Lakes District Continuing Education

Short-term work-related and personal interest courses

Courses are offered in Burns Lake and on the Southside. Check our Facebook page for updates!

Vocational part time

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Course Dates
Cashier Training (10hrs)

Most retail stores have cash registers and/or scanners. This is your chance to enhance your job possibilities and add a valuable skill to your resume. Our experienced instructor will discuss till operations, taxable items, scanners, weighing produce, taking credit and bank cards, money, organization, and customer service. The first two classes will be held at CNC and the second two at Overwaitea Foods. Student manual included. Students must be 15 years of age or older

$245
Oct 16-19
6:30pm-9pm

Oct 16-19
Foodsafe Level 1 (8hrs)

All food service establishments or non-profit organizations that sell food must have a minimum of one employee with Foodsafe certification on duty at all times. Topics include food-borne illness, personal hygiene and health, serving and dispensing, protecting and preparing food, receiving and storing food safely, dish washing methods, types of germs and diseases. Certification issued upon successful completion.

$187 Oct 17
9am-5:30pm

Oct 17
Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) Committee Member Training (8hrs)

This one-day course provides a look at the legislation pertinent to formation of a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. This includes portions of the WCB Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The training also provides insight into forming a committee; roles and responsibilities; hazard identification and the hierarchy of control of those hazards; and, workplace inspections and investigations. Upon completion, attendees will have greater insight into what is needed for the formation and success of a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

$100
Nov 17
9am-5pm

Nov 17
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (5hrs)

According to Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc., the MBTI® is “the most widely used personality inventory in history.” According to the Centre for Applications of Psychological Type, approximately 2,000,000 people a year take the MBTI. CPP claims that it “helps you improve your work and personal relationships, increase productivity, and identify leadership and interpersonal communication preferences for your clients.”

$98
Oct 13
9am-3pm

Oct 13
Occupational First Aid Level 1 (8hrs)

This Worksafe BC class provides training in basic first aid skills including AED, C-spine control, respiratory and circulatory emergencies, minor soft tissue injuries, accurate completion of the required documentation, as well as new modules on the identification and management of stroke, diabetes, seizures and fainting. Students will receive their OFA Level 1 certification upon successful completion of a written exam and practical evaluation by the instructor. Participants must be 16 years or older. Photo ID required. Impending changes to regulations will determine tuition.

$TBA Sept 26 or Nov 22
9am-5pm

Nov 22
Occupational First Aid Level 3 (70hrs)

OFA Level 3 is the most advanced first aid training available and the most sought after by industry. The exam is scheduled outside of the dates listed. Home study is required. Photo ID required. Pending changes to regulations will determine tuition.

$TBA
Oct 23-Nov 3
9am-5pm

Oct 23-Nov 3
OFA Transportation Endorsement (8hrs)

This course is designed to deliver the skills and knowledge needed to secure and transport injured/ill workers to medical aid. These skills are necessary if the worksite is more than twenty minutes from medical aid. Photo ID required. Prerequisite: OFA Level 1. Pending changes to regulations will determine tuition.

$TBA
Nov 23
9am-5pm

Nov 23
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (3hrs)

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods course is required before handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing dangerous goods, or directing others to do the same. Certificates valid for 3 years when signed by an employer.

$139
Nov 6
12:30pm-3:30pm

Nov 6
WHMIS (3hrs)

This course will familiarize you with the “WHMIS” system and how it is used in workplaces. WHMIS is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your coworkers from hazardous products.

$139
Nov 6
9am-12noon

Nov 6
WorldHost (7hrs)

This course is an internationally recognized employee training program that addresses the fundamentals of excellent customer service from handling complaints to first impressions. Improve your business by improving your customer service.

$142
Nov 18
9am-4pm

Nov 18

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Course Dates
Aikido

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art, the modern form of which was founded by Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei). Aikido is a purely defensive martial art- rather than meeting violence with reciprocal violence, the Aikidoist learns to evade and redirect the power of the attack, resulting in the attacker being unbalanced and either projected (thrown) or immobilized. Open to adult including youth 13 years and older.

$119
Sept 20-Dec 14
Wed & Thurs
7pm-8:30pm
No class on Oct 18, 19, 25, 26

Sept 20
Aikido for Youth (11hrs)

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art, the modern form of which was founded by Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei). Aikido is a purely defensive martial art- rather than meeting violence with reciprocal violence, the Aikidoist learns to evade and redirect the power of the attack, resulting in the attacker being unbalanced and either projected (thrown) or immobilized. In our children’s class, students will learn the basics of Aikido and body movement. Open to students 13 years or younger

S$47
Sept 20-Dec 13
Wed
5:30pm-6:30pm
No class on Oct 18, 25.

Sept 20
ATV Rider (8hrs)

The Canada Safety Council ATV Rider Course provides hands-on training, with emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson. Students will learn basic techniques for riding all-terrain vehicles responsibly. The lessons include starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving; and riding over obstacles; as well as specific requirements for classes attended by children under the age of 16. It is the intention of this course to reflect a high-quality introduction to ATV safety knowledge, environmental awareness and riding skills. The student is responsible for providing an ATV is good working order as well as an appropriate helmet, all weather gear, and boots.

$166
Oct 13
9am-5pm

Oct 13
Babysitter's Training (8hrs)

For youth 11 years and older. Learn basic child care, accident prevention, first aid and how to handle emergency situations and receive a certificate upon successful completion. This program is based on the Red Cross Youth Society curriculum. Please bring a pencil and pack a lunch.

$80
Oct 14
9am-4pm

Oct 14
Be Your Own Boss (8hrs)

The ‘Be Your Own Boss’ workshop will provide you with the guidance and practical tools you’ll need to launch your own business or take your existing business to the next level. By the end of this workshop, you will have a greater understanding of branding, social media, content marketing, networking and communication, management practices and other advanced tools

$140 Nov 20-Nov 28 Mon and Tues Only
7pm-9pm

Nov 20
Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

This CRSC is an introductory firearms safety course for all firearms users. Topics to be covered include handling and use of firearms and ammunition, complying with firearms laws, safety when storing, and displaying and transporting non restricted firearms and ammunition. There will be both written and practical examinations. The Federal Canadian Firearms Centre is responsible for issuing the required to own a firearm; students must be 18 years or older to receive this license, but not to take the course. Photo ID is required. Full attendance required. Please bring a lunch.

$124 (plus textbook)
Sept 23-Oct 7 Or Nov 18-Dec 2 (Saturdays Only)
10:00am-4:00pm

Sept 23 or Nov 18
Canadian Firearms Safety Course Restricted (12hrs)

In this course, topics covered include the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and action, basic firearms safety practices, ammunition, operating handgun action, firing techniques and procedures for handguns, care of restricted firearms, responsibilities of the firearms owner/user and safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms. Photo ID is required and students must be 18 years or older.

$124+text
Sept 9-16 Saturdays Only
10am-4pm

Sept 9
CORE Hunter Training (24hrs)

Most retail stores have cash registers and/or scanners. This is your chance to enhance your job possibilities and add a valuable skill to your resume. Our experienced instructor will discuss till operations, taxable items, scanners, weighing produce, taking credit and bank cards, money, organization, and customer service. The first two classes will be held at CNC and the second two at Overwaitea Foods. Student manual included. Students must be 15 years of age or older

$245
Oct 16-19
6:30pm-9pm

Oct 16-19
Enform Level 1 Chainsaw Basics (24hrs)

The topics discussed, demonstrated and practiced include: basic personal safety and worksite safety, worksite safety requirements and practices, chainsaws and other equipment, limbing, taping and bucking practices. The certificate issued for successful completion of this course is required by Seismic Line Cutters working in the oil and gas industry. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety toe work boots. All other equipment will be supplied.

$1071
Nov 7-9
8:30am-4:30pm

Nov 7-9
First Nations Form Line Design (9hrs)

First Nations artist, Ben Gerow will introduce students to formline design shapes and definitions, the importance of balance in the design form and to ways an experienced Native artist would compose a formline design. A key to this project is to see both the positive and negative aspects of a design and how each type influences and serves to shape the other. By careful placement of the negative (unpainted) shapes, the positive (painted black or red) forms are created. These are known as positive formlines. Ben was born an artist, always drawing. In 1983 he attended a basic design course in Ksan. In 2004 he graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

$131
Nov 17
6pm-9pm and
Nov 18
9am-3pm

Nov 17 & 18
Home Alone (6hrs)

The Home Alone course is designed to provide children 10 years and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, stay safe and constructively occupied. The course material covers such topics as establishing a routine, house key is your responsibility, strangers, telephone, emergencies, basic first aid, and Internet safety.

$75
Sept 30
9am-3pm

Sept 30
Introduction to First Nations Communities in the Lakes District (5hrs)

This workshop focuses on promoting cultural sensitivity and awareness of protocol, customs and practices pertaining to First Nations, primarily in the Lakes District area. The workshop will provide a brief history of the First Nations in the Lakes District with the opportunity for interaction between participants. Additional resources for further reading will be provided.

FREE
Nov 17
9am-3pm

Nov 17
Mending for Beginners (10hrs)

Students will learn to do basic repairs to damaged family wear. We will touch on alterations for a better fit to hemming a pair of pants. Most repairs are doable; we just need to know where to start. So bring along a couple of small projects and let’s get started! Student will need to bring their own sewing machine, good quality scissors, seam ripper, quilting pins, hand needles, and a sewing gauge. Class will be held at Yarn and Sew On. What you learn in this class will quickly pay for itself.

$146
Sept 18-26
Mon & Tues only
6pm-8:30pm

Sept 18-26
Notebook Maintenance (1.5hrs)

Just like your vehicle, your computer requires periodic maintenance to keep it running in top condition. This short course will go over the fundamentals of keeping your computer both hardware and software healthy. We’ll start with instructions on how to properly remove dust, lint, etc from the important components of your computer, followed by instructions on how to identify and remove unneeded software, disable non-critical startup items. The course will finish with a brief overview of how to make sure your computer is protected from malware & viruses. Attendees are encouraged to bring their personal notebooks.

$25
Nov 14
7pm-8:30pm

Nov 14
Paint the Lake

For the "paint the lake" workshop, students will explore an introductory to intermediate level painting class on creating water focused landscapes. Over the three-day course, painters will discuss and explore concepts such as horizon lines, vanishing points, converging lines, plains, tonal variations, reflections, and color usage in order to create the illusion of 3-dimensional pictorial depth. The class will be fun, loose, and interactive whereby students will all produce still watered depictions of beautiful Babine Lake. A supply list will be available upon registration at CNC.

Free

Granisle Tourist Info Centre

August 25 - 26, 2017

Instructor: Steve Wilejto

August 25 -27
Retirement Preparation (1.5hrs)

Aimed at those who plan to retire in five to ten years. Topics include the planning process, government programs such as Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security, ways to reduce taxes, the stages of retirement, and estate planning. Participants will leave with a clear idea of what’s involved in retirement and how to plan for it.

$12
Oct 14
1pm-2:30pm

Oct 14
Women’s Self Defense (3hrs)

Build confidence and self-awareness through this basic selfdefense course for women 16 years and older. Our instructor will lead you through the proper techniques for kicking and blocking. Floor techniques will be covered with the assistance of the RCMP on the last evening.

$60
Oct 16, 17, 18
7pm-8pm

Oct 16, 17, 18

Foundations for the Future

Foundations for the Future is an exciting new program at CNC Lakes! This program will run from September 2017 through to May 2018, and will provide snapshots of a wide variety of courses.
Course Dates
Conversational Carrier

This course will delve into conversational Carrier. Learn the basics of the Carrier language, as well as learn some of the regional dialect differences. Learn greetings and basic directives.

Free
Sept 5 - 29, 2017
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sept 5 - 29
Introduction to the Sciences - Part 1

These sessions will introduce students the study of sciences. The main focus will be human biology, but topics will include ecology, and elements of chemistry and physics. Learning will direct students towards advanced and provincial level science courses.

Free
Oct 2 - 27, 2017
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Oct 2 - 27
Baking - Part 1

Get a head start with your Christmas baking! In this series we will be making cookies from around the world. Please bring containers so that you can take your cookies home to share with family and friends.

Free
Nov 6 - 30, 2017
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Nov 6 - 30
Intro to Aboriginal Studies

This introduction to Aboriginal Studies will start with a general overview of Aboriginal People in Canada and in British Columbia. Regional perspectives and history will be highlighted. This course will include glimpses of Aboriginal history in connection to pre and post European contact, colonization, residential schools, and contemporary circumstances.

Free
Dec 4 - 22, 2017
Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dec 4 - 22
Existentialist Philosophy & Gesture Drawing

In this short twelve-hour course (4 three-hour classes) we will be dipping our toes into some of the tantalizing philosophical thoughts of such thinkers as: Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. To help ease everyone into the sometimes mind bending worlds these philosophers have perceived, we will be taking time out to explore our immediate world (the world right in front of us) through gesture drawing—a perfect, relaxing, and creative accompaniment to the cognitive stretches of existentialist philosophy.

Free
Jan 2 - 26, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jan 2 - 26
Baking - Part 2

In this second baking series, we will be experimenting with different types of milled grains, legumes, and beans to make breads, pastas and other baked goods. Please bring containers to bring home the leftovers.

Free
Feb 5 - Mar 2, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Feb 5 - Mar 2
Introduction to the Sciences - Part 2

Part two of Introduction to the sciences will lead students into learning about the organ systems of the human body, such as the nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, and others. These sessions will direct students towards provincial level biology.

Free
Apr 2 - 27, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Apr 2 - 27

For more information, or to register your interest in a course or program, fill in the online Program Interest Form.