Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Aid


Occupational First Aid Level 1- XOCH 0800
This 7-hour course equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must bring picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver’s license student card, BCID or passport.

Prerequisite: 16 years +
Fee: $105
Date: (choose only one)
   Jan 28; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
   Mar 1; Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
   Apr 13; Wednesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
   May 10; Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
   Jun 23; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
   Jul 27; Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Occupational First Aid Level 3- XOCH 0820
OFA Level 3 courses qualify candidates for certification by WorkSafeBC as first aid attendants in industry. TRU provides instruction in both the theory and practice of first aid. 16 years old Students must bring photo ID to class. Acceptable photo identification includes driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID or passport.  Course manuals will be available two weeks prior to the start of class. 

Prerequisites: age 16 +
Fee: $825
Date: Jan 30 - Feb 10; Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Transportation Endorsement- XOCH 0780
This course is designed to prepare Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certificate holders, with the skills and knowledge needed to move and transport injured or ill workers to medical aid.

Fee: $110
Date: (choose only one)
   Mar 2; Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
   Jun 24; Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Red Cross CPR/AED- XOCH 0690
Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. All include training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Courses offer training suitable for workplace or general interest. WorkSafeBC recommends workers take a CPR course approximately 18 months into their 3-year certification.

Fee: $95
Date: Mar 6; M onday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Wilderness Medical Associations
Wilderness Medical Associates International is dedicated to the development of remote and practical medicine around the globe. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments our curriculum, overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners has been taught on all seven continents.


Wilderness Advanced First Aid- XOCH 0332
An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time-period.

Fee: $495
Date: May 2 - 5; Tuesday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm

Wilderness First Responder- XADV 2030
The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical.

Fee: $880
Date: May 2 - 9; Tuesday - Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm

Wilderness First Responder Bridge Course- XOCH 0334
This bridging course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WAFA certification or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) certification
Fee: $495
Date: May 6 - 9, Saturday - Tuesday, 8 am- 6 pm

Wilderness First Responder Recertification- XOCH 0336
This is a recertification course for those who have a current WRF certificate or equivalent training of at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.

Fee: $485
Date: May 6-9; Saturday - Tuesday, 8 am - 6 pm

Red Cross Standard First Aid
This comprehensive two-day course covers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. The course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED. This course is recommended for students taking the Health Care Assistant program, RCMP depot, swimming instructor, and lifeguard.

Fee: $195
Date: Jan 20 & 21; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Red Cross Babysitter- OACH 0840
This course offers students key safety, caregiving, playtime and first aid information. They will learn how to start their babysitting business and how to deal with parents and children.

Prerequisite: age 11 +
Fee: $85
Date: Apr 22; Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm