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Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Trades and Technology

Call 250.392.8010 for more information

Thompson Rivers University's Continuing Studies Department has many trades courses for both the public and contract offerings. From Class 1 Driver Training to Welding or Carpentry IP Upgrade, we offer a variety of trades related courses that are designed for the job seeker or for general interest purposes. If you have an interest in a particular trades area, but do not see it currently offered, please contact our Community U Manager, Julie Bowser at 392-8177 or email Julie at jbowser@tru.ca


Air Brake Certification - XDRV 0610

The Air Brake Certification course is designed to prepare students for examination by the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) for air endorsement to operate air brake equipped vehicles on highways and industrial roads. Emphasis is placed on air brake operating procedures and running maintenance.

The course is divided into six sections: brakes and braking, the components of an air brake system, how the basic system works, trailer systems, dual air systems, and pre-trip inspection. Students will view slides of an air brake component to show the purpose of the component and the airflow action through the component.

In the practical part of the course, each student will learn how to physically adjust brakes for procedure. Each student will learn how to physically perform a pre-trip inspection on their own. There are 16 hours of class-room (theory) and 4 hours of practical instruction.


Note: Please wear Steel Toed boots to class as you will be in the mechanics shop for a portion of the course.
Dates: (choose only one)

Fee: $225

Jul 13 - 15; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm (class is divided into 2 groups, one does practical from 1 - 5 pm, the other does their practical from 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm (class is divided into 2 groups, one does practical from 1 - 5 pm, the other does their practical from 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

Oct 20 - 22; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm (class is divided into 2 groups, one does practical from 1 - 5 pm, the other does their practical from 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

Nov 17 - 19; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm (class is divided into 2 groups, one does practical from 1 - 5 pm, the other does their practical from 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

Call 250.392.8010 for more information or

Register Online for Continuing Studies Courses


 

Air Brake Certification -Theory Only XDRV 0580

This 16-hour in-class airbrake theory practical certification course is ideal for individuals looking to pursue further training with Class 1 / 3 Driver Training and require Air Brakes as a starting point. This course is designed to prepare students for examination by the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC).

Instruction will include ICBC approved curriculum as well as intermittent hands on learning opportunities. Once the theory portion has been completed, successful candidates are encouraged to follow up with ICBC to write their air brake test and pre-trip scheduling. Please bring steel-toed boots to class.

If you would like the option for a pre-trip air brake inspection following the theory portion, please see Airbrakes Certification—XDRV 0610.

Fee: $180
Note: Please wear Steel Toed boots to class as you will be in the mechanics shop for a portion of the course.
Dates: (choose only one)

Jul 13 - 15; Thursday: 6 - 10 pm; Friday: 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm

Sept 29 - Oct 1; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Oct 20 - 22; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Nov 17 - 19; Friday: 6 - 10 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Call 250.392.8010 for more information or

Register Online for Continuing Studies Courses


Discover Trades

This 12- week program will introduce the participants to various trades including: Electrical, Plumbing and Construction.  Upon completion students will:

  • be able to evaluate their aptitude for working in trades
  • have more information about the various trades
  • learn safe working procedures
  • use hand and power tools
  • identify and develop Workplace Essentials Skills
  • Students will participate in hands on exercises/tasks and create several projects

Please call 250.392.8010 to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.



Small Engine Repair - XMEC 0600

This course is for individuals wishing to increase their knowledge of 2-stroke and 4-stroke small gasoline engines.  Practical tips and procedures for tune-ups and troubleshooting and ignition and carburetion theory will be reviewed.  This will be a practical course so students will need to bring a small engine (lawn mower, chainsaw, etc.) item to class. This course is great for hobbyists or those that just want to understand why their small engine is not working.

Fee: $395

Dates:

May 27-Jun 4, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays; 9am - 4 pm