This level 2 sea kayak guide training course exposes the student to the techniques and theory of ocean kayaking, equipment care and use, route selection, navigation, self rescue techniques, coastal kayaking hazard awareness, group management, tour guiding, and leadership. Coastal environment natural history topics are presented. Students learn ecologically sound ocean kayaking and camping techniques. This is run as an examination course for the SKGABC AOG Certification course. Students meeting the certification criteria become certified as Assistant Overnight Guides (AOG) with The SKGABC (Sea kayak Guides Alliance of BC).
Expand your practical skills in white water raft guiding for personal trips or prepare yourself for employment in the commercial white water raft guiding industry. Adventurous, water minded people will hone and build upon their existing white water raft handling skills and experience. Students will have the opportunity to challenge the BC River Outfitters Association oar guide exam. Students will explore the upper glacier fed waters of the Kicking Horse Rive, and other Rocky Mountain rivers around Golden, BC.
This course builds on the skills learned in ATBO 141 Rock Climbing Level 1. Students review and expand on their learning of the basic knots, safety procedures, rope skills, group management and climbing techniques used to climb on top rope climbing systems. The course then progresses on to some more advanced climbing skills, including lead climbing skills, and rock rescue techniques.
This mountaineering course will cover the fundamental skills required to travel safely and efficiently in alpine terrain. These skills will include the following: navigation with map and compass, knot tying, equipment selection and use, route planning, glacier travel, interpreting glacier morphology, crevasse rescue, snow, ice and rock anchors recognition and climbing movement. Students should be motivated to travel in glaciated terrain and to make some peak ascents.
This course is designed for the intermediate back country skier or splitboarder who wants to start exploring more complex avalanche terrain independently. This course will emphasize the practical collection and analysis of relevant data that an average backcountry skier or splitboarder would be able to use as the basis for making decisions regarding travel in avalanche terrain.
This course follows the curriculum for the Canadian Avalanche Centre Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 course. Successful students will receive a CAC AST Level 2 Certification.
This course continues to build on the skills learned on the ATBO 152 Winter Backcountry Travel Level 1 course. These skills will be reinforced and practiced at a higher level on a multi-day ski tour in alpine terrain. Additional skills, such as glacier travel skills, will be incorporated if necessary for our chosen multi day ski tour.
This course is offered as an independent study course which allows each student to focus his or her training into a specific area of interest or relevance to the student. The training must be agreed upon between the student, and the Adventure Tourism Business Operations Diploma Coordinator. Typically, this course is an adventure tourism industry recognized certification course of at least 40 hours duration. Examples of industry certification courses that would meet the above criteria include: - Canadian Avalanche Association, Ski Operations Level 1 Certification - Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Back Packing Guide or Top Rope Climbing Instructor - Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, Level 2 - Recreational Canoe Association of BC, Whitewater Canoe Instructor - Interpretive Guides Alliance, Professional Interpreter The ATBO 260 Adventure Industry Certification course is considered complete upon successful completion of the specific industry certification course as agreed upon between the student and the ATBO Coordinator.
This course is offered as an independent study course which allows students to focus their training into a specific area of focus that benefits each particular student. The training must be agreed upon between the student, and with the Adventure Tourism Business Operations Diploma Coordinator. Typically, this course is an adventure tourism industry recognized certification course of at least 40 hours duration.
This course provides the required skills for the student to perform the tasks that will be encountered in the practical phases of the Autonomous Systems Technician program. Theoretical concepts as well as practical applications are included. Safety concerns for the electronics industry including Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) requirements are addressed. Training will be provided in the use of small hand tools used in the telecommunications industry concluding with the construction of a small electronics project. Math skills used by a technician will be studied in this course focusing on the trigonometric functions and logarithmic functions which apply in communications systems. Training will be given in basic report writing including graphing as related to electronics.
This course provides the foundation required for the understanding of all electronic circuits, including basic electrical principles and components. The concepts of the basic quantities of charge, voltage, current, resistance, energy and power are developed. The student will use Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’sVoltage law and Kirchhoff’sCurrent law to analyze series, parallel and series-parallel Direct Current (DC) circuits. Additional analysis tools such as Thevenin’s theorem and maximum power transfer are also covered. DC test equipment will be used for measurements. General troubleshooting strategies and techniques are introduced, with emphasis on methods used to isolate faults in an efficient and logical manner. Students will apply these principles to troubleshoot problems in series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits. Electromagnetism is also introduced. Theory is reinforced with hands-on practice.
This course provides the foundation required for the understanding of all electronic circuits with Alternating Current (AC) sources. The characteristics of various AC waveforms are discussed and measured. The concepts and calculations of reactive values are emphasized. The student will study the response to AC of various circuit configurations and apply this knowledge to the analysis of Resistor Capacitor (RC), RL, and RLC circuits. Various practical applications of circuit configurations are explored. Theory is reinforced with hands-on practice and exposure to troubleshooting techniques.
This course is an introduction to semiconductor devices, including diodes, rectifiers, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, solid state switching devices and photosensitive devices. Theory of operations for these devices isstudied. Applications of semiconductors as switches and amplifiers are explored. Students will build circuits, test and measure operating parameters, and utilize troubleshoot techniques to problem solve circuits. They will also learn to relate schematic diagrams to their physical circuit counterparts. Theory is reinforced with hands on practice in this course.
This course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the student to install, maintain, and troubleshoot circuits which employ integrated semiconductor devices. The electronic devices covered are operational amplifiers, timers and voltage regulators. Practical circuits which employ these devices are also studied. Further training in soldering techniques for circuit boards is studied, including insertion and soldering of components, cleaning of soldered components and correct removal of soldered components. Theory is reinforced with hands on practice.
This course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the student to install, maintain, and trouble-shoot circuits that contain digital logic devices. The Binary, Hexadecimal, and Decimal number systems are described, andtechniques for converting from one system to another are introduced. Basic definitions and common elements of digital logic devices are introduced and explored. The digital logic devices covered include basic logic gates (AND, OR, NOR, NAND, XOR), logic functions, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, memories, and interfacing integrated circuits. Common representations of digital logic functions and circuits are introduced, including truth tables, waveform representations, schematics, symbols and Booleanexpressions. Practical circuits that employ these devices are also studied. The lecture material is reinforced by a series of lab assignments that develop skills in designing and creating prototype circuits using common logic elements.
Instruction will cover the fundamentals of LANs, routers, switches, router and switch programming, network standards, and terminology. Topics also include the OSI model, cabling, TCP/IP protocol suite including IP addressing and subnetting for both IPv4 and IPv6. A close look at Ethernet and the functionality of the Data-Link and Physical layers allows students to visualize and describe communication between computers and networks. Students will also learn valuable network troubleshooting techniques and concepts.
This course provides insight into the architecture, components, and operations of routers and ethernet switches in a small routed network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for more advanced functions. Topics include staticand dynamic routing, virtual LANs (VLAN), virtual trunking, inter-VLAN routing, Network Address Translation (NAT), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), port security, standard access control lists, and device discovery protocols. Students work withboth IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting.
Through the use of illustrative projects the student will explore the programming and operation of the PIC series of microcontrollers. The course will include lectures on Flow codesoftware with exercises and laboratory experiments to reinforce the lecture material. General microcomputer architecture and hardware specific to the PIC series of microcontrollers is discussed and explored. The research, design, and construction of a student led project will form a portion of the final mark.
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of electronics that are related to the transmission and reception of radio frequency (RF) signals. The course commences with a review of relevant basic electronic circuits including filters, amplifiers and oscillators, reinforced with selected laboratory experiments. Wireless communication fundamentals such as the frequency spectrum, noise, RF transmission spectral characteristics, channel bandwidth, and modulation/demodulation technologies will be covered. Information transmission in analog and digital forms is discussed. Frequency synthesizers and phase locked loop (PLL) circuits are also introduced.
This course introduces the student to the theoretical and operational analysis of Angle Modulation (FM & PM) schemes as applied to radio transmission and reception. Common FM transmitter and receiver configurations, technical specifications, and schematics are investigated. Students will receive hands-on experience with basic analog and digital FM modulation technology. Commercial FM radio transmissions are examined and students are introduced to advanced digital modulation techniques. The basic theory of spread spectrum radio systems and DSP analog is introduced. Laboratory exercises include programming and performance testing of commercial LMR radios. Basic concepts of LMR dispatching are introduced.
This course investigates Radio Frequency (RF) signal propagation in cables and through free space. Concepts related to transmission of the RF signal within cables and causes of transmission impairment are explored. Free space propagation of an RF signal as an Electromagnetic (E/M) field is examined. The properties of RF signals radiated by an antenna system will be explored. RF filtering systems are introduced, including cavity filters. The practical component of this course will include forward and reflected power measurements, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) minimization and Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) fault location techniques for transmission line systems. Antenna operational parameters will be measured,and cavity filter alignment will be performed.