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This course addresses the relationship between tourism activity and conservation issues, with special attention to the impact of adventure tourism in natural settings. Through a variety of readings, discussions, and field experiences, students will develop a perspective on the ethical issues related to environmental stewardship, and will...

This course introduces the principles and skills needed to conduct quality interpretation programs with specific emphasis on sensitivity towards cross-cultural interpretation. Through the application of interpretation principles to British Columbia’s coastal heritage, and through a variety of in-class and in-the-field experiences, a general...

This course teaches the fundamentals of land based navigation using the skills of reading the terrain, map reading and use of a compass. It is intended to introduce the students to these principles to create a foundation for the marine navigation topic area contained within the Power Boat Operator. It is worth noting that Orienteering is a...

This course focuses on fundamental sea kayak leadership, paddling, rescue and teaching skills. It is intended to introduce the students to these techniques so that they may eventually meet the industry standards as outlined by the Sea Kayaking Guides Alliance of BC, and Association of Canadian Sea Kayaking Guides and assist in guiding kayak...

This course will prepare the student with the requirements expected of an entry level fishing guide as well as employment with whale watching and other power boat charters and operators within the adventure tourism sector. Despite a continuing change, sport fishing remains a significant sector within the tourism industry. This sector includes...

This course is aimed at students who wish to know more about maintenance and repair of outboard motors up to 70 h.p. 

This course contains the fundamentals of trip preparation and logistics, essential for planning, embarking and returning from any overnight wilderness trip. It is intended to introduce the students to the necessity of well organized trip preparation and the safety margin created not only for a trip without incident but also in the event of an...

This course has been designed for the operator of any small commercial vessel such as a charter boat, crew boat or water taxi and contains fundamental skills for the mariner such as Marine Navigation and therefore is directly applicable to the student in the Coastal Eco-Adventure Tourism program.

This course is designed to provide students with the theory and practical experience required to meet the Basic Cruising Standard of the Canadian Yachting Association.

Bronze Cross teaches the distinction between lifesaving and life guarding, emergency procedure principles and teamwork. Candidates learn to rescue a victim with a suspected or actual spinal injury and a victim with no pulse. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for many other training programs in the Adventure Tourism Industry as employment...

Through participation in a work experience placement with a host adventure tourism operation, participants are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge base gained throughout the training period. As part of the mentor role, the employer will be charged with the responsibility of creating and monitoring a meaningful...

These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the Web, creating a site that’s effective is more challenging than ever. To do that, you need to employ good design principles. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you’ll master the basics of Web design and...

Got an old computer that’s too good to throw away? Give it new life with Linux. Linux is a freely distributed operating system with software that has the potential to rival the great software monopoly. Students will learn to download, install, use, and maintain their own Linux systems on a variety of computers.


  • SMI Oct 7-16 (Tu/Th) 6-9pm
  • TER Feb 24-Mar 5 (2015) (Tu/Th) 6-9pm

The online Residential Interior Design Education (R.I.D.E.) program is available to both aspiring designing individuals and interior designers who are wanting to increase their education, career opportunities, and professional status in the interior design industry. The R.I.D.E. certification trains new designers and increases the credentials...

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Prepare for a career in wedding planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering “wow” weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner—and you’ll even have an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship!

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This is an introductory chemistry course.  Major topics include lab safety, measurement and matter, atomic theory, chemical names, compounds, mole concept, chemical reactions and calculations, the periodic table, bonding, gases, solutions and acids and bases.


CHEM 0401 is a laboratory science at the advanced level and, with CHEM 0402, is equivalent ot high school Chemistry 11. Topics covered include safety, the scientific method, measurement and calculation, properties of matter, the atom, chemical formulas and equations, and types of chemical reactions. 


CHEM 0402 is a laboratory science at the advanced level and, with CHEM 0401, is equivalent to high school Chemistry 11. Topics covered include: the atom, periodic trends, stoichiometric calculations, solutions, acids and bases


This course is intended for students who require a Provincial Level (grade 12) standing in Chemistry. Topics include reaction kinetics, equilibrium, solubility of ionic substances, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction equations. This course includes a laboratory component.

Three topics will be covered. The first is a review of general chemical principles, including stoichiometric descriptions of chemical reactions together with a brief history of chemistry as a science. Next, the microscopic description of the natural world as it relates to chemistry, will be discussed with particular consideration to atomic...