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Students will get practical exposure to a work environment of interest and apply learned skills in the work environment. The course is designed to support increased participation in community activities and initiatives that are not necessarily viewed as traditional wage-labour work places, but engage the student in meaningful and practical work...

This course is designed to provide the learner with the fundamental skills needed to build basic conversation. It will focus on Witsuwit’en sounds, structure, vocabulary, grammar, phrases and sentences. The course will examine how the Witsuwit’en language is connected to land, culture, and spirituality. Throughout the course, songs, stories,...


This is an introductory course focusing on Canadian experience. Examinations of what constitutes the sources of history, Eurocentric, and androcentric traditions. Consideration of scholarship by and about women of diverse backgrounds from pre-contact to contemporary society are covered in this course. (3,0,0)


This is an interdisciplinary course integrating topics concerning women, gender and differences throughout the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Introduction to Women's Studies includes consideration of scholarship by and about women in the arts, literature, science, history, society, popular culture, politics and law....


This women's studies course provides and introduction to key issues in women's health in Canada with a global perspective. The first half of the course focuses on constructing a feminist framework for understanding women's health issues. The framework is introduced by looking at biological, socio-cultural, historical and political processes...


An introduction to the basic operations of MS Word. Participants will be able to create and edit documents; save, open and close documents; use the Letter Wizard and different document formatting methods; move and copy text; proofread and correct your documents; use the Find and Replace features; Zoom and Print Preview; understand file...

  • TER Mar 6-15 (2018) (Tu/Th) 6:30-9:30pm

Work Experience 050 recognizes that many adult students have gained significant workplace skills and knowledge and is intended, in part, to provide these students with a framework to recognize and reflect on this previous work experience. The course includes opportunities to demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety, effective...


Join WEST and learn the skills to become employed in the minerals and natural resources industries.

This 40-day training program will build your skill-set through hands-on training delivered in a work-based environment.

Program includes:

  • Mining Exploration Field Skills
  • Natural...

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) is information and training in the safe handling, recognition, storage and disposal of controlled products (hazardous materials). Emergency procedures, as well as an understanding of the risk and necessary precautions, will help prevent workplace injury or loss of life.


  • TER March 7 (2018) 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Offered Online | Contact the Smithers campus to register.

E-mail is more prevalent today than ever before. Its instantaneous nature makes it a convenient, time-saving tool for businesses.  However, it is also more important than ever to take the time to write messages that are secure as well as clear and error-free.  The revised edition of Writing Effective E-Mail includes an added emphasis on how to...

  • TER Mar 13 (2018) 9am-4pm

This course is one in a series of courses designed to prepare students with learning difficulties for employment. In this course the student will explore and determine areas of interest, values and preferences that clarify goals for career planning. 

This module is designed to expose students with cognitive disabilities to  basic budgeting strategies.

This module is designed to increase knowledge of basic workplace safety skills and behaviours. An opportunity to complete a 4-hour WHMIS course will be included.

On completion of this course students will have developed a basic knowledge of computers, how to create word processing documents, developed correct typing techniques, explored the internet and learned to communicate through e-mail. 

This course will provide students with an opportunity to improve basic arithmetic skills needed by adults living independently.  Calculators may be used.

Fieldwork practice gives students the opportunity to practice and transfer classroom theory to worksites. Students will complete three practicums to obtain course credit. Fieldwork practice may take place outside regular instructional hours.

This module is one in a series of modules designed to prepare students with learning difficulties for employment.  

This workshop is designed to provide WST students with the skills and knowledge they need to provide good service at their worksites. It also encourages participants to feel a sense of personal pride and commitment to their work.

This course is designed to teach basic social skills and behaviours needed for the workplace. The relationship between social skills and social success will be emphasized. 

This course is designed to expand on the basic social skills introduced in WST 114. Principals of interpersonal communication on the job will be the focus. The relationship between interpersonal skills and success will be emphasized.