A message from Dr. Andrew Hay, Interim Provost and Vice President Academic

Aug. 18, 2020: As Okanagan College prepares to welcome back thousands of students to a blend of online and hybrid courses for Fall 2020, it is also planning the Winter 2021 semester as students plan for their entire academic year.

OC has determined that Winter 2021 will look much like Fall 2020, with most of our courses provided in an online format. Those courses that require experiential hands-on learning in labs and shops will offer those elements in a face-to-face format, regulated by carefully developed safety requirements that follow provincial safety protocols. Theory components will be offered online. Whether the courses will be delivered online or require on campus attendance will be clearly identified in our online calendar and registration processes.

While there is uncertainty regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our society’s approach to gatherings, it is important that students know now what Okanagan College’s winter semester will look like to finalize planning for the courses they will take. This is especially true for students who choose OC and happen to live outside our region, whether they reside in other parts of the province, the country or outside of Canada.

OC’s Winter 2021 schedule is viewable now. Registration for those courses will begin on Sept. 1; students will be provided with information indicating when they can register.