How Graduation Works for Trades

The Graduation Office in the Office of the Registrar is responsible for graduating students from all Foundational Trades Certificate programs. For apprenticeship questions, please click here for contact information.

Graduation Audit

Once your program is complete, the Graduating Student Assistant (GSA) will review your student record to ensure you have met program requirements according to the calendar. This review takes place within 5 to 7 business days of the completion of your program. If your program requires submission to the ITA, the upload occurs monthly. Depending on when your program ends, your information will be sent within 30 days.

Education Council

All graduands must be sent through the Education Council for approval once the GSA has reviewed the student record before the certificates for graduating students can be distributed.

The Education Council (also known as EdCo) is an internal governance body of Okanagan College as required by the College and Institute Act. According to the Act, the Education Council is responsible for providing for the granting of all the credentials awarded by Okanagan College with the exception of those in Continuing Studies. To that end, Education Council reviews a list of graduands submitted to the Council for consideration.

Education Council occurs monthly, except during July and August. Trades programs that end in these months will receive their certificates after the September Education Council. For all other months, certificates are mailed out shortly after the Education Council meets. For a schedule of the Education Council meetings, please click here.

Please note, your certificate will not include official transcripts or copies of your transcripts. Students who owe outstanding fees will not receive a certificate.

Viewing Your Grades

Go to myOkanagan.bc.ca

  • Sign in using your nine-digit student identification number and the password you have set
  • Choose the Student tab and navigate to Online Services
  • Chose Student Records
  • View your transcript (transcript level: All/ Transcript type: unofficial)

 If you require an official transcript, please order one using the method below:

Ordering Transcripts

  • Go to myOkanagan.bc.ca
  • Sign in using your nine-digit student identification number and the password you have set
  • Choose the Student tab and navigate to Online Services
  • Within this channel you will find a link to Order Official Transcript
  • Once you have paid, your official transcript will be mailed out within three business days

If you are having problems logging into your account or your password has expired, you will need to contact IT Services to reset your
password. You can do so by clicking on the Help button on the myOkanagan login page.

Commencement

Every year, Okanagan College offers a commencement ceremony to Trades Foundation Certificate students. For details, and to apply to participate, click here.