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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

VIEWBOOK

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SALMON ARM VERNON KELOWNA PENTICTON

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OCAD PATHWAYS

TO TOP-TIER UNIVERSITIES IN CANADA

9,200+

FULL-TIME STUDENTS

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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE


BACHELOR’S DEGREES, ASSOCIATE DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, CERTIFICATES & POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS

1,800

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM

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DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

ADVANTAGE ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CAMPUSES

LEADING EDGE

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES CO-OP WORK OPTIONS

TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES

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PENTICTON

PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM NAME

LENGTH

START DATE

NOTES

2 years

Sept., Jan.

Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC.

2 years 2 years

Sept., Jan. Sept.

Transfer opportunity to the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies at JIBC. Transfer to Bachelor of Kinesiology, Physical Education or Human Kinetics.

2 years 1 year

Sept., Jan. Sept., Jan.

Transfer to BBA program at Kelowna Campus. Optional Co-op. Transfer to the Business Diploma or Bachelor Degree.

2 years

Sept.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES Associate of Arts Degree

ARTS/SCIENCE DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Criminal and Social Justice Diploma Human Kinetics Diploma

BUSINESS PROGRAMS Business Administration Diploma Business Administration Certificate

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma


Located in the vibrant South Okanagan-Similkameen region, Okanagan College’s Penticton campus proudly offers students a number of educational opportunities including first and secondyear university Arts and Science courses, Business Administration programs, Sustainable Construction Management Technology, Human Kinetics and Criminal and Social Justice. The small class sizes, excellent faculty, friendly staff and many student services including course/program advising, accessibility services, counselling, a Student Success Centre and a full-service library, all offer students extensive support in achieving their educational goals. The Penticton campus is home to the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation, recognized as the greenest post-secondary building in Canada in 2016 by Corporate Knights magazine. While learning in this leading-edge environment, you will also enjoy living in a world-renowned four season tourism destination, with endless entertainment and recreation activities, all amid the beautiful and unique landscape of the South Okanagan.

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KELOWNA Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus is located in the heart of the largest city in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. It is home to a full spectrum of programs in Arts, Health and Science, Business, Technologies, and Vocational. The vibrant and modern campus offers extensive student services, athletics and recreational activities and facilities. It provides students with a welcoming, culturally diverse and cutting-edge place to learn, including one of the most sustainable trades training facilities in North America.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) • Three beginner levels (leading to EAP) • 20 hours per week (reading, writing, listening, speaking) • Start classes in January, May, July or September

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP) • Four intermediate to advanced levels • 20 hours per week (reading, writing, listening, speaking) • Start classes in January, May, July or September • Students in level 3 and 4 EAP can begin taking courses towards their academic programs


PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM NAME

LENGTH

START DATE

NOTES

2 years 2 years

Sept., Jan. Sept., Jan.

Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC. Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC.

2 years 2 years

Sept., Jan. Sept., Jan.

2 years

Sept., Jan.

Transfer to BBA at OC.

4 years

Sept., Jan.

Optional Co-op.

2 years

Sept., Jan.

Optional Co-op. Transfer to BBA.

2 years

Sept. (CPL), Jan. (PPL)

In partnership with the Southern Interior Flight Centre.

1 year

Sept., Jan.

Transfer to BuAd or BBA.

2 years 2 years 2 years

Sept. Sept. Sept.

2 years

Sept.

Culinary Management Diploma

2 years

Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb.

10-week Co-op experience included.

Culinary Arts Certificate

50 weeks

Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb.

10-week Co-op experience included.

Pastry Arts Certificate

50 weeks

Jan.

10-week Co-op experience included.

2 years 2 years 2 years

Sept. Sept. Sept.

Program includes practicum experience. Program includes practicum experience. Program includes practicum experience.

4 years 2 years

Sept. Sept.

Optional Co-op. Optional Co-op. Transfer to BCIS or BBA.

2 years

Sept.

Optional Co-op.

2 years 2 years 2 years

Sept. Sept. Sept.

Optional Co-op. Bridging option to UBC-O. Optional Co-op. Bridging option to UBC-O. Optional Co-op. Bridging option to UBC-O.

2 years

Sept.

Optional Co-op.

2 years

Sept.

Optional Co-op.

2 years 2 years 37 weeks

Sept. Sept. Feb.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES Associate of Arts Degree Associate of Science Degree

ARTS PROGRAMS Communications, Culture and Journalism Diploma Environmental Studies Diploma International Development Diploma

BUSINESS PROGRAMS Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) Specialize: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, or General.

Business Administration Diploma (BuAd) Specialize: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, or General.

Commercial Aviation Diploma Business Administration Certificate

POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMAS Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in H.R. Management Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics

FOOD, WINE AND TOURISM PROGRAMS

HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS Early Childhood Education Diploma Human Service Work Diploma Therapist Assistant Diploma

SCIENCE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Computer Information Systems Diploma

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Animation Diploma Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma Network and Telecommunications Technology Diploma Water Engineering Technology Diploma

SKILLED TRADES PROGRAMS Automotive Service Technician Diploma Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Diploma Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - S (Structures)

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VERNON

PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM NAME

LENGTH

START DATE

NOTES

2 years 2 years

Sept., Jan. Sept., Jan.

Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC. Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC.

2 years

Sept., Jan.

Vernon campus is home to the Kalamalka Press.

2 years 1 year

Sept., Jan. Sept., Jan.

Optional Co-op. Transfer to BBA at Kelowna Campus. Transfer to BuAd or BBA.

2 years

Sept.

2 years

Bi-Annual

2 years

Feb.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES Associate of Arts Degree Associate of Science Degree

ARTS/SCIENCE DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Writing and Publishing Diploma

BUSINESS PROGRAMS Business Administration Diploma Business Administration Certificate

POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting

HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Human Service Work Diploma

SKILLED TRADES Aircraft Maintenance Technician Diploma (AMT)

Program includes practicum experience.


Located minutes from downtown Vernon with stunning lake views, Okanagan College’s Vernon campus offers an abundance of programs, from Business Administration diploma and degree programs, to Arts and Science Associate degrees. With small class sizes, students are able to build meaningful connections with highly dedicated instructors who are committed to helping learners be successful every step of their educational journey. The campus offers a wide range of student services, including free tutoring, exceptional local food services and educational advising. Situated in the picturesque area between Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake in the North Okanagan, Vernon is a vibrant community with an entrepreneurial attitude, offering a small-town community feel with big city conveniences and world-class recreation.

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SALMON ARM

PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM NAME

LENGTH

START DATE

NOTES

2 years

Sept., Jan.

Transfer to Bachelor Degree programs at any University in BC.

2 years 2 years 1 year

Sept., Jan. Sept. (Revelstoke) Sept., Jan.

Optional Co-op. Transfer to BBA program at Kelowna Campus. Program includes Co-op experience. Transfer to BuAd or BBA.

2 years

Bi-Annual

Program includes practicum experience.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES Associate of Arts Degree

BUSINESS PROGRAMS Business Administration Diploma Tourism Management Diploma Business Administration Certificate

HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Human Service Work Diploma


Nestled in the beautiful Shuswap-Revelstoke Region in the Southern Interior of B.C., Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus offers a vast array of programs. Choose an Associate of Arts degree or Business Administration. Stepping onto the Salmon Arm campus is stepping into your new community – a place where you will soon feel at home. Learn from qualified instructors and be supported at every step of your educational journey. Pursuing your education at OC’s Salmon Arm campus brings a personal feel to higher education that you won’t experience at a large university or college campus. Salmon Arm is known for its warm summer climates, beautiful scenery and vibrant arts and culture scene. It offers a varied landscape with many attractions for outdoor enthusiasts – hiking, biking, golf, boating and more. In the winter, the region is transformed into a wonderland that offers crosscountry and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hockey and many other activities to enjoy.

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ACCOMMODATION HOMESTAY

HOMESTAY: Students have the option of living with a local family selected by the Okanagan College International Education Settlement Team. The homestay experience provides an excellent opportunity for students to improve their English, adapt to a new environment and learn about Canadian culture. Homestay is available at all Okanagan College campuses, and includes airport pick-up and drop-off at the Kelowna International Airport. Find more information at www.okanagan.bc.ca/homestay or contact: homestay@okanagan.bc.ca. STUDENT RESIDENCE: The Kelowna campus student residence, Skaha Place, offers an affordable, convenient alternative for students. Rooms are available in pod style (five bedrooms per unit) or private studios (single bedroom). Please note that space is limited and students are encouraged to apply early to live in student residence. For more information visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/housing.

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PRIVATE RENTAL: There are many rental properties available across the Okanagan Valley. Students may choose to arrange their own accommodation.


ACTIVITIES: Ice Skating Snowshoeing Beach Day Skiing and Snowboarding Ziplining Fitness Challenges Mountain Excursions

Okanagan College offers a wide range of student events, sports clubs, and on-campus fitness facilities.

STUDENT LIFE EVENTS International Education Week International Student Orientation Aboriginal Culture powwow Cross-Cultural Presentations Stress Buster Events Festivals Summer Barbeques

SPORTS: Baseball – Coyotes Basketball – Coyotes Indoor Soccer Indoor Volleyball Beach Volleyball Ping Pong Tournaments Dodgeball

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CONTACT US: Tel: +1-250-862-5443 Email: inted@okanagan.bc.ca Website: www.okanagan.bc.ca/international Okanagan College International Education 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X8 CANADA

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One of Okanagan College’s Key Directions is working with and learning from the Indigenous Community. Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon campuses are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) people and our Salmon Arm campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people.

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Okanagan College International Viewbook 2019 (English)  

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