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WHY DISTANCE ED?
Welcome to the Distance Education program. Okanagan College has a long history of offering distance education - dating back to 1984 when all courses were delivered by correspondence. From the beginning, our mission has been to provide students, who are either unable to enrol in traditional classroom methods or who prefer independent study, with the opportunity to access a wide range of courses. More than 25 years later, our mission remains the same but the programs and technologies have changed considerably. This rapid pace of change in today’s world means we all need to learn new skills and acquire new credentials to meet our future with confidence. Okanagan College will build on our history by continuing to provide a wide array of learning options that welcomes all adult learners and provides many educational alternatives to serve your lifelong learning needs.
Why not? Do you find it difficult to get to a campus? Or maybe you prefer to ignore your alarm clock in the morning or you like studying in the middle of the night. Or maybe you are busy at work during the day or you have your hands full with raising children. Distance Education courses might be for you.
In 1984, we started with only four correspondence courses. Today, you can work toward a credential from your home, office or location of your choice by selecting from more than 160 print-based and online courses available each year. The hard part may be in deciding what to take!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your course is supported by interaction with your tutor and may include a variety of delivery methods including telephone discussions, computer conferencing, and e-mail. The days of distance students feeling isolated in their studies is being replaced by more interactive and collaborative methods of learning. Whatever your reasons for studying, whether you are working towards a credential or you are learning for personal interest, we invite you to make Okanagan College your institution of choice.
MOTIVATION Distance Education might sound like a piece of cake since you can stay home rather than go to classes, but it’s easy to put your studies on the back burner because you don’t have an instructor that you have to face when you haven’t done your homework. Instead you will have contact with a tutor but the onus is on you to keep up to the schedule. Independent learners thrive in this environment. We estimate that the average person will spend 10-15 hours per week for every course.
Most Distance Education courses are offered five times per year but others are offered on a continuous basis. We offer a wide range of delivery methods including print materials, online delivery, or a combination of print and online. Some courses include on campus and labs.
WHO IS THERE TO HELP? We are! A professional, qualified tutor is assigned to every Distance Education course. Your tutor is there to answer your questions, either by phone or e-mail, and mark your assignments and exams. The Distance Education staff is also available when you have administrative questions, such as how to register, how to get course materials, etc.
COUNSELING SERVICES Okanagan College offers counseling services to Okanagan College students for personal problems and career direction. Counselors also assist students in academic success strategies such as study skills and time management.
I wish you a successful and enjoyable year! Charlotte Kushner Director, Continuing Studies
EDUCATIONAL ADVISING Educational advisors can assist you with information about Okanagan College programs, requirements and prerequisites.
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distance education FINANCIAL AWARDS
If you require financial aid, contact our Financial Awards Office well in advance of registration to ensure eligibility. The application process for awards and financial aid is separate from the admissions process.
Registered students can access grades, financial accounts and class schedules through the College website at www.okanagan.bc.ca under “myOkanagan”
OKANAGAN COLLEGE EMAIL ADDRESS
• 250-862-5419 (in Kelowna)
A “myOkanagan” email account is automatically created for you when you are admitted to Okanagan College. Please ensure that you either check your “myOkanagan” email frequently, or that you set up automatic email forwarding from “myOkanagan” to your email address of choice. The college will send important information to your “myOkanagan” email address.
• 1-800-767-5492 (toll free within BC) • 1-877-755-2266
LEGEND Print-Based: All materials and texts are print-based and a computer is not required. Print-Based Plus: All materials and texts are print-based plus students may correspond by e-mail and submit assignments online. 1
Online: Self-Paced: All or most of the course material is online and students work at their own pace within a set timeframe. Online: Tutor-Paced: All or most of the course material is online and students work at a pace set by the tutor.
how to apply & register for courses and programs In This Section HOW TO APPLY AND REGISTER
For the most up-to-date information on admission requirements, please see the Okanagan College online calendar at www.okanagan.bc.ca/calendar. The process you will follow for registration and admission will depend on the type of program and/or course you are registering for.
• All application, registration and refund policies, as outlined in the Okanagan College calendar, apply to Distance Education students (including the $200 nonrefundable tuition deposit).
• Course material fees include HST. Shipping fees are not included.
• Students not currently attending Okanagan College or who did not attend in the previous semester must complete an Application for Admission form.
• Course fees include tuition, course materials and textbooks, unless otherwise specified.
• A non-refundable administration fee of $25.50 + HST is included in each course fee.
• Students who already attend Okanagan College need to complete an application form if they are changing their academic program.
• Fees are subject to change and may vary over the course of an academic year.
• Apply online at www.okanagan.bc.ca (click on “How to Apply”)
• If a space becomes available, it is the responsibility of the student to check the waitlist and to register for the course.
• Students who are not able to register because of enrolment limitations will be placed on a wait list.
Course fees and proof of prerequisites are required at time of registration. You may register for distance education courses as follows: • Online at www.okanagan.bc.ca - click on ‘myOkanagan’ (you’ll need your student number to register online) • In person at any Okanagan College centre • By mail: Office of the Registrar Okanagan College 1000 KLO Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
• Students can check their waitlist status online at www.okanagan.bc.ca (then click on “myOkanagan”). • Waitlists will be updated regularly and if students have not taken the available spaces, Okanagan College shall remove the applicant’s name from the wait list and offer the space to the next applicant. This process will continue until the end of the first week of late registration.
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND INFORMATION
• By faxing your registration form to the Distance Education - Continuing Studies office at (250) 862-5434 If you are unable to register by any of the methods above, please contact the Distance Education - Continuing Studies office at:
Withdrawal and refund deadlines are published in the Distance Education Important Dates Schedule. Please contact the Distance Education - Continuing Studies office for a copy, or check our webpage at www.okanagan.bc.ca/distance.
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DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE MATERIALS
WILL THAT BE PICK-UP? OR DELIVERY? PLEASE NOTE: For proper distribution of your course materials, we rely on having your CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS on file. Please keep us updated. If you would like your package distributed to an alternate address, please notify Continuing Studies upon registration.
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Pick-up Course Material Here…
KELOWNA, WEST KELOWNA, PEACHLAND, WINFIELD, LAKE COUNTRY, Okanagan Centre
KELOWNA CAMPUS STORE Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For after hours pick up please call 250-862-5480
VERNON, OYAMA, LUMBY, COLDSTREAM, FALKLAND, ARMSTRONG
VERNON CAMPUS (LIBRARY) Check website for Vernon library hours www.okanagan.bc.ca/library Or call 250-545-7291, local 2247
PENTICTON, KALEDEN, NARAMATA, OKANAGAN FALLS, SUMMERLAND, KEREMEOS
PENTICTON CAMPUS (Main Office) Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check for extended hours 250-492-4305)
REVELSTOKE CAMPUS Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed between 12 & 1 p.m.)
GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT Call your local Greyhound Depot to confirm package delivery & hours of operation (shipped at no charge)
SALMON ARM, SORRENTO, SICAMOUS, CHASE, CANOE, TAPPEN, GRINDROD, MARA LAKE, MALAKWA, ENDERBY, BLIND BAY, EAGLE BAY
SALMON ARM CAMPUS (Main Office) Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Check for extended hours 250-832-2126)
SHIPPING & HANDLING (if applicable) Outside of the above areas but within Canada
$25 shipping fee per course
Outside of Canada
$100 shipping fee per course
• If your mailing address on file is in one of the areas listed above, your package will be ready for you to pick-up one week prior to the start date (please bring your receipt). • If you are registering during the late registration period, please allow up to one week for packages to be sent to the appropriate Okanagan College Centre.
• If you are unable to pick up your package at your local centre please contact our office (shipping fee will apply). • If your mailing address on file is outside of these areas, Priority Post, Courier or Greyhound will deliver your package to you within one week of registration and/or one week prior to the start date (shipping fee will apply).
Okanagan College Admission Requirements: For the most up-to-date information on admission requirements and prerequisites, please see the Okanagan College online calendar at www.okanagan.bc.ca/calendar
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION For Business Administration degree and diploma prerequisites, please see the Okanagan College calendar.
ANTHROPOLOGY 121 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Topics include the history of anthropology, problems in anthropological field work and the definition of culture. The social, economic, political and religious systems of nonindustrial societies will be presented, with examples from around the world.
BUAD 111 - Financial Accounting I 2 This course is an introduction to the system in which information is collected by the accounting process and presented by financial statements. Accounting cycle, statement preparation, special journals, internal control and the accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, merchandising and sales tax are examined. Basic financial reporting will be reviewed. CA, CGA, CMA, CIB, PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam.
ANTHROPOLOGY 230 - Anthropology of Art 1 This course provides an introduction to the anthropological study of visual arts, including pictorial and sculptural arts, verbal arts, music, dance and theatre. Through lectures, discussions and films, students will be introduced to the forms and meanings of art across a wide variety of cultures.
BUAD 113 - Canadian Business 1 This course provides an overview of Canadian business, industry and government and their interactions with local, national and international economies. Topics include resource allocation and the impact of current events upon public and private financial decisions. CA, CGA, CMA credit.
BUAD 116 - Marketing 1 This course introduces students to the principles and practices of marketing and how they can be applied to organizations. Marketing processes are considered from consumer and business perspectives in a Canadian context. Topics include identifying needs, monitoring changes in the environment, managing products or services, distribution, promotion and pricing. PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam
BIOLOGY 112/112L - Evolution and Ecology This course discusses evolutionary theory and its underlying genetic basis, and population, community, ecosystem and behavioral ecology. Specific case studies and current environmental concerns are used as illustrations. This course, in conjunction with BIOL 122, is recommended for Arts or Education students. BIOLOGY 122/122L - Physiology of Multicellular Organisms This course is a discussion of the physiological adaptations of plants and animals to their environments. The structure/ function relationships of some of the organ systems of the human body will be described. This course, in conjunction with BIOL 112, is recommended for Arts or Education students. Students with credit for BIOL 121 or BIOL 124 cannot take BIOL 122 for further credit.
BUAD 121 - Financial Accounting II 2 This course is a continuation of BUAD 111. Topics include accounting for receivables, inventory, long-term assets and their amortization, bonds and other long-term liabilities, partnership equity, shareholdersâ€™ equity and investment in corporate securities. Generally accepted accounting principles, ratio analysis of financial statements, and the preparation of the Statement of cash flow will also be studied. CA, CGA, CMA, CIB, PMAC credit together with BUAD 111. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam.
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BUAD 123 - Management Principles 1 A study of the universal functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This course emphasizes strategic business planning and decision making; organizing resources and work scheduling; leading and motivating individuals and groups to achieve objectives; and controlling worker output and productivity so that goals are achieved effectively and efficiently. PMAC credit BUAD 128 - Computer Applications I 2 This course includes the use of computers in the business environment, including word processing, presentation graphics and spreadsheets. Computer concepts including hardware, software and data communications are covered at the intermediate level. Students will be expected to use their computer skills in other business courses. CA, CMA, CIB, PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. BUAD 176 - Professional Selling 1 This course teaches students the sales process as it applies to the selling of both goods and services. Through role playing and lectures, students acquire basic selling skills and an appreciation for the analytical, interpersonal, and professional skills needed to ensure successful client/seller relationships. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. BUAD 195 - Financial Management (formerly BUAD 295) The fundamentals of financial management using financial information to make sound business decisions. Topics include interpretation and analysis of financial statements, budgeting and cash flow forecasting, financial and operating leverage, and the management of cash, receivables and inventory. CA, CMA, CGA, PMAC credit with BUAD 296. Prerequisite: BUAD 111 or BUAD 131. BUAD 201 - Conflict Resolution & Negotiation 1 This course focuses on interpersonal communication theory and skills required to interact effectively with others, plan and conduct interviews and meetings, develop relationships with diverse clients and colleagues, resolve conflict, manage and respond to anger, and negotiate effectively in the work environment. Students will learn to approach the client relationship and the resolution of conflicts cooperatively and collaboratively.
BUAD 206 - The Business of Tourism 1 (Formerly Hosp 210) This course is an introduction to the tourism industry. It provides students with an understanding of the complex nature of tourism including economic, environmental and social impacts. Topics include: components of the tourism industry; linkages between tourism and hospitality; the size, scope and infrastructure of the tourism industry; trends and issues in the industry; travel motivators; career opportunities and the role of management. Students with credit for HOSP 210 cannot take BUAD 206 for further credit. BUAD 208 - Canadian Income Tax I 1 (Formerly BUAD 280) This course is an introduction to Canadian income taxation. Topics include liability for tax, the calculation of Net Income for Tax Purposes for both individual and corporate taxpayers, and the calculation of taxes for individual taxpayers. Students with credit for BUAD 280 cannot take BUAD 208 for further credit. Prerequisite: BUAD 111 or BUAD 131. BUAD 209 - Business Law 1 An overview of the law as it relates to business, including an examination of the fundamentals of tort law, contract law and special types of contracts commonly encountered by small business. A basic understanding of the law of torts and contracts, will assist students to recognize and resolve simple legal problems of small businesses. CA, CGA, CMA, PMAC credit. Students with credit for BUAD119 cannot take BUAD 209 for further credit. BUAD 210 - Introduction to Market Research 1 This course introduces research theory and methodology as they relate to effective decision-making in business. Emphasis is on research design in exploratory and qualitative research. Topics include secondary research and primary and qualitative research concentrating on interviewing, focus groups and observational research. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for research proposal writing, research design and report presentation. BUAD 245 Compensation and Benefits 1 (formerly BUAD 270) This course provides an in-depth study of compensation and benefits. Legislation, union and non-union environments, direct and indirect compensation systems, and current topics are included. Students who have received credit for BUAD 270 cannot take BUAD 245 for further credit. Prerequisite: BUAD 269.
BUAD 246 - Recruitment and Selection 1 (formerly part of BUAD 271) This course provides an in-depth study of recruitment and selection. Topics include legislation, screening devices, assessment techniques, and interviewing. Note: Students who have received credit for BUAD 271 cannot take BUAD 246 for further credit. BUAD 247 - Training and Development 2 (formerly part of BUAD 271) This course provides an in-depth study of training and development. Topics include legislation, needs analysis, program development, cost/benefit analysis, and principles of discipline and discharge. Students who have received credit for BUAD 271 cannot take BUAD 247 for further credit. BUAD 248 - Occupational Health and Safety 2 This course provides an in-depth study of occupational health and safety. Topics include legislation, the WCB, safety disability management, the recognition, assessment and control of workplace hazards, accident investigations, safety training and managing occupational health and safety, and wellness programs. BUAD 251 - Personal Financial Planning This course introduces the tools and strategies of personal financial planning. Topics include goal setting, savings, investments, insurance, taxation, budgeting and financing.
BUAD 262 - Organizational Behaviour 1 (formerly BUAD 162) This course examines management of human behaviour in organizations. Individual and interpersonal behaviour related to perception, learning, communication, motivation and job satisfaction are included. Leadership, ethics, the effective management of work groups, decision making, and the implementation of organizational development processes will be discussed. Students with credit for BUAD 162 cannot take BUAD 262 for further credit. CA, CMA, PMAC credit. Prerequisite: BUAD 123. BUAD 263 - Intermediate Accounting I 2 This course is a continuation of the study of financial accounting theory and practice. Topics include financial statement presentation, revenue and expense recognition, the treatment of current monetary assets and liabilities, inventory, capital assets and intangible assets. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles will be emphasized. CA, CGA, CMA credit Prerequisite: BUAD 121 or BUAD 132 (minimum grade of 60% required).
BUAD 264 - Management Accounting 1 This course refines and extends the range of financial models developed in BUAD 111 with changes from the past to the future. The budget replaces the balance sheet, performance and analysis replaces the income statement and the cash flow forecast replaces the cash flow statement. Break-even analysis, and make-or-buy, pricing and capital investment decisions are studied. CA, CGA, CMA, CIB, PMAC credit Prerequisite: BUAD 111 or BUAD 131. BUAD 266 - Advertising and Sales Promotion 1 This course examines marketing communication. The interaction of media, advertisers, advertising professionals and the consumer to develop a basic understanding of the role of advertising in planning and executing a marketing communication plan are studied. Prerequisite: BUAD 116. BUAD 269 - Human Resources Management 1 This course examines the role of the Human Resources manager and the principal functions of personnel administration; human resources planning; recruitment and selection; training and development; health and safety; promotions, transfer, discipline and discharge; compensation (pay and benefits); performance evaluation; collective bargaining and administration of collective agreements. The personnel functions, carried out by managers, are examined from an operating and a departmental specialization point of view. Co-requisite: BUAD 123. BUAD 273 - Intermediate Accounting II A continuation of BUAD 263, this course includes areas of concentration including liabilities, equities, pensions, leases and taxes, while emphasizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles used in recording and presenting financial statements. CA, CGA, CMA credit Prerequisite: BUAD 263.
BUAD 279 - Industrial Relations 1 An examination of the nature of labour relations in Canada; its history, objectives and philosophy. The structure and functions of the Canadian labour movement are studied as well as legislation governing industrial relations in the private and public sectors are studied. Particular emphasis is placed on the collective bargaining process and negotiations and management roles in the administration of the collective agreement. Related issues covered in the course include third party processes such as arbitration and mediation, grievance procedures, discipline, strikes and lockouts, picketing and union certification. Prerequisite: BUAD 123.
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BUAD 283 - Management Information Systems 2 This course is an introduction to computer systems and to the analysis, design and implementation of computer based management information. Specific technologies will be explored, including databases, decision support systems, networks, electronic commerce, and emerging technologies. Computer software will be used to illustrate MIS (Management Information Systems) concepts. CA, CGA, CMA credit BUAD 293 - Entrepreneurship 2 This course is an investigation into the role of the entrepreneur in business and economic development. The personality/character traits that are associated with the entrepreneurial spirit are examined. Students will identify business opportunities, develop a business plan for their own small business and pitch their venture idea to stakeholders who will evaluate its potential viability. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam BUAD 296 - Long-Term Capital Management 2 An introduction to the long-term treasury functions of business: namely, the raising of long-term capital and the evaluation of proposals for the investment of this capital. Topics include the time value of money; risk versus return; the cost of capital; capital budgeting; leasing versus purchasing; capital markets; financing with common stock, preferred stock, bonds, and retained earnings; convertible securities and warrants. CA, CGA, CMA, PMAC credit with BUAD 195 BUAD 297 - Retailing 1 This course covers strategic retail management and orients students to the dynamic and competitive nature of the industry. Topics include current issues in retail, managing the retail operation, pricing, inventory management and control, store design and location. BUAD 298 - Small Business Management 1 The case study method will be used in this course. Students will be instructed in the use of rational problem solving and decision making in marketing, HR management, purchasing and inventory management, financial control, and areas facing the small business manager. Computers will be used to analyze cases using simulations, business planning and other common business software.
BUAD 308 - Multicultural Management 1 In todayâ€™s global environment, success or failure in business can depend on awareness of the cultural differences among people and countries. Consideration will be given to those issues and problems associated with management in different cultures and in particular to those issues that arise in international business. The course will examine the application of theory and research in multiculturalism including cross-cultural communication, culturally-biased assumptions, contrasting cultural values and culture shock. BUAD 315 -Management Science 2 Management science is a discipline that aids decisionmaking by applying a scientific approach to managerial problems. This course discusses quantitative methods and their extensive applications in business. Topics include linear programming, project scheduling, waiting line models, inventory management, simulation, Markov process, decision analysis, and forecasting. Use of computer software is an integral part of this course. Note: Final examination must be written at an Okanagan College Campus. BUAD 325 - Business & Canadian Government Policy 2 This course examines Canadian government institutions, structures and practices that impact business planning and operations. Industry associations will be studied with a special focus relating to government agencies and programs that offer assistance and services to small and medium sized businesses. Decision making models are introduced to understand government policy formation. Key federal, provincial and municipal legislation and policies are examined. BUAD 330 - International Business This course examines small business operation in an international context and includes cultural, economic, financial, legal and political environments.
BUAD 335 - Electronic Commerce 1 This course focuses on the recent growth of buying and selling goods and services over the Internet. It will examine Internet technology relevant to areas of existing marketing knowledge. A framework of understanding internet marketing and associated business models, online marketing possibilities, and implementation issues are covered. Note: Final Examination must be written at the Kelowna campus.
BUAD 340 - Strategic Management I 2 This is the first of two courses in strategic management. It will draw upon critical thinking concepts and techniques to evaluate alternatives in a strategic management context. The case method will be used extensively. BUAD 341 - Intro to Non-Profit Management 1 This course introduces students to the areas of responsibility of managers of non-profit organizations, and provides a broad overview of the management challenges of the non-profit sector. Topics include scope and function of the non-profit sector, an overview of financial management, human resources management, strategic planning, and marketing functions within the non-profit sector. Specific issues are emphasized, including accountability, board selection, volunteer management, and fundraising. Students with credit for BUAD 339 Topic: Introduction to Non-Profit Management can not take this course for further credit. BUAD 350 - Capital Markets 2 This course studies financial institutions and instruments, with the Canadian and the U.S. markets serving as a basis for understanding the rest of the world. Among financial intermediaries, the key role of investment banking will be stressed. Traditional instruments such as equity and debt securities, along with their derivatives and asset securitization will be discussed. The rationale is to provide the student with a contemporary view of capital markets faced in the business world. Current events will be discussed. Note: Final examination must be written at an Okanagan College Campus BUAD 362 - Advanced Financial Accounting This course will cover advanced financial accounting. Topics such as financial reporting and standard setting, financial instruments and income tax allocation, business combinations and consolidations, foreign currency translation, accounting for not-for-profit and government organizations are included.
BUAD 364 - Internal Control and Audit 2 This course examines the principles of internal control and how to develop and evaluate an internal control system. Internal and external auditing and how to conduct an audit are included.
BUAD 365 - Cost Accounting 2 This course provides an in-depth analysis of management and cost accounting issues. Costing methods for manufacturing and service businesses are examined, including job costing, process costing, joint product and byproduct costing, plus activity-based costing. Other topics include service department cost allocation, variance analysis and profitability analysis. Students with credit for BUAD 274 cannot take BUAD 365 for further credit. BUAD 366 - Advanced Managerial Accounting 2 This is the final course in the managerial accounting sequence. It covers problems, techniques and implications of managerial accounting. Topics include cost/volume/ profit analysis, pricing theory, product costing, variance analysis, management control systems, capital budgeting, cost management, decentralization and transfer pricing, activity-based accounting and agency theory. Managerial accounting concepts for not-for-profit and government or public organizations, and the ethical considerations in managerial accounting are included. BUAD 375 - Strategic Human Resource Planning 2 (formerly part of BUAD 270) This course focuses on the strategic nature of human resource planning. Topics include forecasting employee demand and supply; evaluating the need, design and applications of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS); identifying changes to human resources functions; planned and unplanned change; and change management and innovation. Students who have credit for BUAD 270 cannot take BUAD 375 for further credit. BUAD 390 - Properties Management 1 This course examines the management and maintenance of hotel facilities and building services including managerial methods and systems in housekeeping and engineering departments, key building systems and environmental issues relating to the management of lodging facilities. The course examines the challenges of balancing revenue issues with demands and constraints imposed by regulations and other health, safety and security.
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BUAD 412 - Strategic Performance Management 2 Students will gain experience in assessing performance from multiple perspectives. To begin, students will learn the â€˜planning, doing and reviewingâ€™ components inherent in performance management processes. Further, they will gain experience with the integration of strategy execution and performance measurement. Students will engage in the delivery of meaningful performance feedback. Students with credit for BUAD 379: Topic: Strategic Performance Management cannot take BUAD 412 for further credit. BUAD 450 - Investment Management 2 In this course students will gain the knowledge and skills required for success as an investment professional or an individual investor. Topics include investment and portfolio theory, techniques for security analysis (fundamental and technical), valuation and management of various investment products, international investing, and portfolio management and performance evaluation. Careers and ethics in investment management will be discussed.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CMNS 112 - Business Communication I 2 (formerly ENGL 112, PCOM 112) This course is for Business Administration students who, in developing business writing and editing skills, must consider their audience and purpose and then adjust their style accordingly to produce high quality documents. Students will learn efficient writing techniques, to produce summaries, letters, memos, job-search documents, and a report. Students will also develop their speaking skills. Students with credit for ENGL 112 cannot complete PCOM 112 for further credit. CGA, CMA credit.
CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY 112 - Introductory Chemistry I An introduction to the study of chemistry with particular reference to stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodic properties, chemical bonding and the physical properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions. The lab component will emphasize the techniques of quantitative and qualitative analyses. Note: To obtain three credits, students must successfully complete both the course and the laboratory components of Chemistry 112. CHEMISTRY 122 - Introductory Chemistry II A continuation of CHEM 112 including topics in organic and biological chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. The laboratory program complements the lecture material. Note: To obtain three credits, students must successfully complete both the course and the laboratory components of Chemistry 122.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ECED 131- Health, Safety and Nutrition This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the well-being of children. Illness recognition, prevention, and universal precautions will be explored. The role of nutrition in wellness, development of life-long eating habits, menu-planning, food handling and safety will be addressed. The provision of safe environments as required by licensing standards and best practice will be discussed.
CMNS 122 - Business Communication II 2 (formerly ENGL 122, PCOM 122) Business Administration students will apply the skills learned in CMNS 112 to the forms and strategies of proposals, progress reports, research reports, and case analyses. Students will conduct research, apply standard methods of documentation, produce professional-quality reports, and design and deliver oral presentations using current presentation software. Students with credit for ENGL 122 or PCOM 122 cannot complete CMNS 122 for further credit. CGA, CMA credit.
ECONOMICS ECON 115 - Principles of Microeconomics 1 This course is the “micro” half of the standard university level introductory course in economic institutions and theory. It deals with supply and demand, the analysis of the firm under different market structures, markets for factors of production, and the distribution of income. CGA, CMA credit. ECON 125 - Principles of Macroeconomics 1 This course is the “macro” half of the standard university level introduction to economic institutions and theory. It deals with national income theory, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policies and international trade, with an emphasis on the Canadian economy and its problems. CGA credit. ECON 271 - Environmental and Natural 1 Resource Economics This course provides a basic introduction to the economic analysis of the environment and natural resources. Special attention will be paid to public policy. No background in economics is assumed.
ENGLISH ENGLISH 100 - University Writing 1 This course is for students who have demonstrated secondary-school-level competence in the reading and essay writing skills required by most university disciplines. Reading and writing assignments will concentrate on nonfictional prose, and will emphasize the processes of reading, analysis, reasoning, documentation and the stages of the writing process. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take ENGL 100 for further credit.
ENGLISH 151 - Critical Writing and Reading: Short 1 Fiction and Novel This course is for students who have demonstrated secondary-school-level competence in the reading and essay writing skills required by most university disciplines. Reading and writing assignments will concentrate on short fiction and the novel, and will emphasize the processes of reading, analysis, reasoning, documentation and the stages of the writing process. ENGLISH 223 - Studies In Canadian Literature An examination of the development of Canadian literature from the 19th century to the present time, with emphasis on poetry and fiction of the 20th century.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ESLR 062 - Advanced Reading Skills 2 for Academic Purposes The final and most advanced course in the academic reading program. Students will read a variety of academic texts and literary genres; poetry, fiction, drama. Classroom work will include reading activities designed to further develop such advanced skills as interpreting, inferencing, analyzing and evaluating. ESLW 061 - Advanced Writing Skills 2 for Academic Purposes This most advanced course in writing (offered through ESL), develops writing ability for academic purposes. A continuation of ESLW 051, this course focuses on developing students’ ability to write research papers and academic essays of greater complexity and length. Student responses to literature in both short answer and essay form are included.
ENGLISH 150 - Critical Writing and Reading: 1 Poetry and Drama This course is for students who have demonstrated secondary-school-level competence in the reading and essay writing skills required by most university disciplines. Reading and writing assignments will concentrate on poetry and drama, and will emphasize the processes of reading, analysis, reasoning, documentation and the stages of the writing process.
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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
FINA 134 - 19th Century Art History 1 A study of the major issues in western art from 1750 to the end of the 19th century. Developments and changes in social systems, industrialization, philosophy and science will be related to artistic expression during this period. Slides will be used extensively.
MATH 114 - Business Mathematics 2 This course is intended for students in the Business Administration diploma and degree programs. Topics include but are not limited to the use of a business calculator; ratios and proportions; percentages; merchandising applications; review of linear functions and applications to break-even analysis; simple and compound interest; present values, future values and payment streams; effective rates of interest; simple and general annuities and applications to RRSPs, RRIFs and pension plans; and amortization schedules and mortgages.
FINA 144 - 20th Century Art History 1 This course outlines the history of 20th-century art in the Western tradition, beginning with the important innovations in late 19th-century art and concluding with the 1990s. It covers painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as other visual art forms developed during the century. FINA 160 - Introduction to Canadian and 1 Aboriginal Art History The course focuses on issues and debates in Canadian art history, including the place of Aboriginal art in art history; the ways notions of gender, class, and ethnicity are constructed during different historical moments; the impact of artist organizations, cultural policy, and institutions on art production and exhibition; and the social role of the artist.
HISTORY HISTORY 112 - Canada to 1867 The contributions of the First Nations, French, English and others to the social, economic, and political development of Canada. HISTORY 122 - Canada Since 1867 An analysis of the social, economic and political development of the Canadian nation since Confederation. HISTORY 211 - United States to 1865 An analysis of the major economic, political and social developments in America from Columbus to Lincoln.
MATH 120 - Pre-Calculus 1 This course is intended to prepare students for an introductory calculus course such as MATH 112. Topics include but are not limited to a review of basic algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; composition; inverses; transformations; polynomials; rational functions; exponential and logarithm functions; laws of logarithms; trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; trigonometric equations; inverse trigonometric functions; analytic geometry, and an introduction to sequences and series. Note: Students should be aware that certain universities will not accept this course for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree. STATISTICS 121 - Elementary Statistics This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include but are not limited to descriptive statistics; elementary probability; the normal probability distribution; introduction to simple sampling strategies; introduction to randomized, controlled experiments; estimation of parameters; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; and correlation and linear regression. Students with credit for STAT 124 cannot take STAT 121 for further credit. CA, CMA credit. Note: Students should be aware that certain universities will not accept this course for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree.
HISTORY 221 - United States Since 1865 A study of the major economic, political, and social developments from the civil war to the present.
PSYC 111 - Introduction to Psychology: 2 Basic Processes This course is a survey of topics in psychology which relate to basic processes. The topics covered will include: the nervous system and physiological processes, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, and memory. Introductory methods and statistics will also be studied.
SOCI 111 - Introduction to Sociology I 1 The basic questions that sociologists ask to understand how society influences human behaviour are: What is the relationship between individuals and society? What is our social nature? Why is there inequality in the world? What causes social change? How does socialization, the groups we belong to, and the way society is organized and structured, affect the way we think and act? The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the global corporate elite; from crime to religion; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; from the sociology of work, education and health, to the sociology of violence. This course will explore some of these topics and introduce the way sociologists gather information and explain social behaviour.
PSYC 121 - Introduction to Psychology: 2 Personal Functioning This course will include a survey of topics in psychology, which relate to personal functioning. The topics covered in this course will include: motivation, emotion, development, social processes, personality, abnormal behaviour, and psychotherapy. Introductory research methods and statistics will also be studied.
SOCIAL WORK SOCW 200A - An Introduction to 1 Social Work Practice An introduction to the general practice of social work with emphasis in interdisciplinary approaches and the roles of consumer and self help groups in the helping process. This course reviews the knowledge base and skills of social work practice, and assists students to evaluate their interests and capacities for entering the profession of social work. SOCW 200B - An Introduction to 1 Social Welfare in Canada An introduction to and analysis of major social policies and programs in Canada. Emphasis will be given to policies on income security, corrections, health, family and children, and housing, and will include an examination of the role of the social worker in formulating policy.
SOCI 121 - Introduction to Sociology II 1 A further examination of the relationship between individuals and society, and the theories and methods sociologists use to examine social life. Topics may include an analysis of gender relationships, race and ethnicity, families and the intimate environment, education, work, media and technology, inequality and power, crime and deviance, the impact of population changes, the structure of the economy, politics and the state, globalization, conflict, and social change. SOCI 202 - Introduction to Social Problems A survey of the incidence, correlates, effects and social responses to crime and delinquency, familial disruption, economic deprivation, and racial, ethnic, gender and sex discrimination. SOCI 210 - Foundations of Sociological Thought This course traces the foundations of the sociological thought of the key thinkers who contributed to the development of sociological theory.
THERAPIST ASSISTANT COURSES THER 103 - Disease and Disability 2 This course is an overview to the mechanism of common physical diseases and disabilities across the lifespan. The student will acquire skills in gathering and organizing relevant medical and clinical information on selected conditions. Medical management strategies and the impact on the individual will be considered. Relevant medical terminology will be included and discussed.
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FOR SERIOUS GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS AND PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS The Advanced Gardener is a series of courses designed and written especially with British Columbia Interior gardeners in mind
HOW to Apply & Register For Courses In This Section You may register at any time for these courses & programs:
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Distance Education Continuing Studies - Kelowna Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (unless otherwise posted)
• by mailing a completed registration form along with the tuition fee(s) to Okanagan College, Distance Education Continuing Studies, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna V1Y 4X8 • by phoning Distance Education - Continuing Studies, Kelowna Campus, at 250 862-5480 (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted), or toll-free in BC at 1-888-638-0058, or toll free in North America at 1-877-755-2266 • in person, at the Distance Education - Continuing Studies office, Kelowna Campus or any other College centre
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Note: All Certificate programs require that an application form be completed prior to registration. Application forms are available at the Distance Education Continuing Studies office or from our website at www.okanagan.bc.ca/distance. Distance Education tuition fees are tax deductible. Course material fees are subject to HST.
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BOOKKEEPING BRIDGING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Admission Requirements: The Bookkeeping Bridging Certificate program is designed for students who have already acquired some financial accounting knowledge, and who wish to add to their employable accounting skills. In this program, students will learn two computerized accounting software programs (Simply Accounting and AccPac for Windows), plus Payroll Administration.
BACC 243 - Payroll Administration 1 Participants will be introduced to the complexities of administering a payroll system. Students will gain an understanding of payroll records keeping and procedures by reading and analyzing relevant legislation and then applying it to practical real-life situations. Topics will include calculating gross earnings, maintaining payroll records, taxable benefits, statutory and other deductions, CCRA payroll remittances, Work Safe BC and employment standards. CIB Credit (Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping). Requirements for the certificate are satisfied by successful completion of all three courses. Students must apply for the certificate. Contact the Distance Education - Continuing Studies office in Kelowna for an application.
BuAd 111 or BuAd 131 or EABT 141 or OADM 140 Graduation Requirements Students must complete each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificate. BACC 241 - Simply Accounting 1 ACCPAC Simply Accounting is a very popular accounting software program, used by many small businesses. The ACCPAC Simply Accounting system is an integrated accounting software package. In this course the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory and Job Cost modules will be covered. The required software, Simply Accounting, is included with the text. CIB Credit (Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping). BACC 242 - ACCPAC Accounting 1 ACCPAC for Windows is a very popular accounting software program used by many small to medium-sized businesses. The ACCPAC for Windows accounting system is comprised of many different modules, which may be used independently or in conjunction with other modules. Three modules will be covered in this course - General Ledger and Financial Reporter, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. The required software, ACCPAC for Windows, is included. CIB Credit (Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping).
CAREER FACILITATOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The goal of this program is to enable participants to gain a skill base in the following areas: knowledge and understanding of career facilitation theories and their vocational implications; career and life assessments; functional program planning, with a focus on job search and career and life planning; effective placement planning; researching and applying labour market information and knowledge of hours of instruction. This program is targeted at professionals and para-professionals currently employed in the human and social service fields. Admission Requirements: A minimum of three years full-time equivalent related work experience, successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (including English 12) plus completion of further post-secondary education (certificate, diploma or degree) in related helping, teaching or social service profession, and presentation of at least two references identifying personal suitability for the program. One on-campus course in this program is offered at the Summerland centre as demand warrants. For more information contact the Program Administrator, Lorrie Forde at 250-492-4305 extension 3401 or at email@example.com. On LSF 01 - Introduction To Campus Interpersonal Communications Interpersonal communications theory will be examined and the participant will be expected to develop skills in relating to others on an empathic level. Emphasis will be on basic self-awareness, interpersonal awareness, and interpersonal communication skills. As a part of the course requirement, participants will be expected to share personal experiences as they learn to self-disclose on a deep level.
CF 01 - Foundations In Career Facilitation 2 This course provides an overview of the theoretical and practice foundations of career facilitation. The major career decision-making constructs will be covered, from an internal, external and interactive perspective, including vocational implications and case examples. Adult learning and motivation theories will be examined. A discussion of employment barriers will give an overview of the major physical and mental disabling conditions, and will include attitudinal, social, personality and substance abuse issues. Casework and caseload management principles will be discussed, with an emphasis on high volume caseloads.
CF 02 - Career Assessment 2 Assessment is an important aspect of the career facilitation process. This course will provide the student with a broad framework for understanding and applying assessment techniques. Types of assessment will be discussed with an accent on competency based approaches followed by an analysis of graduated assessment. Case examples will be used throughout, with opportunities for students to self-administer various assessment instruments. Use of an Individualized Written Employment Plan (IWEP) will be covered. On CF 03 - Group Facilitation Campus This course covers aspects of group work relevant to the career facilitator. Understanding and applying critical facilitation/instruction skills within the group setting will be introduced as well as group development, life cycle and various types of group programming. Group program evaluation principles and techniques will be covered, with the expectation that each student will gain a solid understanding and ability to set up and run effective groups.
CF 04 - Professional Development & 2 Labour Market Research On-going professional development is an important aspect for the career facilitation professional. The issues of confidentiality and ethical practice will be explored as well as an overview of credentialing issues. Labour Market Information as it relates to individual career choice will be covered. Client and agency development will focus on two critical areas: advocacy in terms of helping the client advocate for themselves, and the role of facilitator as advocate. Information on the contracting process will be reviewed. CF 05 - Support Development 2 Success in career facilitation depends not only on effective support and programming. It is essential that resources are available to address issues on a personal, social and community level. This includes adjustment related to the work and home environment. A needs assessment for support development Is discussed. An understanding of the need for referring clients to other agencies and services will be addressed. CF 06 - Placement & Follow-Up 2 Placement is an integral part of the career facilitation process. This course will assist the participant to understand various placement models. Techniques and methods for developing placement plans will be covered, including negotiation of contracts. Strategies for follow-up and monitoring will be outlined. Placement administration details will be covered, with information on forms management, liaison with client and agency personnel, and evaluation structures needed during the placement process.
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COMMUNITY BRAIN INJURY SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Community Brain Injury Services Certificate Program is a 108-hour program that educates students to work in a front-line capacity with individuals with brain injury, their families and other rehabilitation professionals. The program is designed as a post certificate or post diploma program for individuals working in or with a desire to work in the field of brain injury. This program will be of interest to those with training in social sciences or health related fields such as: psychology, sociology, social work, occupational therapy, education, Human Service Worker, Rehabilitation Assistant, Home Support Resident Care Attendant, or nursing. The brain injury community service provider is a critical member of the rehabilitation team and works directly with individuals with brain injury under the direct supervision of the clinical case manager or medical team (which may include the physiotherapist, occupational therapist, physician, etc.). The service provider is responsible for a wide range of services in the post-acute, community re-integration stage of rehabilitation. This course is designed as a part time program for practitioners with a desire to improve their clinical skills. This certificate is offered in collaboration with the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and the Brain Injury Program of Interior Health authority, and offers course laddering opportunities within Okanagan Collegesâ€™s Human Service Work program. CBI 01 - Understanding Brain Injury 1 This course is designed to give the participant an introduction to the field of brain injury and issues in community service delivery. Specifically, this course will introduce the participant to the fundamental anatomy and physiology of the brain and provide an understanding of the brain as a system. In addition, students will learn about behavioural, physical, emotional, cognitive, social, psychological and personality issues that are consistent with the sequelae of brain injury. CBI 02 - Professionalism in Community Care 1 This course is designed to introduce the students to rehabilitation theories for individuals with brain injuries and will emphasize models that have a person-centered approach to community service. The course will challenge the student to define professionalism and their professional role in community care. This course is designed with the assumption that the rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury can not happen in isolation of other professionals. The student will understand their role in the interdisciplinary team and understand their ability to impact quality of life issues for individuals with brain injury.
CBI 03 - Program Planning and 1 Rehabilitation Strategies This course will emphasize the importance of developing rehabilitation goals that include practical strategies and active participation of the individual with brain injury and their families. The course will assist students to understand and appropriately utilize information contained within medical reports and assessments in order to plan for dayto-day activities. The culmination of this course will allow participants an opportunity to integrate the concepts from all three courses and be prepared for employment as community service providers for individuals with brain injury. Pre-requisite: CBI 01 and CBI 02.
CURRENCY TRADING MGR 228 - Currency Trading for Individual Investors 1 Welcome to the world of Currency Trading. The Foreign Exchange (Forex) market is the largest marketplace in the world. Trade online from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day. Currency trading is similar to Stock and Futures Trading but with many advantages. Understand the fundamentals of trading, opening a trading account and learn to buy and sell currencies on your computer, profiting from fluctuations between different currencies.
DECORATING FA 016 - Introduction to Interior Decorating 1 This exciting course will cover topics from the first rough floor plan to the final accessory. This course will appeal to anyone interested in decorating their own homes with confidence, those working in the retail decor industry, or anyone considering the first step toward an interior decorating career. Topics covered include: basic principles and elements of decorating, floor plans, furniture and fabrics, focal points, colour schemes, window treatments, floor/wall treatments, lighting and accessories. FA 015 - Basic Interior Staging 1 This course will appeal to Realtors, developers, builders, and landlords. The best way to sell or rent your property is to show it like a pro. Learn how to make the best of what you have to offer to potential buyers and tenants. Give your property the edge to sell or rent quickly.
HOME AND GARDEN
DENT 001 - Introduction to Dental Assisting (equivalent to Dent 100) 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-credit course that is offered on a continuous basis. NOTE: This course is one of the “Selection Criteria” for the Certified Dental Assistant, on campus at Okanagan College and its worth is one “point value.” Completion time is four weeks.
AGR 086 - Practical Gardener This course provides a basic understanding of cultural techniques that will enhance plant establishment, survival and health. It emphasizes practical approaches and solutions to gardening situations and problems encountered by both the novice gardener and grounds maintenance personnel.
DRAFTING 1 EGR 015 - Basic Drafting Skills Drafting is the language used in the construction industry for communicating ideas and instructions. The construction drawings are used for selling and building those ideas. Most construction and presentation drawings today are done on computers but the initial ideas and concepts are still sketched out by hand. An understanding of hand drafting is still important to a drafter/designer. This introductory course will outline some of the basic techniques and terminology used for hand sketching and basic drafting. The student will be expected to complete sketching exercises and a final project. This course will be completed by hand, not with a CAD software program. (Completion time is two months). 1 AutoCAD Basics In cooperation with Vancouver Island University AutoCAD is used to develop your Computer Assisted Drafting(CAD) skills. You will learn about basic tools, commands, and techniques that enable you to create twodimensional drawings and floor plans. Most sections will require drawing exercises. Having access to the AutoCAD software at home or work is required - free limited AutoCAD software included for enrolled students. Text required. Prerequisites: Windows experience and basic drafting skills.
Recommended for students with no prior knowledge of plants or horticulture. Also for persons already in the horticulture industry who deal with home garden issues on a regular basis - e.g. Garden Centre and Grounds Maintenance personnel. And, of course, it is ideal for homeowners who wish to take their gardening techniques to the next level. To give an overview of the contents, the individual module headings are: • Basic Botany • Plants for the West • Soils • Fertilizers • Disease and Insect Pests • Landscape Maintenance • Propagation • Pruning • Vegetable Gardening • Composting • Greenhouse • Container Gardens • Water Gardens • Xeriscape Gardening Completion time is 12 months. This course if offered on a continuous basis. PIR 425 - Introduction to Feng Shui 1 This course will provide students a glimpse into BTB Feng Shui. It will discuss the background and history of Feng Shui. Students will obtain a basic grasp of applying the bagua and the five elements to their floor plans. In addition, the course will briefly discuss the challenges of missing areas through analysis of sample floor plans. The student will learn a few secret cures and adjustments of BTB Feng Shui. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of BTB Feng Shui and will be able to apply basic Feng Shui principles on their own homes to improve their lives and spaces for the better.
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ADVANCED GARDENER AGR 093 - Annuals and Biennials This is a unique study of annuals and biennials with considerable valuable information that is not found in any other single source. The course begins with an appreciative and in depth discussion of what an annual and a biennial is, along with definitions of related terms. Topics will include some of the best annuals and biennials for: drought and heat, moist conditions, shade, full sun, and cold temperatures. Other topics include: native plants, garden planning, purchasing plants, planting; soil, organic matter, water, air, mulching, and pruning. Descriptive accounts, cultivation requirements and landscape uses will be provided for each of the plants discussed. Several unique annuals and biennials that are relatively unknown, yet are hardy to our region, will be included. The aim is to both increase and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of annuals and biennials. AGR 113 - Broad Leaf Evergreens Broadleaf evergreens is an intense study and appreciation of broadleaf evergreens with a focus on growing in the B.C. Interior. Broadleaf evergreens encompass the best that evergreens and flowering plants can offer. Included here is a complete description of just what a broadleaf evergreen is, along with a detailed encyclopaedia of broad leaf evergreen genera, species and cultivars. All of this will prove as a great aid in selecting plants for your garden landscape. Considerable information is included that is not included in any other single source. Special notes on plant growing requirements and plants for specific situations are also included. AGR 114 - Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes Bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes are a specialized group of plants. They all share the common trait of being underground food storage organs for the plants. They include many unique, valuable and beautiful genera and species, each with their own special appeal and function in the garden. Here we will take an in depth journey of discovery and appreciation of these often fascinating plants. Included is a detailed encyclopaedia of the plants, along with their cultural requirements and other pertinent and valuable information. The focus is on the caring for and growing of bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes in the B.C. Interior.
AGR 100 - Conifers Conifers are an important part of our landscape. This course provides an in-depth study of these versatile shrubs and trees. An extensive listing of plants, along with several uncommon or seldom grown cultivars will be included, with descriptive accounts, growing requirements, landscape uses, planting and care. Special notes on plants for specific situations such as drought and shade are also included. AGR 098 - Deciduous Shrubs and Trees Packed with valuable information, this course focuses on the understanding, appreciating and growing of deciduous shrubs and trees in the B.C. Interior. An extensive listing of trees and shrubs suitable for growing in our region is included, along with their growing requirements, descriptive accounts, landscape uses, planting and care. Several uncommon or seldom grown plants that will perform well here are included. Special notes on plant growing requirements and plants for specific situations such as drought and erosion control are also included. Understanding plant hardiness and zones and just what it means to be deciduous will also be discussed. AGR 099 - Fruit and Nut Trees The focus of this course is on fruit and nut trees and varieties that are suitable for growing in the B.C. Interior. It is an in-depth study, packed with valuable information. An extensive listing of fruit and nut trees and varieties that are suitable for growing in our region is provided. We will cover the main fruit and nut trees grown in gardens and will also discuss many of those that are not very well known, such as pluots, apricots, and hickories. A bit of history will be included, along with a lot of information on buying and planting, growing and caring for your trees. AGR 154 - Gardener’s Soil A garden’s soil is of paramount importance in growing healthy and robust plants. We as gardeners and horticulturists have the responsibility to provide our plant’s with the best possible soil growing conditions. After all, it is the soil in which plant’s anchor themselves by their roots, and it is the soil from which plant’s derive the majority of their water and most of their nutritional requirements. Here you will learn how to improve and maintain your soil in optimum condition, to be successful in meeting each of your plant’s growing needs. Some of the topics covered include: soil composition and texture; organic matter including compost; soil pH; mulching; soil amendments; fertilizers and nutrients.
AGR 110 - Grasses Grasses are becoming increasingly popular in landscape settings, and for good reason. They can provide structure (line and form), texture, accent, colour diversity (in flowers, stems, foliage or autumn colours), contrasting or complimentary appeal to other components of the garden and even (with certain grasses) luminous qualities and gentle, graceful movement. Here we will discuss and appreciate many grasses, with a focus on those that will perform well in the B.C. Interior, along with their cultural requirements and appeal in the landscape. AGR 124 - Herb Gardening This course will cover many herbs with topics such as: edible flowers; salad herbs; culinary herbs; herbal teas; herbal oils; herbal vinegars; and herbs for nutrition. A focus is to diversify our dining pleasure. Other topics will include fragrant herbs and their uses, herbal soaps, and cosmetic herbs. Herbs and their medicinal uses is a very broad subject and therefore, will be just touched upon in this course. Full plant descriptions and cultural recommendations will be provided for each herb discussed. This is an in depth course with plenty of valuable information for enjoyable herb gardening. A colourful photo CD of most of the plants discussed will be included. AGR 111 - Natural Gardening and Understanding Plant Hardiness This is essentially two valuable and informative courses in one. The natural gardening portion will focus on natural and organic gardening, including: the basics to improve and maintain your soil in optimum condition; natural fertilizers; and effective alternative methods to control or repel unwanted pests and diseases in the garden. The understanding plant hardiness portion will clarify this oft times confusing topic. Here you will learn the factors and considerations that make a plant hardy and â€œpushing the Zoneâ€? to grow plants that are not recommended for your zone.
AGR 094 - Perennials Acquire extensive valuable information and knowledge about knowing, selecting and growing perennials for your garden. The course begins with an appreciative and in depth discussion of what a perennial is, along with definitions of related terms. Topics will include some of the best perennials for: drought and heat, moist conditions, shade, full sun, and cold temperatures. Other topics include: native plants, garden planning, purchasing plants, planting; soil, organic matter, water, air, mulching, and pruning. Descriptive accounts, cultivation requirements and landscape uses will be provided for each of the plants discussed. Several unique perennials that are relatively unknown, yet are hardy to our region, will be included. The aim is to both increase and enhance the studentâ€™s knowledge and understanding of perennials. AGR 112 - Small Fruits Small fruits are becoming increasingly popular for the home garden, and rightfully so. They take up much less space than tree fruits and are easier to pick. Many have delectable flavours to enjoy, especially when picked fresh. Several are also highly ornamental in the garden. Here we will take an in depth journey of discovery and appreciation to know our common small fruits better, and also to learn about many other relatively unknown plants with edible fruits that we can grow. Included is a detailed encyclopaedia of the plants, along with their cultural requirements and other pertinent and valuable information. The focus is on growing small fruits in the B.C. Interior. AGR 123 - Vegetable Gardening Virtually everyone enjoys vegetables straight from the garden. They simply taste better fresh. Plus, there is something especially satisfying in growing your own vegetables, from seeds or young plants to fully developed, robust plants laden with delicious food for healthy snacks and meals. This course will fully explore the joy of growing your own vegetables with plenty of information for best growing results for each vegetable The best varieties for flavour as well as disease resistance, and other factors will be covered for each of the main vegetables such as tomatoes and corn. Also included will be several not so common and even uncommon vegetables that are tasty and healthy.
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ITR 050 - How to Teach Online 1 Teaching online is a great opportunity for many people because, like learning online, you can teach anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. In this course, which is open to all, you learn by doing. The class is taught using web conferencing and discussion forum technology over a period of four weeks. The content includes introduction to distance education, learning theories, online teaching models and emerging education technology. Requirements: PC or Mac, fast internet connection and a computer headset with microphone.
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JOB SEARCH COA 138 - Job Search Techniques 1 Taught by an HR Professional, this job search course provides students with an inside look into the entire recruiting process and focuses all instruction towards what motivates employers to hire. Students will create a cover letter, results-based resume and will learn a job search strategy that maximizes results by targeting the key decision makers. Students will also prepare for their next interview using the same format the interviewer uses to interview job candidates. Participants will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes them to obtain an interview and land that important job.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MOA 01 - Medical Terminology Medical Terminology is a fascinating, ever growing language used throughout the medical community. Knowledge of medical terminology equips a student for many medically related fields such as pharmacology, the medical office and numerous hospital and health community positions. The Systems Approach outline used in this distance education course will introduce students to the concept of building language using root words, prefixes and suffixes. The human body systemsâ€™ anatomy, physiology and related pathology will be covered and, upon completion, students will have a basic understanding of these disciplines. Anyone interested in health services would greatly benefit from this interesting and insightful course. (Completion time is six months).
Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business 1 Cell phone apps are the latest way smart businesses are reaching their customers. It seems that nearly everyone is carrying and using a Smartphone these days. Smart organizations across the globe are investing in building cell phone apps for their businesses. In this four- week course, we will provide you with stepby-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market Smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. The course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how Smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand to how quickly deploy smartphone applications. Cyber Security 1 Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up to date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the work place, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, Intrusion Detection/ Prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. Designing Successful Webinars 1 Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.
Extraordinary Customer Service 1 Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace: Level 1 and Level 2 1 Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support. It has benefits for the employer and employee. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employeesâ€™ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding.
Successful Survey Techniques 1 Your customers hold the key to your organizationâ€™s success. Getting to know your customers better, means lower costs and better results, including higher retention, more customer satisfaction and more returning customers. Surveys are one of the best ways to find out what your customers want, and how they want it. But too many surveys ask the wrong people the wrong questions. Discover who to survey, what questions to ask, and the key to getting a higher response to your surveys. This hard-hitting practical course will yield a huge ROI for your organization. Whether you need to analyze profitability, satisfaction, service or all three, this course will generate thousands of dollars in increased sales, greater efficiency, or more effectiveness. We guarantee it (or your money back). Course includes a personal FREE critique of one of your surveys.
Practical Math for the Workplace 1 For anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to understand and perform common business activities such as payroll, banking, invoicing, and purchasing. Business owners and managers will find this course particularly beneficial in providing a clear and understandable insight into the basic mathematical skills and processes needed to perform financial tasks required in the workplace. This course provides a basic foundation for understanding the practical applications of mathematics in common workplace activities. Recruiting and Retaining Gen X and Gen Y 1 Generation X balances work and friends and family. Generation Y, the largest generation in human history, has never known a time when there was not a World Wide Web. They each have very different work styles than the Baby Boomer generation. Get an understanding of both Gen X and Gen Y from an expert who programs and markets to Gen Y. Discover what motivates them at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Take home practical, how-to tips and techniques for recruiting and retaining Gen X and Gen Y workers.
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Graduates of Office Administration programs have excellent communication skills, are proficient in a variety of software programs and possess a good knowledge of the business environment. Office Administration graduates are key members of business organizations, have up-to-date skills, are able to solve problems and exercise good judgment. Choose from entry level programs to specialty programs. Our programs ladder from one certificate to another as well as to other programs within Okanagan College and other institutions. Taking an Office Administration program will be your first step towards a new career with exciting options. Admission Requirements: â€˘ Refer to College calendar for current admission requirements. Accounting Assistant Certificate (AAC) 1 The Accounting Assistant Certificate (AAC) program is designed for students who have some prior business education or experience, and who wish to specialize as accounting assistants. Upon graduation, you will be ready to begin immediate employment with a small, medium or large company performing accounts payable, receivable, payroll or general accounting assistant duties. Graduates of this program may also choose to begin their own home-based bookkeeping business. This program may be completed on-campus or online.
Administrative Assistant Certificate (ADAC) 1 The Administrative Assistant Certificate Program (ADAC) prepares students for employment in a wide variety of business settings. Graduates of the ADAC program are employed as administrative assistants in private, school and government offices, real estate offices, service businesses, forestry companies, insurance agencies, banks, investment, radio and television offices, plus many others. computer essentials, Internet, office procedures, word processing, business math, and spreadsheets. This program may be completed on-campus or online. Students in the ADAC (ABT) program learn essential business skills such as verbal and written communication, administrative office procedures, computer software applications, manual and computerized accounting, payroll, Web page maintenance, transcription, business correspondence. computer essentials, Internet, office procedures, word processing, business math, and spreadsheets. This program may be completed on-campus or online.
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals (AAF) 1 The Administrative Assistant Fundamentals (AAF) is specifically designed for students who wish to enrol in the Okanagan College Legal Administrative Assistant programs. Graduates of the Administrative Assistant Fundamentals program will have all the prerequisites necessary to enrol in the Legal Administrative Assistant Litigation and/or Corporate/Conveyancing certificate; Medical Administrative Assistant certificate; Accounting Assistant program or complete the more advanced Administrative Assistant program. This program may be completed on-campus or online. Corporate/Conveyancing Legal Administrative 1 Assistant (Legal Secretary) (LAA-C/C) This program is made up of six courses. Graduates of the Corporate/Conveyancing program typically work for lawyers and other professionals who deal with property transfers and registrations. Government offices, property managers, notaries public, large public companies and real estate firms may also employ graduates of this program. Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant 1 (Legal Secretary) (LAA - LIT) This program is designed for students with prior office administration experience or training and who wish to work in a legal office environment. Graduates of the Litigation Certificate Program work in legal and government offices assisting lawyers who are involved with a variety of legal cases.
Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) 1 This is a 480-hour online specialty certificate program designed for students with prior office administration experience or training who wish to attain the skills required to work in a medical or allied health office as a medical administrative assistant. Graduates of the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate program may work as assistants in hospital departments including admitting, diagnostic imaging and outpatient clinics or in medical general practitioner and specialist offices and in medical clinics. Graduates work for allied health professionals in facilities such as physiotherapy offices and clinics, chiropractic offices and clinics and massage therapy and naturopathy offices and clinics. Graduates may also be employed by long-term care facilities and insurance companies. Office Assistant Certificate (OAC) 1 The Office Assistant Program (OAC) is a 22-week program for students who have no prior business education or experience. This program is designed to be an introduction to Office Administration, and may be completed on-campus or online. Students in the OAC program learn essential business skills such as business English, business correspondence, computer essentials, Internet, office procedures, word processing, business math, and spreadsheets. This program may be completed on-campus or online.
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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is a 940hour program which prepares students for employment as technicians in community and hospital pharmacies. Students gain knowledge and skills relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession. Topics covered include: job orientation, pharmacy equipment, prescription preparation, mathematical skills in pharmacy, inventory maintenance, recordkeeping, pharmaceutical products, compounding, sterile product handling, hospital pharmacy procedures, computer skills, communications skills and the law as it applies to pharmacies, and the legal relationship between a pharmacist and technician. The program includes theory, demonstrations, and practice in the classroom. Students will be assigned both a community pharmacy and a hospital pharmacy practicum. Students are required to have a lab coat or nurse’s uniform for the labs and practicum. Please note that practicum placements may be anywhere in BC, so travel may be required. Admission Requirements: • BC secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or be currently enrolled in Grade 12, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for one year as of the first day of classes. • A minimum grade of 60% in Biology 11 or an equivalent Advanced Level ABE Biology course, or Biology 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE Biology course, or a passing grade of 60% on the Pharmacy Technician Biology Competency Test. • For applicants whose first language is English: A minimum grade of 60% in English 12, English 12 First Peoples, TPC 12 (Technical and Professional Communications), or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE English course, or a minimum score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language Proficiency Index). Note: Communications 12 is not acceptable. • For applicants whose first language is not English: A TOEFL score of at least 91 (Internet-based), or an overall band score of 6.5 on the academic version of IELTS. • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: A minimum grade of 60% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE Mathematics course. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement within the last seven (7) years may write the Okanagan College Math 12 competency exam (minimum grade of 60% required). Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of
Pre-calculus Grade 12, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 12, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 12, or the equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement within the last seven (7) years may write the Okanagan College Math 12 competency exam (minimum grade of 60% required). • Minimum keyboarding speed of 35 net words per minute. • Applicants must complete a criminal record check no more than three months before their date of admission. The form will be mailed to the applicants by Continuing Studies in Kelowna. Applicants with a criminal record who are seeking a pardon are advised that this can be a lengthy process; they should initiate the criminal record check procedure at their local RCMP detachment six months prior to date of admission. Prospective students who have been convicted of a criminal offence may be denied admission. COURSE INFORMATION: The Pharmacy Technician courses include an optional online component which allows students to communicate with their tutors and classmates online and, in some cases, allows for the submission of assignments online. PHARM 01 - Communications in Pharmacy The course includes the study of techniques to improve skills in writing, reading comprehension, active listening, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and public speaking which are necessary for the work setting. PHARM 02 - Pharmacy Practice I This course familiarizes the student with the role of the pharmacy technician, pharmacist, and pharmacy in the Health Care delivery system. The student is introduced to common concepts, principles, and procedures in pharmacy practice (fundamentals). A self-study medical terminology program is incorporated into this course. PHARM 03 - Pharmaceutical Calculations In this course the student is required to practice and master accurate computation in dispensing, pricing, systems of measure, compounding, and parenteral preparations as they apply in pharmacy. PHARM 04 - Pharmacology I This course presents the major drug classes used in health care. Pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and terminology are discussed. A major goal of the course is to familiarize the student with the generic names, trade names, manufactures, and common classifications of approximately 300 medications most prescribed.
PHARM 05 - Pharmacy Laws and Agreements This course presents the relationship that exists between the pharmacy technician and pharmacist. It clearly delineates the responsibilities of each and the authority vested in the positions. The student studies the Federal and Provincial Pharmacy Acts and the records required for the acquisition and use of pharmaceuticals. Contracts for payment by third party paying agencies are studied and their payment forms. On PHARM 06 - Computer Skills (LAB) Campus This course provides an introduction to the use of computers in pharmacy using a pharmacy software program. (A oneweek on-campus component in Kelowna is required). Prerequisite: PHARM 02. On PHARM 07 - Dispensing I (LAB) Campus This course introduces the student to all aspects of dispensing. Students fill prescriptions and complete all required pricing and record keeping functions. Students use the Drug Benefit List and Lowest Cost Alternative for applicable client groups. Initially, students fill prescriptions manually then change to computers equipped with a pharmacy software program. (A one-week on-campus component in Kelowna is required). Prerequisite: PHARM 02.
PHARM 08 - Community Pharmacy This course is designed to teach the student an introduction to merchandising, inventory control and operation of community pharmacies.
PHARM 14 - Community Practicum The practicum provides the student with practical experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a community setting. Students will be placed in a community pharmacy. Prerequisites: PHARM 01 through PHARM 13. PHARM 15 - Hospital Practicum The practicum provides the student with practical experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital setting. Students will be placed in a hospital pharmacy. Prerequisites: PHARM 01 through PHARM 13.
• PHARM 14 - Community Practicum and PHARM 15 Hospital Practicum are graded as either pass or fail.
PHARM 10 - Pharmacy Practice II This course deals primarily with non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications available in Canada and their use. Prerequisites: PHARM 02 and PHARM 05.
On PHARM 13 - Aseptic Technique (LAB) Campus In this course, each student receives group instruction and individualized instruction in the actual preparation of sterile products under aseptic conditions. The special techniques involved in preparing antineoplastic drugs will also be presented and practiced. (A one-week on-campus component in Kelowna is required). Prerequisites: PHARM 03 and PHARM 11.
Graduation Requirements: • PHARM 03 - Pharmaceutical Calculations has a minimum passing grade of 80%.
PHARM 09 - Pharmacology II This course continues the presentation of major drug classes used in health care. Prerequisite: PHARM 04.
PHARM 11 - Hospital Pharmacy This course gives the student exposure to the practice of Pharmacy as it specifically applies to the Institutional setting. It develops an awareness of the guidelines under which hospital pharmacies operate. The student learns the principles involved in preparing pharmaceuticals and antineoplastics under aseptic conditions. Prerequisite: PHARM 03.
On PHARM 12 - Dispensing II (LAB) Campus This course is a continuation of all aspects of dispensing in which the student uses a computer to assist. The principles of compounding in the preparation of a variety of pharmaceuticals are the second major component of this course. (A one-week on-campus component in Kelowna is required). Prerequisites: PHARM 03, PHARM 05 and PHARM 07.
• Students must complete each other course with a minimum grade of 60%. • Students must successfully complete the program within 2.5 years (30 months) to receive the certificate. Notes: • The nine distance education courses will be offered by continuous registration. • It is recommended that students start with PHARM 02 • The four one-week labs will be scheduled at least once per year and subject to minimum enrolment.
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PHOTOGRAPHY COA 177 - d-SLR Cameras I: Camera Basics 1 This course is brand new, fully hands-on and totally unique in that it incorporates over a dozen, jam-packed modules of “must know” down-to-earth tasks, tips and techniques and all of them presented so that you acquire familiarity, experience, confidence and results using your own model of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, SONY and Olympus camera. In addition it’s all done at home... in your own time... and with a certified instructor and experienced, award-winning photographer only an e-mail away. This course promises to strip away that intimidation factor so often experienced by first-time owners/users. Learn with detailed explanations, step-by-step instructions, dozens of colour photographs and student tasks covering every aspect of d-SLR cameras and d-SLR photography. Discover how to use timesaving shortcuts and how to navigate and understand menus and menu items. Investigate and practice shooting in AUTO, the pre-programmed modes, SCN modes, Live View and even the specialty modes. An introduction to the Creative Modes is also included. Learn to set up your camera to target and shoot moving subjects with confidence and accuracy. All this and much, much more. The final assignment invites students to submit photographs for a professional judging of the technical and compositional merits of their own work. COA 178 - d-SLR Cameras II: The Creative Modes 1 This logical follow-on to the d-SLR Cameras I: Camera Basics course offers an in-depth, task-based exploration of the four basic Creative Modes: Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual mode. The course also includes Canon’s ADEP mode and the newer specialty creative modes such as Pentax’s TAv mode. Watch the quality of your photographs improve after you learn more advanced techniques such as using Exposure Compensation, White Balance and ISO to solve common photographic challenges or to enhance your photographic creativity. The final assignment invites students to submit photographs for a professional judging of the technical and compositional merits of their own work.
COA 199 - d-SLR Cameras III: 1 Advanced Features and Functions This third in a trio of online d-SLR camera courses takes your d-SLR camera expertise, and your photography, to the level of the pros! Investigate with practical (creative and corrective) applications such advanced-level features and functions as: White Balance (Custom WB, Kelvin, four-color WB shifts & WB bracketing), Metering modes, Exposure Compensation (corrective and creative uses), ISO, noise (grain) & Noise Reduction filtering, Bracketing shots including WB bracketing, Drive Modes, understanding and using Picture Styles/Picture Controls, AE-L/AF-L locks, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, RAW and RAW processing and much, much more. COA 188 - Real Estate Photography for Real Estate Professionals: First Impressions are Everything This course has been developed to directly address the needs of today’s Real Estate professionals in helping to create the perfect first (photographic) impression of your listing whether for use in print format or on the Internet. The technical aspects, functions and features of your pointand-shoot or d-SLR camera digital camera can be daunting. You’ll investigate when AUTO just doesn’t cut it and how to move beyond into other shooting modes. Targeting and auto-focus modes will be introduced to ensure your focus 1 is crystal clear and, in addition, you’ll learn more advanced features such as how, when and why to set and use Flash, ISO, White Balance, Exposure . This course will allow you to creatively and confidently tackle photographing in small/ large spaces, outdoors/indoors, using artistic angles and under challenging lighting conditions. Staging, time of day, equipment … these are all subjects that are invaluable in producing the exceptional shot … and you’ll learn them all! Upon the completion of the course you’ll have no question that you now know how to set up your camera and your listing to get guaranteed results every time. The final assignment invites students to submit photographs for a professional judging of the technical and compositional merits of their own work.
FA 068 - First Click: A New Look at Photography This course includes an overview of the most common camera types and their features, lenses and their uses, basic accessories and flash. Also to be discussed are film choices, exposure, depth-of-field and composition. If you don’t yet have a camera, the first part of this course will help you to make an informed purchasing decision. If you already own a camera, and feel that you have some basic photographic skills, this course will fill in the blanks and then take you forward into the topics of upgrading equipment and an overview of alternate formats, exposure control, close-up photography, and creative seeing. There will be some ‘shooting assignments’, and to benefit most from these, it is recommended that students have access to a camera (film or digital) with the ability to manually adjust the shutter and aperture. FA 069 - Collecting & Using Vintage Cameras Cleaning out the attic, and came across an old movie camera? Cruising a garage sale and wondering if the box full of dusty photographic gear is really worth 10 dollars? Many older cameras were built simply and well, and have survived in usable condition. There is a special thrill that comes from creating images with cameras designed for a different time. This course will lead you through the steps of searching for photographically useful vintage gear. The emphasis will be on identifying potentially usable older cameras and the testing procedures for them, as well as sourcing obscure films and accessories. You will also learn about the pitfalls, peculiarities and the sheer ‘purity’ of making photographs and movies with these traditional technologies. FA 065 - The Analog Darkroom for the Digital Age Darkrooms are as old as photography itself - but things have changed - today’s darkroom is no longer the necessity that it was in the Victorian Age, now it has become an important tool in the creative arsenal of the digital age. Regardless of the eventual imaging technology, even a modest darkroom can add that touch of magic not obtainable any other way. This comprehensive starter course for those with an interest in ‘doing their own’ will cover designing and constructing the physical space required for a darkroom, choosing the right equipment, basic film developing and print making. Also, specialized materials and techniques useful for creative intermediate steps in video/movie/digital imaging will be covered.
SOCIAL MEDIA COSS 218 - Easy Word Press 1 What is all this talk about WordPress and Blogging? Do you want to build a website but don’t know where to start? No website or programming experience necessary, if you know how to use Word you can create a website. You will learn how to use the WordPress dashboard, add themes and plugins, create your first post and first page, add widgets and sidebars and make your website Social Media friendly. You will leave with a brand new website you can update yourself, dozens of tips and tricks about using WordPress and a better understanding of what websites need to be successful.
WELLNESS PIR 290 - Body and Mind in Balance 1 Get inspired, eliminate stress and create a spiritual well being! Connect with yourself on a DAILY basis, decide what you need and then follow through to make it happen. This is a powerful course that will help you discover a threestage inspired action plan, uncover challenges that could be slowing you down, develop clear goals and vision as well as a great sense of personal awareness. It’s all about deciding what YOU need and taking small steps to move forward on your journey to a holistic lifestyle.
WINERY ASSISTANT WINE 21 - Introduction to Grapes and Wine This course will introduce the various legal, health, historical, production, viticultural regions and marketing aspects of the wine trade in Canada. An overview of wine styles from around the world; packaging and presentation; cellaring; sensory evaluation; wine and food and wine marketing will be included. Pre-requisite: Must be 19 years of age or older. Internet access is required. (Completion time is six months).
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DISTANCE EDUCATION Anthropology English Communications Psychology Sociology Fine Arts History Economics Social Work
Distance Education: IS It for you? DISTANCE EDUCATION: IS IT FOR YOU? Are you wondering if Distance Education is the right choice for you? You have likely heard many diverse opinions on the subject, and you may still be undecided. Here are a couple thoughts that may help you with your decision. Distance Education courses are easier than on-campus courses. Whether you are taking a university credit, certificate, or general interest course, be prepared to spend the same amount of time on your online course as you would on an in-class course. Many students think they can effortlessly glide through a Distance Education course, get a good grade, and move on to the next class. Okanagan College Distance Education courses are developed with reading schedules, assignments, quizzes, and examinations, to ensure quality education. Depending on the course type, your Distance Education tutor either expects readings to be done and assignments submitted according to a time schedule, or the course can be built on a self-paced model. Either way, you are expected to learn the course material and to demonstrate your understanding by completing assignments and examinations. The quality of Distance Education courses is lower than when you attend the course on-campus. Okanagan College Distance Education university transfer courses are developed by faculty members, and certificate and general interest courses are developed by qualified instructors, hired by the college. The curriculum is designed to be equivalent to on-campus courses, demonstrating the same learning outcomes and satisfying the Education Council requirements, where applicable. Once you complete your education with us, your official Okanagan College transcript will give the same weight to a Distance Education course, as to an on-campus course.
Distance Education courses are for people who live in remote areas and cannot commute to the college. Yes they are, and they are also for working adults in rural and urban centers, for parents who stay home to raise their children, for on-campus students who have conflicting schedules, or for those who need to catch up or get ahead. Distance Education courses are more expensive than on-campus courses. To accommodate students who donâ€™t have access to the Okanagan College bookstore, your Distance Education course fee includes all you will need for your course. The cost of materials, textbooks and course packs are added to your tuition fee. The Distance Education department supports and encourages sustainable initiatives. If you can borrow the same textbook that we use from a friend, we will reverse the fees for the textbook. If you would like to look for your textbooks in used bookstores, please call us to ensure that you buy the same edition that we use. Distance Education tuition and on-campus tuition have to be the same, as ruled by the Okanagan College policy. I need above average computer skills. If you are not familiar with the computer systems and cannot easily move around in a virtual environment, you may become frustrated and find your course difficult. Our IT help desk is available to students who need assistance with any technical difficulties.
What if I need help during my course? How can I ask questions if I donâ€™t understand a concept? We hire a professional, qualified tutor for each of our Distance Education courses. Your tutor will provide guidance, support, and evaluation. Depending on the course type, you can contact your tutor by phone, email, or through your Blackboard course shell. If your course uses Blackboard, you will also be able to communicate with your fellow Distance Education students taking the same course. Our department will assist you with any administration related questions you may have, such as invigilated examination schedules, registration, material distribution etc.
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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PREPARE TO WORK IN: • HOSPITALS • COMMUNITY PHARMACIES • RELATED PHARMACEUTICAL FIELDS
• Learn to prepare medication for dispensing • Compound pharmaceuticals • Prepare aseptic products • Conduct purchasing and merchandising duties, and much more www.okanagan.bc.ca/distance
DISTANCE EDUCATION Accounting Certificate Human Resources Management Certificate Accounting Diploma Human Resources Management Diploma
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This course book lists all of the options available to students who wish to take classes at Okanagan College online.