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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...


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.


  • MAS Jul 27 (2018) 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Offered Online | Contact the Smithers campus to register.

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. 

This course is designed to allow students to explore personality types and how they affect interactions at work and in everyday life. 

The purpose of this course is to encourage students to develop an awareness of the basic rights and responsibilities of all adults. 

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1. This course is meant to supplement the actual FoodSafe course and give students more help with learning to answer the types of questions found in the FoodSafe examination. It is not meant as a replacement for the regular FoodSafe Level 1 course...

The purpose of the FoodSafe Level 1  is to create awareness of food borne illness and worker injury, reduce the possibility of food related illness, and share the importance of safe work habits in the food industry. This course was signed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association and is...

This 24-hour course will prepare students for the Serviting It Right exam. It is designed to encourage a responsible, caring and professional approach to the serving of alcohol. 

This course is designed to give students with learning difficulties an opportunity to explore general personality traits and actions that contribute to a positive work attitude. Learners will use case studies to develop knowledge of positive attitudes. Conflict resolution will also be addressed.