Start College in January


There’s no time like 2019. Get a head-start on your studies and new career with one of Okanagan College’s many programs. Our small classes set you up for success. Did you know more than 89% of OC student graduates are employed, according to the provincial government’s B.C. Student Outcomes survey.

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Why Salmon Arm
Start in January Salmon Arm

Stepping onto the Salmon Arm campus is stepping into a new community and extended family – a place where you will soon feel at home. Learn from supportive instructors and peers, bringing a personal feel to higher education. Nestled in the beautiful Shuswap-Revelstoke region in the Interior of B.C., Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus community benefits from stunning mountain vistas and attractions for outdoor enthusiasts seeking four-season adventures.




Programs still accepting applications
Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)

Science
Associate of Science Degree
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Studies Certificate

Trades
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship (Feb)

Certificates 
Bookkeeping Certificate
Advanced GIS Certificate
Education Assistant Certificate (waitlisted)
Landscape Horticulture Certificate


Why VernonStart in January Vernon

Okanagan College’s Vernon campus embodies the community’s entrepreneurial attitude, with programs leveraging small businesses and national organizations headquartered in the region. The close-knit learning environment fosters meaningful connections with instructors on campus, situated minutes from downtown Vernon with a stunning view of Kalamalka Lake and unique features such as Kalamalka Press and community gardens. Silver Star Mountain will keep outdoor recreation enthusiasts busy all four seasons.





Programs still accepting applications
Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Communication, Culture and Journalism Studies Diploma
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma
Environmental Studies Diploma
International Development Diploma
Writing and Publishing Diploma
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Studies Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing
Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M-License (Feb)
Carpenter Foundation (Residential Construction) (Feb)
Welding Foundation (Feb)
Health
Health Care Assistant Certificate (Feb)
Certificates
Basic Accounting Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate
Building Service Worker Certificate (Feb)
Dental Office Administration Assistant Certificate
Interior Decorating Certificate


Why Kelowna
Start in January Kelowna

Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus is located in the heart of Kelowna, the largest city in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. Campus athletics and recreational facilities are supplemented by world-class amenities in the communities, including water sports on Okanagan Lake, four-season activities at Big White Ski Resort, high-energy hub for arts, and stunning vineyards and orchards. It provides students with a welcoming, culturally diverse and cutting-edge place to learn, including of the most sustainable trades training facilities in North America and connections to the thriving tech sector.




Programs still accepting applications

Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Advanced Certificate in Communication
Communication, Culture and Journalism Studies Diploma
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma
Environmental Studies Diploma
International Development Diploma
Writing and Publishing Diploma
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Studies Certificate
Legal Administrative Assistant (Corporate Conveyancing)
Office Assistant Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing
Food, Wine & Tourism
Culinary Arts Certificate (Jan and Feb)
Culinary Management Diploma
Pastry Arts Certificate
Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'S' (Feb)
Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Feb)
Carpenter and Joiner Foundation (Feb)
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship
Heavy Mechanical Foundation (Feb)
Plumbing and Piping Trades Certificate (Feb)
Welding Foundation
Health
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma
Certificates
Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate
Basic Accounting Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate
Education Assistant Certificate
Interior Decorating Certificate
Landscape Horticulture Certificate


Why PentictonStart in January Penticton


Okanagan College’s Penticton campus offers students educational opportunities in the picture-perfect South Okanagan-Similkameen region, home to vibrant communities with thriving custom manufacturing and tech sectors. The Penticton campus is home to the Jim Pattison Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation, recognized as the greenest post-secondary building in Canada in 2016 by Corporate Knights magazine. The small class sizes, world-class faculty and friendly staff offer students extensive support in achieving their educational goals.



Programs still accepting applications

Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma
Environmental Studies Diploma
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading)
Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Diploma
Business Administration Certificate
Business Studies Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing
Food, Wine & Tourism
Viticulture Certificate
Winery Assistant Certificate
Trades
Carpenter Foundation (Residential Construction) (Mar)
Plumbing and Piping Trades Certificate (Feb)
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Certificate (Feb)
Health
Health Care Assistant (Feb)
Practical Nursing Diploma
Certificates
Basic Accounting Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate
Education Assistant Certificate


Or study from home by Distance Education

Explore by Program
All programs start in January unless otherwise noted. Campus abbreviations are:K = Kelowna P = Penticton S = Salmon Arm V = Vernon D = Distance
Start in January Arts

Arts
Associate of Arts Degree (K, P, S, V, D)
Advanced Certificate in Communication (K)
Communication, Culture and Journalism Studies Diploma (K, V)
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma (K,P, V)
Environmental Studies Diploma (K, P, V)
International Development Diploma (K, V)
Writing and Publishing Diploma (K, V)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)


Start in January Science


Science
Associate of Science (K, P, S, V, D)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

Start in January Business


Business
Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate (D)
Administrative Assistant Certificate (D)
Bachelor of Business Administration (K, P, S, V, D)
Business Administration Certificate (K, P, S, V, D)

Business Administration Diploma (K, P, S, V, D)
Business Studies Certificate (K, P, S, V, D)
Legal Administrative Assistant (Corporate Conveyancing) Certificate (K)
Office Assistant Certificate (K, D)
Office Management Certificate (K, P, V, D)
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting (K, P, V, D)
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing (K, P, V, D)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

Start in January FWT

Food, Wine and Tourism
Culinary Arts Certificate (K - Jan and Feb)
Culinary Management Diploma (K)
Pastry Arts Certificate (K)

Viticulture Certificate (P)
Winery Assistant Certificate (P - Jan)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

Start in January Trades


Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M-License (V - Feb)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'S' (K - Feb)
Automotive Service Technician Foundation (K - Feb)
Carpenter and Joiner Foundation (K - Feb)
Carpenter Foundation (Residential Construction) (P - Mar, V - Feb)
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship (K - Mar, S - Feb)
Heavy Mechanical Foundation (K - Feb)
Plumping and Piping Trades Certificate (K - Feb, P - Feb)
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Certificate (P - Feb)
Welding Foundation (K - Jan and Feb, V - Feb)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

Start in January Health


Health
Health Care Assistant Certificate (K - Jan, P - Feb, V - Feb)
Pharmacy Technician Certificate (K)
Practical Nursing Diploma (K, P)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

Start in January Certificates

Certificates
Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate (K)
Basic Accounting Certificate (K - Feb, P - Jan, V - Jan)
Bookkeeping Certificate (K - Feb, P - Jan, S - Jan, V - Jan, D - Jan and Mar)
Building Service Worker Certificate (V - Feb)
Advanced GIS Certificate (S)
Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate (V)
Education Assistant Certificate (K, P, S)
Interior Decorating Certificate (K, V)
Landscape Horticulture Certificate (K, S)
Perianesthesia Nursing Certificate (D)
Project Management Certificate (D - Mar)
Adult Basic Education (Upgrading) (K, P, S, V, D)

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