Read how Alice George is using her life experiences and education to provide meaningful support for Indigenous communities.
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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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ALICE M. GEORGE
Alice George admits that making the decision to go back to school was hard, but finding a program that would allow her to give back to her community and explore her Aboriginal heritage was easy. Inspired to learn how to help others, Alice relocated her family so that she could enrol in the Aboriginal Community Support Worker (ACSW) certificate program at Okanagan College. “The program gave me a better understanding of Indigenous history and current issues facing Indigenous communities today,” says Alice. “If you’re willing to dig deeper and become self-aware of your own biases and values, you can really build on your professional skills. That is when the work becomes most interesting.”
The ACSW program prepares learners to support and assist Indigenous individuals and families, both on- and off-reserve, to enhance their quality of life. “The College was such a welcoming place to go to school and my experience has inspired me to pursue additional post-secondary education. My perspective has really shifted – I now have a much more compassionate and empathetic view on how to support others.”
ALICE M. GEORGE Graduate – Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 66 hours LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon PEN: 1. Sept 11 – Nov 27, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan 7 – Mar 29, 2019, Mon & Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. KEL: 1. Oct 2 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2. Accepting applications for Winter 2019 VER: Oct 2 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. TUITION: $600
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 123 hours LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon & online PEN: Jan 8 – May 28, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. KEL: Jan 22 – Jun 11, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. VER: Jan 22 – Jun 11, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. ONLINE: Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar & May TUITION: $1,408
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 138 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 29, 2018 – Mar 3, 2019 TUITION: $4,324
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 Association 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).
Project Management 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 BUSINESS COURSES 5 Secrets to Using the Media to Market YOU Have you started your own business but aren’t sure how to get your name out there? Or do you want to increase your exposure to reach more customers? Veteran Okanagan news editor David Wylie will share insider secrets and show you the ropes of media and public relations. You’ll learn how to write a news release, how to pitch a story and how to use social media to promote your business. Course code: COA 268 KEL: Nov 7 – 15, Wed, & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $149 (+ GST)
Active Investing and Trading for Beginners Learn a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, FOREX and commodities. What are cryptocurrencies and cannabis stocks? How can you invest in them? Did you know you can make money when the market drops? Are you interested in learning a proven professional strategy to actively invest or trade in any market, up, down or sideways? Learn where to buy and where to sell with highest probabilities. We teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools and techniques to read any asset price chart and how to apply that to your trading plan and execute it on any investing/trading platform. This program provides structured lessons with plenty of practice time during and in between formal class time. You will learn this skill by doing it live on a simulated real-time platform. Course code: MGR 228 ONLINE: Sept 18 – Nov 8, Tue, Wed & Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m. $950 (+ GST)
Agile This two-day hands-on workshop will immerse you in the word of Agile Scrum. Agile methodologies are becoming the standard for delivering software and other types of projects as they continuously outperform traditionally managed projects. You will learn about iteration planning, product roadmap and backlog, estimating practices, user story development, iteration execution and retrospective. You will also learn about the Scrum ceremonies and team roles. The classroom will be split into teams and the instructor will coach the teams through a series of practical exercises allowing each team to practice their newly learned skills, tools and techniques. Course code: MGR 340 KEL: Sept 29 & 30, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
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 27, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $144 (+ materials + GST)
Bookkeeping Made Easy
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 will be amazed at how much you can learn in just six hours. Bring a pocket calculator to class. Course code: OFA 001 KEL: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 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 10 & 11, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. VER: Dec 17 & 18, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
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What is culture and why do people with diverse cultural backgrounds seem to behave differently? This practical workshop on cultural competence supports participants in developing enhanced intercultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity. Participants will examine their own perceptions, biases and cultural patterns in order to become more aware of the impact of cultural orientation on cross-communication and interaction. In this workshop participants will: 1) Develop a deeper awareness of the factors contributing to cultural patterns, acculturation and diversity. 2) Reflect on how their own personal cultural filter or map can lead to bias and misunderstanding. 3) Consider how to be a more effective at intercultural communication to foster greater understanding and preempt conflict or misinterpretation. Course code: MGR 407 KEL: Nov 30, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $144 (+ 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 13, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Plain Language for Business 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: Nov 30, 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 9 – 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $285 (+ materials + GST)
Discover how western enterprises and business people can implement insights from eastern philosophies into their search for more meaningful work, and find ethical paths to lasting prosperity. Students will reflect on their life’s purpose and passion, both as individuals and in organizations, and explore enlightened approaches to business planning, leadership, management, professional relationships and social entrepreneurship. Course code: MGR 395 PEN: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
HUMAN RESOURCE SERIES This is a five-part series consisting of one-day workshops focused on building a positive work environment for everyone at your organization. Whether you wish to develop valuable personal skills, further your professional goals, or start a career in HR, this series will help you to gain skills that you can apply to any workplace setting. These courses are offered at our Kelowna Campus or online–you pick the format that works for you.
Employee Standards and Employee Relations: Part 1 (3 days) Whether your organization is unionized or not, you will learn how to use solution-based or collaborative approaches to successfully improve labour/employee relations and avoid costly and disruptive disputes. Through group discussion you will analyze employment practices within both unionized and non-union environments. Practical examples include working conditions, human rights, progressive discipline, grievances and collective bargaining, using key resources such as the BC Labour Code and BC Employment Standards Act. Course code: MGR 384 KEL: Oct 4 – Oct 18, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $335 (+ GST)
Employee Engagement: Part 2 (2 days)
This course will teach you the process on how to become financially debt-free and ultimately take control of your money. You will learn how to set up an emergency fund, begin the process of becoming debt-free, saving and investing for retirement. Course code: MGR 050 PEN: Oct 2 – Nov 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $315 (+ textbook + GST)
Successful organizations have learned the importance of engagement and how to successfully retain an engaged workforce. Engagement is what separates great organizations from the others. This course provides effective motivational strategies as well as examines key elements of a successful engagement program gathered from the best engagement practices around North America. Working with others, learners build a positive and productive engagement framework for their organization. Course code: MGR 385 KEL: Oct 25 & Nov 1, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $225 (+ GST)
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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 24, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
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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 386 KEL: Nov 8 & 15, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $225 (+ GST)
BUSINESS Developing Talent and Coaching: Part 4 (2 days) 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 systematic 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 methods 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 KEL: Nov 22 & 29, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $225 (+ GST)
Performance Development: Part 5 (2 days) Setting up a performance plan that successfully connects employees to an organization’s goals is the best way to achieve improved productivity and positive and effective employee relations. It is also an important step in establishing a coaching culture. In this course, learners focus on the performance management cycle including setting expectations, monitoring successes and challenges and then reviewing performance against expectations. Using a coaching approach, learners gain the skills required to give effective feedback and identify action plans with a focus on results. Course code: MGR 376 KEL: Dec 6 & 13, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $225 (+ GST)
LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES 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
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 PEN: Oct 4, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KEL: Oct 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 5, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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 PEN: Oct 11, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KEL: Oct 19, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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BUSINESS 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 PEN: Oct 18, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KEL: Oct 26, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 19, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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 PEN: Oct 25, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KEL: Nov 2, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 26, Fri, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Goal Setting and Time Management Gain a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations into a planned approach and match your resources and timelines with your goals. Learn how to use your time effectively to keep you feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course ensure the time you invest results in solid and measurable results. Course code: MGR 327 PEN: Nov 1, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KEL: Nov 9, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Nov 2, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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. Relevant to seasoned construction professionals who wish to improve project performance, as well as those looking to advance their career in construction, 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. You will also learn about organizing project teams, material and labour acquisition, responsibility for pre-construction activities, working with owners, consultants and regulatory officials, contracts and legal issues, inspections and site safety. Develop best practices for successful projects through a case study type of format.
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Okanagan College is an Education Provider for the Homeowner Protection Office. This course qualifies for 32 Continuing Professional Development Credits. Course code: MGR 359 KEL: Dec 12 & 13, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. VER: Oct 1 & 2, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
Project Management - The Foundation for Success Learn and use the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. This skillsbased course provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to improve your project quality and performance right away. Course code: MGR 331 KEL: 1. Sept 27 & 28, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2. Nov 22 & 23, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $595 (+ GST)
SHIFT2LEAN COURSE SERIES The following courses have been designed to develop Lean Project Delivery capabilities. The courses also qualify for credit towards the Lean Construction Institute – Canada Lean Project Delivery Certification Program. These courses will help participants prepare to write the exams and qualify for the following estimated number of formal training hours. The certification program requires 10 hours of formal training for Lean Intern, 50 hours for Lean Practitioner, and 100 hours for the Lean Facilitator certification.
Getting Started with Lean Project Delivery Fundamentals Participants learn the fundamentals of the Lean Project Delivery (LPD) process and the business case for transforming to a lean culture through the introduction of LPD methodologies and tools. Using simulations, participants explore how LPD methodologies and tools can be used to influence and create better project outcomes while supporting collaborative, transparent and respectful work behaviours. Course code: MGR 411 KEL: Nov 26, Mon, 1 – 5 p.m. $275 (+ GST)
Collaboration Plus: How to Set Up and Manage the Big Room Participants learn how the Big Room lays the foundation for collaborative team behaviours and eliminates the silos often found in traditional project delivery. The course covers how the physical set up of the environment contributes to better behaviours and supports teams in performing at a high level. Participants leave the course with the tools and knowledge required to set up and effective Big Room. Course code: MGR 412 KEL: Nov 27, Tue, 1 – 5 p.m. $275 (+ GST)
BUSINESS Optimize Value with Target Value Delivery
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Participants learn how Target Value Delivery (TVD) improves the design process, creates the environment to design a set target and meets the owner’s requirements. Participants learn how working in collaborative cross-functional clusters can leverage the full knowledge base of the team with the end result of increased value for the client. Participants leave the course with the knowledge required to implement TVD on projects. Course code: MGR 414 KEL: Nov 28, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $495 (+ GST)
Participants learn the lean project delivery fundamentals including the elimination of waste, the reduction of variability and the improvement of work flow. The course covers why design commissioning needs to be part of the Target Value Design process and how the Last Planner System can be used to achieve challenging milestones, also known as “Done is Done.” A hands-on pull planning session demonstrates for learners how to collaboratively plan and deliver on the commitments and promises required for reliable work to occur. Course code: MGR 410 KEL: Nov 30, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $495 (+ GST)
Cross the Finish Line Early with the Last Planner System Participants learn how the Last Planner System (LPS) improves productivity through the creation of flow and the elimination of variability. Participants explore how pull planning enables last planners to make the commitments and promises needed for reliable work flow in a collaborative work environment. The course provides an overview of why trust and respect are the cornerstones of the LPS and how the continuous improvement cycle and the Plan-Do-Check-Act can be built into the planning methodology. Course code: MGR 413 KEL: Nov 29, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $495 (+ 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 DATES: Jan 7 – May 24, 2019 TUITION: $7,799 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 730 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon –Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna DATES: 1. Sept 10, 2018 – May 9, 2019 2. Jan 7 – Aug 20, 2019 TUITION: $9,026 (+ materials) NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 160 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some Saturdays LOCATION: Kelowna DATES: Oct 1, 2018 – Feb 18, 2019 Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TUITION: $3,191 (+ materials)
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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. Or, continue your studies in the Okanagan College Environmental Studies Diploma - GIS Option program.
Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate Do you dream of a career in music? Get started in the exciting world of music production, audio engineering, studio recording and live sound mixing. Our graduates are employed across the Okanagan Valley, working for major AV event services companies, or launching their own music careers and recording studios. Use industrystandard recording studio equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital recordings, and work on audio postproduction for film, video, computer animation and games. You will gain a solid hands-on foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and live sound engineering.
AutoCAD Skills Certificate Get the skills you need to launch or expand your career as a drafting technologist or technician within all levels of government, or in an architecture, engineering or industrial design firm. You can also follow the career path of a consultant for a construction, utility, resource or manufacturing company. You will gain hands-on skills with industry-standard AutoCAD software in preparing technical drawings for a variety of manufacturers, including those in the machining, electronics and woodworking fields. You will also learn how to prepare working drawings for architecture, surveying, mapping and graphic arts.
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 10 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 PEN: Sept 22 & 29, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Oct 4, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 13 – 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $169 (+ materials + GST)
Computer Keyboarding Why do you need to know how to type by touch? One word: speed. 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 7 – 28, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $124 (+ GST)
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MS Office Fundamentals Learn three powerful and popular Office programs to give your work a professional edge: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn how to create, design and format Word documents. Get a taste of the powerful capabilities of Excel and develop skills in working with spreadsheets, as well as using formulas and functions. Finally, learn the basics of PowerPoint to create and set-up a presentation, including working with text, graphics, pictures, colours and animations. Course code: COSS 302 PEN: Oct 13 & 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: 1. Oct 30 – Nov 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 27 – Dec 6, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $195 (+ materials + GST)
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Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level II 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 10 environment with confidence. Save time with multi-tasking, copy and pasting, and creating shortcuts on the desktop. Learn how to save to a 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 22 – 30, Mon & Tue, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 (+ 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 PEN: Oct 18, Thu, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level I This course is geared to the absolute beginner, starting with learning how to properly turn your iPad on and off, what the buttons do, how to change settings and how to update the operating system. We will explore these built-in apps: Safari, mail, camera, photos and Apple store. Bring your iPad to class. Course code: COSS 287 VER: Oct 24, 25 & 26, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. $94 (+ GST)
iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level II 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. Course code: COSS 289 VER: Oct 31, Nov 1 & 2, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. $94 (+ GST)
Social Media for 50+
COURSES FOR 50+ & ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Are you 50+ or an absolute beginner? Are you looking for a slowerpaced course that starts at the beginning? Then these courses are for you.
Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level I Are you 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 3, 10, 15 & 17, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 (+ GST)
Whether you want to use the social media tools to connect with friends and family, generate interest in a cause, or build your business, this course will introduce you to the more popular social media tools so that you are comfortable with these emerging technologies. During the class, students will begin to create their own online profiles, and learn how to protect their personal privacy and avoid social media pitfalls. Students must have Computer Fundamentals or equivalent basic computer skills. Students will need to have accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube prior to class. Bring your portable device: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. Course code: COSS 200 PEN: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY IN-A-DAY SERIES
CODING & DESIGN
Excel in a Day - Level I
Easy WordPress Websites
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 PEN: Nov 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: 1. Oct 12, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Oct 19, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Oct 23 & 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
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 PEN: Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: 1. Oct 13, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 (+ 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 26, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 2, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Nov 13 & 15, 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 16, 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: Nov 23, Fri, 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. This course is perfect for a beginner or if you are looking to refresh and upgrade your Word skills. Course code: COSS 220 PEN: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Oct 9 & 11, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $94 (+ materials + GST)
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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: 1. Oct 27, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
Intro to Web Basics HTML is the functional foundation that supports every single website. Once you become familiar with how it works, you will then discover how to add style with CSS. By creating a page together students will learn text formatting fundamentals, how to create hyperlinks and how to structure a page. You will also find out how to troubleshoot when something goes wrong with a web page and what next steps you can take on your journey into web design. Course code: COSS 097 KEL: Oct 3 – Oct 24, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $195 (+GST)
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 in the areas of life-drawing, perspective and digital art. 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. Course code: FA 163 KEL: Oct 2 – Dec 4, Tue, 5 – 7 p.m. $395 (+ GST)
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Visual Effects Workshop Would you like to learn how industry professionals create seamless VFX illusions on the latest blockbuster films like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy? Join Vancouver Film School and Okanagan College and complete your own VFX composite using industry standard software, Nuke. Whether you have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, these VFX workshops have everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study or to add new skills to your resume for industry work. We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, career changers and newbies. Led by an industry all-star Henrique Reginato (Foxcatcher, Dark Matter, Gotham, Almost Human, Timeless, Minority Report) you will master essential basics in Nuke, learn the VFX production pipeline, and complete a fully executed shot. During this course you will also learn about the animation industry in B.C.’s interior. Course code: COSS 322 KEL: Winter 2019 $550 (+ 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 find you and how engaged they are will help to grow your business. Course code: COSS 292 KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
Introduction to Google AdWords Trying to figure out how to use this powerful tool can be overwhelming. In this hand-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: Nov 3, Sat, 1 – 4 p.m. $49 (+ GST)
SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Pages for Marketing Success Facebook is not just for finding friends, it is also 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 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Nov 19 & 21, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $94 (+ GST)
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: 375 hours (includes 70-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Vernon DATES: Sept 24, 2018 – Feb 1, 2019 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 DATES: Sept 5 – Dec 12, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. TUITION: $1,847
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time and full-time, 417 hours (includes 120-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied (visit website for details) LOCATIONS: Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna & Vernon PEN: Sept 4, 2018 – Jan 17, 2019 (F/T) SUM: Accepting applications for Winter 2019 (F/T) KEL: 1. Winter 2019 held at George Elliott Secondary School (F/T) 2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019 (P/T) starting Nov 1 VER: Sept 4, 2018 – May 28, 2019 (P/T) TUITION: $4,010 (+ materials + textbooks) 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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Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate Are you interested in learning how to assist Aboriginal individuals and families, both on- and off-reserve, to enhance their quality of life? 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 entrylevel 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 through both theory and practical application how to cope with everyday issues, as well as major life transitions. Multiple strategies, concrete suggestions and in-depth resources are provided. Gain the knowledge you need to significantly enhance your quality of interactions with people with autism in home, school, daycare, social work or caregiver settings. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest.
Education Assistant Certificate Are you looking for a career that challenges and inspires you every day? Graduates work in elementary and secondary schools in B.C., helping children with diverse learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory and hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching materials, understanding school curriculum and maintaining progress records. You will also develop strong observational skills.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 24 â€“ Dec 16 TUITION: $1,023
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 and some Saturdays LOCATION: Kelowna DATES: Sept 18, 2018 â€“ Mar 9, 2019 TUITION: $2,546 (+ materials + textbooks)
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 (TESL) 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, as well as ways of managing your ESL classroom. You will also gain practical approaches to the teaching of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.
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 Continuing Studies office for current information.
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 114 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some Saturdays LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Apr 2 – Jun 22, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Accepting applications for Jan 2019 TUITION: $1,279
Building Service Worker Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and one Saturday per month LOCATION: Vernon DATES: Sept 4, 2018 – Jun 28, 2019 TUITION: $10,500 (+ approx. $2,000 materials + GST)
Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
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: Two evenings per week and Saturdays LOCATION: Kelowna DATES: Sept 25, 2018 – Jan 24, 2019 TUITION: $1,946 (+ $735 materials)
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 162 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied LOCATION: Kelowna & Vernon KEL: 1. Sept 17, 2018 – Apr 24, 2019, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan 8 – May 28, 2019, Tue & Thu, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. VER: Jan 14 – Jun 12, 2019, Mon & Wed, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. TUITION: $1,666 (+ materials + GST)
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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.
Are you ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist? Do you want to run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless possibilities in a professional spa environment, with industry-experienced instructors. You will learn the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments including spalevel 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 are 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 Are you 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.
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.
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied evening and daytime options (visit website for details) LOCATIONS: Kelowna KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Jan 11 – Feb 27, 2019, Mon, Wed & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. TUITION: $1,234 (+ materials + GST)
Landscape Horticulture Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 272 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Oct 15, 2018 – Nov 17, 2019 TUITION: $6,115
Occupational Health & Safety 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.
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.
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EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CANNABIS TRAINING
Pest Management for Cannabis Production -
Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest management for cannabis production. As an employer, learn how to be prepared for managing the legalization of cannabis in the workplace.
This workshop is for those growing cannabis plants indoors or outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal cannabis, those growing cannabis for personal use or those interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of interest to people working in greenhouse production of flowers and vegetables. Course code: AGR 200 PEN: Sept 14, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Oct 5, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 (+ GST)
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Cannabis Business Fundamentals This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the growing interest in medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging industry and regulatory environment under development. This course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities within the cannabis space. Topics include examination of external environmental trends that influence the business of marijuana, health and safety concerns, market potential, and an analysis of federal, provincial and local policy on the industry. Course code: MGR 406 KEL: Oct 9 & 16, Tue, 4 – 9 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Cannabis and the Workplace With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared for how they will manage the resulting issues coming to the workplace. This workshop will explore the rights of employers around the use of cannabis and the obligations for accommodation of medically prescribed marijuana. Legalization does not negate the employer’s right to set policy and it is critical to proactively update policies regarding alcohol and drugs to include use of cannabis. By the end of this course, students will be able to: • Identify the key issues around cannabis in the workplace • Identify the rights of employers as well as the obligations of both employers and employees for both recreational and medical marijuana • Draft changes to current policies on alcohol and drugs Course code: MGR 408 KEL: 1. Oct 23 – Oct 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 16, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Growing Your Own Cannabis Growing your own cannabis plants and being self-sufficient is possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can control the quality of the cannabis and you will also develop a fun, new hobby. Before you flex your green thumb, understand that growing cannabis indoors or outdoors presents a unique set of challenges and the sheer volume of information available on this subject can be overwhelming. This course provides key information for selecting seeds or clones, equipment requirements and the process of growing cannabis while adhering to the legal regulations. Course code: AGR 201 KEL: Nov 20 & 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $75 (includes materials + GST)
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Train to work in the expanding cannabis industry The Okanagan Valley is quickly becoming a leading region for cannabis cultivation. With several current and proposed cannabis production facilities popping up in the valley, this industry is posed to create hundreds of jobs for Okanagan residents. Okanagan College is currently developing training specifically designed to provide the core skills and solid foundation required for those interested in pursuing employment in this growing industry.
Cannabis Cultivation, Plant Production and Facility Practices Courses will cover the following topics: • Basic cannabis botany and plant science • Cannabis growth mediums • Crop harvesting and plant production • Various facilities and growing environments • Canadian and provincial regulations • Quality control requirements and processes
Retail Sales Courses will cover the following topics: • Cannabis regulations • Plant strains • Cannabinoids • Terpenoids • Flavonoids • Delivery methods • Sales and customer services For more information on this upcoming training, visit okanagan.bc.ca/cannabistraining
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS Basic Drafting Drafting is the language used in the construction industry for communicating ideas and instructions. Construction drawings are used for selling and building those ideas. Most construction and presentation drawings today are done on computers but the initial ideas and concepts are often still sketched out by hand. An understanding of hand drafting is still important to a drafter/designer. This introductory course will outline some of the basic techniques and terminology used for hand sketching and basic drafting. This course will be completed by hand, not with a CAD software program. Course code: EGR 015 ONLINE: Continuous intake. Students can register at any time and have two months to complete. $105 (+ materials + GST)
Cook Training Red Seal Cook Exam Refresher - See Wine & Food Studies
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 improper practices that cause food-borne illness, plus the top job hazards in food preparation and serving. Course code: PS 003 SUM: Oct 13, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. KEL: 1. Sept 29, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2. Dec 1, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. VER: 1. Sept 29, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Oct 27, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Nov 24, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Jan 19, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $68 (+ materials + GST)
Foundation in Motivational Interviewing Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-recognized style of counselling designed to strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. This workshop provides a basic overview of the key principles and strategies of MI. This workshop is designed for counsellors, nurses, social workers, healthcare workers and group home staff who are involved with clients having difficulty taking steps towards the changes that would improve their lives. Course code: LSS 022 PEN: Sept 29 & Oct 6, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $180 (+ GST)
Fundamentals of Insurance Recognized in most Canadian provinces as the premier pre-licensing 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 PEN: Sept 18 – Nov 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. plus Nov 27, Tue, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. KEL: Sept 26 – Dec 12, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. VER: Feb 12 – Apr 18, 2019, 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: Sept 21 – Oct 26, 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. Gain 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 VER: Oct 12, 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
FILM/MOVIE INDUSTRY TRAINING Do you want to work in the film industry? Entry into any department in the industry will have specific requirements. It is entirely up to your ingenuity and determination to get the training and experience you will need to fulfill those requirements. Start by gaining the basic knowledge you will need so that you can feel confident and prepared for your first day on set.
Background Etiquette on Set Background performers are also called extras. That is because they are the ‘extra’ performers needed in the scene to make it look realistic. If you are interested in becoming a background performer, it is important to understand the culture and etiquette of the on-set environment. This five-hour workshop is designed to introduce background performers to the information they will need to work confidently, efficiently and safely on film sets. Topics included are do’s and don’ts, terminology, routines, rules, paperwork, continuity, performance expectations and health and safety. Course code: FA 166 KEL: Sept 29, Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 (includes materials) + GST
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS Motion Picture Industry Orientation (MPIO)
(This training was previously referred to as the Film Industry Orientation/Set Etiquette course.) This is a comprehensive course developed by Creative B.C., the MPPIA (producers association) and industry labour organizations (the unions and guilds). It will provide you with the information you need to work on a film set. This course is mandatory when applying to any of the unions or guilds and required by most producers. Course topics include the structure of the B.C. film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette and communication skills. Course code: FA 112 KEL: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $75 (includes 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 30 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $369 (+ materials + GST)
Other relevant certificates/courses for working in the film industry: Fall Protection Traffic Control Person Certification Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems 2015 (WHMIS) Occupational First Aid – Level I Occupational First Aid – Level III - See First Aid & Safety
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: Jan 7 – Mar 21, 2019, Mon & Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $549 (+ materials + GST
Visual Effects Workshop
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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. 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: Sept 18 – Oct 23, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $299 (+ materials + GST)
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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: Oct 26, Fri, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Oct 27 & 28, Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov 3 & 4, 17 & 18, and 24 & 25, Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $369 (+ materials + GST)
Yoga Fitness Yoga moves can be part of any workout. This yoga course was collaboratively designed by both the yoga 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: (Call 250-862-5480 to add your name to the interest list) $349 (+ materials + GST)
FIRST AID & SAFETY FIRST AID & SAFETY Okanagan College is an approved Canadian Red Cross and WorkSafeBC Training Centre. Working with the latest equipment, Okanagan College’s First Aid instructors are fully qualified to deliver a complete range of training. 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 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 4, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: Nov 24, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $75 (+ materials + GST)
Emergency First Aid and CPR A Simple first aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for those who want an overview of first aid & CPR for the home or workplace. 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 28, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $79 (+ materials + GST)
CPR C/AED 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 26, Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3. Feb 2, 2019, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. VER: Oct 27, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $75 (+ materials + GST)
CPR C/AED - HCP Level Core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer 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 – EMS personnel, physicians, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists – who need a credentialed course. This course is also open to first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.
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 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 PEN: 1. Oct 26 & 27, Fri & Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Dec 1 & 2, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Feb 2 & 3, 2019, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. KEL: 1. Sept 15 & 16, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Sept 29 & 30, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Oct 20 & 21, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Nov 24 & 25, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5. Jan 12 & 13, 2019, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6. Jan 26 & 27, 2019, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: 1. Sept 18 & 19, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Oct 17 & 18, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3. Nov 5 & 6, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4. Dec 15 & 16, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $135 (+ materials + GST)
CPR LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS AND TARGET AUDIENCES Level A - Adult CPR: One rescuer - workplace and lay rescuer.
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.
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.
FIRST AID & SAFETY Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Occupational First Aid - Level II
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. Providing extended care for up to 24 hours is also covered as well as stretcher building, multiple casualty management and evacuation planning. Portions of the course are taught in an outdoor setting and require greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Course code: HLT 072 VER: Oct 26, 27 & 28, Fri, 5 – 10 p.m., Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (dinner break from 6 – 8 p.m.) night scenarios 8 – 10 p.m. Sun, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $199 (+ materials + GST)
This course is designed to provide advanced lifesaving skills to workers in industry that have quick access by the B.C. Ambulance Service. Primarily designed for the urban first aid attendant, this five-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 26 – 30, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $500 (+ materials + GST)
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 PEN: 1. Sept 29, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Jan 5, 2019, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. KEL: 1. Sept 9, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Oct 14, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Nov 18, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Dec 9, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5. Jan 6, 2019, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6. Jan 20, 2019, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7. Feb 3, 2019, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8. Feb 24, 2019, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: 1. Sept 12, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Oct 10, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3. Nov 17, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4. Dec 13, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $89 (+ materials + GST)
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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: Sept 24 – Oct 5, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $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: Sept 25 & 28, Tue & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Oct 1 – 5, Mon – Fri, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. $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 11, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $99
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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 KEL: Contact Chrissy Rombs at 250-762-5445 ext. 4533 for dates or to set up group course offerings.
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 9 & 10, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $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 This course is offered as contract training
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 22, Mon, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $59 (+ materials + GST)
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okanagan.bc.ca/cs **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. “In force” 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
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some Saturdays LOCATIONS: Vernon VER: Jan 17 – May 13, 2019 TUITION: $1,516 (+ materials + GST)
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 302 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 4, 2018 – Jun 30, 2019 TUITION: $6,342 (+ textbook + GST)
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 814 hours (includes 400-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Kelowna DATES: Oct 1, 2018 – May 13, 2019 Also accepting applications for May 2019 TUITION: $4,934 (+ materials + textbooks) NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 254 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some Saturdays LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon PEN: Accepting applications for Sept 2019 KEL: Sept 4, 2018 – Apr 18, 2019 VER: Sept 4, 2018 – Apr 26, 2019 TUITION: $3,198
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Dental Office Administrative Assistant 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.
Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate Are you a practicing RN or LPN looking to advance your nursing career? This online course is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of endoscopic (GI) nursing. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, pre- and post-nursing care for gastroenterology procedures performed in the ambulatory care setting, as well as the handling and care of scopes and accessories. 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 divided over three semesters.
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.
Medical Office Assistant Certificate Are you ready for a rewarding career as a medical office assistant, medical office receptionist or hospital ward secretary? This program will equip you with effective verbal and written communication skills using medical terminology, as well as time management skills. You will gain in-depth knowledge of medical office procedures, including computerized medical billing, medical office guidelines, and medical and legal ethical standards.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 439 hours (includes a 125-hour practicum) PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and Saturdays LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon PEN: Sept 12, 2018 – Jun 30, 2019 KEL: Sept 4, 2018 – Jun 30, 2019 VER: Sept 4, 2018 – Jun 30, 2019 TUITION: $5,291 (+ materials + GST)
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 421 hours PROGRAM FORMAT: Online DATES: 1. Sept 4, 2018 – Jul 20, 2019 2. Jan 7 – Nov 16, 2019 TUITION: $7,500 (+ textbook + GST)
Perianesthesia Nursing Certificate -
Are you ready to be a key member of a hospital health care team? This program will equip you with the practical skills to assemble and maintain patient charts, and handle the admission, transfer and discharge of patients. You will also learn how to process doctors’ orders relating to medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as surgical or treatment plans.
Are you a practicing RN looking to advance your nursing career? This online program is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of perianesthesia (PAR) nursing. This program includes theory, demonstrations and practical skills education in perianesthesia work areas. Topics include pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative care considerations for all perianesthesia phases with a focus on Phase 1. The PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certificate program prepares the graduate to write the PANC(C) specialty examination as per the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).
Are you an Okanagan College or Okanagan University College grad? All Okanagan College and OUC Graduates are eligible for a 10 per cent discount on most Continuing Studies courses. • Hundreds of courses for personal or professional development • Online courses that are fast, focused and flexible
HEALTH HEALTH COURSES Autism: An Understanding of the Spectrum The diagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in North America continue to rise dramatically and yet ASD is an enormous mystery to most people. This course is designed to give you a thorough and autism-friendly introduction to ASD. The instructor will share practical information, strategies and handy resource tips for anyone living or working with persons on the autism spectrum. Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE. Course code: BAED 038 KEL: Nov 1 – 15, Thu, 6 – 9:20 p.m. $209 (+ GST)
Living Life to the Full Twelve hours that can change your life. Do you 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, visit llttf.ca. Course code: HLT 169 PEN: Oct 3 – 24, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. KEL: Oct 18 – Nov 8, Thu, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $189 (+ materials + GST)
Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. The course is taught by certified instructor(s) from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Course code: HLT 170 PEN: Winter 2019 KEL: Nov 29 – 30, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $189 (+ GST)
Mental Health in the Workplace Learners are provided with information about the impact of mental illness, the importance of support from the workplace and strategies for helping someone who is suffering from a mental illness. This course also provides information about relevant, legal, ethical and business concerns as it relates to the workplace. This course supports the development of an empathetic and solutionfocused approach for a variety of situations. Course code: HLT 213 VER: Sept 18 & 19, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ONLINE: Sept 17 – Oct 5 $399 (+ GST)
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Oh Good Grief! How to Understand, Walk Through and Recover from Life’s Unexpected Takeaways This program takes students through an in-depth study of a reality common to everyone: loss and experiencing feelings of grief created from what was lost. Through information sharing, class discussion, brief video presentations and special guests, a wide variety of losses will be covered, ranging from minor to major with emphasis on their unique impact on the individual. Course outline includes: the art of understanding human behaviour, exploring the emotion of grief and other related feelings, and examining the principles and practices of recovery from what was taken away. Course code: HLT 212 PEN: Sept 18 – Oct 23, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m.
Responding to Anxiety in Children and Youth Anxiety problems affect nearly 65,000 youth in B.C. every year. 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: Nov 15, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide do not truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. This course is offered in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Course code: HLT 209 PEN: Sept 26, Wed, 6 – 9:30 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
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 22 – 26, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $695 (+ materials + GST)
HEALTH 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, write your examination and then visit the Kelowna campus for a hands-on clinical practice component. Course code: HLT 001 KEL: Jan 14 – Mar 31, 2019 $1,795 (+ materials + textbook + GST) NOTE: Limited availability, register early.
CDA Orthodontic Module
Are you looking for a flexible course that can prepare you to apply to CDSBC for your orthodontic assistant designation? Study theory at home, write your examination and then visit the Kelowna campus for a hands-on clinical practice component. Preference will be given to those employed by certified orthodontists. Course code: HLT 002 KEL: Jan 10 – Apr 22, 2019 $1,395 (+ $250 materials + GST) NOTE: Limited availability, register early.
Dental Assisting (Intro)
Designed for individuals not currently employed in the dental field who are considering a career as a dental assistant. This course provides information and activities to introduce students to the dental profession and enables individuals to make an informed choice with respect to a dental assisting career. This is a nonacademic course. Point Value: 1; used for selection criteria for the Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College. Course code: HLT 092 ONLINE: Continuous intake. Students can register at any time and have four weeks to complete. $79 (+ materials + 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 KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. VER: Nov 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $175 (+ GST)
Therapeutic TouchTM is a non-invasive technique that uses the flow of energy through the palms of the hands to soothe, promote relaxation and assist in healing. The therapy is practiced in many hospitals and clinics. The objectives of this course are to gain a basic understanding of the theory of open energy systems, grow familiar with the five basic steps of therapeutic touch, have a direct experience of working with energy fields during practice sessions and to nurture a budding confidence in one’s ability to provide effective intervention with therapeutic touch. This course is beneficial for everyone including those in the medical professions. VER: Oct 20 & 21, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $140 (+ materials + 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.
Prenatal Condensed Series 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.
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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 PEN: Sept 25 – Nov 1, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 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. This is an excellent course for Education Assistants, students in health care and education fields who work with deaf clients. Course code: HUM 008 SUM: Sept 27 – Nov 29, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. KEL: Sept 25 – Nov 27, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
Sign Language – Level II This is a continuation of the introductory course offered to individuals who wish to increase their American Sign Language literacy skills and for those who wish to expand their vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and cultural awareness. Course code: HUM 022 KEL: Sept 26 – Nov 28, Wed, 7 – 9 p.m. $159 (+ 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. This is a great course for people who want to get their feet wet one toe at a time. You will have a taste of the Spanish language by learning basic vocabulary and greetings at a slower pace. Course code: HUM 154 KEL: Sept 18 – Oct 16, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $139 (+ GST)
Spanish Conversation for Travelers – Level 1 An interactive course designed specifically for people who plan to travel to Spanish-speaking countries. Speaking and listening will be emphasized. Grammar concepts will be introduced. Course code: HUM 001 PEN: 1. Sept 25 – Oct 18, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. 2. Nov 6 – 29, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $104 (+ materials + 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 23 – Nov 29, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. VER: 1. Sept 19 – Oct 31, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. 2. Sept 25 – Nov 1, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
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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 15 – Feb 21, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. VER: Nov 6 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $159 (+ materials + GST)
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WRITING Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part I This online course offers students the opportunity to complete half of a book-length manuscript in fiction (novel or short-story collection) or creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essays or literary journalism). They will receive individual guidance from an acclaimed professional author, either Alix Hawley or Melanie Murray, including extensive feedback customized to their work’s specific needs. Students will make regular submissions over a 13-week period (to a maximum of 40,000 words). Course code: HUM 054 ONLINE: Sept 5 – Dec 6 $1,500 (+ GST)
A Memoir Writing There is a story about your life inside you, but maybe you do not know how to tell it. This course is an introduction to the art of memoir writing - today’s top-selling genre. Learn to move from idea to story map to starting a chapter. Find your voice and feel inspired to use it. Course code: COA 053 VER: Oct 23 – Nov 27, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m. $199 (+GST)
DIY Podcasting Learn how to put together, publish and promote a simple but professional interview-style podcast using free and affordable resources such as earbuds, a video call platform and a laptop/ computer. You will leave this workshop with a step by step plan for structuring your interviews, inviting people onto your podcast, and DIY editing and publishing it. Course code: PIR 681 VER: Oct 16 & 18, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $59 (+GST)
LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION
CYNTHIA HERNANDEZ GARCIA Being bilingual is a good personal investment. It provides students with a deeper understanding of cultures and richer travel experiences. It can open many doors professionally and facilitates better communication with Spanish native speakers around the world.”
CYNTHIA HERNANDEZ GARCIA Instructor – Spanish
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE AGRICULTURE & GARDENING Landscape Horticulture Certificate - See Employment Skills
You can become a beekeeper, whether you live in the big city, the suburbs or in the country. 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 20 & 21, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $199 (+ materials + GST)
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Pest Management & Pesticide Applicator Certificate
Do you know the difference between good and bad pruning? This workshop reviews important modern concepts, such as good tree structure, what and where to cut, as well as pruning tools and their maintenance. There is a strong focus on minimizing cuts so the tree can heal rapidly. As a bonus, you will explore how to prune to encourage production in fruit trees. Designed for people working in the horticulture industry; home gardeners are also welcome. Course code: AGR 158 PEN: Mar 9, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. KEL: Feb 2, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Feb 9, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $119 (+ GST)
Wreath Making Made Easy Come and join us for a fun morning of beautiful wreath creations. Learn the basics of designing wreaths and table centerpieces using beautiful natural greens and embellishments. Bring your garden gloves, pruning shears, good cheer, friends and any special decorations you want to include. All materials needed to make a wreath and centerpiece will be provided. KEL: Nov 18, Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $64 (+$45 materials + GST)
This four-day class is designed for those applying pesticides or seeking employment in the industry. Explore management of common insect, disease and weed problems. Learn about product labels, safe handling practices, legislation and practical problems for calibration, with a strong focus on low-impact pesticides and non-pesticide methods of control. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs for additional course details and information on the final exam. Course code: AGR 043 PEN: 1. Mar 5 – 8, 2019, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Mar 12 – 15, 2019, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. KEL: Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2019, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. VER: Feb 5 – 8, 2019, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $235 (+ materials)
Wild Mushroom Identification
Calligraphy – An Introduction
This online course provides a basic understanding of cultural techniques that will enhance plant establishment, survival and health. It emphasizes practical approaches and solutions to gardening situations and problems encountered by both the novice gardener and grounds maintenance personnel. For students with no prior knowledge of plants or horticulture, also for persons already in the horticulture industry who deal with home garden issues on a regular basis, e.g., garden centre and grounds maintenance personnel. And, of course, it is ideal for homeowners who wish to take their gardening techniques to the next level. Module headings in this course include: Basic Botany, Plants for the West, Soils, Fertilizers, Disease and Insect Pests, Landscape Maintenance, Propagation, Pruning, Vegetable Gardening, Composting, Greenhouse, Container Gardens and Xeriscape Gardening. Course code: AGR 086 ONLINE: Continuous intake. Students can register at any time and have 12 months to complete. $336 (+ materials + GST)
Pruning Trees & Fruit Trees
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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: Sept 18, Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Sept 23 & 30, Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $59 (+ GST)
FINE ARTS A popular writing style of the Renaissance period, the Italic script is an elegant, classical style which remains most popular today. In this introductory class, 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. All supplies may be purchased from the instructor the first evening for $15 (supplies include pen nib, holder, ink and paper.) KEL: Sept 27 – Nov 1, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. $109 (+ materials + GST)
Craft Your Own Kombucha The health benefits of kombucha tea are endless. Kombucha is a probiotic beverage that contains enzymes and acids that aid in improving healthy digestion system, mood, energy levels, healthier skin and joint function. Learn how to make kombucha tea at home. Each participant will receive a take home starter kit and brewing instructions. Course code: PIR 693 KEL: Dec 1, Sat, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $69 (+ materials + GST)
Interior Decorating This exciting online course will cover topics from the first rough floor plan to the final accessory. This course will appeal to anyone interested in decorating their own homes with confidence, those working in the retail decor industry, or anyone considering the first step toward an interior decorating career. Topics covered include basic principles and elements of decorating, floor plans, furniture and fabrics, focal points, color schemes, window treatments, floor/ wall treatments, lighting and accessories. Course code: FA 016 ONLINE: Continuous intake. Students can register at any time and have two months to complete. $225 (+ 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 16 & 18, Tue & Thu, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 2. Nov 20 & 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 7:30 p.m. $69 (+ materials + GST)
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & CARE 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. These practices continue to be foundational in our holistic well-being. 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. Participants will take away a realization of their own dosha type with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses that type offers. Tools such as meditation, body work, yoga asanas and nutrition will also be discussed. Course code: PIR 656 PEN: Nov 20 & 22, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $89 (+ GST)
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils for health and wellness. Essential oils are the naturally occurring oils found in plants, leaves, trees, fruit and flowers. They have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier which makes them effective in treating not only physical aspects, but to promote mental and emotional wellbeing too. This beginner class will introduce you to the basics of aromatherapy, application techniques and the safe and practical uses of 10 basic oils for common ailments. Students will receive an essential oils kit that they will use to make blends and body care products in class. Course code: PIR 358 PEN: Oct 2 – 11, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $70 (+ materials + GST)
Body and Mind in Balance -
Get inspired, eliminate stress and create a spiritual well-being. Connect with yourself on a daily basis, decide what you need and then follow through to make it happen. This is a powerful course that will help you discover a three-stage inspired action plan, uncover challenges that could be slowing you down, develop clear goals and vision as well as a great sense of personal awareness. It is all about deciding what you need and taking small steps to move forward on your journey to a holistic lifestyle. Course code: PIR 290 PEN: Oct 23 – Nov 8, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $159 (+ GST)
Family History on the Internet This course will teach basic research techniques needed to start and develop your family tree. Many free internet websites are featured and demonstrated and some pay-per-view sites are discussed. Course code: PIR 621 PEN: Oct 3 – Nov 7, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $140 (+ 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 KEL: Oct 2 – 23, Tues, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. VER: Oct 3 – 24, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $64 (+ 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 3 – 17, Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Oct 13, Sat, 9 – 11 a.m. (outdoor field trip) $115 (+ GST)
Introduction to d-SLR: Discover your Camera
Join us as we explore apertures, shutter speed, ISO and different features and settings on your d-SLR. Discover what these features can do to improve the quality of the pictures you take. Start to use your d-SLR to its full potential. What to bring to class: d-SLR camera, any additional lenses, extra batteries or fully charged batteries, memory card, owner’s manual and all your questions. Course code: COA 264 PEN: 1. Sept 27 & Oct 2, Thu & Tue, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 2. Oct 18 & 23, Thu & Tue, 7 – 9:30 p.m. KEL: 1. Sept 18 & 25, Tue, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 2. Oct 16 & 23, Tue, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 3. Nov 6 & 13, Tue, 6 – 8:30 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE The Next Step d-SLR: Exploring Functionality
Once you have advanced past auto, it is time to understand in depth what you and your camera can create and do. This practical class will build on your basic understanding of apertures, shutter speeds and ISO using practical exercises to explore light as well as learning how to take night shots and capture fast moving objects. All this information will be presented in an easy to understand format with time to practice your new skills and have all your questions answered. What to bring to class: d-SLR camera, any additional lenses, extra batteries or fully charged batteries, memory card and owner’s manual. Course code: COA 265 PEN: Nov 8 & 13, Thu & Tue, 7 – 9:30 p.m. KEL: Nov 20 & 27, Tue, 6 – 8:30 p.m. $75 (+ GST)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Do you have a big collection of digital photos to edit? Do you want to spend less time at the computer and more time taking photos? This hands-on course will help you streamline your digital photography workflow as you organize and edit your photos. Course code: COSS 256 PEN: Nov 20 – Dec 6, Tue & Thu, 7 – 9:30 p.m. $279 (+ GST)
Advanced Estate Planning
Explore some of the more complex planning options that are available to you. This course will illustrate what problems can arise when estates are poorly planned, including a failure to properly establish mental capacity and the new onus of proof with regard to undue influence. We will then look at planning options to minimize probate fees and taxes payable by your estate, planning options for beneficiaries with disabilities, substance abuse issues and spendthrift problems. Finally, the course will cover the problems (and solutions) faced by couples who are in a second marriage. Course code: PIR 543 KEL: Nov 29, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
Top 10 Estate Planning Errors (and How to Avoid Them)
Come and 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: Nov 22, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
YOUTH PROGRAMS RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING
Babysitter Training (Red Cross)
Becoming an Executor
Help your child build valuable life skills in the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course. This newly refreshed and revised course aimed at 11–15 year olds now has a greater emphasis on first aid skills and provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. This course also covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Registrants will also learn basics of age-appropriate care such as changing a diaper, feeding, maintaining discipline and having fun while staying safe. Course includes: Red Cross Babysitting manual and Babysitting certificate card. Course code: PIR 007 VER: Nov 9, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $69 (+ materials + GST)
If you have been named as an executor or co-executor, you likely have questions about your responsibilities. This session will cover the main issues faced by executors: making sure you are dealing with a valid last will, the probate process, decisions the executor must make early in the administration, protecting estate assets, the executor’s personal financial responsibilities, fees and expenses that can be charged to the estate, and dealing with beneficiaries, the court, government, banks and the Canada Revenue Agency. Course code: PIR 153 KEL: 1. Oct 11, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. 2. Nov 14, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. VER: Oct 18, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
Basic Estate Planning
Learn about the documents that are needed for a basic estate plan. Estate planning topics will include: the purpose of a will, alternatives to a will, the probate process, the tax consequences of dying, important provisions that should be in your will and some general information about avoiding disputes after your death. Incapacity planning topics will include the nature and purpose of a Power of Attorney vs a Health Care Representation Agreement, the main uses (and abuses) of these documents and some tips on drafting. Course code: PIR 542 KEL: Nov 1, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 (+ GST)
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LEISURE & LIFESTYLE
YOUR LIFE YOUR TIME YOUR WORLD
YOUR EDUCATION: ONLINE LEARNING WITH OC
Are you looking for flexibility? We offer certificate programs, academic courses and general interest courses that fit your life. To highlight a few, coming up this fall and winter are: • Bookkeeping, Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate Programs • Academic, University Transfer courses in Arts, Business Administration, Health and Sciences • General interest courses in Gardening, Interior Decorating, Wine Studies
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Cross Connection Control Exam
Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection This 20-hour course comprises both the pre-trip inspection and the theory component of Airbrakes Endorsement. Completion of this course is required in order to write the ICBC Airbrakes examination. A valid B.C. 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 8 & 9, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2. Sept 22 & 23, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 3. Oct 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 4. Oct 27 & 28, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5. Nov 17 & 18, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 6. Dec 8 & 9, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. $195
Canada’s Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program This mandatory online 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 B.C. 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 the construction/oilfield fields. The training consists of a variety of modules which each contain 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 16 – 19, 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 19 & 20, Fri, 6 – 9 p.m. & Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $295
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Individuals registered in either CON 041 CCC Certification or CON 047 CCC Recertification must register for this exam. You must also register with bcwwa.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the course. Course code: CON 048 KEL: Oct 22, Mon, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $195 per exam
Designated Inspection Facility Operator Training Course 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)
Electrical Code Course for FSR 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 PEN: Oct 30 – Dec 6, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 9 p.m. KEL: Nov 3 – Dec 8, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $925
Low Energy and Security Alarm FSR Both of these tickets follow the same curriculum. Low Energy performs regulated electrical work on electrical equipment in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits, maximum 100 volt amperes. Security Alarm – designs, install, repair, maintain, replace, test, and service the operation of all intruder and security alarm systems. Course code: ELC 019 KEL: Oct 6 & 13, Sat, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $450
Class RE (Refrigeration) FSR
This class of certification qualification entitles the holder to act as a FSR. They make declarations on behalf of their employer for regulated electrical work in which the voltage of the complete installation does not exceed 750 volts. Course code: ELC 020 KEL: Oct 20 & 27, Sat, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $450
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 22 & 23, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Nov 17 & 18, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $290 (includes manual)
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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 11 – Dec 13, Tues & Thu, 5 – 8 p.m. $925
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: 1. Oct 13, 20 & 21, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2. Nov 3, 17 & 18, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $355 (+ textbook)
Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 Practical Re-Assessment Challengers are required to bring a professional uniform and knife sets. Course code: PS 113 (PC 1); PS 112 (PC2), PS 111 (PC3) KEL: Oct 13, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $475
Class RE (Refrigeration) FSR
This class of certification qualification entitles the holder to act as a FSR. They make declarations on behalf of their employer for regulated electrical work in which the voltage of the complete installation does not exceed 750 volts. Course code: ELC 020 KEL: Oct 20 & 27, Sat, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $450
UPCOMING FOUNDATION PROGRAMS OFFERED AT REGIONAL CAMPUSES Carpenter Foundation 30 weeks or 900 Hours VER: Feb 11 – Sept 6, 2019 $4,196
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship 24 weeks SAL: Feb 11 – Jul 26, 2019 $3,414
Plumbing & Piping Trades 24 weeks PEN: Feb 11 – Aug 2, 2019 $3,547
Indigenous Wood Sculpting – Level 1
Darren McKenzie is a master carver and career indigenous artist. His seminars and workshops will inspire, enlighten and open your mind to the endless possible way in which art can enhance your career. Darren has a lifetime of artistic experience including the business of art, career possibilities and strategies for students interested in an art career. Come and express yourself. Course code: CON 077 KEL: 1. Sept 14, 15 & 16; 28, 29 & 30; Fri, 6 – 9 p.m., Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Oct 12, 13 & 14; 26, 27 & 28; Fri, 6 – 9 p.m., Sat & Sun 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. $249 (+ GST)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Category M (Maintenance)
Indigenous Wood Sculpting – Level 2 Darren McKenzie is a master carver and career indigenous artist. His seminars and workshops will inspire, enlighten and open your mind to the endless possible way in which art can enhance your career. Darren has a lifetime of artistic experience including the business of art, career possibilities and strategies for students interested in an art career. Come and express yourself. Individuals registering in this course must have taken the Level 1 course. Course code: CON 081 KEL: Nov 2, 3 & 4; 16, 17 & 18; Fri, 6 – 9 p.m., Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. $249 (+ GST)
The courses listed have entrance requirements. Please check okanagan.bc.ca/trades for more information.
28 weeks VER: Feb 11 – Aug 23, 2019 $4,137
62 weeks VER: 1. Sep 4, 2018 – Jan 31, 2020 2. Feb 4, 2019 – Jun 26, 2020 $9,868 (additional fees due at Northern Lights College)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Category S (Structures) 37 weeks KEL: 1. Sep 4, 2018 – Jun 19, 2019 2. Feb 4 – Dec 20, 2019 $7,503
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WINE & FOOD STUDIES 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, and to sell and enjoy the best wines. Our graduates have gone on to become award-winning winemakers and vineyard managers in Canada and around the world. Today, our alumni can be found in many of the province’s bustling vineyards and wineries. We believe learning should be hands-on and that is why we connect you with what is really happening in the wine industry. Our programs are taught by experienced professionals and include field trips, guest speakers and a work experience placement.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 267 hours (+ 40 hours work experience) LOCATION: Penticton DATES: Jan 7 – Mar 28, 2019 TUITION: $3,196 (+ materials + GST)
NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 147 hours (+ 30 hours work experience) LOCATION: Penticton DATES: Sept 22, 2018 – Mar 31, 2019 TUITION: $1,670 (+ materials + GST)
Gain the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard. Through this program you will learn the scientific principles underlying grape growing for the purpose of wine production, the various influences on grape quality and industry terminology. In addition, you will learn vineyard management, vineyard equipment operation, maintenance and safety.
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 DATES: Sept 29, 2018 – June 26, 2019 TUITION: $4,072 (+ materials + GST)
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.
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WINE & FOOD STUDIES COOK TRAINING Red Seal Cook Exam Refresher With a blend of theory and practical skills, this hands-on refresher course is designed to prepare and help build the confidence of culinary professionals to challenge both the practical assessment and the final written Red Seal exam. Admission requirements: valid FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate Course code: PS 122 KEL: Mar 25 – Apr 17, 2019, Mon – Thu, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. $1,200 (+ supplies, listed on registration confirmation)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES Students must be 19 years of age or older.
A Taste of Christmas with Some Classic Wine Pairing Techniques Learn culinary tricks from Chef Bernard Casavant. Taste and enjoy some of the festive seasons’ flavours. Recipes supplied. Course code: PIR 492 PEN: Nov 20, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m. $99 (+ GST)
Chocolate 101 An introduction to chocolate: from bean to bar. Together with Okanagan College’s Pastry Chef Daniel Capadouca, you will sample recipes you can duplicate at home. Course code: PIR 694 PEN: Nov 17, Sat, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. $99 (+ GST)
Craft Beer Appreciation The ever increasing popularity of craft beer will be the feature of this tasty and informative class. Learn the systematic approach to appreciating the qualities, flavours and styles to this finely crafted beverage. Taught by some of the Okanagan’s finest brewmasters, you will taste diverse beer styles, and learn about beer history, ingredients, brewing process, styles, presentation and sensory evaluation. In partnership with and hosted by Tree Brewery in Kelowna. Course code: PIR 371 KEL: Oct 13, Sat, 1 – 4 p.m. $69 (+ materials + GST)
Grapevine Pruning Workshop Understand the important elements of pruning vines in this hands on workshop. The morning will be spent in class discussing theory and techniques. Bring a bag lunch and wear suitable clothing/footwear for and afternoon field trip. Pruners will be provided. Course code: AGR 090 PEN: Mar 16, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $124 (+ 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 29 – Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Jan 7 – 25, 2019, Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $744 (+ GST)
Local Late Harvest Inspired Appetizers Paired with Craft Beer Different wine styles complement food. Did you know that the same holds true for beer? The right beer/food marriage can make an unforgettable and pleasurable dining experience. Find out about the different types of beer and what makes a good beer/food pairing. Tastings will be provided. Course code: PIR 134 PEN: Nov 7, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $99 (+ GST)
Scotch and Other Whiskies Join us during this comparative tasting workshop of Irish, Bourbon, Canadian and Indian varieties using Scotch as a baseline. You will walk away knowing the differences in how they are made, where the flavors come from and of course explore the different tastes. Must be 19 years or older to register for this class. Course code: PIR 484 KEL: Feb. 21 – 28, 2019, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $109 (+ materials + GST)
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: Oct 25, Thu, 6 – 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. You will learn about traditional pairings, the modern approach to pairing, and multi-course pairing with single and multiple wines. Course code: WINE 31 KEL: Jan 7 – Mar 18, 2019, Mon, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Mar 25, 2019, Mon, 1:30 – 9:30 p.m. $780 (+ GST)
Wine Appreciation Let local expert Howard Soon teach you to taste and judge wines from all over the world. You will learn how to squeeze the most from your wine-buying dollar and the differences between myth and mystique in the wine business. Your palate will not want to miss this course. Course code: PIR 014 KEL: Oct 23 – Nov 20, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. $144 (+ GST)
Wine Regions of the World: Australia An educational tasting session in The B.C. Wine Information SocietySensory Centre, to learn and experience, Australian wines and sample food pairings. Course code: PIR 497 PEN: Oct 3, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $85 (+ GST)
INDEX 5 Secrets to Using the Media to Market YOU 5 A Memoir Writing 28 A Taste of Christmas with Some Classic Wine Pairing Techniques 37 Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate 14 Active Investing and Trading for Beginners 5 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 32 Advanced Estate Planning 32 Advanced Foot Care 26 Advanced GIS Certificate 10 Advanced WordPress: Customize Your Website 12 Agile 5 Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection 34 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Category M (Maintenance) 35 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Category S (Structures) 35 Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times 31 Aromatherapy 31 Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate 10 Autism Spectrum Certificate 14 Autism: An Understanding of the Spectrum 26 AutoCAD Skills Certificate 10 Babysitter Training (Red Cross) 32 Background Etiquette on Set 19 Basic Accounting Certificate 4 Basic Drafting 19 Basic Estate Planning 32 Basic Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner 5 Becoming an Executor 32 Beekeeping Basics 30 Body and Mind in Balance 31 Bookkeeping Certificate 4 Bookkeeping Made Easy 5 Building Service Worker Certificate 16 Calligraphy - An Introduction 30 Canada’s Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program 34 Cannabis and the Workplace 18 Cannabis Business Fundamentals 18 Carpenter Foundation 35 CDA Orthodontic Module 27 CDA Prosthodontic Module 27
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Chocolate 101 Class RE (Refrigeration) Class RE (Refrigeration) FSR Collaboration Plus: How to Set Up and Manage the Big Room Communicating Beyond the Basics
37 34 35
Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level I Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level II Computer Fundamentals Computer Keyboarding Construction Estimating Construction Project Management Construction Safety Training Systems CPR C/AED
11 11 11 11 5 8 34 21
CPR C/AED - HCP Level 21 CPR C/AED Recertification 21 Craft Beer Appreciation 37 Craft Your Own Kombucha 30 Cross Connection Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification 34 Cross Connection Control - Backflow Preventer Tester’s License 34 Cross Connection Control Exam 34 Cross the Finish Line Early with the Last Planner System 9 Dental Assisting (Intro) 27 Designated Inspection Facility Operator Training Course 34 Developing Cultural Competence in the Workplace 5 Developing Talent and Coaching: Part 4 7 Digital SLR Cameras for Beginners 31 DIY Podcasting 28 Drupal Web Developer Certificate 10 Easy WordPress Websites 12 Education Assistant Certificate 14 Electrical Code Course for FSR 34 Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship 35 Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR B 21 Emergency First Aid and CPR C 21 Employee Engagement: Part 2 6 Employee Standards and Employee Relations: Part 1 6 Engaging Your Workforce 7 Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate 16 Excel in a Day - Level I 12 Excel in a Day - Level II 12 Excel in a Day - Level III 12
Facebook Pages for Marketing Success Fall Protection Family History on the Internet Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part I Fitness Theory Floral Design Certificate FOODSAFE - Level I Forklift Truck Operator - New Operator French - Level I Fundamentals of Insurance Gasfitter “B” and Gas Appliance Service Certificate of Qualifications Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate
13 23 31 28 20 16 19 34 28 19 35 24
Get to “Done to Done” with Lean Commissioning 9 Getting Started with Lean Project Delivery Fundamentals 8 Goal Setting and Time Management 8 Grapevine Pruning Workshop 37 Group Fitness 20 Growing Your Own Cannabis 18 H2S Alive 19 Human Resource Series 6 IN-A-DAY Series 12 Indigenous Wood Sculpting - Level 2 35 Indigenous Wood Sculpting - Level I 35 Interior Decorating 31 Interior Decorating Certificate 16 Intro to Google Analytics 13 Intro to Web Basics 12 Introduction to d-SLR: Discover your Camera 31 Introduction to Google AdWords 13 Introduction to Grapes and Wine 37 Introduction to Substance Use Counselling 19 iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level I 11 iPhones & iPads 11 Landscape Horticulture Certificate 17 Leadership Essentials Series 7 Leading Workplace Teams 7 Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate 15 Living Life to the Full 26 Local Late Harvest Inspired Appetizers Paired with Craft Beer 37 Low Energy and Security Alarm FSR 34 Managing Conflict 8 Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate 24
INDEX Medical Office Assistant Certificate 24 Meditation for Beginners 31 Mental Health First Aid 26 Mental Health in the Workplace 26 Motion Picture Industry Orientation (MPIO) 20 MS Office Fundamentals 11 Natural Soap Making 31 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - CPI Training 27 Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate 25 Occupational First Aid - Level I 22 Occupational First Aid - Level II 22 Occupational First Aid - Level III 22 Occupational First Aid - Level III Exam Prep 22 Occupational Health & Safety Certificate 17 Oh Good Grief! How to Understand, Walk Through and Recover from Life’s Unexpected Takeaways 26 Optimize Value with Target Value Delivery 9 Payroll Workshop 6 Performance Development: Part 5 7 Perianesthesia Nursing Certificate 25 Personal Trainer 20 Pest Management & Pesticide Applicator Certificate 30 Pest Management for Cannabis Production 18 Plain Language for Business 6 Plumbing & Piping Trades 35 Portfolio Building Workshop 12 PowerPoint in a Day 12 Practical Gardener 30 Prenatal Condensed Series 27 Prenatal Extended Series 27 Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program 35 Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 Practical Re-Assessment 35 Project Management - The Foundation for Success 8 Project Management Certificate 4 Pruning Trees & Fruit Trees 30 QuickBooks Pro 6 Recruitment and Selection: Part 3 6 Red Seal Cook Exam Refresher 37 Responding to Anxiety in Children and Youth 26 SafeTALK 26
Scotch and Other Whiskies Sensory Wine Tasting SHIFT2LEAN Course Series Sign Language Sign Language - Level II Social Media for 50+ Spanish - Level I Spanish - Level II Spanish - Level III Spanish Conversation for Travelers - Level I Spanish for the Absolute Beginner Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Take Control of Your Money
37 37 8 28 28 11 28 28 28 28 28 21 6
Taking Better Minutes 6 Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate 15 The Essence of Zentrepreneurship 6 The Next Step d-SLR: Exploring Functionality 32 Therapeutic Touch 27 Top 10 Estate Planning Errors (and How to Avoid Them) 32 Traffic Control Person Certification 23 Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 23 Transportation Endorsement (TE) 22 Understanding Food & Wine Pairing 37 Visual Effects Workshop 13 Viticulture Certificate 36 Weight Training 20 Welder 35 WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems 23 Wild Mushroom Identification 30 Wilderness and Remote First Aid 22 Wine Appreciation 37 Wine Regions of the World: Australia 37 Wine Sales Certificate 36 Winery Assistant Certificate 36 Word in a Day - Level I 12 Wreath Making Made Easy 30 Yoga Fitness 20
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Okanagan College offers a wide range of programs, from professional certificates to leisure studies and general interest classes. Top-notch...
Published on Jul 11, 2018
Okanagan College offers a wide range of programs, from professional certificates to leisure studies and general interest classes. Top-notch...