The Salmon Arm campus is a home away from home.

Salmon Arm campus

Opportunity meets community at the Salmon Arm campus with a full range of academic and vocational programs. Small class sizes coupled with high quality instruction and personalized support is our big idea.

2021 Open House

It’s never been easier to explore OC!

Join us for a face-to-face Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Drop in between 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at our campus.

By attending the Open House, you are eligible to enter a draw for a $500 tuition credit donated by the Salmon Arm Scholarship Fund. In addition, we will waive your application fee.

Learn more

Salmon Arm Campus Open House 2021

Programs and courses

Programs

You can complete several programs in Salmon Arm, and begin your studies on several credentials at the campus as well.  Keep an eye out for programs that are offered on a rotating basis at the campus.

Courses

Arts, Business and Science programs allow you to select the individual courses you want to take. Use our Classfinder system to find out what's coming up at your campus in subjects in which you are interested.

Housing

There are options available in the community for students looking to relocate for their studies.

Services for students

Academic success for all

The Salmon Arm campus offers a variety of services designed to support learners and their diverse needs.

Education Advising

Advisors help you plan your studies, including course selections, program requirements, transfer information and much more. If you would like to book an appointment in advance, contact Shannon Kiehlbauch at 250-832-2126 ext. 8211 or skiehlbauch@okanagan.bc.ca or Stacey Larsen at 250-832-2126 ext. 8202 or slarsen@okanagan.bc.ca

Aboriginal Services

As part of the College’s commitment to enhancing the participation of Aboriginal learners, Aboriginal support services are available at each campus. Get started by stopping by Room 184 in the Gathering Place, located just beyond the Student Lounge area of the Cafeteria Building. For inquires or to book an appointment, contact Diyame Derrick Caterer at 250-832-2126 ext. 8275 or dderrickcaterer@okanagan.bc.ca

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities at the College. Get started by connecting with Shannon Kiehlbauch at 250-832-2126 ext. 8211 or skiehlbauch@okanagan.bc.ca.

Library

The Library is home to a large collection of print and digital materials, in addition to computers, study rooms and more.

Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers free individual tutoring in math, science, English, writing and study skills. Both drop-in services and online support are provided. For English and writing, students can also make appointments using LibCal. Workshops and help from peer mentors are available.

The Centre is located in Room 137A, accessed either through the Library or the hallway.

For more information go to: https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/success-centres

Note: Success Centre services are available from September through April. 

English as a Second Language and Settlement Assistance Program

English language training and settlement assistance is free for eligible newcomers to Canada. It offers instructor led small group English language practice and one to one meetings with ESL community volunteer tutors. The program is designed to help improve English language skills, make new friends, prepare for the Canadian citizenship exam and connect with community services. Visit the ESLSAP webpage to learn more.

Financial Aid and Awards

There are resources available to help you with the cost of education. The Financial Aid and Awards office can help you identify what options are available to you, such as:

  • Student loans: this is funding the student is required to repay.
  • Awards: Awards are funding types that the student does not have to repay. These include scholarships, bursaries and grants.
  • Other funding: Other funding may be available for emergencies, upgrading and former youth in care.

The Financial Aids and Awards office is located in  Salmon Arm's main building. Contact Olia Bullen at 250-862-2126, ext. 8237.  Call to make an appointment or stop by her office in Room 119.

To email the office, make sure to include your full name and OC Student ID #:

Service is available at the Salmon Arm campus during office hours:

  • September to June:  Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Friday from 8 to 11 a.m.
  • July to August: TBD

Helping Aboriginal learners

The Salmon Arm campus is located on the unceded territory of the Secwepemc.

As part of the College’s commitment to enhancing the participation of Indigenous learners, Aboriginal Services provide culturally relevant support to students including visiting Elders, cultural and academic workshops, Aboriginal Peer Mentors, Aboriginal awards/scholarships and bursaries, assistance with band funding applications, personalized supports and computer access. The Aboriginal Services team also organizes regular cultural activities, events and potlucks to connect students and community.

Get started by stopping by Room 184 in the Gathering Place, located just beyond the Student Lounge area of the Cafeteria Building. 

Health and wellness

Resources are available to support your physical, mental and emotional health and wellness.

Counselling services

Personal, emotional and academic problems can be a normal part of student life. OC Counselling Services provides professionally trained counsellors and other resources to help students cope with problem areas. Get started by stopping by Room 121, Monday through Thursday. Book an appointment by calling 250-862-2126, ext. 8221.

Community resources are also available to support you:

Sexual Violence Support

Okanagan College is committed to fostering supportive campuses which promote assistance, intervention and consent. If you have been affected by sexual violence or know someone who needs assistance, we are here to help with support, information and resources.

Move your body

Making time for physical activity on a regular basis has a number of physical and mental health benefits. Check in at the front office for discounts at:

Salmon Arm and the Shuswap  communities offer an outstanding array of outdoor activities and amenities. Check out the Shuswap Trail Alliance and Larch Hills Nordic for more information.

Take a break

The Okanagan College Students' Union offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, helping you unwind, relax and meet new friends. Get started by dropping by their office in Room 183, call 250-832-2126, ext. 8826 or email Lindsy Loftus at loftus@okanagan.bc.ca

Making the most of your college experience

Activities are vital components of successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experiences. Meet new people, have fun and make connections.

Get involved

There are a series of events planned for you take part in each year, including: trivia night, bowling, rock climbing, paint and sip, dances and more. 

Check out what Campus Life, Aboriginal Services and the OCSU has planned on campus and in the community in the Events Calendar below. 

Work experience and opportunities

Apply your learning and gain valuable experience.

  • Co-op programs in which students can complete a paid 12-16 week work-term to gain experience in a chosen field.
  • Access to resources to get new information on funding, job hunting, resume building, and other useful links.
  • Support in discovering open positions and submitting applications.

Helpful Links

  • Co-op Education is paid work in the field the student is studying. Students alternate academic terms with relevant work experience. Connect with the Co-op Office about the requirements and applications.
  • Employers can hire OC grads by posting jobs on the College job board.
  • On-campus student positions: check out Okanagan College's student job board for opportunities available at the College. 
  • The College hosts several career fairs to showcase employment opportunities to students and grads, as well as people considering what programs to take. Check out the Event Calendar for a full listing.

Connect with a Salmon Arm/Revelstoke Coordinator

Call Erin Pedro (she/her/hers) at 250-863-1183 (text friendly) or book an appointment: https://okanagan.libcal.com/appointments/erinpedro

News

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