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The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals (and, by extension, families of individuals) at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior and psychologists seek to understand all aspects of human thought, experience and action. For example, psychologists interested in decision making might investigate the roles of reason or superstition in the choices people make. Other psychologists might focus on factors that influence emotions ranging from uncontrollable rage, paralyzing fear and suicidal depression to passionate desire and ecstatic joy. Psychologists are interested in the circumstances that might motivate an individual to risk their own life to save others at one moment and commit acts of great cruelty at another.
Gain experience in cutting-edge technology in field-based learning that gives you the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to compete successfully for jobs as Park Rangers, Fisheries and Wildlife Technicians, in outdoor recreation, and in the forest industry. Our small class sizes and experienced instructors provide a rich learning environment that is complemented by the spectacular West Kootenay lifestyle.
Our Refrigeration Plant Operator certificate gives you flexibility to enrol anytime and finish your coursework at your own pace while you continue working. A comprehensive ten-unit course approved by the BC Safety Authority taught entirely through distance education and online learning. This course is one of the requirements needed to challenge the Refrigeration operator's certificate of qualification.
Selkirk College's Resort & Hotel Management program will set you up with the skills you need to succeed in this dynamic industry. Our program teaches you solid business practices, human resources, leadership and marketing skills that will help to launch your career in the growing global hospitality industry.
This unique program pairs academic excellence with mentoring and community service opportunities, providing students with support to apply to medicine, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, public health, biomedical research and more. Students develop strengths in leadership, resilience, communication and collaboration as they progress along their path toward a career in rural health.
Covering all aspects of ski resort operations, our program gives you a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles. Based in Nelson, BC you’ll be at the centre of epic mountain culture and have easy access to world-class ski resorts where you can sharpen your ski, snowboard and networking skills.
SOAR prepares adults with special needs or disabilities to participate more fully in daily life within their communities. Personal and social development underlies all aspects of these programs with possible outcomes including greater independence and preparation for the world of work.
Your sense of caring may have come naturally or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service. If you have a desire to support people in times of need and crisis, a career in social services may be for you. Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.
Sociology is a broad discipline that expands awareness and is an analysis of human social relationships, cultures and institutions that profoundly shape both our lives and human history.