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Job Skills

Meet the Demands of Your Job or Industry

Whatever the demands of your job or industry, we can help you meet them through Continuing Studies at Assiniboine. We offer a wide range of individual courses and part-time programs, geared toward individual market needs.

American Sign Language

This part-time program teaches students a comprehensive understanding of American Sign Language from the alphabet to basic words and concepts, recognizing facial expressions, to describing objects and full conversations.

For more information, visit the American Sign Language program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Bartending​​​

Discover the perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience to achieve a competitive edge in your bartending career. Gain applied skills in mixology and garnishing, and learn the principles and practices of bar management and customer relations through this part-time program.

For more information, visit the Bartending program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Cannabis Industry Specialization

The extraordinary expansion of Canada's cannabis industry is generating a broad range of exciting new business and employment opportunities. This part-time online program has been designed in partnership with industry leaders to provide participants with crucial insights into the complexity of this rapidly evolving sector.

For more information, visit the Cannabis Industry Specialization program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

First Aid

We offer the following first aid courses; Standard First Aid (Level C CPR), and Emergency First Aid (Level C CPR), and Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS).

All classes are taught by Red Cross certified trainers. Upon successful completion, students receive Red Cross certification.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. If you cannot find a particular course you are interested in, please contact us at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

FoodSafe Online

As required by Manitoba Public Health, this course is mandatory for owners, managers, supervisors, chefs, cooks and other personnel responsible for purchasing, handling, preparing, and serving food.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course take?

Approximately 6 hours to complete 10 lessons + practice quiz and exam.

Do I have to finish it in one day?

No. You will have 60 days from the start date to complete the course material and exam. Lessons automatically save at the spot left off and will resume when you log back; however, the exam must be completed in one sitting.

I don't need the full course I just need to recertify. Would I still take this course?

Yes, you can by-pass the modules and take the exam.

When am I granted access to the course?

A username and password to access the course will be sent the morning of the start date but may take up to 24 hours to arrive. Please note that he email will arrive from noreply@smarteru.com. You may want to add this address to your safe sender list to avoid it being sent to junk mail.

What is a passing grade?

The passing grade is 70%

What happens if I fail the exam?

You have unlimited exam attempts, at no additional charge, for the duration of four-week course access.

What are the technical requirements?

The course platform works on most devices including laptops, desktops, tablets, iPads and most newer smartphones. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are the recommended web browsers.

*The exam is virtually proctored and will require a working webcam and microphone. Exams can be completed from any device including smart phone or tablet.

**Valid photo ID is also required to complete the exam.

When will I receive my certificate?

You will receive your printable digital certificate & wallet card from SafeCheck® within minutes of successful exam completion, via email. Be sure to check off (once successfully completing the exam) that you’d like to receive an emailed copy.

How long is my certificate valid for?

Upon successful completion of exam, your certificate is valid for 5 years, from the date of issue.

Heavy Equipment Operator

The six-week in-class program is delivered using three components: high-end computer simulation training, instructor-led in-cabin training on multiple pieces of equipment, and an on the job practicum placement.

For more information, visit the Heavy Equipment Operator program.

Home Inspection

Inspect the construction of buildings and their overall existing condition. Provide impartial information so homebuyers can make informed decisions when making one of life’s largest purchases.

For more information, visit the Home Inspection program.

Languages

Have you ever wanted to refresh or build new skills in another language?

Earn a document of achievement in multiple Conversational Languages, including French, Mandarin, Spanish, Ojibway, and Ukrainian.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. If you cannot find a particular course you are interested in, please contact us at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Master Gardener

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The NEW Master Gardener program is currently being developed. Click here to sign-up and stay informed as information becomes available!

Master of Meetings

Utilizing practical skill-building exercises, learn how to successfully run a meeting by improving decision-making, handling conflicts, building a collaborative environment, recording minutes and post-meeting follow-up with action plans.

For more information, visit the Master of Meetings program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Photography

Whether you want to start a career as a professional photographer or want to take it up as an art form or hobby, this part-time program provides you with the training needed to succeed.

For more information, visit the Photography program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Power Engineering 4th Class (Exam Preparation)

This course is intended to help students prepare for the Manitoba 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate exam through the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. If you cannot find a particular course you are interested in, please contact us at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Network Cable Installation

With the growing demand of high-speed cabling and network upgrades, companies are looking for skilled workers. This part-time program provides you hands-on training with tools and materials used in the industry.

For more information, visit the Network Cable Installation program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Registered Personal Trainer

In addition to being personally rewarding, a career in fitness gives you flexibility and independence in a growing industry.

This part-time program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council.

For more information, visit the Registered Personal Trainer program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Retail Management

Operating a successful retail business is becoming a greater challenge than ever before. This part-time program prepares you to take the next step with your career in the retail industry.

For more information, visit the Retail Management program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.

Water and Wastewater Refresher Courses

These courses are designed to prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. If you cannot find the particular course you are interested in, please contact us at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Woodworking

This part-time program provides the tools and knowledge to become a confident and capable craftsperson.

For more information, visit the Woodworking program or to see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue.