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Why Choose OC? Get Connected Study at OC University Studies in Arts University Studies in Science Technologies Health and Social Development Computer Science Okanagan School of Business Food, Wine and Tourism Trades and Apprenticeship Continuing Studies Foundational Programs Aboriginal Services International Education Services for Students Financial Aid & Awards Admission Requirements Apply to OC
(the things that we do) One of Okanagan College’s key directions is working with, and learning from, the Indigenous community. The College is dedicated to providing culturally relevant support to Aboriginal students as they journey toward their personal, educational and career goals. Each year the College hosts a powwow, Aboriginal Career Fairs, recognition ceremonies and other cultural events. Thoughtful Aboriginal spaces can be found on each campus including Indigenous outdoor gardens – the na’ʔk’wulam n and k’nmalka sә nqâltә n gardens – that celebrate and recognize the traditional ways and knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the region. Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon campuses are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx-Okanagan people and our Salmon Arm campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc people.
THE OC ADVANTAGE We are a community of learning, rich with cultural diversity and academic support. With smaller class sizes, industryexperienced professors, hands-on learning with co-op and practicum opportunities, and affordable tuition, we put learner success at the heart of everything we do. Thatâ€™s what we like to call the OC advantage. At Okanagan College, we are dedicated to providing the skills, training and education to help achieve your goals. We are proud to offer courses and programs in a wide range of subject areas to best meet your needs.
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GET CONNECTED People come from all over the world to live, work and study here. Our four campuses are nestled in B.C.’s beautiful southern interior known for its turquoise lakes and sandy beaches, arts and culture, fruit, wine, craft beer and spirits.
Experience OC for yourself
Revel in a dynamic region. Taste the locally grown food. Sip award-winning wine and soak in the beauty that is your own backyard.
meet professors and find the right program for you.
Live in one of the most desirable regions in British Columbia and take advantage of our ultimate fourseason lifestyle filled with endless opportunities to ski, swim, kayak, bike, golf, climb and more.
Campus tours – Meet students, see classrooms, visit labs and get a feel for the lay of the land at OC.
Student for a day – Become a student for a day, Open houses – Make a smooth transition to college with our Jump Start sessions, learn about specific programs and meet instructors at our various info nights. Attend any OC recruiting event and enter for your chance to win a $5,000 tuition voucher. Full details at: okanagan.bc.ca/tuitiongiveaway Visit okanagan.bc.ca/becomeastudent for events on each campus.
EXPERIENCES & AMENITIES • Long Night Against Procrastination • Gymnasium and fitness centre • Enactus Okanagan College • State-of-the-art welding centre • Taste of India celebration • Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence • BC Beverage Technology Access Centre UNIQUE PROGRAMS: • Criminal & Social Justice • Human Kinetics • Viticulture & Wine Studies • Sustainable Construction Management Technology • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
PENTICTON Okanagan College’s Penticton campus offers education in a lively and energetic environment, featuring some of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in Canada.
EXPERIENCES & AMENITIES • Fitness centre • State-of-the-art Trades Training Complex • Career fairs • Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest UNIQUE PROGRAMS: • Audio Engineering • Culinary and Pastry Arts • Bachelor of Business Administration • Post-baccalaureate programs • Environmental Studies • Technologies
KELOWNA Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus offers a variety of activities and connections in a diverse and welcoming atmosphere, among the most sustainable educational environments in the country.
VERNON Okanagan College’s Vernon campus offers quality education and training in a casual and relaxed environment overlooking the stunning Kalamalka Lake – where the dedicated learning community focuses on students’ success.
EXPERIENCES & AMENITIES • Kalamalka Indigenous Garden • Enactus Okanagan College • State-of-the-art Trades Training Centre • Spa Training Centre • The Bunker letterpress printshop UNIQUE PROGRAMS: • Writing & Publishing • Esthetics & Nail Technology • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
SALMON ARM Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus is small and big in the best ways. Opportunity meets community with a full range of academic and vocational programs, coupled with personalized support. This is a welcoming campus with a big heart.
EXPERIENCES & AMENITIES • Gathering Place potlucks • On-call therapy dogs • Student lounge piano • Paint & Sip nights • Bowling nights • Launch-a-Preneur with Enactus Okanagan College UNIQUE PROGRAMS: • Resistance and Revolution focus in Arts • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN
ARTS Immerse yourself in different cultures, new perspectives and timely historical insights. Communicate in new ways and dig up answers to long-standing and emerging questions facing todayâ€™s world.
Develop your critical thinking and research skills with the two-year Associate of Arts degree at OC. This program has more than 300 courses in 23 subject areas and will prepare you for future education and rewarding careers in social work, publishing, education, counselling, media, criminology and more.
AREAS OF STUDY Anthropology Communications Criminology Earth and Environmental Science Economics English Fine Arts Gender, Sexuality and Womenâ€™s Studies Geography History Indigenous Studies Modern Languages Philosophy Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology
ASSOCIATE DEGREE Associate of Arts
DIPLOMAS Communications, Culture and Journalism Studies Criminal and Social Justice Environmental Studies International Development Writing and Publishing
CERTIFICATE Advanced Certificate in Communication
TAKE YOUR EDUCATION
Start your university degree at OC. Take first- and second-year arts courses that are fully transferable to universities throughout British Columbia and other institutions across Canada. Find out more at bctransferguide.ca.
“Coming to OC is hands down the best educational experience I’ve ever had. I love how flexible the programming is at the College, the community spirit and that everyone is willing to help you with whatever you need. You can tailor OC to the experience you’re looking for.” Zulma Suarez-Lopez Advanced Certificate in Communication
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UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN
SCIENCE Build a strong academic foundation and develop your skills to think critically, experiment, analyze, solve problems and even pioneer new ways of thinking about local, national and global issues.
The two-year Associate of Science degree positions you to pursue careers such as a veterinarian, pharmacist, dentist, optometrist, chemist, doctor, astronomer and more. Get the best start possible to your career at Okanagan College with small class sizes, dedicated professors and hands-on instruction in a dynamic learning environment.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE Associate of Science
DIPLOMAS Human Kinetics Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics
AREAS OF STUDY Applied Science Astronomy Biology Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Physics Statistics
“The professors are so helpful and it’s easy to see their passion for their subject and guiding students. I feel like I have unlimited access to my professors because of the small class sizes and I would recommend anyone thinking about starting post-secondary to come to OC.”
TAKE YOUR EDUCATION
ANYWHERE Start your university degree at OC. Take firstand second-year science courses that are fully transferable to universities throughout British Columbia and other institutions across Canada. Find out more at bctransferguide.ca.
Lukas Sware Associate of Science Degree
In B.C., there will be 71,500 job openings, 41,900 replacement jobs and 29,600 expansion positions in natural/applied science by 2028.
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TECHNOLOGIES Kick off your career as an animator, IT professional, engineering technologist, water treatment plant operator or a sustainable construction manager. Get job-ready education with the technical know-how, versatile skills, training and real-world experience youâ€™ll acquire through Okanagan Collegeâ€™s technology programs.
2D/3D Animation Civil Engineering Technology Electronic Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Sustainable Construction Management Technology Water Engineering Technology
Sustainable Studies Post-Diploma
3,319 new jobs will be created by 2025 (53.1% of the estimated current workforce).
BRIDGE TO A DEGREE Turn your Engineering Technology diploma from Okanagan College into a degree at UBC Okanagan and other Canadian universities.
START YOUR CAREER EARLY Earn a competitive edge and get a head start on your career by taking advantage of the Collegeâ€™s co-op program and work-integrated learning opportunities. Visit okanagan.bc.ca/coop for details.
The Okanagan is home to over 200 animation, film and digital media firms and employs 2,450 people. In B.C. there are 6,247 employees in the water and wastewater sector workforce, over 2,300 job openings expected by 2028.
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“I’ve always been passionate about working with children, it runs in my family. Children bring me such joy and I can’t wait to be in a career I am so passionate about, following in my mother’s footsteps. After I complete my diploma and begin working in my industry, I’d like to continue on to a degree in education and become an elementary school teacher.” Jennifer Sharp Early Childhood Education Salmon Arm Métis Association member
There will be over 8,800 job openings for early childhood educators and assistants in B.C. by 2028.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Choose a rewarding career in the health care industry providing excellence in patient and client care. Learn from industry-leading instructors in a dynamic small classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention and create lasting relationships with your classmates.
A new $18.9-million Health Sciences Centre will open at the Kelowna campus in September 2020.
Okanagan College’s health and social development programs provide you with the theoretical, technical and practical training needed for a successful career.
19,600 Registered Nurses will be needed in B.C. by 2028.
DEGREE Bachelor of Science in Nursing (years 1 and 2; bridge into years 3 and 4 at the University of British Columbia Okanagan)
DIPLOMAS Early Childhood Education Human Kinetics Human Service Work Practical Nursing Therapist Assistant
CERTIFICATES Certified Dental Assistant Health Care Assistant Pharmacy Technician Additional health certificates are offered through OC’s Continuing Studies department. View page 36 for a full list of programming.
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GET REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Take advantage of industry connections and co-op work experience to enter the workforce feeling confident about your future. Learn more about co-op opportunities by visiting okanagan.bc.ca/coop.
“Coding and technology skills are incredibly valuable in many jobs at the moment and I’m so happy that I now get to do something for work that I have so much fun doing. During my second year at OC, I began working part-time at a local software company and am planning to begin a full-time position as a software developer for that company after I graduate.” Sally Nimmo Diploma in Computer Information Systems
COMPUTER SCIENCE Focus your education on the latest trends, find solutions and stay ahead of the curve as you learn the technical, practical and theoretical skills employers look for in the competitive tech industry. In both the four-year Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree and two-year diploma programs, students learn from industry-leading instructors, work with the latest equipment and systems and gain practical experience working on projects with local companies.
DEGREE Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
DIPLOMA Computer Information Systems
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Bursting with start-ups and innovative technology firms, the Okanaganâ€™s $1.67-billion tech sector is home to more than 693 tech companies, employs more than 12,000 people and is constantly growing.
DEGREE Bachelor of Business Administration
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Okanagan Collegeâ€™s School of Business has a national reputation for excellence in shaping future accountants, financial planners, HR advisors, managers, pilots, administrators and marketing experts.
Business degree and diploma students can choose from six specialty areas:
The comprehensive business degree, diploma and certificate programs allow you to grow and hone your skills and prepare you for success in the fast-paced and ever-changing world. Each program combines theory and hands-on applied practices from professors who are experts in their fields. Student associations, clubs and competition teams provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.
In B.C., there will be 151,400 job openings, 104,200 replacement jobs and 47,200 expansion positions in business, finance and administration by 2028.
Business Administration Commercial Aviation Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Marketing and Data Analytics Marketing Human Resources Management Tourism Management
Accounting Finance Human Resources Management Tourism and Hospitality Management Management Marketing
CERTIFICATES Accounting/Bookkeeping Administrative Assistant Business Administration Business Studies Legal Administrative Assistant (Corporate/Conveyancing or Litigation) Medical Administrative Assistant Office Assistant Office Management Post-Diploma Certificate in Business Administration
GET INVOLVED Join Enactus OC, Okanagan Business Students’ Association, Accounting Club, Human Resources Management Club or Marketing Club. Learn more at okanagan.bc.ca/osbconnect. “I joined Enactus in my first year and have been involved in many projects. Enactus has not only given me valuable experience but also the chance to do something good for our community.” Karsten Ensz
“Okanagan College has offered me so many opportunities and provided me with the resources to help me succeed. The professors and staff all try their hardest to provide you with the tools you’ll need to get the job you want after school. I feel confident that I’ll finish school with experience and connections in the community.” Karsten Ensz Bachelor of Business Administration Enactus OC member
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FIND YOUR PATH Become a caterer, cellar hand, executive chef, pastry chef, restaurant manager, sous chef, tour operator, viticulturist, vineyard owner and operator, or a winery assistant.
“Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I knew I would get the best knowledge, skills and experiences at Okanagan College. You have the opportunity to learn under many amazing chefs who teach you all sorts of different techniques and styles. I’d have to say the best part about this program is the many events and competitions students have the opportunity to participate in. I’ve worked with some of the best chefs in Canada because of this.” Simon Dufresne Culinary Arts certificate, dual-credit student
FOOD, WINE AND TOURISM Let your senses guide you to career opportunities worth savouring. Add renowned chefs and experienced winemakers to state-of-the-art learning facilities in a region with award-winning vineyards and destination amenities, and you get a recipe for success in the food, wine and tourism industries. Choose from a range of programs in Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality, and Viticulture and Wine Studies that will prepare you to provide outstanding experiences for guests, from crafting delicious farm-to-table dishes to uncovering flavour nuances in wine.
DEGREE Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality Management)
DIPLOMAS Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Tourism Management Culinary Management
CERTIFICATES Culinary Arts Pastry Arts Viticulture Wine Sales Winery Assistant
The Okanagan tourism industry accounts for $337 million in visitor spending. OC also has one of the best pass rates in the country for the Red Seal program.
APPRENTICESHIP Professional Cook
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TRADES AND APPRENTICESHIP Gain the skills to build a successful career in the trades. Learn techniques from industry leading instructors and get hands-on experience with the latest equipment and technologies in state-of-the-art training facilities. Okanagan College has been the regionâ€™s leading producer of tradespeople for more than 50 years, helping to meet the provincial demand for skilled workers. B.C. labour analysis forecasts one million job openings across the province by 2022, and over 40 per cent of those will require skills you can acquire with training at Okanagan College.
APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING Automotive Glass Technician Automotive Painter Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Automotive Service Technician Carpenter Construction Electrician Diesel Engine Mechanic Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician Plumber Professional Cook Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Sheet Metal Worker Steamfitter/Pipefitter Transport Trailer Technician Truck and Transport Mechanic Welder
DIPLOMA Automotive Service Technology Collision Repair and Refinishing In B.C., there will be 106,700 job openings in trades, transport and equipment operators by 2028.
18% of B.C. Aerospace companies are located in the Central Okanagan.
N A RED SE R A BECOME A JOURNEYPERSON
B.C. has one of the largest Aerospace sectors in Canada and generates $2.4 billion in revenue and employs more than 8,000 people.
Apprenticeship technical training levels 1 to 4 okanagan.bc.ca/apprenticeship
FOUNDATION CERTIFICATES (PRE-APPRENTICESHIP) Aircraft Maintenance Technician Aircraft Maintenance Engineer S-Licence Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Automotive Service Technician Carpenter Carpenter/Joiner Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician Electrician Heavy Mechanical Plumbing and Piping Trades Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Sheet Metal Worker Studio Woodworking Welder
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CONTINUING STUDIES Pursue an education that works for your life, your business and your career with a Continuing Studies professional certificate. Get the boost you need to update your skills, stay on-trend with industry advances and take your career to the next level. Experience a dynamic learning environment, choose if you want to study part-time, full-time, on-campus or by distance education and say yes to a Continuing Studies certificate for year-round accessible, affordable and accelerated learning. Recognized by employers nation-wide, Okanagan College offers a variety of certificate programs to choose from.
CERTIFICATES COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Advanced Geographic Information Systems Audio Engineering and Music Production AutoCAD Skills Blockchain
BUSINESS Basic Accounting Bookkeeping Leadership Skills Project Management
EDUCATION Aboriginal Community Support Worker Autism Spectrum Education Assistant Teaching English as a Second Language
EMPLOYMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Building Service Worker Esthetics and Nail Technology Floral Design Interior Decorating Landscape Horticulture Learner-Centred Instructor Occupational Health and Safety
HEALTH Dental Office Administrative Assistant Gastroenterology Nursing Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Medical Office Assistant Nursing Unit Assistant PeriAnesthesia Nursing
WINE & FOOD Viticulture Wine Sales Winery Assistant
“The best parts of this program are all of the connections you can make, the practicum placement, the kindness and support of everyone on campus and the extra opportunities you can take advantage of to further your skills. I took part in the Vancouver Spa Show, a master make-up class and more. I was even offered a job at the prestigious spa where I completed my practicum.” Candace Brockman Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
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FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAMS The opportunities ahead of you are endless. Okanagan College’s Foundational programs offer the boost you need to achieve your educational goals. Our dedicated teachers, small classes and individual attention will support you to get you where you want to be.
“I have always had a love for math and science and wanted to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Science. Having moved to B.C. late in high school, I didn’t have the opportunity to take chemistry and realized I couldn’t complete many of the required first-year post-secondary classes without it. Luckily, I was able to attain my Grade 11 and 12 requirements through upgrading at OC while also taking some of my first-year courses in sciences towards my degree.” Alli Macdonald Associate of Science Degree Former upgrading student
UPGRADE YOUR FUTURE
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (UPGRADING) Complete your prerequisites or improve your high school marks to get into the program of your choice with upgrading in a variety of subjects. Adult learners can obtain their high school graduation requirement with the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood). Adult Basic Education and English Language Certificate (ELC) are tuitionfree for domestic students. There is also significant financial aid available for qualifying students to cover other education costs such as supplies and transportation. Learn more at okanagan.bc.ca/abe.
ADULT SPECIAL EDUCATION Discover courses and certificate programs specifically designed for students with special learning needs who wish to work on employment preparation skills, academic skills and independent living skills.
• Advanced Skills • Basic Skills – A • Basic Skills – B • Preparing for Access to Careers and Education (PACE) • Supported Access to Modified Education (SAME)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING Okanagan College offers ELC and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels to ensure students reach their English oral, written and comprehension proficiency goals.
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ABORIGINAL SERVICES We celebrate the rich culture and heritage that all students bring to Okanagan College and are proud to provide a respectful learning environment. We value community and growing our partnerships and dialogue with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada. We invite you to join our community.
“In between classes, you can almost always find me in the Aboriginal Student Centre, whether it be to grab a quick coffee or to use the computer lab to work on a paper. When I’m not there doing school work, I’m there working as an Aboriginal Peer Mentor. Aboriginal Services offers help in whatever way I need it. I even received the Okanagan College Aboriginal Students Bursary this term which helped relieve financial stress.” Rebecca Dalhuisen Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, Manitoba Aboriginal Peer Mentor Associate of Arts Degree, Psychology
Attending post-secondary is an exciting new chapter in your life and we are here to help you realize your goals. While attending the College, you will have access to various supports from Aboriginal Services, to help navigate through school while still achieving balance. Here are some of the services we offer:
Aboriginal Transition Planners Aboriginal Transition Planners are one of your primary resources while you attend OC. They are a main point of contact for recruitment and act as community liaisons. They will help you apply to the right program, secure funding or sponsorship for your various academic needs, navigate resources and provide post-secondary transition support.
Aboriginal Student Centres Okanagan College provides gathering places for students at each campus. Enjoy coffee, snacks, study spaces and a comfortable area to relax in between classes and to connect with your peers.
Peer Mentorship Connect with a peer mentor at each campus. Mentors are current Aboriginal students who have been in your shoes before and can provide insight, support and guidance to help you on your educational journey.
Aboriginal Student Awards There is more than $50,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards available to Aboriginal students at OC. There is also a variety of other scholarships, awards, bursaries or grants available to Aboriginal students through community or government programs.
Cultural Programming We provide a series of workshops and ongoing supports at each campus aimed to uphold traditions and enrich the studentsâ€™ experience at Okanagan College. With our visiting Elders program, students may choose to receive support and guidance from Elders who have distinct traditional knowledge that we recognize has immense importance and value to our students. Our Aboriginal Student Centres facilitate ongoing workshops, from traditional beading, moccasin making, to storytelling and drum groups.
CONTACT AN ABORIGINAL TRANSITION PLANNER Kelowna campus 250-762-5445, ext. 4498
Penticton campus 250-492-4305, ext. 3280
Vernon campus 250-545-7291, ext. 2284
Salmon Arm campus 250-832-2126, ext. 8275
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EDUCATION Global perspectives and experiences give students an edge in today’s connected world. More than 1,700 students from 63 countries study at four campuses, learning Canadian and Indigenous culture while building relationships with peers all over the globe. Enjoy an immersive experience at Okanagan College including small class sizes, student-centred instruction and quality learning supports.
“Canada’s education system is serious and you can really learn something here. The tuition is cheaper at Okanagan College and the professors are so interesting and so good at what they do. Last semester, I worked really hard on my essay writing skills and I got 83/100 on one of my research papers. The College’s Learning Centre is so helpful. You can bring your assignments to the Centre and they will help you understand what the assignment is and what my professors are expecting of me.” YiXian Chen (Claudia) Associate of Arts Degree Zhengzhou, China
STUDY ABROAD Expand your horizons and develop a deeper understanding of other cultures by studying abroad. Students can enrich their education with numerous study abroad opportunities at one of the College’s 23 partner institutions in 16 countries around the world.
“I came to Canada – the Okanagan region – for the first time in 2006 and was captivated by the scenery and the welcoming people. When I went back home, I kept thinking about Canada and decided to move back for my education. I have always had a passion for technology and it’s beyond impressive when I look back at how much I knew before I started the program and how much I know now that I’m finishing, and I couldn’t be any prouder I chose this institution.” Collins Ahize Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Port Harcourt, Nigeria
FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS The value of your education will last a lifetime. Financial barriers should not be an obstacle to achieving your dreams. Explore the numerous awards, scholarships and bursaries available to you and visit the Financial Aid & Awards office to find the support you need to make education feasible. Learn about funding options, student loan information and financial support.
SOLUTIONS THAT FIT YOUR NEEDS • Scholarships: based on academic performance • Bursaries: based on demonstrated financial need • Emergency funds: life can be unpredictable – we’re here to help Over $1 million available in awards, with over $50,000 available specially for Aboriginal students
OC High School Entrance Awards (60+) Applications: open October 1, 2019; close March 6, 2020 (subject to change) OC General Entrance Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries (400+) Applications: open March 1, 2020; close September 15, 2020
APPLY FOR AWARDS ONLINE okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS Discover the comprehensive range of support services at Okanagan College to take your educational experience to the next level. Visit your campus administrative office for information on all of the following: • • • • • • • •
Aboriginal Services Academic Advising Accessibility Services Alumni Association Campus Athletics, Recreation & Student Life Campus Stores Co-operative Education Counselling Services
• Financial Aid & Awards • Food Services • Graduate & Student Employment • Learning Centres • Library • Parking Services • Student Housing • Student Union/Association
CAMPUS LIVING Ready to call Kelowna home while you study at Okanagan College? The on-campus Skaha Place residences make it easy to get to class on time and make friends with your College peers, all while discovering the dynamic neighbouring Pandosy Village with its restaurants, boutiques and grocery stores within walking distance. Call toll-free 1-800-608-3124 or visit okanagan.bc.ca/housing for information.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM OFFERINGS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Okanagan College offers a wide range of credentials in a variety of disciplines. Many programs and courses transfer to universities in B.C. and beyond. Fall, winter and summer sessions, combined with the opportunities for full-time, part-time and distance learning, offer students flexible learning options. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent (see: Mature Applicants) is required for entry into all degree, diploma, associate degree and most certificate programs. See the Calendar at okanagan.bc.ca/calendar for complete admission and minimum grade requirements for all programs. ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS: Most programs that require English 12 will also accept English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education English. Communications 12 is not acceptable for most programs. Applicants without English 12 can complete the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam to satisfy the English requirements of most programs at Okanagan College. MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Most programs that require Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or another science will also accept the equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) course. Challenge tests or competency exams may be available for some programs. Details can be found in the Calendar. As the B.C. secondary school mathematics curriculum changes frequently, other courses may be acceptable.
REGULAR APPLICANTS: Regular applicants are considered students who graduated from secondary school (or equivalent) or are currently enrolled in Grade 12. MATURE APPLICANTS: Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time secondary school for at least one year prior to commencement of their program. Grade 12 graduation is not required (unless specified), but the applicant must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements. OUT OF PROVINCE APPLICANTS: All requirements are listed with B.C. secondary school curriculum. For provincial equivalencies, visit okanagan.bc.ca/equivalencies. TUITION AND FEES: Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Costs typically include all ancillary fees except Health and Dental coverage. Course textbooks and materials are usually not included. See okanagan.bc.ca/tuition for more details. NOTES: The admission requirements listed on the following pages are current as of the publication date. Please be advised that admission requirements may have changed. All prospective students are advised to see Okanagan Collegeâ€™s online Calendar for detailed admission requirements for every program.
okanagan.bc.ca/calendar LEGEND Campus: P = Penticton, K = Kelowna , V = Vernon, SA = Salmon Arm , NLC = Northern Lights College Centre: R = Revelstoke, O = Oliver Delivery: PT = Part-time, FT = Full-time, D = Distance Prerequisites: PREC = Pre-Calculus, AWM = Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics, FM = Foundations of Mathematics, FM/P = Foundations of Mathematics and PreCalculus, ENG = English, COM = Communications, PNUR = Pre-Practical Nursing Anatomy and Physiology, BIO = Biology, PHYS = Physics, CHEM = Chemistry, BUAD = Business Administration, OADO = Office Administration online, OADM = Office Administration, BAC = Basic Accounting, ACCT = Accounting, CF = Computer Fundamentals, WPM = typing words per minute, LIFE = Life Science, ATPH = Anatomy and Physiology, MSFD = File and Desktop Management * Co-op Length determined based on full-time, unless otherwise specified. These are domestic requirements. Additional requirements are non-academic admission requirements that can be found in the Calendar.
TUITION & FEES
One year Two years
2379.31 total FT/PT up to 4631.38 per year FT/PT/D
60 post-secondary credits with 67% in all ENG/COM courses ENG 12 60%
Two years 60 credits
4520.32 per year 8804.89 total
ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 50% or test Any degree in any business or science program. Any non-business or nonscience degree may be admitted with tests.
Four years Two years Two years One year 18 credits 18 credits 60 credits
K/V/P/SA K/V/P/SA R K/V/P/SA K/V/P/SA K/V/P/SA K
5258.68 per year 5258.68 per year 5258.68 per year 5258.68 per year 3572.56 total 3572.56 total 8804.89 total
FT/PT/D FT/PT/D FT FT/PT/D FT/PT/D FT/PT/D FT/PT
60 credits 60 credits 60 credits 21 weeks
K/V K K K
5258.68 per year 5258.68 per year 5258.68 per year 2624.17 total
FT/PT/D FT/D FT/D FT/D
Administrative Assistant Certificate Office Management Certificate
37 weeks 30 credits
4501.28 total 5258.68 total
Commercial Aviation Diploma
20 weeks Legal Administrative Assistant Corporate/ Conveyancing Certificate Legal Administrative Assistant Litigation Certificate 18 weeks
UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN ARTS Advanced Certificate in Communications Associate of Arts Degree, Diplomas in: Criminal and Social Justice, Environmental Studies, International Development, Writing and Publishing and Communications, Culture and Journalism Studies UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN SCIENCE Associate of Science Degree Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics BUSINESS Bachelor of Business Administration * Business Administration Diploma * Tourism Management Diploma * Business Administration Certificate Business Studies Certificate Post-Diploma Certificate in Business Administration Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate
Medical Administration Assistant Certificate
Office Assistant Certificate COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS Bachelor of Computer Information Systems * Computer Information Systems Diploma * TRADES AND APPRENTICESHIP Aircraft Maintenance Technician Diploma
ENG 12 70%; PREC 12 60% or FM 12 60% or AWM 12 60% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test Graduates from a diploma or degree in Business Administration from OC Any degree in any business or science program. Any non-business or non-science degree may be admitted with tests. Degree in anything other than Business, Commerce or Accounting Any degree other than those with a Marketing specialty Any degree other than those with a Human Resources specialty ENG 11 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test; or OC Office Assistant Certificate ENG 11 50% or test PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test; completion of 10-month Administrative Assistant program or department permission ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test; Cat 1 Aviation Medical; letter of recommendation. Private Pilot License for Sept. start. ENG 11 50% or test; administrative assistant experience or test; or OC Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent ENG 11 50% or test; administrative assistant experience or test; or OC Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent ENG 11 50% or test; administrative assistant experience or test; or OC Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent ENG 11 50% or test
Four years Two years
4832.41 per year 4832.41 per year
ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or FM 12 67% or PREC 11 67% or FM 11 67% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or FM 12 67% or PREC 11 67% or FM 11 67% or test
ENG 11 60% or ENG 12 60% or COM 11 60% or COM 12 60% or test; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 67% or AWM 11 67% or test
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer â€˜Sâ€™ License Foundation Certificate
9161.86 total (not including 18 week Term at NLC) 7396.90 total
ENG 11 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test; additional requirements
TUITION & FEES
Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Foundation Certificate Automotive Service Technician Foundation Certificate Automotive Service Technology Diploma Carpenter Foundation Certificate Carpenter and Joiner Foundation Certificate Collision Repair and Refinishing Diploma Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician Foundation Certificate Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Foundation Certificate Plumbing and Piping Trades Certificate Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Foundation Certificate Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Sheet Metal Worker Foundation Certificate Studio Woodworking Foundation Certificate Trades Technology Teacher Education Diploma Welding Foundation Certificate TECHNOLOGIES Animation Diploma * Civil Engineering Technology Diploma *
ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test
ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test
Two years 30 weeks 30 weeks Two years 38 weeks
K K/V/P/SA/R K K K
12192.20 total 3955.84 total 4172.20 total 12192.20 total 5513.12 total
FT FT FT FT FT
ENG 11 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or test ENG 11 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test
24 weeks 38 weeks 23 weeks 25 weeks 31 weeks
K/V/P/SA/R K K K/V/P/SA K
3353.68 total 5261.72 total 4101.61 total 3490.10 total 3899.36 total
FT FT FT FT FT
ENG 12 50% or test; PREC 11 67% or FM 11 67% or AWM 11 67% or test ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test Completion of Welding Foundation or Welding C Certificate ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test
ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test
20 weeks 38 weeks 2 years 28 weeks
K K K K/V/P/SA
2808.00 total 6417.12 total 4835.01 total 3899.36 total
FT FT PT/FT/D FT
ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 12 60% 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60%; any Science 11 60% ENG 10 50% or test; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50% or AWM 11 50% or test
Two years Two years
25308.29 total 11683.41 total
Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma * Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma * Network and Telecommunications Engineering * Technology Diploma Sustainable Construction Management * Technology Diploma Sustainable Studies Post-Diploma Certificate
Two years Two years Two years
K K K
8828.66 total 11604.65 total 11116.98 total
FT FT FT
ENG 12 60%; portfolio assessment and interview ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or FM 12 60% or PREC 11 67% or test; PHYS 12 50% or PHYS 11 60% ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or PREC 11 67% or test; PHYS 11 60% ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or test; PHYS 11 50%
Water Engineering Technology Diploma * FOOD, WINE AND TOURISM Culinary Arts Certificate * Culinary Management Diploma * Pastry Arts Certificate * Tourism Management Diploma * Viticulture Certificate Wine Sales Certificate Winery Assistant Certificate
Completion of diploma or degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, interior design, city/urban planning or urban design ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or PREC 11 67% or test; CHEM 11 67%
50 weeks Two years 50 weeks Two years 3 months 6 months 9 months
K K K R P P P
5504.76 total 9750.06 total 6370.76 total 5258.68 per year 3259.24 total 1703.59 total 4153.54 total
FT FT FT FT FT PT/D PT
ENG 10 50% or test; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test ENG 10 50%; FM/P 10 50% or AWM 10 50% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or FM 11 60% or AWM 11 60% or test ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older; Serving it Right certificate ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older
ENG 12 60%; PREC 60% or FM 12 60% or PREC 11 67% or test ENG 12 60%; PREC 12 60% or FM 12 60% or PREC 11 67% or test
TUITION & FEES
HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Bachelor of Science in Nursing Complete Year 1 & 2 at OC and 3 & 4 at UBCO
11910.31 (year 1 & 2)
Practical Nursing Diploma
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate
Early Childhood Education Diploma Health Care Assistant Certificate Human Kinetics Diploma
Two years 6 months Two years
K K/V/P/SA P
7652.50 total 3198.25 total 4391.26 per year
FT FT FT
Human Service Work Diploma Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Two years One year
7092.76 total 9068.87 total
Therapist Assistant Diploma CONTINUING STUDIES Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate Advanced GIS Certificate Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate Autism Spectrum Certificate AutoCAD Skills Certificate Basic Accounting Certificate Blockchain Certificate Bookkeeping Certificate
ENG 12 70%; PREC 11 50% or FM 12 50%; CHEM 11 50%, CHEM 12 67%; BIO 11 50% or LIFE 11 50%, BIO 12 67% or ATPH 12 67%; all Grade 11 and 12 courses (with some exceptions) will be included in the competitive ranking process; additional requirements ENG 12 70%; PREC 11 67% or FM 11 67%; BIO 12 67%; or ATPH 12 60%, PNUR 113 70%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; BIO 12 60% or ATPH 12 60%; one of CHEM 12 60%, CHEM 11 60%, PHYS 12 60% or PHYS 11 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 67%; additional requirements ENG 11 60% or ENG 12 50%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 50% or FM 11 50%; CHEM 11 50%; one of BIO 12 50%, BIO 11 50%, LIFE 11 50%, ATPH 12 50%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; PREC 11 60% or test; CHEM 11 60%; one of BIO 12 60%, BIO 11 60%, LIFE 11 60%, ATPH 12 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; CHEM 11 50%; BIO 12 50% or ATPH 12 50%; additional requirements
5 months 5 months 7 months 4 months 3 months 3 months 4 months 5 months
K SA K K K K/V/P/SA/R N/A K/V/P/SA/D
5603.88 total 7799.00 total 9206.99 total 1883.59 total 3254.82 total 611.65 total 2400.00 total 1435.82 total
FT FT FT PT PT PT D PT/D
Building Service Worker Certificate Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate Education Assistant Certificate Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate Floral Design Certificate Gastroenterology Nursing Certificate
3 months 5 months 6 months 43 weeks 5 months 7 months
K/V/P/SA K/V K/V/P/SA/R/S V K N/A
1304.66 total 1546.82 total 4090.63 total 10500.00 total 2003.90 total 6342.00 total
PT PT FT/PT FT PT PT/D
Interior Decorating Certificate Landscape Horticulture Certificate Leadership Skills Certificate Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Medical Office Assistant Certificate Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate Occupational Health and Safety Certificate PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certificate
5 months 2 months 3 months 4 months 7 months 8 months 10 months One year 9 months
K/V/P K/V/SA V N/A K K/V/P K/P/V N/A N/A
1699.22 total 1258.64 total 2404.70 total 1043.35 total 4957.32 total 3261.47 total 5396.44 total 6237.20 total 7500.00 total
FT/PT FT/PT PT D FT PT PT D PT/D
4410.79 total 2596.75 total
4 months Project Management Certificate Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate 7 months
ENG 12 60%; additional requirements MSFD 101 60% ENG 12 60%; PREC 10 60% or FM 10 60% or test; CF 60% ENG 12 60% CF 60% No requirements ENG 12 60%; PREC 10 60% or FM 10 60% ACCT 12 73% or BAC 11 and 12 or BUAD 111 or OADO 140 and 141 or OADM 140; CF 60% ENG 10 50%; additional requirements CF; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; additional requirements Meeting with program staff Completion of Grade 10 Active practicing license with a respective provincial professional body; additional requirements No requirements No requirements No requirements Instructors who are currently working in an educational institution; ENG 12 50% ENG 12 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; CF 60%; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; PREC 10 60% or FM 10 60% or test Active practicing license with a respective provincial professional body; additional requirements ENG 12 60%; PREC 10 70% or FM 10 70% or test; additional requirements ENG 12 70%
TUITION & FEES
Viticulture Certificate Wine Sales Certificate Winery Assistant Certificate FOUNDATIONAL Adult Academic and Career Preparation (Upgrading) - Adult Basic Education Provincial Diploma - Adult Basic Education Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates Adult Special Education - Basic Skills Certificate A & B - Advanced Skills Certificate - Preparing for Access to Careers and Education - Supported Access to Modified Education Certificate English as a Second Language (ESL) - English Language Certificate - English for Academic Purposes
3 months 6 months 9 months
P P P
3259.24 total 1703.59 total 4153.54 total
FT PT/D PT
ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older; Serving it Right certificate ENG 12 50%; 19 years or older
19 years of age or out of secondary school for at least 12 months and 18 years of age, or completed Grade 12; all students entering any Fundamental Level English or Basic Literacy course for the first time are required to complete an individual admission interview. 19 years of age, or 18 years of age and have been out of the public school system for at least 12 months, or have a school leaving certificate; must complete an intake interview and reading assessment; for ASC completion of BSC B; for PACE and SAME additional requirements
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