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Questions? Please contact us at ttce@camosun.bc.ca or phone Trades & Technology CE at 250-370-4563. See occupational safety for additional courses: WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space, OFA 1, Traffic Control, and WorkSafe courses

Trades - General

Trades Exploration

Explore the Trades!  Students spend two nights in each trade area:  welding, sheet metal, plumbing, automotive, carpentry, and electrical. Join us as we explore the opportunities and requirements for each trade. Recommended for anyone interested in a trades career. No previous experience required!  Steel-toed, CSA-approved safety footwear is required for shop.

2016F TTMC 100V 001 • Oct 13 - Nov 24 (13 sessions) • Various Instructor

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $350

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2017W TTMC 100V 001 • Feb 15 - Mar 29 (13 sessions) • Various Instructor

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $350

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Automotive and Mechanical

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone the School of Trades and Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca

CFC/HCFC/HFC Emissions

Based on Environment Canada's "Code of Practice for Reducing CFC Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems", this course introduces environmentally-correct equipment design and the proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFCs, and prepares participants to comply with regulations covering the handling of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Participants who attend the course and successfully achieve a mark of 75% or higher on the exam receive a Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) certification card from Environment Canada. All course materials and exam are included in tuition.

2016F TTMC 700V 001 • Nov 25 (1 session) • Matt Black

  • Fri • 9:00am-5:30pm • Interurban
  • $175

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2017W TTMC 700V 001 • Mar 31 (1 session) • Matt Black

  • Fri • 9:00am-5:30pm • Interurban
  • $175

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Vehicle Inspector Certification (CVIP)

Prepares mechanics for the Authorized Vehicle Inspector certification which permits the inspection and decaling of private and commercial vehicle classes. Course includes: up-to-date information on the inspection program and BC regulations; Inspection Facility responsibilities; performing inspections to current standards; and completing the latest on-line inspection forms. Practical tests and a written test are required for successful completion. Course materials are provided. Please bring a bag lunch as campus food services are limited on weekends, .CSA approved safety boots are required for shop session. Prerequisite: Participants must hold a B.C. Trade Qualification or an Inter-provincial Red-Seal Certificate in at least one of the following: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic, Commercial Trailer Mechanic, or Motorcycle Mechanic. Apprentices who have reached Level 4 in any of the above trades, may also participate in the course, but will not receive their Inspectors Certificate until they become certified mechanics. CSA approved safety glasses and footwear is required for the practical portion of this course. Footwear must be steel-toed leather, ankle covering, safety approved boots. Note: Class runs two evenings a week and Sats for two weeks or three consecutive Saturdays.

2016S TTMC 601V 001 • Jul 5 - Jul 16 (6 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

Patrick Jones
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $845

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2016F TTMC 601V 001 • Oct 22 - Nov 5 (3 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

  • Sat • 8:30am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $845

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2016F TTMC 601V 002 • Nov 15 - Nov 26 (6 sessions) • Patrick Jones

  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $845

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2017W TTMC 601V 001 • Mar 14 - Mar 25 (6 sessions) • Patrick Jones

  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $845

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Designated Inspection Facility Operator

Are you responsible for the business operations of a designated inspection facility? Do you have the skills to meet the new Designated Inspection Facility (DIF) Operator requirements? Training is now required for all new DIF operators and recommended for existing ones. This one day training session will review the knowledge you need to effectively participate in the Vehicle Inspection Program and to ensure your facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, legislation, program requirements and standards. Please bring a bag lunch as campus food services are limited on weekends, .

2016F TTMC 604V 001 • Nov 19 (1 session) • Michael Bocsik

  • Sat • 8:30am-5:00pm • Interurban
  • $275

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2017W TTMC 604V 001 • Apr 22 (1 session) • Michael Bocsik

  • Sat • 8:30am-5:00pm • Interurban
  • $275

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Air Brake Repair for Mechanics

Completion of an Air Brakes Repair course is required for Automotive Technician Vehicle Inspectors who wish to add an Air Brake Endorsement to their Vehicle Inspector Certificate, to allow them to inspect and service vehicles with air brakes. Upon successful completion, students receive a confirmation of completion that they submit to the CVSE, Ministry of Transportation, to have the Air Brake Endorsement added to their CVIP certification. REQUIRED TEXT & SUPPLIES: Vehicle Inspection Manual 2010 is available for purchase from Crown Publications (approx. $75, also used in Vehicle Inspection CVIP course, TTMC 601V). Please bring your Inspection Manual to class. A supplementary text included in tuition will be handed out at class. Steel-toed, CSA Safety footwear is required for shop. COURSE PREREQUISITES:  Participants must already hold an Automotive Service Technician qualification (CQ) or Red Seal certification and certification as a Commercial Vehicle Inspector (see Commercial Vehicle Inspector Certification course, TTMC 601V).

2017W TTMC 605V 001 • Mar 13 - Apr 24 (12 sessions) • Robert Glover

  • Mon Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $675

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Small Engine (Diesel) Maintenance

This practical course uses classroom, demos, and hands-on practical sessions to present the basic theory and maintenance for diesel engines. Topics include engine lubrication; fuel, cooling and electrical systems. Learn to troubleshoot problems, what you can tackle yourself and when you need to call your mechanic! This course will be of interest to boat owners as well as owners of pickups and other recreational vehicles that are diesel powered. Textbook: "Marine Diesel Engines" available at the Interurban Bookstore (approx. $45); please purchase for first class. Required for shop: Safety glasses and steel-toed boots.

2016F TTMC 606G 001 • Oct 24 - Nov 23 (10 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $398+GST

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2017W TTMC 606G 001 • Apr 4 - May 4 (10 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $398+GST

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Small Engine (Gas) Maintenance

Does your lawnmower refuse to start? Does your weed-eater or chainsaw sputter and die? Do you know how to properly store your fishing boat motor over the winter? For the hobbyist or homeowner who wants to learn how to do their own basic trouble-shooting and maintenance on 2 and 4 stroke gas engines and increase their knowledge of how small gas engines work. Required for shop:  safety glasses and steel-toed boots.  This will be a practical course, so students are asked to bring a small engine to class (lawn mower, chainsaw, etc). No engines please for first class.

2016F TTMC 607G 001 • Sep 27 - Oct 27 (10 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $398+GST

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2017W TTMC 607G 001 • Feb 20 - Mar 22 (10 sessions) • Michael Bocsik

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $398+GST

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Carpentry/Construction

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone the School of Trades and Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca

Carpentry Math

Brush up on your math skills using real problems encountered in the field. Learn to calculate area and volume, use geometry to plan stairways and roofs, and practice calculations used in site layouts. This course is an excellent review for carpenters and apprentices preparing to write their TQ/IP exams and for those who just feel "rusty" on their math. No text required, but bring a trig calculator to class.  Please email ttce@camosun.ca or phone 250-370-4563 to place your name on an interest list for future offerings.

2016F TTAC 500V 001 • Oct 19 - Dec 7 (8 sessions) • Bryan Reiber

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $265

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Carpentry CQ (Red Seal/IP Challenges)

Provides a practical review of required theoretical knowledge for carpenters preparing to write the Challenge exam for Red Seal (IP) certification. Student is responsible for exam fees and confirming practical experience requirements with ITA (BC’s Industry Training Centre). Phone 1-866-660-6011 or visit their website at www.itabc.ca. Students with rusty math skills are encouraged to also take Carpentry Math (TTAC 500V). Required textbooks available at the Interurban Bookstore: Carpentry (Vogt & Nauth), 2nd Canadian Edition, Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (Andres & Smith), BC Building Code 2012 (Binder).  Please bring textbooks and a trig calculator (Sharp DAL: EL 531W or 520W) to first class.

2017W TTAC 501V 001 • Jan 24 - Mar 30 (20 sessions) • TBA

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $725

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Drafting

Drafting (Architectural)

An introduction to linework and drafting basics, the course will get you drafting! Includes an overview of building technologies and structural requirements. Students develop a final project of a basic house plan to specifications as required for City Hall submission. No pre-requisities, this hands-on course includes practice and design work under the guidance of the instructor and is suitable for those new to drafting as well as those who wish to further develop their drafting skills.

2016F TTAC 407V 001 • Oct 4 - Dec 8 (20 sessions) • Erle Andrucko

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $545

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2016F TTAC 407V 002 • Oct 17 - Dec 21 (20 sessions) • Robert Warren

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $545

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2017W TTAC 407V 001 • Feb 14 - Apr 20 (20 sessions) • Robert Warren

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $545

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Drafting: Perspective & Rendering

Learn to create professional pen and ink architectural renderings for presentation. This hands-on course will develop your drawing skills and teaches you how to use 3D drawings to illustrate forms, building textures and plotting. Supplies extra, approximately $40, will be discussed at the first class. Previous experience not required.

2017W TTAC 408V 001 • Feb 1 - Apr 12 (20 sessions) • Erle Andrucko

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $545

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Electrical

For more information, phone 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca

BCEA Introduction to Basic Electricity

This introduction to Basic Electricity covers the basics and is designed for those who want to take steps toward learning about the electrical industry. Class runs over four evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  All course materials will be provided. Registration is through the BC Electrical Association (BCEA), phone 604-291-7708 to register.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Photovoltaics: An Intro to Solar Electrical

An introduction to photovoltaics (PVs) which generate electricity from the sun. This course provides an overview of PV technology and will be of interest to those involved in PV sales, manufacturing, and customer service as well as the interested homeowner. Topics include the basics of the PV market, PV system components, electrical basics, safety, and sizing and siting considerations. All course materials are included, no pre-requisite or text required.

2016F TTEL 600V 001 • Oct 11 - Nov 1 (4 sessions) • Ed Knaggs

  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $295

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Electrical: Application of Codes and Standards

This course is currently under review. For electricians and electrical contractors preparing to write their exam for Class A, B, or C Field Safety Representative (e.g. electrical contractor licence) with the BC Safety Authority.  Contact Continuing Education, ttce@camosun.bc.ca to put your name on an interest list for future offerings.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Plumbing/Pipefitting

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone Trades & Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca.

National Pipe Trades Instructors Conference

Calling all Pipe Trades Instructors! Don't miss this year's National Pipe Trades Instructor Conference, held in the harbour city of Victoria on BC's Vancouver Island, Tuesday, April 26-Thursday, April 28. We kick off with a reception on Tues night at the historic Sticky Wicket pub. Group breakfasts give ample time to share experiences and exchange ideas, Buses will take you from your hotel to tour local facilities of interest to the Pipe trades, then to Camosun College where a buffet lunch will be prepared by students in the College’s Culinary Arts program. Afternoon presentations include: Solar Training & NABCEP Certification; Open Educational Resources for the Trades; Rain Water Harvesting; Non-Metallic Piping Practices; and Helping Students with Anxiety.  Dinner on Wed night at the Marriott Hotel downtown is provided by our sponsor Viega.  The conference FULL AGENDA.  Please complete the  conference registration below:

  • by completing and faxing or emailing Registration form (pdf)
  • or phone Continuing Education at 250-370-4563
  • or click "Register Online" link below.
Hotel Reservations: the Marriott Hotel, Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street. Participants are responsible for all hotel costs. Reservations must be made through the Hotel reservations department (1-888-236-2427 or online at www.victoriamarriott.com).  Identify yourself as attending the National Pipe Trades Instructors Conference. Deadline for Registration: Friday, March 25, 2016.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Gasfitter Class B (Exam Preparation)

This course prepares you to write the Provincial exam to qualify for your Gas Fitter "B" Certificate of Qualification. Contact "Gas Certification & Licensing",1-778-396-2018, to ensure you are eligible to write the Provincial exam PRIOR to registering in this preparatory course.  Prerequisite:  Current Trade credential (TQ, IP) in plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or sprinkler fitting. NOTE: this course is under currently under review. To put your name on an interest list for future courses, please email ttce@camosun.bc.ca.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualification (Gasfitter Class C)

Prepares those wanting to write their Gas certificate of Qualification (formerly Gas C).
The Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualification allows you to service domestic and light commercial gas appliances up to 280,000 B.T.U.H., while in the employ of a bonded gas contractor. Course is under review. Please contact Trades & Technology Continuing Education at ttce@camosun.bc.ca to put your name on an interest list for future course offering.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Solar Thermal: Entry Level

Camosun College is a Registered Entry Level Solar Thermal Exam Provider with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Through a series of lectures and hands-on solar labs, students will acquire the foundation needed for entry-level in the field of solar thermal and domestic hot water heating. Topics: steps required to conduct a site analysis; relevant safety practices & standards; systems for specific climates and applications; proper system orientation and installation methods; proper use and balance of system components and materials; maintenance requirements and how to draft a maintenance plan. This course will be of interest to installers, pipefitters, engineers, inspectors, and anyone considering their own installation. Trades experience is recommended.  This course is based on NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives and taught by NABCEP Certified Solar Installers. Successful completion prepares students to take the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Participants are encouraged to also take "Fall Protection" training (Course: TTCE 211V).

2016F TTMC 620V 001 • Nov 7 - Dec 7 (10 sessions) • James Smyth

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $545

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2017S TTMC 620V 001 • May 8 - May 12 (5 sessions) • James Smyth

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $545

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NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Exam

The College provides training to prepare students to sit for the NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Exam and administers the exam on behalf of NABCEP. This industry-designed exam is a way for students to demonstrate they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of Solar Heating Systems. Students who successfully complete the exam may use and display the Entry Level Logo.  Steps to Register for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam:
1. Successfully complete Camosun College’s Solar Thermal Entry Level Course (TTMC 620V)
2. Complete and have your instructor sign your Candidate Eligibility form
3. Review the NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Learning Objectives (email ttce@camosun.bc.ca for copy)
4. Select your exam date and register with Camosun. IMPORTANT: Please register at least 10 days prior to exam.  If no exam dates are listed, please contact ttce@camosun.bc.ca to put your name on an interest list for the next available exam.

2016F TTMC 622V 001 • Dec 16 (1 session) • Ttce Office

  • Fri • 1:00pm-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $139

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Cross Connection Control Certification (Backflow Assembly Tester)

For plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and steam fitters and others involved in the installation, maintenance, and testing of back flow prevention devices. This course teaches the hydraulic principles of backflow and the testing of backflow prevention assemblies. Successful completion provides certification through the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA).  Steel toed boots required for shop sessions. BCWWA Test is conducted on the Saturday. Students must purchase exam directly online from BCWWA, www.bcwwa.orgat least two weeks prior to exam date (approx.$120). Phone 250-370-4563 if you have any questions.  

2016F TTMC 303V 001 • Sep 19 - Sep 24 (6 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $650

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2016F TTMC 303V 002 • Nov 21 - Nov 26 (6 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $650

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2017W TTMC 303V 001 • Jan 23 - Jan 28 (6 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $650

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2017W TTMC 303V 002 • Mar 13 - Mar 18 (6 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $650

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Cross Connection Control Refresher Course

For those who already hold a BCWWA certificate in Cross Connection Control (BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY TESTERS) and are due for recertification. Course includes two days of review and updates with the BCWWA exam held on the Saturday. Steel toed boots are required for shop. IMPORTANT: Students must register first with Camosun, then with  BCWWA for the exam. After registering with the College, go online to BCWWA, www.bcwwa.org, and pay for your exam ($120), selecting the Saturday date.  Registration must be completed at least two weeks prior to exam date.

2016F TTMC 311V 001 • Oct 13 - Oct 15 (3 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $425

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2016F TTMC 311V 002 • Dec 8 - Dec 10 (3 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $425

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2017W TTMC 311V 001 • Feb 2 - Feb 4 (3 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $425

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2017W TTMC 311V 002 • Apr 6 - Apr 8 (3 sessions) • John Gordon

  • Thur Fri Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $425

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Cross Connection Control TEST DAY ONLY

While the Refresher course is recommended for certificate holders renewing their certification, you can also choose to go straight into a "test/exam" session. This "Test Day only" includes written and practical evaluation only and no instruction or study materials are provided. Participants must hold a valid CCC (Backflow Assembly Tester) certificate that has not yet expired or have recently completed a CCC course through the Apprenticeship program and are ready to be tested. Steel toed boots are required for shop. Registration with both Camosun and BCWWA is required at  least two weeks prior to test date; register first with Camosun ($195) by phoning 250-370-3550 or on-line at www.camosun.ca/ce and then go online to BCWWA (www.bcwwa.org) and pay the exam fee ($120).

2016F TTMC 314V 001 • Sep 24 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2016F TTMC 314V 002 • Oct 15 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2016F TTMC 314V 003 • Nov 26 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2016F TTMC 314V 004 • Dec 10 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2017W TTMC 314V 001 • Jan 28 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2017W TTMC 314V 002 • Feb 4 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2017W TTMC 314V 003 • Mar 18 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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2017W TTMC 314V 004 • Apr 8 (1 session) • John Gordon

  • Sat • 8:30am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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Welding

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone Trades and Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca

Welding Information Night Free Info Session

Have you always wanted to learn to weld but not known how to get started? Join us for an evening session hosted by Camosun's Welding Department and learn more about programs offered, which type of equipment to use for different applications and how to choose the training course to meet your needs. Includes a tour of Camosun's welding shop and facilities. Bring your questions!

2016F TTMC 990G 001 • Sep 15 (1 session) • Kevin Alexander

  • Thur • 7:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2017W TTMC 990G 001 • Jan 5 (1 session) • Chris Stask

  • Thur • 7:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • Free

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WELDING: Oxy-Acetylene

Oxy fuel gas welding is used for welding light gauge materials as used by artisans, hobbyists, and in industry for light repairs. Course covers flame cutting and weld brazing techniques and is an excellent first course for those just starting out in welding. CSA-approved safety footwear, safety glasses, and 100% cotton overall or clothing is required for shop. Course materials are included in tuition.

2016F TTMC 201V 001 • Oct 4 - Nov 3 (10 sessions) • Mackenzie Jopp

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $795

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WELDING: Gas Metal Arc (MIG)

MIG welding is used for autobody repair, aluminum and plate welds where a clean, fast weld is needed. This course will teach you how to use and maintain MIG equipment as you practice welding. Bring welding gloves and safety glasses to class. CSA-approved safety boots and cotton clothing is required for shop. Course materials and workbook are provided.

2017W TTMC 202V 001 • Jan 17 - Feb 16 (10 sessions) • Tyler Hasebe

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $795

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WELDING: Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW)

Shielded Metal Arc or "stick" welding is used to weld mild steel and is often used when portable equipment is needed. You will learn the safe use and maintenance of equipment as you weld in flat and horizontal positions with mild steel electrodes. Bring welding gloves, safety glasses and wear 100% cotton clothing. CSA-approved safety boots are required for shop. Materials and workbook are included in course fee.

2017W TTMC 203V 001 • Apr 18 - May 18 (10 sessions) • Mackenzie Jopp

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $795

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WELDING - Gas Tungsten (TIG)

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) is used where high quality or specialty welds are used. Learn to safely use and maintain equipment as you practice welding. Mild steel is used for practice with demonstrations using stainless steel and aluminum metals. Course materials and workbook are provided. Bring welding gloves and safety glasses to class. CSA approved safety footwear and cotton clothing is required.

2016F TTMC 204V 001 • Nov 14 - Dec 14 (10 sessions) • Tyler Hasebe

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $795

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2017W TTMC 204V 001 • Mar 7 - Apr 6 (10 sessions) • Mackenzie Jopp

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $795

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Woodworking

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses, phone Trades and Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca

Wood Carving Level 1

An introduction to the wonderful hobby of wood carving, this hands-on course will teach essential skills such as cutting, sharpening and finishing.  Students will be introduced to basic knife work while developing the necessary carving skills needed for more advanced work.  This course is suitable for the beginner woodcarver or those with some carving skills who wish to master more challenging techniques.  A wood blank for the project as well as a knife to use for the duration of the course are provided by the instructor, but students are encouraged to bring any tools they may already own.

2017W TTAC 433G 001 • Feb 1 - Mar 8 (6 sessions) • David Western

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $225+GST

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Woodworking Unplugged: Hand Tools Basics New

Mastering the use of hand tools can be very challenging. Learning the basics from our experienced instructors makes it fun and rewarding!  Students will begin by learning to sharpen chisels and plane blades. From there, students will learn to prepare rough stock entirely with hand tools, starting with plane selection and set-up. We will cover hand saws, chisels, as well as marking and lay-out tools. Students will complete a small take home project showcasing their new skills. Register at least one week in advance so instructor can contact you about supplies, and provide a list of suggested tools. Class runs over 4 Saturdays, no class on holiday Sat, Mar. 26. No pre-requisites. Please bring a bag lunch and snack for breaks.

2016F TTAC 443G 001 • Oct 15 - Nov 5 (4 sessions) • Sandra Carr

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $435+GST

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Table Saw Workshop

Do you own a table saw or are thinking of buying one? Join us for this special one-day workshop with both demonstration and hands-on practice. Learn to safely operate your table saw, set up your cutting job, select the proper blade for different purposes, control dust, and care for your saw. Bring a bag lunch as campus food services is limited on weekends. You are welcome to bring your own eye/ear protection if you have them and don't forget to bring your questions on how you can get better use out of your table saw! Prerequisite: None, however  registration is required at least 10 days prior to the start of the course. CSA safety footwear is required for shop.

2017S TTAC 412G 001 • May 27 (1 session) • Russ Franson

  • Sat • 9:00am-3:00pm • Interurban
  • $95+GST

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Woodworking - Level 1

Have you always wanted to try woodworking? This hands-on course has been designed for the beginner who wants to develop sound, basic woodworking skills with an emphasis on safety. You will learn to use stationary power tools including the table saw, jointer, and planer. The use of small power tools such as sanders, routers and drills will also be covered. Students will make a simple project (blanket box) under the guidance of the instructor. Please ensure we have your correct phone number and email address when you register, as the instructor will contact you prior to class to discuss supplies required (students supplies extra, approx. $70). Class size is limited - register early to avoid disappointment! (Please register no later than 10 days prior to the start of course).

2016F TTAC 400G 001 • Oct 3 - Nov 3 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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2017W TTAC 400G 001 • Jan 19 - Feb 20 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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2017W TTAC 400G 002 • Apr 10 - May 11 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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Woodworking Level 1 (Women's Class)

Try your hand at woodworking in a woodshop in this introductory course for women (equivalent to coed Woodworking Level I course). You will learn how to use hand and power tools as you complete a small, useful woodwork project. Gain confidence and have fun in this hands-on workshop!   Please bring a bag lunch as campus food services are limited on weekends, You are welcome to bring your own eye & ear protection if you have them.  Register at least 10 days prior to the start of the course so the instructor can contact you to discuss supplies.

2016F TTAC 399G 001 • Nov 19 - Dec 10 (4 sessions) • Sandra Carr

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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2017W TTAC 399G 001 • Jan 14 - Feb 4 (4 sessions) • Sandra Carr

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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Woodworking - Level 2

If you have completed Level I, this course will help you to tackle more advanced projects under the guidance of an instructor. Students will build a small wall hung cabinet, learn basic door and drawer construction, hinge installation and new tablesaw and router techniques. Please register at least 10 days prior to start date, so instructor can contact you to discuss supplies required (supplies extra, approx. $70). Prerequisite: Woodworking Level I. (Please register no later than 10 days prior to the start of each section).

2016F TTAC 401G 001 • Nov 21 - Dec 19 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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2017W TTAC 401G 001 • Feb 27 - Mar 27 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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2017S TTAC 401G 001 • May 18 - Jun 19 (9 sessions) • Russ Franson

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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Woodworking Level 2 (Women's Class)

A Level 2 Women's Class! This course will give you more practice and new skills as you gain confidence working on a more advanced project. The basics of table construction methods will be introduced while building a "Float Top" side table. Students will learn mortise and tenon joinery, advanced table saw techniques, pattern shaping with routers, and much more. Please bring a bag lunch, and you are welcome to bring your own eye and ear protection if you have them. Prerequisite: Completion of either Woodworking Level 1 or Woodworking Level 1 for Women with Camosun College. Register at least 10 days prior to the start of the course so the instructor can contact you to discuss projects and supplies.

2017W TTAC 398G 001 • Feb 25 - Mar 18 (4 sessions) • Sandra Carr

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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Woodworking Level 3

Take your woodworking skills to the next level! In this Level 3 course, students will focus on "exposed" joinery and ensuring woodworking accuracy. Learn how to choose and design different joints, such as through mortise and tenons, tusk tenons, through wedged dovetails, saddle joints, pegs, and more. Selecting from a variety of methods demonstrated, students will build a trestle bench using both hand and power tools. Bring a bag lunch as campus food services is limited on weekends. You are welcome to bring your own eye and ear protection if you have them. Prerequisite: Completion of Camosun's Woodworking Level 2 or permission of instructor. Register at least 10 days prior to the start of the course.

2017W TTAC 406G 001 • Apr 22 - May 13 (4 sessions) • Sandra Carr

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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Woodworking Level 4: Pick Your Own Project New

Build on the fundamental skills and knowledge learned in levels 1-3 to tackle a project of your own choosing. This course is perfect for those who have a small shop at home and would like to tackle a bigger or more complex project. No shop? Choose something small to finish during the course. The instructor will provide advice and coaching one-on-one with each student as well as highlight techniques from the various ongoing projects. Registration deadline May 7 (Students should contact instructor at least three weeks prior to the start of the course to discuss their project). Pre-requisite: Level 3

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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