Get the down and dirty FAQs about UNBC Online.
What types of online courses does online.unbc.ca offer?
UNBC Online offers three main programs:
- Environmental Monitoring Online Certificate
- Occupational Health & Safety Online Certificate
- Bear Awareness and Safety online course
With our certificate programs, the option is available to enrol in the entire program or take individual courses to upgrade skills. Therefore, individual enrollment allows students the freedom to take relevant courses where necessary, but eventually apply these courses to the relevant certificate if they choose.
Can I start my UNBC Online course at any time?
Yes. Our online courses have no assigned start or finish date, therefore, allowing you immediate access to your course.
What are the advantages of taking a UNBC Online course?
You can complete any of our online courses:
- At your convenience
- At your own pace
- On practically any device – computer, tablet or smartphone
Can I access old courses after having already taken them?
Yes. Online.unbc.ca allows students access to their online courses for seven years from the registration date.
How long will it take me to complete my UNBC Online certificate?
The Occupational Health and Safety Online Certificate is a 10-module program that examines:
- Fundamentals of Occupational Health & Safety
- Health and Safety Legislation
- Hazard Analysis
- Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene
- Fire Safety Planning & Systems
- Safety Inspections
- Accident Investigation & Reporting
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Safety Program Design & Analysis
Overall, your OHS certificate is approximately 300 hours to complete.
In addition, the Environmental Monitoring Online Certificate is approximately 60 hours in length.
The certificate’s 10-modules examine the following topics:
- Introduction to Environmental Monitoring
- Introduction to Environmental Management
- Sediment & Erosion Control
- Health and Safety Reporting
- Basic Sampling I – Water Quality and Spill Response
- Basic Sampling II – Mapping and Vegetation Ecology
- Wildlife, Bird & Amphibian Mitigation Measures
- Fish and Fish Habitat
- Construction Activities in Sensitive Areas
- Bear Awareness and Safety