Course in Biological & Life Sciences in North America

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Biological & Life Sciences

Law courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas. Some of these include regulatory theory, commercial law and intellectual property.

A master's in biological and life sciences will provide you with in depth knowledge about how life operates on earth. In addition, you will learn advanced research strategies that will allow you to conduct independent life research in the future

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Course - Winterline Global Skills Program 12 weeks

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 USA Cambridge Costa Rica San José Thailand Bangkok Cambodia Phnom Penh + 6 more

This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. [+]

Course Studies in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Winterline Global Skills Program: 12 –week Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. If you want to venture into the wider world, while also exploring the farthest reaches of yourself, this is the program for you. Skills Highlights: Scuba certification Cooking Outdoor skills Photography Mixology Sewing Teamwork Critical thinking Business startup skills Coral reef restoration Partners: Outward Bound Costa Rica BaiPai Cooking School Grasshopper Adventures Startup Institute CORE Sea Rancho Mastatal (Costa Rica) DATES Spring 2017: Feb 13 - May 4 2017 Fall 2017: Aug 28 - Nov 19, 2017 Spring 2018: Feb 23 - May 6, 2018 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, tents, hostels, dorms, lodges DEPARTURE CITY San Jose, Costa Rica RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $28,000 [-]

Forest Technology

Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Andalusia

The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. [+]

Forest Technology The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. A career as a forest technician involves a variety of challenging jobs including timber inventory, procurement, maintenance of forest roads, forest management, forest stand improvement, fire and pest control, soil and water conservation, wildlife management, harvest planning, logging, cartography, and surveying. Technicians work outside in all kinds of weather and have to do some office work. Like most professions, forestry is a high technology field with portable data collectors, geographic information systems (GIS), computer analysis of harvesting strategies, and decision-making models for forest management. The Forest Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of practical field skills. Students often have the opportunity to participate in forestry field operations such as control burning, stand description, running land lines, and development of forest management plans. The curriculum emphasizes forestry practices that are common and accepted in the Southeast. The training is sufficiently broad to assure the graduate of competing successfully for jobs throughout the United States. The cost of attending LBWCC is comparatively low. Financial aid is available along with a limited number of LBWCC Foundation scholarships. Forestry scholarship applications are available through the Forestry Department and must be submitted yearly by March 1. Topics Introduction to Forestry Dendrology Timber Harvesting Forestry Mathematics Cartography Microcomputer Applications Silviculture Forest Entomology/Pathology Forest Fire Control/Use Forest Mensuration Forestry Research/Management Forest Management Practices Advanced Forest Mensuration Job Opportunities Qualifies women and men for a wide range of jobs in the out-of-doors, principally at the middle-management level. A forest technician must be able to work alone, to make decisions, and to supervise small crews in the field. [-]

Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management

Fleming College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Lindsay

The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. [+]

Course Studies in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. The provision of potable water and the effective treatment of the municipal and industrial wastewater streams are growing fields in the environmental sector. The Ontario government has passed into law rigorous training requirements for water and wastewater treatment operators, in response to recommendations made in the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry reports. Under the Safe Water Drinking Act, operators require training and certification to run these systems safely. This one-year Graduate Certificate program in Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management will provide you with: The opportunity to do real, hands-on manipulation of equipment and data collection, learning about water systems operation in our labs and wet-work facilities. Faculty expertise to guide you in understanding government regulations on the treatment of water and wastewater in this highly regulated and changing industry. The knowledge needed to pass the Ministry of Environment Licensing and Certification exams for Water and Wastewater Operators. Project management skills, essential to your success in this field. Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills required to respond to emergency or non-routine situations as an operator or supervisor in this challenging field. Health and Safety knowledge and awareness training to assist graduates in a safe working career and progression into management roles. The knowledge and practical expertise to assist and lead organizations and government agencies in the provision of drinking water and the treatment of wastewater. Co-op Experience You will work for up to 16 weeks in a facility or industrial setting, applying your learning under the guidance of a mentor, during this paid, co-op experience. Please note: students pay tuition and fees for two semesters of study, plus a co-op fee of approximately $521.00 (to cover administrative fees related to the co-op). Students who start the program in September participate in their co-op during the late April to mid-August timeframe. Students who begin the program in January participate in their co-op from approximately the end of April until mid-August timeframe. Career Opportunities This program has been designed to be forward-thinking, incorporating industry trends, job requirements and legislation requirements, to prepare graduates for this work. Employment opportunities include work in municipalities with water and wastewater treatment systems, in water-use industries, in inspection or environmental monitoring agencies. Employment in this sector is expected to increase due to upcoming retirements, environmental factors and changes in legislation. As a graduate, you will be considered an Operator in Training and can use this program as a pathway to the Level 1 Operator. The 16-week co-op may count towards the 12 months of experience required for a Level 1 licence. With successive experience, you can progress into higher classifications of licences and subsequently into municipal management or government inspection roles. Employment opportunities are also available in industrial sectors such as mining and minerals processing, iron and steel, petroleum, power generation, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. Northern Ontario offers growing employment opportunities, particularly for those with experience in wastewater treatment in cold climates. International work in wastewater and water treatment, particularly in countries where water and wastewater infrastructure are being developed, are other potential career options. Trends to Note The management of urban infrastructure in Ontario will face challenges as a result of urban population increases, water quality and quantity, changes in energy supply and climate changes that may lead to extreme weather events. Aging, deteriorating infrastructure, new technologies and new infrastructure design are other factors that water/wastewater facility managers and operators need to be able to anticipate and respond to appropriately. Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT), located on-campus, is recognized internationally for its applied research, specializing in innovative and emerging wastewater treatment using low cost, high efficiency, environmentally-sound technologies. CAWT received $10.1 million in funding for applied research as of 2013. The Centre provides student learning opportunities through tours, lectures, participation in applied research lab experiments, pilot projects, field work and student-technician employment and internships. Program Format There are two, 13-week semesters, followed by the 16-week co-operative education placement. The program concludes with a series of presentations and co-op evaluations at the Graduate Field Summit. Laboratory and field work are incorporated throughout the program as are field trips to a variety of water treatment and wastewater treatment operations. Normally, course and lab work take place on-site for four days per week while one day per week is devoted to field work, site visits, and applied project work in teams. To be responsive to industry and technological change, the program is designed in a series of 10 courses (modules). This modular format provides opportunities for those employed in the field to take some of the modules that are of interest for professional development. For example, operators may be interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in areas such as project management and industrial operations. Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to: Utilize a wide variety of instrumentation and standardized protocols for the collection and analysis of samples and data required in the operation of water and wastewater facilities; Collaborate with individuals and groups in testing and troubleshooting equipment at various water treatment and distribution facilities and at wastewater collection and treatment facilities; Evaluate system design and operations based on current legislation, regulations and standards affecting water and wastewater treatment plants, scope and authority of facility permits and owner/operator responsibilities; Develop risk management strategies including emergency response and disaster preparedness for water and wastewater systems; Test and monitor microbiological parameters in water and wastewater applications and propose remediation strategies to reduce/ eliminate contaminants; Assess current, innovative and emerging technologies in such areas as water conservation, alternative supply (e.g. rainwater) and zero-discharge for the provision of potable water and wastewater treatment and their possible applications within the industry; Assess the sustainability of current infrastructure in water operations, considering maintenance plans, addressing future needs, energy utilization improvements, population growth and financing of water services. Manage projects in the maintenance, renewal, and replacement of utility infrastructure using project planning and project management tools. Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in an environmental or related sciences or technology related field. Applicants with relevant professional experience who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis. [-]

Study Abroad - Semester at SDSU

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 17 - 18 weeks January 2017 USA San Diego

The ALI offers international students an easy way to sample one or two semesters of study at an American university without going through the normal university admissions process. Credits earned [+]

Study Abroad - Semester at SDSU

Awarding Body:

San Diego State University

The ALI offers international students an easy way to sample one or two semesters of study at an American university without going through the normal university admissions process. Credits earned through Semester at SDSU are listed on a permanent SDSU transcript and can be transferred to other universities. There are two programs to choose from - students can choose to take general courses in the Semester at SDSU General Courses program or business courses in the Semester at SDSU Business Courses program.

Semester at SDSU General Courses - Students can enroll in a variety of SDSU courses at undergraduate or graduate levels with American students. These courses range from biology to geography, linguistics to fine art and music just to name a few. Students wanting to take business courses should enroll in the Semester at SDSU Business Courses program.... [-]


Pharmacy Assistant Program

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time 31 weeks Canada

The Pharmacy Assistant program provides students with the office, clerical and medical skills to offer the essential support required by Pharmacists. [+]

The Pharmacy Assistant program provides students with the office, clerical and medical skills to offer the essential support required by Pharmacists.

 

 

Program Objectives

 

Students will be trained in pharmacology, dispensing (community & hospital), inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. They will also receive First Aid and CPR training and certification.

 

 

Career Opportunities

 

· Pharmacy Assistant / Technician

 

 

Admissions Prerequisites

· Applicants must possess a high school diploma or meet the requirements for mature student status;... [-]


Medical Laboratory Assistant

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time 51 weeks Canada

The Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Career College combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a medical lab setting. [+]

The Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Career College combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a medical lab setting. This program covers a wide range of subjects including medical terminology, clinical laboratory practices, anatomy, physiology, laboratory math, biology and chemistry. Students will also gain a broad understanding of laboratory microbiology and hematology. In addition, students will also learn about safety procedures, ethical behavior and legislation related to this profession. Prior to graduation, students must complete a clinical placement in a laboratory setting outside of the campus. Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist in private diagnostic testing, public health, hospitals, quality control, veterinary labs and physician's offices or clinics. [-]