Department of Human Service Work

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Experienced instructors in the Department of Human Service Work help students develop the professional ethics and values, critical thinking skills and the essential interpersonal support skills to work in the social service, mental health and developmental disabilities fields. 

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Building and maintaining healthy relationships and learning how to effectively communicate are central components of the Diploma in Human Service Work at Okanagan College. 


Helen French

Human Service Work
Office: C311
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 2346

Sylvie Zebroff

Human Service Work
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4122

Karmen Krahn

Human Service Work
Office: Salmon Arm Building 103
Campus: Salmon Arm
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 2241


Courses in Human Service Work prepare students to work with vulnerable populations, using a person-centred approach.


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