This course is an introduction to the principles of graphic communication used in the engineering field. In this course the following topics are covered: orthographic projections; isometric drawings; section and auxiliary views; dimensioning; descriptive geometry topics including intersections and vector analysis; applications vary from geology/mining to truss analysis. Forms of data presentation are discussed including American and International standards. AutoCAD is a software tool commonly used in the presentation of graphical information.
Fall Term - Over the Fall and Winter terms approximately 70 hours of single engine flight training brings student pilots to a high level of proficiency in basic Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and basic instrument flying techniques.
Cook means a person who performs all phases of kitchen activities including the preparation and presentation of vegetables, soups, sauces, meat, fish and poultry, cold kitchen items; desserts, baking, pastry; basic menu planning/costing as well as knowledge of safety, sanitation and food storage, and who has a knowledge of human and customer relations.
CPSC 100: Introduction to Computer Programming I, is designed for beginning programmers who have no prior programming experience. CPSC 100 Introduction to Programming 1 will also be helpful to students who have programmed before and wish to learn about the C programming language. ANSI-C is the low-level/high-level language that will be used to learn basic programming constructs, algorithms, program design, and good programming practices. Students will develop and test small programs which loop, make decisions, access arrays, define classes, instantiate objects, and invoke methods.
Students seeking an Associate of Arts degree in English (Writing Studies) must take CWRT 100. The course focuses the writer's efforts on the value of compression and the reduction of ideas to their purest forms. An in-depth exploration of imagery, metaphor and word choice through the study of poetry will prepare students to produce original compositions in any genre. Students will be expected to submit original writing for workshop in at least two of the four genres - poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or drama. The craft of writing essays and criticism on theory and form will be introduced.
This three-day orientation provides students with the tools and expertise required to participate in the very technical Digital Arts & New Media Program. Intended to give students a head start on their learning experience, this course will introduce students to a range of topics that will allow them to function in this two-year program at a high level.
A review of some components of Physics including metric/imperial units, work, power and energy, and simple machines is undertaken. The basic principles of the nature of electricity will be examined in the classroom and laboratory. Students are introduced to the use of voltmeters, ammeters and ohmmeters. Students apply their knowledge of circuit concepts and components by designing, assembling, and analyzing basic circuits.
Students will examine the properties and operating characteristics of series, parallel, combination, voltage divider, bridge, and 3-wire DC circuits in the classroom and laboratory with emphasis on fault detection and troubleshooting. Basic circuit concepts such as power supplies, control devices, protection devices, and conductors will be introduced. Analysis will follow using electrical measuring instruments, Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, and Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws.
Students learn the concepts of magnetism and electromagnetism. Emphasis is placed on understanding the operating principles of electromagnetic devices such as motors, generators, solenoids, relays, contactors, and motor starters. Alternating Current electrical generation is examined.
Students examine and design the internal circuitry of galvanometers, ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, watt-hour meters, and ohmmeters. The use of meters for measuring current, voltage, resistance, power, and energy is practised.
Students engage in the practice of reading, drawing, and interpreting of working drawings and sketches. Electrical blueprints and plans are studied with emphasis on schematics, wiring diagrams, power risers, and block diagrams.
An extensive coverage of industrial motor control systems is undertaken. Students learn elementary control circuits, then design, construct, and troubleshoot elaborate circuits. This portion of the program includes extensive lab and shop components. Wiring methods unique to industrial power systems are studied and practiced in the shop.
Students study Sections 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 26, 62, and 76 of the Canadian Electrical Code, as well as relevant sections of the Electrical Safety Act of British Columbia. Emphasis is placed on practical application of the code.
Students are introduced to solid-state components and use a variety of power supplies, transistors, and diodes to construct rectifier circuits. Lab analysis is employed to observe operating characteristics of these circuits.
Introduction to hand and power tools as used in the electrical trade. The design, installation, and troubleshooting of residential power, lighting, alarm, data and communication as well as industrial motor control systems will be practised in the shop.
INDG 100: Regional Indigenous Perspectives on Language and Cultures - Staff, students and community members are encouraged to take this introductory course so that they may experience the voices, cultures, histories, values, beliefs, oral traditions, literature, and art of Lakes-Sinixt, Okanagan-Sylix, Ktunaxa and Metis peoples.
A course designed to provide students with the background in calculus needed for further studies. This course includes: a review of functions and graphs; limits; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; applications of the derivative including related rates, maxima, minima, velocity and acceleration; the definite integral; an introduction to elementary differential equations; and, applications of integration including velocity, acceleration, areas, and growth and decay problems.
Music Forum is a course designed to provide an opportunity for all music students and faculty to share in a weekly educational experience. Each forum will have a different musical focus. Students will have opportunities to perform, witness performances by faculty and guest artists, as well as gain insights into the industry from guest lecturers and music professionals. Music Forum will also provide an opportunity for the presentation of collaborative audio-visual projects between departments.
Online Learner Success (OLS) provides students with a working knowledge of the Moodle online learning platform utilized by all Selkirk College online courses.Students submit assignments, discussion postings, emails, and quizzes to gain experience in working in an online classroom environment.This course is essential for student success in online studies.
PEAC 100: Peace Studies I is an interdisciplinary and values-based course that is the first of two introductory core courses in Peace Studies. Readings will include United Nations documents, as well as essays and excerpts from the writings of philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists, and peace researchers. Students will thus gain familiarity with literature addressing a broad range of past and current theories and discourse related to peace and conflict.
Culinary Arts Level 1 will provide students with the knowledge to perform basic cooking and food preparation tasks utilizing knife skills, correct terminology, and a variety of cooking methods. Students will be able to follow recipes, weigh and measure food accurately, and have an understanding of the foundation techniques and principles used in cooking, baking, and other aspects of food preparation.
PHIL 100: Introductory Philosophy I focuses on reality and its relationship with human consciousness. In this course we explore questions about truth, objectivity and subjectivity, the existence of God, and the nature and limits of human knowledge.
PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology I is an introduction to the methods, theory and practice of psychology as a science. Among others, topics will include motivation and emotion, learning and memory, biological foundations, sensation and perception. Other topics are added at the discretion of the individual instructor. Class demonstrations and activities are used to illustrate concepts. Teaching methods and resources in the course vary with the instructor.
Is a self-paced distance education course. Students are required to read a selection of articles and view an online video on renewable energy, energy conservation and sustainability and then complete four short assignments in preparation for the Renewable Energy program. All assignments must be submitted as scheduled prior to the first day of classes. Exact dates of submission are listed on Proposed Course Schedule at the end of this document. The readings cover important background information necessary to successfully complete the Renewable Energy program.
Teaching English to Young Learners is designed for English-as-a-second-language instructors who are interested in teaching English to children and who seek professional development in the field. Both theoretically and practically, students explore the needs and challenges of children in a language-learning classroom.
WS100: Women's Studies I is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the study of women in global cultures as portrayed through literature and sociological studies. Topics to be covered include the women's movement, sexuality, "herstory", gender roles, philosophy and law.
Anthropology 101: Introduction to Anthropology II: Cultural Anthropology is an introduction to cultural anthropology in western and non-western societies. Through ethnographic accounts students will study world cultures both at home and abroad.
BIOL 101: Current Issues in Biology is a course designed for non-science majors who need a laboratory science as a required course for their program of studies. This course examines major themes in biology in the context of current issues, and allows students to apply the knowledge, skills and concepts learned in order to make informed decisions about their everyday lives.
28 weeks, 600 hour credit
An Industry Training Authority (ITA) provincially standardized apprenticeship program designed to train you for employment. This program teaches all of the foundational culinary skills and prepares students for workplace practicums in restaurants, hotels and resorts.
This course is a continuation of CPSC 100 with emphasis on more advanced programming techniques and design, development and test of large applications. Students will write programs which make use of library functions to display graphical user interfaces, manage collections of data, access files and databases, and interact with other programs.
Students seeking an Associate of Arts degree in English (Writing Studies) must take CWRT 100/101. CWRT 101 focuses the writer's efforts on crafting story. An in-depth exploration of scene development, characterization, setting, point-of-view, and the leading ideas in stories will prepare students to produce original compositions in any genre other than poetry. Students will be expected to submit original writing for workshop in at least two of the three genres being discussed. Writing essays and criticism on theory and form will continue.
DA 101: Foundations of Digital Arts introduces students to the technical and creative principles of Digital Arts. Students will apply the basic principles of colour theory, typography, video, animation and print to produce visually appealing and engaging content. For the final project, students will be guided through the process of designing and managing a small Digital Arts project of their choice.
The study and profession of digital arts requires a far-reaching and comprehensive understanding of how design interfaces with technology. This course explores the language, practices and systems used in new media production. Web, print, motion graphic, video and interactive design methods are all covered in this introductory course.
HCA 101: Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical framework for practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understanding that provide a foundation for competent practice as HCA. The course focuses on concepts of caring and person-centred care; basic human needs and human development; family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students will also be introduced to a problem-solving model that will be critical to their practice.
In JEWL 101 Approaches in Metal: Introductory Fabrication, students are introduced to basic metallurgy and construction skills for jewelry, including soldering, sawing, filing and polishing non-ferrous metals. An emphasis is placed on personal health and safety, using techniques and equipment appropriate to a small studio practice.
MATH 101: Calculus II is a sequel to Math 100 for students who wish to major in sciences, mathematics, or engineering. The course includes: the definite integral and its applications to volume, arc length, and surface area of revolution; techniques of integration; improper integrals; parametric equations and polar coordinates; linear first order differential equations; infinite series; convergence and power series; and Taylor Polynomials.
PEAC 101: Peace Studies II is the second of two introductory core courses in Peace Studies at Selkirk College. This course will focus on traditional and non-traditional approaches to Conflict Resolution transformation.
PHIL 101: Introductory Philosophy II focuses on the nature of human reality. We explore metaphysical issues such as self-identity, free will, and the relationship between the mind and body. We examine questions about taste in aesthetic judgment, and we discuss issues in ethical theory including relativism, subjectivism, and egoism. We end the course by looking at theories and problems of justice.
This is a basic drawing course designed to give students a background and experience in the fundamentals of drawing as a basic visual communication. Through exercises and assignments, the student will learn to use drawings as a tool to record a concept, manipulate, develop, communicate and refine those concepts.
PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology II covers topics include thinking and other cognitive processes, development of the individual, personality, mental disorders, health and social psychology. Other topics are added at the discretion of the instructor. Class demonstrations and activities are used to illustrate concepts. Teaching methods and resources in the course vary with the instructor.
Dye Technology is an introductory study of the application of colour on fibre through direct application and immersion dye processes. Utilizing a variety of natural fibres, yarns and fabric, plant dyes will be explored within a contemporary context. Indigo, as the ancient, natural blue, will be more fully worked with through the practice of shibori resist techniques.