Continuing Studies Courses & Workshops

Browse through courses and workshops offered by UNBC continuing studies.

  • Advanced Forest Road Deactivation

    Natural Resources
    Course

    This three-day class and field course focuses on road deactivation assessments and prescriptions. Research has shown that many landslides occur due to problems associated with forest road deactivation. This is...

  • Advances in Land Reclamation: From Theory to Practice

    Natural Resources
    Course

    Reclamation is an essential part of many natural resource industry and/or development works, from mining to road construction. This two-day course is a study of advanced topics in reclamation geared towards...

  • Bear Awareness and Safety - Online

    Online Course
    Online Course

    Bear Awareness Safety teaches you to become bear-aware while also gaining knowledge on industry and community-based bear management methods. In this tenth and final component of the Online Environmental...

  • Biomass Combustion Safety in Industry

    Natural Resources
    Course

    The Biomass Combustion Safety in Industry course educates owners, operators, emergency personnel and regulators of the risks involved with industrial equipment that produces synthetic gas (syngas, otherwise...

  • Chainsaw Operators 2-Day Course: Bucking Basics

    Natural Resources
    Course

    This two-day workshop focuses on effective, safe chainsaw operation (bucking) as well as maintenance basics. Taught by a Worksafe Certified Faller and Faller Supervisor, this course will have a classroom and...

  • Coaching Out of the Box

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Discover coaching skills essential to cultivating a cohesive workplace culture in this two-day customized coaching course. Topics covered in this course include listening methods, building trust in a work...

  • Course 5: Event Management Technology - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    In this course students learn about the latest, cutting-edge technology that can be used to make bidding, planning and running an event much easier. Project management and application specific software,...

  • Course 1: Events for Non-Profits - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    The Events for Non-Profit course teaches students how to identify the right event for their organization and improve the quality of their event plan. This course discusses essential components of an event and...

  • Course 2: Events for Corporations - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    Events for Corporations will teach students how to identify the right event for their organization and improve the quality of their event plan. This course discusses the essential components of an event and...

  • Course 3: Event Logistics - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    In this course students will gain the skills and tools required to effectively implement an event from site location to layout, sourcing suppliers and ensuring a safety plan. Furthermore, students will learn...

  • Course 4: Bean Counting for Event Management - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    In this course students will learn to build and manage event budgets, include sponsorship dollars, and how to ensure that budgets fulfill the needs of the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). They will also learn...

  • Course 6: Technical Production at Events - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    In this course students learn how to 'wow' their clients and guests with more than just the basic lighting, sound, audiovisual and special effects. The topics covered in this course include the...

  • Creating Powerful, Empowered Teams

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Amp up your leadership style and learn how to shape your employees into a powerful, empowered team. This course is the eighth component of the Supervisor Fundamentals Certificate and will introduce you to...

  • Ecological Field Data Collection

    Natural Resources
    Course

    The purpose of this three-day field and class based course is to introduce forestry practitioners to the theory and practice of Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC). Participants will learn basic BEC...

  • Effective Delegation and Motivating Teams: Leading from the Edge

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Empowering employees can have a lasting effect on motivating staff, but it starts with strong leadership. The ninth component of the Supervisor Fundamentals Certificate teaches the motivational benefits of...

  • Elective Course 1: Fundraising Auctions - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    Fundraising auctions are one of the most common fundraising events held by charities, but they are also competitive and expensive to run. In this course students will learn the components of auctions that...

  • Elective Course 2: Fundraising Peer to Peer Events - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    Charitable walks and runs are a common fundraising event. However, they have stiff competition for the public’s attendance and dollars. In this course students will learn how to increase both short and long...

  • Elective Course 3: Fundraising Golf Tournaments - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    Fundraising golf tournaments are one of the most common fundraising events held by a charity, but it can be challenging to get adequate attendance and support. In this course students will learn how to...

  • Elective Course 4: Corporate Tradeshows - Advanced Event Management Professional Certificate

    Event Management
    Certificate Course

    Tradeshows are a common marketing method that corporations participate in, however, they are expensive. In this course students will learn how to get the most out of participating in a trade show, increasing...

  • Environmental Monitoring Certificate (Online)

    Online Course
    Certificate, Online Course

    The northern economy is on the verge of an industrial boom, creating a ripple effect of demand for environmental awareness surrounding LNG, mining, and oil and gas operations. There has never been a better way...

  • Forest Road Construction

    Natural Resources
    Course

    This 3 day classroom course covers practical forest road applications and techniques and includes seven modules: 1. Construction Surveys 2. Subgrade Construction 3. Drainage Structures 4. Surfacing 5....

  • Fundamentals of Business Process Management

    Professional Development
    Course

    The Fundamentals of Business Process Management course, offered in partnership with UNBC School of Business, provides today's business professionals an opportunity to improve their process management...

  • Hiring Right, Right from the Start

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Having the right team is necessary to any successful organization. In this course you will learn strategies and techniques for effective interviewing and hiring practices that will strengthen your organization...

  • Intermediate Algebra Module 1

    Intermediate Algebra
    Program Course

    Topics covered in XMAT 161-1 include real number systems, solving linear equations and inequalities, absolute values, intersections and unions, functions and their graphs, domains and ranges, linear functions...

  • Intermediate Algebra Module 2

    Intermediate Algebra
    Program Course

    Topics covered in XMAT 162-1 are related to solving systems of equations and factoring polynomials. Techniques for solving systems of equations include graphing, substitution and elimination. Multiplication of...

  • Intermediate Algebra Module 3

    Intermediate Algebra
    Program Course

    Topics covered in XMAT163-1 are related to algebraic expressions and solving equations. Techniques for multiplying, dividing and simplifying algebraic expressions are explored. Radical expressions are...

  • Introduction to Fly Fishing

    General Interest
    Course

    This course is geared towards beginner fly anglers and people interested in taking up fly fishing. Four classes will introduce participants to the basics of equipment, how to tie knots, fly casting, entomology...

  • Introduction to Forest Road Bridge Field Inspections

    Natural Resources
    Course

    The purpose of this one-day workshop is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to make preliminary forest road bridge safety and maintenance inspections. This classroom and field-based...

  • Introduction to Prospecting

    Natural Resources
    Course

    Prospecting and the prospector are central to the discovery of new mineral occurrences and eventually of mines. Prospectors learn to recognize potential mineral deposits, and conduct basic initial exploration...

  • Jet Boat Safety Course (In-class & On-river)

    Natural Resources
    Course

    This two-day Jet Boat Safety course will provide participants with specific skills and knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision about their own safety, the safety of any crew members, as...

  • Learn Chinese in 60 Days

    Language & Writing
    Course

    Learn Chinese in 60 Days is an introductory course in both Chinese language and culture. It is designed for learners who have no, or very limited, prior knowledge of Chinese language and are interested in...

  • Master Gardener Basic Training

    General Interest
    Course

    This 13-day intensive program provides the home gardener with a broad range of skills to successfully propagate and grow perennials, annuals and vegetables in a northern climate. Offered in collaboration with...

  • Match the Hatch I - Stream Entomology for Anglers

    General Interest
    Course

    This course is geared towards intermediate to advanced fly anglers who are interested in developing a greater appreciation for stream entomology and fishing techniques. Four two-hour classes will cover...

  • Meeting Procedures Workshop

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    The Meeting Procedures Workshop examines the characteristics of an effective meeting. The fundamentals of managing a meeting will be discussed from the planning stage right through to follow-up. Topics include...

  • Mindfulness & Meditation for Healthcare Professionals

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Workshop

    This offering will be tailored to front line workers, counsellors, social workers, life coaches and others working in the helping professions. Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) strategies will be...

  • Minute Taking Workshop

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    The Minute Taking Workshop covers the Minute Taker's responsibilities - covering all aspects of what to expect before, during and after the meeting. Participants will also learn different types of...

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Mental Health & Substance Abuse Practice

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Certificate Course

    This introductory course is the first component of the Mental Health & Addictions Certificate essential to advancing your career in the field of mental health and addictions. You will be presented with a...

  • Module 1 - Project Management Fundamentals

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Every project begins with a foundation! Discover the fundamentals to project management in this informative course that is the first step towards earning your Masters Certificate in Project Management and...

  • Module 2 - Business Requirements, Project Validation and Quality Management

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Discover how business requirements underpin every project and the critical role these requirements play in project quality management. We need to ensure we understand the need for the project so we can choose...

  • Module 2 - The Counselling Process: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Certificate Course

    As the second component of the Mental Health & Addictions Certificate, this course will guide you through a variety of assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning approaches commonly used in professional...

  • Module 3 - Crisis Counselling & Intervention

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Certificate Course

    Crisis counselling and intervention methods are essential tools in the mental health and addictions field. Discover innovative counselling strategies for intervention in this third component of the Mental...

  • Module 3 - Project Leadership and Team Building

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Challenge your views of the project manager and learn the concepts of project leadership. Most project work is completed through the efforts of teams. The more effective your team, the greater your likelihood...

  • Module 4 - Planning and Control

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Understand project planning and the necessary steps to monitor and control a project from conceptualization to benefit realization. You will learn a systematic process to plan almost any project including a...

  • Module 4 - Substance Use, Abuse, and Treatment

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Certificate Course

    In this fourth component of the Mental Health & Addictions Certificate, students explore the background of substance use patterns throughout human history, and are introduced to psychoactive drug...

  • Module 5 - Communication

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Learn about stakeholder management and methods to meet or exceed expectations. Most expectation management is deployed through a variety of communication methods. As such, you will learn to enhance your...

  • Module 5 - Community Practice

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Certificate Course

    Discover and explore strategies for national and local innovations in health promotion and the impact on northern and First Nations communities in this fifth and final component of the Mental Health &...

  • Module 6 – Procurement Management, Risk Management and Professional Ethics

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Explore the inter-dependencies between the topics of procurement, risk, and professional ethics. You will investigate basic make or buy decisions. Should you choose to buy, you will also learn of a variety of...

  • Module 7 - Change Management

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Gain an understanding of project-change management and discover how to use project change tools and templates. Most projects create change and human beings are hard-wired to resist change; even the change they...

  • Module 8 - In Class Simulation/PMP Exam Prep Review

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Synthesize your learning and experience. Manage the dynamic nature of projects and use subjective and objective tools to enhance decision-making. You will practice managing the project by the numbers and the...

  • Module 9 – Simulation and Debrief

    Project Management
    Certificate Course

    Apply course lessons on a live project from conception to execution. The class will work as a project team; manage stakeholders, project plans, change control; and become fully immersed in the dynamic...

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Introduction to Type and Type in Organizations

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Find your "Type" and develop strategies for increasing your self –awareness and improving your communication skills. This course is the seventh component of the Supervisor Fundamentals Certificate...

  • Navigating Conflict

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Effective conflict mitigation is essential to every workplace. This course will help you confront conflict as both a challenge and learning opportunity for yourself and others in building a cohesive work...

  • Negotiating Effectively

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    "A Guide to Creating Successful Negotiation Strategies" Most business activities, including planning, marketing, building working relationships, mediating disputes and conflicts and making deals are...

  • Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner Online Certificate

    Online Course
    Certificate Course, Online Course

    From resource-based industries such as forestry, mining and agriculture, to professional industries such as health care, technology and hospitality, the need for health and safety professionals crosses all...

  • OHS 1 - Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety Fundamentals

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    This module provides an overview of the field of Occupational Health & Safety and discusses how health and safety relate to an organization's overall management system. Course content addresses...

  • OHS 10 - Safety Program Design & Analysis

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In the final module, learners will develop skills to coordinate, develop, implement, and maintain an OHS program within an organization. They will be able to objectively analyze (audit) the effectiveness of an...

  • OHS 2 - Legislation - Act & Regulation

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    This module will provide students with an understanding of the legislation in the OHS field, including acts and regulations from a variety of governing bodies including but not limited to: WorkSafeBC, the BC...

  • OHS 3 - Workplace Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment & Control

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, learners will be introduced to the hierarchy of workplace hazard controls as well as hazard analysis explanation and its process. Participants will have practice analyzing jobs tasks in order...

  • OHS 4 - Ergonomics for Injury Prevention and Accommodation

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    Ergonomics plays a key role in the prevention of occupational injuries and vocational rehabilitation of injured workers. Ergonomics (or human factors) is concerned with interactions among humans and other...

  • OHS 5 - Hazardous Materials & Industrial Hygiene

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, learners will be introduced to legislation regulating hazardous materials used and transferred in the workplace and the environment. During the class, learners will fully explore the Workplace...

  • OHS 6 - Fire Safety Planning & Systems

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, learners will be introduced to the history of fire and how its use and misuse have influenced humanity over the centuries, specifically the chemistry of fire, fire hazards, fire causes, and...

  • OHS 7 - Safety Inspections

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, students will understand the entire inspection process, from the need for conducting inspections, types of inspections and when these should be conducted, who should be involved in the process...

  • OHS 8 - Accident Investigations & Reporting

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, students will learn how to conduct accident investigations. Participants will be shown how to identify basic accident causes and contributing factors. Additionally, learners will understand and...

  • OHS 9 - Emergency Preparedness & Response

    Occupational Health and Safety
    Certificate Course

    In this module, learners will be able to identify emergency situations and assess appropriate Emergency Preparedness and Responses (ERP). Participants will learn how to evaluate issues that arise prior to,...

  • Performance Focus

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Performance management is a must for achieving organization goals. Reach your business targets with this course that promotes creating a respectful, positive, work environment as being essential to maximizing...

  • Planning, Making Decisions and Problem Solving

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Every good supervisor must know how to solve problems. This course explores the different techniques required for discovering, analyzing, and solving problems in the workplace. As the sixth component of the...

  • Powerful Presentations

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    Powerful Presentations is a workshop that teaches participants principles for creating good presentations and techniques for delivery. All powerful presentations start with the right preparation. This...

  • Professional Development Workshop Series

    Professional Development
    Program, Workshop

    The Professional Development Workshop Series is a suite of courses designed to help today's professional build specific skills relevant to the workplace. If you are an employee looking to upgrade your...

  • Project Management Fundamentals

    Project Management
    Course

    Every project begins with a foundation! Discover the fundamentals to project management in this two-day intensive program. Project Management Fundamentals provides high-quality training and education in a...

  • Requests for Proposals

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    Preparing and responding to requests for proposals (RFPs) can be one of the more stressful tasks that both the buyer and seller experience. Unlike a Tender or Quote method of procurement, the RFP solicitation...

  • Respectful Communication

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    Gain critical knowledge towards managing effective communication in the workplace with Respectful Communication, the fourth component of the Supervisor Fundamentals Certificate. This course offers all you need...

  • S-100: Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Class/Field)

    Natural Resources
    Course

    ​This two-day workshop introduces participants to the basic techniques, processes and procedures required for entry level Type 2 contract wildland firefighting. Its purpose is to equip potential firefighters...

  • Safe and Effective Electrofishing Certificate

    Natural Resources
    Certificate, Certificate Course

    Electrofishing is a common scientific survey method used to sample fish populations to determine abundance, density, and species composition. This course introduces participants to safe and effective backpack...

  • Spanish for Travellers

    Language & Writing
    Course

    Make your next trip to anywhere Spanish is spoken more enjoyable with this course that covers basic language and vocabulary. Learn and practice basic greetings, ask for directions, and need-to-know words for...

  • Spanish for Travellers II

    Language & Writing
    Course

    In the second section of Spanish for Travellers, students will expand their vocabulary beyond basic greetings and restaurant menu items into more advanced conversational Spanish. This second level course...

  • Spruce Beetle Ground Surveying

    Natural Resources
    Course

    With increasing spruce beetle caused mortality in British Columbia’s central interior there is a need to increase knowledge of the beetle and ensure that ground detection crews are proficient in survey methods...

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    Certificate, Course

    According to the International Academy of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, there are approximately 250,000 native English speakers teaching in more than 40,000 schools across the globe. The opportunity...

  • Theatre Appreciation - Content (Section 1)

    Theatre Appreciation
    Program Course

    This section will explain the content of the play in relation to its historical context specifically. There will be discussion of given circumstances and how these elements inform other creative aspects. Like...

  • Theatre Appreciation - Direction (Section 3)

    Theatre Appreciation
    Program Course

    This section will explore how direction of theatre is influenced by the historical context of the play. The discussion will involve history, as well as styles, as they pertain to crafting a director’s vision....

  • Theatre Appreciation - Style (Section 4)

    Theatre Appreciation
    Program Course

    This section will examine different styles of theatre, using the previous discussions of history and content as a backdrop. The discussion of style will include aspects of acting, design, and direction. Like...

  • Theatre Appreciation - Theatre History (Section 2)

    Theatre Appreciation
    Program Course

    This section will explore the history of theatre, from ancient times to now to give context to the plays content, direction, and style. This will be an overview of the key historical events that impacted...

  • Time Management Workshop

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    The Time Management Workshop instructs participants the indispensable skill of effective time management. This one-day workshop helps prepare you to manage your time effectively, giving you tools and resources...

  • Tools of the Trade: Networking, Email Etiquette & Prioritizing

    Supervisor Fundamentals
    Certificate Course

    As new technologies develop and change at a rapid pace, our networks grow exponentially both in size and importance. We are also confronted with more information than ever before. How you manage these aspects...

  • Using Tablets in the Field

    Natural Resources
    Course

    Get the most out of your mobile device. The tablet has become an indispensable piece of field equipment allowing us to efficiently gather field data, access information, prepare data for reporting and...

  • Visual Facilitation Workshops

    Professional Development
    Workshop

    Visual (or Graphic) Facilitation is the method of using imagery to lead groups or individuals towards a goal. With Continuing Studies you can now discover various processes for integrating visual facilitation...

  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Forest Harvesting and Silviculture Module

    Wildlife Danger Tree
    Certificate, Certificate Course

    This two-day classroom and field course trains participants to identify wildlife trees and assess steps necessary to ensure worker safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees....

  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Parks and Recreation Module

    Wildlife Danger Tree
    Certificate, Certificate Course

    The Parks Branch of the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Wildlife Tree Committee has undertaken a modification of the existing Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessment Course for forestry operations....

  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Wildland Fire Safety Module

    Wildlife Danger Tree
    Certificate, Certificate Course

    The Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Wildland Fire Safety Module is a two-day training course that provides information and technical procedures for assessing tree hazards and establishing...