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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Communication For Team-Based Collaboration

This course provides students with experience working and communicating in a team-based collaborative project. Students will apply theoretical concepts of interprofessional collaboration, professional empathy, conflict resolution, intercultural, and interpersonal communication in a team-based project. By collaborating in diverse teams, students will apply theories and communication practices to create a team charter, team progress report, and final report. Finally, students will practice ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Technical Communications Essentials - Microcredential - Technical Writing

This communication course familiarizes students with the principles of clear, concise writing in a technical environment for specific discourse communities. Students write and edit extensively in this course and are given extensive feedback on their style and ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Technical Communications Essentials - Microcredential - Technical Editing

This communication course familiarizes students with the role of professional editors in the contemporary workplace and introduces the principles, symbols and methods of copy-editing and substantive editing. Students will spend a significant percentage of class time practicing their editing skills and fine tuning their understanding of grammar and mechanics. The course will help to prepare students for a typical competency test required by many employers for professional writing positions. ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Technical Communications Essentials - Microcredential - Writing for the Web

Information is not read the same way online as in print. This course teaches students how to express ideas on the Web, how to anticipate the needs of the reader and how to organize and structure information so that it is quickly grasped and navigable, achieving the purpose for which it was ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Technical Communications Essentials - Microcredential - Visual Communication and Data Presentation

The purpose of this course is to analyze and deploy visual communication techniques to solve communication problems. Parallels are drawn between verbal and visual rhetoric and tone, and students are taught the basics of visual brainstorming, developing and refining visual ideas. Course material includes effectively selecting and implementing colour, typefaces, images, and layout techniques in order to effectively convey complex messages using visual media. ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction - Microcredential - Mass Timber Construction: Intro to Products, Layouts, Cost Estimation and Digital Project Delivery

The first module in this course gives an overview of the main characteristics and properties of mass timber products, including the advantages and challenges of their use in construction. The concept and advantages of prefabrication are discussed. The second module helps students become familiar with the overall layout of a construction site and the key safety aspects related to work conducted on a mass timber constructions site. In the third module, the basic tools and types of estimates are ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Essentials of Net-Zero and Passive House Construction - Microcredential

This course covers airtightness and low-TEDI enclosure construction for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings. The course will help learners develop their knowledge of airtightness and low thermal demand (low-TEDI) building enclosures with study of wood-frame construction. Students will develop a firm understanding of assembly details, material selection and compatibility, construction approaches, sequencing and coordination, for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings. Key ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Essentials of Net-Zero and Passive House Construction - Microcredential - Introduction to Residential Mechanical Systems for Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings

This course focuses on an integrated approach to residential HVAC mechanical equipment to meet national and provincial zero energy (BC Energy Step Code) requirements and Passive House standards. The course will help learners understand the best practices from the design to verification of HVAC systems in residential projects. Through case studies and industry experts, learners will recognize the unintended consequences of poorly selected, designed, installed, and verified systems and practices ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Operations Management

Educates the student on the importance of managing operations across all industries by presenting the fundamentals in productivity improvement based on a systematic, scientific problem solving methods. Includes economic feasibility, recording techniques, assembly and analysis of data, critical examination, the development and selection of alternative solutions. Case materials explore applications to manufacturing, warehouse, office, materials management and general ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Management combines key concepts from the ASCM/APICS Foundations of Supply Chain Management body of knowledge. This course covers the basics; including definitions and problem solving, and a review of these concepts in actions and how these affect the firm's ability to compete in the marketplace. Key concepts are introduced, for planning and controlling the flow of products and services into, through, and out of an organization. Fundamental relationships among the various activities that may ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Purchasing

This course is key to Supply Chain Management. It covers the purchasing role in implementing best value sources of goods and services as well as developing interlock with key stakeholders and decision makers. The student will learn and apply concepts in category management, strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, structured negotiations, supplier performance management, leadership and change management. The focus of the learning competencies is to increase the purchasing role contribution to ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Small Business Development

Examines the planning stages involved in starting a new business including market, financial and legal responsibility requirements. Major emphasis is on the initial analysis of business viability prior to the preparation of a business plan. This course will be helpful for anyone wishing to start their own ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Solid Works 1

Covers part modeling, detailing and assembly design. SolidWorks is a feature based parametric solid modeler used for mechanical design and manufacturing. This course covers the basic functions needed to use SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies and production drawings. The expectation is that students have current training/experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students should also be familiar with technical drawing. ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

AutoCAD 1

The first step in using computer aided design (CAD) software requires a solid foundation of the user interface, commands and features of the CAD software. This intensive, hands-on course prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating a basic 2D working drawing using AutoCAD. Topics include CAD concepts, file management, the viewing, drawing, and editing of drawings as well the placement of text and dimensions onto a drawing layout in preparation for plotting. The ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Professional Sales Skills

This course provides the fundamental skills, tools and processes of professional selling. The focus is on “relationship” and “need-satisfaction” selling in a business-to-business environment. Through experiential exercises, practical applications and discussions students develop, deliver and evaluate a wide range of selling methods and presentations. This course is ideal for people in business who want to enhance their selling skills, people new to a sales role, and salespeople at any ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing: From Concept to Creation, the course offers an in-depth learning experience for individuals interested in learning about the 3D printing process. Throughout the course, students delve into the entire process of additive manufacturing, starting from the initial concept to the final creation.

They gain a solid foundation by understanding the history and definition of 3D printing, while also exploring the differences between 3D printing and ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction - Microcredential - Mass Timber Construction: Intro to Installation, Building Performance and Construction Management

Module 1 in this course outlines the basic structural components, connections, and structural layouts, as well as site installation for mass timber construction, including safety considerations when handling and lifting mass timber components.

Module 2 focuses on the installation of building enclosures for mass timber construction. The building enclosure is a system of materials, components, and assemblies that physically separate conditioned space (interior) from unconditioned ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Apprentice to CEO - Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades

Whether you’re an apprentice looking to the future, a journeyman who is looking to start their own business, or a trades person looking to become more valuable to their employer, Entrepreneurial skills for the trades will provide skills and insights to help build and maintain a successful trades business. What sets this apart from most "start your own business" courses is it’s strong emphasis on how to set up an operating system for your trades business. Topics such as invoicing, job ...

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Sustainable Event and Trade Show Marketing

Trade shows require a surprising amount of creativity, planning, budget and energy. A planner must consider many steps and moving parts to fully leverage the marketing and resource investment in these events. And most importantly, all need to plan events with a long-term strategy with environmental sustainability top of mind. This course examines how a trade show can be an effective marketing tool for businesses. The course covers how to position a trade show as an active marketing tool within ...

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Camosun College

Clean Energy (PV) Specializations

a. This course examines the fundamental principles of the application, sales and economics, design, installation, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic (PV) systems and is based on the information required for the NABCEP PV Associate credential.
b. This course provides students with hand-on skills for the installation of PV systems. Practice will include sloped and flat roof installations. Students will implement safety plans and installation plans.
c. This course provides ...

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Selkirk College

BC Low Energy Code (BC Electrical Code - Class C-R-Low Energy Systems)

The Class C-R - Low Energy field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class C category. With this certificate, all wiring and equipment installed must be restricted to limited power supply circuits in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits - a maximum 100 volt amperes. You may also perform work on a dedicated branch circuit from an existing panel board or extension of an existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 ampere, 120 ...

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Selkirk College

Financial Accounting I

COMM 240 Financial Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control and capital assets. Includes important accounting principles and concepts as well as the classification of accounts. The ...

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Selkirk College

Bookkeeping I

OTEC 170 Bookkeeping I provides students with an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship. Students cover basic bookkeeping skills including double-entry general journal entries, posting to the general ledger, preparing a trial balance, recording adjustments in a ten-column worksheet, producing period-end ...

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Selkirk College

Applied Leadership Citation

Developed in consultation with many of the largest employers in the West Kootenay/Boundary Region, this modular program will provide individuals with leadership skills and knowledge they can immediately employ in the workplace. ...

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Selkirk College

BC Electrical Code

This course covers FSR for Classes A, B and ...

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Selkirk College

Payroll for Small Business

Learn the basics of payroll deductions and your Federal and Provincial requirements as an employer. Course will cover how to file your remittance, how to keep accurate payroll records and use of the online calculator (provided by the CRA) to calculate payroll ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards (Online)

Designed for qualified electricians who may want to write the Technical Safety, BC provincial exam to attain their Field Site Representative status / Contractors License (A, B, C ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards (In-Person)

Designed for qualified electricians who may want to write the Technical Safety, BC provincial exam to attain their Field Site Representative status / Contractors License (A, B, C ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards - Continuing Education Requirement for Renewal

The Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) requires you to satisfy continuing education requirements before renewing your FSR certificate of qualification. There are different continuing education requirements depending on your certificate class. This online delivery qualifies as your eight (hrs) of continuing education required by Technical Safety ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards - Class C-R - Low Energy

The Class C-R - Low Energy field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class C category. With this certificate, all wiring and equipment installed must be restricted to limited power supply circuits in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits - a maximum of 100 volt-amperes. You may also perform work on a dedicated branch circuit from an existing panel board or extension of an existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 amperes, ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards - Class B-R - Refrigeration

The Class B-R: Refrigeration field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class B category. With this certificate, you may make declarations on behalf of your employer for regulated electrical work only with respect to electrical installations in which the voltage of the completed installation does not exceed 750 volts. This applies to the following installations: circuits for refrigeration equipment, air-conditioning units, heat pumps, and ...

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Thompson Rivers University

FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards - Class B-R Full Entertainment

The Class B-R: Full Entertainment Field Safety Representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class B category. With this certificate, you may perform temporary installation, maintenance, operation, and testing of feeders, branch circuits, and electrical equipment. These are typically used for the production of trade shows, exhibits, displays, festivals, conventions, stage, theatre, carnivals, traveling shows, movie or television locations, and film or video ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Programmable Logic Controllers Level 1

With the growing demand for automation processes, the need for knowledgeable and experienced programmable logic controller professionals is more apparent than ever. PLCs are used in many industries to monitor and control production processes and building systems. This 30-hour course introduces electricians, as well as those who are familiar with conventional motor control theory, to the basic operating principles and various field applications of Programmable Logic Controllers. The course will ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2

This course is designed to take the student beyond the basic level of PLC programming and installation. It will expand on the PLC architecture, analog I/O as well as PLC to PLC communication via Ethernet. More advanced instructions are incorporated into laboratory experiments. These include math, program control, and data manipulation as well as others. An introduction to Human Machine Interfacing (HMI) to the PLC will be given. The student will be completing a number of labs involving the ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Introduction to Electrical Quality Management Systems

This two-day training is designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of the general principles and framework of electrical quality management systems, the purpose and requirements of codes and standards, and their application for the delivery of a quality product or service. This course is Gold Seal ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Renewable Energy Fundamentals for Electricians

This blended program will consist of 30 weeks of self-paced, self-directed online course curriculum and one week of on-site practical training providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to install and maintain Renewable Energy (RE) power generation systems and equipment. This program will cover industrial, commercial, institutional, power generation, and residential settings in compliance with appropriate codes, standards, and industry best ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Management Skills for Supervisors - Interpersonal Skills

This workshop will help students sharpen decision-making skills, improve and enhance their relationships with others, and develop effective and persuasive communications. Students will hone their interviewing techniques, gain skills in handling job-related problems, and strengthen their communication skills to handle conflict ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Management Skills - Team Building Skills 

This 24-hour online course will provide participants with practical techniques to motivate others, identify their preferred leadership style, provide opportunities to apply new techniques and help develop increased flexibility in leadership. Students will gain useful techniques for leading and participating in meetings, with an emphasis on leadership motivation and team ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Management Skills for Supervisors - Administrative Skills

Students will learn practical techniques to manage their jobs, delegate effectively, and outline a comprehensive and flexible system of performance analysis and appraisal. Students will Identify time-wasters and will provide ideas on how to eliminate them. Change management will also be explored and its ...

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Thompson Rivers University

How to Be a Better Foreperson

Many great tradespeople take a foreperson position and fail. Not for lack of skills or drive but simply for lack of guidance on how to be a great foreman. This 1-day course gives participants the fundamentals of field leadership, organization, crew morale, efficiency, and productivity. Students will gain knowledge on understanding why and how many forepersons fail, how the forepersons’ role has changed, dealing with workplace conflict tactfully, learning how to anticipate production and job ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Introduction to Construction Estimating

To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. The Introduction to Construction Estimating course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices and help them understand the importance of estimating as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the ...

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Thompson Rivers University

First Level Supervisor Training Program

Strong supervision skills are key to any construction project. This comprehensive online training program offers the critical skills and concepts needed to supervise a work team in the residential and non-residential construction sectors. The course uses scenarios, videos, quizzes, and tests to reinforce the learning. Gold Seal Certification (5 ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Communications, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

This course is designed to help improve written, oral, and negotiating skills within the construction industry. Supervisors, project managers, and anyone who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers, and employers. Gold Seal Certification (2 ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Construction Industry Ethics

The Construction Industry Ethics course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry through practical examples of ethical decision-making. Perfect for owners/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary. ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Construction Law

This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors, and project managers with construction contracts and contract law; liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a Contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labor. Gold Seal Certification (2 ...

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Thompson Rivers University

Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

The Canadian construction and maintenance industry is committed to building respectful and inclusive workplaces. Our goal is to enhance your toolkit of career skills and equip you to be successful and participate in creating a respectful and inclusive workplace. Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace looks at how a respectful and inclusive workplace can benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment, and how everyone can create respect through inclusive communication, ...

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University of the Fraser Valley

FSR Electrical Code

Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code, with an emphasis on B.C. amendments and bulletins of the Safety Standards Act, and the Safety Standards General ...

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Vancouver Community College

Train The Trainer

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Design, deliver and evaluate adult learning and teaching on a continuum of instructional approaches.
Integrate critical reflection strategies to stay current in education and bring about change in one’s own practice.
Act in an ethical and professional manner when working in an adult education ...

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Vancouver Community College

Trades Instructor: Short Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Design, deliver and evaluate adult learning and teaching reflecting various vocational instructional approaches.
Create and manage a positive and engaging vocational learning environment that promotes respect for the diversity of learners.
Act in an ethical and professional manner when working in an adult vocational education setting.
Integrate critical reflection and ...

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