Watson Lake Campus

Watson Lake campus
Upcoming programs and courses in Watson Lake

To register for any of the following programs or for more information, contact the Watson Lake Campus at ycwatson@yukoncollege.yk.ca or 867.536.8800

MICR110: PowerPoint

January 8-February 12 | Wednesdays & Friday | 1-2:30pm

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of creating effective presentations, using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating, enhancing, and delivering a presentation.

OFA Level 3 Advanced First-Aid | January 13-24, 2020 | $1000+gst

The ultimate course in First-Aid! This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. Emergency medical responder (EMR) is for those providing emergency response in a pre-hospital setting and in the workplace: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, workplace first attendant and emergency medical services personnel. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of EMR. Minimum age is 16. Funding assistance may be available - call to inquire.

FoodSafe Level 1 | January 14, 2020, 9am-4pm | $95

FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

Shine a Light on Dementia | Mondays, January 20-February 24 6-8pm | Free

This training program brings caregivers together to engage in meaningful conversations, share information and develop skills to provide quality care for people with dementia. During this time, participants have an opportunity to explore a variety of topics, such as dementia: onset, development & progression; approaches and strategies for caregivers; what to do after a diagnosis; grief management & self-care for caregivers; legal & financial matters; advanced care directives, substitute decision makers, wills & power of attorney, palliative care; discussion of options and issues around death and dying.

Business Communications 100

January-April 2020 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30am-12:00pm

In this course, students explore the written and oral skills needed to communicate in diverse organizational and cultural contexts. Students will build a strong foundation in business writing written communication, and then they will research, create and adapt documents to achieve strategic, professional goals. Awareness of audience and clarity of purpose will be stressed as integral aspects of effective communication. As well, students will study, develop, and deliver oral presentations.

ENGL100: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking

January-April | Mondays & Wednesdays | 2:30-4pm

This course introduces students to critical reading, critical thinking, and academic writing through the study and application of the principles of university-level discourse.

PROJ100: An Introduction to Project Management and Event Planning

January-April, 2020 | Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10am-12pm

This course is designed to help students build the interpersonal and technical skills needed to successfully manage small to medium-scale projects and plan events in communities. Students will gain knowledge, skills and practical experience initiating, planning, implementing and closing projects. Special consideration will be given to the project/event context, including cultural protocols and practices. Students will have an opportunity to apply a project management framework and techniques to the design of a relevant education and/or employment support project.

BC Flagging Traffic Control Person | February 21-22 | $350+gst

This course is designed to qualify you to work as a high-risk Traffic Control Person (TCP) throughout the province of BC and territory of Yukon. After successfully completing the training, you will be familiar with: roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers and supervisors, regulations and standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC and the Motor Vehicle Act Traffic control equipment devices, as well as personal protective equipment. You will be provided with a three-year certification upon successfully completing the course.

JS100: Job Search Strategies

March 10-April 14 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 1-2:30pm

This course covers basic skills involved in finding and securing employment. The topics all relate to job search strategies, including networking, using the Internet to job search, creating an effective resume, practicing interview techniques, and understanding labour services.

Class 1&3 Drivers Training | Dates & Times TBD | $100+gst

Mile 918 Driver development will be returning to Watson Lake to offer the Class 1 and Class 3 driver training. Each student will receive hands on, one-on-one training with the instructor for both Class 1 and 3 licensing.  Courses may be taken individually, and we will have the examiner down afterwards to administer all road tests. All training will be performed on manual transmission trucks.

Air Brakes | Dates & Times TBD | $450+gst

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to operate equipment fitted with air brake systems and to maintain that system in a safe operating condition. Students will learn the principles of the various components and valves, correct maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures and the correct adjustment procedures for the components. Graduates of the course will be able to write the government examination that leads to an air brake endorsement on their driver's license. The course follows the format and subject matter that is approved by the government motor vehicle branch.

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Contact Us

Ryan Alaric

Instructor/Coordinator - Watson Lake Community Campus
Community Education and Development - Southern

Kayla McMillan

Community Campus Liaison/Administrative Assistant
Community Education and Development - Southern

Winter Hours

Monday to Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from 12 - 1pm

Open some evenings and weekends - please call for more info!

Summer Hours

Monday to Wednesday, 9am - 4:30pm

Thursdays, 9am - 2:30pm

Friday to Sunday - closed

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