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General Interest

Please contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information for the following:

Babysitter Training Course
Conversational Spanish - Beginner
Home Alone
Money Skills
Photography Essentials

Babysitter Training Course • XSLF 0600 

The Babysitting Training Course enables the students to demonstrate their capabilities and maturity by completing the course under the responsible direction of the instructor. The course covers such topics as becoming a successful babysitter, caring for children from three months to school age, behavior and misbehavior of children, handling emergencies, caring for a sick or injured child, prevention and basic first aid. Students must attend all sessions and establish a passing grade of 75 percent on the final examination to receive their certificate.

Fee: $155

Dates: TBA

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Conversational Spanish - Beginner • XSPA 0300

This colourful culture will come alive once you discover its language, music and traditions with our instructor from the Hispanic world. By learning simple structures and vocabulary, you will be able to function and make contact with the natives in Spain and Latin American countries. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Fee: $195 (+ textbook available through the TRU bookstore)

Dates: TBA

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Home Alone • XOCH 0602

The Home Alone program is designed to provide children 10 years and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. The program focuses on small group discussions, problem solving, role-playing and instructor-led demonstrations. Instructor will remain in the classroom for a supervised lunch break. Students should bring a lunch, snacks and water bottle.

Fee: $123

Dates: TBA

Money Skills • XWRK 0482

Take control of your finances in this interactive Money Skills workshop. Workshop content will provide you with the steps towards making wise, and at times, difficult decisions regarding your money. The importance of personal financial planning and budgeting will be discussed and put into practice with in-class exercises.

Please contact 250.392.8010 or email to have your name added to our interest list.

Photography Essentials • XPHO 0610

Not sure how to get the most from your camera? Catching those memorable photos is always challenging, especially with children or during holiday get-togethers. If you would like to learn how to take a better picture with your camera, this course can help. 

This introductory course will cover:

  • your camera and accessories
  • controlling exposure
  • aperture and shutter speed
  • composing interesting photographs
  • using the on-camera flash
  • creating painless people pictures

Please contact 250.392.8010 or email to have your name added to our interest list.


Bio for Jesse Madden


Jesse Madden, Beginner Photography Instructor: Jesse was born and raised in Williams Lake and graduated from OUC with a Fine Arts Diploma in 1999. Jesse then moved on to being accepted into the Photography program, at North Island College where she spent 10 months immersed in nothing but photography before graduating with a diploma in 2000. Jesse did photography-related work in Victoria for 4 years before moving back to Williams Lake in 2005, when she then started Jesse Madden Photography in 2011.  She has been busy developing her photography style along with learning new techniques, gathering a wonderful client list and teaching others her love of photography. She is an outgoing, talented artist with a love of outdoor activities and nature. Jesse has a professional, easy-going nature that puts people at ease.


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