Computer Science

Why study Computer Science? Why Okanagan College?

Experience the OC Advantage. Train in one of Canada’s growing technology hotspots, and then put your skills to work anywhere in the world.
  • Bursting with startups and innovative leading firms, the Okanagan is home to a billion-dollar tech sector that employs more than 7,600 people. 
  • B.C.’s $26 billion tech sector boast 9,500 companies, employs more than 100,000 people (with another 50,000-plus tech-related jobs in other industries such as mining, forestry and energy) and wages are 75% higher (about $1,600 per week) than the province’s industrial average according to a recent report
  • It is projected that Canada will need more than 182,000 skilled workers in the tech sector by 2022, with need for more than 25,000 in B.C. alone.

Where can you complete the CIS diploma or BCIS degree?

Students complete the majority of CIS diploma and BCIS degree courses at the Kelowna campus, however a number of courses are available at other campuses. Consult the CIS program page and BCIS program page for more information.