Costs for an apprenticeship will vary depending on the trade or program. All apprentices will be responsible for the cost of tuition for technical training, textbooks, personal safety equipment, parking fees, and sundry items like notepaper, pens, etc. Remember your tuition is a tax deduction.
Registered apprentices who are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) may be eligible to receive EI benefits during their attendance in technical training. See our section on Financial Aid for more information.
Some students will also incur transportation and/or temporary accommodation costs if they have to travel to attend training. Some assistance with travel and accommodation costs may be provided through the Employment Insurance Program. Okanagan College has compiled a list of available student accommodations.
You will be expected by most employers to own your own set of hand tools. The variety and number will vary with each trade. Most apprentices find it easier to build on a basic set as they progress through their apprenticeship.
OC requires all students to pay tuition fees, in full, 60 days prior to the start of their program.
*The Recreation Vehicle Service Technician has changed to a 3 year apprenticeship program. The theory portion of the programs will be delivered using interactive, live time, Internet-based curriculum during evening classes prior to the in-school training.
The new program will include 120 hours of Distance Delivery which will be delivered 2 evenings per week during the months of October, November and part of December.
Method of Payment
As of August 10, 2012, Okanagan College will no longer accept credit cards for domestic tuition and several other fees and services. You will still be able to pay through on-line banking, debit or cash in person or by cheque or money order. For more information visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/creditcardchanges.
If your employer is sponsoring your training costs, please have your employer contact 1-800-621-3038.
Please refer to our Financial Aid page for information. You may be eligible for employment insurance while you take the classroom component of your training.
Visit our calendar at: http://webapps-1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/calendar/calendar.aspx?page=Fees