Pacific Rim College is pleased to offer some of the most unique continuing education programs in natural health available anywhere. Below is a list of multi-week courses, most of which are offered several times yearly. If you are interested in shorter duration educational opportunities and events, please visit our Workshops page.
To register for any course, please contact the Registrar at 250.483.2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Building (NBT101A)
Instructors: Stephanie Enevoldsen and Bryce Ehrecke
Length: 84 hours/5.5 credits
Dates: April 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 6 (all 9am-5pm)
Location: Central Saanich (either Ravenhill Herb Farm or Tiny Tree Herb Farm)
This course introduces students to various natural building techniques, with a focus on cob earthen structures. Topics covered include pre-colonial natural building, landscape observations, ecological and passive solar design, foundations, woodworking, cob building and sculpting, finishing plaster techniques, roofs and garden structures (such as trellises and garden beds). Students participate in developing hands-on skills in foundation building, cob construction, woodworking, and natural plastering. In this course students have hands-on exposure to various natural building techniques, learn benefits/drawbacks on the various natural building techniques, gain experience in hands-on building of small earthen structures, have the opportunity to see projects from start to finish, and learn to make basic garden structures.
Intro to Biochemistry (BMS103)
Instructors: Bryn Elliot
Length: 45 hours/3 credits
Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays, April 30-June 18 (all 12-3pm)
Location: Pacific Rim College
Biochemistry is the science that applies chemistry to the study of living organisms and the structures that comprise living organisms. This course examines the chemical interactions within living cells that are essential for sustaining life. Basic principles of organic and cellular chemistry are introduced. Students become familiar with the structures, functions and properties of molecules involved in the fundamental processes of life.