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Training Programs & Courses

 

Explore Training Opportunities Offered Through the City of Terrace

From time to time, the City of Terrace offers training programs to the public. Browse the current opportunities below to learn more about what's available.

 

Current Opportunities

 

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Courses

Department: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre, 250-615-3030


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skills, and fitness.

Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 metres).

Monday–Friday, July 4–8, 2022
4:00–8:00 pm
Cost: $220 OR $60 for those ages 15+ who have a local Terrace address and plan to work in aquatics
Pre-requisites: Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years of age or have a Bronze Star certificate (need not be current)

 

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced lifesaving training and an introduction to safety supervision. Candidates develop proficiency at performing assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance (includes a 600 m timed swim) and fitness training skills.

Monday–Friday, July 11–15, 2022
4:00–8:00 pm
Cost: $220 OR $60 for those ages 15+ who have a local Terrace address and plan to work in aquatics
Pre-requisites: Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years of age and have a Bronze Medallion certificate (need not be current)

 


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Swimming Levels

If you're not sure that your swimming level is up to the level required to take these courses, you can come to the facility for an assessment. Swimmers should be at a Swim Kids 10 level.

See these courses on ActiveNet:

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Cross


HOW TO REGISTER

Registration opens Friday, May 20, at 9:00 am.

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

First Aid Instructor Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is hosting a First Aid Instructor Course through the Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon branch.

The First Aid Instructor (FAI), recognized as Occupational (OFA) Level 1 Instructor, trains instructors to apply teaching and evaluation philosophy to techniques and approaches required to teach first aid skills. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term planning, class management, safety supervision, and the principles of evaluation.

Lifesaving First Aid Instructors are able to teach the entire Lifesaving First Aid Continuum upon certification to include the following programs:

  • CPR A with AED
  • CPR C with AED
  • Basic Life Support Responder (BLS) (formerly HCP)
  • Airway Management & Oxygen Administration (AMOA)
  • Emergency First Aid (EFA)
  • Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care (EFA-CRC)
  • Standard First Aid (SFA)

Dates: June 17–20
Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm each day
Location: Terrace Firehall training room (use side door on bowling alley side of the building)
Ages: 18+ (by the last day of the course)
Cost: $400

Pre-requisites:

  • Standard First Aid (must be current)
  • Occupational Level 1 course or equivalent (need not be current)

Please note that pre-requisites to this course are offered regularly through St. John Ambulance.

 


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The Lifesaving Society is a national charitable organization that works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its training programs, Water Smart public education, aquatic safety management services, drowning research, and livesaving sport. As Canada's lifeguarding experts, they set the standard for lifeguard training and certify all of Canada's National Lifeguards.

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030. See link below to register.


HOW TO REGISTER

To register, please use the Eventbrite page here:

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Past Opportunities

These training courses and programs are no longer available, but may be again in the future. Please contact us for further details if desired.

 

Airway Management & Oxygen Administration (AMOA)

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: November 27, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide knowledge and practice to maintain an airway and administer supplemental oxygen. Contents include: safe handling of oxygen, knowledge and assembly of oxygen equipment, selection and application of oropharyngeal airways and oxygen delivery devices, pulse oximeter use, and appropriate use of suction and bag valve masks.

Date: Friday, November 27
Time: 5:00–9:00 pm
Location: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre
Ages: 16+
Cost: $95
Pre-requisites: CPR A or higher (need not be current)

**COVID-19 protocols are in place. Please do not attend the class if you are feeling unwell. Masks are required to enter the Aquatic Centre and will be mandatory during all portions of the class. Please follow the direction of staff, signage, and floor markings.**


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Read the course description: https://www.lifesaving.bc.ca/courses/first-aid/airway-management-oxygen-administration


HOW TO REGISTER

Register online

Or contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Courses

See above for current offering

Emergency First Aid Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: August 6, 2021 (6 am)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a basic one-day course offering lifesaving first-aid cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home.

Dates: August 13
Time: 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Banquet Room (3320 Kalum St)
Ages: Any age
Cost: $170
18 spaces available

 


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► Find this course on ActiveNet

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.


HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

First Aid Instructor Course

See Current Opportunities above for current offering

Junior Lifeguard Club

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Junior Lifeguard Club is designed for those looking to begin or continue their development towards becoming a certified Lifeguard or Swim Instructor. Swimmers will develop skills based on personal bests in swimming, lifesaving, fitness, knowledge, leadership, and teamwork.

Dates: 
Sundays
April 10–May 8
Time: 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre
Ages: 10–14
Cost: $15 per participant per week

Pre-Requisites:

  • Swim Kids Level 4 or equivalent ability

 


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HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

National Lifeguard Full Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: August 16, 2021 (10 pm)


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This certification course is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgement, knowledge, skills, and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.

 

Dates: August 16–21
Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm (Monday to Friday) and 10:00 am–2:00 pm (Saturday)
Location: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre
Ages: 15+ (by the last day of the course)
Cost: $550
Prerequisites: Standard First Aid and Bronze Cross certification

 


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►Find this course on ActiveNet

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.


HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

National Lifeguard Recertification Course
Pool Operator Level 1 and 2

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: January 15, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Want to be certified through BC’s most recognized pool operator training? We’re offering BC Recreation and Parks Association’s Pool Operator Level 1 and 2 at the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre in the New Year. Featuring classroom and practical hands-on learning, it includes updated content that reflects the new BC Pool Regulations and Guidelines. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how to operate and maintain a pool, valuable skills for job opportunities in lifeguarding, pool maintenance, pool management, and more.

Pool Operator Level 1:
This course assumes little to no knowledge of pool operations, making it a perfect introductory course for beginners.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Thursday, January 16 – 1:00–9:00 pm
Friday, January 17 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Pool Operator Level 2:
This course goes into more depth on the topics discussed in Level 1.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Pre-requisite: Pool Operator Level 1
Sunday, January 19 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Monday, January 20 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Receive a $50.00 discount if you register for both Levels 1 and 2!


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Details on the BCRPA’s courses: https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/courses/pool-operator/outline/

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3000


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Red Cross Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Sunday, May 1, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

OR

Sunday, May 15, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Cost: $80/child
Ages: Open for those 11–16 years old
Capacity: 16 spots available per session
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Multipurpose Room 3 & 4

Notes:

Entry to facility is available 10 minutes prior to class starting. Please sanitize hands upon entry. Late admissions will not be permitted and refunds will not be made available for missed class.


LEARN MORE

Learn more from the Red Cross' website: https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/first-aid-at-home-courses/babysitting


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace Sportsplex at 250-615-3000

or

Register online for May 1 Register online for May 15 

Red Cross Stay Safe! Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3000


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Stay Safe program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing awareness. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe in a variety of different situations.

Saturday, April 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

OR

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Cost: $55/child
Ages: Open for those 9–12 years old
Capacity: 16 spots available per session
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Multipurpose Room 3 & 4

Notes:

Entry to facility is available 10 minutes prior to class starting. Please sanitize hands upon entry. Late admissions will not be permitted and refunds will not be made available for missed class.


LEARN MORE

Learn more from the Red Cross' website: https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/first-aid-at-home-courses/stay-safe


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace Sportsplex at 250-615-3000

or

Register online for April 30 Register online for May 14 

Standard First Aid

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: August 6, 2021 (6 am)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This is a comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. This course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Candidates must demonstrate skills and critical steps for all first aid scenarios. A minimum mark of 75% is required for the written knowledge evaluation. 100% attendance is required to be successful in this course.

Dates: August 13–14
Time: 8:00 am–5:30 pm each day
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Banquet Room (3320 Kalum St)
Ages: Any age
Cost: $250
18 spaces available


 

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► Find this course on ActiveNet

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Registration opens: September 20, 2021
Deadline: October 9, 2021


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Water Safety Instructor course prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim Programs. This is a combined course that includes an online portion, teaching experience, skills evaluations, and an in-class pool session.

Dates:

October 9 - Skills Evaluation:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Candidates will demonstrate their safety skills and strokes to ensure that they meet the Red Cross Swim Kids 10 criteria. Manuals are picked up and candidates are introduced to the instructor and receive a brief introduction on the online modules to complete.

October 9 to November 26 - Online Modules and Teaching Experience
Candidates must complete all online modules that focus on the theory of instruction through videos, virtual games, online activities, and workbook activities. Each module with end with a knowledge evaluation.

Candidates will also join ongoing Red Cross Swimming Lessons and will demonstrate and be evaluated on their skills and knowledge through practical applications, such as teaching and correcting skills and completing lesson plans and worksheets. Candidates will be assigned a certified WSI to complete their Teaching Experience Hours. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of pre-school lessons and 4 hours of Swim Kids lessons with a different supervising WSI for each age group.

November 26, 27, and 28 - Classroom and Pool Sessions:
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
These sessions consolidate the candidate's knowledge and experience from the online and teaching experience components.

Cost: $350

Pre-requisites:

  • 15 years or older by the last day of the course
  • Ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills
  • Hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Bronze Cross or higher, Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid, or equivalent

Be prepared to swim each day. 100% attendance is required to be successful in this course.


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The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of developing well-trained professional instructors who love swimming as much as they love to help others learn. Read more about this course on the Red Cross website.


HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

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Water Safety Instructor Recertification

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: October 9, 2021

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their Water Safety Instructor certification for an additional 2 years. This recert will include updates to the Red Cross Swim program and will allow candidates to develop their teaching ideas and techniques further through peer teaching sessions. Candidates will be required to perform swimming strokes to a Swim Kids 10 standard during the course.

Date: October 10
Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Cost: $125 + GST
Ages: 15 years or older

Pre-Requisites:

  • Current or expired (within 5 years) Water Safety Instructor Certificate
  • Completion of 3 WSI - Online Professional Development Courses (required for first recertification only)

Please arrive with expired or current certificates for both the WSI and a first aid course. Be prepared to perform the Swim Kids 10 standards and other rescue scenarios.

Read our full course description here.

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Masks will be mandatory in class during the practical first aid portions. The Vaccine Card is not required.

Please do not attend the class if you are feeling unwell.

 

LEARN MORE

The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of developing well-trained professional instructors who love swimming as much as they love to help others learn. Read more about this course on the Red Cross website.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

 

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