Continuing Education Weekend Courses

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This list is for the entire Spring 2019 term.

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ACHIEVE: Therapeutic Adventure Programming – HLTH10213

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Topics include experiential learning, group dynamics, activity sequencing, facilitation and learning transfer. Course is taught experientially through initiatives and challenge experiences. Students must provide their own transportation to base camp near South River ON and arrive by 1 p.m. Friday. Departure is 1 p.m. Sunday. Fee includes accommodations and meals. MAY BE USED AS A GENERAL ELECTIVE TOWARDS ANY POS. Visit ce.mohawkcollege.ca/achieve for more information.

Air Brake Training – MOTPSAM70

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Learn the airbrake system and components. Earn your 'Z' Air Brake Endorsement on your Ontario License, as required by The Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Test & Booklet included. When you have successfully completed the endorsement course, you need to report to a DriveTest Centre within 6 months to add the Z endorsement to your licence.

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – HMNS10038

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Learn to recognize risk and how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide, in this intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course. Suitable for mental health professionals, health care providers, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school staff, clergy and community volunteers. Fee includes training materials. Visit ce.mohawkcollege.ca/asist for more information.

Basic Electrical – ELEC10123

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Join an expert electrician to learn how to plan a rewiring, upgrading, and add-ons, according to code. Learn when an electrician and an inspection is a MUST. Materials included.

Basic Plumbing – BLDG10072

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Learn how to maintain and improve all your basic plumbing! We will show you how to save $$$ by knowing what to look for. Step-by-step instructions from fixing a leaky faucet to installing a toilet and everything in between. Bring a tape measure, and CSA approved safety glasses and safety boots.

Basic Sewing 1 – TEXTHC177

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Develop skills in pattern reading, preparing the fabric, measuring, marking, pressing and machine sewing as you make a pair of elasticized shorts or pants. Patterns and fabric suggested. Some materials included.

Basic Sewing 2 – TEXTHC203

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Develop new skills in measuring, easy set in sleeves, facings, interfacings and finishing details by making a simple collarless shirt or top. Patterns and fabric suggested. Some materials included.

Basic Sewing 3 – TEXTHC322

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Continue to develop sewing skills by constructing a sleeveless or semi-fitted dress with set in sleeves and explore new techniques for zippers, easy fitting, hem and neck finishing. Patterns and fabric suggested. Some materials included.

Basic Sewing 4 – TEXT10023

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Make a semi-fitted jacket, with short cut-on or 3/4 length sleeves, with simple lines which will suit anyone. This project works up quickly and will enhance your skills in measuring, layout, cutting, top stitching and construction. Pattern and fabric suggested. Some sewing experience beneficial. Some materials included.

Basic Sewing 5 – TEXT10024

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Challenge yourself more with new sewing skills! Enhance your wardrobe with a casual and trendy "Hoodie" jacket with either a zippered or buttoned center front. Patterns will be suggested. Sewing skills needed. Some materials included.

Basic Welding – WELD10073

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Develop skills as a hobbyist or explore a new career with this introductory course for the beginner welder. Provides instruction on basic welding theory and hand-on practical welding skills. Helmets will be provided. Materials included. Students must supply their own safety glasses with side shields, safety boots and welding gloves.

Behaviour Management Systems – CONF10007

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Learn to intervene in non-physical ways to calm and de-escalate student behaviour before violence occurs. Ontario-based curriculum to understand, prevent, and change negative behaviours. Preferred by many school boards and appropriate for all who work with children. Participants receive a BMS practitioner certificate. Bring proof of registration to class. Fee includes workbook.

Bluebeam Workshop – BLDG10137

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Bluebeam Revu is a PDF viewing and editing software made specifically for architects, engineers, superintendents and other professionals in the construction industry. Explore creating and managing PDF markups, strategies for tracking changes, creating RFIs, quantity take-offs and customization tools to make Bluebeam ideal for the user. A basic understanding of construction contract documents and data flow is recommended.

Build and Launch Your Website in 1 Day – COMP10211

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Delivered by industry leading faculty. Non-experts will gain the necessary skills required to setup a website for their small business needs. Includes setting up a shared hosting account, installing WordPress, and building a fully featured website using various plugins and themes. NOTE: You must register for a domain and shared hosting account. The approximate cost is up to $100. You will be walked through the process in class. Please bring a valid credit card.

Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed – BLDG10717

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Build your own raised garden bed and explore options for planting in this workshop. Materials included. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session.

Chinese Brush Painting – ARTTPD101

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Explore the styles, supplies and equipment used in Chinese brush painting to produce basic and simple strokes.

Chinese Brush Painting 2 – ARTTPD102

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Focus on traditional techniques for painting flowers and birds with emphasis on classical fine line drawings using colour. Prerequisite: ARTTPD101.

Chinese Brush Painting 3 – ARTTPD103

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Practice basic classical techniques used in painting landscapes. Prerequisite: ARTTPD102.

Chinese Brush Painting 4 – ARTTPD104

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Experiment with Chinese painting techniques to render fish and animals in classical and contemporary styles. Prerequisite: ARTTPD103.

Chinese Brush Painting 5 – ARTTPD105

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Through study of proportion and anatomy, learn to capture people of different ages in various poses. Prerequisite: ARTTPD104.

Chinese Brush Painting 6 – ARTTPD106

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Experiment with a variety of compositions, materials and methods, while working with subjects of your choice. Prerequisite: ARTTPD105.

Communication D – COMM11040

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An introductory college level English course. Through a variety of assignments, develop the reading, writing, critical and analytical skills essential for communicators in college and upon graduation. Teaches writing through the critical reading of various fiction and non-fiction materials and brings students with basic skills to college level foundational skills.

Digital Cameras-How To Use Yours Effectively – PHTOCR527

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Explore camera controls, resolution, exposure, automatic flash, creativity and composition. Supply your own digital camera.

Discover Your Authentic Voice Through Public Speaking – COMM10363

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Speak with confidence, clarity and strength. Improve communication skills, overcome fear and anxiety of public speaking. Unlock the natural power of your voice through interactive dramatic arts engagement. Understand body language and how you wish your audience to perceive you. Follow proven strategies for planning and delivering an effective presentation. Gain skills to combat nervousness, engage and command your audience.

Dispute Resolution – CONF10010

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Provides an understanding of negotiations among conflicting groups and how to achieve mutual agreement. Explore the characteristics of conflict and how it manifests itself in the workplace. Identify various solutions to difficult problems while maintaining relationships, negotiating issues, mediating disputes and dealing with emotionally charged situations. For emerging and aspiring leaders.

Easter Blooms – FLOR10017

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Create a colourful table arrangement(s) in spring colours for your Easter entertaining. Follow easy instructions using a variety of fresh flowers and greens. Floral supplies included. Bring your own tools. Registration deadline 1 week before workshop date.

Emergency First Aid & CPR – HSCI10227

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Basic lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Defibrillator training is included. Certification is valid for 3 years in Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A or BLS. CPR book, certification card fee and pocket mask included.

Excel Linking Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks – INFO10191

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Introduces the user to advanced features such as working with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Creating/deleting worksheets, creating a formula that links more than one worksheet and or workbook. Using Excel 2016.

Excel Pivottables and Outlines – INFO10187

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PivotTables interactively rearrange large amounts of data into different views in order to make sense of the information that you have. Use Outlines to easily group data and create totals. Using Excel 2016.

Excel Productivity with Macros – INFO10217

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Learn to automate repetitive tasks using Microsoft Excel macros feature. Reduce the number of keystrokes by using macros to speed up your production and reduce time spent on spreadsheets. Using Excel 2016.

Excel Working with Charts – INFO10190

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Learn to create a graphical view of worksheet data using Excel's Chart feature. Using Excel 2016.

Excel Working with Formulas – INFO10192

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Automate your worksheets through the use of absolute referencing, formulas, and built in functions: such as average, minimum, maximum, count date, if scenarios. Using Excel 2016.

First Responders Basic American Sign Language – LANG10088

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Police! Fire! EMS! Ambulance! If you are a first responder, or plan to become one, this training could help you save lives. Learn the ASL signs for emergency situations including alphabet, family members, numbers, useful expressions so that you can communicate with the deaf/hard of hearing.

Garden Pests - How to Spot Them and How to Deal With Them – HORT10048

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Introduces common garden pests in Ontario and includes tips for identifying and managing them.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches – HSCI10232

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An innovative, 4-module dementia-care curriculum based on a person-centred approach to care. The curriculum is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. Understand responsive behaviours so you can effectively and appropriately respond in a workplace setting. GPA includes respectful, self-protective, and gentle redirection techniques for use when catastrophic behaviours do occur. Book fee included.

Holiday Hors D'oeuvres – CULI10034

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Learn to create a light meal with loads of variety or start a meal off with elegance and flair! Discover simple yet elegant ways to create and cook a full Tapas platter. Learn to produce stunning hot and cold hors d'oeuvres that will impress your guests. Bring a sharp knife and towel. Food costs included.

HTML 1 – INFO10241

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ACCELERATED! Learn the basics of Web Page Design including: XHTML, the fundamentals of style sheets, how to make images download quickly and look great, and how to get your completed site online. Classes begin online (via eLearn) on June 3. You MUST login prior to the classroom sessions. In class dates: June 8, 15 & 22 Equivalent to: INFO10144 (Web Design Basics).

HTML 2 – INFO10242

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ACCELERATED! Create web pages suitable for business or personal use, using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), in a windows environment. Classes begin online (via eLearn) on July 22. You MUST login prior to the classroom sessions. In class dates: July 27th, Aug 3 & 10. Prerequisite: INFO10241 or INFO10144. Equivalent to: INFO10110 (Web Page Design).

Hydroponics and Gardening Without Soil – HORT10011

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Learn about hydroponics and the art of growing plants without soil in this one day workshop. Discover the basic types of hydroponic systems, the types of growing media that are used and the plants best suited to growing in hydroponics. Hands on experience is provided. Materials included.

IBM Application Security Engineer – COMP10235

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Scan web applications against vulnerabilities and attacks. Explore OWASP security standards, Glassbox scanning, cross-site scripting, broken authentication, cross-site request forgery and threat analysis and reports. Earn IBM Official Badges. 40% online and 60% in class. Basic knowledge of web development, HTML, HTTP and application security is required. Schedule might change. Check the website for details.

IBM Business Process Developer – BUSN10226

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Discover process modeling, case management, enhancing coaches, and integration services in the different phases of the business process management (BPM) lifecycle. Explore implementation of BPM methods and understanding the process portal. Earn IBM Official Badges. 40% online and 60% in class. Basic experience of modern programming, SQL syntax, JavaScript, web services as well as practical knowledge of data structures is required. Schedule might change. Check the website for details.

Icentia CardioSTAT ECG Analysis and Reporting – HSCI10239

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Develop advanced ambulatory ECG analysis and reporting skills using Icentia?s CardioSTAT ECG analysis reporting tool (EART) software. EART software is an adjunct to the CardioSTAT ambulatory long-term ECG monitor.

Intravenous Therapy - RN/RPN – NRSGNSC90

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Intended for RNs/RPNs who work with individuals who are receiving IV therapy. Covers anatomy and physiology, types of IV solutions, variety of equipment used, initiating IV therapy (venipuncture) and appropriate nursing care. Understand generally accepted practices for IV therapy. Certification for the skill remains the responsibility of the employing agency. In class dates: June 1, 2, 8, 29. Online: May 25, June 22. Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the CNO required. 39 hours.

Introduction to Excel – INFO10193

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Always wanted to know what Excel is all about? Discover the world of spreadsheets with Excel 2016.

Introduction to Tea - Tea 101 – HOSP10019

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Discover the history and origin of tea. Differentiate types of tea as well as tea grading standards used in the industry. Designed for the novice tea enthusiast seeking a career in the hospitality industry or to enhance your enjoyment of tea. The basics of tea terminology and proper cupping techniques will be covered. Product costs included.

JavaScript for the Web – INFO10186

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ACCELERATED! Learn to use JavaScript to write simple programs then progress to writing programs that interact with the elements in a webpage. eLearn course opens Aug 12. In class dates: Aug 17, 24 & 31

Jazz Improvisation – MUSCMU909

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Explore concepts and techniques of jazz improvisation in an ensemble setting (rhythm section and various woodwinds, brass, strings, vocals). Basic understanding of chords and scales required with the ability to read notated music. No audition required.

Lab Basics Workshop for MLA – MLSC10014

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Gain practical skills in basic laboratory techniques, and use of basic laboratory instrumentation. Become familiar with the use of glassware in standard and reagent preparation, use of the fumehood, safe operation of the centrifuge and Kohler Illumination. Equivalent to: MLSC10003.

Learn to Tile Successfully – BLDG10105

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Learn the basic steps of tiling by starting with a simple project. Hands-on instruction will be given from selecting tiles to the actual installation and completion of a project. A good stepping stone to have the confidence to undertake a backsplash or similar project.

Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1 – MANU10056

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Designed for beginner fabricators or hobbyists who have welding experience (will be evaluated by instructor on first night of class). Develop skills and read shop drawings by building small steel projects using a variety of techniques and equipment. Gain experience using the oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, shear, iron worker and other supplied tools. Materials included. Students must bring CSA approved safety glasses & safety boots, welding gloves, and a tape measure (metric and imperial).

Metal Fabrication Intro Level 2 – MANU10058

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Further develop the skills gained in Level 1 by fabricating a more advanced project. Choose between three designs: coffee/end table, fire pit or bookcase. Drawings and materials list will be provided. Students will purchase their own materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure. Prerequisite: MANU10056.

Metal Fabrication Intro Level 3 – MANU10059

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Build your own metal project with the guidance of an expert metal fabricator. Apply techniques learned in Levels 1 and 2 to build your own custom project (size limitations; all projects to be approved by instructor). Supply own plan and materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure. Prerequisite: MANU10058.

Nature Photography – PHTOPY106

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Learn to photograph various subjects in their natural habitat including flowers, wildlife, insects, geological formations, and more. Field trips: Saturday dates to be determined. Prerequisite: PHTOPY101.

Neonatal Resuscitation-Provider Certification – HSCI10163

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Gain hands-on experience in individual skill practice and integrated simulations of mega codes and newborn scenarios. Bring proof of successful completion of online NRP exam (dated within 1 month of start date) to first class. Visit www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn/online-examination for details. Exam requires self-study. Textbook required.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention – CONFMHN08

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Crisis Prevention Institute NVCI Certification valid for 1 year upon successful completion. Participants must wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe, rubber soled, flat shoes. Physical exertion is required. Registrations will only be accepted from current Mohawk College Diploma or Certificate students. Bring proof of registration to class. Fee includes workbook. Equivalent to: CONF10004.

Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program – ENVR10065

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Examine environmentally correct equipment design, and handling procedures for CFC/HCFC/HFC refrigerants. Intended for those who wish to maintain an ODP card or whose card has expired. Course manual included.

Phlebotomy Training – MLSC10040

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Introduces the theory and techniques required for safe practice in Phlebotomy, when collecting both venous and capillary blood samples. Blended delivery. Online class on May 12. In class dates: May 18, 25. 22 hours.

Photoshop Adobe – INFO10149

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ACCELERATED! Learn to edit and enhance images. Focus on selection tools, layers, masks and channels, text, vector drawing, colour adjustments, compositing, preparing files for the web. Blended Delivery. In class dates: April 27, May 4, May 11.

Private Investigator-Licensing Requirements – LAWS10091

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Complete the training and study the curriculum for the private investigator's test as mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Blended delivery: 40 hours in class (Apr 27, May 4, 5, 11), 10 hours online.

Private Security Basic Training – LAWS10214

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Complete the training for security guard testing as mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Ministry required Emergency Level First Aid certification training (HSCI10227) must be taken as a corequisite. Blended delivery: 20 hours in class (Apr 27 & May 4), 10 hours online.

Pruning and Maintenance Of Shrubs And Trees – HORTHOR36

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Demonstrations with live plants and illustrated presentations by a Certified Arborist are used to give you the confidence to prune your shrubs and garden plants successfully.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Flight Review – AFTD10035

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This mandatory assessment is required for candidates wishing to apply for their small RPAS endorsed for advanced operations pilot certificate. Work through skills documented in TP15395 while under the careful assessment of one of our approved flight reviewers. Note: In order to be admitted to this course, the candidate shall have successfully completed and passed the Transport Canada Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS)?Advanced Operations exam. See website for location details.Drone required.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Ground School – AFTD10033

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Designed to meet and exceed Transport Canada?s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Pilot Knowledge Requirements (TP 15263) this training covers the knowledge required to conduct advanced flight operations with small RPAS (drones) in Canada. Upon successful completion, students will be able to confidently challenge the online Transport Canada certification exams. See website for location details.

RPAS Flight Training – AFTD10034

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Prepare students to undertake the Transport Canada flight review requirement for advanced operations in this practical course. Explore rudimentary aircraft attitudes and movements and then progress though exercises devoted to developing the necessary hand eye coordination and situational awareness to manipulate these aircraft. See website for location details. Students must bring their own drone.

Serger Know How – CREA10169

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Discover how to use your serger to its fullest potential with proficiency! Master various techniques, use decorative threads, and a variety of fabrics including knits. Practice these skills by completing project(s) during the course. The purchase of supplies is required. A materials list will be provided before the course starts. Please contact us for more information or to receive materials list by email. You must supply your own serger. Some materials included.

Setting up QuickBooks Online for Your Small Business – BUSN10183

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Effective use of accounting software is essential for small businesses. In this half-day workshop you will use QuickBooks Online (QBO), one of the fastest growing accounting software programs. Topics addressed include setting up your company in QBO, invoicing customers and writing cheques.

Sewing - Introduction – TEXTHC027

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Tackle a simple project and gain basic skills in operating a sewing machine. A great stepping stone for future participation in other sewing courses and the Dressmaking Certificate program. Some materials included.

Standard First Aid, C.P.R. 'BLS'/AED – HSCI10088

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Basic Life Support Provider Level. Complete intensive training, according to Red Cross Standards, WSIB (ON) approved. Designed to meet training requirements of community or industry personnel. A prerequisite for many college entry programs (e.g. MedRadSciences, CVT, DCS, OTA/PTA, PSW, ECE, CYC, ES, Fire Fighters, etc.). First Aid Valid for 3 years. CPR valid for 1 year. No refunds or transfers after course start date. CPR book, certification card fee and pocket mask included.

The Management Of Wounds – HSCIHS127

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Enhance theoretical knowledge and practical skills in caring for complex wounds, including leg ulcers. Blended delivery. In class dates: Jun 8, Jul 27, Aug 17, remainder on eLearn. Text & course manual available from Titles Bookstore at McMaster Hospital Room 1G. Must bring proof of CNO registration and textbook to first class.

Web Scripting with PHP – INFO10112

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ACCELERATED! Explore fundamental programming and scripting concepts, beginning with basic techniques and working towards complete web projects. Classes begin online (via eLearn) on July 1st. You MUST login prior to the classroom sessions. In class dates: July 6, 13 & 20. Prerequisite: INFO10110 or INFO10242.

Welding Advanced – WELD10078

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Cover advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding to C.W.B. standards; SMAW to TSSA standards; Gas Metal Arc Welding including Spray Arc; Short Arc and Flux-Core techniques. Develop skills in pipe welding. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) on the 1st pass pipe welding. Materials included & helmets provided. You must supply safety glasses with side shields, safety boots & welding gloves. Prerequisite: WELD10066 or WELD10077.

Welding Intermediate – WELD10077

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Oxy-Acetylene safety & setup, cutting, brazing and braze welding will be demonstrated. SMAW with the up hand and down hand technique for Gas & Oil Transmission lines. Arc Welding with accepted electrodes (E6011, E6013, E7018) in the flat position, butt, lap and fillet, using light gauge and 1/4 plate metal. Materials included & helmets provided. You must supply safety glasses with side shields, safety boots & welding gloves. Prerequisite: WELD10073 or WELD10076 or WELD10197.

Welding Skills Practice Sessions – WELD10071

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Attend a 3 hour session for practicing welding skills - from stick welding to advanced pipe welding. Instructor is on site, however, these are non-instructional practice sessions for experienced welders only. Students are responsible for all PPE including safety boots, safety glasses and gloves.

Woodworking Level 1 – BLDGTZ070

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Produce several small woodworking projects from solid lumber in order to develop basic machine competency skills on the radial arm saw, band saw, table saw, jointer, planer, drill press and hand router. Tools supplied. Materials included. Theory and practical tests included. Safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. Equivalent to: BLDG10022.

Working at Heights - Recertification – BLDG10726

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Individuals who obtain their working at heights certification are required by law to recertify every 3 years. Did you receive your certification in 2015? If so, you will be required to recertify this year by taking a practical working at heights recertification course. Chief Prevention Officer approved, practical hands on assessment, certification card provided to those who are successful.

Working at Heights Training – BLDG10113

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Employers in Ontario must ensure that workers on construction projects who may use certain methods of fall protection successfully complete 'working at heights' training that meets training program and provider standards established by the CPO. This mandatory training is for anyone on a construction site who works at heights (10 feet/3 m and above). Obtain the required theoretical and practical training to meet Ministry training requirements. Course manual included.

Writer's Weekend-Introductory – COMM10279

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Are you considering writing? Test the waters with an intensive two-day focus on writing fundamentals. Enhance your skills with stimulating exercises, discussion and workshopping with participants and instructor and consider further developing your writing skills. This credit course is not part of the certificate program.

Writer's Weekend-Introductory – COMM10279

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Are you considering writing? Test the waters with an intensive two-day focus on writing fundamentals. Enhance your skills with stimulating exercises, discussion and workshopping with participants and instructor and consider further developing your writing skills. This credit course is not part of the certificate program.