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We know the pandemic has impacted students’ travel and career opportunities in many ways, and with that in mind, we are here to help. Continuing Studies will be offering most of its certificate programs, corporate training services and general interest courses online and via distance education this year. Explore upcoming online offerings below.
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Continuing Studies offers hundreds of courses at six convenient locations throughout the region. From first aid to photography, project management to food and wine pairing -- you're sure to find something to advance your career, enhance your life, or improve your business.
Continuing Studies ClassFinder
If you are admitted into a certificate program and need to register for courses, use ClassFinder to find the CRN's for registration.
Tuition Fees, Deposits, Refunds and Recognition of Prior Learning
The Continuing Studies Department and Okanagan College reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course due to low enrolment, unavailability of instructors, facilities or other unforeseen circumstances. If it is necessary to cancel a course, Okanagan College will provide students with at least 48 hours' notice whenever possible.
All refunds are issued by cheque to the registered student unless there is a Sponsorship Agreement in place. Refunds do not include the cost of books or other supplies. Refunds may take up to six weeks to process.
If the student has not received the materials when they are approved for the refund, then the cost of the materials should be refunded.
Refund policy exceptions are made on compassionate grounds or special circumstances. In such cases a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical, court subpoena) must be submitted to the Associate Director for approval. Letters of tuition credit may be considered in some circumstances.
Refund Appeals: Students must submit a completed Refund Appeal Form to the CSCD Director. A decision will be rendered in writing within 30 days, and all decisions are final.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a seat in the program. Exception: A $600 non-refundable deposit is required for the Esthetics and Nail Technology certificate program.
For all certificate programs: To be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition paid (less the $200 non-refundable deposit) the Request to Withdraw must be received no later than 10 working days prior to start date of program.
Refunds are not provided after above notification periods.
Exceptions are made on compassionate grounds. In such cases a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical), must be submitted prior to the end of the course or workshop.
Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for requests received after the end of a certificate program, course or workshop.
Refund requests must be made at least two business days (48 hours) prior to the course start date. No refunds are issued for requests received with less than two business days' (48 hours) notice. Students may withdraw by phone, fax, email, mail or in person.
Special refund policies apply to courses where indicated. Check the policy when registering.
Non-Certificate courses with tuition fees of $500 or more will have a five business day refund policy unless an exception is made by the Director.
Parents may request to withdraw their child from a camp by advising Camp OC by phone, email or in person.
A full refund (less a $25 administration fee (per camp, per child)) will be issued if the request to withdraw is made at least five business days before the camp start date. Please note statutory holidays are not considered a business day.
Requests made less than five business days before the camp start date will be refunded at a total of 50%, less a $25 administration fee (per camp, per child).
No refund is provided after the camp start date unless there are extenuating circumstances. In such cases a written request for refund or a credit toward another camp, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical note, etc.) must be submitted to the Associate Director for approval.
Refunds will be paid by cheque and will be mailed to the parent.
A $25 administration fee (per camp, per child) applies to all Camp OC cancellations, at any point in time.
- Any camp cancellations or changes due to advice or restrictions provided by the Provincial Government will be refunded 100%.
- If your child is experiencing any symptoms of COVID–19, the camper cannot attend camp, and a full refund (instead of 50%) will be issued, $25 administrative fee still applies.
Have you already obtained knowledge, skills and competencies that match some of the learning outcomes in one of our certificate programs? You may be eligible to receive credit towards a certificate. Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning and the associated programs.