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Thinking about College this fall? We're here to help. 


Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020, following the direction of the province and the Provincial Health Officer as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most students can expect programs to be delivered in either a fully online or a hybrid (a combination of online and face-to-face) format this fall. The exact mix is still being determined and this page will be updated by July 6, when registration for Okanagan College’s fall courses begin.

On-campus instruction will be a priority for those courses where learning outcomes are dependent on experiential, hands-on learning, such as healthcare labs, trades shops, and science and engineering technology labs. Where possible, labs and shops and some lecture classes will be offered in a face-to-face format, respecting WorkSafeBC, Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned.

Find the latest updates about our delivery of classes and services during COVID-19 here.

Why OC? 7 Reasons to Start Here this Fall


While life, school and career opportunities may feel more uncertain than ever, Okanagan College is here to help you get the answers you need to start, continue or re-ignite your education. Here are 7 reasons to start at OC this fall.

Our small classes set you up for success. Whether you're learning online or face-to-face, classes remain small so that you can connect with your peers, get to know your instructors and have more opportunity to participate in class.
Don't ask us - ask our students. In a survey of our students, 93% agree that attending Okanagan College has been a good experience. A provincial survey of our business degree graduates reported 100% satisfaction.
Explore programs in University Studies in Arts, Business, Science. We are B.C.’s second-largest trades training institution offering a range of Foundation and Apprenticeship training from Automotive to Welding and everything in between. Power up a career in the technologies or step onto the frontline of Health and Social Development, from nursing to early childhood education. Check out our Continuing Studies Certificate and general interest courses for everything from quick professional development to a new career in less than a year. Need to upgrade first? We’ve got you covered.
Each year, Okanagan College provides more than $1 million in awards and bursaries to students. Visit Financial Aid and Awards for more information about how we can help you with everything from student loan applications, questions about the CESB and other provincial and federal emergency supports in place for students as a result of COVID-19.
With employment and travel impacted by COVID-19, now is a great time get a head start on your degree. We offer Arts, Science and Business courses that can directly to university. Save money on tuition compared to many Canadian universities, with courses that are fully transferable so you can start here, complete your credential at Okanagan College, or take your education anywhere.
Our experienced, industry-proven instructors are focused on providing you with the highest quality educational experience whether its online, by distance education or face-to-face. And regardless of whether or not our physical offices are open, our staff are here to provide all the student services you expect and need to succeed – from Financial Aid and Awards to Counselling Services to Athletics, Recreation and Student Life to Library Services and Learning Centres, tutors and more.
New to online learning? We’ve got you covered. The College has put together an Online Resource Centre especially for students. It includes information on where you can access equipment and online learning platforms like Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate.

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We are committed to ensuring the application and admission process remain as smooth as possible during COVID-19.

For frequently asked questions about how Okanagan College is addressing COVID-19, click here.

For more on the admission process and other things related to becoming an OC student during COVID-19, click here.

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Physically distant, but with a personal touch.

Join one of our upcoming virtual info sessions to learn all about Okanagan College, flexible learning options, how to finance your education, career opportunities and more.

For more info and to register, click here.
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Why Salmon Arm Campus
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.

Why Revelstoke Centre

Revelstoke centre provides a learning environment for adults of all ages, in programs that are relevant to the community’s needs. 


Programs accepting applications
All programs below are offered at the Salmon Arm campus unless otherwise noted. Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter
Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Environmental Studies Diploma
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Business 
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Studies Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Tourism Management Diploma (Revelstoke)

Health & Social Development
Human Service Work Diploma
Trades
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

Certificates
Basic Accounting Certificate

Upgrading
Adult Basic Education


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 accepting applications

Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Communication, Culture and Journalism Studies Diploma
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma
Environmental Studies Diploma
Writing and Publishing Diploma
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Computer Information Systems Diploma

Business
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Studies Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Technician Diploma
Plumping and Piping Trades Certificate 

Health & Social Development
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma

Upgrading
Adult Basic Education
Certificates
Basic Accounting Certificate 
Education Assistant Certificate
Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
Landscape Horticulture Certificate
Nursing Unit Assistant 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 accepting applications

Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

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
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree
Computer Information Systems Diploma
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics

Business
Administrative Assistant Certificate
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 Human Resources Management
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics
Food, Wine & Tourism
Culinary Arts Certificate
Culinary Management Diploma
Pastry Arts Certificate


English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language

Upgrading
Adult Basic Education
Trades
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'S'
Automotive Service Technician Foundation
Automotive Service Technology Diploma
Carpenter and Joiner Foundation
Culinary Arts Certificate
Culinary Management Diploma
Collision Repair and Refinishing Diploma
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship
Heavy Mechanical Foundation
Metal Fabricator
Pastry Arts Certificate
Plumping and Piping Trades Certificate
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
Studio Woodworking Certificate
Trades Technology Teacher Education
Welding Foundation
Welding Level A
Welder Level B

Health
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate
Early Childhood Education Diploma
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Human Service Work Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma
Therapist Assistant Diploma
Certificates
AutoCAD Skills Certificate
Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate
Autism Spectrum Certificate
Basic Accounting Certificate
Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate
Education Assistant Certificate
Floral Design Certificate
Interior Decorating Certificate
Landscape Horticulture Certificate
Medical Device Reprocessing Certificate
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate

Technologies
Animation Diploma
Civil Engineering Technology Diploma
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma
Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
Network and Telecommunications Technology Diploma
Diploma

Trades Technology Teacher Education
Water Engineering Technology Diploma


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 accepting applications

Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Criminal and Social Justice Diploma
Environmental Studies Diploma 
Science
Associate of Science Degree
Human Kinetics Diploma
Business
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Diploma
Business Administration Certificate
Business Studies Certificate
Office Management Certificate
Food, Wine & Tourism
Winery Assistant Certificate
Wine Sales Certificate

Trades
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship 
Plumping and Piping Trades Certificate
Health
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Human Kinetics Diploma
Practical Nursing Diploma
Certificates
Basic Accounting Certificate
Education Assistant Certificate
Medical Office Assistant Certificate
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate
Wine Sales Certificate
Winery Assistant Certificate

Technologies
Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma
Sustainable Studies Post-Diploma Certificate

Upgrading
Adult Basic Education

Or study from home by Distance Education

Explore by Program
Campus abbreviations are: K = Kelowna P = Penticton S = Salmon Arm V = Vernon R = Revelstoke 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, S)
International Development Diploma (K)
Writing and Publishing Diploma (K, V)


Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter


Start in January Science


Science
Associate of Science (K, P, S, V, D)
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree (K)
Computer Information Systems Diploma (K, V)
Human Kinetics Diploma (P
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing & Data Analytics (K)



Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

Start in January FWT

Food, Wine and Tourism
Culinary Arts Certificate (K)
Culinary Management Diploma (K)
Pastry Arts Certificate (K)
Tourism Management Diploma (R)
Winery Assistant Certificate (P)
Wine Sales Certificate (P)


Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

Start in January Health


Health
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (K)
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate (K)
Early Childhood Education Diploma (K)
Health Care Assistant Certificate (K, P, V)
Human Kinetics Diploma (P)
Human Service Work Diploma (K, S)
Pharmacy Technician Certificate (K)
Practical Nursing Diploma (K, P, V)
Therapist Assistant Diploma (K)


Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

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Technologies
Animation Diploma (K)
Civil Engineering Technology Diploma (K)
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma (K)
Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma (K)
Network and Telecommunications Technology Diploma (K)
Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma (P)
Sustainable Studies Post-Diploma (D)
Trades Technology Teacher Education (K, D)
Water Engineering Technology Diploma (K)



Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter

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Due to COVID-19, Okanagan College will be delivering a mix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Further details will be provided by July 6 when registration opens. If you have any questions before then, please contact a recruiter