COURSES, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Call 403-563-8516, Email cnpadulted@gmail.com or drop in at the MDM Community Centre, 2802-222 Street, Bellevue, AB.  Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Friday 9am-1pm
 
  All classes and sessions must be paid IN FULL upon registration. Please note that you are not considered officially registered until we receive payment in full.
 
We accept all forms of payment (Please note that Interac Debit is tap only up to $100.00).  Cheques are made payable to CROWSNEST PASS ADULT EDUCATION ASSOC. and may be mailed to PO BOX 103 Blairmore, Alberta, T0K 0E0.  Please note that a $25.00 NSF fee will be charged for each NSF cheque issued to the Crowsnest Pass Adult Education Association.  
 
Courses are subject to run if the minimum number of participants are met.  Rescheduling or refunds will be issued at CNP Adult Education's discretion.  If you pay for a course and do not attend a refund will NOT be given.  
 
SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION COSTS
Education and Literacy programs are made possible by a grant from Aboriginal and Community Connections, and Alberta Advanced Education.
CROWSNEST PASS ADULT LITERACY COURSES:
 
Basic Tutor Training
 
Tutor Training workshops prepare volunteers to help adult students improve their literacy skills.  Tutors learn how to implement tutoring sessions based on learner needs, goals, and learning strengths and literacy levels.  Tutors will have hands-on practice in various tutoring strategies and will have the opportunity to become familiar with the Program's resources.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA
9:30am-4:00pm
Please bring a bagged lunch.
Cost: No charge for Literacy Program Volunteers
 
 
 
English Language Conversation Class
 
 
The Conversation Class will be offered monthly for English Language Learners who wish to improve their communication skills through a fun, activity-based program.  This class is an offeredin partnership with Crowsnest Pass Adult Education, Brighter Futures, and Parent Link Centre.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - 10am to12pm
Cost: FREE - Childcare is available, transportation is available upon request.
 
Books For Babies Program
 
CNP Adult Literacy partners with the Crowsnest Pass Literacy Foundation, the Chinook Regional Library, and the Chinook Health Unity to provide the Books for Babies Program.  As part of this program, families of newborns receive a book bag with children's books and ideas for parents about reading and literacy activities with their children.  Book bags are handed out during baby visits at the Chinook Health Unit. 
 
For information about the Literacy Program, please contact the Program Coordinator by phone at 403-563-8516, by email cnpadulted@gmail.com, check the Facebook Page for Crowsnest Pass Adult Education Association or this website.
 
FUNDING FOR THE LITERACY PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY ABORIGINAL AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS, AND ALBERTA ADVANCED EDUCATION  
 
 
Computer Skills Courses
 
 
Computers One-on-One
 
Learn what you want to know in private tutoring sessions.  Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.  Appointments are an hour each.  If you think you need more time, just sign up for two sessions in a row, or book another session for follow-up.
 
Dates & Times:
Monday and Wednesday Mornings 
9, 10 and 11 am bookings.  
Evening tutoring available with advance notice.  Please call to set up a session.
 
Cost: $15.00 per one-hour session.
 
Intro to iPad - One-on-One Tutoring
 
Just getting started on an iPad?  Learn important tips and tricks that include taking photos, using the internet, downloading an application (app), using email and much more.  With this tutoring, you will learn what you want to know in private sessions.  Bring your own iPad or use one of ours.  Appointments are an hour each.  If you think you need more time, just sign up for two sessions in a row, or book another session for follow-up.
 
Dates & Times:
As needed - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Please call to set up a session.
 
Cost: $15.00 per one-hour session.
 
 
Windows 10
 
Need to learn the new Windows 10 Operating System?  This course will cover a variety of topics including how to organize files and folders, how to print, how to use the mail application (app), how to back up your files and much more.  Bring your own laptop (recommended) or use one of ours.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA- This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest
 
Cost: $25.00
 
 
Introduction to Microsoft Word
 
This introductory course will cover the basics of word processing including creating, editing, saving, and printing using Microsoft Word.  Bring your own laptop (recommended) or use one of ours.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $20.00
 
Spreadsheet Phobia: Making Friends With Excel
 
Discover the capabilities of spreadsheets in this introductory course.  Come and learn how to create, edit, save and print in Microsoft (MS) Excel.  Learn quick tips and tricks and how to use simple formulas to create graphs.  Bring your own laptop (recommended) or use one of ours.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA -  This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  
 
Cost: $20.00
 
What Do You Want To Know Today?
 
The internet is an amazing source of information that can be used to find anything and everything you ever wanted to know.  Learn tips and tricks for working with Google and other search engines.  Find out what the world of Google maps, YouTube videos, blogs, images and searching the web is all about.  This is an introductory course for those who are new to the worldwide web, or who would like help discovering its amazing power.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA -  This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $20.00
 
Scaredy Cat Computers
 
In this introductory course, participants will learn the basics from how to turn on a computer through the parts of a computer with exposure to the most common terms  The course also covers the basics of how to use Microsoft Windows, the mouse, and keyboard, as well as an explanation of how information is organized on a computer.  This is a hands-on class using one of our laptops. 
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $20.00
 
Email 101
 
It's quick, it's easy and you can use it almost anywhere!  Email has become a basic communication tool in today's world.  Whether it's connecting with family or friends or writing to businesses and other organizations, we will show you the basic steps in creating, sending and replying to emails, and how to make more effective use of this useful tool.  We will work with attachments, open and save them and attach them to messages you want to send.  Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.  
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will run if there is sufficient interest. 
 
Cost:$20.00
 
Windows: An Opening Into Computers
 
 
This introductory course will cover the basics of the Microsoft Windows, the operating system of many computers.  We will show you how information is organized and how to access files, software programs, and internet search engines.  Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $20.00
 
Getting the Most from Social Media
 
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin - you've heard of the terms but what exactly are they and what do you need to know about them?  This course is designed to identify different types of social media, their purposes, and suggestions on how they should and should not be used.  
 
This is a great class for small business owners, parents, seniors, those who wish to express themselves adn stay connected online, and anyone who is a little overwhelmed with our new world of digital interaction.  If you do not have an account for one of these social media sites, please set one up by going online to twitter.com, facebook.com, instagram.com or linkedin.com.  Bring your own laptop (highly recommended) or use one of ours.
 
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $20.00: 
 
Protect Yourself: Navigating Social Media
 
The use of laptops, tablets, and smartphones has revolutionized when and where we get information.  With this freedom and flexibility comes a major concern for many people - "How do I keep myself and my family safe on the internet?"  In this course, we will explore questions such as, is there a safe way to search online?  What about an internet usage contract between parents and children?  Where and when should we and our children access online information? What are the risks associated with social media and unsupervised access to the web?  What can we do if, despite all our efforts, something untoward happens while we or our children are online and who is out there to help us?  Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.  
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
COST: FREE - Free childcare is available upon request.
 
Skype: Staying Connected
 
Do you have family and friends that live far away?  Learn how to talk long distance and see them at the same time.  Skype is a free internet service that offers calling between computers.  Learn tips and tricks for staying connected with loved ones using Skype.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
COST: $20.00

LAW FOUNDATION COURSES

 

An Enduring Power of Attorney

 

 

 

Planning for disability or death is never pleasant.  However, it is important to identify what you want to be done when something like this happens to you, helping those around you carry out your wishes.  An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan.  With them, you can set out who will handle your financial affairs; who will handle your medical and personal life decisions and the kinds of choices they can make for you if you become mentally incompetent; and how you want your estate to be dealt with upon your death.  In this presentation, you'll learn these basic legal tools and what is involved in acquiring them. You'll also learn about the changes brought about by recent legislation such as the Wills and Succession Act.  

 

Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. 
 
Being an Executor
 
This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative).  Learn how the Executor gathers estate assets, pays debts, distributes to beneficiaries and generally administers the estate.  Also, learn about the changes brought about by recent legislation such as the Wills and Succession Act.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. 
 
Separation and Divorce
 
In this course, we will look at what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce.  Topics include processes like the court process, mediation or collaborative law, what to try and how they work; child maintenance,. custody (parenting) and access (contact), and how the children will be looked after; spousal maintenance and the extent to which one spouse will have to support the other; matrimonial property and how it will be divided.
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest.  
 
 
Divorce: Collaboration - Putting the Family and Kids First
 
Divorce is difficult enough.  Why add to the distress with a courtroom process that may not serve your interests:?  A collaborative team of Divorce Specialists can help you and your spouse reach a customized out-of-court settlement based on your priorities and your children's needs.  In this presentation, a Collaborative Lawyer, a financial professional and Child Specialist and/or Mental Health Professional will explain the collaborative process, the opportunities it affords to families, and the way you and your spouse can restructure the family and achieve a divorce that is built on the principles of respect and fairness.
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. 
 
 
 
  Looking After Dependant Parents
 
Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children.  That's the usual assumption but sometimes our parents (or other adults we know) lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we're called on to assume this responsibility.  This session is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved and the options available to address them  Topics include: determining when capacity is lost, when guardian or trustees are needed and how they are appointed; what part personal directives and enduring powers of attorney play; and how accountability and liability issues can be addressed.  

OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

GED (General Education Development) Preparation Tutoring

 

The GED is widely accepted as the equivalent of a high school diploma and can open doors to a more rewarding career, further education, and personal development.  There are five GED subject and test areas: Language Arts - Reading; Language Arts - Writing; Science, Math, and Social Studies.  We can help provide tutoring via video-conferencing to help you prepare to write these tests to become a successful high school graduate.  This tutoring is presented by live video-conference at the Crowsnest Community Library.

 

Dates & Times:
 
SESSION 1
Oct 3 - Dec 12, 2018 
 
Wednesdays - 6 pm-9pm
including 4 Saturdays |(mandatory) - times and dates of these Saturday sessions will be determined at the beginning of the session.
 
SESSION 2
Feb 6 - April 17, 2019
 
Wednesdays - 
including 4 Saturdays (mandatory) - 
Times to be announced in the new year
 
Cost: $250.00  includes textbook, materials, pre-assessment and video-conference tutoring (Live video-conferencing classes are recorded and students can access them online after they have aired).
 
 
Interview Readiness & Transitioning to the Workplace
 
Topics include online job searching, applying for jobs online, resume writing, and presenting and readying yourself for an interview.  These skills will give you the edge over those who do not have them.  If you're entering the workforce for the first time, re-entereing after a lengthy absence, or even thinking of changing careers, this course is for you.
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. Groups of 6-8 can call to arrange courses on specific dates suitable to your needs.
 
 
Bridging for Women
 
This program is designed for women who want to re-enter the workforce after an absence, who are entering the workforce for the first time, or who are thinking of changing careers.  We will offer personal development and employment skills workshops including resume writing, online job searching, applying for jobs online, interview skills and presenting yourself on the job.  You will be shown essential life coping strategies to help you gain the confidence to undertake an effective job search.  
 
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. Groups of 6-8 can call to arrange courses on specific dates suitable to your needs.
 
 
Grant Writing Workshop
 
Non-profits play an increasing role in our community and in many cases are reliant on funding they receive through grants.  Learn effective grant writing tips and strategies as well as how to find grant sources and availability to help your organization secure funding opportunities.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest. Groups of 6-8 can call to arrange courses on specific dates suitable to your needs.
 
 
 
Planning and Paying-For Post Secondary
 
Join us for a FREE session on planning for a post-secondary education.  This course is geared for students of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in planning for their future and gaining the resources to do so.  This two-hour workshop will give you the tools to help take that next step, whatever it may be.  The presentation covers topics such as how to pay for an education, how to build your "scholarship resume", trades and apprenticeship programs, resources for selecting a career, and how to apply to different programs.
 
 
Dates & Times:
 
Evening date and times TBA
 
Cost: FREE - Registration is recommended, as space is limited.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION LIFE SKILLS COURSES:
 
Understanding Your Investments
 
Are you overwhelmed or confused when it comes to investing?  A little knowledge goes a long way to simplify this seemingly complex topic.  You will learn the basics of investing with the intent of increasing your confidence to take a more active and informed role in your investment portfolio, no matter how large or small.  Topics of discussion include how money makes money, account'investment types, portfolio balancing, investment fees, and understanding performance.  This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
January 29, 2019
7-9pm, MDM Community Complex,  Room 10C
Cost: Free - however registration is required
 
Healthy Food on a Budget
 
This two-session course shows you how to create delicious healthy dishes that everyone in your family will enjoy without breaking the bank.  Join Chef Dawn Rigby and learn how to spot over-processed foods, how to get deals, and how to stretch your food budget.  Session 1 is an information session only while Session 2 uses these principles hands-on to make several nutritious meals.  Take one or both sessions and learn budget-conscious principles from a top chef.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficent interest.
 
Cost: FREE
 
Budgeting Workout: More Month Than Money
 
The gas bill is due but eh car needs work, while the cost of groceries has gone through the roof.  Learn how to create a spending plan and manage your money.  In this two-hour course, you'll learn easy and practical ways for improving your financial well-being by creating a budget that will let you pay the bills and sleep at night. 
 
Dates & Times:
This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: FREE - Free Childcare is available upon request
 
The Numbers Game
 
Numbers are an important part of daily life.  Many everyday actions rely on understanding numbers and basic math operations.  This course will be tailored to meet the needs of those who register but will be geared towards the basic concepts around numbers and their operations, measurements and problem-solving.  We can also steer you towards one-on-one math tutoring.
 
Cost: $10.00
This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Please call to arrange specific dates suitable to your needs.
 
Financial Literacy
 
This workshop gives you basic and practical information about money including understanding spending, borrowing, and saving.  We'll introduce you to ways to reach your long-term goals and help you plan for you and your kids' future.  Learn banking basics, mortgage and loan basics, borrowing strategies and basic investment choices.  
 
Dates & Times:
This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  
 
Cost: FREE - Childcare is available upon request
 
 
What to do When Your Job is Stressing You Out
 
While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your physical and emotional health.  Your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success and failure.  You can't control everything in your work environment, but that does not mean you're powerless - even when you're stuck in a difficult situation.  In this course, you will learn a variety of steps you can take to reduce both your overall stress levels and the stress you find on the job and in the workplace.
 
Dates & Times:
TBA- this course will run if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $10.00
 
Take Control of Your Life (And Possibly the Clock)
 
Why is personal goal setting so important to time management?  From a time management perspective, your life is a sequence of big and small choices and decisions.  It is those choices that you really manage, not the flow of time.  We will help you direct your conscious and subconscious decisions towards succes, building up your motivation to achieve your personal or business goals.  This course will help you set priorities and manage time to meet deadlines, set and achieve goals, effectively organize your daily actions, make smarter decisions faster and uncover better options.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: FREE - FREE childcare is available, registration is required.
 
 
Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
 
Conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of relationships.  After all, two people can't be expected to agree on everything all the time.  Since relationship conflicts are inevitable, learning to deal with them in a healthy way is crucial.  When conflict is handled in a respectful and positive way, it can provide an opportunity for growth, ultimately strengthening the bond between two people.  By leaning the skills you need for successful conflict resolution, you can keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing.  We will learn how to manage stress while remaining alert and calm, control emotions and behavior, pay attention to feelings being expressed and be aware and respectful of differences.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
Cost: $10.00
 
Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
 
Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful.  You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you're experiencing will never let up.  These are normal reactions to a significant loss.  While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.  You may associate grief with the death of a loved one -- which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief-- but any loss can cause grief, including divorce, or breakup of relationship, losing a job or retiring, death of a pet, or loss of security after a major life change such as selling the family home.
 
Join us as we discover that what you are experiencing is normal as well as tips for coping with grief and loss.
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
 
COST: FREE
 
 
FIRST AID AND SAFETY COURSES
 
Standard First Aid, Level C - CPR & AED Certification
 
This two-day course covers all the skills in Emergency First Aid plus first aid for other injuries and illnesses including head and spinal injuries, and fractures of the upper and lower limbs.  This course includes Level C CPR training and certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and  2-rescuer resuscitation) and AED training and certification.  Lunch is a half hour - please bring a lunch.
 
Dates & Times:
Please call 403-563-8516 to see what dates are available.
 
Times for both days are 9:30am-5: 00 pm  
 
COST: $175.00 which will include training supplies, manual
 
Emergency First Aid - CPR A (Adult) & AED or CPR C (Adult, Child, Infants) & AED
 
In this one-day course, students will learn to recognize and provide interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives.  Topics include CPR A - CPR and choking for adults or CPR C - CPR and choking for Adults, infants and children, shock and unconsciousness, severe bleeding, head and spinal injuries, major medical conditions, and AED Training and certification.
 
Dates & Times:
This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Please call to arrange the course on specific dates suitable to your needs.  Lunch is half hour - Please bring a lunch.
 
Cost $125.00
 
 
Wilderness & Remote First Aid
 
Many Canadians live, work and play in wilderness settings or remote locations.  They need first aid skills the and the variety at reflecting the specific challenges of their environment.  This 20-hour course aims to meet the safety needs of all those who are interested in the outdoors and the variety of experiences that can be found there.  This course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR plus strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours with an ill or injured person.  Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will be offered if there is sufficient interest (minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 participants).  
 
Cost: $205
 
 
 
SAFETY COURSES
 
Avalanche Skills Training
 
Are you a skier, snowboarder, sledder or other winter backcountry user?  Then this is the course for you!! Learn the fundamentals of traveling in avalanche terrain to keep yourself and others safe.  This introduction to avalanche safety skills course was developed by Avalanche Canada and provides 6 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of field work in the Rocky Mountains of Crowsnest Pass.  Instruction will include formation and nature of avalanches, avalanche terrain, and mountain snowpack, recognizing avalanche danger, stability tests as well as search and rescue.  Student, manuals transceivers, probes and shovels provided.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
Ths course will be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Groups of 6 to 8 can call to arrange courses on specific dates suitable to your needs.  
 
Cost: $210.00
 
 
Food Safety Training
 
This one-day course offers a Food Safety Certificate from Alberta Health Services and is designed to train and certify quick-service, full-service, chain and independent operators and employees to a national standard of food safety.
 
Dates & Times:
 
TBA - This course will run if there is sufficient interest. 
 
Cost: $90.00
 
 
 
 
Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course
 
This one day course is a requirement for anyone applying for or renewing a Possession Acquisition License (PAL).  This course will prepare the student for taking the Canadian NonRestrictedd Firearms Safety exam,., which will enable the student to complete the application for their Non-Restricted Firearms Possession Acquisition License.
 
The course consists of lessons on the history, operation, safe handling, storage and transport of firearms, and the exam;  The course is also suitable for anyone seeking a general knowledge of the safe use of all types of non-restricted firearms (ages 12 and up).  The registration fee includes a manual which needs to be reviewed prior to the class.  Please bring a bag lunch and photo identification.
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Please call for scheduled dates.
 
Cost: $150.00
 
 
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course
 
Participants wishing to register for this course must provide proof of completion of the Non-Restricted Firearms Safety course.  This one-day course includes: the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions; basic firearms safety practices; ammunition; operating handgun actions; firing techniques and procedures for handguns; care of restricted firearms; responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and the safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms.  
 
Please bring a bag lunch and photo identification
 
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest.  Please call for scheduled dates.
 
Cost $150.00
 
 
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System/Global Harmonized System (WHMIS/GHS)
 
This course will guide you through all aspects of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) including classifications, identification of hazardous symbols, information on Standard Data Sheets, and recognition and interpretation of product labels.  This course includes the new Global Harmonized System (GHS), an internationally recognized standard for hazard classification and communication;  By completing this course you can become compliant with Federal Regulations and improve your knowledge of an important system in workplace safety.  Certification is valid for three years.  
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest.  
 
 
Transport of Dangerous Goods (TGD)
 
This course will guide you through all aspects of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TGD) Act and Regulations.  It includes responsibilities of carriers, shippers and receivers, classification and documentation, safety marks, permits, and waste.  Certification is valid for three years.
 
 
Dates & Times:
 
This course will only be offered if there is sufficient interest.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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