard ladder, if available. COMOX VALLEY

Jan 19 & 26

Sat, Jan 19, 9 am - 3 pm; Sat, Jan 26, 9 am - 1 pm


Interested in Landscape Horticulture? Find out more about NIC’s Landscape Horticulture program and upcoming information sessions on page 36.



TRADES & TECHNICAL Gain in-demand skills with NIC’s trades training programs and prepare for employment in a range of industries such as janitorial, coastal log scaling, transportation, landscape horticulture and more. demonstration exam, will be administered at the end of the course. You will be issued a certificate of completion if you achieve a minimum grade of 70% on all testing.

JANITORIAL Building Service Worker Level 1 & WHMIS (BSW-101)

Note: Bring a bagged lunch & beverage to weekend classes.

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. Prerequisites: Students must have basic English speaking, writing and reading skills. CAMPBELL RIVER

Fri, 6 - 9 pm; Sat & Sun, 8 am - 5 pm Fri, 6 - 9 pm; Sat & Sun, 8 am - 5 pm

$389/3 $389/3

“Entertaining, very knowledgeable teacher. Learned many new things.” - Rosi M, BSW-010 “Great instructor, very clear” - Kendra M, BSW-010


Building Service Worker Level 2 - Resilient Hard Floor Care (BSW-104)


Wed - Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed - Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

RESOURCE INDUSTRIES This full-time program is comprised of classroom lectures, directed home study, and fieldwork with the majority of time being spent at log sort locations. The program prepares the participant for the Ministry of Forests Coastal Log Scaling Examination. It includes familiarization with the industry, theory of log measurement, review of necessary math skills, use of scale sticks and recording scale sheets or slips, maintenance of equipment, identification of commercial log species, scaler safety, and the practical application of the BC Grading Rules. Students are responsible to provide suitable gear for Scaling in a dryland sort environment.

This course provides instruction and hands on training for maintenance of all types of resilient and hard floor surfaces. It will cover work organization and planning, time expectations, equipment use, safety and basic maintenance, common flooring types, power equipment use and safety, area cleaning techniques, basic hard floor care and cleaning.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math Assessment for Log Scaling

Note: Please bring a bagged lunch and beverage to weekend classes.

NEW! Power Saw Operator (WFO-013)


May 3 - 5

Fri, 6 to 9 pm; Sat & Sun, 8 am - 5 pm

$1,250/5 $1,250/5

Coastal Log Scaling (LOG-FT)

Note: Please bring a bagged lunch to weekend classes.

Oct 26 - 28 Mar 15 - 17


Sep 19 - 23 Apr 10 - 14


Hospital Environmental Service Worker (BSW-010) Gain job-ready skills to work in a healthcare or general janitorial setting. Learn typical duties carried out by healthcare cleaning staff and develop skills in worker safety, infection control, sharps handling, safe lifting, protocols for cleaning chemicals and patient interactions. Assessments, including a written and skills REGISTER TODAY at

Note: Call: 250.923-9750 to have your name added to an interest list. PORT ALBERNI OR CAMPBELL RIVER

Date to be announced

$7,000 approx + student fees

Intended for both new and experienced chainsaw operators, this course provides participants with an understanding of their limits. Participants will gain an understanding of safe work procedures and saw handling principles necessary to safely operate a chainsaw. This training does NOT qualify participants to fall trees. Training meets the minimum WorkSafeBC requirements. Participants receive a wallet card upon successful completion. Note: Participants must dress for weather, wear safety approved boots and bring a lunch. Instructor: Richard Butler


Oct 6 - 7 Nov 3 - 4 May 11 - 12 Jun 8 - 9

Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$599/2 $599/2 $599/2 $599/2


RICHARD BUTLER Richard began his falling career in 1979 in a small logging camp north of Campbell River. He was trained by a faller who strictly followed WorkSafeBC regulations – the same standards employed today in the logging industry. Richard was certified by WorkSafeBC in 2003 and has been a Qualified Supervisor Trainer since. In 2004, Richard returned to school to become a certified new faller trainer and chainsaw trainer. He has supervised and audited crews in the seismic oil and gas industry, mining and forestry sector and has certified more than 600 fallers over the past fourteen years.



Designated Inspection Facility Operator (MVI-011) Prepare for your Designated Inspection Facility Operator exam in this one-day course. Course content covers applicable regulations, legislation and vehicle inspection program requirements. You will gain the required knowledge to effectively participate in the BC Vehicle Inspection Program and ensure that vehicles inspected at your facility meet all applicable safety standards for on-highway use. Note: Fee includes Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual. CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 13 Apr 13

Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat, 8 am - 4:30 pm

$319 $319

Vehicle Inspector (MVI-010) 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. Prerequisites: 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 Inspector’s Certificate until they become certified mechanics. Note: Ask for an information sheet when registering. CAMPBELL RIVER

Oct 19 - 21 Mar 8 - 10 May 10 - 12

Fri, 1 - 7 pm; Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 1 - 7 pm; Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri, 1 - 7 pm; Sat & Sun, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$609/3 $609/3 $609/3

Cross Connection Control Acquire your Cross Connection Control certification this fall. Come and learn the basics of back flow protection, from hydraulics to administration of a Cross Connection Control program. Emphasis is placed on testing back flow prevention assemblies. Call 250-923-9750 to have your name added to the interest list. You will be notified via email when the class schedule is set.



Dean has worked as a Red Seal Technician in the automotive industry for 25 years. He was top student of his class each year during his 4-year apprenticeship and was one of the top troubleshooting technicians in Canada. More recently, Dean obtained his Provincial Instructor Diploma and CompTIA A+ certification in diagnosing and repairing computers. Dean teaches the Motor Vehicle Inspection courses here at NIC. He keeps busy running his own computer repair business, refinishing furniture and enjoying an active life boating, swimming and hiking.



LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 1 Enriched (LHA-100) This program is designed for those currently working and those planning to work in landscaping. Potential employers include landscape companies, municipal parks, golf courses, garden centres, nurseries, and horticulture-related businesses. Study part time during the evening and weekends, allowing you to further your education while maintaining employment. No work experience in landscaping is required to apply to this program. An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom learning that leads to a trade credential or ticket. An apprenticeship is established when an employer agrees to sponsor an employee, and both employer and employee register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). If you are already working in the field, you and your employer can register with the ITA toget your ID# and start tracking your work hours. If you do not have an employer or experience in the industry, you may use HortEducation BC as your sponsor for this first level of training. NIC works closely with industry to ensure your apprenticeship training is of the highest quality. enriching curriculum with additional topics on landscape maintenance and design. Upon completion, students will be prepared to write their Industry Training Authority Level 1 exam towards their Interprovincial Red Seal. Prerequisites: C in English 10, or ENG-034, or assessment.


Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 2 Enriched (LHA-200)


Designed for people employed at landscape companies, municipal parks, golf courses, garden centres, nurseries and other related horticulture businesses. Horticulture apprenticeship furthers your education while maintaining employment. Registrants must have a sponsor in the field, an ITA ID#, and have successfully completed Level 1 training. The ITA curriculum has been developed and approved by the horticulture industry and NIC has enriched the curriculum with additional landscape maintenance and design courses. This program prepares you to take the ITA Level 2 exam towards the Landscape Horticulture Red Seal Certification. LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS 1 & 2 Dates to be announced. Add your name to an interest list to be notified when information session/program dates are confirmed. Call the CE Program Assistant at 250-334-5005.

Less than a Year to a New Career Discover your trade at NIC. From plumbing and carpentry to heavy mechanical, electrical, welding, joinery and more, you’ll develop nationally recognized skills with guidance from NIC’s inspiring, industry-recognized instructors. trades-technical/

 Construction Programs Carpentry, metalwork, electrical, plumbing and joinery from foundation to Red Seal. trades-technical/construction-programs/

 Resource Trade Programs Gain job-ready skills in aquaculture, forestry, mining and more. trades-technical/resource-trades-programs/

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GET STARTED Join a community of learning with NIC’s Continuing Education courses.

HOW TO REGISTER Whether you’re choosing ElderCollege, First Aid or Continuing Education courses and programs, you can register online, in person, or by cheque in the mail. REGISTER ONLINE Step 1: Search for your course. Take note of your desired section code. Step 2: Click on “Online Registration Available” and enter the course code number. Step 3: Select your course Step 4: Enter your personal details and pay for classes by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX)

Register in person Simply fill out the Continuing Education or ElderCollege registration form—whichever applies to you—and bring it with payment (cash, cheque, debit, or credit card) to one of our campuses during the Student Services/ Registration hours listed on page 44.

Register by mail Complete the Continuing Education or ElderCollege registration form—whichever applies to you. Include your payment (by cheque only) and send your form by mail to your local campus.

SIGN UP FOR FUTURE COURSES To put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone Continuing Education at 250-923-9750 or email continungeducation@ When the course has been scheduled, those on the list will be contacted with scheduling information and can register at that time.

THE FINE PRINT Fees Continuing Education, First Aid and ElderCollege tuition fees are payable in full to North Island College at the time of registration. We accept cash, cheques, Visa, MasterCard or Amex. No post-dated cheques. Tuition and other fees are subject to change without prior notification. Most of the courses and programs offered at NIC are exempt from GST, but the College has to charge GST on tuition for courses that do not receive post-secondary credits as part of a program of instruction. GST must be added to the course tuition for non-credit courses and to the annual ElderCollege membership fee. GST is also applicable to books and materials.

ElderCollege Fees ElderCollege membership is required for course registration. The annual fee is $10 + GST in addition to individual course fees. Register online, in person, or mail (please include cheque). Carefully fill out all mandatory areas of the registration form. Mail payment to the Student Services office at the campus nearest you, along with your $10 + GST membership fee and payment for course fees.

Tax Receipts Please note that a T2202A tax receipt is provided only for those courses with a six (6) digit course code. REGISTER TODAY at



Inclement Weather

If you find that your class is full, ask to have your name added to a waitlist. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted.

The college reserves the right to close the campus due to inclement weather. Please listen to your local radio station or visit for campus closure information. Cancelled classes will be re-scheduled.

When there is a sufficient number of students on a waitlist, we will endeavour to schedule another class. If registering on-line and you find the class is full, please call to add your name to a waitlist.

Refund Policy Students will receive a full refund for Continuing Education, First Aid and ElderCollege courses if they withdraw at least seven days prior to course start date. Some exceptions may apply to specific programs. Please contact Continuing Education for more details.

Confirming Course Registration, Class Time and Location • If registering in person, you will receive a confirmation receipt. • If registering online, you will see a confirmation screen.

Course Cancellations The College reserves the right to cancel courses. Every effort is made to notify students, so please ensure that your contact information is current. Refunds for cancelled courses will be processed automatically.

First Aid Textbooks First Aid text books are available from the First Aid office. Please arrange a pick-up time by calling 250-334-5092 or emailing You will need to show your course payment receipt to receive your books.

Weekend Services There is no food or beverage service available on weekends. Bring a packed lunch and beverage to weekend classes.

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019 College Closures Sep 3, 2018: Labour Day Oct 8, 2018: Thanksgiving Nov 12, 2018: Closed in lieu of Remembrance Day Dec 25, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019: Winter Break Feb 18, 2019: Family Day Apr 19 & Apr 22, 2019: Good Friday, Easter Monday May 20, 2019: Victoria Day Jul 1, 2019: Canada Day Holiday Aug 5, 2019: BC Day

CONTACT US Campbell River

Tel: 250-923-9750 or 1-888-293-3177 ext. 7750 Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Address: Campbell River Campus 1685 South Dogwood St. Campbell River, BC V9W 8C1

Vigar Vocational Centre 2780 Vigar Road Campbell River, BC V9W 6A3

Comox Valley

Tel: 250-334-5005 or 1-800-715-0914 ext. 5005 Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Address: Comox Valley Campus, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC, V9N 8N6

HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW COURSE? We’re always looking for new course and workshop topics. New course proposals should be emailed to and include the following in point form: • • • • • •

Title Suggested Length Target Audience Learning Objectives (in five to eight points) Prerequisites Room/lab requirements

LOVE TO TEACH? We occasionally seek new instructors to teach part-time in courses and programs. If you are interested in teaching adults we would like to hear from you. If you are qualified and interested, please email a cover letter specifying the course(s) you are interested in and qualified to teach, a resumé noting your teaching experience, plus specific instructional expertise to with “Love to Teach” in the subject header.

Program/course information may change. Visit or call 1-800-715-0914 for up-to-date information.



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2018/19 NIC Continuing Education  

Your complete guide to professional and personal development at NIC's Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses.

2018/19 NIC Continuing Education  

Your complete guide to professional and personal development at NIC's Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses.