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Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who need training for work requirements, or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace, home or at play. Course code: HLT 009 PEN: 1. Mar. 7 & 8, Fri & Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Apr. 10 & 11, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $135 (+ materials + GST)
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Instructor – Leadership Essentials Series When asked to describe her work, Carolyn Gibson often tells people that her job is teaching people how to play nice in the sand box. As she tells her students, while we need to take responsibility for our own actions, it’s also our responsibility to help others along the way. As an instructor of the Leadership Essentials Series at Okanagan College, Carolyn does just that: she passes on pillars of leadership that can benefit any organization or individual. “Often times, people feel stuck in how things are going with the people at work, or they feel stuck in how they see their jobs. I love when I can open the door to other ways of looking at things; to show that there’s other possibilities if they changed their actions, or behaviours, or perspectives,” states Gibson. The Leadership Essentials Series, is a five-part series consisting of one-day seminars focused on specific leadership skills required in today’s workplace. “The course is delivered in such a way that students aren’t feeling bad about not doing things ‘right,’ but rather are seeing the potential for their organization if they changed their behavior even slightly. In all my roles, the biggest thing I do is listen to people – which is such an important part of my role as a teacher at OC.”
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 66 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon KEL: Sept. 26 - Dec. 7, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. PEN: 1. Sept. 12 - Nov. 28, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. 2. Feb. 1 - April 17, Tue & Thu, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. VER: Oct. 3 - Dec. 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. TUITION: $588
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 123 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon & Online KEL: Sept. 6 - Dec. 13, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PEN: Jan. 9 - May 29, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. VER: Jan. 18 - June 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. ONLINE: Sept., Nov., Jan., March, or May TUITION: $1,380
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 144 hours LOCATION: Online Starts Jan. 15 - Jun. 22 TUITION: $4,032
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. Graduates are prepared to take the Bookkeeping Certificate, and can apply for transfer credit into BUAD 111: Financial Accounting 1, as well as into the Canadian Payroll Asscociation Certification.
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. Graduates can apply for transfer credit into the Office Administration program, OADM 142 and OADM 152 and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB).
Leadership and Change Certificate Are you a leader preparing for a more senior or advanced leadership role in your organization? Do you want to nurture your own leadership character and competencies and act as an agent of change? If so, this program is the right fit for you. In this program, you develop essential skills in the following critical areas: • Enhancing personal credibility and authenticity • Building team commitment • Becoming a positive change agent • Building a community of learners • Aligning systems, values, processes and structure to deliver results consistently • Enjoy a blend of three online courses and one five-day residency
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BUSINESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 90 hours LOCATION: Vernon Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Approaching Leadership - Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 Building High Performance Teams - Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Managing for Performance - Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 2 TUITION: $2,311
Leadership Skills Certificate This professional development opportunity is designed for people seeking employment in a supervisory role, those looking for a promotion in the workplace, or employees currently working in a role where they manage, lead or supervise others. Not only will you develop your leadership skills and gain a professional edge in your career, but you will also learn to lead with confidence using practical skills that can be applied immediately to your workplace.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 138 hours LOCATION: Online Oct. 14 - March 25 TUITION: $4,239
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 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.
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BUSINESS BUSINESS COURSES Basic Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner Learn about basic tax-saving and preparation tips from a chartered accountant who focuses on small and home-based businesses. Topics include: deducting interest, vehicle and home office expenses; types of legal structures for a company and why you may not want to incorporate; how to report self-employment income; income splitting with family members; business losses and how they affect income from other sources; alternative ways to file GST returns; private health services plans for corporations; and paying dividends vs. salaries. Course code: MGR 074 KEL: Oct. 28, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ materials + GST)
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Payroll Workshop This workshop covers basic payroll responsibilities, regulations, and expectations of being an employer. Learn to prepare and maintain payroll records, calculate deductions, remit CPP and EI, and prepare T4s and records of employment. Guides and reference materials are included. This course does not go into detail regarding collective agreements nor contract legislation. Course code: OFA 011 KEL: Oct. 14, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
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Your job description may not say “writer,” but somehow you spend a large part of your day writing emails, letters, and reports. The biggest problem in workplace writing is too many words per thought. Wordy writing lacks clarity and makes communication difficult. The instructor highlights common grammar and writing mistakes and shares special considerations for writing manuals. Discover the secrets of good writing and the necessary grammatical information that make your meaning crystal clear. Ample time will be given for in-class reinforcement exercises. Course code: COA 269 KEL: Dec. 1, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
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Every business has to record its transactions with a proper bookkeeping system. In easy-to-understand terms, this seminar covers the five basic steps of bookkeeping. From the ins and outs of recording transactions to producing financial statements, you’ll be amazed at how much you can learn in just six hours. Bring a pocket calculator to class. Course code: OFA 001 KEL: Oct. 24 - 26, & Tue Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
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This comprehensive two-day course takes you through the process of developing a winning proposal or bid. The course is designed for experienced professionals who would like to upgrade their skills, as well as new entrants to the construction industry. Course topics include: the legal requirements of proposals and bids, risk analysis, competitor analysis, response to proposal calls, private vs. public bids, bid depository, supplier and sub-trade quotes, estimating direct and indirect costs, as well as bonding and insurance. Okanagan College is an Education Provider for the Homeowner Protection Office. This course qualifies for 30 Continuing Professional Development Credits. Course code: MGR 368 KEL: Oct. 3 & 4, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. VER: Dec. 13 & 14, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
Developing Talent and Coaching Once employees are successfully inducted into an organization and their work, it is vital that their performance continually contribute to company goals. Successful companies use a systemic approach to support their employees’ continued performance through training and development. Learners explore the magic of coaching for higher performance and employee satisfaction. They determine when coaching is appropriate and likely to be effective and when other method are more suitable. As a performance strategy, coaching fosters creativity and on-going growth while encouraging employees to take the lead in their own development. Course code: MGR 375 ONLINE: Oct. 30 - Dec. 3 $275 (+ GST)
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This course is designed to provide managers and employees alike with a selection of tools and techniques for thinking creatively towards solving problems in their work environments and relationships. Course code: MGR 392 KEL: Nov. 24, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
QuickBooks Pro Learn the basics of customizing QuickBooks for your business and how to post data and generate reports. 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. Course code: COSS 003 KEL: Oct. 24 - Nov. 9, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $285 (+ materials + GST)
BUSINESS Recruitment and Selection: Hiring the Best
Hire smart and success will follow! Attracting qualified candidates is an important element of the hiring process and is becoming more challenging due to changes in technology and social media. It is important to design hiring processes that ensure successful applicants are a good fit. The course starts with the importance of grounding hiring practices with good HR planning and effective recruiting approaches to ensure access to the best talent. Creating a competency-based selection process, including behavioural-based interviewing techniques will ensure hiring efforts result in success. Course code: MGR 376 ONLINE: Sept. 18 - Oct. 22 $275 (+ GST)
Taking Better Minutes Become a valuable asset to your organization by learning and practicing the skills to produce exceptional and well-summarized minutes that accurately reflect the key details and decisions of meetings. Learn time-saving tips to use during meetings, ways to effectively summarize group discussions, and how to create and format informal and formal minutes. Course code: MGR 171 KEL: Nov. 4, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SUM: Oct. 19, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
When Managers Become Coaches This is an intensive coaching skills program for experienced managers seeking to further develop and refine their personal coaching skills. Coaching involves knowing how to facilitate the development of an ethical code of conduct in an employee. It involves knowledge of behavior styles, time management and planning skills, team building, problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, and motivation. This course draws on examples of excellence in leadership and intensive workshop activities as a means of building capabilities at all levels of leadership within organizations. Course code: MGR 393 KEL: Nov. 10, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Writing for the Web Creating web content is not the same as creating content for print media. Understanding the difference between writing for print versus writing for the web starts with learning about how readers behave differently online. This course covers key writing issues on the web, how to identify your audience, and how to write concise, appropriate content for websites. Ample time will be given for in-class reinforcement exercises. Course code: COA 271 KEL: Oct. 21, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Your Mission in Commission As a commissioned salesperson, you have the opportunity to earn the exact amount of money you need, to provide the things you want, to live the way you choose – no matter how high that amount is. Here’s just some of what you will learn in this powerful workshop: • How to raise your commissions in days, not months. • Six concepts you MUST understand before you will ever earn large commissions. • The surprising difference between $1,000,000+ earners and the masses. Course code: MGR 390 KEL: Nov. 17, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
CANADIAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION (CPA) The CPA offers the only payroll certifications in Canada.
Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification The CPA’s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant. PCP certification requires three core courses; Introduction to Accounting coursework; and one year of weighted, related work experience. The core courses are to be completed in this order: 1. Payroll Compliance Legislation 2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 Go to www.okanagan.bc.ca/payroll for more information on courses and CPA requirements.
Payroll Compliance Legislation This course is the first core payroll course in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification program. Full details of each course can be found on the website. Prerequisite: None Course code: MGR 097 KEL: Oct. 17 - Nov. 30, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $595* *Note: The tuition fee payable to Okanagan College does not include the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) material and exam fees.
Payroll Fundamentals I Course code: MGR 041 Feb. 2018
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BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES
Goal Setting and Time Management
This is a five-part series consisting of one-day workshops focused 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. $144 (+ GST) per course
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 KEL: Nov. 10, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PEN: Spring 2018 VER: Spring 2018
Leading Workplace Teams 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 KEL: Oct. 13, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PEN: Spring 2018 VER: Spring 2018
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 KEL: Oct. 20, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PEN: Spring 2018 VER: Spring 2018
Communicating: Beyond the Basics 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 KEL: Oct. 27, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PEN: Spring 2018 VER: Spring 2018
Managing Conflict 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 KEL: Nov. 3, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PEN: Spring 2018 VER: Spring 2018
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT These professional development workshops are designed for project managers of all levels. Workshops provide students with current best practices to immediately implement in their workplace. All instructors are experienced project managers and facilitators.
Construction Project Management This two-day workshop provides you with the proven knowledge, tools and techniques to improve project quality and performance in a construction contracting environment. The content is designed for small to medium-sized construction projects. Move through a project cycle - starting with project bidding/ proposals, through project implementation, and ending with the project completion phase. Develop best practices for successful projects through a case study type of format. Okanagan College is an Education Provider for the Homeowner Protection Office. This course qualifies for 32 Continuing Professional Development Credits. KEL: 1. Sept. 26 & 27, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2. Dec. 11 & 12, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. VER: Oct. 5 & 6, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
Project Management - The Foundation for Success Learn and use the critical tools and techniques necessary for project management success. This skills-based course provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to improve your project quality and performance right away. Course code: MGR 331 KEL: 1. Sept. 21 & 22, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2. Nov. 16 & 17, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
GMAT® Test Preparation The GMAT®, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is required for admission to many masters-level programs around the world, and thorough preparation is recommended for optimal results. Our GMAT® Test Preparation course will help prepare your writing and reading as well as analytical writing, integrated reasoning, and quantitative and verbal skills. Course code: MGR 394 KEL: Oct. 14 – 29, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $875 (+ $25 + GST)
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PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 500 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Salmon Arm Jan. 8 - May 25 TUITION: $7,799 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible 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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 730 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna Sept. 11 - May 9, Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. TUITION: $8,849 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate
Dreaming 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’ll 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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 160 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week plus some Saturdays LOCATION: Kelowna Sept. 6 – Dec. 4, Mon & Wed, 6 - 10 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m Accepting applications for Spring 2018 TUITION: $3,128
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’ll also learn how to prepare working drawings for architecture, surveying, mapping and graphic arts.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 240 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon - Thu, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna Jan. 8 - Mar. 29, 2018 TUITION: $6,998 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
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DRUPAL Web Developer Certificate
The Drupal Web Developer Certificate program provides the necessary tools to begin a career as a web developer utilizing the Drupal content management platform. It teaches the skills, methods and tooling knowledge to work in the field of web-based content management. Website development with Drupal will teach skills and provide knowledge for a broad field of web related site design and the expertise gained in this course will extend into many other frameworks and even static site design outside of Drupal. Graduates of this program will gain the real-world knowledge required to apply themselves in the workforce and gain meaningful experience for employment.
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY WHERE TO START Computer Fundamentals After a brief overview of computer hardware, you will learn the basics of the Windows 7 operating environment (basic terminology, the desktop, icons and shortcuts, the taskbar, launching and closing applications, multi-tasking between programs, and basic Windows properties). Particular emphasis is placed on file and folder management. Course code: COSS 004 KEL: 1. Sept. 26 - Oct. 5, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. 2. Nov. 28 - Dec. 7, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $169 (+ materials + GST)
Computer Keyboarding Knowing the keyboard by touch means you will be able to input information much faster than by the old hunt-and-peck method. Course code: COSS 116 KEL: Nov. 14 - 23, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $124 (+ GST)
Computer Maintenance Is your computer slower than it used to be? This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware, as well as basic PC configuration, preventive maintenance, and diagnostics. Find out how to remove adware, spyware and viruses. You’ll also learn how to clean out the dust bunnies and remove unwanted files and start-up items. Course code: COSS 228 KEL: Nov. 3, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Microsoft Outlook is considered a personal information manager program that can be used for sending and reading email and file attachments, scheduling appointments, managing a contact list, creating to-do lists or recording notes. Learn how to use Outlook to organize and share information on your desktop and communicate with other people inside and outside your organization, or for personal use. Course code: COSS 018 KEL: Dec. 12 & 14, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
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COURSES FOR 50+ & ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Are you 50+ or an absolute beginner? Want a slower-paced course that starts at the beginning? These courses are for you!
Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level I Ready to start at the very beginning and learn the basics of computers? Unravel the mystery of computers as you learn about the difference between hardware and software, how to move and resize windows, and create and save files. Get practice using the keyboard and mouse and accessing computer programs. Discover a new frontier by surfing and searching the Internet. Course code: COSS 019 VER: Oct. 16 - 25, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 (+ GST)
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Are you a frustrated computer user who is missing the basics? Build on your skills and begin to fill in the missing gaps by learning to navigate within the Windows 7 environment with confidence. Save time with multi-tasking, copy and pasting, and creating shortcuts on the desktop. Learn how to save to a CD and USB Memory Stick. Gain practice creating, saving, opening, printing files and creating folders. Communicate with family and friends around the world using email. Course code: COSS 173 VER: Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 (+ GST)
Intro to Google for Android Phones Introduction to Android Graphic User Interface (GUI) and the concept of direct manipulation, using single- and multi- touch points e.g. swiping, tapping, pinching, etc. to manipulate on-screen objects. Topics can include introduction to Widgets, Apps (i.e. Applications), Settings, Messages, Contacts, Camera and more. Synchronizing (Sync) Androids with laptops and comparing OS, Android, iPhone, Blackberry may also be covered. Course code: COSS 281 VER: Oct. 30 & Nov. 1, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ 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, 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 KEL: Oct. 10 - 19, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. PEN: Sept. 18 - 27, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $195 (+ materials + GST)
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iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level I Have you recently purchased an iPad, but have no idea how to use it? This course is geared to the absolute beginner, starting with learning how to properly turn the iPad on and off, what the buttons do, how to change settings, and how to update the operating system. We’ll explore these built-in apps: Safari, mail, camera, photos, and Apple store. Bring your iPad to class. In Penticton, iPhones will also be taught. Course code: COSS 287 VER: Oct. 11, 12 & 13, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 - 11:30 a.m. $94 (+ GST)
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level II
Ready to take your iPad skills to the next level? Discover how to use built-in apps such as Notes, FaceTime, Music, Videos, Maps, Calendar, and Contacts. Explore the world of texting using the Messages app to send and receive texts, photos, videos, and web links. Experience the iPad’s superior e-reader capabilities to download and read electronic books, magazines and newspapers. Pre-requisite: must have taken “iPad for Absolute Beginners Level I.” Bring your iPad to class. In Penticton, iPhones will also be taught. Course code: COSS 289 VER: Oct. 18, 19 & 20, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 - 11:30 a.m. $94 (+ GST)
APPLE COURSES Introduction to Macs Designed for entry-level Mac users, this course covers everything from navigating your Mac, adjusting system preferences, using and installing apps, browsing the internet, downloading and networking, and using the iTunes store. Students must bring their Mac laptop to class. Course code: COSS 275 VER: Nov. 21 & 23, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
iCloud & iTunes Learn how to download music, movies, books, podcasts, videos and apps. Take a “walk” through the App Store and discuss using iCloud to transfer files and as a backup. Bring your iPad or iPhone to class with you. Your Apple ID and Password are required. Course code: COSS 273 KEL: Nov. 25, Sat, 1 - 4 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
iPhones & iPads Learn beginner tips and tricks and walk away from this class with a new level of confidence. Explore some of the best apps and tweak your settings, and discover some of the newest features. Bring your iPad or iPhone to class with you. Please note that Android devices will not be covered in this class. If you want a longer course, please see iPad for Absolute Beginners. Course code: COSS 267 KEL: Nov. 25, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PEN: Nov. 17, Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. VER: Oct. 25, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
IN-A-DAY SERIES Excel in a Day - Level I Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel 2016, 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 KEL: 1. Oct. 13, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2. Oct. 20, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3. Nov. 10, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Oct. 28, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. VER: Oct. 24 & 26, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
Excel in a Day - Level II Take the next step with Microsoft Excel 2016. 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 KEL: 1. Oct. 27, Fri, 9 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 2. Nov. 17, Fri, 9 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. VER: Nov. 7 & 9, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
Excel in a Day - Level III 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 KEL: Nov. 24, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ materials +GST)
PowerPoint in a Day Get ready to wow your audience with a sleek and engaging presentation. Learn how to use templates and themes, insert new slides, change the layout of existing slides, and create text boxes. Bring your presentation to life with pictures, clip art, SmartArt graphics, movies, animation, and transitions. Finish off by creating note pages for yourself as a reference. Course code: COSS 231 KEL: Dec. 1, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SUM: Dec. 7, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
Word in a Day - Level I Using Microsoft Word 2016, 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. Perfect for a beginner or if you’re looking to refresh and upgrade your Word skills. Course code: COSS 220 KEL: Oct. 6, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Oct. 14, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. VER: Oct. 10 & 12, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
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Okanagan College is excited to partner with Lighthouse Labs to help you gain some of the most in-demand skills in the marketplace. In this 60-hour course, you develop the foundation of knowledge to build your coding literacy and learn the fundamentals of full stack software development. Professional developers from your community will mentor you as you work with templates and create apps using Ruby, Sinatra and Swift. Course code: COSS 313 KEL: Oct. 2 - Dec. 13, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. VER: Winter 2018 (dates TBA) $1,800
Facebook is a powerful marketing tool your business can use to find and keep customers. Acquire strategies to engage clients or customers and increase your network. Find out how to use polls and incentives to build your Facebook page community, and embed your other social networks to get the most exposure possible. Students must have an active Facebook account, familiarity with social networking, and intermediate-level computer skills. Course code: COSS 232 KEL: Oct. 21, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. VER: Nov. 6 & 8, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Easy WordPress Websites Discover the WordPress dashboard, create your first post and first page, add widgets and sidebars, learn about themes, and make your website social media friendly. Leave with a brand new website you can update yourself as well as dozens of tips and tricks for using WordPress. No website or programming experience necessary. Course code: COSS 218 KEL: 1. Oct. 14, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2. Nov. 4, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3. Dec. 8, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Oct. 16 & 18, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. VER: Oct. 28, Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Advanced WordPress: Customize Your Website Learn how to customize a self-hosted WordPress.org website and take it to the next level by importing widgets, working with themes and plugins, and changing the graphics, colours and fonts. Add security to keep you safe from hackers, learn how to back up your website, and link your website to other social media sites. Course code: COSS 229 KEL: Nov. 18, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Foundations of 3D Printing Explore the use of digital tools and techniques relevant to the task of prototyping and producing 3D designs. You’ll focus on products and sculptures as the primary areas of application, providing a foundation in 3D modelling software, and then transition into 3D printing. The course culminates in the creation of a 3D product, and a physical prototype model of your design, created with a 3D printer. Please contact us at 1-800-638-0058 or email@example.com to put your name on the interest list for this course.
Portfolio Building Workshop This workshop is designed for individuals who want to apply to an animation program, and want to further develop their artistic skills. Specifically, the focus will be on bridging the gap between the skills candidates already have and the skills they need to develop to make their portfolios competitive for admission. All supplies are included. Course code: COSS 314 KEL: Oct. 11 - Dec. 13, Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. $395
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Facebook Advertising Basics for Your Business Take your Facebook page to the next level by learning how to target specific audiences and get your ads in front of the right people. You will discover the different types of ads, find out how to use them, and then you will create your first Facebook ad right in class (as well as your first ad budget). Course code: COSS 318 KEL: Oct. 28, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Introduction to Email Marketing Email marketing is making a comeback because it’s effective: come to this session to find out about the two main types that are so popular. This workshop will cover various topics such as building email lists, content calendars, automatic scheduling and how to brand your company. Course code: COSS 320 KEL: Dec. 9, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Intro to Google Analytics Learn how to use Google Analytics to track your website’s effectiveness, analyze your visitor traffic, find out what keywords are driving traffic to your site and how individuals are using the material. Focusing on your audience, how they found you and how engaged they are, will help to grow your business. Course code: COSS 292 KEL: Dec. 2, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. VER: Nov. 29, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
Introduction to Google AdWords In this hands-on class you will learn how to best utilize Google AdWords for your personal needs by working through the process: from setting up your account to measuring the ROI. Other topics that will be covered include keywords, budgets, and ad groups. Course code: COSS 319 KEL: Dec. 2, Sat, 1 - 4 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 375 hours (includes 70-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Vernon - Spring 2018 TUITION: $5,604 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 81 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week LOCATION: Kelowna Sept. 6. - Dec. 13, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. TUITION: $1,811
Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate Are you interested in learning how to assist Aboriginal individuals and families? This professional development opportunity allows you to focus your training in the field of Aboriginal community support. With an emphasis on a person/family-centered and holistic approach to community support, you gain the core training required for all community support workers. Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge systems, Aboriginal law, reconciliation, and motivational interviewing. Graduates are prepared to work in entry-level positions under direction and supervision, and practice professionally as part of a support team in community based organizations that work with Aboriginal people.
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 both through 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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time/Full-time, 417 hours Education Assistant Certificate (includes 120-hour practicum) Are you looking for a career that challenges and inspires you every day? Graduates PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied (please see website) work in elementary and secondary schools in B.C., helping children with diverse LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland & Vernon learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral KEL: Accepting applications for Fall 2017 (P/T) and challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory Winter 2018 (F/T) runs in Lake Country and hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching PEN: Sept. 6. 2017 - Jan. 19. 2018 (F/T) materials, understanding school curriculum, and maintaining progress records. You SUM: Accepting applications for Winter 2018 (F/T) will also develop strong observational skills. VER: Sept. 5, 2017 - May 24, 2018 (P/T) okanagan.bc.ca/educationassistant TUITION: $3,932 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours LOCATION: Online Sept. 25 - Dec. 17 TUITION: $1,003
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Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate Are you ready to develop your teaching skills with a convenient online program? While cultivating a learner-centred philosophy of instruction, you will learn how to create an engaging learner-centred environment, as well as how to develop and deliver effective instructional strategies. This program merges practical training with theoretical learning and is designed for instructors currently working in an educational institution or individuals with an educational focus who have access to a teaching/training position.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 140 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Tuesday evenings plus some Saturdays LOCATION: Kelowna Sept. 19 - March 24, 2018 TUITION: $2,496
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Are you an adventurer, seeking the next exciting experience at home or abroad? Teaching English as a Second Language can be a fulfilling full or part-time career. Use your TESL certification to earn a living while exploring the world or helping new Canadians, and even tourists, learn and navigate the second most common language in the world. Many graduates find their TESL certification is a valuable tool to use as a volunteer both overseas and domestically. In this program you will discover the diverse ways people learn new languages, how and what to teach, and ways of managing your ESL classroom. You will also gain practical approaches to the teaching of vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION PERSPECTIVES SERIES The Aboriginal Education Perspectives series is designed for anyone working in the education field to gain greater knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal peopleâ€™s issues from a local perspective. Open to everyone, the series will be of particular value to educational assistants, teachers, and others who work with students of Aboriginal ancestry.
Aboriginal Student Wellness and Safety Grow your skills in developing a safe and supportive environment for Aboriginal students. Learn basic counselling skills and crisis intervention in this workshop. Course code: BAED 086 PEN: Oct. 20, Fri, 12:30 - 3 p.m. $80 (+ GST)
Advocating and Supporting Aboriginal Students and Families Enhancing educational experiences for Aboriginal students requires effective communication and support. Gain skills and techniques to help advocate for Aboriginal students with local agencies. Course code: BAED 085 PEN: Oct. 20, Fri, 9 â€“ 11:30 a.m. $40 (+ GST)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS For the full list of admission requirements and complete certificate program details, go to okanagan.bc.ca/cscertificates Note: Most programs have additional associated costs for textbooks, materials and GST. Please contact your local CS office for current information.
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 114 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: Accepting applications for Sept. 2017 and Apr. 2018 VER: Accepting applications for Jan. - March, 2018 TUITION: $1,254
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. plus one Sat per month LOCATION: Vernon Sept. 5, 2017 - June 29, 2018 TUITION: $10,500 (+ approx. $2,000 materials + GST) NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 150 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m and Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna Sept. 26, 2017 - Jan. 20, 2018 TUITION: $1,926 (+ approx. $750 materials + GST
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 124 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied (check website) LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon KEL: Sept. 18 – Dec. 17, Mon & Tue, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Oct. 14, 2017 - March 3, 2018, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (plus 40 hour practicum) VER: Accepting applications for Spring, 2018 TUITION: $994
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Building Service Worker Certificate Master the essential skills of commercial and institutional building maintenance and prepare for an in-demand career. This updated program, formerly called the Custodial Worker Certificate, is designed specifically for those seeking employment in the building service industry and those currently in the industry looking to upgrade and update their skills. Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on training, you will learn about health and safety regulations, workplace professionalism, as well as basic and specialized cleaning.
Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate Ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist? 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 ensures you’re ready to work in day spas, destination spas, on cruise ships, or pursue your own entrepreneurial venture. One hundred per cent of our recent graduates are employed in the industry.
Floral Design Certificate Ready to turn your passion for beautiful flowers into a rewarding job or business? This program emphasizes retail floristry, including small business and franchise retail outlets, and prepares graduates for employment in floral design shops, florist chains, wholesalers, market/grocery stores or as floral consultants. Learn the basic principles of plant care and identification, floral design (colour, balance, focal point and texture), and how to create floral arrangements for special events. Vital business aspects of the floral industry are reviewed, including wholesale purchase of flowers, effective sales techniques, and pricing.
Hospitality Service Training Certificate Do you enjoy working with people? Equip yourself with the essential skills and tools to enter this fast-paced environment. This program includes theory, demonstrations and practical-skill training in various areas of the hospitality industry. Graduates of this program will be prepared with practical skills and knowledge that they can immediately apply to service industries such as hotels, restaurants, wineries and more. This program also includes a 40-hour practicum, where you can put your skills to use and work in a service industry setting.
EMPLOYMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 162 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: 1. Sep. 18, 2017 - May 7, 2018, Mon & Wed 6 - 9 p.m. OR 2. Jan. 9 - May 29, 2018 Tue & Thu, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. VER: Accepting applications Fall 2018 TUITION: $1,633
Interior Decorating Certificate Are you creative with an eye for design? Start a new career as an interior decorator with flexible training that fits your lifestyle. Gain the knowledge and confidence to create functional, stylish designs for residential and commercial environments. Through theory and practical assignments, you will learn how to draw floor plans and sketch furniture, and acquire advanced skills, including how to mix fabrics, work with colour, employ light and choose accessories. In the final module, you will create a home project that is functional, stylish, beautiful and on budget. Graduates find employment as office space planners, interior decorating consultants, and retail space decorators.
okanagan.bc.ca/interiordecorating PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied - evening and daytime options (please see website) LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: 1. Sept. 26 - Dec. 16 OR 2. Jan. 29 - Mar. 16, 2018 VER: Oct. 23, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018 TUITION: $1,210
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 lawn care and landscaping departments and companies, as well as golf courses and cemeteries. Graduates are well prepared to take advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines, such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design, and nursery propagation.
okanagan.bc.ca/landscapehorticulture PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 272 hours LOCATION: Online Oct. 16 - Nov. 25, 2018 TUITION: $5,995
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 including construction, LNG, forestry, mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture, and oil and gas. 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. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this certificate.
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EMPLOYMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYMENT SKILLS 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 CBC Airbrakes examination. Students must obtain a copy of the Driving Commercial Vehicles booklet available from ICBC, prior to the course start date. Course code: LAT 002 PEN: Oct. 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, & Nov. 4, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $225
Coding Fundamentals - See Computers & Technology
Finding Green Jobs in a Green Economy This introductory interactive seminar aims to answer a range a questions about finding good “green” jobs locally, provincially and nationally, including: What are green jobs? Where can I find them? What skills and knowledge do I need? Course code: MGR 388 VER: Nov. 6, Mon, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $39 (+ GST)
FOODSAFE - Level I FOODSAFE is a provincial requirement and essential training program for everyone involved in any type of food service. This course emphasizes the 10 improper practices that cause foodborne illness, plus the top six job hazards in food preparation and serving. Course code: PS 003 KEL: 1. Oct. 2 & 4, Mon & Wed, 6 - 10 p.m. 2. Dec. 9, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. SUM: Sept. 23, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. VER: 1. Sept. 16, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Oct. 21, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Nov. 18, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4. Jan. 20, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $68 (+ materials + GST)
Cook Training Red Seal Cook Refresher - See Wine & Food Studies
Fund Development Overview This four-day course is offered in partnership with KCR Community Resources. This workshop will provide an overview essential for those working in, or interested in working in, the area of fund development for their non-profit organization. Learn to attract first time donors, foster major gifts, investigate funding opportunities and complete the funding cycle through to your strategic plan. *See website for full description. Course code: MGR 389 KEL: Sept. 19 - Oct. 10, Tue, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $299 (+ GST)
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Fundamentals of Insurance Recognized in most Canadian provinces as the premier prelicensing course for beginning general insurance brokers, this course starts with the history of insurance and then guides you through definitions, functions, major classes of insurance, and the organization of insurance. Passing the Fundamentals of Insurance exam qualifies you to be licensable for a Level 1 General Insurance Salesperson’s License in B.C. Exam is an additional cost. Course code: MGR 040 KEL: Oct. 3 – Dec. 7, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. PEN: Sep. 12 - Nov. 16, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. plus, Nov. 21, Tue, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. VER: Feb. 13 - Apr. 19, 2018, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $669 (+ materials + GST)
Introduction to Substance Use Counselling Students will learn about theories of substance use, harm reduction, a strengths perspective, and specific strategies including creating relapse prevention and wellness plans. Using interactive techniques, you will develop counselling skills, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy. Admission requirement: individuals with a history of substance misuse must be three years substance use free prior to undertaking this course. Course code: LSS 001 VER: Oct. 13 - Nov. 17, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $540 (+ materials + GST)
ENERGY INDUSTRY TRAINING Take the first steps to a career in the LNG, petroleum and renewable energy industries. Get the skills and certifications you need to get hired, or maintain your safety certification.
H2S Alive This course is intended for anyone working or wanting to work in the petroleum industry. The goal of H2S Alive is to prepare workers to recognize H2S hazards and protect themselves, as well as perform basic rescue during an H2S incident. Through a blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to use a breathing apparatus, and perform rescue techniques and rescue breathing. Upon successful completion of written and practical examinations, You will be issued an H2S Alive ENFORM certificate, valid for three years. Course code: NRR 001 KEL: Mar, 3, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VER: Oct. 13, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $203 (+ materials + GST)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Fall Protection (OSSA certified instructor) - See First Aid & Safety
EMPLOYMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FITNESS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM 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. The program is focused on quality and ensuring students are employable once they have completed their studies. Each course consists of theory, as well as a practical component. Register online at okanagan.bc.ca/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 email@example.com if you have fitness program questions or want to make arrangements for other registering bodies. Please note ** Prices do not include CFES exam fees (possible re-write fees), ISA fees, and registration or insurance fees.
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 KEL: Sep. 21 - Oct. 26, Tue & Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. VER: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $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 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 KEL: Oct. 31 - Dec. 14, Tue & Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. VER: March/Apr. 2018 (TBC) $369 (+ materials + GST)
Personal Trainer 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. Gain the knowledge and experience you need for an exciting and rewarding career as a personal trainer. Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course and Weight Training or college/university equivalent. Course code: ITR 015 KEL: 1. Sept. 25 – Dec. 11, Mon & Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. OR 2. Feb. 5 – Apr. 23, Mon & Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. If you are taking Fitness Theory & Weight Training in Fall 2017, please register for Feb. 2018 Personal Training. $549 (+ materials + GST)
Group Fitness In this 42-hour course you will learn how to put a class together, develop a lesson plan, use music and choreography, as well as different types of cueing. Leave this course knowing how to instruct safe and effective group exercise classes and how to incorporate equipment. This course is all about practice, so come prepared to move and have fun. Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course or college/university equivalent. Course code: ITR 013 KEL: 1. Oct. 20, Fri, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 & 22, and Oct. 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 18 & 19, and Nov. 25 & 26, Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. VER: January, 2018 (Dates TBC) $369 (+ materials + GST)
Yoga Fitness Yoga moves can be part of any workout! This yoga course was collaborated and designed by both the yogo and fitness communities. You will explore how to design, modify and instruct safe, effective and appropriate beginner yoga fitness programs and how to incorporate yoga into your regular routines. A big part of the course is practice, so please come dressed in yoga gear and bring a mat! Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course or college/university equivalent and participated in 20 hours of yoga classes. Course code: ITR 014 KEL: Winter, 2018 (Dates TBC) $349 (+ materials + GST)
FITNESS PROFESSIONALS EMAIL LIST As a fitness professional it is important to stay up-to-date with your education. Please contact us to be put on our fitness mailing list to receive information regarding upcoming courses and CEC workshops in the Okanagan. Email Helena at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST AID & SAFETY FIRST AID Okanagan College is an approved Canadian Red Cross and WorkSafeBC Training Centre. Our courses are competitively priced and we offer group rates for businesses, agencies and organizations. Call your local campus for more information or visit okanagan.bc.ca/firstaidcourses
RED CROSS Take the first steps to a career in the LNG, petroleum and renewable energy industries. Get the skills and certifications you need to get hired, or maintain your safety certification.
Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR B Designed for anybody who cares for infants or children in the workplace or home, this course is an overview of first aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment. You will learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, children and babies, as well as how to deal with choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. Course code: HLT 082 KEL: Nov. 5, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. VER: Dec. 2, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $75 (+ materials + GST)
Emergency First Aid and CPR A Simple first aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for those who want an overview of first aid & CPR for the home or workplace. Learn how to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, CPR Level A, as well as how to deal with choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission. Includes AED training and certification. Course code: HLT 014 KEL: Oct. 22, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $79 (+ materials + GST)
Gain the skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children and babies. Includes adult/child/baby CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training and certification, rescue breathing, obstructed airway and barrier device/pocket masks. Course code: HLT 007 PEN: 1. Oct. 13, Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2. Nov. 25, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 3. Jan. 27, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $75 (+ materials + GST)
CPR C/AED - HCP Level Core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including tworescuer scenarios and the use of bag mask), jaw thrust, pulse check, as well as rescue breathing for adult, child and baby and BVM. Designed for healthcare providers who need a credentialed course. Also open to first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.
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Students registered in the Standard First Aid program have the option to add HCP level to their certification for an additional fee of $32. Please request when registering for the Standard First Aid.
CPR C/AED Recertification Update or recertify your CPR C skills. AED training and certification is included. Current CPR Level C certificate required. Course code: HLT 008 VER: Please call 250-545-7291 for details
Standard First Aid & 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. Start with the basics (cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, prevention of disease transmission) and progress to in-depth topics like sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. The CPR C component of the course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children and babies. This course includes AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training and certification. Certification: Three years, Canadian Red Cross. Course code: HLT 009 KEL: 1. Sept. 9 & 10, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Sept. 23 & 24, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Oct. 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4. Oct. 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5. Nov. 18 & 19, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6. Dec. 2 & 3, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7. Dec. 16 &17, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8. Jan. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9. Jan. 27 & 28, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. PEN: 1. Oct. 13 & 14, Fri & Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Nov. 25 & 26, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Jan. 27 & 28, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $135 (+ materials + GST)
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Whether you snowmobile, bike, hike, quad, kayak or work outdoors, you will be prepared for any first aid emergency. This course covers the basic level of Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Standard First Aid and CPR plus realistic, hands-on, outdoor scenarios to practice your skills. Learn to recognize and treat cuts, burns, sprains, strains, head trauma, spine injuries, GI problems, shock, hypothermia, frostbite, heat illness, medical emergencies and more. Also covered is providing extended care for up to 24 hours, stretcher building, multiple casualty management and evacuation planning. Portions of the course are taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Course code: HLT 072 VER: Sept. 22 - 24, Fri, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sun, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $199 (+ materials + GST)
FIRST AID & SAFETY WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid - Level I This eight-hour course provides training in basic First Aid and includes CPR. Learn self-help or first help of an injured patient and how to stabilize the patient until more trained help arrives. Video, lectures and practical training cover bleeding control, artificial respiration, examining an unconscious patient, and choking. A WorkSafeBC certificate will be issued upon successful completion. You must be at least 16 years of age. Course code: HLT 016 KEL: 1. Sept. 17, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Oct. 1, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Nov. 26, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4. Dec. 10, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5. Jan. 7, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6. Jan. 21, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. PEN: 1. Sept.23, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Nov. 18, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Jan. 13, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. VER: 1. Sept. 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2. Oct 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 3. Nov. 14, Tue, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m 4. Dec. 18, Mon, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $89 (+ materials + GST)
Occupational First Aid - Level II This course is designed to provide advanced lifesaving skills to workers in industry that have quick access by the BC Ambulance service. Primarily designed for the urban first aid attendant, this 5-day course takes you through the basics of airway, breathing, and circulation, preparing you to deal with obstructed airways, breathing distress, bleeding control, shock, and CPR. Patient assessment, upper limb splinting and minor wound care are also covered. Pre-requisites: Participants must be 16 years or older and in good health and physical condition. Course code: HLT 017 VER: Nov. 20 - 24, Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (exam Nov. 27) $500 (+ materials + GST)
Occupational First Aid - Level III
Ready for the ultimate first aid course? This courses prepares you to take on the responsibilities of the first aid attendant providing emergency care in your industry and covers a variety of emergency medical techniques. You must be at least 16 years old. Course fee includes textbook, pocket mask, and certificate. Practical exam is not part of the course hours and will take place the week following the last class. Note: Pre-reading is required. Course code: HLT 018 VER: Oct. 30 â€“ Nov. 10, Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (exam Nov. 15) $670 (+ materials + GST)
Occupational First Aid - Level III Exam Prep If your OFA Level III ticket has not been expired for more than two years less a day, you can take the exam prep course. Tickets must be presented at time of registration or on the first day of class. Course code: HLT 177 VER: Oct. 31 & Nov 3, Tue & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Nov. 6 - 10, Mon - Fri, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (exam Nov. 15) $500 (+ materials + GST)
Transportation Endorsement (TE) Any job that is more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital, requires this certificate along with an OFA Level I or OFA Level II certificate. Develop skills in hard collar application and spinal immobilization on a backboard. Time will be allowed for practice in dealing with various transportation scenarios. Pre-requisite: OFA Level I or II. Course code: HLT 020 VER: Oct. 14, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $99
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Training Partner We offer all Red Cross CPR and recertification courses as well as WorkSafeBC courses.
CPR LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS AND TARGET AUDIENCES Level A - Adult CPR: One rescuer - workplace and lay rescuer.
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Level B - Adult/child/infant: One rescuer - families, parents, public, childcare workers.
Level C - Adult/child/infant: One and two rescuers - police,
fire, first responders, workplace first aid teams and lifeguards.
Level HCP - Adult/child/infant:
One and two rescuers - health care providers.
FIRST AID & SAFETY SAFETY Fall Protection Instructor is OSSA certified and a member of the Fall Protection Group. Gain the knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall hazards. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize hazards and to identify and apply fall protection controls. Course code: HLT 099
Traffic Control Person Certification This two-day course is a provincial regulatory requirement and certification is valid for three years. Successful completion of this standardized training course satisfies the requirement of WorkSafeBC for those wishing to work as a Traffic Control Person. Experience both classroom learning and hands-on instruction. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and CSA approved safetytoed footwear on the second day. Course code: LAT 001 KEL Oct. 14 - 15, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VER: Spring 2018 $249 (+ materials + GST)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act states that no person shall handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods, unless they are trained or working under the direct supervision of a person who has been trained. Designed for workers involved in the transportation of dangerous goods, including manufacturers, warehouse personnel, shippers, drivers, couriers and transportation managers. Certification provided upon successful completion of the course. Course code: HLT 024 KEl: Oct. 13 Fri, 1 - 4: p.m. $59 (+ materials + GST)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems 2015 (WHMIS) WHMIS 2015 is a comprehensive system for providing health and safety information on the safe use of hazardous products used in Canadian workplaces and is aligned with GHS - the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This course delivers four main components: classification; hazards; protection; and right-to-know. After completion participants will be able to understand technical information on labels and safety data sheets as well as be able to identify key elements to working safely with hazardous products. Course code: HLT 197 KEL: Oct. 13, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $59 (+ materials + GST)
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**WHMIS LEGISLATION CHANGES** The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. The WHMIS 2015 legislation is currently in force. â€œIn forceâ€? means that suppliers may begin to use and follow the new requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous products sold, distributed, or imported into Canada. However, there is a transition period with various stages. At the outset of the transition period, the supplier must fully comply with either the repealed Controlled Products Regulations (WHMIS 1988) or the HPR (WHMIS 2015) for a specific controlled or hazardous product. The classification, label and (material) SDS must comply fully with the specific regulation chosen by the supplier, and not be a combination of the two. By Dec. 2018, all businesses in Canada (manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and employers) must comply with all of the changes from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 (GHS). For more information please go to: ccohs.ca/topics/legislation/WHMIS
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PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week & some Saturdays LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: Sept. 6, 2017 - Feb. 21, 2018 VER: Accepting applications for Jan. 2018 TUITION: $1,487
Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 302 hours LOCATION: Online Aug. 28, 2017 - Jun. 23, 2018 TUITION: $6,342
Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate
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.
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’ll learn about anatomy and physiology, preand post-nursing care for gastroenterology procedures performed in the ambulatory care setting, as well as the handling and care of scopes and accessories. Graduates of the GNC Certificate program with an RN designation will be prepared to write the CNA’s CGN(C) specialty examination. Note: tuition payments can be split up over three semesters. Please contact email@example.com for more information about this certifcate.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 814 hours (includes 400-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna 1. Oct. 2, 2017 - May 11, 2018 2. May 7 - Dec. 7, 2018 TUITION: $4,765 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate
Are you interested in playing an integral part in disease prevention within a medical setting? This program will equip you with the skills to combat micro-organisms and create safe and hygienic environments for patients. You will gain in-depth knowledge of aseptic techniques, infection control, cleaning, sterilization, the handling and storage of sterile supplies, and decontamination procedures. Graduates are eligible to write exams for the Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, Personnel Certification through the Canadian Standards Association, as well as the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 254 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some Saturdays LOCATIONS: KEL: Sept. 5, 2017 - Apr. 12, 2018 PEN: Sept. 6, 2017 - May 2, 2018 VER: Accepting applications for Sept. 2018 TUITION: $3,135
Medical Office Assistant Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 439 hours (includes a 125-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week plus Saturdays LOCATIONS: KEL: Sept. 5, 2017 - April 30, 2018 PEN: Sept. 6, 2017 - June 30, 2018 VER: Sept. 5, 2017 - April 30, 2018 TUITION: $5,187
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate
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.
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.
ASHLEY PLANT CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Dealing with Crisis We all experience hardship, but what do you do if someone you know or work with is having a crisis? Learn a framework for understanding and approaching crisis. Know what to say, how to deescalate and learn the triggers to know how to respond. Course code: HLT 193 KEL: Mar. 29, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
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Living Life to the Full Twelve hours that can change your life. Want to know how to feel better right now? This course introduces the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and will help you understand how to re-frame negative thinking, approach anger and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, and learn skills to help you tackle life’s problems. For more information, go to: llttf.ca. Course code: HLT 169 KEL: Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $189 (+ $35 materials + GST)
HEALTH Responding to Anxiety in Children & Youth
Introduction to Substance Use Counselling
This workshop is designed for parents, educators, or anyone who is in contact with children or youth to help recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety. Learn how to help children and youth develop the necessary coping skills to deal with worry and the difficulties of life. This workshop also addresses the dynamics of dealing with anxious students in a classroom setting, and provides strategies and suggestions for building the mental health of children. Thoroughly explore community services and supports, online resources, and anxiety management strategies. Course code: HLT 203 KEL: 1. Nov. 15, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. 2. Nov. 29, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
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Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - CPI Training
This program is considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training. With a core philosophy of providing for the care, welfare, safety, and security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give human service providers and others who work directly with at-risk people the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. Course code: HLT 178 VER: Nov. 18, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $175
Understanding Depression We all know what it’s like to experience a bad day, but what happens when you can’t seem to get out of the funk? What do you do when life is spiraling down and nothing seems to help? Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and ways to help yourself and those struggling. Course code: HLT 194 KEL: Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
PRENATAL Baby on the way? You and your support person will gain essential knowledge of a healthy pregnancy, learn the important practical skills for a positive childbirth experience, and receive valuable information on early infant care. Our childbirth educators work in partnerships with you, health professionals and the community.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Advanced Foot Care Are you a practicing RN or LPN looking to add to your resume by advancing your foot care skills for use in a clinical or community setting? In this 30-hour course you will deepen your knowledge of healthy anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, and learn how to recognize deviations caused by aging, illness and various conditions such as diabetes mellitus, MRSA, and cardiovascular disorders. Course code: NUR 001 KEL: Oct. 11 - 15, Wed - Sun, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $695 (+ $85 materials + GST)
CDA Prosthodontic Module Do you want a flexible course that can prepare you to apply to CDSBC for your prosthodontic assistant designation? Study theory at home, and then participate in a review seminar before you write your examination. After this, you can proceed to the hands-on clinical practice component. Course code: HLT 001 KEL: Nov. 16, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018 View days & times online or call for more details $2,100 (+ text book)
The course consists of six classroom hours plus a two-hour hospital tour. Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Subsidies may be available; please ask for details when registering. Course code: HLT 022 Multiple course offerings are available. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs for dates, times and locations.
Prenatal Extended Series This course consists of eight classroom hours plus a two-hour hospital tour. Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Subsidies may be available; please ask for details when registering. Course code: HLT 124 Multiple course offerings are available. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs for dates, times and locations.
CDA Orthodontic Module Looking for a flexible course that can prepare you to apply to CDSBC for your orthodontic assistant designation? Study theory at home, and then participate in a review seminar before you write your examination. After this, you can proceed to the handson clinical practice component. Preference will be given to those employed by certified orthodontists. Course code: HLT 002 KEL: Nov. 3, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2018 View days & times online or call for more details $1,395 (+ materials + GST)
LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES French - Level I For beginners: improve your conversational skills, basic grammar and vocabulary in a fun and stimulating environment. Course code: HUM 004 KEL: Nov. 7 - Dec. 14, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. PEN: Sept. 23 - Nov. 25, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
Sign Language This course is geared to those wishing to communicate with users of American Sign Language in social and work related situations. Students can expect to learn the basics of conversation. Learn about Deaf culture and ASL grammar in a fun and relaxed environment. Course code: HUM 008 SUM: Oct. 14 - Dec. 9, Sat, 9 - 11:30 a.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
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. You will have a taste of the Spanish language by learning basic vocabulary and greetings at a relaxed, slow pace. Course code: HUM 154 KEL: Sept. 19 - Oct. 17, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $139 (+ GST)
Spanish Conversation for Travellers – Level 1 Dos cervezas, por favor! Learn fun and easy phrases you can use on your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country. This class is full immersion with no English spoken in class. Course code: HUM 001 PEN: Sept. 26 - Oct. 19, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $104 (+ materials + GST)
Spanish Conversation for Travellers - Level 2 This is a second level course for people who have already been exposed to Spanish at a basic level. There will be a review and expansion of the vocabulary covered in the topics in Level 1, as well as an introduction to new topics appropriate to travel. The emphasis will still be on communication rather than mastery of concepts covered. There is no English spoken in this class. Course code: HUM 026 PEN: Nov. 2 - 28, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $104 (+ materials + GST)
Spanish - Level II Take it to the next level and improve your Spanish speaking skills so you can have more in-depth conversations. Course code: HUM 003 KEL: Jan. 10 - Feb. 21, 2018, Mon & Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. VER: Nov. 7 - Dec. 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST) Spanish - Level III offered in Kelowna Feb. 2018
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WRITING Keys to Creating Books Children Want to Read Do you have what it takes to write a children’s book? We will look at your heroes and villains, your rhyme and reasons, and whether or not you should provide your own graphics. This workshop is for those interested in writing books for children aged three to eight years of age. Bring your ideas, partial, or complete books for group discussion and critique. Course code: COA 266 KEL: Oct. 21 & 28, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $109 (+ GST)
The Media Playbook: Intro to Public Relations Getting your message out has never been so easy, yet so hard. There are more ways to talk to an audience than ever before, but who is listening? How can you be heard above the cacophony? Learn the ropes of media and public relations from an expert. Course code: COA 268 KEL: Nov. 15 - 23, Wed & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $199 (+ GST)
Yoga and Reflective Writing You’ve probably heard that the body and mind are not separate, but what does that really mean? The combined practice of yoga and journal writing allow you to explore your body and mind and how they work together. The practice helps you tap into your thoughts, which ultimately lead to your choices. Stretch your body, increase your awareness, and make healthier choices for yourself. (Please bring a yoga mat, a small blanket, and a journal/ paper and pen.) Course code: COA 270 KEL: Nov. 18 - Dec. 2, Sat, 9 - 11 a.m. $119 (+GST)
Spanish - Level I This 24-hour course will equip you with the basic tools for functioning in a Spanish-speaking environment. Practice saying and hearing common phrases so your Spanish conversations can become more meaningful and engaging. Focus is on everyday usage of the language, basic conversation, and vocabulary. Course code: HUM 002 KEL: Oct. 24 - Nov. 30, 2017, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. VER: 1. Sept. 20 - Nov. 1, Mon & Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. 2. Sept. 26 - Nov. 2, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
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LEISURE & LIFESTYLE AGRICULTURE & GARDENING
Landscape Horticulture Certificate
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Beekeeping Basics Learn what the handling of honeybees is all about. Beekeeping Basics covers the essentials of beekeeping, will prepare you for the initial start-up of your own bee colony, and you will soon be producing your own honey. This course will have a practical session in a working Bee Yard. Course code: PIR 395 KEL: Oct. 21 & 22, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sun, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $199 (+ materials + GST)
Beekeeping – an Introduction This 24 hour course provides an overview on how to get started with honeybees. Topics include equipment, bee biology, seasonal management, pests and diseases, nutrition, honey harvest and marketing. There will be one field day included for students to get hands-on experience. Course code: PIR 626 PEN: Jan. 30 - March 13, Tue, 6 - 9 p.m. $299 (+ GST)
Seasonal Wreaths & Centers Learn the basics of designing wreaths and table centrepieces using beautiful natural greens and embellishments. Bring your garden gloves, pruning shears, and any special decorations you want to include. All materials needed to make a wreath and centrepiece will be provided. Course code: FA 099 KEL: Nov. 19, Sun, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 26, Sun, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $64 (+$45 materials + 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 VER: 1. Sept. 19, Tue, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sept. 24 & Oct. 1, Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2. Oct. 4, Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Oct. 7 & 8, Sat & Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $59 (+ GST)
This course will introduce you to several different types of painting and help you develop your own personal artistic style. A variety of techniques will be introduced such as colour theory, brush strokes, shading and blending. Course code: FA 126 KEL: Sep. 23 - Oct. 7, Sat, 1 - 5 p.m. $129 (+ materials + GST)
Calligraphy – Classic Italic Of the many historical scripts used today, the italic script is the one most widely associated with calligraphy. It is popular, classic, elegant, and versatile. Students will learn the basic italic letterform, develop a keen eye for space, and gain confidence using the broad-edged dip pen. Layout and design tips and techniques will be introduced, as well as working with other water media. Supplies may be purchased from the instructor the first evening at a cost of approximately $15 (supplies include dip pen, ink and paper). Course code: FA 001 KEL: Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. $109 (+ GST)
Natural Soap Making
Make high-quality, lathering soaps using basic ingredients in this hands-on class. Your instructor demonstrates the process during the first class and then you make your own batch of soap in the second class. You will be provided with the materials to create approximately 20 bars of unscented soap. Please bring your own herbs, spices and aromatherapy oils to customize your soap. You will receive a list of basic kitchen equipment to bring for the second class. Course code: PIR 080 KEL: 1. Oct. 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 2. Oct. 24 & 26, Tue & Thu, 6 - 7:30 p.m. $59 (+ materials + GST)
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & CARE Achieving Life Balance Are you really leading a balanced life? Or are you off track, distracted, or simply losing sight of your priorities. There are no simple answers to achieving your personal balance in life, but in this session you will re-assess where you are and discover new tools to help you re-align your plans for the future. Course code: PIR 016 PEN: Oct. 11, Wed, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $45 (+GST)
Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times This introduction to ayervedic philosophies will open the door to understanding your own dosha type and how that relates to your current state. Our minds are far more powerful than we realize in our health and the ancient systems acknowledge the link between our mental and physical well-being. Tools such as meditation, body work, yoga asanas, and nutrition will also be discussed. Course code: PIR 656 KEL: Oct. 21, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1p.m. $89 (+ GST)
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LEISURE & LIFESTYLE Am I Ready to Retire?
What is Mindfulness and What Will it Do For Me?
This workshop, facilitated by a certified retirement coach and financial advisor, will help you determine your level of readiness to retire, explore your options and develop a plan to make your transition easier. Participants will need to complete the LifeOptionsProfile ™ assessment online prior to the workshop. Course code: PIR 653 KEL: Nov. 14 & 16, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. PEN: 1. Sept. 12 & 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 2. Nov. 4, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $80 (+ $70 materials + GST)
Participants will be guided through a mindful eating meditation where taking note of every sensory experience will be the focus. In this short introduction we will: explore the benefits of paying attention to experiences in the present moment, look at ways to integrate mindfulness into everyday life and finally consider the effect of mindfulness on well-being and overall health. Course code: PIR 655 KEL: Oct. 5, Thu, 7 - 9 p.m. $64 (+ materials + GST)
Launching your Encore Career
If you plan to work in some capacity after the traditional age of retirement, come explore some of the Encore career options available to you. Included in the course is a 60 minute 1:1 coaching session to discuss personal circumstances. Course code: PIR 652 KEL: Sept. 26 - Nov. 7, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. (no class Oct 31) PEN: Sept. 13 - Oct 18, Wed, 7 - 9 p.m. $260 (+ materials + GST)
This hands-on workshop introduces you to the basics of self-care using reflexology, a natural healing art of applying pressure to reflexes in the feet, hand, and ears which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the body’s natural functions. Course code: HLT 045 KEL: Oct. 1, Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $109 (+ GST)
Spice up your Life
Course code: HLT 120 KEL: Nov. 17 - 19, Fri, 6 - 10 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., & Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $379 (+ materials + GST)
Entertain your taste buds with new flavours and make food easier to digest allowing nutrients to absorb. Eating healthy and wholesome foods is of little use when your body isn´t able to absorb all the nutrients it needs. Good digestion is vital for health. For thousands of years and throughout many cultures and different ancient health systems, herbs and spices are known for their medicinal benefits and balancing qualities. In this short course we´ll discuss several spices and talk about easy ways to integrate them into everyday life. Course code: PIR 654 KEL: Oct. 12, Thu, 7 - 9 p.m. $64 (+GST)
Basic Dog Grooming Level 1
This unique holistic training is for beginners and bodywork professionals and includes techniques from a wide range of bodywork therapies. With a combination of theory and handson sessions, you will explore an intense study of the body/mind connection, how and where we store blocked energy throughout the body, and how to locate these blocks and move them out using practical techniques.
Feeling stuck? Embrace the feeling and free your mind. Move beyond body connections. Realize that you have the power to change your world. Believe in your self and create your reality! Knowing that every art form has its own emotional link, we will utilize this knowledge and engage in four interactive art forms: drama – movement – poetry – visual art. Course code: PIR 630 KEL: Oct. 17 - 27, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $119 (+ GST)
Meditation for Beginners Often shrouded in mystery, meditation is in fact a very simple process. With guidelines and a little practice, you can discover the peace and joy within. For those who desire a simple, straightforward guide to the basics, this course will teach the benefits of stress reduction, inner peace and relaxation through incorporating meditation into your daily life. Course code: PIR 008 VER: Oct. 4 - 25, Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. $64 (+ GST)
Learn techniques to groom your dog from start to finish: bathing, scissoring, clipper use and technique, nails and ears. The instructor will bring a dog for demonstration purposes. Please do not bring your dog to class. Course code: PIR 620 PEN: 1. Oct. 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. 2. Nov. 21 & 23, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $78 (+ GST)
Dog Grooming Level 2 This course is for you. Expand your knowledge of basic grooming to work on various breeds and understanding grooming on a seasonal basis. Learn techniques, cuts and training tricks to help you get the job done. Bring your own tools; however, additional tools are available for students to use and evaluate in relation to their requirements. The instructor will bring a dog for demonstration purposes. Please do not bring your dog to class. Course code: PIR 619 PEN: 1. Nov .7 & 9, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. 2. Dec. 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. $78 (+ GST)
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE Therapy Dog Workshop This workshop provides training ideas, practical circumstance and practice on how to prepare your dog to complete an evaluation offered by Companion Paws Canada that will be equal to the standards of Therapy Dogs International. Bring your dog to class. Dogs need to be friendly, good with people of all ages and not aggressive to other dogs. Dogs are expected to be clean and healthy with up to date vaccinations. Bring proper leads and collars so your dog is always manageable in the group. There is no age limit on dogs for the workshop. Course code: PIR 651 PEN: 1. Sept. 26, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. 2. Oct. 24, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. 3. Nov. 28, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
PHOTOGRAPHY Digital SLR Cameras for Beginners This longer course combines indoor class time with an outdoor field trip. Learn about your d-SLR camera’s exposure options, ISO session sensitivity, lighting and composition, resolution and focus, downloading and organizing images, plus other basic techniques. Course code: COA 261 VER: Oct. 4 - 18, Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. & Oct. 14, Sat, 9 - 11 a.m. (outdoor field trip) $115 (+ GST)
Introduction to d-SLR: Discover your Camera So you have a d-SLR, but are still taking pictures on auto, not sure what all those buttons and dials do? Explore the different features and settings and discover what they mean, we’ll look at what lenses to use and how you can take better and improve the quality of the pictures you take. Start to use your d-SLR to its full potential and enjoy picture taking even more. What to bring to class: d-SLR camera, any additional lenses, fully charged batteries, memory card, owner’s manual and all your questions. Course code: COA 264 KEL: 1. Sept. 20 & 27, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 2. Oct. 18 &, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m.. 3. Nov. 4, Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PEN: 1. Sep. 26 & 28, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 2. Oct. 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8:30 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
The Next Step d-SLR: Exploring Functionality Explore shutter speed, play with apertures, and introduce ISO and white balance. Learn how to take night shorts and capture fast moving objects. All this information will be presented in an easy to understand format with time to practice your new skills. What to bring to class: d-SLR camera, any additional lenses, fully charged batteries, memory card, owner’s manual. Course code: COA 265 KEL: 1. Nov. 1 & 8, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 2. Nov. 15 & 22, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m. PEN: Nov. 7 & 9, Tue & Thu, 6 - 8:30 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
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RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING Becoming an Executor 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. KEL: 1. Oct. 12, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. 2. Nov. 14, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. VER: Oct. 17, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
Basic Estate Planning 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 KEL: Nov. 1, Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. PEN: Oct. 5, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. VER: Nov. 7, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
Advanced Estate Planning This course will illustrate what problems can arise when estates are badly 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) that face couples who are in a second marriage. Course code: PIR 543 KEL: Nov. 23, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. PEN: Oct.10, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
Top 10 Estate Planning Errors (and How to Avoid Them) Come spend time with a lawyer with 20 years of experience who will share thoughts on the ways that estate planning (or, more often, failure to plan) can lead to breakdowns in family relationships and unnecessary taxes and legal fees. Course code: PIR 628 KEL: Dec. 6, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
PROGRAMS & COURSES DISTANCE EDUCATION AT OKANAGAN COLLEGE Fit education into your life with the flexibility of online learning! We offer certificate programs, academic courses, and general interest courses. To highlight a few, coming up this fall are: • Certificate programs in Bookkeeping, Gastroenterology Nursing, Occupational Health and Safety, Project Management • Academic, University Transfer courses in Arts, Business Administration, Health, Science, Office Administration • General interest courses in Gardening, Interior Decorating, Wine Studies
Visit us at okanagan.bc.ca/distance for a complete list Are you looking for a course that is not on our list? Okanagan College has a unique partnership with LERN (Learning Resources Network) to offer over 150 online UGotClass courses. UGotClass Courses include: • Google Analytics • Graphic Design for Visual Presentations • Creative Problem Solving • Introduction to Game Design • Workplace Ethics and Etiquette
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TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection
Designated Inspection Facility Operator Training Course
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. drivers’ 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. Sept. 9 & 10, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 2. Sept. 23 & 24 3. Oct. 14 & 15 4. Nov. 18 & 19 5. Dec. 16 & 17 $195
This eight-hour course ensures that new DIF operators receive the required knowledge to effectively participate in the Vehicle Inspection Program and ensure that all vehicles inspected at their facility meet all applicable safety standards for on highway use. Course Code: LAT 019 Online: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 $169 + textbook
CFC Emissions – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning This mandatory on-line training course is based on Environment Canada’s Code of Practice for reducing CFC Emissions in the Refrigeration and Air Condition Industry and to prepare individuals working in the industry for the BC Legislation on Ozone Layer Protection. Course code: CON 022 Online: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 $150 includes materials
Construction Safety Training Systems This online course is designed for individuals who are looking at entering into the construction/oilfield fields. The training consists of a variety of modules which contains lessons, reviews and exam. Course code: CON 023 Online: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 $75
Cross Connection Control – Backflow Preventer Tester’s License For workers involved in the installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices. This course is a prerequisite for certification as a “Backflow Tester” through the BC Waste Water Association (BCWWA). Individuals must also register for the CCC Exam the Monday following the course. Course Code: CON 041 KEL: Oct. 17 - 20, Tue - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. $625
Cross Connection Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification This nine-hour course is for BCWWA certificate holders in Cross Connection Control who need to recertify. Course Code: CON 047 KEL: Oct. 20 & 21, Fri, 6 - 9 p.m. & Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $295
Cross Connection Control Exam Individuals registered in either CON 041 CCC Certification or CON 047 CCC Recertification, must register for this exam. You must also register with www.bcwwa.org minimum of two weeks prior to the course. Course Code: CON 048 KEL: Oct. 23, Mon, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $195 per exam Please check okanagan.bc.ca/trades to determine what those are.
FSR ABC 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 Sept. 25 – Dec. 11 $855
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: 1. Sept. 9 & 10, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2. Nov. 18 & 19, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PEN: Oct. 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. VER: Oct. 21 & 22, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $290 (includes manual)
Gasfitter “B” and Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualifications (formerly “C”) This course is designed for those in the plumbing and heating trades wishing to obtain their gas fitting certifications. Students must establish eligibility to challenge the exam with the BC Gas Safety Authority. Qualifications require students to be a journeyperson or hold of TQ Certification (BC) in the plumbing, sprinkler fitter, refrigeration mechanic or steamfitter/pipe fitting trades. Course Code: CON 049 KEL: Sept. 12 - Dec. 14, Tue & Thu, 5 - 8 p.m. $890
Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program 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: Nov. 18, 25, 26, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $355 (+ textbook)
Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 Practical Re-Assessment Challengers are required to bring professional uniform and knife sets. Course Code: PS 113 (PC 1); PS 112 (PC2) PS 111 (PC3) KEL: Oct. 14, Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $475
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PASCALE DINEL Graduate – Viticulture
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“I had been working in the wine industry for eight years when I applied for the certificate. I wanted to acquire more in-depth knowledge that would help me to further advance in the industry.”
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PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 267 hours (+ 40 hours work experience) LOCATION: Penticton Jan. 8 - Mar. 28, 2018 TUITION: $3,133 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Gain the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard or land your dream job in viticulture. Through this program you’ll 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’ll learn vineyard management, vineyard equipment operation, maintenance, and safety.
Okanagan College is located in the heart of wine country in the beautiful Okanagan Valley -- the perfect place to learn what it takes to grow the best grapes and produce, sell and enjoy the best wines. Our graduates have gone on to become award-winning winemakers and vineyard managers with national and international experience. Today, our alumni can be found in many of the province’s bustling vineyards and wineries.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 147 hours (+ 30 hours work experience) LOCATION: Penticton Sept. 23, 2017 - March 25, 2018 TUITION: $1,637
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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 258 hours (+ 50 hours work experience) LOCATION: Penticton Sept. 30, 2017 - June 27, 2018 TUITION: $3,992
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Winery Assistant Certificate
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside the many master winemakers in our region as an assistant winemaker, cellar hand or winery owner. Learn the scientific principles underlying grape and wine production, influences on wine quality, industry terminology, winery equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, wine sensory evaluation, and marketing and sales practices. We believe learning should be hands-on and that’s why we connect you with what’s really happening in the wine industry. That’s why our programs are taught by experienced professionals and include field trips, guest speakers, and work experience placement.
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Wine and Spirit Education (WSET) WSET offers professional wine and spirits certification from one of the most internationally recognized institutes in the world. Okanagan College has partnered with Fine Vintage, Canadaâ€™s leading provider of world class wine education, to offer WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 in the purpose built B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre on Okanagan Collegeâ€™s Penticton campus. Fine Vintage has won the ultra-prestigious Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year. If you want to learn about wine, for business or pleasure, then these internationally recognized certification courses are perfect. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was established in London in 1969 and currently offers their prestigious wine courses in over 60 countries and 18 languages. These courses are considered to be the gold standard in wine education and Fine Vintage is the Harvard of wine school organizations. Expert instructors take you on a journey through the wine world and guide you through tastings of benchmark wines. Fine Vintage is owned and operated by James Cluer, Master of Wine.
For more information on course dates, prices and to register please visit FineVintageLtd.com
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WINE & FOOD STUDIES COOK TRAINING Red Seal Cook Refresher Are you ready to complete your Cook Red Seal certification? With a blend of theory and practical skills, this 10-day, hands-on refresher course is designed to prepare culinary professionals to challenge both the Practical Assessment and the final written Red Seal exam. Admission Requirements: Participants must be pre-approved by the Industry Training Authority to challenge the certification. This approval process typically takes four weeks to complete. Valid Food Safe Level 1 Certificate Course code: PS 122 KEL: Sept. 5 - 15, Mon - Fri, 10:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. KEL: Sept. 18 - 29, Mon - Fri, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $1,200 (+ supplies - list to be provided to student)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES Students must be 19 years of age or older.
The Perfect Holiday Pairing Whether you prefer champagne, beer, a great cocktail or a glass of local wine, enjoy an evening in our B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre to learn a few simple rules to pair them up with a visually stunning, but simply prepared, appetizer that will make your guests feel like you spent all day thinking of them. Together with a chef, you will create and taste, four holiday themed appetizers, paired with fantastic local libations. Course code: PIR 492 PEN: Nov. 28, Tue, 7 - 9 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
Understanding Food & Wine Pairing Enjoy an overview of wine styles, wine production and sensory evaluation of wine. A combination of theory and practical exercises cover factors in food and wine that affect pairing. Youâ€™ll learn about traditional pairings, the modern approach to pairing, and multi-course pairing with single and multiple wines. Course code: WINE 31 KEL: Jan. 8 - Mar. 19, & Mar. 26, from 1:30 - 9:30p.m. $766.42 (+ GST)
Introduction to Grapes and Wine This course will introduce the various legal, health, historical, production, viticultural regions and marketing aspects of the wine trade in Canada. An overview of wine styles from around the world; packaging and presentation; cellaring; and sensory evaluation. Course code: WINE 21 PEN: 1. Sept. 30 - Dec. 2, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2. Jan. 8 - 26, 2018, Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $726.81 (+ GST)
Red Varietals: B.C. vs the World Have you ever wondered why a bottle of wine labelled as Merlot tastes different from one country to another? Sample B.C.â€™s top five red varietals and compare them against the same varietals from other countries. Course code: PIR 587 PEN: Oct. 3, Tue, 7 - 9 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
BC WINE SERVER COURSE Access the self-paced 90-minute course on our website
Sensory Wine Tasting Go from novice to pro with this introduction to wine tasting using a systematic approach to identify appearance, aroma, flavor and varietal characteristics in some benchmark B.C. and international wines. Course code: AGR 172 PEN: Nov. 7, Tue, 6 - 9 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
INDEX ©Fluid Mindscapes 29 Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate 14 Aboriginal Student Wellness and Safety 15 Achieving Life Balance 28 Acrylic Painting - Get started 28 Advanced Estate Planning 30 Advanced Foot Care 25 Advanced GIS Certificate 9 Advanced WordPress: Customize Your Website 12 Advocating and Supporting Aboriginal Students and Families 15 Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection 18 Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection 33 Am I Ready to Retire? 29 Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times 28 Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate 9 Autism Spectrum Certificate 14 AutoCAD Skills Certificate 9 Basic Accounting Certificate 4 Basic Dog Grooming Level 1 29 Basic Estate Planning 30 Basic Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner 6 Becoming an Executor 30 Beekeeping - an Introduction 28 Beekeeping Basics 28 Bookkeeping Certificate 4 Bookkeeping Made Easy 6 Building Service Worker Certificate 16 Calligraphy- Classic Italic 28 CDA Orthodontic Module 25 CDA Prosthodontic Module 25 CFC Emissions- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 33 Coding Fundamentals 12 Coding Fundamentals 18 Communicating: Beyond the Basics 8 Computer Essential for 50+ - Level I 10 Computer Essential for 50+ - Level II 10 Computer Fundamentals 10 Computer Keyboarding 10 Computer Maintenance 10 Computer Training for Business 6
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Construction Estimating 6 Construction Project Management 8 Construction Safety Training Systems 33 Cook Training 18 CPR C/AED 20 CPR C/AED - HCP Level 20 CPR C/AED Recertification 20 Cross Connection Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification 33 Cross Connection Control- Backflow Preventer Tester’s License 33 Cross Connection Control Exam 33 Dealing with Crisis 24 Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate 23 Designated Inspection Facility Operator Training Course 33 Developing Talent and Coaching 6 Digital Camera Courses 10 Digital SLR Cameras for Beginners 30 Dog Grooming Level 2 29 DRUPAL Web Developer Certificate 9 Easy WordPress Websites 12 Education Assistant Certificate 14 Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR B 20 Emergency First Aid and CPR A 20 Engaging Your Workforce 8 Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate 16 Excel in a Day - Level I 11 Excel in a Day - Level II 11 Excel in a Day - Level III 11 Facebook Advertising Basics for Your Business 12 Facebook Pages for Marketing Success 12 Facebook Pages: For Marketing Success & WordPress 6 Fall Protection 22 Fall Protection (OSSA certified instructor) 18 Finding Green Jobs in a Green Economy 18 Fitness Theory 19 Floral Design Certificate 16 FOODSAFE -Level I 18 Forklift Truck Operator- New Operator 33 Foundations of 3D Printing 12 French- Level I 26
FSR ABC 33 Fund Development Overview 18 Fundamentals of Insurance 18 Gasfitter “B” and Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualifications (formerly “C”) 33 Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate 23 GMAT® Test Preparation 8 Goal Setting and Time Management 8 Group Fitness 19 H2S Alive 18 Healing Massage 29 Hospitality Service Training Certificate 16 iCloud & iTunes 11 Interior Decorating Certificate 17 Intro to Email Marketing 12 Intro to Google Analytics 12 Intro to Google for Android Phones 10 Introduction to d-SLR: Discover your Camera 30 Introduction to Google AdWords 12 Introduction to Grapes and Wine 37 Introduction to Macs 11 Introduction to Substance Use Counselling 18 Introduction to Substance Use Counselling 25 iPad for Absolute Beginners- Level I 10 iPad for Absolute Beginners- Level II 11 iPhones & iPads 11 Keys to Creating Books Children Want to Read 26 Landscape Horticulture Certificate 17 Landscape Horticulture Certificate 28 Launching your Encore Career 29 Leadership and Change Certificate 4 Leadership Skills Certificate 5 Leading Workplace Teams 8 Learner-Centered Instructor Certificate 14 Living Life to the Full 24 Managing Conflict 8 Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate 23 Medical Office Assistant Certificate 23 Meditation for Beginners 29 MS Office Fundamentals 10 Natural Soap Making 28
INDEX Non-Violent Crisis intervention CPI Training 25 Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate 23 Occupational First Aid - Level I 21 Occupational First Aid - Level II 21 Occupational First Aid - Level III 21 Occupational First Aid - Level III Exam Prep 21 Occupational Health & Safety Certificate 17 Outlook - Introduction 10 Payroll Compliance Legislation 7 Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification 7 Payroll Fundamentals 1 7 Payroll Fundamentals 2 7 Payroll Workshop 6 Personal Training 19 Plain Language for Business 6 Portfolio Building Workshop 12 Positive and Creative Problem Solving 6 PowerPoint in a Day 11 Prenatal Condensed Series 25 Prenatal Extended Series 25 Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program 33 Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 Practical Re-Assessment 33 Project Management Certificate 5 Project Management - The Foundation of Success 8 QuickBooks 10 QuickBooks Pro 6 Recruitment and Selection: Hiring the Best 7 Red Seal Cook Refresher 37 Red Varietals: B.C. vs the World 37 Reflexology Workshop 29 Responding to Anxiety in Children & Youth 25 Seasonal Wreaths & Centers 28 Sensory Wine Tasting 37 Sign Language 26 Spanish Conversation for Travelers - Level 1 26 Spanish Conversation for Travelers - Level 2 26 Spanish for the Absolute Beginner 26 Spanish- Level I 26 Spanish- Level II 26
Spice up your Life 29 Standard First Aid & CPR Level C 20 Taking Better Minutes 7 Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate 15 Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate 26 The Media Playbook: Intro to Public Relations 26 The Next Step d-SLR: Exploring Functionality 30 The Perfect Holiday Pairing 37 Therapy Dog Workshop 30 Top 10 Estate Planning Errors (and How to Avoid Them) 30 Traffic Control Person Certification 22 Transportation Endorsement (TE) 21 Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 22 Understanding Depression 25 Understanding Food & Wine Pairing 37 Viticulture Certificate 35 Weight Training 19 What is Mindfulness and What Will it Do For Me? 29 When Managers Become Coaches 7 Wild Mushroom Identification 28 Wilderness and Remote First Aid 20 Wine Sales Certificate 35 Winery Assistant Certificate 35 Word in a Day- Level I 11 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHIMS) 18 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems 2015 (WHIMS) 22 Writing for the Web 7 Yoga and Reflective Writing 26 Yoga Fitness 19 Your Mission in Commission 7
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, fax, email, mail or in person. Special refund polices apply to courses where indicated. Check the policy when registering. 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.
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