Each of the campuses and smaller centres reflect this diversity through programming and connections to the local communities.
The Revelstoke Centre at Okanagan College offers Adult Academic and Career Preparation programs, along with professional development and leisure courses through Continuing Studies.
The city of Revelstoke came to life in the 1880s as a thriving whistle stop on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Since then this heritage town has established itself as a mecca for adventure recreation with its fresh air and friendly faces. Summers are beautiful, and the Canadian winters are epic with big mountain skiing, snowboarding, Cat skiing, and heli-skiing. In 2013, Revelstoke hit the world stage as one of the stops on the Swatch Freeride World Tour. Expect to kick back, relax, and get focused on the big stuff – including education.
Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus offers a variety of programs and courses, including university transfer courses, certificate programs, trades training and professional development and leisure courses through Continuing Studies.
The community of Salmon Arm is rich with the flavours and textures of a thriving creative community. Firmly rooted to the land, thanks to the ongoing presence of the 13-member bands that make up the Secwepemc First Nations, the Salmon Arm area has become known for its active agricultural community (Grindrod Garlic Festival, Fungi Festival), its dedication to music through well-established events like the Roots and Blues Festival, as well as being a place for summertime water sports and house boating on Shuswap Lake’s 1,000-km of shoreline. From touring art galleries in the daytime, to taking in theatre performances in the evening, there’s always something to learn in Salmon Arm.
Okanagan College’s Vernon campus offers a variety of programs and courses, including university transfer courses, degree programs, trades training and professional development through Continuing Studies.
The city of Vernon is the commercial hub of the North Okanagan. Surrounded by suede-like grasslands, and scenic lakes, including the iridescent Kalamalka, the community offers year-round recreation opportunities with an economy fuelled by entrepreneurship, with big Western Canadian companies getting their start here – like Kal Tire and Okanagan Springs. It’s also home to a vibrant creative community, including Kalamalka Press, which has been nurturing Canadian authors since its establishment in 1986. In 2010, MoneySense Magazine ranked Vernon as the third best city in B.C. for both affordability and lifestyle.
The Kelowna campus is the largest campus in Okanagan College, offering full four-year degree programs, trades and apprenticeship training, as well as certificates, and university transfer programs.
Kelowna is the third largest city in B.C. outside the Lower Mainland. Only a four-hour drive away from Vancouver, Kelowna and the surrounding area is the economic driver and health care centre of the Okanagan. Recognized worldwide for the fruit from its lush orchards, today the city is a major player in the fields of technology and business, with companies like Club Penguin and YourTechOnline getting their start here. But it’s not all work and no play. An abundance of golf courses, wineries, and winter sports makes Kelowna a perfect place to lead a balanced lifestyle.
At the Penticton campus, students can take a variety of programs and courses, including university transfer courses, certificate programs, trades training and professional development through Continuing Studies.
The Oliver Learning Centre offers a wide variety of programs ranging from vocational to professional development and general interest.
The town of Oliver is located in the heart of B.C.’s wine industry. More than a dozen award-winning wineries are here, stretching from Okanagan Falls to the north, down to Osoyoos located on the U.S. border. The region is also home to the one of the most entrepreneurial First Nations bands in the country, and Canada’s only desert, providing the area with an informed population when it comes to environmental concerns.