COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC
Fall Semester 2009
Health and Safety Courses
Occupational Health & Safety Committee/Representative
1. Introduction to Occupational health and safety
2. Occupational health and safety legislation
3. OHS Safety Committee/Worker Health and Safety Representatives
4. Hazard recognition, evaluation and control
5. Workplace Inspections
OHS Committee Oct. 14–16, Cost: $145 (2.5 day)
OHS Representative Oct. 21–22, Cost: $125 (1.5 day)
Emergency/Standard First Aid
Designed to meet industry, business and government requirements, first aid courses are your as-
surance of quality, flexibility and expertise. Emergency level first aid is a state-of-the-art, modu-
lar, course of basic first aid skills and other select subjects needed to sustain life and manage the
scene of an injury. Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more
first aid skills. The course includes core and elective lessons as well as a written exam.
Emergency First Aid Cost: $125 (1 day)
Standard First Aid Cost: $160 (2 days)
Traffic Control (Flag Person)
This course will prepare a person to be a Traffic Control Person (TCP). Course topics include: objec-
tives of traffic control, equipment required, requirements of a good traffic control person, how
to prepare for each job, how and where to stand, improving safety, and a regulatory overview.
Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, Cost: $50 (0.5 day)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
This course applies to any person who handles, offers for transport, transports, or imports danger-
ous goods; or any person who sells or distributes standardized means of containment intended
for the transportation of dangerous goods. The goal of this training program is to provide partici-
pants with the knowledge and skills to respond to any dangerous incident in a safe and effective
manner. First responders at the awareness level are not expected to take any action other than
to recognize that a hazard exists, be capable of securing the area and be knowledgeable about
people to call for assistance.
Nov. 2009 Cost: $60 (0.5 day)
This workshop will introduce the basic functions of the fully integrated Simply Accounting soft-
ware program. Simply is more commonly used for small business applications. Through lectures,
demonstrations and hands-on practice, participants will acquire the fundamental skills to operate
Simply Accounting. Prerequisite—Knowledge of bookkeeping principles.
Nov 2009 Cost: $110 (2 days or 12 hours)
Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel is most similar to a traditional adding machine. It is designed to complete math-
ematical calculations, sort and graph large amounts of data. Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool you
can use to create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make informed
Oct.-Nov. 2009, Cost: $110
Computers for Newbies
This course will cover the introductory concepts of using microcomputers. In particular, the fol-
lowing computer concepts will be covered: The Internet, Performing Searches on the Internet,
Email — Send and Receiving Mail Messages, Sending Document Attachments through Email, and
Sending and Receiving Photographs through Email. Instructor is Hillary Primmer.
Oct.-Nov. 2009, Cost: $110
Whether you want to increase your chances of getting a job, upgrade your skills to advance in
your present career, or pursue a personal interest, College of the North Atlantic offers a vast array
of continuing education.
College of the North Atlantic through Contract Training, can offer group rates for courses and pro-
grams to companies and organizations. Contact Clarenville Campus for more information.
For more information or to register contact:
Tel: 709 466.6988
Introduction to Self Defense - Awareness, Avoidance, and Action
Self defense is the act of defending oneself, one’s property or the well-being of another from
physical harm. This dynamic course covers everything people need to know about how to recog-
nize, avoid and effectively deal with situations that escalate to a physical attack. The self defense
techniques that will be practiced are proven, practical, and taught in a manner that ensures
participants will retain the material covered. Instructor, Tom Dunne has been training in martial
arts for 15 years and has been teaching full time since 2002. Tom currently holds a black belt in
Kenpo Karate, a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do, and most recently was promoted to the rank of blue
belt in Brazilian Jiu JItsu from the world famous Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City. Tom has
competed on a provincial, national and international level. Participants will be awarded with a
Certificate of Self Defense. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and indoor run-
Wednesday’s starting Oct. 7 (10 classes), 8-9:30 p.m., Cost: $110
Belly Dance Classes
Belly dancing promotes health and wellness and has many benefits for muscles and bones. Also
great for flexibility, coordination, and strengthens entire body.
Tuesday’s starting Oct. 6 (8 classes), 7-8 p.m., Cost: $85
Introduction to Jewelry Making
This course would introduce students to the basic skills involved in making hand-crafted jewelry.
It would include an overview of tools, techniques, and materials needed to complete jewelry
projects. A ‘hands-on’ approach will be used in a relaxed atmosphere. A list of tools required will
be provided at registration. The instructor will be Andrea Sharpe.
Wednesday’s starting Oct. 7 (6 classes), 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Cost: $90
Boat Operator Accredited Training (BOAT)
Effective January 1, 2009 anyone operating a pleasure craft with an engine 10 horsepower or
greater must have completed the Boat Operator Accredited Training (BOAT) course. The Lifesaving
Society’s BOAT course reflects the standard designed by the Canadian Coast Guard to establish a
common level of understanding of safe boating knowledge required of pleasure craft operators.
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, and Nov. 22, Cost: $65
Firearms Safety/Hunter Education
In Newfoundland and Labrador, a person must complete the Firearm Safety/Hunter Education
Course (FS/HE) to become eligible to hunt game with a firearm.
Part A – Canadian Firearms Safety Course is actually the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. It teach-
es participants the basics of firearms safety and the laws related to firearms storage, handling
and transportation. By completing Part A, a person may also apply for a Firearms Possession and
Acquisition Licence to obtain non-restricted firearms.
Saturday(s), Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Cost: $40 (1 day)
Part B – Hunter Education Course teaches participants aspects of wildlife conservation and man-
agement, hunting laws, hunter ethics and responsibility, outdoor safety and survival techniques
and other skills used for hunting. By completing both Part A and Part B, the participant meets the
provincial requirements to obtain provincial licences to hunt with a firearm.
Sunday(s), Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, Cost: $20 (0.5 day)
Please note: One evening time offering of Firearms Safety and Hunter Education Courses –
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22 (7-10 p.m.)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information is a Canada-wide system designed to give workers
information about hazardous materials, to protect themselves and co-workers from the dangers
of injury or illness which may be caused by hazardous materials in the workplace.
Nov 2009, Cost: $55 (0.5 day)
Power Line Hazards
This half day seminar on electrical safety is a necessity for boom trucks, heavy equipment and
crane operators as well as any individual who operates a vehicle around industrial/construction
Participants will learn how to recognize electrical hazards, obtain clearance, use the appropriate
CSA hand signals and handle emergencies. They will become familiar with safe work practices
and safe use of machinery and equipment.
Nov 2009, Cost: $75 (0.5 day)
Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
This course is offered in partnership with the Alberta Construction Safety Association. This com-
puter based training course is designed for the individual worker and is offered through a Multi-
media CD-ROM computer system. The training is completed individually and takes, on average,
4.5 hours to complete. The participant is instructed on various health and safety topics and then
tested for 100% mastery of content.
Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Nov. 20, Cost: $85 (1 day)
General Interest and Personal Development
French beginner classes to learn conversation on different themes. Easy methods to improve your
comprehension, writing, and reading. Objectives are to communicate effectively, to help develop
your oral expression and skills in social and working situations and self-confidence.
Tuesday’s starting Oct. 6 (8 classes), 7-9 p.m., Cost: $110
This 1 day seminar will teach the basics of bartending for private or professional functions. Focus
will be placed on knowledge of a variety of alcoholic beverages including: beers, spirits, wines,
cocktails, and shooters. Participants will also gain knowledge on elements of bartending such as
glassware, garnishing, pouring techniques, measurement, responsibility and working flair. This is
a course designed for beginners and seasoned veterans alike, who are interested in increasing
their efficiency and knowledge base, ultimately leading to an increase in tips! Must be 19 or older
at the time of seminar to register.
Nov. 2009, Cost: $95
For sound mind and body this course is for you. This course will include physical and mental tech-
niques to relax the mind and improve overall well-being.
Oct.-Nov. 2009 (8 classes), 7-8 p.m., Cost: $75