Health and Social Development

Choose a rewarding career in the health care industry providing excellence in patient and client care. Learn from industry-expert professors in a dynamic small classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention and create lasting relationships with your classmates.

Okanagan College’s health and social development programs provide you with the theoretical, technical and practical training needed for a successful career.

Meet Tamra

Viewbook TamraWhat did you love about your program?
I loved creating lasting friendships with my classmates and really making a difference in the quality of life for seniors. The practical experience in the clinical world and seeing people that you’ve helped gives you such a rewarding and accomplished feeling.

What’s next for you?
Working as a care aid in the Vernon community trying to improve people’s health and well-being. Eventually I’d like to work for Interior Health and once my children are in school I’d like to explore the idea of bridging to a Registered or Licensed Practical Nursing program and continuing my career in the health industry.

What was your favourite moment while studying here?
I’d say some of my favourite moments were the small ones – going to the beach or Kalamalka Lake pier with my classmates on our breaks, enjoying the student events on campus and just the overall community we created.

How was your practicum experience?
The practical experience was a little nerve-racking at first. However, the teachers were very supportive, understanding and caring towards our anxieties, fears and doubts going into the practicum. They helped us through any struggles we had and it was amazing to get hands-on experience in the real world while having their support.