KELOWNA • OLIVER • PENTICTON • VERNON • SALMON ARM • REVELSTOKE
CONTINUING STUDIES FALL 2020
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WELCOME We know the pandemic has impacted students’ travel and career opportunities in many ways, and with that in mind, we are here to help. Your education doesn’t have to be put on hold. Okanagan College Continuing Studies will be offering most of its certificate programs, corporate training services and general interest courses online and via distance education this fall. A small number of programs will be delivered face-to-face where in-person, practical training is necessary. These programs will be clearly identified in the brochure. This brochure includes a comprehensive listing of our programs and courses, including how and when they will be delivered. We are committed to serving our surrounding communities by providing access to the same high-quality education and training we’ve delivered for nearly 60 years. Have a question? Need help getting started? Looking for a course but don’t see it in here? Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you. – Your Okanagan College Continuing Studies and Corporate Training team
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4. BUSINESS
28. LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATIONS
12. COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
30. LEISURE & LIFESTYLE
33. TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP
18. EMPLOYMENT SKILLS
36. WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD
22. FIRST AID & SAFETY
NEW CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFO Okanagan College has transitioned classes to alternative modes of delivery as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While all physical spaces are closed to encourage social distancing, you can still access services remotely. Visit the Remote Services page at okanagan.bc.ca/covid/remote-services-during-covid-19 page to find contact info and more details. Find the latest COVID-19 updates, resources and FAQs below.
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ONLINE LEARNING, HERE’S HOW IT WORKS Five learning styles to suit different learning ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS: This training is like traditional on-campus classes where students must be in the class (virtually) at the same time. Synchronous courses are delivered and taken in real-time or “live” (virtually). ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS: This training doesn’t require students to log into the course and meet at specific times. Students can access course materials anytime. Work is more independent. ONLINE HYBRID: A combination of online synchronous and asynchronous learning. BLENDED: A combination of face-to-face and any type of online delivery style. FACE-TO-FACE: When learning occurs in person at a physical location.
ONLINE Learning is both student and instructor directed, with instructors usually providing instruction during the regularly scheduled class time (synchronous). Some online courses are offered without regularly scheduled class times (asynchronous) but the instructor is usually available and has online office hours. The more you engage, the greater the connections you will have with the learning, your classmates, and your instructor. KELOWNA, PENTICTON, REVELSTOKE, SALMON ARM OR VERNON Learning is delivered at one of the College’s campuses or a specified off-site location. It is a traditional face-to-face college course or for example a lab that is part of a course. We will respect WorkSafeBC, the Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned. TIMES If a time is specified, you should be prepared to be available at that time. If the course is online, you will attend virtually. If a campus is indicated, you are expected to attend on campus at that time.
Explore new directions or update your business skills with our professional development certificates and courses.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 66 hours KEL: 1. Sept 29 – Dec 10, Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan 26 – Apr 8, 2021, Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. PEN: 1. Sept 22 – Dec 3, Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan 12 – Mar 30, 2021 Tue & Thu, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. VER: 1. Oct 13 – Dec 17, Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9:15 p.m. 2. Jan 19 – Mar 25, 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9:15 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $624
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Basic Accounting Certificate Gain expertise in basic business accounting in this hands-on program. Learn accounting concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit. Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn customer and vendor-tracking for a merchandising business, as well as inventory concepts, sales taxes, internal cash controls and payroll preparation. Professional development opportunities: You can obtain transfer credit into the Office Administration BUAD 111: Financial Accounting I course at Okanagan College, as well as credit for specific courses within the Canadian Payroll Association Certification. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in accounting, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll and billing.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 123 hours Distance: Jan, Mar, May, Sept or Nov, Part-time DELIVERY STYLE: Online asynchronous PEN: Jan 12 – June 1, 2021, Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. VER: Jan 11 – May 10, 2021, Part-time Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $1,465
Bookkeeping Certificate Delivered online or in-person, this program adds to your employable financial accounting knowledge with advanced computerized accounting software and payroll administration skills. Gain the in-depth understanding needed to manage the complete bookkeeping cycle, from how to set up a company through to the full year’s business cycle for computerized accounting systems. Students learn: Excel spreadsheet software, Sage 50 accounting software and payroll administration. Graduates enjoy careers in bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, billing and payroll. Call us to inquire about taking individual modules in this certificate. You can earn credits towards the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) and obtain transfer credit into specific Office Administration courses (OADM 142 and OADM 152) at Okanagan College. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in accounting, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, billing and finance.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 144 hours Jan 11 – June 27, 2021 DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $3,960
Leadership and Change Certificate This applied leadership certificate is designed to enhance the character and competencies of learners and future leaders in five critical areas: enhancing personal credibility and authenticity; building team commitment; becoming positive change agents; building a community of learners and aligning systems, values, processes and structure to deliver results consistently. The course will be delivered in a blend of three online courses with a one-week residency held at the end. Employment opportunities: This certificate is geared towards those planning and preparing to take on a more senior or advanced leadership role in their career.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 138 hours 1. Oct 17, 2020 – Mar 28, 2021 Part-time online with three synchronous weekend sessions in an online delivery format Oct 19 & 20, 2020 Jan 16 & 17, 2021 March 27 & 28, 2021 2. Apr 10 – Sept 5, 2021 Part-time online with three in-class synchronous weekend sessions in an online delivery format April 10 & 11, 2021 June 26 & 27, 2021 Sept 4 & 5, 2021 DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $4,499
Project Management Certificate Project management skills are in-demand regardless of your field – from government to construction, IT to health and education to non-profit. This intermediate-level program equips you with project management knowledge, strategies and tools that can be immediately applied in the workplace to improve project performance. Gain hands-on experience managing a project through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing phases. The best part? You will enjoy a blend of interactive, online learning, as well as three weekends of valuable face-to-face instruction and networking time at the Kelowna campus. Suitable for project managers at all levels. Employment opportunities: Project managers work in a variety of fields, including government, construction, health, education, information technology, oil and gas, the not-for-profit sector and business.
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BUSINESS BUSINESS COURSES
SAGE 50 COURSES
Active Investing and Trading for Beginners
Sage 50 is an integrated computer-based accounting software program that is simple to use and appropriate for small- to medium-sized companies. Level I and Level II are entirely hands-on learning. Emphasis will be placed on performing skills used in reallife work scenarios. Students should have some previous experience or education in manual bookkeeping systems, and basic computer and keyboarding skills. Students will require to have the Sage 50 software to complete this training.
Learn a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, Forex and commodities. Are you interested in learning a professional strategy to actively invest or trade in any market, up, down or sideways? Learn where to buy and where to sell with highest probabilities. We teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools and techniques to read any asset price chart and how to apply that to your trading plan and execute it on any investing/trading platform. This program provides structured lessons with plenty of practice time during and in between formal class time. Please note that it is highly recommended that you have one large desktop screen to open multiple windows or two screens or two devices in order to view the course on one screen/device and use the other screen/device for accessing the simulator. Course code: MGR 228 Sept 22 – Nov 12, Tue – Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $950 + GST
Business Organization – the Legal Framework Learn about the legal structures available for your business. Should you organize as a sole proprietor, a partnership, a joint venture or a corporation? We will consider factors such as distribution of profits, liability risk and taxation. We will discuss unlimited and limited liability business organization types and when and why to use them, short and long term. We will also provide a high-level overview of business accounting obligations. Course code: MGR 423 Sept 24, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $45 + GST
Entrepreneurship – Are you ready to start your own business? Are you looking to start your own business? Did COVID-19 push you out of your current job and you are looking for other alternatives to make a living? Find out if you have what it takes to be your own boss and start a business of your own. This course will give you an overall perspective of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Course code: MGR 001 1. Oct 6 & 8, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Nov 3 & 5, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $144 + materials + GST
QuickBooks Learn posting data and generating reports with the most popular accounting software. Topics include bookkeeping principles, sales taxes, setting up a company file, chart of accounts, lists, centres, sales, accounts receivable, expenses, accounts payable, inventory, GST returns, journal entries, bank reconciliations, reports, customizing reports, report filters and memorized transactions. Students must have good computer skills, and may be required to complete a free computer fundamentals assessment test. Course code: COSS 003 Sept 21 – Oct 21, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $285 + GST
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Sage 50 Level I
Modules include: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Banking and Reporting. This course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be one night a week (Thursday) of online learning with the class and instructor, and the rest of the course work will be self-paced and instructor led. Course code: COSS 244 Oct 6 – 27, Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $270 + materials + GST
Sage 50 Level II Modules include: Payroll, Inventory, Time and Billing, Budgeting, Projections, Financial Statements and Year End. *Pre-requisite: Sage 50 Level I or equivalent experience There will be one night a week (Tuesday) of online learning with the class and instructor, and the rest of the course work will be selfpaced and instructor led. Course code: COSS 301 Nov 3 – 24, Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $270 + materials + GST
Transitioning to Management Part 1 This course identifies the skills and characteristics that anyone in a position of influence or leadership will find to be helpful and effective. No matter whether you lead a team of 20 or yourself, the transition to being more effective and impactful will require a blend of leadership and management skills. *All sessions will be recorded for those who are not able to attend each session. Course code: MGR 440 Sept 16 – Oct 21, Wed, 4 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $149 + GST
Transitioning to Management Part 2
This course lets the graduate of the TTM1 sessions look deeper into their process and habits. TTM2 allows the learner to identify the areas of personal impact as well as the impact on others from both the intellectual and emotional perspectives in both leadership and management of groups and themselves. *All sessions will be recorded for those who are not able to attend each session. Course code: MGR 441 Oct 28 – Dec 9, Wed, 4 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $149 + GST
Women in Leadership
Increase your value as a leader by understanding and leveraging your unique strengths while identifying your own biases and selfsabotage reflex. Discover what makes women well positioned to lead in today’s rapidly changing work environments. Know how to speak up and communicate with confidence, clarity and conviction. Explore ways you can influence and lead an inclusive workplace culture. Course code: MGR 422 1. Oct 20 & 22, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Nov 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $149 + materials + GST
Conflict arises in all workplaces and as a leader you need to know how to manage it. How we respond and deal with conflict defines the result. This course allows you to see the connections between responses and actions and then identify shifts you can make to build better relationships. Gain strategies for dealing with difficult people, having difficult conversations and providing meaningful feedback. Course code: MGR 326 1. Oct 27 & 29, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Oct 28 – Nov 5, Wed & Thu, 10 – 11 a.m. 3. Nov 9 – 17, Mon & Tue, 3 – 3:50 p.m. 4. Nov 20 & 27, Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES This series of workshops focuses on specific leadership skills required in today’s workplace (individual workshops below). This series enables you to discover your style of leadership and develop new leadership skills. Whether you are new to leadership or are a seasoned veteran, you will gain valuable personal insights and new strategies to apply immediately in your workplace. Delivery style: Online hybrid Tuition per course: $149 + materials + GST
Leading Workplace Teams
Goal Setting and Time Management Gain a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations into a planned approach and match your resources and timelines with your goals. Learn how to use your time effectively to keep you feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course ensure the time you invest results in solid and measurable results. Course code: MGR 327 1. Oct 14 – 22, Wed & Thu, 1 – 2 p.m. 2. Nov 3 & 5, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 3. Nov 23 – Dec 1, Mon & Tue, 3 – 4 p.m. 4. Dec 4 & 11, Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
You lead people and you manage issues; now you need to identify your strengths and challenges while developing your leadership skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require, how personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop realistic visions, manage change and promote innovation. Course code: MGR 323 1. Sept 16 – 24, Wed & Thu, 1 –2 p.m. 2. Sept 28 – Oct 6, Mon & Tue, 3 – 4 p.m. 3. Oct 2 & 9, Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 4. Oct 6 & 8, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m.
Coaching & Developing Employees
Engaging Your Workforce
A highly engaged workforce results in less turnover, better customer service and increased profits. Gain strategies for engaging and motivating employees to foster new ideas and identify solutions in the workplace. Learn about motivation, teamwork and the stages of teamwork. Course code: MGR 324 1. Sept 30 – Oct 8, Wed & Thu, 1 – 2 p.m. 2. Oct 13 – 21, Tue & Wed, 3 – 4 p.m. 3. Oct 16 & 23, Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Communicating Beyond the Basics
Coaching employees builds stronger relationships between managers and their team members. Through coaching, employees are supported in developing the skills they require to reach organizational goals and strategic objectives. This course provides learners with strategies they can use to ensure their employees are engaged in their own personal growth resulting in a positive impact on the organization. Course code: MGR 373 Nov 18 – 26, Wed & Thu, 10 – 11 a.m. Change is inevitable and not always easy. The goal of this course is to inspire you to lead during times of change by expanding your knowledge, skills and strategies that lead to successful change management. Explore reasons for change and factors that influence this process. You will also discuss the impact of change on innovation. Course code: MGR 416 1. Oct 28 – Nov 5, Wed & Thu, 1 – 2 p.m. 2. Nov 10 &12, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 3. Dec 7 – 15, Mon & Tue, 3 – 4 p.m.
Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn how to build respectful and productive relationships with staff and customers. Learn how you communicate, the challenges in communicating effectively and how to improve your listening skills. Develop a methodology to plan for any changes you would like to make. Course code: MGR 325 1. Oct 13 & 15, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Oct 14 – 22, Wed & Thu, 10 – 11 a.m. 3. Oct 26 – Nov 3, Mon & Tue, 3 – 4 p.m. 4. Oct 30 & Nov 6, Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SERIES: ADVANCED
Negotiating in the Workplace
Discover advanced tools and techniques to influence, motivate, inspire and lead your team to its full potential. This new series targets the skills that a leader needs to hone in order to shift themselves, their careers and their teams to the next level. From working on yourself by developing your social and emotional intelligence to finding creative ways to tackle complex issues and problems, you will discover what an ethical leader does and what you can do to develop a positive workplace culture. These are the courses you need to be the best leader you can possibly be. Delivery style: Online hybrid Tuition per course: $149 + materials + GST
Everyone negotiates, whether it’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate? If you are curious how to do it better, start by learning these skills and the tactics. Poor negotiations or a lack of negotiating skills can impact the bottom line and ruin customer relationships. They’ll come in handy the next time you broker a compromise at work, at home or even on vacation. Course code: MGR 429 Dec 2 & 9, Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Creative Problem Solving
Research suggests that successful leaders understand that to lead others, you must start with yourself. During this highly reflective and enlightening session, participants will cultivate an intimate understanding of the key components of developing greater personal mastery as well as enhancing the opportunity to internalize and generate an action plan for the four pillars of self-leadership. Course code: MGR 425 Sept 30 & Oct 7, Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Overcoming today’s business challenges goes beyond conventional thinking requiring leaders to be more resourceful and inspire the imagination of others. Using the creative process, you will learn how to unearth fresh perspectives and discover innovative solutions individually and in a team environment. Transform the way you approach problems and opportunities by understanding how to create an environment that encourages creativity in yourself and others. Course code: MGR 430 Sept 16 – 24, Wed & Thu, 10 – 11 a.m.
Emotional and Social Intelligence
Positive Workplace Culture
Leading from Within
Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence (EQ and SQ) are the capacity to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others and how they increase our ability to make good decisions, build relationships, deal with stress and cope with change. In this intriguing and engaging session, participants will develop a deeper understanding of these concepts and how to further develop these competencies to achieve greater success at work and at home. Course code: MGR 426 Oct 14 & 21, Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The character and personality of your organization defines the workplace culture: it is what makes your organization unique and attractive (or not) to potential clients and future employees. Creating a positive workplace culture takes time, planning and effort to maintain but it is something every leader needs to make a priority. Workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction of both employees and clients and impacts performance, efficiency and profitability. Course code: MGR 431 Sept 30 – Oct 8, Wed & Thu, 10 – 11 a.m.
Ethics in Leadership Ethics in leadership incorporates our vision, our values and our actions. Ethics dictate how we relate to, direct and support others. This course will illustrate how we define our lives, business and organizations beliefs, vision and values and demonstrate how they align with our leadership style and actions. Whether it is through our trust, honesty, consideration, charisma or fairness to others: our ethics guide us and let us know how to do the right thing in all situations. Course code: MGR 427 Oct 28 & Nov 4, Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Innovative and Critical Thinking Leaders in both business and the non-profit sector must be creative and innovative in their approach to challenges and shifting priorities. Innovation necessitates renewing, changing or creating more effective processes, products or ways of doing things. Support the future of your organization by including innovation as a catalyst for the growth and success. Course code: MGR 428 Nov 18 & 25, Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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ONLINE LEARNING WITH OC
Are you looking for flexibility? We offer certificate programs, academic courses and general interest courses that fit your life. Coming up this fall and winter: • Bookkeeping, Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate Programs • Academic, University Transfer courses in Arts, Business Administration, Health and Sciences • General interest courses in Gardening, Interior Decorating, Investing
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KELOWNA TESTING CENTRE Our Testing Centre specializes in hosting exams for other institutions and agencies. Also, if you are an individual needing to find an exam invigilator, the Testing Centre in Kelowna can accommodate your request. New to our lineup of exams is the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test. The CAEL test can be used to meet English Language requirements for admission into most Okanagan College programs.
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CORPORATE Your Challenge. Our Solution.
What is Corporate Training at Okanagan College? Corporate Training is about bringing ongoing learning into your organization through customized contract training. Corporate Training takes the same course content you see here, and turns it into a private offering ideal for a larger group based on your specific needs. It acts as a separate contract and an independent offering between your business and the College. Our customized training includes: • • • • •
Industry specific instructors Curriculum tailored to your needs Training at your location, ours or online Custom training dates Assistance with government grants
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What Training is Provided? Any of the courses you see in this brochure can be delivered as a private contract for you. Our areas of training include: • • • • • •
Leadership and management Workplace and supervisory skills Technical and computer software First aid and safety Team building opportunities And industry-specific training including: o Food, wine and tourism o Education and health o Horticulture and cannabis o Trades and apprenticeship
The City of Vernon and Okanagan College have collaborated over the past four years many times to develop customized Corporate Training programs for our staff. Their instructors are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and extremely helpful in designing and implementing the programs we require to develop capacity. Because of the tailored training, we are able to transfer the learning from the classroom to the workplace and measure its impact. â€“ Joanie Clary, Advisor, Learning & Development, City of Vernon
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Corporate Training with Okanagan College is streamlined and straightforward:
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Contact us and discuss your needs with our Corporate Training Specialist Receive a training outline and quote Finalize details, dates and locations, and sign agreements Work with our subject matter experts to tailor the curriculum Training is delivered with a constant College point of contact
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Grant Funding Our training is also designed to fit the needs of the WorkBCâ€™s B.C. Employer Training Grant. Successful applicants of this grant can be reimbursed for large portions of their training costs. Visit workbc.ca for more details.
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Gain technology skills to stay current and work efficiently with our hands-on computer and technology courses.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 500 hours SAL: Jan 4 – May 27, 2021 Full-time Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $7,955 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Advanced GIS Certificate Learn the essentials of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create custom GIS solutions using the most advanced programming and web development tools. Students learn how to use GPS technologies to gather data, perform GIS analysis and cover advanced topics such as raster analysis, working with 3D data and network datasets. In addition to an in-depth study of relational databases and how these databases are used within GIS, you complete two major projects of your own design and a directed project of the type you will encounter in employment situations. Exciting employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government and First Nations await those who have skills and knowledge to use GIS. Employment opportunities: A blend of theory and practical application ensures graduates are prepared to work in various employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government, First Nations and mining sectors.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 730 hours KEL: Sept 14, 2020 – mid-May 2021 Full-time. Theory online, practical skills in class Mon – Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $9,391 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate Do you dream of a career in music? Get started in the exciting world of music production, audio engineering, studio recording and live sound mixing. Our graduates are employed across the Okanagan Valley, working for major AV event services companies, or launching their own music careers and recording studios. Use industry standard recording studio equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital recordings, and work on audio postproduction for film, video, computer animation and games. You will gain a solid hands-on foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and live sound engineering. Employment opportunities: Technical positions in audio engineering and music production for recording arts, music, theatre, concerts, broadcasting, Internet, gaming video and film. Graduates find jobs as sound effects editors, sound mixers, video and sound recorders and video recording technicians.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 160 hours KEL: 1. Oct 1, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 10 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Accepting applications for Spring 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 10 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $3,320
AutoCAD Skills Certificate Get the skills you need to launch or expand your career as a drafting technologist or technician within all levels of government, or in an architecture, engineering or industrial design firm. You can also follow the career path of a consultant for a construction, utility, resource or manufacturing company. You will gain hands-on skills with industry-standard AutoCAD software in preparing technical drawings for a variety of manufacturers, including those in the machining, electronics and woodworking fields. You will also learn how to prepare working drawings for architecture, surveying, mapping and graphic arts. Employment opportunities: Drafting technologist or technician at architecture, engineering, industrial design firms and all levels of government, or in consulting for construction, utility, resource and manufacturing companies.
Note: Most programs have additional associated costs for textbooks, materials and GST.
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER COURSES Computer Fundamentals This course has changed format. It is now being offered to everyone as a self-guided online course where you will learn the basics of the Windows 10 operating environment. It will cover basic terminology, the desktop, icons and shortcuts, the taskbar, launching and closing applications, working with files and folders, and internet basics. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a free online assessment. *Pre-requisites: comfortable with mouse use and the ability to get online to access the internet. Students should use Internet Explorer to access the course. Students will receive a welcome email within three business days outlining how to start the course. Course code: COSS 004 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $20 + GST
Google Suite – Getting Started Create and edit web-based documents, spreadsheets and presentations alone or in collaboration with others. Store and share documents online and access them from any computer. Course code: COSS 340 1. Oct 29, Thu, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2. Dec 3, Thu, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $30 + GST
Intro to Adobe Fillable Forms Creating fillable forms using Adobe Acrobat allows you to convert professional, printable documents into user-friendly fillable online forms that can be saved and emailed to reduce the need for paper documents. Course code: COSS 080 1. Oct 22, Thu, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2. Nov 26, Thu, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $20 + GST
MS Office Fundamentals Learn three powerful and popular Office programs to give your work a professional edge: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn how to create, design and format Word documents. Get a taste of the powerful capabilities of Excel and develop skills in working with spreadsheets, as well as using formulas and functions. Finally, learn the basics of PowerPoint to create and set-up a presentation, including working with text, graphics, pictures, colours and animations. Course code: COSS 302 Oct 17 & 24, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $195 + materials + GST
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Small Business: Intro to Social Media and Mobile Marketing Are you struggling with your small business’ social media? This course is designed for small business owners who want to explore online marketing and have no idea where to start. You will be introduced to Instagram, Facebook, video stories and more to get you started. You will leave with Facebook business and Instagram accounts, as well as a quick peek at Facebook manager. Course code: COSS 329 1. Oct 13 & 15, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Nov 16 & 18, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $94 + materials + GST
Small Business: Advanced Social Media and Mobile Marketing Are you struggling with your small business’ social media? This course is designed as an advanced class for small business owners or employees that already have Facebook and Instagram accounts and want to produce more social media. We will review analytics of platforms, scheduling social media options, design and more. Course code: COSS 253 1. Oct 27 & 29, Tue & Thu, 9 – 11 a.m. 2. Nov 24 & 26, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $94 + materials + GST
IN-A-DAY SERIES Learn new computer skills or update your current skills. This series provides essential Microsoft software skills training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2019 for yourself or our employees.
Excel in a Day – Level I Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel 2019, AutoComplete, AutoFill and AutoSum and learn about this software’s wizardry with worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to enter data, use cell references, insert footers and make charts. No previous working knowledge of Excel is required. Course code: COSS 221 1. Oct 2, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Oct 16, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 3. Nov 7, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m. 4. Nov 17 & 19 Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $94 + materials + GST
Excel in a Day – Level II Take the next step with Microsoft Excel 2019. Learn formulas and functions, references, ranges, lists, data protection, advanced formatting, sorting and filtering, basic pivot tables and get an introduction to macros and VBA. Previous working knowledge of Excel is required. Course code: COSS 236 1. Oct 23, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 6, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 3. Nov 21, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m. 4. Nov 24 & 26 Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $94 + materials + GST
Excel in a Day – Level III
Word in a Day – Level II
Leverage the advanced capabilities of Excel. Learn how to create and customize formulas and build stand-alone applications in a workbook, including VBA coding and controls. Perform database, financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables. Previous working knowledge of Excel is required. Course code: COSS 277 1. Nov 20, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Dec 1 & 3, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $94 + materials + GST
Improve your skills and learn to use styles to provide consistent formatting in your documents. Use tables, apply backgrounds and insert, modify and edit items such as pictures, SmartArt and shapes. Previous working knowledge of MS Word is required. Course code: COSS 235 Oct 6 & 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $94 + materials + GST
Word in a Day – Level I Using Microsoft Word 2019, start with the basics of word processing and progress to paragraph formatting features such as indentation, bullets, line spacing and tabs. Explore document formatting features such as page orientation, margins, spelling and grammar check, and print preview. This course is perfect for a beginner or if you are looking to refresh and upgrade your Word skills. Course code: COSS 220 1. Sept 29 & Oct 1, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 27, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 3. Dec 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $94 + materials + GST
Build career skills for the 21st century Okanagan College has partnered with the Learning Resources Network (LERN) to offer UGotClass online courses and programs. Learn at your own pace with a range of topics such as:
• Business Writing • Boosting Your Website Traffic • Adobe Photoshop Essentials Search all of the courses offered through Distance Education on our website, okanagan.bc.ca/distance All of LERN’s UGotClass online courses are offered by LERN in partnership with Okanagan College. All credentials are awarded from LERN (not Okanagan College).
EDUCATION Build your career as a part of an educational team with certificate programs to help you grow.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 81 hours KEL: Sept 15 – Dec 17 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $1,921
Autism Spectrum Certificate Developed for individuals who work, interact and/or live with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this program provides a thorough overview of ASD. You will learn through both theory and practical application how to cope with everyday issues, as well as major life transitions. Multiple strategies, concrete suggestions and in-depth resources are provided. Gain the knowledge you need to significantly enhance your quality of interactions with people with autism in home, school, daycare, social work or caregiver settings. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest. Employment opportunities: Education professionals including school personnel and support staff, those working in a variety of professions that work with children with developmental differences, as well as families of those affected by ASD.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 447 hours Education Assistant Certificate KEL: 1. Sept 9, 2020 – June 17, 2021 Are you looking for a career that challenges and inspires you every day? Graduates Part-time work in elementary and secondary schools in B.C., helping children with diverse Two nights per week 6 – 9 p.m. learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory and 2. Sept 9, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021 hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching materials, Full-time understanding school curriculum and maintaining progress records. You will also develop strong observational skills. Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3. Jan 27 – June 9, 2021 Employment opportunities: Work in elementary and secondary schools, daycares, early Full-time childhood education and with individual families, also with organizations as a special (George Elliott Secondary School) needs worker. Mon – Fri, 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. okanagan.bc.ca/educationassistant PEN: 1. Sept 9, 2020 – Jan 21, 2021 Full-time Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Accepting applications for Jan 2021 Full-time Mon – Fri & three Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. REV: Next intake Jan 2022 Part-time SAL: Jan 12 – Dec 16, 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & frequent Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Sept 8, 2020 – June 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & frequent Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $4,172 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and part-time studies grant
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 1,100 hours VER: Sept 8, 2020 – June 25, 2021 Full-time. Theory online/Practical skills in class Mon – Fri & one Sat per month, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $10,710 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details. NOTE: Student kit approximately $2,000
Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate Are you ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist? Do you want to run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless possibilities in a professional spa environment, with industry-experienced instructors. You will learn the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa-level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials, waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps, eye lash and brow tinting and make-up foundations. A blend of theory and hands-on training prepares you for work in a professional spa environment. One hundred per cent of our recent graduates are employed in the industry. Employment opportunities: Graduates may obtain employment as an esthetician or nail technician in a spa, salon, cruise ship or destination resort. Alternatively, students can use the skills they have gained to launch their own esthetics business.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 120 hours KEL: 1. Sept – Dec Part-time Online and practical skills off site Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Accepting applications for Jan 2021 Part-time Online and practical skills off site Mon, Wed & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. SAL: Jan 26 – Apr 27, 2021 Part-time Online and practical skills off site Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 5 – Dec 19 Part-time Online and practical skills off site Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Landscape Horticulture Certificate Put your green thumb to work in a career doing what you love. Learn all about botany basics and soil science, including which ornamental plants are best for B.C.’s Interior. During the landscape construction component, dig deeper into plant selection, irrigation systems, installing turf grass, pest management, pruning and cultivating. This program will provide you with the training you need to work in the landscaping industry. Graduates are well prepared to take advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines, such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design and nursery propagation. Employment opportunities: Graduates find employment with lawn care and landscaping departments and companies, golf courses and cemeteries.
DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $1,284
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EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 272 hours Online: Oct 13, 2020 – Nov 16, 2021 Part-time DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $6,362
Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Get competitive with online, industry-recognized safety training. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enjoy a career as a health and safety professional in a variety of fields. Students will learn about effective health and safety systems, how to evaluate and continually improve health and safety systems, health and safety legislation, facilitation techniques, ability management, risk management, investigations and audits. Go beyond the development and management of a technically sound health and safety system to develop skills in facilitating a workplace that takes a team approach to health and safety and reduces the human factor in accidents. Employment opportunities: Graduates may find employment in a variety of fields including construction, forestry, mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture.
EMPLOYMENT COURSES The Practical Gardener This course provides a basic understanding of cultural techniques that will enhance plant establishment, survival and health. It emphasizes practical approaches and solutions to gardening situations and problems encountered by both the novice gardener and grounds maintenance personnel. Recommended for students with no prior knowledge of plants or horticulture, and also for persons already in the horticulture industry who deal with ‘home garden’ issues on a regular basis - eg. Garden Centre and Grounds Maintenance personnel. And, of course, it is ideal for homeowners who wish to take their gardening techniques to the next level. Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have 12 months from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: AGR 086 Start anytime Delivery style: Print-based distance education $336 + GST
Resource Road Light Truck Driver Training
This hands-on practical driver training course, offered in partnership with Overlanding BC, is ideal for new or experienced drivers who want or need to operate a vehicle off highway for recreation or in industries such as mining, forestry, silviculture, infrastructure management, wildfire, wardens or park rangers. Based in the field, this training covers the safe operation of light trucks, pre and post trips, vehicle systems, dynamic driving, emergency manoeuvres, resource road radios, road structure, vehicle safety, the psychology of safe driving, load securement, light self-recovery, negotiating hazards and much more. WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require that employees receive training and demonstrate competency in operating mobile equipment. This course satisfies this requirement for those operating light trucks in this environment. Official BC Forest Safety Council certification is issued upon successful completion of the course.
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*Participants must provide their own vehicle for this training and also bring a valid driver’s license and copy of a current driver’s abstract. All training is completed outside. Day one is in the OC parking lot, day two off campus in the bush. Course code: LAT 031 Kel: Oct 3 & 4, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $799
CANNABIS TRAINING Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest management for cannabis production. Please note when registering for the following workshops/courses that there may be an age requirement of 19 years of age or older.
Cannabis Business Fundamentals
This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the expanding interest in medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging industry and regulatory environment under development. This course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities within the cannabis space. Topics will include an examination of external environmental trends that influence the business of marijuana, health and safety concerns, market potential, and an analysis of federal, provincial and local policy on the industry. Course code: MGR 406 1. Sept 15 & 17, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 24 & 26, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $144 + GST
Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance
Learn about the current state of cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Act and the basics for ensuring government compliance around the production of cannabis. Explore how quality assurance and quality control are effectively used throughout the growth of cannabis, and the importance of standard operating procedures and the role they play in cannabis production. Course code: AGR 203 1. Sept 29 – Oct 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 2. Dec 1 – 10, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $259 + GST
Cannabis Recreational Sales
Are you seeking the title of Budtender, Cannabis Consultant or Connoisseur? Are you interested in being a pioneer on the front line of the recreational cannabis sales industry? If you are looking for the opportunity to get into a new industry or to transition from your current career, here is your opportunity to take control of your own education on a subject that has been forbidden for almost a century. This entry-level online course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of recreational cannabis and cannabis accessories, how to identify which factors are responsible for the consumer experience, explain the strict regulations that govern the retail sector, describe the differences between industry products and formulate a plan to succeed in a competitive new and exciting industry. Course code: MGR 433 Nov 2 – 27, Delivery style: Online asynchronous $549 + GST
Growing Your Own Cannabis
Growing your own cannabis and being self-sufficient is possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can control the quality of the cannabis and you’ll also have a new and fun hobby. Growing cannabis indoors or outdoors presents a unique set of challenges and the sheer volume of information available on this subject can be overwhelming. This course provides key information for selecting seeds or clones, equipment requirements and the process of growing cannabis while adhering to the legal regulations. Course code: AGR 201 Oct 20 – 29, Tue & Thu, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online asynchronous $115 + GST
Pest Management for Cannabis Production This workshop is for persons growing cannabis plants indoors or outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal cannabis, persons growing cannabis for personal use or persons interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of interest to persons working in greenhouse production of flowers and vegetables. The workshop will guide students through a review of the main pest problems of this cannabis production and discuss management tools that are effective and meet the requirements of Health Canada. The morning will be a detailed focus on powdery mildew and spider mites, the two key pest problems of cannabis. We will examine all options for management, either for organic production or with conventional pesticides registered for this crop. Course code: AGR 200 1. Oct 24, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Dec 5, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm Delivery style: Online hybrid $149 + GST
FITNESS PROFESSIONAL SERIES Fitness, health and wellness are important in today’s society, with people increasingly seeking help and advice from trained professionals. Prepare for a career in the fitness industry with courses in interdisciplinary studies in health and fitness. Certification: Fitness professionals have many organizations they can register and/or certify with, and should research the requirements of the organization they want to join. Okanagan College’s Fitness Professional Program meets CFES, canadianfitness.net requirements. Contact Helena at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have fitness program questions or want to make arrangements for other registering bodies. *Note: Prices do not include CFES exam fees (possible rewrite fees), ISA fees and registration or insurance fees. Dates for Fitness Education courses may change slightly, due to off-site availability.
Fitness Theory This 33-hour course is where it all starts. Basic knowledge is the key to success and safety. Topics include human anatomy, physiology, and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Explore movement analysis, basic nutrition and active living concepts. Gain the foundation for a career as a fitness professional or take your personal fitness goals to the next level. Course code: ITR 008 Sept 24 – Oct 29, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $299 + materials + GST
In this 42-hour course, learn how to apply your expanded understanding of kinesiology into movement mechanics and program planning and design, while learning correct and safe exercise techniques. You will gain confidence in your ability to develop safe, effective and efficient exercise programs for people with varied needs and goals. Visit community fitness facilities to practice using cutting-edge equipment and take advantage of the opportunity to build your own network of industry professionals. *Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course or college/university equivalent. Course code: ITR 001 Nov 3 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Dec 17, Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Blended (theory online, practical in small groups) $369 + materials + GST
Personal Training This 63-hour course thoroughly covers applied kinesiology, biomechanics, advanced weight training techniques, health screening, fitness assessment, advanced program design, nutrition, business administration, marketing, legal liability and professional ethics. *Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course and Weight Training or college/ university equivalent. Course code: ITR 015 Winter 2021 dates TBD Delivery style: Blended (theory online, practical in small groups) $549 + materials + GST
FIRST AID & SAFETY TRAINING
FIRST AID & SAFETY TRAINING Learn with our fully qualified First Aid instructors in an approved Canadian Red Cross and WorkSafeBC Training Centre.
FIRST AID COURSES Bloodborne Pathogens Explains the hazards associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens; how to prevent exposure; and steps that should be taken following exposure. Individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids during the performance of their work. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 4 hours Course code: HLT 222 1. Sept 16, Wed 2. Oct 14, Wed 3. Nov 18, Wed 4. Dec 16, Wed Delivery style: Online asynchronous $40
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Emergency First Aid with CPR (Workplace OFA 1 Equivalent) Simple first aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for those who want an overview of first aid & CPR for the home or workplace. Includes AED training and certification. Course code: HLT 014 Sal: 1. Aug 28, Fri 2. Sept 11, Fri 3. Sept 23, Wed 4. Oct 2, Fri 5. Oct 16, Fri Delivery style: Face-to-face $79 + materials + GST
We offer all Red Cross CPR and recertification courses as well as WorkSafeBC courses.
Psychological First Aid – Self-Care
Teaches principles of fire safety and appropriate workplace practices. Suitable for any employee. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 2 hours Course code: HLT 223 1. Sept 16, Wed 2. Oct 14, Wed 3. Nov 18, Wed 4. Dec 16, Wed Delivery style: Online asynchronous $25
This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Red Cross Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 1.5 hours Course code: HLT 221 1. Sept 16, Wed 2. Oct 14, Wed 3. Nov 18, Wed 4. Dec 16, Wed Delivery style: Online asynchronous $20
Lockout / Tagout Hazard communication system for employees working with hazardous materials or equipment. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 3 hours Course code: HLT 224 1. Sept 17, Thu 2. Oct 15, Thu 3. Nov 19, Thu 4. Dec 17, Thu Delivery style: Online asynchronous $25
Occupational First Aid – Level 1 This course provides training in basic First Aid and includes CPR. A WorkSafeBC certificate will be issued upon successful completion. You must be at least 16 years of age. Course code: HLT 016 Rev: 1. Aug 26, Wed 2. Sept 1, Tue 3. Sept 11, Fri 4. Sept 29, Tue Sal: 1. Nov 9, Mon 2. Nov 19, Thu 3. Dec 10, Thu Delivery style: Face-to-face $89 + materials + GST
Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others This online course provides a daily aid to facing the stresses of life, and helps participants gain an understanding of how to recognize when a person is experiencing distress and how to offer help without judgement or assumptions. Using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model, participants learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. Combine this course with the Psychological First Aid – Self-Care online course to further support existing wellness education programs. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 1.5 hours Course code: HLT 220 1. Sept 16, Wed 2. Oct 14, Wed 3. Nov 18, Wed 4. Dec 16, Wed Delivery style: Online asynchronous $20
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for anybody who needs training for work requirements, or who wants more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace, at home or at play. Certification: Valid for three years, Canadian Red Cross. Course code: HLT 009 Sal: 1. Sept 24, Thu 2. Oct 30, Fri 3. Nov 20, Fri 4. Dec 11, Fri Delivery style: Face-to-face $135 + materials + GST
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Introduces the TDG Act and regulations for handling and transporting dangerous goods. All employees handling or transporting dangerous goods are required to have this course. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 5-9 hours Course code: HLT 225 1. Sept 17, Thu 2. Oct 15, Thu 3. Nov 19, Thu 4. Dec 17, Thu Delivery style: Online asynchronous $40
WHMIS 2015 WHMIS is a hazard communication system that ensures workers know how to handle, store and dispose of products. All workers who work with hazardous materials are required to have this course. Available in English and French. Printable certificate will be emailed to students from the Red Cross. 2 hours, Course code: HLT 227 1. Sept 17, Thu 2. Oct 15, Thu 3. Nov 19, Thu 4. Dec 17, Thu Delivery style: Online asynchronous $45
HEALTH Train for a meaningful career or advance your skills in the health care field while meeting the needs of families and communities.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 120 hours KEL: Sept 9, 2020 – Feb 2021 Part-time Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. VER: Accepting applications Jan 2021 Part-time Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate
DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid TUITION: $1,578
PROGRAM LENGTH: 302 hours Online: Sept 2020 – June 2021 Part-time DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid, practicum face-to-face TUITION: $6,342
Are you interested in a rewarding career within a dental office? In this program you will learn about dentistry and routine dental procedures, as well as maintaining electronic patient records, dealing with insurance forms and making appointments. You will also develop effective verbal and written communication skills and professionalism in the dental office. Employment opportunities: Graduates are employed by medical and dental offices throughout the public and private sectors.
Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate Are you a practicing RN or LPN looking to advance your nursing career? This online course is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of endoscopic (GI) nursing. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, pre- and post-nursing care for gastroenterology procedures performed in the ambulatory care setting, as well as the handling and care of scopes and accessories.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 814 hours Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate KEL: 1. Sept 28, 2020 – May 2021 Are you interested in playing an integral part in disease prevention within a medical Full-time setting? This program will equip you with the skills to combat micro-organisms and Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. create safe and hygienic environments for patients. You will gain in-depth knowledge of some Fri required aseptic techniques, infection control, cleaning, sterilization, the handling and storage of 2. May – Dec 2021 sterile supplies and decontamination procedures. Full-time Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Professional opportunities: Graduates are eligible to write exams for the Certified some Fri required Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, Personnel Certification through the Canadian DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid, practicum face-to-face TUITION: $5,056
Standards Association, as well as the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.
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PROGRAM LENGTH: 336 hours Online: 1. Sept 8, 2020 – May 7, 2021 Part-time Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2. Accepting applications for Sept 2021 Part-time DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid, practicum face-to-face TUITION: $3,699
Medical Office Assistant Certificate Are you ready for a rewarding career as a medical office assistant, medical office receptionist or hospital ward secretary? This program will equip you with effective verbal and written communication skills using medical terminology, as well as time management skills. You will gain in-depth knowledge of medical office procedures, including computerized medical billing, medical office guidelines, and medical and legal ethical standards. Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities, health service agencies and complementary health offices (RMT, chiropractor, acupuncture, etc.).
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HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 439 hours KEL: Sept 8, 2020 – Apr 2021 + practicum Part-time Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PEN: Sept 8, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Part-time Sept 8 – Nov 5, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov 14 – May, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Sept 8, 2020 – May 2021 + practicum Part-time Sept 8 – Nov 5, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov 14 – May, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate Are you ready to be a key member of a hospital health care team? This program will equip you with the practical skills to assemble and maintain patient charts, and handle the admission, transfer and discharge of patients. You will also learn how to process doctors’ orders relating to medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as surgical or treatment plans. Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid, practicum face-to-face TUITION: $5,504 PROGRAM LENGTH: 421 hours Sept 2020 – July 2021 Part-time DELIVERY STYLE: Online hybrid, practicum face-to-face TUITION: $7,500
Perianesthesia Nursing Certificate Are you a practicing RN looking to advance your nursing career? This online program is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of perianesthesia (PAR) nursing. This program includes theory, demonstrations and practical skills education in perianesthesia work areas. Topics include pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative care considerations for all perianesthesia phases with a focus on Phase 1.
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Autism: An Understanding of the Spectrum
Prenatal Condensed Series
The diagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in North America continue to rise dramatically and yet ASD is an enormous mystery to most people. This course is designed to give you a thorough and autism-friendly introduction to ASD. The instructor will share practical information, strategies and handy resource tips for anyone living or working with persons on the autism spectrum. Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE. Course code: BAED 038 Oct 21 – Nov 4, Wed, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $209 + GST
Our Prenatal Classes allow the mother-to-be and her support person to gain essential knowledge of a healthy pregnancy, learn the important practical skills for a positive childbirth experience, and receive valuable information on early care of the newborn. Our childbirth educators work in partnership with health professionals in our communities.
COVID-19 Hazards, Risks, Controls & Communication This course provides learners with the skills necessary to direct COVID-19 risk management practices in the workplace. Using a proactive assessment approach, learners will identify hazards and corresponding risks, and apply appropriate mitigating controls. Risk communication facilitation will also be explored. Course code: HLT 230 Sept 24, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $35 + GST
COVID-19 Strategies: Wellness, Mental Health and Stress This course provides learners with strategies to promote wellness, mental health and manage COVID-19 related stress. Learners will explore a multitude of topics including fatigue, healthy food choices, fear and anxiety, and the selection and use of COVID-19 related personal protective equipment (PPE). Course code: HLT 229 Sept 22, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $35 + GST
Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Subsidy may be available; please ask for details when registering. Prenatal classes are currently being delivered in an online format due to COVID-19 and social distancing. You will need a computer or electronic device including video and audio to participate in this course. No hospital tours are available at this time. Course code: HLT 022 Kel: 1. Sept 12 & 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2. Oct 10 & 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 3. Nov 7 & 14, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 4. Dec 5 & 12, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pen: 1. Sept 14 – 21, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 2. Oct 19 – 26, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 3. Nov 23 – 30, Mon & Tue, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Rev: 1. Sept 14 – 17, Mon – Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 2. Oct 26 – 29, Mon – Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 3. Dec 7 – 11, Mon – Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sal: 1. Sept 11 – 13, Fri, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Sat & Sun, 9 – 11:50 a.m. 2. Oct 23 – 25, Fri, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Sat & Sun, 9 – 11:50 a.m. 3. Dec 4 – 6, Fri, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Sat & Sun, 9 – 11:50 a.m. Ver: 1. Sept 21, 23 & 30, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 2. Oct 20 – 27, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 3. Nov 17 – 24, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $85 + GST
Introduction to Dental Assisting (DENT 001) Designed for individuals not currently employed in the dental field who are considering a career as a dental assistant. This course provides information and activities to introduce students to the dental profession and enables individuals to make an informed choice with respect to a dental assisting career. This is a nonacademic course. Point Value: 1; used for selection criteria for the Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College. Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have four weeks from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: HLT 092 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $79
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LAUNGUAGES & COMMUNICATION Enrich your communication skills by learning a new language or exploring writing courses.
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LANGUAGES Spanish for the Absolute Beginner This course will move at a relaxed pace and is designed for people who have no prior knowledge of the Spanish language. This is a great course for people who want to get their feet wet one toe at a time. You will have a taste of the Spanish language by learning basic vocabulary and greetings at a relaxed, slow pace. Course code: HUM 154 Sept 10 – Oct 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $139 + GST
Spanish Level I Emphasis will be on verbal communication and will focus on the skills you need to make yourself understood, as well as gain a foundation for further acquisition of Spanish language skills. Course code: HUM 002 Oct 20 – Nov 26, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $159 + GST
WRITING Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part I This online course offers students the opportunity to complete half of a book-length manuscript in fiction (novel or short-story collection) or creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essays or literary journalism). They will receive individual guidance from an acclaimed professional author, either Alix Hawley or Melanie Murray, including extensive feedback customized to their work’s specific needs. Students will make regular submissions over a 13-week period (to a maximum of 40,000 words). Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have 13 weeks from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: HUM 054 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $1,500 + GST
Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part II
This online course offers students the opportunity to complete the second half of a book-length manuscript in fiction (novel or short story collection) or creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essays or literary journalism). They will receive individual guidance from an acclaimed professional author, either Alix Hawley or Melanie Murray, including extensive feedback customized to their work’s specific needs. Students will make regular submissions over a 13-week period (to a maximum of 40,000 words). Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have 13 weeks from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: HUM 056 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $1,500 + GST
Writing a Memoir: Step by Step Is writing a memoir on your bucket list? The time to start is now. Capturing your life experiences on paper is a worthwhile mission that will benefit you and countless others. The goal of this online course is to set you up for memoir success, by walking you through the process step by step. The course contains 10 lessons that will prepare your mind, help you to organize your thoughts and motivate you to start writing. Each lesson leads to a writing assignment of 500-1,000 words that will become pieces of the first draft of your memoir. Each assignment will receive ratings and feedback to help you grow your writing pursuits. Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have six months from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: COA 275 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $549 + GST
English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) in Salmon Arm & Revelstoke The ESLSAP program is FREE for eligible newcomers to Canada. This program is designed to help new Canadians improve their English through small group language instruction and weekly meetings with volunteer tutors. The participants will learn about local community services and receive help preparing for citizenship exams. New learners are always welcome The ESLSAP offers: • Weekly English Language Practice Groups o Learner-centered, small group instruction that is focused on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills o Discussion topics include: employment, healthcare, banking, education, Canadian history and culture, stages of cultural adaptation and much more • Field trips and guest speakers • One-to-one tutoring • Social events The ESLSAP will help you: • Improve your English while making new friends • Learn more about Canada and Canadian society • Receive information about local community services For more information, contact: Olia Bullen, B.Ed., ESLSAP Instructor & Coordinator 250-832-2126, ext. 8237 firstname.lastname@example.org Leanne Humphrey, Coordinator and Settlement Worker 250-837-4235, ext. 6502 email@example.com Aaron Orlando, Instructor 250-837-4235, ext. 6516 firstname.lastname@example.org
LEISURE STUDIES Make lifelong learning a habit and encourage your creative growth with leisure studies courses.
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LEISURE COURSES A World of Change: Climate and Community By 2100, if we continue to develop as we are today, the earth will be virtually unrecognizable. The future is uncertain, yet there are things we know and things we can do. This workshop addresses how a changing climate might impact nations, communities, societies and families in the coming years, and explores opportunities to collectively and individually respond now. Through facilitated discussions, participants will envision life in the Okanagan Valley in the distant future, not-so-distant and immediate future. The goal is to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of how the choices made today impact the quality of life in current and for future generations. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own vision of the Okanagan Valley, share their ideas with others, and identify key opportunities to shift to low carbon development in the region. The goal is to identify common visions and consider plans of action that proactively address the biggest issue of the 21st century. The workshop program will be co-facilitated with community partners active on issues of climate change and climate action. Course code: PIR 716 Nov 2 - 13, Asynchronous (Moodle) & Nov 14, Synchronous (Collaborate) students will attend an online workshop from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Delivery style: Online hybrid $25 + GST
Interior Decorating This exciting online course will cover topics from the first rough floor plan to the final accessory. This course will appeal to anyone interested in decorating their own homes with confidence, those working in the retail decor industry or anyone considering the first step toward an interior decorating career. Topics covered include basic principles and elements of decorating, floor plans, furniture and fabrics, focal points, color schemes, window treatments, floor and wall treatments, lighting and accessories. Students will receive a welcome email within three business days of registration with information on how to start the course. Students will then have two months from the date of the welcome email to complete the course. Register anytime. Course code: FA 016 Start anytime Delivery style: Online asynchronous $225 + GST
Sharpen Your Photographer’s Eye What stops you from really seeing the photo you want? Demolish the barriers to your creativity. Feel yourself empowered to think and express yourself more creatively. Get beyond looking at an interesting subject and snapping off a shot. Learn how to compose an image and develop an awareness of what’s really going on in the viewfinder – before you trigger the shutter. Course code: COA 173 Oct 16 & 18: Fri, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sun, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $59 + GST
What’s Your Super Power and How Will You Choose to Grow? The EQi 2.0 is a scientifically validated assessment that measures the way we operate in the world. Assessing and evaluating our own emotional intelligence can provide information that will help set targeted development goals and lead to dramatic increases in performance and interaction with others. After a brief online portion, your results are reviewed by an EQi certified coach via FaceTime or Skype. During this one-hour session you and your coach will focus on understanding the results as well as strategizing for development in whatever area(s) you choose. Course code: PIR 710 Start anytime Delivery style: Online hybrid $455 + GST
Wild Mushroom Identification Ever wondered whether those colourful orange or purple mushrooms you saw in the woods are safe to eat? Thousands of varieties of mushrooms grow in North America; gain the skills to identify this fascinating group of plants. Be prepared to walk one to three kilometers on two field trips scheduled for the weekend classes. Course code: PIR 010 Sal: Sept 15, Tue, 6:30 – 9:20 p.m., Sept 19, Sat, 9:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. & Sept 26, Sat, 9:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $64 + GST
FINANCIAL, RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Advanced Estate Planning Explore some of the more complex planning options that are available to you. This course will illustrate what problems can arise when estates are poorly planned, including a failure to properly establish mental capacity and the new onus of proof with regard to undue influence. We will then look at planning options to minimize probate fees and taxes payable by your estate, planning options for beneficiaries with disabilities, substance abuse issues and spendthrift problems. Finally, the course will cover the problems (and solutions) faced by couples who are in a second marriage. Course code: PIR 543 Dec 1, Tue, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $45 + GST
Basic Estate Planning Learn about the documents that are needed for a basic estate plan. Estate planning topics will include: the purpose of a will, alternatives to a will, the probate process, the tax consequences of dying, important provisions that should be in your will and some general information about avoiding disputes after your death. Incapacity planning topics will include the nature and purpose of a Power of Attorney vs. a Health Care Representation Agreement, the main uses (and abuses) of these documents and some tips on drafting. Course code: PIR 542 Oct 28, Wed, 3 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $45 + GST
LEISURE STUDIES Planning for Incapacity – Financial & Health Care Decisions
The Role of Executor: The Blessing and The Curse
Learn about the documents that are needed for basic incapacity planning. We will discuss how incapacity documents differ from wills, the nature and purpose of Health Care Representation Agreements, Advanced Directives and Powers of Attorney, how these documents work together, when they become effective, the main uses (and abuses) of each as well as how to choose the right representatives and some tips on drafting. We will also discuss the legal process of Medical Assistance in Dying. Documents covered: Powers of Attorney, Health Care Representation Agreements, Advanced Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying. Course code: PIR 717 Nov 25, Wed, 3 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $45 + GST
Risks of Retirement Find out how to ensure that you are in the best income situation for retirement. This workshop will discuss making your money last, maintaining your lifestyle, protecting your assets, spending well, staying healthy and leaving a legacy. Course code: PIR 067 Oct 20, Tue, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $24 + GST
Tax & Estate Planning During this one-evening session, discover why you should have a will. Explore estate planning issues, why you need a power of attorney and a representation agreement, how probate is calculated, how to avoid probate and whether or not probate is a good idea. Course code: PIR 069 Oct 27, Tue, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $24 + GST
If you have been named as an executor or co-executor, you likely have questions about your responsibilities. This session will cover the main issues faced by executors: making sure you are dealing with a valid last will, the probate process, decisions the executor must make early in the administration, protecting estate assets, the executor’s personal financial responsibilities, fees and expenses that can be charged to the estate, and dealing with beneficiaries, the court, government, banks and the Canada Revenue Agency. Course code: PIR 153 1. Oct 7, Wed, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2. Nov 26, Thu, 3 – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $45 + GST
Women & Money This workshop is for women preparing to retire and will discuss building wealth, protecting your income, planning for your retirement and maintaining your financial independence. As well as tax saving opportunities and managing your finances after the loss of a spouse. Course code: PIR 695 Nov 10, Tue, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $24 + GST
Your Retirement Paycheque Are you preparing for retirement? What are your retirement goals? What is your retirement number? Do you understand your sources of income? In this workshop you will learn to calculate your income needs, tax advantages of additional savings ideas, consider asset protection strategies, how to fill the gap and invest for the long term. Course code: PIR 234 Nov 3, Tue, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $24 + GST
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TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP
APPRENTICESHIP Master skills taught by industry-leading instructors while gaining hands-on experience in the trades. Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection This 20-hour course comprises both the pre-trip inspection and the theory component of Airbrakes Endorsement. Completion of this course is required in order to write the ICBC Airbrakes examination. A valid B.C. driver’s license is required. Students must obtain a copy of the Driving Commercial Vehicles booklet from ICBC prior to the course start date. Course code: LAT 009 Kel: 1. Aug 29 & 30, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2. Sept 12 & 13, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 3. Sept 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 4. Oct 3 & 4, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5. Oct 24 & 25, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 6. Nov 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 7. Nov 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 8. Dec 12 & 13, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $195
Boiler Safety This course consists of eight hours of classroom theory and practical hands-on experience to prepare an individual to write the exam at Technical Safety BC. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of safe operation of heating plants and emergency procedures to be followed by non-licensed personnel. This meets the criteria for the “Boiler Basic Safety Awareness Certificate” exam administered by Technical Safety BC. There are no course prerequisites and anyone is welcomed to attend. Course code: CON 091 Kel: 1. Sept 26, Sat, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Nov 28, Sat, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $345
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Electrical Code Course for FSR ABC
Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program
This course is designed for electrical journeypersons who require their Field Safety Representative designation. Group 1 - ABC provides an unrestricted license. Course code: ELC 008 1. Aug 29 – Oct 24, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Oct 31 – Dec 19, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3. Jan 9 – Feb 27, 2021, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4. Mar 20 – May 8, 2021, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $1,075 (+ textbook)
This 20-hour course will cover the inspection requirements for private and commercially licensed vehicles, most commercially licensed trailers and all buses and taxis. Course code: LAT 006 Kel: Jan 9, 16 & 17, 2021, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $355 (+ textbook)
Electrical Safety for Qualified Persons Workshop This is a one-day workshop for workers that may be exposed to electrical hazards: electricians, apprentices, service techs, supervisor and managers. This is a competency workshop. Certificate of completion and comprehension will be issued. Course code: ELC 018 1. Sept 12, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2. Nov 14, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 3. Jan 23, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $275
Forklift Truck Operator – New Operator This 16-hour course will take the operator through the safe operating techniques of a forklift and make them aware of the industry standard for safe forklift operations. No previous experience necessary. Course code: CON 042 Kel: Oct 3 & 4, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: Sept 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $290 (includes manual)
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Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 Practical Re-Assessment Challengers are required to bring a professional uniform and knife sets. Course code: PS 113 (PC 1); PS 112 (PC2), PS 111 (PC3) Kel: Oct 24, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $475
TRADES KIDS OC Junior Carpentry: Grades 4-6 Have you ever wanted to develop your carpentry skills or build your own furniture? In this course students will have the opportunity to design and build their own custom woodworking projects. *Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required in the shop area. CAMP 2005 Kel: Sept 12 – 20, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $290
Concrete Creations: Grades 4-6 Unleash your inner concrete engineer. With molds, decorations, paint and your imagination you can create anything! Design, craft and decorate your own custom projects. Expect to get your hands dirty in this mucky cool course. *Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required. Wear clothes you are okay with getting mucky. CAMP 2507 Kel: Oct 17 – 25, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $290
Intro to Trades: Grades 7-9
Have you ever wondered what the Trades are all about? Then you’re in luck with this course! You will explore this fascinating world while gaining hands-on experience in approximately five different trades’ specialties. Students will build a project that incorporates their creativity with carpentry, metal working, plumbing, concrete and electrical components. Learn some useful skills while gaining extensive access to the Trades’ facilities and technical training at Okanagan College. Who knows, you may find an interest you never knew you had. *Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required in the shop areas. CAMP 3002 Kel: Nov 14 – 22, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Delivery style: Face-to-face $290
24 weeks Sal: Aug 4, 2020 – Jan 22, 2021 $3,547 Ver: Feb 8, 2021 – July 23, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $3,597
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Plumbing & Piping Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Category S (Structures) 37 weeks Kel: 1. Nov 2, 2020 – Aug 12, 2021 2. Feb 1, 2021 – Dec 23, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $7,796
Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Formerly known as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer –
Category M (Maintenance) 62 weeks Ver: Feb 8, 2021 – June 23, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $9,609 (additional fees due at Northern Lights College)
Carpenter Foundation 30 weeks or 900 hours Ver: Feb 1, 2021 – Aug 27, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $4,354
Gateway to the Building Trades for Women 12-week exploratory trades program FREE (conditions apply) Course code: CON 029 Kel: Sept 21 – Dec 11 Sal: Sept 14 – Nov 27 Delivery style: Blended 24 weeks Sal: Feb 8, 2021 – July 23, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $3,686
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation 25 weeks or 750 hours Pen: 1. July 28, 2020 – Jan 22, 2021 2. Feb 2, 2021 – July 23, 2021 Delivery style: Blended $3,686
Welder 24 weeks Pen: Feb 8, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021 $4,229 Ver: Feb 8, 2021 – July 23, 2021 $4,293 Delivery style: Blended
The courses listed have entrance requirements. Please check okanagan.bc.ca/trades to determine what those are.
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WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD
WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD Explore certificates and courses led by local experts to help you build a career in the wine and craft beverage industry.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 304 hours PEN: Jan 11 – Mar 30, 2021 Full-time Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $3,324 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 147 hours PEN: Register for Wine 21 with DE in Sept and start in-person classes Nov 14. Part-time Sat & Sun, Nov 14 & 15, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & Tue, Nov 24, 2020 – Apr 14, 2021, 6 – 9 p.m. Call 250-492-4305, ext. 3206 for details DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $1,738
PROGRAM LENGTH: 308 hours PEN: Jan 6 – June 12, 2021 Part-time Start Wine 21 with DE prior to Jan, or waitlist for Jan (three days/week) Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4305, ext. 3206 for details DELIVERY STYLE: Blended TUITION: $4,237
Viticulture Certificate Gain the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard. Through this program you will learn the scientific principles underlying grape growing for the purpose of wine production, the various influences on grape quality and industry terminology. In addition, you will learn vineyard management, vineyard equipment operation, maintenance and safety. Employment opportunities: Viticulture worker, vineyard owner and operator.
Wine Sales Certificate Are you dreaming of a job in wine marketing, wine touring or in a wine shop? Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in the exciting sales side of the wine industry. Begin with the basics of grape growing and winemaking before moving onto legal regulations, industry standards, marketing and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine shop management and winery promotions. This program includes online learning options, so you can access this valuable wine sales training anywhere, anytime. Employment opportunities: Positions in wine marketing, wine tours and wine shops.
Winery Assistant Certificate Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside master winemakers. Similarities and differences between wine, cider, beer and spirits will be explored throughout the program with an emphasis on winemaking. The program includes a focus on scientific principles of production, the influences on product quality, industry terminology, equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, sensory evaluation, and marketing and sales. Students will also gain real world experience through field trips and a practicum. Employment opportunities: Assistant winemaker, cellar hand and winery owner.
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WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD COURSES B.C. Wine: An Online Guided Tour Through History Who planted the first vineyard in the Okanagan Valley? Which winery was the first in B.C.? The B.C. wine industry has a fascinating history that goes back almost a century, making the Okanagan Valley the epicenter of B.C. wine, and a world-class wine region. Find out about the roots of B.C.’s wine industry and why the Okanagan is now on the brink of world-wide acclaim as a world-class wine region. Course code: PIR 750 Sept 29 – Oct 13, Tue, 7 – 8 p.m. Delivery style: Online synchronous $55 + GST
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DISCOUNTS OC Graduates: CS will offer a 10% discount to all graduates from Okanagan University College & Okanagan College programs. The term graduate refers to someone that has successfully completed an Okanagan College program. This discount applies to all Continuing Studies courses, with the exception of the following: • Courses in certificate programs. • Some general interest and part-time vocational courses may be excluded because they are contract or partnership courses. ASTTBC: Current ASTTBC members receive a 15% discount on most Continuing Studies courses for personal or professional development.
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FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS You may qualify for a financial award to help with your tuition. Contact the Financial Aid and Awards office for information on available education funding options. Phone: 250-862-5419 or toll-free at 1-800-767-5492 Website: okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid
TUITION AND FEES Costs are estimates and subject to change. See okanagan.bc.ca/tuition for more details.
INFORMATION DISCREPANCIES All program information, including course/program content, length, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and cancellations, is subject to change without notice. Okanagan College reserves the right to correct pricing or course details at time of registration. Note: Many programs are offered at more than one campus. However, not all programs are offered at all campuses.
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CONTINUING STUDIES REFUND POLICY NON-CERTIFICATE COURSE WITHDRAWAL Refund requests must be made at least two business days (48 hours) prior to the course start date. No refunds are issued for requests received with less than two business days’ notice. Students may withdraw by phone, email, mail or in person. Non-certificate courses with tuition fees of $500 or more will have a five business day refund policy unless an exception is made by the Director.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a seat in the program. Students must submit a completed CSCT Certificate Request to Withdraw. Please contact CS to request this form. For all certificate programs: to be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition paid (less the $200 non-refundable deposit) the Request to Withdraw must be received no later than 10 working days prior to start date of program. Refunds are not provided after above notification periods. Exceptions are made on compassionate grounds. In such cases a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical), must be submitted prior to the end of the course or workshop. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for requests received after the end of a certificate program, course or workshop.
CAMP OC To withdraw from a camp, contact us by phone, email or in person. A full refund will be given if the request to withdraw is made at least five business days before the camp start date. Requests made less than five business days before the camp start date, will be refunded at 50%. No refund is provided after the camp start date or for days missed. A $25 administration fee applies to all Camp OC withdrawals. Refunds may take between two and four weeks to process and will be mailed in the form of a cheque.
N.S.F. CHEQUES There will be a charge of $25 for N.S.F. cheques.
CANADA TRAINING CREDIT The Canada Training Credit is a new refundable tax credit to help Canadians with the cost of training fees. Eligible workers—those who have at least $10,000 in earnings for work (including maternity or parental leave benefits) and income below about $150,000— between the ages of 25 and 64 would accumulate a credit balance at a rate of $250 per year, up to a lifetime training amount limit of $5,000. The credit could be used to claim a refundable tax credit for up to half of the eligible tuition and fees for taking a course or enrolling in a training program. An individual’s training amount limit would be included in the information the Canada Revenue Agency sends them each year. To find out more about this benefit, visit the Government of Canada website.
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