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EXPLORING YOUR POTENTIAL OVER 200 PROGRAMS AND COURSES KELOWNA • OLIVER • PENTICTON • VERNON
CONTENTS 4. BUSINESS
Basic Accounting • Bookkeeping • Project Management • Business Courses • Leadership Essentials Series • Leadership Advanced Series
Dental Office Admin Assistant • Gastroenterology Nursing • Medical Device Reprocessing • Medical Office Assistant • Nursing Unit Assistant • Perianesthesia Nursing • Health Courses • Professional Development Prenatal Series • Therapeutic Touch Series
10. COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Advanced GIS • Audio Engineering & Music Production • AutoCAD Skills • Blockchain • Computer Courses • In-a-Day Series
15. EDUCATION Aboriginal Community Support Worker • Autism Spectrum • Education Assistant • LearnerCentred Instructor • Teaching English as a Second Language
17. EMPLOYMENT SKILLS Building Service Worker • Esthetics and Nail Technology • Floral Design • Interior Decorating • Landscape Horticulture • Occupational Health & Safety • Agriculture Courses • Cannabis Training • Fitness Courses
28. LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATIONS Language Courses • Writing Courses
30. LEISURE & LIFESTYLE Agriculture & Outdoors • Arts & Design • Fascinating Intellectual Topics • Financial, Retirement & Estate Planning • Personal Development & Care • Photography
34. TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP Foundation Programs
36. WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD Viticulture • Wine Sales • Winery Assistant • Workshops and Courses
22. FIRST AID & SAFETY Red Cross Safety Training • WorkSafeBC • Safety Training
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HOW TO USE THIS BROCHURE COURSE NAME COURSE CODE COURSE LOCATION Kel - Kelowna Oli - Oliver Pen - Penticton Rev - Revelstoke Sal - Salmon Arm Ver - Vernon
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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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I came to Okanagan College because it is a government recognized program that’s affordable and has a quality reputation. It has been an amazing journey and the kindness of the instructors and staff has made the Vernon campus feel like home to me. The knowledge passed on through practical training, field trips and theory has built my confidence. For me, the best part of the program has been the connections I’ve made with classmates, instructors, guest instructors, staff and clients who have supported me through the learning process.“
I wanted to work independently and start my own home-based salon business so I chose the Esthetics and Nail Technology program at Okanagan College. I am a people person and I love to make others feel good about themselves, so it’s a good fit.
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BUSINESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 66 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon Kel: 1. Oct 8 – Dec 19, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2. Jan 28 – Apr 9, 2020, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Pen: 1. Sept 17 – Dec 3, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan 14 – Mar 26, 2020, Tue & Thu, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Rev: Nov 6 – Feb 12, Mon & Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Sal: Sept 17 – Nov 28, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Ver: 1. Oct 1 – Dec 12, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Jan – May 2020, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. TUITION: $612
Basic Accounting Certificate Gain expertise in basic business accounting in this hands-on program. Learn accounting concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit. Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn customer and vendor-tracking for a merchandising business, as well as inventory concepts, sales taxes, internal cash controls and payroll preparation. Professional development opportunities: Students who successfully complete BAC 11 and BAC 12 can obtain course equivalency for BUAD 111 – Financial Accounting I or OADM 143 in the Office Administration Program at Okanagan College. Successful completion of BAC 11 and BAC 12 also provide the option of credit for the Introduction to Accounting module within the Canadian Payroll Association Certification. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in accounting, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll and billing.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 123 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon & Online Kel: Jan 20 – Jun 18, 2020, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Pen: Jan 14 – June 2, 2020, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. Sal: Accepting applications for Winter 2020 Ver: Jan – May 2020, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Online: Jan, Mar, May, Sept or Nov TUITION: $1,436
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. Professional development opportunities: You can earn credits towards the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) and obtain transfer credit into specific Office Administration courses (OADM 142 and OADM 152) at Okanagan College. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in accounting, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, billing and finance.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 138 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Oct and Apr TUITION: $4,411
Project Management Certificate Project management skills are in-demand regardless of your field – from government to construction, IT to health and education to non-profit. This intermediate-level program equips you with project management knowledge, strategies and tools that can be immediately applied in the workplace to improve project performance. Gain hands-on experience managing a project through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing phases. The best part? You will enjoy a blend of interactive, online learning, as well as three weekends of valuable face-to-face instruction and networking time at the Kelowna campus. Suitable for project managers at all levels. Employment opportunities: Project managers work in a variety of fields, including government, construction, health, education, information technology, oil and gas, the not-for-profit sector and business.
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BUSINESS BUSINESS COURSES Active Investing and Trading for Beginners Gain 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 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 17 – Nov 7, Tue – Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m. $950 (+ GST)
Agile This two day hands-on workshop will immerse you in the world 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 28 & 29, 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: Nov 16, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + 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 26, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + GST
Business Accounting Monitoring This course provides an overview of basic managerial accounting concepts and materials related to the financial performance and condition of organizations. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of financial statements and how to use them to make effective decisions. Learners gain an understanding of how balance sheets, cash flow and income statement analysis can be used to monitor organizational performance. Course code: MGR 362 Online: Oct 13 – Nov 9 $295 + GST
Business Organization The Legal Framework Join us and learn about the legal structures available for your business. Should you organize as a sole proprietor, a partnership, a joint venture or a corporation? We will consider factors such as distribution of profits, liability risk and taxation. We will discuss unlimited and limited liability business organization types and when and why to use them, short and long term. We will also provide a high-level overview of business accounting obligations. Course code: MGR 423 Kel: Sept 24, Tue, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $45 + GST
Construction Estimating 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 1 & 2, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $595 + GST
Lunch and Learn Series Bring your lunch and join Okanagan College the last Thursday of the month this fall and winter as we explore topics and issues that impact today’s workplace. Learn a new skill, find out the latest trends or just recharge as one of our exceptional instructors shares their talents and industry experience with you.
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Topics this year include Emotional vs. Social Intelligence, Workplace Culture, Project Management, Mental Health in the Workplace and more. Last Thursday of the month 12 p.m. @ Accelerate Okanagan – Kelowna Register on Eventbrite
BUSINESS Create a Stellar Business Plan
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Whether starting a new venture or expanding an existing operation, a business plan is essential. It will help you internally control your business and act as a communications tool with bankers, investors and partners. This workshop will introduce you to the two main types of business plans; the business model canvas and the traditional business plan. You will discover valuable insights around planning for marketing, operations and developing a financial plan for business success. Course code: MGR 003 Kel: Nov 23 & 30, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $249 + GST
Pictures are powerful. Learn the strategy of using your pictures online to bring people to your business website. You’ll see examples of the kinds of photos that grab people’s attention and how you can use your own as a marketing tool for attracting visitors to your website. Course code: COA 204 Ver: Nov 4, Mon, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $49 + GST
Entrepreneur Boot Camp Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss and yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. In this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and techniques to successfully manage your new business. Course code: MGR 272 Kel: Sept 21, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $189 + GST
Financial Fundamentals This course provides a broad overview of financial considerations and tools for businesses. Learners gain an understanding of various models and financial decision making tools that can be used to determine appropriate resource allocation for projects. Appropriate and inappropriate use of funds, the financial impact of business decisions, investment options and financing, risk and risk mediation and integrating ethical considerations into financial decisions are all covered in this course. Course code: MGR 363 Online: Nov 17 -– Dec 14 $260 + GST
Introduction to Business Strategy This course explores strategy as an ongoing process that can be used to drive change and growth within an organization. Learners are provided with a variety of strategic planning tools and models while learning how to apply the strategic planning process to a variety of organizations. Choosing and defining an organization’s purpose and objectives, formulating and implementing a viable strategy and monitoring strategic performance can be applied immediately to move towards strategic goals. Course code: MGR 361 Online: Sept 8 – Oct 5 $295 + GST
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 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + GST
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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, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + GST
QuickBooks 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 8 – 24, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $285 + materials + GST
Taking Better Minutes Become a valuable asset to your organization by learning and practising 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: Oct 12, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + GST
Women in Leadership Increase your value as a leader by understanding and leveraging your unique strengths while identifying your own biases and selfsabotage reflex. Discover what makes women well positioned to lead in today’s rapidly changing work environments. Know how to speak up and communicate with confidence, clarity and conviction. Explore ways you can influence and lead an inclusive workplace culture. Course code: MGR 422 Ver: Nov 22, Fri, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $149 + GST
BUSINESS PROJECT MANAGEMENT Construction Project Management This two-day workshop provides learners with proven knowledge, tools and techniques to improve project quality and performance in a construction contracting environment. Learners move through a project cycle including project bidding/proposals, through project implementation to the project completion phase. The workshop also addresses 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. Learners are provided with best practices for successful projects through a case study type of format. The course is relevant to seasoned construction professionals who wish to improve project performance and construction team members who want to advance their career. The workshop is designed for people engaged in small to medium-sized construction projects. 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: 1. Sept 24 & 25, Tue & Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2. Dec 17 & 18, Tue & Wed, 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 12 & 13, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2. Nov 21 & 22, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. -– 5:30 p.m. $595 + GST
LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES This series of one-day workshops focuses on specific leadership skills required in today’s workplace (individual workshops below). This series enables you to discover your style of leadership and develop new leadership skills. Whether you are new to leadership or are a seasoned veteran, you will gain valuable personal insights and new strategies to apply immediately in your workplace. Tuition per course: $149 + materials + GST
Introduction to Leadership Do you have what it takes to step up to leadership? Do you want to take on a job where you are supervising other people? This introductory course will help you understand what leading yourself and others entails and offers an opportunity for you to identify and leverage your strengths and develop a plan so that you can begin a successful transition into leadership. Course code: MGR 424 Kel: 1. Oct 1 & 8, Tue, 6:30 -– 9:30 p.m. 2. Oct 11, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Oct 3, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Leading Workplace Teams You lead people and you manage issues; now you need to identify your strengths and challenges while developing your leadership skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require, how personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop realistic visions, manage change and promote innovation. Course code: MGR 323 Kel: Oct 17, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Oct 10, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 9, Wed, 9 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 Kel: Oct 24, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Oct 17, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 16, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Communicating Beyond the Basics Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn how to build respectful and productive relationships with staff and customers. Learn how you communicate, the challenges in communicating effectively, and how to improve your listening skills. Develop a methodology to plan for any changes you would like to make. Course code: MGR 325 Kel: Oct 31, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Oct 24, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 23, Wed, 9 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 Kel: Nov 7, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Oct 31, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 30, Wed, 9 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 Kel: Nov 14, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Nov 7, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Nov 6, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
BUSINESS Change Management Change is inevitable and not always easy. The goal of this course is to inspire you to lead during times of change by expanding your knowledge, skills and strategies that lead to successful change management. Explore reasons for change and factors that influence this process. You will also discuss the impact of change on innovation. Course code: MGR 416 Kel: Nov 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Nov 14, Thu, 8:30 a.m. -– 3:30 p.m. Ver: Nov 13, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Coaching & Developing Employees Coaching employees builds stronger relationships between managers and their team members. Through coaching, employees are supported in developing the skills they require to reach organizational goals and strategic objectives. This course provides learners with strategies they can use to ensure their employees are engaged in their own personal growth resulting in a positive impact on the organization. Course code: MGR 373 Kel: Nov 28, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Nov 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ver: Nov 20, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LEADERSHIP ADVANCED SERIES Discover advanced tools and techniques to influence, motivate, inspire and lead your team to its full potential. This new series targets the skills that a leader needs to hone in order to shift themselves, their careers and their teams to the next level. From working on yourself by developing your social and emotional intelligence to finding creative ways to tackle complex issues and problems, you will discover what an ethical leader does and what you can do to develop a positive workplace culture. These are the courses you need to be the best leader you can possibly be. Tuition per course: $149 + materials + GST
Leading from Within Research suggests that successful leaders understand that to lead others, you must start with yourself. During this highly reflective and enlightening session, participants will cultivate an intimate understanding of the key components of developing greater personal mastery as well as enhancing the opportunity to internalize and generate an action plan for the four pillars of selfleadership. Course code: MGR 425 Kel: Oct 18, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ethics in Leadership Ethics in leadership incorporates our vision, our values and our actions. Ethics dictate how we relate to, direct and support others. This course will illustrate how we define our lives, business and organization’s beliefs, vison and values and demonstrate how they align with our leadership style and actions. Whether it is through our trust, honesty, consideration, charisma, or fairness to others: our ethics guide us and let us know how to do the right thing in all situations. Course code: MGR 427 Kel: Oct 25, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Emotional and Social Intelligence Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence (EQ and SQ) are the capacity to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others and how they increase our ability to make good decisions, build relationships, deal with stress, and cope with change. In this intriguing and engaging session, participants will develop a deeper understanding of these concepts and how to further develop these competencies to achieve greater success at work and at home. Course code: MGR 426 Kel: Nov 1, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Innovative and Critical Thinking Leaders in both business and the non-profit sector must be creative and innovative in their approach to challenges and shifting priorities. Innovation necessitates renewing, changing or creating more effective processes, products or ways of doing things. Support the future of your organization by including innovation as a catalyst for growth and success. Course code: MGR 428 Kel: Nov 8, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Creative Problem Solving Overcoming today’s business challenges goes beyond conventional thinking requiring leaders to be more resourceful and inspire the imagination of others. Using the creative process, you will learn how to unearth fresh perspectives and discover innovative solutions individually and in a team environment. Transform the way you approach problems and opportunities by understanding how to create an environment that encourages creativity in yourself and others. Course code: MGR 430 Kel: Nov 15, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Negotiating in the Workplace Everyone negotiates, whether it’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate? If you are curious how to do it better, start by learning these skills and the tactics. Poor negotiations or a lack of negotiating skills can impact the bottom line and ruin customer relationships. They’ll come in handy the next time you broker a compromise at work, at home or even on vacation. Course code: MGR 429 Kel: Nov 22, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Positive Workplace Culture The character and personality of your organization defines the workplace culture: it is what makes your organization unique and attractive (or not) to potential clients and future employees. Creating a positive workplace culture takes time, planning and effort to maintain but it is something every leader needs to make a priority. Workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction of both employees and clients and impacts performance, efficiency and profitability. Course code: MGR 431 Kel: Nov 29, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHAT IS CORPORATE TRAINING AT OKANAGAN COLLEGE? Corporate Training delivers customized contract training. Using our industry expertise, we deliver on your schedule, at your location of choice and tailored to your professional development needs. Whether you are a private enterprise, a non-profit or a group looking for a specific training or team-building experience, we can help.
We offer training in: • Leadership and workplace skills • Technical and computer software • Vocational and industry specific skills • Team building opportunities
BC EMPLOYER TRAINING GRANT Okanagan College’s Corporate Training can be designed to fit the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Successful applicants can be reimbursed 60, 80 or even 100% of training costs! Get access to a wide range for educational opportunities, group discounts and one-on-one assistance in matching training to available government grants. Contact us and we’ll work with you to create a training plan for your employees.
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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 500 hours LOCATION: Salmon Arm Sal: Jan 6 – May 22, 2020 Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. TUITION: $7,799 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Advanced GIS Certificate Learn the essentials of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create custom GIS solutions using the most advanced programming and web development tools. Students learn how to use GPS technologies to gather data, perform GIS analysis and cover advanced topics such as raster analysis, working with 3D data and network datasets. In addition to an in-depth study of relational databases and how these databases are used within GIS, you complete two major projects of your own design and a directed project of the type you will encounter in employment situations. Exciting employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government and First Nations await those who have skills and knowledge to use GIS. Employment opportunities: A blend of theory and practical application ensures graduates are prepared to work in various employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government, First Nations and mining sectors.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 730 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Sept 9, 2019 – May 5, 2020 Mon – Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TUITION: $9,207 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate Do you dream of a career in music? Get started in the exciting world of music production, audio engineering, studio recording and live sound mixing. Our graduates are employed across the Okanagan Valley, working for major AV event services companies, or launching their own music careers and recording studios. Use industry standard recording studio equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital recordings, and work on audio postproduction for film, video, computer animation and games. You will gain a solid handson foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and live sound engineering. Employment opportunities: Technical positions in audio engineering and music production for recording arts, music, theatre, concerts, broadcasting, Internet, gaming video and film. Graduates find jobs as sound effects editors, sound mixers, video and sound recorders and video recording technicians.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 160 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Sept 30, 2019 – Jan 29, 2020 Mon & Wed and every other Sat 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TUITION: $3,255
AutoCAD Skills Certificate Get the skills you need to launch or expand your career as a drafting technologist or technician within all levels of government, or in an architecture, engineering or industrial design firm. You can also follow the career path of a consultant for a construction, utility, resource or manufacturing company. You will gain hands-on skills with industry-standard AutoCAD software in preparing technical drawings for a variety of manufacturers, including those in the machining, electronics and woodworking fields. You will also learn how to prepare working drawings for architecture, surveying, mapping and graphic arts. Employment opportunities: Drafting technologist or technician at architecture, engineering, industrial design firms and all levels of government, or in consulting for construction, utility, resource and manufacturing companies.
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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM LENGTH: 112 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 2019 and Jan 2020 TUITION: $2,400
Blockchain Certificate Gain the knowledge, strategies, tools and skills related to the use of Blockchain technology in the workplace. Using a digital pedagogy approach that integrates theory and practical application, you will use Blockchain tools, techniques and platforms to gain an understanding of this technology. You will be provided with the essentials of Blockchain technology including how to use it and how it can add value within businesses and society. Graduates of the Blockchain Certificate Program are qualified to write the Blockchain Professional (BCP) exam as part of the Foundation Technologies Institute credentialing process. Employment opportunities: Blockchain skills are required in a variety of fields including government, health, education, financial services, logistics, real estate, start-ups, oil and gas, the non-profit sector and business.
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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Computers for Absolute Beginners – Level I
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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 Kel: Sept 16 – Oct 7, Mon, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pen: Sept 21 & 28, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: Oct 2 – 16, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 + materials + GST
Computers for Absolute Beginners – 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 Kel: Oct 28 – Nov 25, Mon, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ver: Oct 21 -– 30, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $149 + materials + 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 Kel: Oct 11 – 25, Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. Ver: Oct 8 – 11, Tue -– Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. $94 + materials + 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 Kel: Nov 8 – 22, Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. Ver: Oct 15 – 18, Tue – Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m. $94 + materials + GST
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Improve your presentation skills with MS PowerPoint. Discover when and how to utilize transition, animation, insert pictures or shapes, edit and manipulate text. You will captivate your next audience using simple best practice applications when creating and presenting with PowerPoint. Increase proficiency and enhance your visual and oral presentation skills to better engage your audience and sell your concepts. Course code: COSS 086 Ver: Nov 1, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + GST
Computer Fundamentals This course has changed format. It is now being offered to everyone as a free, self-guided online course where you will learn the basics of the Windows 10 operating environment. It will cover basic terminology, the desktop, icons and shortcuts, the taskbar, launching and closing applications, working with files and folders, and internet basics. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a free online assessment. Pre-requisite: comfortable with mouse use and the ability to get online to access the Internet. Register online or call 1-888-638-0058 Course code: COSS 004 Online: Start anytime Free course
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 5 – 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 -– 9:30 p.m. $124 + GST
MS Office Fundamentals Learn three powerful and popular Office programs to give your work a professional edge: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn how to create, design and format Word documents. Get a taste of the powerful capabilities of Excel and develop skills in working with spreadsheets, as well as using formulas and functions. Finally, learn the basics of PowerPoint to create and set-up a presentation, including working with text, graphics, pictures, colours and animations. Course code: COSS 302 Kel: 1. Sept 24 – Oct 3, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Nov 18 – 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. Pen: Oct 26 & Nov 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $195 + (materials + GST)
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY IN-A-DAY SERIES Learn new computer skills or update your current skill-set in just one day. This series provides essential Microsoft software skills training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint for yourself or your employees.
Excel in a Day – Level I Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel 2016, AutoComplete, AutoFill and AutoSum and learn about this software’s wizardry with worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to enter data, use cell references, insert footers and make charts. No previous working knowledge of Excel is required. Course code: COSS 221 Kel: 1. Oct 4, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Oct 18, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pen: 1. Oct 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 23, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: 1. Oct 1, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $94 + materials + GST
Excel in a Day – Level II Take the next step with Microsoft Excel 2016. Learn formulas and functions, references, ranges, lists, data protection, advanced formatting, sorting and filtering, basic pivot tables and get an introduction to macros and VBA. Previous working knowledge of Excel is required. Course code: COSS 236 Kel: 1. Oct 25, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 1, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: 1. Oct 15, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 12 & 14, 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 22, 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 29, 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 Ver: Oct 22, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + materials + GST
Word in a Day – Level II Improve your skills and learn to use styles to provide consistent formatting in your documents. Use tables, apply backgrounds and insert, modify and edit items such as pictures, SmartArt and shapes. Previous working knowledge of MS Word is required. Course code: COSS 235 Ver: Oct 29, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + materials + GST
INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA An Introduction 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: Dec 7, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $49 + GST
Facebook Pages: Built 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 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + GST
Internet Security and Privacy No matter how much or how little you use the Internet, privacy and security is important to everyone. This course addresses many current issues such as cookies, spyware, malware, firewalls, viruses and trojans. It also covers safe surfing practices, online shopping, Internet based protection for children and how to find out more about someone on the Internet. Course code: COSS 112 Pen: Nov 4 & 6, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $94 + GST
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Google AdWords
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Trying to figure out how to use this powerful tool can be overwhelming. In this hands-on class you will learn how to best utilize Google AdWords for your personal needs by working through the process: from setting up your account to measuring the ROI. Other topics that will be covered include keywords, budgets and ad groups. Course code: COSS 319 Kel: Dec 7, Sat, 1 – 4 p.m. $49 + 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 Kel: 1. Oct 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 16, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: Oct 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + GST
WEBSITE & DESIGN 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 26, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Dec 7, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $94 + GST
Revit Architecture Fundamentals Revit is a powerful tool for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is quickly becoming the standard for the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Students will participate in a handson training program that focuses on the fundamentals of using Autodesk Revit software. This course will give participants the basic skills and knowledge to understand the functionality of the software focused on the basic tools the majority of users need when working with Revit. Course code: COSS 291 Kel: Sept 17 – Oct 17, Tue & Thu, 6 – 10 p.m. $650 + materials + GST
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EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 375 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 TUITION: $5,604 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate Are you interested in working in rural and Aboriginal communities? 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 approaches, you gain a deeper understanding of the needs of Aboriginal individuals, families and communities as well as acquire the core training required for all community support professionals. Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge systems, Aboriginal law, reconciliation and motivational interviewing. Graduates are prepared to work in entry-level positions under direction and supervision, and practice professionally as part of a support team in community based organizations that work with Aboriginal people. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in social services organizations, group homes, seniors’ services, family resource centres, shelters and organizations that work with Aboriginal individuals and families.
okanagan.bc.ca/acsw PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 81 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Sept 4 – Dec 16, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. TUITION: $1,884
Autism Spectrum Certificate Developed for individuals who work, interact and/or live with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this program provides a thorough overview of ASD. You will learn through both theory and practical application how to cope with everyday issues, as well as major life transitions. Multiple strategies, concrete suggestions and in-depth resources are provided. Gain the knowledge you need to significantly enhance your quality of interactions with people with autism in home, school, daycare, social work or caregiver settings. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest. Employment opportunities: Education professionals including school personnel and support staff, those working in a variety of professions that work with children with developmental differences, as well as families of those affected by ASD.
okanagan.bc.ca/autism PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time and full-time offerings LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon Kel: 1. Sept 2019 – June 2020, two nights/week, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. (Winfield) Mon – Fri, 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Sept 5, 2019 – Jan 17, 2020 Mon – Fri and 3 Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ver: Sept 3, 2019 – May 28, 2020 Tue & Thu and some Sat, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. TUITION: $4,091 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 23 – Dec 15 TUITION: $1,043
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. Employment opportunities: Work in elementary and secondary schools, daycares, early childhood education and with individual families, also with organizations as a special needs worker.
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.
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EDUCATION PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 140 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Sept 14, 2019 – Apr 30, 2020, Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TUITION: $2,597
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.
SCOTT POOLE Sharing my challenges of growing up with autism provides a human element to the learning process. Hearing from someone who lives with autism gives the students some real perspective and they can ask questions. I share because I hope that I can help even one child find an easier path through life.”
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EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 114 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon Kel: Nov 5, 2019 – Feb 22, 2020, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pen: Oct intake, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: April 2020, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat TUITION: $1,305
Building Service Worker Certificate Master the essential skills of commercial and institutional building maintenance and prepare for an in-demand career. This updated program, formerly called the Custodial Worker Certificate, is designed specifically for those seeking employment in the building service industry and those currently in the industry looking to upgrade and update their skills. Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on training, you will learn about health and safety regulations, workplace professionalism, as well as basic and specialized cleaning. Employment opportunities: Graduates can seek employment in facilities such as hospitals, schools, colleges/universities or with commercial cleaning companies.
okanagan.bc.ca/buildingserviceworker PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours LOCATION: Vernon Ver: Sept 3, 2019 – June 26, 2020 Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and one Sat per month TUITION: $10,500 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate Are you ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist? Do you want to run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless possibilities in a professional spa environment, with industry-experienced instructors. You will learn the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa-level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials, waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps, eye lash and brow tinting and make-up foundations. A blend of theory and hands-on training prepares you for work in a professional spa environment. One hundred per cent of our recent graduates are employed in the industry. Employment opportunities: Graduates may obtain employment as an esthetician or nail technician in a spa, salon, cruise ship or destination resort. Alternatively, students can use the skills they have gained to launch their own esthetics business.
okanagan.bc.ca/esthetics PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 150 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: Sept 24, 2019 – Jan 28, 2020, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TUITION: $2,004 NOTE: Material fee approximately $700
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 a variety of settings. 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.
okanagan.bc.ca/floral PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time and full-time offerings LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon Kel: Sept 16, 2019 – May 4, 2020, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Pen: Oct 2019 – Mar 2020, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: Accepting applications for Winter 2020 TUITION: $1,699
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. Employment opportunities: Office space planner, interior decorating consultant and retail space decorator.
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EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time and full-time offerings LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vernon Kel: 1. Sept 25 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Jan 11 – Feb 27, 2020 Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sal: Jan 28 – Apr 9, 2020, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 1 – Dec 12, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. TUITION: $1,259
Landscape Horticulture Certificate Put your green thumb to work in a career doing what you love. Learn all about botany basics and soil science, including which ornamental plants are best for B.C.’s Interior. During the landscape construction component, dig deeper into plant selection, irrigation systems, installing turf grass, pest management, pruning and cultivating. This program will provide you with the training you need to work in the landscaping industry. Graduates are well prepared to take advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines, such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design and nursery propagation. Employment opportunities: Graduates find employment with lawn care and landscaping departments and companies, golf courses and cemeteries.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 272 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Oct 14, 2019 – Nov 17, 2020 TUITION: $6,237
Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Get competitive with online, industry-recognized safety training. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enjoy a career as a health and safety professional in a variety of fields. Students will learn about effective health and safety systems, how to evaluate and continually improve health and safety systems, health and safety legislation, facilitation techniques, ability management, risk management, investigations and audits. Go beyond the development and management of a technically sound health and safety system to develop skills in facilitating a workplace that takes a team approach to health and safety and reduces the human factor in accidents. Employment opportunities: Graduates may find employment in a variety of fields including construction, forestry, mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture and oil and gas.
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EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CANNABIS TRAINING Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest management for cannabis production. As an employer, learn how to be prepared for managing the legalization of cannabis in the workplace. Students must be 19 years of age to register.
Cannabis and the Workplace
With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared for how they will manage the resulting issues in the workplace. This workshop will explore the impact of this cultural shift as well as the relevant federal, provincial and municipal regulations governing the use of cannabis. The rights and responsibilities of employers and employees regarding recreational cannabis and the obligations for accommodation of medically prescribed marijuana will be discussed. Legalization does not negate the employer’s right to set rules for the workplace and it is critical to proactively update policies regarding alcohol and drugs to include cannabis. By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the key issues as well as rights and responsibilities around cannabis in the workplace, and how to incorporate essential elements into workplace policies. Course code: MGR 408 Kel: Oct 4, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $144 + GST
Cannabis Business Fundamentals
This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the expanding interest in medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging industry and regulatory environment under development. This course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities within the cannabis space. Topics will include an examination of external environmental trends that influence the business of marijuana, health and safety concerns, market potential, and an analysis of federal, provincial and local policy on the industry. Course code: MGR 406 Kel: Oct 1 & 3, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 7 & 9, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $144 + GST
Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance
Learn about the current state of cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Act and the basics for ensuring government compliance around the production of cannabis. Explore how quality assurance and quality control are effectively used throughout the growth of cannabis, and the importance of standard operating procedures and the role they play in cannabis production. Course code: AGR 203 Kel: Nov 5 – 14, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 21 – 30, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $259 + 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: 1. Oct 8 & 10, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2. Nov 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 7 & 9, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $115 + GST
Health and Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis
Learn about the benefits of cannabis for general health and medicinal conditions. This course, taught by a medical professional, will provide a tutorial on cannabis in general, followed by specifics with regard to cannabis and health outcomes. Course code: PIR 728 Kel: Oct 8 – 17, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $145 + GST
Pest Management for Cannabis Production
This workshop is for persons growing cannabis plants indoors or outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal cannabis, persons growing cannabis for personal use or interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of interest to persons working in greenhouse production of flowers and vegetables. The workshop will guide students through a review of the main pest problems of this cannabis production and discuss management tools that are effective and meet the requirements of Health Canada. The morning will be a detailed focus on powdery mildew and spider mites, the two key pest problems of cannabis. We will examine all options for management, either for organic production or with conventional pesticides that are registered for this crop. Course code: AGR 200 Kel: Sept 7, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pen: Oct 26, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: Oct 25, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $149 + GST
Coming in Winter 2020
Cooking with Cannabis Okanagan College is working with cannabis professionals to develop a course for those who are interested to learn how to safely infuse and utilize cannabis to enhance a variety of recipes.
Cannabis Retail Sales Budtenders are the public face of the cannabis industry and the legalization of adult-use has opened the door to many new customers. This course will provide you with introductory knowledge about the basics of cannabis and its components, and includes basic serving principles of customer service and a review of relevant retail regulations regarding cannabis sales. Sign up to receive more information on this upcoming training at okanagan.bc.ca/cannabistraining
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS 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 Kel: 1. Sept 28, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2. Nov 30, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pen: Sept 21, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: 1. Sept 28, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Oct 19, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Nov 23, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Dec 14, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $68 + materials + GST
Foundations 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 002 Pen: Nov 23 & 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $180 + GST
Fundamentals of Insurance Recognized in most Canadian provinces as the premier prelicensing course for beginning general insurance brokers, this course starts with the history of insurance and then guides you through definitions, functions, major classes of insurance and the organization of insurance. Passing the Fundamentals of Insurance exam qualifies you to be licensable for a Level 1 General Insurance Salesperson’s License in B.C. Exam is an additional cost. Course code: MGR 040 Kel: Sept 24 – Nov 28, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Dec 5, Thu, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pen: Sept 16 – Nov 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m., and Dec 2, Mon, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $669 + GST
Instructional Skills Workshop This program is an intensive training experience designed for new and experienced trainers and instructors who are interested in developing or enhancing their teaching effectiveness. Participants will review lesson planning as well as effective teaching strategies. Participants will also design and present three mini-lessons and share feedback. This workshop is given equivalent credit for the Provincial Instructor Diploma ID3220 course and is designed for anyone involved in training and teaching. Course code: ITR 005 Ver: Oct 19 & 26, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Oct 20, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $394 + (materials + GST)
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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 27 – Nov 1, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $540 + GST
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Course code: HLT 178 Ver: 1. Oct 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2. Nov 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $175
The Practical Gardener This Distance Education 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 horticualture, 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 it is ideal for homeowners who wish to take their gardening techniques to the next level. Course code: AGR 086 Online: Students can register at any time and have 12 months to complete Tuition: $336 + GST
Public Speaking This course will share how to have more presentation effectiveness. You will learn what to include and when, and the do’s and don’ts for a successful presentation. Participants will demonstrate their new skills by presenting at the conclusion of this course. Course code: COA 258 Pen: Oct 9 & 16, Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $99 + GST
Tour Guide Basics and Beyond Do you want to have fun, make a difference and get paid for doing so? This comprehensive introductory course will prepare you to start your journey as a professional tour guide. Learn how to lead groups of tourists through places with historical, cultural and regional importance, answer tourists’ questions and keep the tour organized, efficient and safe. Topics covered include tour guide code of conduct, guiding techniques, history, geography, agriculture, First Nations and how to cope with emergencies. Course code: PS 125 Pen: Nov 2, Sat, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $89 + GST
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FITNESS PROFESSIONAL SERIES
Fitness, health and wellness are important in today’s society, with people increasingly seeking help and advice from trained professionals. Prepare for a career in the fitness industry with courses in interdisciplinary studies in health and fitness. 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. 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 hjordo@ okanagan.bc.ca 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.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
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 26 – Oct 31, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $299 + (materials + GST)
Weight Training In this 42-hour course, learn how to apply your expanded understanding of kinesiology into movement mechanics and program planning and design, while learning correct and safe exercise techniques. You will gain confidence in your ability to develop safe, effective and efficient exercise programs for people with varied needs and goals. Visit community fitness facilities to practice using cutting-edge equipment and take advantage of the opportunity to build your own network of industry professionals. Pre-requisite: Fitness Theory course or college/university equivalent. Course code: ITR 001 Kel: Nov 5 – Dec 19, Tue & Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $369 + (materials + GST)
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: Sept 26 – Dec 5, Thu, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and Sept 30 – Dec 16, Mon, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. No classes: Oct 14 & Nov 11 $549 + (materials + GST)
Expand your awareness, education and understanding of yoga practice. Receive first-hand experience in traditions, practices, philosophies and techniques leaving the program empowered to teach safely, effectively, and confidently. This well-rounded teacher training program prepares you to instruct Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga. Registered and recognized by Yoga Alliance International, upon graduation you are eligible to register with the governing board. Course code: ITR 072 Kel: Sept 4 – Dec 20, Mon & Wed & Fri, 6 – 9 p.m., and Sept 7 – Dec 21, Sat, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. No classes: Sept 25, 27, 28, 30 / Oct 11, 12, 14 / Nov 9, 11 $3,200
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FIRST AID & SAFETY FIRST AID & SAFETY TRAINING 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 We offer Canadian Red Cross and WorksafeBC First Aid Courses. Contact us for courses not listed here or to arrange a first aid course for your company. Red Cross Emergency First Aid (EFA) & Standard First Aid (SFA) with CPR “A” or “C” are now considered equivalent to the WorksafeBC Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level I.
RED CROSS 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, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Dec 7, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $75 + (materials + GST)
Emergency First Aid with CPR (Workplace OFA 1 Equivalent) Simple first aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for those who want an overview of first aid & CPR for the home or workplace. 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 27, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: Nov 25, Mon, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $79 + (materials + GST)
Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR B Designed for anyone 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 10, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: Nov 23, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $75 + (materials + GST)
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Red Cross Babysitting 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. 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: Oct 25, Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $69 + (materials + GST)
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for anybody who needs training for work requirements, or who wants more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace, at home or at play. 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: Valid for three years, Canadian Red Cross. Course code: HLT 009 Kel: 1. Sept 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Sept 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Nov 2 & 3, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Nov 23 & 24, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pen: 1. Oct 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Dec 7 & 8, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: 1. Sept 21 & 22, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Sept 27 & Oct 4, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3. Sept 30 & Oct 1, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4. Oct 17 & 18, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5. Nov 2 & 3, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 6. Dec 2 & 3, Mon & Tue, 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.
FIRST AID & SAFETY
Canadian Red Cross
We offer Canadian Red Cross and WorksafeBC First Aid courses. Contact us for courses not listed here or to arrange a first aid course for your company.
Canadian Red Cross
Occupational First Aid – Level I
This eight-hour course provides training in basic First Aid and includes CPR. Learn self-help or first help of an injured patient and how to stabilize the patient until more trained help arrives. Video, lectures and practical training cover bleeding control, artificial respiration, examining an unconscious patient and choking. A WorkSafeBC certificate will be issued upon successful completion. You must be at least 16 years of age. Course code: HLT 016 Kel: 1. Sept 8, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Oct 20, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3. Nov 17, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 4. Dec 8, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pen: 1. Sept 14, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2. Nov 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ver: 1. Sept 25, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Oct 15, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3. Nov 6, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4. Dec 10, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $89 + (materials + GST)
Occupational First Aid – Level II
This course is designed to provide advanced lifesaving skills to workers in industry that have quick access by the 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: Oct 7 – 11, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $550 + (materials + GST)
Occupational First Aid – Level III
Ready for the ultimate first aid course? This courses prepares you to take on the responsibilities of the first aid attendant providing emergency care in your industry and covers a variety of emergency medical techniques. You must be at least 16 years old. Course fee includes textbook, pocket mask and certificate. Practical exam is not part of the course hours and will take place the week following the last class. NOTE: Pre-reading is required. Course code: HLT 018 Ver: Sept 9 – 20, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $705 + (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 10 & 13, Tue & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sept 16 – 20, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $525 + (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. Prerequisite: OFA Level I or II. Course code: HLT 020 Ver: Nov 14, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $99
HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Vernon Kel: Sept 4, 2019 – Feb 12, 2020 Mon & Wed, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Ver: Jan – May 2020, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat TUITION: $1,547
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. Employment opportunities: Graduates are employed by medical and dental offices throughout the public and private sectors.
okanagan.bc.ca/daa PROGRAM LENGTH: 302 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 2, 2019 – July 5, 2020 TUITION: $6,342
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. NOTE: Tuition payments can be divided over three semesters.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 814 hours LOCATION: Kelowna Kel: 1. Oct 10, 2019 – May 12, 2020 Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. May – Dec 2020, Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TUITION: $4,957 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Are you interested in playing an integral part in disease prevention within a medical setting? This program will equip you with the skills to combat micro-organisms and create safe and hygienic environments for patients. You will gain in-depth knowledge of aseptic techniques, infection control, cleaning, sterilization, the handling and storage of sterile supplies and decontamination procedures. Professional opportunities: Graduates are eligible to write exams for the Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, Personnel Certification through the Canadian Standards Association, as well as the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 254 hours LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon Kel: Sept 3, 2019 – Apr 9, 2020 Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pen: Sept 4, 2019 – May 2, 2020 Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and every other Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ver: Sept 3, 2019 – Apr 9, 2020 Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m., and some Sat TUITION: $3,261
Medical Office Assistant Certificate Are you ready for a rewarding career as a medical office assistant, medical office receptionist or hospital ward secretary? This program will equip you with effective verbal and written communication skills using medical terminology, as well as time management skills. You will gain in-depth knowledge of medical office procedures, including computerized medical billing, medical office guidelines, and medical and legal ethical standards. Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
Note: Most programs have additional associated costs for textbooks, materials and GST.
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HEALTH PROGRAM LENGTH: LOCATIONS: Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon Kel: Sept 3, 2019 – Jun 30, 2020 Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pen: Sept 9, 2019 – May 29, 2020 (+ practicum), Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ver: Sept 3, 2019 – May 4, 2020 (+ practicum), two evenings, 6 – 9 p.m., and most Sat TUITION: $5,396
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate
PROGRAM LENGTH: 421 hours LOCATION: Online DATES: Sept 2019 – July 2020 TUITION: $7,500
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. Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
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.
DISTANCE EDUCATION 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 winter and fall 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, Investing
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KELOWNA TESTING CENTRE Our Testing Centre specializes in hosting exams for other institutions and agencies. Also, if you are an individual needing to find an exam invigilator, the Testing Centre in Kelowna can accommodate your request. New to our lineup of exams is the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).
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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 7 – 21, Thu, 6 – 9:20 p.m. Pen: Oct 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $209 + 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 Kel: Oct 5 & 6, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $150 + materials + GST
Oh Good Grief! How to Understand, Walk Through and Recover from Life’s Unexpected “Take-aways” 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 24 – Oct 29, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. $109 + GST
Responding to Anxiety in Children & 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 14, Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $49 + GST
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The Social Skills of Sexuality This course is designed for parents and professionals who live/ work with individuals with developmental disabilities. Focus will be on the foundational social skills required for safe sexual health development and abuse prevention. Topics include private vs. public behaviour, saying “No” and hearing “No” and strategies to teach these skills in a clear concrete way. Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE. Course code: BAED 096 Kel: Oct 19, Sat, 1 – 3 p.m. Pen: Nov 30, Sat, 2 – 4 p.m. $79 + GST
Understanding Challenging Behaviour Come learn positive, practical strategies for challenging behaviour. This course will include a discussion about behaviour challenges for individuals with specialized situations such as autism, anxiety and attentional challenges. The focus will be on children (with some discussion about older adults) and offer strategies that apply to all age groups. Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE. Course code: BAED 095 Kel: Oct 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pen: Nov 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $99 + 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: Nov 4 – 8, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $695 + (material + GST)
Introduction to Dental Assisting (DENT 001) Designed for individuals not currently employed in the dental field who are considering a career as a dental assistant. This course provides information and activities to introduce students to the dental profession and enables individuals to make an informed choice with respect to a dental assisting career. This is a nonacademic course. Point Value: 1; used for selection criteria for the Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College. Course code: HLT 092 Online: Students can register at any time and have four weeks to complete. $79
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. Call for application. Course code: HLT 002 Online: Sept 5 – Nov 8 Clinical dates: Nov 9 – 11 $1,495 + (materials + GST)
HEALTH PRENATAL SERIES 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 The course consists of six classroom hours plus a hospital tour. Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Course code: HLT 022 Multiple course offerings are available. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs for dates, times and locations. $85 + GST
Prenatal Extended This course consists of eight classroom hours plus a hospital tour. Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Course code: HLT 124 Multiple course offerings are available. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs for dates, times and locations. $105
THERAPEUTIC TOUCH SERIES Therapeutic Touch uses near or light touch to stimulate and support natural healing. This gentle, energy-based modality works with the interaction between energy fields and the intention to heal. Courses include theory, practical training and mentoring sessions. Start with our introduction course to determine if this is the healing technique for you, then work your way through Levels 1 to 3. This series of courses is designed not only for practitioners, but for self, family, health workers, counsellors and RMT’s. These hours may be used towards annual education credits for health modalities.
Therapeutic Touch Introduction Therapeutic Touch uses near touch or light touch to stimulate and support one’s own natural healing. The technique can be used to assist adults, children, pets, plants and for self-care. Learn more about this gentle energy-based method that works with the interaction between the energy fields of the practitioner and person receiving. Discover if this healing process is right for you. Course code: HLT 028 Ver: Sept 18, Wed, 7 – 9 p.m. $29 + GST
Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Therapeutic Touch 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. Course code: HLT 053 Ver: Sept 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $149 + materials + GST
Therapeutic Touch Level 2 This practice-oriented workshop builds on the basic skills and concepts from Therapeutic Touch (TT) Level 1. The emphasis is on rebalancing the energy field, using Therapeutic Touch in various situations, documenting, ethical behaviour and self-care through self-exploration. Course code: HLT 167 Ver: Nov 23 & 24, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $149 + materials + GST
Therapeutic Touch Advanced Level 3 An experiential workshop that builds on Therapeutic Touch (TT) Levels 1 and 2. Students deepen all phases of TT as they study the chakras, emotions and intuition; then adapt the TT process for more complex health conditions. They document each practice session while demonstrating synthesis skills in the human energy field. Related topics include TT research, ethical dilemmas, legalities, self-care and self-exploration. This course introduces students to the BCTTNS Recognized Practitioner process. This course is intended to deepen TT skills of practitioners and those with self-interest. Pre-requisite: Therapeutic Touch Levels 1 & 2 and 4 - 6 mos. TT practice after Level 2. Course code: HLT 204 Ver: Oct 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $149 + materials + GST
Therapeutic Touch Mentoring Workshop This one-day workshop provides mentoring for students working towards the completion of Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. Students further expand their knowledge by offering sessions for persons with various health conditions under supervision and guidance of a recognized Therapeutic Touch Practitioner or teacher. This course is intended to deepen TT skills of practitioners and those with self-interest. Pre-requisite: Completion of Therapeutic Touch Levels 1, 2 or 3. Course code: HLT 215 Ver: Nov 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $69 + GST
Therapeutic Touch – Practice/Mentor Session Students will practice Therapeutic Touch sessions giving and receiving amongst each other and/or with the public. Mentoring with a qualified practitioner/instructor to assist students with documentation, group discussion and guidance for future sessions. Pre-requisite: Completion of Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Course code: HLT 216 Ver: 1. Oct 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2. Nov 7, Thu, 6:30 – 9 p.m. $15 + GST
LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION LANGUAGES
French Level I
Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part I
For beginners: improve your conversational skills, basic grammar and vocabulary in a fun and stimulating environment. Course code: HUM 004 Pen: Sept 24 – Nov 5, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ver: Sept 17 – Oct 10, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $159 + materials + GST
Sign Language This course is geared to those wishing to communicate with users of American Sign Language (ASL) 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 Kel: Sept 26 – Nov 14, Thu, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Pen: Sept 24 – Nov 12, Tue, 6:30 – 9 p.m. $159 + materials + GST
Spanish Conversation for Travellers 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 Kel: Oct 16 – Nov 13, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pen: 1. Sept 24 – Oct 17, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. 2. Nov 5 – 28, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $104 (+ materials + GST)
Spanish for the Absolute Beginner This course will move at a relaxed pace and is designed for people who have no prior knowledge of the Spanish language. 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 17 – Oct 15, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $139 + 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 22 – Nov 28, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. Ver: Sept 16 – Oct 28, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $159 + materials + GST
Spanish – Level II Take it to the next level and improve your Spanish speaking skills so you can have more in-depth conversations. Course code: HUM 003 Ver: Nov 4 – Dec 16, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8 p.m. $159 + materials + GST
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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 4 – Dec 4 $1,500 + GST
Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction Manuscript Mentoring: Part II This online course offers students the opportunity to complete the second half of a book-length manuscript in fiction (novel or short story collection) or creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essays or literary journalism). They will receive individual guidance from an acclaimed professional author, either Alix Hawley or Melanie Murray, including extensive feedback customized to their work’s specific needs. Students will make regular submissions over a 13-week period (to a maximum of 40,000 words). Course code: HUM 056 Online: Sept 4 – Dec 4 $1,500 + GST
Technical Writing: Procedures and Manuals Do you need to write a set of procedures or a manual? Examine the tasks and techniques for writing instructions and guides that are useful and easy to read. Learn how to conduct “audience analysis,” create an outline for a guide and learn plain language writing techniques. This course provides an overview of technical writing processes and practical hands-on exercises. Course code: COA 276 Kel: Oct 21 & 22, Mon & Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $299 + GST
Writing a Memoir: Step by Step Is writing a memoir on your bucket list? The time to start is now. Capturing your life experiences on paper is a worthwhile mission that will benefit you and countless others. The goal of this online course is to set you up for memoir success, by walking you through the process step by step. The course contains 10 lessons that will prepare your mind, help you to organize your thoughts and motivate you to start writing. Each lesson leads to a writing assignment of 500 – 1,000 words that will become “pieces” of the first draft of your memoir. Each assignment will receive ratings and feedback to help you grow your writing pursuits. Course code: COA 275 Online: Students can register anytime and have six months to complete $499 + GST
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE AGRICULTURE & OUTDOORS
FASCINATING INTELLECTUAL TOPICS (FIT)
Keep your mind active and FIT with these Fascinating Intellectual Topics. The commitment is small with just one or two evening classes (depending on the topic). Take one, some or all of the topics in this series – the choice is yours. Come learn from some of the community’s finest as you delve into fascinating subject matter and spend a bit of time with like-minded individuals. Fun and affordable at just $49 plus GST per topic. This is a great opportunity to learn about a topic of curiosity and stay FIT! For additional course and instructor information, visit okanagan.bc.ca/FIT
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 19 & 20, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $199 + materials + GST
Land Navigation with Maps, Compass and GPS
A World of Change – Climate and Community
Never be lost again when service coverage or battery life is gone. This comprehensive training course covers all aspects about topographical maps, navigational grid formats, coordinate data interpretation and manual position finding and plotting. An outdoor session prepares learners to apply newly learned classroom skills and practice basic navigational techniques used by search and rescue (SAR) organizations worldwide. Students may bring their own compass and GPS receiver. Course code: PIR 097 Pen: Oct 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 19 & 20, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $154 + GST
By 2100, if we continue to develop as we are today, the earth will be virtually unrecognizable. This workshop addresses how a changing climate might impact nations, communities, societies and families in the coming years and explores opportunities to collectively and individually respond now. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own vision of the Okanagan Valley, share their ideas with others, and identify key opportunities to shift to low carbon development in the region. The workshop program will be co-facilitated with community partners active on issues of climate change and climate action. Course code: PIR 716 Kel: Oct 8 & 10, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
Vegetable Gardens – Don’t Wait Untill Spring
Diversity & Inclusion 1 – Tilting our Lenses to Create Inclusive, Intercultural Spaces
Do you wonder why your vegetables grow well one season and don’t do so well the next? Fall is the time to get those vegetable garden beds ready for spring and summer crops. Learn from our local gardening expert how to amend your soil before heading into the much needed winter season. You will also learn how to cover and rotate your crops, organize your garden beds for best results and how to save and store your seeds. Courses to follow: Vegetable Garden Basics & Growing Vegetables in the Fall Season. Course code: PIR 721 Kel: Oct 6, Sun, 2 – 5 p.m. $69 + GST
Wild Mushroom Identification Ever wondered whether those colourful orange or purple mushrooms you saw in the woods are safe to eat? Thousands of varieties of mushrooms grow in North America; gain the skills to identify this fascinating group of plants. Be prepared to walk one to three kilometers on two field trips scheduled for the weekend classes. Ver: Sept 24, Tue, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sept 29 & Oct 6, Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $64 + GST
We all view the world through different cultural lenses, based on our own experiences, our heritage, our values and so much more. As we become more aware of our own cultural influences, our unconscious biases and the fact that people around us are viewing the world through lenses different from our own, we are better able to understand and communicate with one another. During this interactive-style course, we will notice that by simply suspending judgment and noticing our personal bias, we can create inclusive environments and communities in which all feel heard and valued. Course code: PIR 722 Kel: Sept 30 & Oct 2, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
Diversity & Inclusion 2 – Cultural Reciprocity and Creating Meaningful Connections In this interactive-style course, we will delve a little deeper and continue on our intercultural and inclusion journey. We will discuss what it means to create a space of real inclusion – where our colleagues, neighbours, students, leaders, clients and everyone with whom we come in contact feels they truly belong. We will touch upon topics such as power, privilege, intersectionality and positionality. We will also look at diversity and inclusion as a reciprocal model where learning is multidirectional and ways to strengthen our diverse communities by learning, working and living alongside one another. Course code: PIR 723 Kel: Nov 4 & 6, Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE FASCINATING INTELLECTUAL TOPICS (FIT) Fat is Not a Four Letter Word This two-part lecture series explores our cultural preoccupation with losing weight, arguing that fatphobia is a form of social oppression that reinforces sexist and racist ideas. We will explore the faulty science that has labelled fat bodies sick, examine the colonial origins of current beauty standards, and engage with the powerful art and activism from the fat liberation movement. Course code: PIR 713 Kel: Sept 24 & Oct 1, Tue, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
Greece on Fire – The First “Global” Conflict of the Ancient World
We all have within us a wealth of stories waiting to be told. How do we give these stories shape and discover the deeper meaning beneath the surface of events? How do we elevate our personal stories to reveal larger truths? This course will teach techniques for transforming memories and family stories into compelling narratives. Participants will examine excerpts from published memoirs to understand the building blocks of the genre. They will learn pre-writing techniques to tap into a memories and practice methods of bringing stories to life through scenebuilding, characterization, sensory details, tension and dialogue. Course code: HUM 057 Kel: Sept 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
More than 2,000 years ago, the Persian Empire launched an illfated series of assaults on the scattered, isolated cities of ancient Greece that would ultimately result in the complete collapse of the western half of the empire a few decades later. The invasions themselves left scars, physical and political, in ancient Greece that caused the eventual collapse also of Athens, and Greek democracy under the tyrant Alexander, and his ultimate triumph over the Persian Empire at Gaugamela. Come and join us for a riveting discussion and exploration of how these wars were fought, who fought them and what impact they still have today. Course code: HUM 059 Kel: Mar 17 & 24, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. $49 + GST
Urbanization, Migration and the Path to Housing in Kelowna
The Financial System and You – How Global Big Finance Affects Everyone
Who Cares About the Sustainable Development Goals?
The financial system suffers from regular, periodic crises. Otherwise it works quite well, and has furnished us with an exceptional standard of living and incredible societal progress in the last few hundred years. How was this possible? What are some of the threats faced by the system? Is continued prosperity possible or even desirable? Learn more about what money is, how it is made and how the choices of individuals affect our wealth and prosperity. Course code: HUM 058 Kel: Nov 5 & 12, Tue, 7 – 9 p.m. $49 + GST
The “Take Steps” Program – An Experiential Walk through Homelessness... More impactful and educational than simply “living an hour in their shoes,” this homelessness simulation session will challenge you to explore the causes, systems and barriers that exist and that need to change in order to find solutions to one of our most pressing social issues. Course code: PIR 711 Kel: Oct 23, Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
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Urbanization, with its attendant rapid development and population growth, is defining not only the socio-cultural, demographic and economic aspects of Canada’s diverse communities, but also its complex real estate/housing markets as well as its urban social geographies. These lectures examine a broad range of social issues related to urbanization in Kelowna as well as in the Okanagan Valley. Course code: PIR 714 Kel: Oct 17 & 24, Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
In 2015 the world committed to work toward achieving 17 Goals by 2030. These goals set down an agenda for thinking and acting on social, economic and environmental problems that are experienced by people all over the world. In this workshop, participants will explore various aspects of the sustainable development goals (jobs and work, climate action, education, gender equality, economic inequality, etc.) with the help of community partners experienced in local and global work towards these goals. Participants will come away with a stronger appreciation for and knowledge about the goals, improved ability to communicate how the goals relate to their own life values, and a road map for taking action on goals that have the most resonance with their own ideas and values. Course code: PIR 715 Kel: Oct 1 & 3, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
Why We Do Dumb Things Why does a limit on quantity at the grocery store cause us to double the amount we would buy? How could thinking about a random number cause us to pay more for something? Why do people continue to gamble even after losing money? Find out why we do dumb things in our lives. This introduction to behavioural economics will discuss psychological, neurological and biological influences that steer most of us away from making “rational” decisions. Course code: PIR 712 Kel: Nov 19 & 26, Tue, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 + GST
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE ART & DESIGN Acrylic Painting – The Basics
Experiment with mixed media and abstract painting. The course will cover the study of flowers, still life and mixed media to create exciting acrylic paintings. With the demonstration and examples of mixed media, the students will have the confidence to explore the world of acrylic painting. Students will receive a supply list prior to class. Course code: FA 011 Kel: Oct 20 & 27, Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $105 + materials + GST
Animation Portfolio 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 1 – Dec 3, Tue, 5 – 7 p.m. $395
Celtic Calligraphy The Celtic scripts called Uncial and Half-Uncial, commonly used in early manuscripts of the 4th – 7th century, are still popular today for their closely-packed, round, open letterforms. Students will be introduced to the broad-edge dip pen and work in varied media. As a bonus, we will explore the basic concepts of Celtic knotting. Supplies (dip pen, ink and paper) may be purchased from the instructor on the first evening at a cost of $17. Course code: FA 168 Kel: Sept 26 – Oct 31, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. $119 + 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: Students can register at any time and have two months to complete $225 + GST
FINANCIAL, RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING Advanced Estate Planning Explore some of the more complex planning options that are available to you. This course will illustrate what problems can arise when estates are poorly planned, including a failure to properly establish mental capacity and the new onus of proof with regard to undue influence. We will then look at planning options to minimize probate fees and taxes payable by your estate, planning options for beneficiaries with disabilities, substance abuse issues and spendthrift problems. Finally, the course will cover the problems (and solutions) faced by couples who are in a second marriage. Course code: PIR 543 Kel: Nov 26, Tue, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $45 + GST
Am I Ready to Retire? How to Navigate a Smooth Transition from the Workforce Even when retirement is something you’re looking forward to, leaving the workforce is one of the biggest life transitions you will go through. This workshop will help you determine your level of readiness to retire, explore your options and develop a plan to make your transition easier. Facilitated by a certified retirement coach and financial advisor, you will feel more confident about: • whether you are ready to retire • if you have enough money • what to do with your time & how to create purpose in your retirement life Join us for this workshop and explore how you can make your transition easier. Course code: PIR 653 Kel: Sept 25, Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $80 + 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: Oct 30, Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ver: Nov 14, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 + GST
Learn the basics of floral design as you create your own beautiful centerpiece – the perfect accessory for special events, holidays, or for your every-day enjoyment. All supplies are included. Bring scissors, a knife and any special foliage or ‘extras’ you’d like to include in your masterpiece. Course code: FA 044 Kel: Oct 5, Sat, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. $39 + materials + GST
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE Planning for Incapacity – Financial & Health Care Decisions Learn about the documents that are needed for basic incapacity planning. We will discuss how incapacity documents differ from Wills, the nature and purpose of Health Care Representation Agreements, Advanced Directives and Powers of Attorney, how these documents work together, when they become effective, the main uses (and abuses) of each as well as how to choose the right representatives and some tips on drafting. We will also discuss the legal process of Medical Assistance in Dying. Documents covered: Powers of Attorney, Health Care Representation Agreements, Advanced Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying. Course code: PIR 717 Kel: Nov 21, Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $45 + GST
Retire to a Life You’ll Love As we live longer and healthier lives, our perception of retirement is changing. Many of us are looking for something beyond the traditional life of leisure. This course will explore a variety of options to help you make the most of retirement by looking at topics such as phased retirement, starting or buying a business, being part of the gig economy and volunteering. The options are limitless. Find out how you can stay active and retire to a life you’ll love. Course code: PIR 703 Kel: Oct 5, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 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: Nov 23 & 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $70 + materials + GST
Breaking Old Habits through Yoga and Journal Writing need to understand how the body and mind work together. Take the practice of Hatha yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises by combining it with journal writing. This workshop includes a gentle yoga practice as well as written reflection to explore how the body and mind work together. Course code: COA 277 Kel: Nov 17, Sun, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. $69 + GST
Craft Your Own Kombucha
This one-day workshop will teach you the process on how to become financially debt-free and ultimately take control of your money. A methodical approach towards becoming debt-free and investing for retirement will be discussed. Course code: MGR 050 Pen: Oct 26, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ver: Nov 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $144 + GST
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: Nov 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $69 + materials + GST
The Role of Executor: The Blessing and the Curse
Meditation for Beginners
Take Control of Your Money
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 10, Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 2. Nov 13, Wed, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ver: Oct 24, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $45 + GST
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Often shrouded in mystery, meditation is in fact a very simple process. With guidelines and a little practice, you can discover the peace and joy within. For those who desire a simple, straightforward guide to the basics, this course will teach the benefits of stress reduction, inner peace and relaxation through incorporating meditation into your daily life. Course code: PIR 008 Ver: Oct 3 – 24, Thu, 6 – 8 p.m. $64 + materials + GST
Mind and Body in Balance Discover the connection between the mind and the body and how emotions affect our health. Learn how to acknowledge the imbalances in the body through the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Discover therapies such as meditation, yoga, energy work, colour therapy and aromatherapy to re-establish balance and promote health and move towards a more holistic lifestyle. This class is hands-on with gentle yoga, breathing exercise and learning how to use essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. Course code: PIR 701 Pen: Nov 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $45 + GST
LEISURE & LIFESTYLE Natural Cleaning Solutions for your Home Discover the connection between the mind and the body and learn to make environmentally friendly non-toxic cleaning solutions from natural safe ingredients. You will make four natural cleaners to take home. Recipes and ingredients will be supplied. Course code: PIR 511 Kel: Oct 12, Sat, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ver: 1. Oct 23, Wed, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 2. Nov 14, Thu, 6 – 8:30 p.m. $35 + materials + 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 8 & 10, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2. Nov 26 & 28, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $69 + materials + GST
Saying the Right Thing We all want to say the right thing when our friends are going through a tough time. This course will apply what has been learned in clinical counselling to everyday friendships. It will explore the nature of conversations that motivate individuals to make positive changes in their lives; how to listen better, ask good questions and not give bad advice. Course code: PIR 720 Pen: Oct 1 & 3, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $64 + GST
What’s Your Super Power and How Will You Choose to Grow? The EQ-i 2.0 is a scientifically validated assessment that measures the way we operate in the world. Assessing and evaluating our own emotional intelligence can provide information that will help set targeted development goals and lead to dramatic increases in performance and interaction with others. After a brief online portion, your results are reviewed by an EQi certified coach via FaceTime or Skype. During this one-hour session, you and your coach will focus on understanding the results as well as strategizing for development in whatever area(s) you choose. Course code: PIR 710 Online: Students can register anytime $455 + GST
Whole Foods Nutrition Wondering why the latest diet trend is working for your neighbour and not you? Whether for your own health or to use in your current profession, learning how to properly determine which foods, combinations and lifestyle choices are best suited to whom at what time in one’s life. Starting with the fundamentals of whole foods nutrition and clean eating and building on the areas of lifestyle choices, stress management and sleep hygiene, we will ensure the foundation for health is set. Then we’ll dive into common chronic lifestyle diseases, healthy weight management and work towards optimal living for you and your clients. This course is taught by a certified nutritional practitioner. Course code: PIR 719 Kel: Nov 6 – Dec 11, Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $249 + GST
Whole Foods Nutrition for YOUR Optimal Health Are you confused about all the latest food and diet trends? Wanting to become healthy and avoid chronic lifestyle diseases? Lead by a certified nutritional practitioner, this workshop will dive into how to make informed healthy food and lifestyle decisions. On top of learning about the food itself, we’ll also analyze correlations with your digestive function, stress capacity, eating patterns, sleep hygiene, and your current health and wellness goals. Come with an open mind and a positive mindset and you’ll leave with specific direction for your new lifestyle plan. Course code: PIR 718 Kel: Oct 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ver: Nov 16, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $69 + GST
PHOTOGRAPHY 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 Kel: 1. Sept 17 & 24, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m. 2. Oct 22 & 29, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m. Pen: 1. Sept 17 & 19, Tue & Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. 2. Oct 22 & 24, Tue & Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. $75 + GST
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 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. PLEASE NOTE: Cameras must have removable/ changeable lenses. Course code: COA 265 Kel: Nov 19 & 26, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m. Pen: Nov 19 & 21, Tue & Thu, 7– 9 p.m. $75 + GST
Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection
Cross Connection Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification
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 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2. Sept 28 & 29, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 3. Oct 26 & 27, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 4. Nov 16 & 17, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5. Dec 14 & 15, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. $195
This nine-hour course is for BCWWA certificate holders in Cross Connection Control who need to recertify. Individuals must also register for the CCC Exam the Monday following the course. Course code: CON 047 Kel: 1. Sept 20 & 21, Fri, 5 – 8 p.m., Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Oct 18 & 19, Fri, 5 – 8 p.m., Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $295
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 $250
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: 1. Sept 3 – 6, Tue – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Sept 17 – 20, Tue – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3. Oct 15 – 18, Tue – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $625
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Cross Connection Control Exam Individuals registered in either CON 041 CCC Certification or CON 047 CCC Recertification must register for this exam. You must also register with bcwwa.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the course. Course code: CON 048 Kel: 1. Sept 9, Mon, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2. Sept 23, Mon, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 3. Oct 21, 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 Kel: Sept 28 – Nov 2, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Sept 24 – Oct 31, Tues & Thurs 6 – 9 p.m. $925
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Electrical Code Refresher The Electrical Code Refresher course is intended for electrical workers that require a refresher and update on the new 2018 Canadian Electrical Code. The course will cover basic subjects sections with an emphasis on changes to the Code as well as student driven discussion on relevant subject matter. Interactive participation is required along with a copy of the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code Book. This course will provide a certificate indicating the students have attended a minimum of 12 to 18 hours of class time of current electrical training. This certificate is not suitable for the FSR Certification Exam, enrolment of the FSR Code course is required for that. Course code: ELC 021 Kel: Nov 9 – 23, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pen: Nov 5 – 21, Tues & Thurs, 6 – 9 p.m. $499
Forklift Truck Operator – New Operator This 16-hour course will take the operator through the safe operating techniques of a forklift and make them aware of the industry standard for safe forklift operations. No previous experience necessary. Course code: CON 042 Kel: Oct 5 & 6, Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $290 (includes manual)
Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program This 20-hour course will cover the inspection requirements for private and commercially licensed vehicles, most commercially licensed trailers and all buses and taxis. Course code: LAT 006 Kel: Nov 23, Sat, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Nov 30 & Dec 1, 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 19, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $475
UPCOMING FOUNDATION PROGRAMS OFFERED AT REGIONAL CAMPUSES Carpenter Foundation 30 weeks or 900 Hours Rev: Feb 3 – Aug 7, 2020 Sal: Feb 10 – Sept 4, 2020 $4,207
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship 24 weeks Pen: Feb 10 – Jul 24, 2020 $3,479
Plumbing & Piping Trades 24 weeks Ver: Feb 10 – Jul 23, 2020 $3,616
Welding Foundation 28 weeks Sal: Feb 10 – Jul 31, 2020 $4,151
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Category M (Maintenance) 20 months Ver: 1. Sept 3, 2019 – Jan 22, 2021 2. Feb 3, 2020 – Jul 11 2021 $9,426 (additional fees due at Northern Lights College)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Category S (Structures) 37 weeks Kel: 1. Sept 3, 2019 – Jun 19, 2020 2. Feb 3 – Dec 21, 2020 $7,648
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Since my dream is to manage my own vineyard in the Shuswap, I wanted to train with industry professionals with local experience. The Viticulture Certificate Program offers small class sizes with field trips and the opportunity to meet people in the industry.”
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WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 307 hours LOCATION: Penticton Pen: Jan 6 – Mar 26, 2020, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. TUITION: $3,259 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
Viticulture Certificate Gain the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard. Through this program you will learn the scientific principles underlying grape growing for the purpose of wine production, the various influences on grape quality and industry terminology. In addition, you will learn vineyard management, vineyard equipment operation, maintenance and safety. Employment opportunities: Viticulture worker, vineyard owner and operator.
okanagan.bc.ca/viticulture PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 147 hours LOCATION: Penticton Pen: Sept 28, 2019 – Mar 31, 2020, in-class or blended delivery Call 250-492-4305, ext. 3206 for details TUITION: $1,704
Wine Sales Certificate Are you dreaming of a job in wine marketing, wine touring or in a wine shop? Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in the exciting sales side of the wine industry. Begin with the basics of grape growing and winemaking before moving onto legal regulations, industry standards, marketing and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine shop management and winery promotions. This program includes online learning options, so you can access this valuable wine sales training anywhere, anytime. Employment opportunities: Positions in wine marketing, wine tours and wine shops.
okanagan.bc.ca/winesales PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 258 hours LOCATION: Penticton Pen: Oct 5 – Dec 14, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Jan 8 – June 27, Wed, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sat, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TUITION: $4,154
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. Employment opportunities: Assistant winemaker, cellar hand and winery owner.
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WORKSHOPS & COURSES Please note when registering for the following workshops/courses that there may be an age requirement of 19 years of age or older.
A Taste of Christmas with Some Classic Wine Pairing Techniques Learn some interesting culinary tricks from Chef Bernard Casavant. Taste and enjoy some of the great festive seasons’ flavours. Recipes supplied. Course code: PIR 492 Pen: Nov 28, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $69 + materials + 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. Course code: PIR 371 Ver: Oct 17, Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $69 + materials + GST
Craft Beer Pairing with Food Would you like to prepare a meal for three guests for under $25 that even includes serving them craft beer? Martin Lewis will show you four distinct meals from one cut of beef to maximize your budget. Each meal will be paired with a different style of beer. Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE. Course code: PIR 134 Pen: Dec 5, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $69 + materials + GST
History of B.C. Wine Who planted the first commercial vineyard in the Okanagan Valley? Where was the first vineyard planted in Oliver? Who came up with the idea for estate wineries and changed the regulations to allow them? The B.C. wine industry has a fascinating history that goes back almost a century, making the Okanagan Valley the epicenter of B.C. wine and a world-class wine region because of the work done by many industry pioneers. This seminar will tell you their stories and the milestones that built the B.C. wine industry to where it is today. Course code: PIR 301 Pen: Sept 30 – Oct 21, Mon, 7 – 9 p.m. $95 + materials + GST
WINE, BEER, SPIRITS & FOOD Rosé Styles: B.C. & Around the World An educational tasting session with Penelope Roche to learn and experience rosé styles from B.C. and around the world. Course code: PIR 704 Pen: Nov 21, Thu, 7 – 9 p.m. $55 + materials + GST
Scotch & Other Whiskies What’s the difference, really? 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 flavours come from, and of course, explore the different tastes. Course code: PIR 484 Pen: Nov 6 & 13, Wed, 7 – 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, flavour and varietal characteristics in some benchmark B.C. and international wines. Course code: AGR 172 Pen: Sept 19, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. $65 + materials + GST
U-Brew with a Pro Learn the basics of brewing with a brewmaster originally from Germany. A sophisticated brew system will be used to demonstrate the steps involved in making a good all-grain beer without a beer kit. Acquire tips and tricks of brewing like the professionals. Learn about hops, malts, yeast and styles. Once the fermentation and conditioning is complete, you will be able to pick up and enjoy your own taste sample. Course code: PIR 706 Ver: Oct 26, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $169 + materials + GST
Wine 31 – Understanding Food and 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 6 – Mar 16, 2020, Mon, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Mar 23, 2020, Mon, 1:30 – 9:30 p.m. $792 + GST
Wine Regions of the World – Australia An educational tasting session to learn and experience Australian wines and sample food pairings. Course code: PIR 497 Pen: Oct 23, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m. $65 + materials + GST
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ITALIAN COOKING SERIES Bring a taste of Italy into your home. Learn how to create deeprouted classic Italian dishes featuring four different styles from various regions of Italy. Come join Okanagan College’s Chef Barillaro for four afternoons of immersing yourself into the Italian culture by learning how to make dishes from scratch. After each class, you will be able to enjoy your meal with some new-found friends over a glass of wine.
Italian Cooking – Emilia Romagna Region Create a Northern Italian inspired dish. The Emilia Romagna region is known for using such ingredients such as parmesan cheese, prosciutto and traditional aged balsamic vinegar of Modena. Course code: PIR 724 Kel: Nov 17, Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $95 + GST
Italian Cooking – Tuscany Region Imagine that you have just walked through a Tuscan market and grabbed all the freshest ingredients. Now grab your legumes, cheeses, vegetables and fruits and learn how to construct an authentic Italian creation. Course code: PIR 725 Kel: Nov 24, Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $95 + GST
Italian Cooking – Puglia Region From the ocean to the plate. Fish plays a large part in the cuisine of Puglia’s long coastline, offering an array of fresh fish including sea bass, red mullet, anchovies, mussels and cuttlefish among the favourites. Course code: PIR 726 Kel: Dec 1, Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $95 + GST
Italian Cooking – Calabrian Region Did you know that almost a quarter of Italy’s olive oil is produced in Calabria? Travel to Italy’s “toe” to create meat based dishes featuring pork, vegetables and fish. Course code: PIR 727 Kel: Dec 8, Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $95 + GST
HOW TO REGISTER • Register online at okanagan.bc.ca/cs • Call 1-888-638-0058 • Visit your regional campus to register in person For assistance with the application process, call us toll-free at 1-888-638-0058 or contact the Okanagan College campus nearest you. Remember, if you are an Okanagan College grad, you’ll receive a 10% discount on most Continuing Studies courses.
APPLY EARLY Okanagan College Continuing Studies programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait to sign up. Courses that don’t meet the minimum number of participants may be cancelled. If a course is cancelled, we will make every effort to contact you prior to the start date. Fees for cancelled classes will be refunded or applied to another course.
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS As an Okanagan College student, you can access a variety of student and College services to help you succeed. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/studentservices to find out more. • Aboriginal Services
CONTINUING STUDIES REFUND POLICY NON-CERTIFICATE COURSE WITHDRAWAL Refund requests must be made at least two business days (48 hours) prior to the course start date. No refunds are issued for requests received with less than two business days’ notice. Students may withdraw by phone, fax, email, mail or in person. Special refund polices apply to courses where indicated. Check the policy when registering.
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TUITION AND FEES Costs are estimates and subject to change. See okanagan.bc.ca/tuition for more details.
INFORMATION DISCREPANCIES All program information, including course/program content, length, prerequisites, start/ end dates, postponements and cancellations, is subject to change without notice. Okanagan College reserves the right to correct pricing or course details at time of registration. Note: Many programs are offered at more than one campus. However, not all programs are offered at all campuses.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL Visit okanagan.bc.ca/cs/policies for complete information on tuition fees, deposits and refunds. It is the student’s responsibility to be informed about refund policies and to contact Continuing Studies when withdrawing.
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Whether youâ€™re ready to grow professionally or personally, Continuing Studies at Okanagan College offers a wide range of options to meet your learning needs. We have hundreds of courses, more than 25 certificates, and six convenient locations in the Okanagan and Shuswap-Revelstoke region.
Italian Cooking Series Bring a taste of Italy into your home. Learn to create classic Italian dishes featuring four different styles from regions of Italy. Come join Okanagan Collegeâ€™s Chef Barillaro for four afternoons of Italian culture by learning how to make dishes from scratch. See all Wine, Beer, Spirits & Food workshops and courses, starting on page 37.
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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 30, 2019
Okanagan College offers a wide range of programs, from professional certificates to leisure studies and general interest classes. Top-notch...