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Message from Okanagan College President, Dr. Neil Fassina Way’, Weytkp and Welcome to OC, To everyone who is considering choosing Okanagan College as your learning partner – we’re so glad you’re looking through our course offerings. When you join the OC community and enrol in one of our classes or programs, you’re following in the footsteps of over 60,000 alumni and countless others across the Okanagan Shuswap region, since 1963. We have a proud history of working with people and communities to help build capacity, develop careers, and pursue passion projects. Today, it is exciting to see the range and versatility of what is available, especially in areas where OC is known as a postsecondary leader. This includes programs that support the health care and social agencies, trades training, business and leadership development, and courses aligned to the food, beverage and tourism sectors. Our courses are designed to be responsive to local needs, and to reflect our context in southern B.C. Many are shorter in duration, and several can be “stacked” or taken in sequence to enhance your overall understanding in a broader area. I’m especially pleased that OC is bringing in more microcredentials and working with municipalities, businesses, and associations across the region to address our most relevant labour needs and pressures. When you register at OC, you’re joining a community that spans our region and beyond. OC’s networks are present in workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities throughout the Interior, across B.C. and around the world.
Message from OC’s Director, Continuing Studies and Corporate Training, Danelle Greebe I am delighted to welcome you to our Winter/Spring/Summer 2024 Continuing Studies and Corporate Training brochure. In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of education cannot be overstated. At Okanagan College, we take this responsibility seriously and are committed to offering a comprehensive range of programs and courses that meet the diverse needs and aspirations of our communities. Our brochure showcases a wide array of certificate programs and courses to enhance your career and life skills. Each is designed to foster intellectual growth, personal development, and professional excellence. Whatever your career aspirations are, our offerings are designed to empower you to achieve your goals. As you peruse this catalogue, you will discover not only the programs we offer but also the values that underpin our institution – a commitment to curiosity, a passion for knowledge, and an unwavering belief in the transformative power of education. Our aim is to not just educate you but to inspire you to become the architects of a better future. If you have any questions about our programs or courses, please contact one of our campuses and our teams will be happy to help you. Sincerely, Danelle.
We can’t wait for you to start! Liml mt, Kukstemc, Thank you, Sincerely, Neil.
Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon campuses are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People, our Salmon Arm campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc, and our Revelstoke centre is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, Sinixt and Syilx Okanagan Peoples.
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WHAT’S INSIDE AGRICULTURE AND GARDENING............... 4 BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP...................... 4 COMPUTING AND INFO TECH................... 5 COOKING, BAKING, AND BEVERAGES..... 7 HEALTH.......................................................... 8 EDUCATION...................................................10 WELLNESS.................................................... 11
TRADES FOUNDATION PROGRAMS............ 11 CORPORATE TRAINING................................. 13 COURSES........................................................ 14 Agriculture and Gardening........................... 14 Arts and Design............................................ 16 Business and Leadership.............................. 16 Computing and Info Tech............................. 18
Cooking, Baking, and Beverages............. 19 First Aid and Safety.................................. 20 Health Education and Wellness............... 22 Language and Communication............... 24 Personal Enrichment............................... 24 Trades................................................... 25 REGISTRATION......................................... 30
DELIVERY STYLES FACE-TO-FACE: In person, on-campus. BLENDED: A combination of face-to-face and any online delivery style. ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS: Computer-based at a specific time. ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS: Computer-based on your own schedule, within a certain time. ONLINE HYBRID: A combination of online synchronous and asynchronous. DISTANCE EDUCATION: Computer-based, asynchronous and tutor-supported (no direct instruction).
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING If you have already obtained knowledge, skills and competencies that match some of the learning outcomes of a certificate, you may be eligible to receive credit towards that certificate. Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning at okanagan.bc.ca/recognition-of-prior-learning.
COMING SOON! Watch our website (continuingstudies.okanagan.bc.ca) for more information on these exciting courses and programs: • Residential Insulation Technician Microcredential • Practical Cybersecurity for IT Professionals Microcredential • Trauma Informed Practice Microcredential
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AGRICULTURE & GARDENING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: part-time, 150 hours KEL: Sep 24, 2024 - Feb 2025, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. TUITION: $2,169 (Material fees approximately $770)
Floral Design Certificate This 150-hour certificate program prepares students to work as floral designers and to upgrade the abilities and skills of those currently working in the field. Emphasis is on retail floristry including small businesses and franchise retail outlets. Program content concentrates on the basic principles of plant care, floral design, and floral arrangements for special events.
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PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours KEL: Jan 15 - Mar 1, 2024, face-to-face, Mon, Wed & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE: Mid Sept - End of Nov, 2024, blended, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. & Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. SAL: Jan 28 - May 1, 2025, part-time, Tue & Thu, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. VER: Jan 29 - May 3, 2024, part-time, Tue & Thu, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Landscape Horticulture Certificate
Put your green thumb to work in a career doing what you love. Learn all about botany basics and soil science, including which ornamental plants are best for B.C.’s Interior. During the landscape construction component, dig deeper into plant selection, irrigation systems, installing turf grass, pest management, pruning and cultivating. This program will provide you with the training you need to work in the landscaping industry. Graduates are well prepared to take advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines, such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design and nursery propagation. Employment opportunities: Graduates are prepared for employment with lawn care and landscaping departments and companies, golf courses and cemeteries.
BUSINESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: part-time, 66 hours KEL: Feb 6 - Apr 18, 2024, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m., online synchronous Sep 25 - Dec 6, 2024, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m., face-to-face ONLINE: Jan 22 - Mar, 2024 & Sept 16 - Nov 15, 2024 PEN: April 3 - June 19, 2024, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m., online synchronous Sep 16 - Dec 9, 2024, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m., online synchronous REV: Sep 16 - Dec 11, 2024, part-time, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. VER: Oct 7 – Dec 17, 2024, part-time, face-to-face, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9:15 p.m. TUITION: $ 662
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Basic Accounting Certificate Gain expertise in basic business accounting in this hands-on program. Learn accounting concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit. Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn customer and vendor-tracking for a merchandising business, as well as inventory concepts, sales taxes, internal cash controls and payroll preparation. Professional development opportunities: You can obtain transfer credit into the Office Administration BUAD 111: Financial Accounting I course at Okanagan College, as well as credit for specific courses within the Canadian Payroll Association Certification. Employment opportunities: Entry-level positions in accounting, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll and billing.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 123 hours PEN: Jan 9 – May 28, 2024, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m., online synchronous SAL: Jan 8 – Jun 19, 2024, part-time, face-to-face, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. VER: Feb 6 – May 14, 2024, part-time, online, Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. DISTANCE ED: Intakes January, March, May, September and November. TUITION: $1,554
Bookkeeping Certificate Delivered online or in-person, this program adds to your employable financial accounting knowledge with advanced computerized accounting software and payroll administration skills. Gain the in-depth understanding needed to manage the complete bookkeeping cycle, from how to set up a company through to the full year’s business cycle for computerized accounting systems. Students learn: Excel spreadsheet software, Sage 50 accounting software and payroll administration. Graduates enjoy careers in bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, billing and payroll. Call us to inquire about taking individual modules in this certificate. You can 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: part-time, 138 hours ONLINE: May 25 – Oct 27, 2024, part-time/online asynchronous Nov 2, 2024 – Apr 6, 2025, part-time/online asynchronous TUITION: $4,774
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 live instruction and networking time. Suitable for project managers at all levels.
COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: full-time, 500 hours ONLINE: Jan 2 - Dec 14, 2024, part-time/online asynchronous NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details. Tuition payments can be divided over two semesters. TUITION: $8,276
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.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: full-time, 730 hours KEL: Sep 2024 - May, 2025, Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. TUITION: $9,966 This program is student loan eligible and currently under review.
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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 or recording studios. Use industry standard recording studio equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital recordings, and work on audio postproduction for film, video, computer animation and games. You will gain a solid hands-on foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and live sound engineering. Employment opportunities: Technical positions in audio engineering and music production for recording arts, music, theatre, concerts, broadcasting, Internet, gaming video and film. Graduates find jobs as sound effects editors, sound mixers, video and sound recorders and video recording technicians.
PROGRAM LENGTH: part-time, 160 hours ONLINE: Mar 12 - Jun 13, 2024, online hybrid, Tue & Thu, 6 - 10 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Mid Sep - Mid Dec, 2024, online hybrid, Tue & Thu, 6 - 10 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. TUITION: $3,454
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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: part-time, 120 hours ONLINE: Feb 20 - May 9, 2024, online hybrid, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sep - Dec, 2024, Tue & Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. TUITION: $1,592
Graphic Design Essentials Microcredential This 120-hour Certificate provides a foundation of core knowledge and skills related to graphic and digital design. This program provides a balance of both theory and handson experience with various Adobe Creative Suite applications to prepare graphic designs for websites and publications. Topics include graphic design principles, digital asset creation, layout optimization and how to organize graphic-design deliverables. Students will use software tools to produce a small portfolio of graphic design projects that showcase their design skills and abilities. Employment opportunities: This microcredential targets career progression for people interested in developing skills in graphic and digital design using industry standard software. Graduates are better prepared for entry-level jobs in Graphic Design.
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PROGRAM LENGTH: part-time, 150 hours BLENDED: Feb 20 - Jun 6, 2024, online synchronous/face-to-face, Tues & Thu, 5 - 8 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. TUITION: $1,785
IT User Support Microcredential This 150-hour program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to service computers and support users of infrastructure and computing technology systems. Training covers a variety of topics including hardware installation and configuration, basic networking, operating systems and help desk techniques. Students study theory of computers systems hardware and software components and develop practical skills through hands-on training and troubleshooting techniques that address wide ranging issues. Using Network Engineering as a core foundation, students will gain competencies that prepare them for industry recognized credentials to enhance their employability in the industry.
COOKING, BAKING, AND BEVERAGES CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 304 hours PEN: Jan 8 - Mar 29, 2024, full-time, face-to-face, Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. TUITION: $3,528 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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 147 hours PEN: Fall 2024 Part time, online synchronous TUITION: $1,840 *This program is undergoing a revision process and details are subject to change for Fall 2024. Please refer to the website for important updates as they come available: okanagan.bc.ca/winesales
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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 308 hours PEN: Jan 3- June 15, 2024, part-time, face-to-face, Wed 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & Sat 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. TUITION: $4,496
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.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate ONLINE: Jan 8 - April 11, 2024, part-time/online Are you interested in a rewarding career within a dental office? In this program you will synchronous, Mon, Wed & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. Sep 9 - Dec, 2024, part-time/ online synchronous, learn about dentistry and routine dental procedures, as well as maintaining electronic patient records, dealing with insurance forms and making appointments. You will also Mon, Wed & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. develop effective verbal and written communication skills and professionalism in the dental office. TUITION: $1,672 Employment opportunities: Graduates are employed by medical and dental offices throughout the public and private sectors.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 302 hours ONLINE: Sep 9, 2024 - Jun 29, 2025, part-time/online asynchronous, face-to-face, practicum TUITION: $6,598 (Payments can be divided over three semesters)
Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate Are you a practicing RN or LPN looking to advance your nursing career? This online course is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of endoscopic (GI) nursing. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, pre- and post-nursing care for gastroenterology procedures performed in the ambulatory care setting, as well as the handling and care of scopes and accessories.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 635 hours ONLINE: Sep, 2024 - Jan, 2025, distance, face-to-face, practicum TUITION: $7,927
LPN Orthopaedic Certificate The LPN Orthopaedic Certificate program is designed for those who already hold an LPN practising licence. The program will prepare learners with the advanced knowledge and skills for an orthopaedic career working directly with nurse practitioners and medical practitioners. Learners will further their training of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in relation to orthopaedics in acute, trauma and post-surgical settings. Work integrated learning: 260-hour supervised practicum at approved locations. Employment opportunities: Graduates are prepared for employment in hospitals, emergency departments, cast rooms, medical offices, orthopaedic patient-care areas, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 814 hours KEL: May - Dec, 2024, full-time, face-to-face, Mon - Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Oct 1, 2024 - June 2025, part-time, online synchronous, Mon - Thu, a.m., lectures TUITION: $5,261 NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details. Tuition payments can be divided over two semesters.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Are you interested in playing an integral part in disease prevention within a medical setting? This program will equip you with the skills to combat micro-organisms and create safe and hygienic environments for patients. You will gain in-depth knowledge of aseptic techniques, infection control, cleaning, sterilization, the handling and storage of sterile supplies and decontamination procedures. Professional opportunities: Graduates are eligible to write exams for the Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, Personnel Certification through the Canadian Standards Association, as well RED U T as the International Association of Healthcare Central Service FEA GRAM Material Management. RO
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PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 336 hours Medical Office Assistant Certificate ONLINE: Jan 9 - Jul 30, 2024, + practicum, part-time, online Are you ready for a rewarding career as a medical office assistant, medical office Tue, Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. receptionist or hospital ward secretary? This program will equip you with effective Sep 2024 - Mar 2025, + practicum, verbal and written communication skills using medical terminology, as well as time part-time online, Tue, Thu, 6 - 9 p.m. management skills. You will gain in-depth knowledge of medical office procedures, & Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. including computerized medical billing, medical office guidelines, and medical and legal ethical standards. TUITION: $3,848 Note: Recognition of prior learning available.
Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 439 hours KEL: Sep 10, 2024 - Apr, 2025 & practicum, part-time, blended, days & times to be determined VER: Sep 2024 - Apr 2025, + practicum, part-time/ blended, days & times to be determined PEN: Sep 2024 – Apr 2025, + practicum part-time/ blended, days and times to be determined TUITION: $5,726
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate Are you ready to be a key member of a hospital health care team? This program will equip you with the practical skills to assemble and maintain patient charts, and handle the admission, transfer and discharge of patients. You will also learn how to process doctors’ orders relating to medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as surgical or treatment plans. This program includes a 125-hour practicum. Employment opportunities: Hospitals, medical offices, care facilities, health authorities and health service agencies.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 272 hours ONLINE: Oct 14, 2024 - Nov 2025, online asynchronous TUITION: $6,752
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.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 421 hours ONLINE: Sep 16, 2024 - Jul 18, 2025 TUITION: $7,650
Perianesthesia Nursing Certificate Are you a practicing RN looking to advance your nursing career? This online program is unique within Canada and equips you with the practical skills for entry into the growing field of perianesthesia (PAR) nursing. This program includes theory, demonstrations and practical skills education in perianesthesia work areas. Topics include pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative care considerations for all perianesthesia phases with a focus on Phase 1.
Course number: HLT 239 – HLT 242 Hours: 15 per course ONLINE: Feb 6 – Apr 24, 2024 FEES: $249 per course
Trauma Informed Practice These four 15-hour courses provide a comprehensive exploration of trauma informed practice, covering its historical context, its impact on wellness, communication styles, and will equip learners with the skills to create a compassionate and supportive environment in professional settings.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 81 hours KEL: Jan 23 — Apr 23, 2024, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. DELIVERY STYLE: Online synchronous TUITION: $2,039
Autism Spectrum Certificate The Autism Spectrum Certificate program is for individuals who work, interact and live with persons who are autistic/live on the autism spectrum. Each course is filled with the latest theory that is applied to practical strategies and approaches. All stages of development from early intervention to elder care are discussed, and self-advocates share their life experiences and knowledge adding a unique perspective to the theory. This knowledge can greatly enhance the quality of interactions with persons on the spectrum and applies to home, supportive agency, educational, daycare and caregiving settings. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest. Employment opportunities: This training is beneficial for education and employment professionals including support staff, those working in a variety of professions that work with both children and adults with developmental differences, as well as families of those on the spectrum.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 447 hours KEL: Jan 8 – May 3, 2024, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. + 3 hours asynchronous per day Sep 3, 2024 - Jan 10, 2025, Mon – Fri, (Times to be determined) Sep 5, 2024 – Jun 12, 2025, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m. & some Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PEN: Jan 22 - Jun 6, 2024, full-time online, Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. + 2 hours asynchronous per day Sep 2024 - Jan 2025, full-time online, Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. SAL: Jan 11 - Dec 12, 2024, part-time, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & some Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. REV: Jan 11 - Dec 12, 2024, part-time, Tue & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & some Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. VER: Sep 3, 2024 - Jun 13, 2025, part-time, Tues & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & some Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sep 4, 2024 - Jun 13, 2025, part-time, Tues & Thu, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & some Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Education Assistant Certificate The 447-hour Education Assistant Program prepares learners to work as Education Assistants in schools as part of an educational team. Education Assistants work under the instructional supervision of classroom teachers and School District administrators while supporting the learning and independence of children who benefit from additional assistance in meeting their educational goals. Learners are introduced to the organizational structure of schools and the role of Education Assistants in the classroom. Specific topics include general educational principles with particular attention to individualized instruction, cooperative learning and the importance of creating a positive learning environment. Learners develop and practice the skills necessary to implement modifications and adaptations of curriculum.
DELIVERY STYLE: Multiple styles available, please refer to program webpage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. TUITION: $4,428 This program is eligible for student loans. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details. Tuition payments can be divided over two semesters.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 375 hours ONLINE: Fall 2024, Part-time/online synchronous plus face-to-face practicum TUITION: $6,059
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Indigenous Community Support Worker Certificate Are you interested in working in rural and Indigenous communities? This professional development opportunity allows you to focus your training in the field of Indigenous community support. With an emphasis on a person/family-centered and holistic approach, you gain a deeper understanding of the needs of Indigenous individuals, families and communities as well as acquire the core training required for all community support professionals. Topics include Indigenous traditional knowledge systems, Indigenous 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 Indigenous people.
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WELLNESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours VER: Sep 2024 - Jun 2025, Days and times TBD Theory Online; Practical Skills, face-to-face TUITION: $11,143 *This program is undergoing a revision process and details are subject to change for Fall 2024. Please refer to the website for important updates as they come available: okanagan.bc.ca/esthetics
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.
TRADES FOUNDATION PROGRAMS SAL: Jan 29 - Aug 23, 2024 TUITION: $4,536
Carpenter Foundation This 30-week program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to seek employment as an apprentice carpenter in the construction industry. The program introduces students to all aspects of the trades including the use of hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment used by carpenters. Through the construction of a residential wood-frame project students are given the opportunity to work with a variety of materials used by carpenters including lumber, panel products, concrete, fasteners and hardware. The focus is on developing practical skills for the construction workplace. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive Level 1 technical training credit and 450 work-based-hours credit towards completion of the Carpenter Level 1 apprenticeship program.
PEN: Jan 30 – July 19, 2024 Aug 27 – Feb 16, 2025
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation
This 25-week program is designed to take a student with little or no previous experience in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry and supply the student with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry as an apprentice. It also provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of installing, servicing, and troubleshooting all aspects of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning/refrigeration equipment.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PEN: Feb 6 – July 19, 2024 TUITION: $3,883 VER: Feb 5 – July 18, 2024 TUITION: $3,936
SAL: Jan 29-July 11, 2024 TUITION: $4, 031 VER: July 29, 2024 – Jan 30, 2025 TUITION: $4,085.48
PEN: Aug 26, 2024 – Mar 21, 2025 TUITION: $4,475 VER: Feb 5 – July 19, 2024 TUITION: $4,533.92
VER: Jan 29 – June 20, 2025 $12,224 (additional TUITION due at Northern Lights College)
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Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship This 24-week program provides students with little or no previous experience in the electrical trade with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry as an apprentice electrician. The program exposes the student to aspects of residential, commercial and industrial systems in this trade with a focus on developing practical skills. The curriculum follows the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development guidelines for the first year in-class components of the Electrician Apprenticeship, which includes installation procedures in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code for residential, commercial and industrial systems.
Plumbing & Piping Trades This 25-week program takes a student with little or no previous experience in the piping trades and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in industry as an apprentice Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitter or Sprinkler System Installer. The program exposes the students to aspects of residential, commercial and industrial piping systems in these trades with a focus on developing practical skills. The curriculum follows the British Columbia Industry Training Authority guidelines for the first year in-class components of apprenticeship training for Plumber, Steamfitter/ Pipefitter and Sprinkler System Installer, which includes installation, repair and maintenance procedures in compliance with the applicable codes and standards. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive Level 1 technical training credit toward an apprenticeship in the three trades.
Welder This 28-week program takes students with little or no previous experience in the welding trade and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry as an apprentice or foundation welder. The course exposes the students to many aspects of the welding trade with a focus on developing practical skills. Graduates of this program will have technical training for level 1 & 2 and 300 workbased hours with the opportunity to write the Standardized Level Exam.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Category M (Maintenance) This two-year diploma program is offered in partnership with Northern Lights College (NLC) in Dawson Creek, B.C. The first three semesters of training take place at the Okanagan College Aerospace Campus in Vernon B.C. The final semester takes place at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. The diploma is conferred by Northern Lights College. All curriculum and entrance requirements at Okanagan College align with the AMT program at Northern Lights College. The program is designed to take a student with little or no previous experience in the aircraft maintenance trade and supply them with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry. The curriculum follows Transport Canada’s guidelines and upon successful completion of the program, Transport Canada will grant graduates 18 months of experience credits toward the 48-month experience requirement for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license. Graduates also receive a diploma for Aircraft Maintenance Technician from Northern Lights College.
CORPORATE TRAINING Your Challenge. Our Solution. What is Corporate Training at Okanagan College? Corporate Training is about bringing ongoing learning into your organization through customized contract training. Corporate Training takes the same course content you see here and turns it into a private offering ideal for a larger group based on your specific needs. It acts as a separate contract and an independent offering between your business and the College. Our customized training includes: • Industry-specific instructors • Curriculum tailored to your needs • Training at your location, our campuses or online • Custom training dates • Assistance with government grants
Grant Funding Our training is also designed to fit the criteria of WorkBC’s B.C. Employer Training Grant. Successful grant applicants can be reimbursed for 80 per cent of their training costs. Visit workbc.ca for more details.
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What training is provided? Any of the courses you see in this brochure and more can be delivered as a private contract for you. Our areas of training include: • Leadership and management • Workplace and supervisory skills • Technical and computer software • First Aid and safety • Team building opportunities • Industry-specific training including: o food, wine and tourism o education and health o horticulture and cannabis o trades and apprenticeship
“BigSteelBox and Okanagan College have collaborated over the past year to develop customized corporate training programs for our staff. What started with a single course to test engagement with our staff quickly expanded into offerings across most of our departments at the request of our employees. Okanagan College has instructors that are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and extremely helpful in designing programs we require to engage our staff, develop capacity, and build on our company culture. “ – Peter Tonkin, HR Manager, BigSteelBox
COURSES AGRICULTURE & GARDENING 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 Number: CANN 005 Hours: 6 Fees: $144 ONLINE: Feb 5 - 14, 2024, Mon, Wed, 7 - 9 p.m.
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. Age requirement - 19 years or older. Course Number: CANN 003 Hours: 12 Fees: $259 ONLINE: Jan 15 - Feb 7, 2024, Mon, Wed, 7 – 9 p.m.
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. Students must be 19 years of age to register. Course Number: CANN 002 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 ONLINE: Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2024, Mon, Wed, 7 – 9 p.m.
Marketing Cannabis in Canada For many cannabis professionals, promoting their products and entrenching their brands in the Canadian cannabis marketing sphere can be an uphill battle. This course takes aim at the barriers to marketing cannabis products and services: domestic/ international legal restrictions, operational limitations of a new industry, social/political/cultural stigmas, and the bottleneck of medical research. Throughout the course we will be adding
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promotional tools to your arsenal, with a focus on marketing versatility, increasing messaging/targeting/accuracy, and successful branding and product development. Course Number: CANN 010 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 ONLINE: Mar 6 - 13, 2024, Mon, Wed, 7 – 9 p.m.
Seed to Harvest - Cannabis Botany and Plant Science An introductory course on cannabis botany and plant science and how it applies to entry-level positions in the cannabis industry. This course provides a foundation for entry-level positions with licensed production facilities or micro-cultivators in the industry. Course Number: CANN 004 Hours: 30 Fees: $649 ONLINE: Feb 6 - Mar 26, 2024, Tue, Thu, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Fruits and Berries Satisfy your sweet tooth as you learn about growing fruits and berries. You don’t have to own a large piece of property to grow a wide variety of fruits at home, you can plant dwarf forms of apples, pears and other fruits. Consider container growing to grow citrus, figs and other frost-tender fruit trees. Discuss local fruit and berry varieties for your region and review specifics of planting, pollination, and pests along with the importance of pruning and how to make a proper cut. Course Number: PIR 764 Hours: 3 Fees: $40 PEN: Feb 24, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. SAL: Mar 3, 2024, Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. REV: Apr 21, 2024, Sun, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Full Season Growing your own food is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Whether you’re on rural acreage, a city lot or patio/balcony - virtually anyone can grow a basic garden, regardless of skill level and busy schedule. Learn to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own space. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more selfsufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need for a successful harvest. Course Number: PIR 762 Hours: 18 Fees: $199 SAL: Jan 29 - Feb 14, 2024, Mon, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Herbs and Edible Flowers
Pest Management for Fruit Trees
Enjoy the art of growing herbs indoors and outdoors by exploring ways to produce your herbs year-round so that you won’t have to leave your kitchen to collect your harvest. Explore the limitless possibilities of edible flowers that can be used to create delicious and beautiful salads, teas and baking. Edible flowers can be a part of any savoury meal.
This workshop will be of interest to professionals who manage fruit trees in backyards or commercial orchards. We will examine common insect and disease problems found on apples, cherries, peaches and other fruit trees. Participants will develop a management plan based on the seasonal cycle of the pest. The information is designed for persons working in the horticulture industry; home gardeners are also welcome. There will be a strong focus on non-chemical methods. Newer pesticide products will also be discussed.
Course Number: PIR 765 Hours: 3 Fees: $40 SAL: Feb 25, 2024, Sun, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PEN: Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. REV: Apr 21, 2024, Sun, 1 - 4 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Leafy Greens Leafy greens are easy to grow, but they can get bitter and bolt if you aren’t careful. Learn how to keep your leafy greens healthy and delicious with an introduction to some of the varieties you can plant and the benefits of each. Review important topics that affect your leafy greens, like bolting and slugs. Experiment with different techniques to extend your growing season by starting your seeds indoors. Course Number: PIR 763 Hours: 3 Fees: $40 PEN: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. SAL: Feb 25, 2024, Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Root Vegetables Discover the vegetables that grow beneath the soil. Root vegetables are nutritious and can be a delicious treat with numerous health benefits. Explore special veggies, including carrots, potatoes and beets, and learn how to grow and harvest your crops. Course Number: PIR 761 Hours: 3 Fees: $40 PEN: Feb 3, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. SAL: Feb 11, 2024, Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. REV: Apr 28, 2024, Sun, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garden Guru Series: Vine and Bush Vegetables Elevate your gardening skills by getting to know vine and bush vegetables. Explore edible options for adding height to your garden such as beans, peas, tomatoes and more. Discuss important information about heirlooms and hybrids, as well as pests and diseases. Explore the many ways that you can support your vertical vines as they grow up. Course Number: PIR 766 Hours: 3 Fees: $40 SAL: Feb 11, 2024, Sun, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PEN: Mar 16, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. REV: Apr 28, 2024, Sun, 1 - 4 p.m.
Course Number: AGR 164 Hours: 6 Fees: $119 + materials + GST VER: Mar 16, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pest Management and Pesticide Applicator - CORE This course is intended for persons applying pesticides or seeking employment in the landscape, industrial vegetation and forestry industry. Management of common insect, disease and weed problems will be reviewed. Topics covered include product labels, safe handling, legislation, practice questions for calibration, lowimpact pesticides and non-pesticide methods of control. Course Number: AGR 043 Hours: 25 Fees: $249 KEL: Feb 20 - 23, 2024, Tue to Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PEN: Mar 12 - 15, 2024, Tue to Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pest Management and Pesticide Applicator - Agriculture This course is intended for persons applying pesticides or seeking employment in the agriculture industry only. Management of common insect, disease and weed problems will be reviewed. Topics covered include product labels, safe handling, legislation, practice questions for calibration, low-impact pesticides and nonpesticide methods of control. Course Number: AGR 211 Hours: 25 Fees: $249 PEN: March 5 - 8, 2024, Tue-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pruning of Trees and Fruit Trees Make sure you know good pruning from bad pruning. This workshop will review important modern concepts such as good tree structure, what and where to cut, as well as pruning tools and their maintenance. There will be a strong focus on minimizing cuts so the tree can heal rapidly. There will be a discussion about using pruning to encourage production in fruit trees. The information is designed for persons working in the horticulture industry; home gardeners are also welcome. Course Number: AGR 158 Hours: 6.5 Fees: $125 VER: Feb 3, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PEN: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COURSES Simple Flower Arrangements
Make use of the flowers in your garden this spring and summer. Design centerpieces using a variety of flowers that will bring beauty and freshness into your home. Experiment using color, texture and height. Three vases and flowers will be provided. Bring scissors, a knife, and any special extras you would like to include in your masterpieces. Limited seats, register early.
Change in the workplace is inevitable and this course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and strategies to lead successful change management. Explore reasons for change and factors that influence this process.
Course Number: FA 092 Hours: 4 Fees: $79 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 27, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wedding Arrangements Your passion and creativity will shine in this wedding arrangement workshop. This workshop is geared towards individuals who would like to create wedding arrangements for friends, family and themselves. Create beautiful floral bouquets, boutonnieres, cake toppers, pew markers and centre pieces. Learn about basic floral arranging, flower care and how to meet your floral budget. Limited seats, register early. Course Number: FA 045 Hours: 12 Fees: $199 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 6 - 7, 2024, Sat, Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ARTS & DESIGN Advanced Art of Acrylic Painting This class is a great next step from Acrylic Painting or for anyone who has basic painting experience. In this six-week class, students will have the opportunity to further define and develop their own personal painting style under the guidance of a well renowned local artist. Students will also learn more in-depth colour theory, shading, and perspective. Course Number: FA 134 Hours: 15 Fees: $110 + materials + GST SAL: Mar 16 – Apr 20, 2024, Sat, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP Agile This 16-hour course 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. Course Number: MGR 340 Hours: 16 Fees: $595 KEL: Mar 2 - 3, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept 21 - 22, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 16 - May 28, 2024, Tue, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2024, Tue, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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Course Number: MGR 416 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 15, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 16 - 18, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m. VER: Apr 25, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAL: May 10, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 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 Number: MGR 373 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 22, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. VER: Apr 11, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 23 -25, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m. SAL: May 24, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 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 Number: MGR 325 Hours: 6 Fees: $149+ materials + GST VER: Feb 15, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. KEL: Feb 23, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. SAL: Mar 15, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Mar 26 - 28, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 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 Number: MGR 324 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST VER: Feb 1, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. KEL: Feb 9, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. SAL: Mar 1, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Mar 19 - 21, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
Emotional & Social Intelligence
Leading Workplace Teams
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 course, 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.
As a leader it is important to identify your strengths and weaknesses to help develop your leadership skills to effectively lead a team. Learn about the skills and tools successful leaders require, how personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop realistic visions, manage change and promote innovation.
Course Number: MGR 426 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST ONLINE: Tues & Thurs 5 - 7 p.m., May 7 - May 9, 2024 KEL: Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 organizations beliefs, vision and values, and demonstrate how they align with our leadership style and actions. Course Number: MGR 427 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST ONLINE: May 14 - 16, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
Goal Setting & Time Management Learn the skills needed to organize your objectives and aspirations into a planned approach while matching 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 outcomes. Course Number: MGR 327 Course Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 8, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. VER: Mar 21, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 9 - 11, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m. SAL: Apr 26, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 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 Number: MGR 428 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST ONLINE: May 21- 23, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
Course Number: MGR 323 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST VER: Jan 18, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. KEL: Feb 2, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. SAL: Feb 9, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Mar 12 - 14, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
Leading from Within The significance of your leadership role may differ, but essentially, we are all leaders in some way or another. As traditional approaches to leadership are being replaced by leadership through influence, credibility is established through how values and purposes are consistently embodied in one’s life. From this viewpoint leadership begins with self-clarity and honesty about who we are, where we want to go and how we are going to get there are fundamental building blocks to the concept of personal leadership. Course Number: MGR 425 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 5, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 30 - May 2, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
Managing Conflict Conflicts arise in all workplaces and as a leader it is important 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 Number: MGR 326 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 1, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. VER: Mar 7, 2024, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: April 2 - 4, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m. SAL: Apr 12, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Negotiating in the Workplace Negotiating is a common practice and there are skills and tactics available to assist you in becoming a better negotiator. Good negotiation skills can help increase business relationships, boost a business’ bottom line and assist when communicating with employees. Course Number: MGR 429 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST ONLINE: May 28 - 30, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
COURSES Positive Workplace Culture
Introduction to Google Analytics
A positive workplace helps define your organization and creates a welcoming and enjoyable work environment. Creating a positive workplace culture takes time, planning and effort to maintain and should be something every leader makes a priority. Workplace culture attracts good talent, drives engagement and performance, and impacts happiness and satisfaction of both employees and clients.
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, can help to grow your business.
Course Number: MGR 431 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST ONLINE: Jun 4 - 6, 2024, Tue, Thu, 5 - 7 p.m.
COMPUTING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Excel – Beginner (Formerly Excel-Level 1) Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel, 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. Lastly, get an introduction to inserting basic formulas and referencing other worksheets. No previous working knowledge of MS Excel required. Course Number: COSS 221 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST VER: Jan 20, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 20, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Jan 20, 2024, Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 27, 2024, Sat 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. KEL: Jan 26, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mar 22, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 24, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAL: Apr 16 - 18, 2024, Tue, Thu, 6 – 9 p.m
Excel – Advanced (Formerly Excel-Level 2 & 3) Take the next step and leverage the advanced capabilities of Microsoft Excel. Learn functions, references, ranges, data protection, and advanced formatting. You’ll customize formulas, work with pivot tables and develop automated solutions with macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Previous knowledge of MS Excel is required. Course Number: COSS 236 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST VER: Jan 27, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 27, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. . PEN: Feb 3, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 11, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. KEL: Feb 23, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 19, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAL: May 14 - 16, 2024, Tue, Thu, 6 - 9 p.m.
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Course Number: COSS 292 Hours: 3 Fees: $49 KEL: Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Microsoft 365 Essentials Discover the essentials of three widely used Microsoft 365 applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Begin by understanding how to create style and structure documents in Word. Dip into the features of Excel, and gradually learn spreadsheet tasks, formulas and functions. Lastly, delve into PowerPoint basics from text, images, and colours to adding animations. This course is tailored to beginners to boost their basic skill set Course Number: COSS 302 Hours: 12 Fees: $195 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 5 - 14, 2024, Tue, Thu, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Navigating Microsoft 365 Using Microsoft 365, this course will provide a hands-on overview and introduction to the most frequently used web-based apps available in microsoft365.com including Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, and OneDrive cloud-based document storage. Learn the core features of these apps, how they can create professional documents, simplify your workday, and make your team more productive. Prior knowledge of MS Office applications is required. Course Number: COSS 349 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST VER: Feb 24, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 11, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. KEL: Mar 8, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 3, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEN: Mar 23, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PowerPoint Essentials Students will learn the fundamental skills to create an effective PowerPoint presentation and bring them to life with more advanced features including adding multimedia and SmartArt graphics. Students will be equipped to begin delivering and sharing presentations to build confidence in communicating ideas and data to their teams. No previous knowledge of MS PowerPoint is required. Course Number: COSS 231 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 5, 2024, Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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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 hands-on 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 Number: COSS 291 Hours: 40 Fees: $650 + materials + GST ONLINE: Feb 5 - 28, 2024, Mon, Wed, 6 - 10 p.m.
Word – Beginner Using Microsoft Word, 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 MS Word skills. Course Number: COSS 220 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 +materials + GST PEN: Feb 24, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ONLINE: Feb 27 - 29, 2024, Tues, Thurs, 6 – 9 p.m.
Learn to Cook: French This learn-to-cook series is designed to introduce students to the gastronomic culture of France. Red Seal instructors will explain and demonstrate classic French culinary techniques from sauteing to searing and sauce-making. In a teaching kitchen, participants will explore, prepare, cook and taste the Parisian-inspired menu. Course Number: PS 129 Hours: 7 Fees: $99 + materials + GST KEL: May 11, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn to Cook: Italian This learn-to-cook series is designed to introduce students to the preparation of a traditional Italian meal. You will cook your meal under the guidance of our Red Seal instructor and spice master, Chef Jim Armstrong who will demonstrate Italian cuisine and spices. Participants will learn where to shop for the right ingredients and how to prepare those ingredients into a delicious Italian meal. Recipes explored include arancini, ricotta gnudi and lemon panna cotta with delicious sides. Course Number: PS 133 Hours: 7 Fees: $99 + materials + GST KEL: Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn to Cook: Mexican
Word – Advanced Improve your skills in Microsoft Word and use advanced features to generate consistent formatting and polished professional documents. Begin by creating visually appealing documents using advanced design elements, such as tables and pictures. Explore the advanced features of Microsoft Word to create functional documents with Table of Contents and Indexes, References, and document formatting analysis and more. Previous knowledge of MS Word is required. Course Number: COSS 235 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 + materials + GST PEN: Mar 9, Sat 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ONLINE: Apr 9 - 11, 2024, Tues, Thurs, 6 – 9 p.m.
Learn Mexican cooking techniques to serve authentic and traditional dishes at home. Learn step-by-step recipes including tostadas, aquachile and staples like tacos al pastor, salsa, tortillas and margaritas. In this class you will learn about Mexican cooking methods and techniques to prepare authentic and traditional dishes, different styles of tacos, salsa and preparation, the culture, hospitality and art form, ingredients and how to use them and preparing refreshing margaritas. Must be 19 plus. Course Number: PS 139 Hours: 7 Fees: $99 + materials + GST KEL: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES The English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program provides free English language classes and one-on-one tutoring for eligible newcomers to Canada. Get help with preparing for the Canadian Citizenship exam. Revelstoke: Leanne Humphrey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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COURSES Learn to Cook: Okanagan Inspired Italian Cooking
Professional Cook 3 Practical Re-Assessment
Immerse yourself in Okanagan culinary ambiences. Indulging in the fresh and wholesome flavors of Okanagan region. This learnto-cook series will have you exploring, cooking, and tasting food designed to introduce students to the gastronomic culture of the locality. If you have a love of food and the Okanagan region you will enjoy this delightful learn to cook series. Join Red Seal instructor and spice master, Chef Jim Armstrong in creating spring recipes including hand crafted focaccia, gnocchi with local vegetables and chocolate semifreddo.
The Professional Cook Practical Assessment is the practical exam that students complete when they are challenging levels. Apprenticeship students who have previously been unsuccessful in the practical portion of the exam may also take this course in order to rewrite their exam.
Course Number: PS 132 Hours: 7 Fees: $99 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 13, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn to Cook: Taste of Thailand Explore the authentic flavours of Thailand. Learn how to prepare and cook a feast of authentic Thai dishes, including noodles, curry dishes, spring rolls, among other dishes that make Thai Cuisine unique and delicious. Come embark on a gastronomic journey to the heart of Thailand and devour in the wonders of Thai cuisine. Course Number: PS 151 Hours: 7 Fees: $99 + materials + GST KEL: July 20, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Professional Cook 1 Practical Re-Assessment The Professional Cook Practical Assessment is the practical exam that students complete when they are challenging levels. Apprenticeship students who have previously been unsuccessful in the practical portion of the exam may also take this course in order to rewrite their exam. Course Number: PS 113 Hours: 6 Fees: $475 KEL: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Professional Cook 2 Practical Re-Assessment The Professional Cook Practical Assessment is the practical exam that students complete when they are challenging levels. Apprenticeship students who have previously been unsuccessful in the practical portion of the exam may also take this course in order to rewrite their exam. Course Number: PS 112 Hours: 6 Fees: $475 KEL: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Course Number: PS 111 Hours: 6 Fees: $475 KEL: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FIRST AID & SAFETY Emergency First Aid and CPR This course offers basic First Aid and CPR techniques for those who want an overview of First Aid and CPR for the home or workplace. Taught in an interactive environment, learn how to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, perform CPR Level A, as well as how to deal with choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission. Includes automated external defibrillator (AED) training and certification. Red Cross Emergency First Aid is equivalent to WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid level 1(OFA 1). Course Number: HLT 014 Hours: 8 Fees: $130 REV: Jan 10, 2024, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 13, 2024, Tue, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 11, 2024, Mon, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 8, 2024, Mon, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 29, 2024, Mon, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 18, 2024, Tue, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VER: Jan 12, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 24, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 14, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 27, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 25, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 28, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jul 27, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug 23, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 Number: PS 003 Hours: 8 Fees: $75 + materials + GST PEN: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 6, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
SAL: Jan 17, 2024, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 6, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. May 8, 2024, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Jun 22, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Aug 7, 2024, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. REV: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
MarketSafe MarketSafe is a food safety course developed to increase knowledge of food safety and safe food handling practices for temporary market vendors, farm gate vendors, market managers, home kitchen, small scale food processors, and others who may make, bake or produce lower risk food products for public consumption outside of regulated food premises. Course Number: PS 072 Hours: 7 Fees: $89 + material fees + GST PEN: May 25, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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 Number: HLT 016 Hours: 8 Fees: $130 SAL: Jan 18, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 26, 2024, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 8, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 14, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 11, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 18, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 9, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 13, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug 8, 2024, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. REV: Apr 3, 2024, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 3, 2024, Mon, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Occupational First Aid Level III This course prepares you to take on the responsibilities of the First Aid attendant providing emergency care in your industry. This advanced level first aid course covers a variety of emergency medical techniques and includes textbook, pocket mask and certificate. Course Number: HLT 018 Hours: 70 Fees: $880 REV: Jan 29 – Feb 9, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SAL: Apr 22 - May 3, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Occupational First Aid Level III Recertification Certificates can be expired up to 6 months prior to the start date of our course, without needing approval from WorkSafeBC. Students MUST bring expired certificate to class and a valid piece of photo ID. Course Number: HLT 019 Hours: 35 Fees: $680 REV: Feb 1 - 9, 2024, Thu, Fri, Mon-Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SAL: Apr 25 - May 3, 2024, Thu, Fri, Mon-Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Standard First Aid and CPR C Comprehensive First Aid and 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 automated external defibrillator (AED) training and certification. Canadian Red Cross certification valid for three years. Red Cross Standard First Aid is equivalent to WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid level 1(OFA 1). Course Number: HLT 009 Hours: 16 Fees: $195 PEN: Jan 20 - 21, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 2 - 3, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 13 - 14, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 25 - 26, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jul 13 - 14, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VER: Jan 20 - 21, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 13 - 16, 2024, Tue, Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 23-24, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 14 - 15, 2024, Tue, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 15 - 16, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jul 20 - 21, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. REV: Mar 6 - 7, 2024, Wed, Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SAL: Mar 12 - 13, 2024, Tue, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 9 - 10, 2024, Tue, Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 25 - 26, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 22 - 23, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Transportation Endorsement This eight-hour course prepares OFA Level 1 (or equivalent) and OFA Level 2 first aid attendants with the skills and knowledge needed to transport injured or ill workers to medical aid. Participants are required to perform spinal immobilization and patient transport skills as outlined in the WorkSafeBC OFA Transportation Endorsement Instructor Guide and Training Manual. A WorkSafeBC certificate will be issued upon successful completion. Course Number: HLT 020 Hours: 8 Fees: $130 REV: Jun 4, 2024, Tue, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
COURSES HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELLNESS
Autism: An Understanding of the Spectrum
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.
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. Course Number: BAED 038 Hours: 10 Fees: $209 ONLINE: Feb 8 – Mar 8, 2024, Thu, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Dental Assisting Designed for individuals not currently employed in the dental field who are considering a career as a Dental Assistant. Provides information and activities to introduce students to the dental profession and to enable individuals to make an informed choice with respect to a dental assisting career. This is a non-academic course. Point Value: 1; used for Selection Criteria for the Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College. Please call the Continuing Studies office at 250-862-5480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Students can register for this course any time and have 4 weeks to complete it from their registration date.
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 Number: ITR 008 Hours: 33 Fees: $299 KEL: Jan 30 – Mar 12, 2024, Tues, Thurs, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Orthodontic Module This course is offered to CDAs or Dental Hygienists as a professional development opportunity to those who wish to obtain the Orthodontic Module through The British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP). Students will complete the theory component through an online platform with tutor support. This is followed by a theory examination and a weekend clinical held at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Successful students will then be eligible to apply for the Orthodontic Assistant designation with the BCCOHP. Course Number: HLT 002 Course Hours: 36 Fees: $1,495 +materials KEL: Jan 22 - Mar 28, 2024 (online asynchronous) Mar 29 - 31, 2024, Fri, Sat, Sun, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (in person)
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Course Number: ITR 015 Hours: 63 Fees: $549 KEL: Feb 5 – Apr 25, 2024, Mon, Thurs, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Prenatal Condensed Series Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Subsidy may be available; please ask for details when registering. Topics include labour and delivery, interventions and complications, postpartum for mother and baby, breastfeeding and the newborn. Course Number: HLT 022 Hours: 10 Fees: $85 KEL: (classes offered twice a month and run Fridays and Saturdays) Jan 12, 13 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan 26, 27 2024, Friday, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb 9, 10 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb 23, 24 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mar 8, 9 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mar 22, 23 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 12, 13 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 26, 27 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 10, 11 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 24, 25 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jun 7, 8 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jun 21, 22 2024, Fri, 6 - 8 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. REV: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. SAL: Classes offered monthly, Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: Classes offered monthly, Fridays 6 – 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ONLINE: Classes offered monthly, Fridays, 6 - 9:30 p.m., Saturdays 12 – 4 p.m.
Prenatal Extended Series This series provides coverage of topics relevant to pregnant women from late stages of pregnancy to labour and delivery, through to the first months at home with baby. Hands-on activities will help prepare mother-to-be, her partner and/or support person for the joys and challenges of parenthood. Topics include labour and delivery, interventions and complications, postpartum for mother and baby, breastfeeding, and the newborn. Completion of the class should be approximately six weeks before your due date. Subsidy may be available; please ask for details when registering. Course code: HLT 124 Hours: 10 Fees: $105 PEN: Jan 8 - 22, Mon, Wed, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mar 11 –25 Mon, Wed, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Apr 29 – May 13, Mon, Wed, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Provisional Prosthodontic Module This course is offered to CDAs or Dental Hygienists as a professional development opportunity to those who wish to obtain the Prosthodontic Module through The British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP). Students will complete the theory component through an online platform with tutor support. This is followed by a theory examination, a weekend clinical held at OC’s Kelowna campus, as well as a competency checklist to be completed in your clinic by your sponsoring dentist. Successful students will then be eligible to apply for the Provisional Prosthodontic designation with the BCCOHP. Course Number: HLT 001 Hours: 36 Fees: $1,795 + materials + GST KEL: Apr 2 - Jun 6, 2024, online asynchronous June 7 - 9, 2024, Fri - Sun, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., in-person
Provincial Violence Prevention The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC) was developed to fill a need for effective, recommended, and provincially recognized violence prevention (VP) education for all British Columbia health care workers across a range of public health care settings. The PVPC aligns with trauma informed practice, dementia care, and paediatric care principles. Participants will learn the foundational knowledge regarding violence prevention in the series of e-learning modules. Participants attending the classroom sessions will apply that knowledge through activities to further reinforce and practice what they need to do to prevent and protect against workplace violence. This is a face-to-face portion of the PVP curriculum. The E-learning modules must be completed before taking the in-class course. Course Number: BAED 108 Hours: 8 Fees: $45 KEL: Jan 20, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 21, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 3, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb 4, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 10, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 20, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 21, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 11, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 12, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 8, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 9, 2024, Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PEN: Jan 27, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 20, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VER: Feb 3, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan 13, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 6, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May 4, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jun 1, 2024, Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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 Number: ITR 001 Hours: 42 Fees: $299 KEL: Mar 14 – Apr 24, 2024, Tues, Thurs, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION Spanish – Level I This 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 Hours: Fees: $175 + materials + GST SAL: Mar 7 - Apr 25, Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. PEN: Feb 7- Mar 14, Wed, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m.
Spanish - Level II Take your Spanish-speaking skills to the next level so you can engage in more in-depth conversations. 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 003 Hours: Fees: $175 + materials + GST SAL: May 9 - Jun 27, Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. PEN: Apr 3 - May 9, Wed, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m.
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COURSES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Estate Planning Learn about the documents that are needed for a basic estate plan. Estate planning topics include the purpose of a will, the ability to make a will, components of a typical will and important provisions that should be in your will, the probate process, alternate planning strategies, and some general information about avoiding disputes after your death. Course Number: PIR 542 Hours: 2 Fees: $49 KEL: Feb. 21, 2024, Wed, 6 - 8 p.m. VER: Apr 16, 2024, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m.
Advanced Estate Planning
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Explore the more complex estate planning considerations. 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 of 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 problems and solutions faced by couples who are in a second marriage. Course Number: PIR 543 Hours: 2 Fees: $49 KEL: Mar 20, 2024, Wed, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Role of the Executor 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 Number: PIR 153 Hours: 2 Fees: $49 KEL: Mar 7, 2024, Thu, 6 - 8 p.m. VER: Mar 12, 2024, Tue, 6 - 8 p.m.
Introduction to Photography: Discover your Camera
Join us as we explore apertures, shutter speed, ISO and different features and settings on your camera. Discover what these features can do to improve the quality of the pictures you take. What to bring to class: D-SLR or mirrorless camera, any additional lenses, extra batteries or fully charged batteries, memory card, owner’s manual and all your questions. Cameras can be d-SLR or mirrorless, ideally cameras with removable/interchangeable lenses. To get the most out of the program, the camera should also be capable of full manual control.
Weld Testing and Upgrading
Course Number: COA 264 Hours: 5 Fees: $75 +GST SAL: Mar 4 - 6, 2024, Mon, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
The Next Step in Photography: Exploring Functionality 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. What to bring to class: d-SLR or mirrorless camera, any additional lenses, extra batteries or fully charged batteries, memory card and owner’s manual. Cameras can be d-SLR or mirrorless, ideally cameras with removable/interchangeable lenses. To get the most out of the program, the camera should also be capable of full manual control.
Okanagan College is a recognized welder testing agency for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Branch. Upgrading and testing procedures are for presently or recently employed welders, who wish to improve their techniques and become proficient in special processes or wish to upgrade their existing qualifications under section nine of the code for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and code W-47 under the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). Testing procedures are based on the standards established by the regulatory agencies and will be carried out by a welding department representative.
Welder Challenge Test - Red Seal STBC Course Code: WLDT 009 $1,000
Welder CWB Test: All positions (4) tests Course Code: WLDT 005 $475
Welder CWB Test: 3 positions (3) tests Course Code: WLDT 004 $400
Course Number: COA 265 Hours: 5 Fees: $75 +GST SAL: Mar 18 - 20, 2024, Mon, Wed, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Welder CWB Test: 2 positions (2) test
Taking the Priceless Photo
Course Code: WLDT 002 $250
Beautiful photographs are used as priceless mementoes for the special occasions in our lives. Combining in class sessions with scenic field trips, you will learn to properly set up your camera, how to arrange your shot and editing tips your photos to polish the image. Students are required to have their own transportation and cameras. Course Number: COA 096 Course Hours: 15 Fees: $169 +GST SAL: Apr 17, 2024, Wed, 6 - 9 p.m. Apr 20 - 27, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Apr 29, 2024, Mon, 6 - 9 p.m.
Songwriting 101 Rock your creativity and set your inner songbird free! Join a local award-winning vocalist and songwriter who has spent most of her life working in the music business as a performer, musician, recording artist and songwriter. Joanne Stacey has had many independent cuts and has performed her music in B.C., Alberta, Nashville, Germany and the U.K. Join a full day of learning about how songs are created from finding your muse, understanding the three elements of a song, putting it together, to co-writing and getting your songs critiqued. Course Number: PIR 759 Hours: 6 Fees: $149 +GST VER: Mar 9, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAL: Mar 16, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. REV: May 4, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course Code: WLDT 003 $325
Welder CWB Test: 1 position (1) test
Welder CWB – Check Test 1 Plate / 2 Positions Course Code: WLDT 012 $250
Practical Welder Test - Technical Safety Course Code: WLDT 007 $400
Welder RTA Test - Class A Pressure Exam Technical Safety Exam Course Code: WLDT 010 $300
Welder Practice - 1 Day Upgrading Course Code: WLDT 008 $105
Welder Practice - 2 Day Upgrading Course Code: WLDT 013 $210
Welder Upgrading - One Week Practice Course Code: WLDT 011 $315
Welder Job Test - Test requested by employer Course Code: WLDT 006 $420
COURSES APPRENTICE HIRING PROJECT The Apprentice Hiring Project (AHP) is providing financial incentives and free leadership and diversity training to small and mediumsized enterprises that hire first-year apprentices. To become a member visit okanagan.bc.ca/ahp or email email@example.com. AHP members, enhance your workforce with sponsored workshops.
TRADES INDUSTRY TRAINING Airbrakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-trip Inspection This 20-hour course comprises both the pre-trip inspection and the theory component of Airbrakes Endorsement. Completion of this course is required in order to write the ICBC Airbrakes examination. A valid B.C. driver’s license is required. Students must obtain a copy of the Driving Commercial Vehicles booklet from ICBC prior to the course start date. Course Number: LAT 009 Hours: 20 Fees: $250 ($310 in Salmon Arm) KEL: Jan 6 - 7, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan 20 - 21, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb 3 - 4, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb 24 - 25, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mar 9 - 10, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mar 23 - 24, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 27 - 28, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 11 - 12, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 25 - 26, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jun 8 - 9, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jun 22 - 23, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jul 6 - 7, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jul 27 - 28, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug10 - 11, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PEN: Mar 16 - 17, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. VER: Apr 6 - 7, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. SAL: Aug 23, 2024, Fri, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Aug. 24 - 25, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Authorized Inspectors Course This course will cover the inspection requirements for private and commercially licensed vehicles, most commercially licensed trailers, and all buses and taxis. Persons wishing to become authorized inspectors must have a journeyperson Trade Qualification and/or Canadian Red Seal rating issued by the Industry Training Authority in: Automotive Mechanical Service Technician, Truck and Transport Mechanic, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Motorcycle Repair or Transport Trailer Technician; and have attended and successfully completed an inspectors course given by an accredited instructor trainer. This 20-hour course includes practical hands-on methods and the administration procedure used in the implementation of the Vehicle Inspection Program. Successful completion of this course provides the applicant with eligibility to write the Commercial and Private Vehicle Inspection Administration and Procedures examination. Course Number: LAT 006 Course Hours: 20 Fees: $375 KEL: Jan 26, 2024, Fri, 6 – 9 p.m., Jan 27 - 28, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mar 8, 2024, Fri, 6 - 9 p.m., Mar 9 - 10, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 19, 2024, Fri, 6 - 9 p.m., Apr 20 - 21, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
BEVT 101 Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service The Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service course prepares Automotive Service Technicians (AST) to safely diagnose and service high-voltage electric vehicles. Red Seal certified ASTs or registered STBC AST third- or fourth-year apprentices can build on their previous understanding of conventional vehicle systems to develop skills in preparation for the exponential increase in electric vehicles on our roads. This course has a six-hour online selfpaced module that must be completed in advance of the 30-hour classroom/shop training period. Course Number: LAT 032 Course Hours: 36 Fees: $930 KEL: Mar 15 - 22, 2024, Fri, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 31 - Jun 7, 2024, Fri, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Boiler Basic Safety Awareness
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This eight-hour course consists of classroom theory and practical hands-on experience to prepare an individual to write the Boiler Basic Safety Awareness Certificate exam administered by Technical Safety BC. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of safe operation of heating plants and emergency procedures to be followed by non-licensed personnel. There are no course prerequisites, and anyone is welcome to attend.
This operator training course is designed for individuals who have had no experience operating a forklift. 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. The course provides opportunities to work on equipment with the instructor and finally to be evaluated and certified. This course will provide current regulations, instructions on how to safely operate a forklift, an overview of the most common types of trucks and their features, pre-shift inspection forms, information on different fuel types, and some practice driving, aiming and maneuvering to meet a basic measurable skill level. This course fully satisfies the regulatory requirements regarding forklift truck training and evaluation that both WCB and Labour Canada have in place.
Course Number: CON 091 Hours: 8 Fees: $345 KEL: Mar 16, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: Apr 6, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAL: Jun 1, 2024, Sat, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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 Number: CON 022 Hours: 8 Fees: $275 ONLINE: Mar 31, Jun 30, 2024
Cross Connections Control Backflow Preventer License For plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters and steamfitters involved in the installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices. This course is a prerequisite for certification as a Backflow Tester through the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA). Students must pre-register and pay for the BCWWA exam at least one week prior to course start date – visit bcwwa.org to register and pay exam costs. Students are required to register for the certification exam with the BCWWA prior to the exam date. Those who register for the exam without registering first with Okanagan College will not have a seat to write the exam. The exam will take place on the final day of the course. Students must contact BCWWA at 604-4334389 to determine their eligibility for the exam. Course Number: CON 041 Hours: 30 Fees: $820 KEL: Mar 11- 14, 2024, Mon, Thu 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mar 15, 2024, Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cross Control Backflow Preventer Tester Exam For plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and others not registered in either CON 041 CCC Certification or CON 047 CCC Recertification and have been approved by BCWWA to challenge the exam may register for the exam separately. Students must preregister and pay for the BCWWA exam at least one week prior to course start date - see www.bcwwa.org to register and pay exam costs. Note: there will be an additional exam fee through BCWWA.
Course Number: CON 042 Course Hours: 16 Fees: $290 PEN: Jan 13 - 14, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jun 1 - 2, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. KEL: Feb 10 - 11, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 4 - 5, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. VER: Mar 23 - 24, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAL: Jun 8 - 9, 2024, Sat, Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TRADES GENERAL INTEREST COURSES Motorcycle Maintenance Motorcycle owners are invited to learn general maintenance and tune-up practices for motorcycles. This course will review basic electrical systems, minor repairs, brakes, and tires. Participants will learn about typical problems encountered by motorcyclists, learn to perform general maintenance through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their own motorcycles to campus. Course Number: TGI 018 Course Hours: 12 Fees: $169 +GST KEL: Apr 13 - 14, 2024, Sat, Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Small Engine Repair Sign up for our small engine repair class and learn about ignition, compression, starting systems, valves, timing, and governors. This theory and practical class will give participants the opportunity to work on their own lawnmowers, generators and weed eaters practically any two- and four-stroke engines. Course Number: MEC 001 Course Hours: 12 Fees: $169 +GST KEL: May 4 - 5, 2024, Sat, Sun, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Course Number: CON 048 Hours: 8 Fees: $225 KEL: Mar 15, 2024, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
COURSES Trades Adults - Auto Master - Women Gain hands-on experience working on cars while learning the basics of car maintenance. Practical lessons include learning how to change a tire, the purpose of coolant, and identifying items and systems under the hood. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required in the shop areas. Course Number: TGI 021 Hours: 6 Fees: $99 +GST KEL: Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 11, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PEN: Apr 20, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. SAL: May 4, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Trades Adult - Introduction to Tools Our Red Seal instructors will provide you with instruction and hands on practice to make you comfortable with tools and how use them safely. In this workshop, you will learn how to use basic hand and power tools safely, their common uses and names, and you will leave with a beautiful shelf for your walls. Closed-toe shoes are a must. Please also no baggy clothing and all hair must be tied back. Tools used: hammer, triangle, screwdrivers, drill, circular saw, jigsaw, mitre saw, and power sander. Course Number: TGI 013 Hours: 6 Fees: $99 +GST KEL: Jan 27, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mar 2, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. VER: Apr 13, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PEN: Jun 15, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. SAL: Aug 17, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
YOUTH PROGRAMS Auto Masters: New Drivers Gain hands-on experience working on cars while learning the basics of car maintenance. Practical lessons include learning how to change a tire, the purpose of coolant, and identifying items and systems under the hood. Note: Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required in the shop areas. Participants with long hair should bring elastics to tie back their hair. Course Number: TGI 005 Hours: 6 Fees: $99 +GST KEL: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. VER: Jun 22, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Trades Kids - Bike Repair Did you take a jump a little too fast and damaged the chain on your bike, did you get a flat tire and want to learn to fix it? Bring your bike to OC and learn how to fix that chain and tire along with other parts on your bike to get it running in top shape. Students will learn how to use hand tools, learn to diagnose a problem and how to fix it. This course will cover bike parts, maintenance and repair on several components that can be fixed at home. Students are welcome to bring in their own bikes to work on. Course Number: TGI 016 Hours: 12 Fees: $99 +GST KEL: May 11, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Trades Kids - Introduction to Trades In this workshop, you will learn how to use basic hand and power tools safely, their common uses and names. You will build a small shelf that would look great in any room in the house. The course is designed for those between Grades 7 - 9. This course will provide you with instruction and hands-on practice to make you comfortable with tools and how to use them safely. Take home your project at the end of the course to show off to all your friends and family. Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required in the shop areas. Course Number: TGI 008 Hours: 6 Fees: $99 +GST PEN: Jan 20, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. KEL: Feb 10, 2024, Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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STRONGERBC FUTURE SKILLS GRANT In 2023, the B.C. Government announced the creation of the StrongerBC future skills grant to help British Columbians quickly get the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and the future.
If this program is extended, you could be eligible to receive up to $3,500 to help cover tuition fees for select short programs. The StrongerBC future skills grant was open to British Columbians aged 19 years or older - regardless of financial need and covered up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions. Learners could choose from programs to upgrade their skills and enhance their productivity, giving them access to well-paid, high opportunity occupations. For updates on whether this program will be offered this winter, go to www.workbc.ca/futureskillsgrant
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HEALTH & WELLNESS • Medical Office Assistant • Provisional Prosthodontic Module • Orthodontic Module • Dental Office Administrative Assistant • Provincial Violence Prevention FOOD & BEVERAGE • Wine Sales
EDUCATION • Autism Spectrum EMPLOYMENT SKILLS • Building Service Worker • Landscape Horticulture • Graphic Design Essentials • Occupational Health and Safety
TRADES • Battery Electrical Vehicle Technology • Boiler Basic Safety Awareness • Canada’s Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program • Field Safety Representative (FSR) • Authorized Inspectors Course • Cross Connection Control - Backflow Preventer Tester’s License • Facility Operator Course • Air Brakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-Trip Inspection
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