Adult Special Education
Learning, Working, Living.
Do you have a disability or a special learning need? Okanagan College offers courses and programs that will help you improve your academic, employment, and independent living skills in a respectful and supportive learning environment. Personal growth and social development underlie all aspects of our Adult Special Education programs.
ASE ProgramsStudents in Adult Special Education programs at Okanagan College are supported to reach for their best. It is the goal of the ASE Department to provide our students with the best possible opportunity to reach their full potential in society.
Adult Special Education at Okanagan College provides five Certificate Programs for students who wish to work on academic skills, independent living skills, and employment preparation skills.
Admission RequirementsTo be an ASE student all students must be at least 19 years old or have a school leaving certificate.
Students who left school before graduation must be at least 18 and have been out of the public school system for at least 12 months.
A student who doesn’t meet the age requirements must be recommended for admission by a secondary school principal or counsellor and be interviewed by the ASE instructor. The recommendation and interview information will be referred to the ASE underage committee. Students will be admitted if recommended by the committee and space is available.
For underage students, the chance to stay and study at Okanagan College depends on the achievement of specific educational and behavioral standards as outlined in an individual performance contract.
All students must,
Evidence of the above requirements must include at least two of the following (students must provide documentation at their own effort and expense).
Students who don’t have all the appropriate documentation may be admitted conditionally on the recommendation of the instructor with the approval of the department chair. In cases of conditional admission, the chance to stay and study at OC depends on the achievement of specific educational and behavioural standards as outlined in an individual performance contract.
The Writing Your Life wiki contains the work of Okanagan College Adult Special Education students enrolled in the creative writing course called “Writing Your Life.” We invite you to visit our course wiki to enjoy the stories, poems, songs, prayers and letters created by Okanagan College ASE program students.